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Initial post: Nov 16, 2011 9:05:37 AM PST
JB says:
I cannot seem to find out anywhere else, so I thought I would ask here. Its it possible to load photographs onto a Kindle Fire?

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 9:30:49 AM PST
Hello Jolly Bailey,

Yes you most certainly can download pictures to your Kindle Fire! You can connect your Kindle Fire to your PC or Mac computers via USB and side-load any images you wish! The supported image files should be in .JPEG, .GIF, .PNG, or .BMP format. All images should be downloaded into the 'Pictures' folder on your Kindle fire and will be viewable by accessing the 'Gallery' app located in your Kindle Fire's 'App' content library.

Here is a great link with information and instructions for downloading, streaming, and transferring files to Kindle Fire:

If you require further assistance or have any other questions, please feel free to contact Amazon Kindle Customer Support!

You can also give us a call at:

U.S. and Canada: 1-866-216-1072
Kindle Support: 1-866-321-8851
International: 1-206-266-2992

Best Regards,

Shannon A.
Amazon Kindle Customer Service

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2011 10:25:14 AM PST
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Posted on Nov 22, 2011 7:37:22 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 22, 2011 7:37:40 AM PST
Brenna says:
Can you make a photo the main image on the opening screen?

Posted on Nov 22, 2011 12:51:34 PM PST
TBLAIR says:
i would love easy step by step instructions on how to load pictures from my computer to my kindell. can anyone help?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 22, 2011 1:10:39 PM PST
Hi and i need a Micro USB to USB cord correct? If thats it, no problem. Will the pictures be displayed LARGE? some Picts from Picas a cloud downloaded into 2 inch by 2 inch size, way too small unless you clik on every which one.. other wise it seems great !

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011 4:07:57 AM PST
Dwight Epps says:
Where is the "Pictures" folder on the Kindle Fire?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011 4:13:56 AM PST
SeaLevel274 says:
When you have your Kindle connected to your computer via a USB cable, you can see all the folders on the device.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011 4:39:10 AM PST
eaglssong says:
Dwight Epps says:
Where is the "Pictures" folder on the Kindle Fire?
Dwight, it's called the gallery on the Fire. Has a picture of what looks like a mountain on it.

Just to clarify though, when transferring photos from your computer to your Fire, you won't see a pictures folder on the Kindle drive. You have to create one and drag it to the drive. Once I did that, it worked just great.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011 4:51:22 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 23, 2011 4:52:06 AM PST
Meya says:
When looking at the files ON the Fire, via the computers file management page (Windows Explorer), you do indeed see a folder called Pictures. That is where you put your image files.

You'll see "Kindle" with a drive letter, just like a thumb drive. There are folders already on the Fire that show "under" that main drive letter assigned to the Fire, and depending on what type of file you are putting on the Fire dictates which folder you those files in.

Posted on Nov 26, 2011 10:17:26 AM PST
Can you tell me easily step by step how to import pictures onto your Kindle Fire from the computer in an easy way?

Posted on Nov 27, 2011 9:33:21 AM PST
Mary Bence says:
So, photos can be downloaded form your PC to a Fire, but how about from your camera (via a cable) to your Fire? I'm thinking of getting one to take on trips instead of lugging the laptop? But, it sounds like maybe you can't download photos from a camera or card to the Fire?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2011 9:38:23 AM PST
Fuzzy says:
Read the thread, guidance is above your post.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2011 10:03:47 AM PST
Meya says:
Mary, you can't plug a camera into the Fire. You must put the files onto a computer first, then transfer them. You need the file management system of the computer (Windows Explorer or Finder on a Mac) to access and move the files.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2011 4:06:56 PM PST
Mary Bence says:
Thank you. I appreciate the quick response.

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 5:34:05 PM PST
what about editing photos or videos is that possible on Kindle Fire

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 6:03:38 PM PST
J Harp says:
Can move an email attachement(photo)to the Pictures folder on the Fire?

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 6:12:17 PM PST
Carbonbased says:
Prior to receiving my Fire, I put some photos into the 'pictures' section of my 5-Gig cloud storage. Since I've had the Fire, I've emailed some photos to the @kindle address. The pics in the cloud are not accessible from the Fire, and the emailed pics show up in Docs. I can view them individually, but Gallery has not detected any items so far. I don't see any on -screen way to direct pics to Gallery,

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 6:12:36 PM PST
Debbie says:
No to editing photos or videos on Kindle Fire

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 6:55:55 PM PST
Debbie says:
Leonora, To connect Kindle to your computer:
1 You need to use a micro USB cable to connect the fire to your computer.

2 Connect the large end of the cable to your computer and the other end of the USB cable to the micro-USB port on the small side of your Kindle near the power button.

3 Make sure the kindle is on, then swipe the yellow stripe on the kindle screen to unlock it. The kindle should display a message indicating that you can now transfer files to it.

4 When connected to your PC, your Kindle will appear on your computer in the same location as external USB drives usually appear. For Windows users, this is typically in the "Computer" or "My Computer" menu. You should see a drive there called "kindle"

5 using the mouse on the computer, Click the "KINDLE" drive . You will see several folders inside, one of which will be named "pictures". This is the folder you will copy the photos into.
Locate your photo files on the computer and copy them to this "pictures" folder of the kindle You can generally copy files by clicking and dragging the file to the folder.

6 if the kindle screen went dark, press the power button to wake it up. At the bottom of the screen you should see a selection displaying there to "disconnect". Press that choice before unplugging the kindle from the computer.

7. Your photos should now be in the "gallery" of the kindle for your viewing. The gallery has a picture of a mountain on it.

If you happen to post your photos to Google's online Picasa application, I highly recommend the "PicFolio for Picasa HD" app for the Fire. You can upload photos to picasa from your computer and then view your Picasa gallery on the Fire without even having to connect it to your computer. The app is quite nice. Picasa does have a limit to free storage for photos, so for lots of photos the direct copying of photos from computer to fire is better.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 11:14:29 PM PST
Joanna says:
Are we able to email pictures to our Kindle email and then view them in the Gallery? I did successfully receive the picture on my Kindle Fire, but I was unable to have it be more than a document to view, as opposed to it saving into the gallery.


In reply to an earlier post on Nov 28, 2011 11:48:00 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 28, 2011 11:49:08 PM PST
Carbonbased says:
Same here. Really seems like a .jpeg would get sent to gallery, or at least there would be an option for it. Since Amazon doesn't include a USB cable, why would they preload a program that requires one?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2011 2:12:38 PM PST
drea_woman says:
I would like to know the answer to this question. I've been successful loading pictures onto my Kindle Fire Device, but I would like to do more w/ them than just view them int he gallery. I want the opening screen to be a personal picture. How do you do that?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 13, 2011 5:24:47 AM PST
it's not working for me on windows 7

Posted on Dec 13, 2011 6:25:04 AM PST
Debbie says:
Jack, make sure your fire is on and not sleeping before connecting it. Swipe the gold bar across the screen so the shelves are showing. Then connect your Fire to the PC. your Fire should then show a picture showing it is connected. Then on your PC, navigate to where it shows all your hard drives. Kindle should be shown as one of the drives and you can click "kindle" on your PC to see the folders. See if that works for seeing the folders.
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