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Android: Transferring images from one device to another

For Android: Transferring images from one device to another is necessary if you just got a new device and want to transfer your SketchBook images over to it. Here’s how to do it:

1. Back up your data from the old Android device to a

1. Connect the old device to a computer. When the AutoPlay dialog appears, select Open device to view files.

Android: Transferring images : Connect the old device to a desktop computer. When the AutoPlay dialog appears, select Open device to view files.

2. Tap the Phone icon.

Tap the Phone icon.

3. Go to Autodesk > SketchBook3, select all the .tiff files, create a copy of them, then save them to a folder (name it SketchBookExpress) on your computer.

If your image files end in .tif, change them to .tiff to be seen when importing using Import legacy data.

Go to Autodesk > SketchBook3, select all the .tiff files, then save them to a folder on your computer.

2. Install SketchBook on the new Android device.

1. Connect your new Android device to a computer.

2. When the AutoPlay dialog appears, select Open device to view files.

3. Go to the Autodesk folder, then drag the SketchBookExpress folder (from your computer) onto the Autodesk folder. 

Go to the Autodesk folder, create a folder, and name it SketchBookExpress.

Here is a video demo of this process on a Mac; however, it is the same on Windows:

4. To load the images into the Gallery, launch SketchBook on the new Android device.

5. In the Gallery, pinch the screen to change the view to see all folders.

Switching to thumbnail mode in the mobile version of SketchBook

6. Tap Export in the mobile version of SketchBook  and choose Import legacy data from the list.

Only .tiff image files will be seen by Import legacy data.

Finding Import legacy dataChoose Import legacy data.

7. Tap Select All, then Import to load the images into the SketchBook Gallery.

Transferring images: tap Select AllImport images into the SketchBook 3.x Gallery

Imported images in SketchBook Mobile

NOTE  If you delete the app, your images should still be in the Autodesk folder.

 

Updated on October 13, 2017

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