How to move photos of your art from computer to iPhone

Taking great photos of your art is a necessity if you want to share them online. But with so many different methods, editing apps, and device types out there, it’s easy to get confused with the technicalities of sharing images.

Here are the fastest and easiest ways to transfer your art from your Mac or Windows PC to your iPhone, so that you can use them in the D Emptyspace galleries you curate.

How to transfer images from your computer to your iPhone wirelessly.

While it’s still possible to plug in a cable and download media from your computer to your iPhone, it’s probably not necessary if you are connected to the internet.

If you are using Adobe’s Creative Cloud products (like Lightroom and Photoshop) to edit your photographs, you can easily set up automatic syncing that shares your images across all your signed-in devices (particularly useful if you’re juggling between a desktop, laptop, and iPhone).

All methods, unless otherwise stated, can be used to transfer from a Windows computer or a Mac to an iPhone.

Lightroom CC (recommended method)

NOTE: You need to have Lightroom CC installed on both your devices. If you are using Lightroom classic, you will need to export your photos and transfer them using one of the methods below.

Step 1:

In the “Library” section, go to the “Identity Plate” and click it to open the “Activity Center.” Enable syncing by clicking “Start”. (make sure this option is active on both devices).

Step 2:

Open the “Collections” panel and choose which collections get synced.

Step 3:

On your iPhone, you can now open your synced collections on the Lightroom CC app. Just download them to your device to prepare for upload to D Emptyspace.

Photoshop CC (and other Creative Cloud users)

If you are using Adobe’s Creative Cloud, there is a shared folder you can use to transfer your images.

Step 1:

Export your images from Photoshop to JPEG format.

Step 2:

Locate the Creative Cloud folder on your computer (available both on Mac and Windows) and move the images you want to that folder.

Step 3:

Sign into Creative Cloud on Mobile to access your images and press the download button to save the images to your device. Click here for a more detailed explanation.

Step 4:

On your iPhone, you can now upload your saved photos to D Emptyspace from your gallery.

AirDrop (only for iPhone and Mac users)

This method will only work if you are using a Mac computer. AirDrop is only available on Apple devices.

Step 1:

Save your photos from the image editing software of your choice to JPEG file format.

Step 2:

Locate and select your image, right click, select share, then select AirDrop.

Step 3:

On your iPhone, navigate to the iDrop app to see your images. Photos should be automatically added to your photos app.

Step 4:

You can now upload your photos to D Emptyspace.

Google Drive

NOTE: If you prefer Dropbox or Microsoft OneDrive the process is essentially the same as for Google Drive, just using different apps.

Step 1:

Install and sign into Google Drive on both your computer (or laptop) and your iPhone.

Step 2:

From your computer, drag and drop your photographs into Google Drive.

Step 3:

From your iPhone, open the Google Drive app and select the photos you want (select multiples by long pressing) and press the download button (looks like a downwards arrow).

Step 4:

When you add a photo in the D Emptyspace app, your downloaded photos should appear in your “Recently added” folder.

How to curate your gallery online

Customize your gallery on D Emptyspace

Once you’ve moved your photos from your computer to your phone, you’re ready to start using them in D Emptyspace galleries. If you need tips on how to curate amazing galleries, some of the articles and interviews linked below may come in handy:

Need some help getting started with D Emptyspace or just wondering at this point “What the heck in D Emptyspace, anyway?” Here’s our Quickstart Guide.

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Feature Updates: How to Share Your Galleries

Photo by Ruben Ramirez

Our previous updates focused on sharing galleries for everyone. This time around, we’ve focused more on you. With a new spin on the UI, more personal customization, and easier share options, V1.8 of D Emptyspace gives you even more ways to share your galleries online.

Share your gallery via the new floating button

In your personal gallery, we’ve adjusted the design to include a floating share button. The quick share button lets you share via any method you choose including popular social applications like Whatsapp, Facebook, and Instagram.

You have plenty of share options to choose from

How to Share:

  1. Go to your profile
  2. Click on one of your galleries to open it
  3. Tap the floating share button (it looks like an envelope)
  4. Pick where you want to share and follow the prompts

Now it’s easier than ever to share your galleries on Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram (Feed and Stories), or by sending a link. Your friends can view your galleries in a web browser, even if they don’t have the D Emptyspace app! (And remember sharing your galleries is the absolute best way to get feedback on your work, or to promote it!)

How to share your galleries on Instagram

We know how important it is to share your galleries on Instagram. That’s why we’ve made it even easier. By using the full-screen button you can now take high res screenshots of your entire gallery.

The full screen button is located on the top right hand corner of the screen

How to share via Instagram:

  1. Tap the full-screen button
  2. Take a screenshot of your gallery
  3. Crop out the black bars
  4. Use the Panorama Crop app to crop your image
  5. Upload the images in sequence to Instagram
  6. Done!

How’s this actually look, you ask? We have tons of great examples on our own Instagram feed.

Quickly set your cover image on your gallery

We’ve made the thumbnails setting for your galleries even easier to find.


  1. Go to your profile
  2. Tap the three vertical dots in the top right corner of your gallery thumbnail
  3. Follow the prompts to choose your thumbnail

How to edit (crop) your cover image

Editing your cover image’s thumbnail is now possible inside the D Emptyspace app. When you select your image, you’ll be prompted to crop it automatically. If it does not fit the rectangular format, you can zoom in and out by using the pinching gesture, or pan by swiping.

We hope you enjoy the new features!

Special thanks to the entire team at Dift for working so hard to keep these updates rolling out so fast!

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New Features: Add and Customize Galleries, Improved Sharing, Featured Galleries

New Features: Add and Customize Galleries, Improved Sharing, Featured Galleries

Photo by You X Ventures on Unsplash

You asked and we listened! Since we launched D Emptyspace about three weeks ago, artists, photographers, and art lovers have sent us dozens of messages.

Two things are clear: You’re excited about D Emptyspace and you want it to be even better.

So this week we’ve rolled out several new updates to the app that address the top three things you asked for: The ability to customize your galleries, improvements to sharing galleries and featured galleries to help you discover new artists.

Add, Delete, and Customize Your Galleries

When D Emptyspace launched, everyone got three galleries with three walls. We got so many emails from people asking for more galleries or different configurations that we knew we had to move this to the top of our to-do list.

Here’s what we’ve changed. New members will get one default gallery (white with 3 walls). You can add two more galleries, for a total of three. You can select the number of walls in your new galleries (3, 5, or 8), along with the color of the space (minimalist white, neutral beige or dramatic dark).

Select the number of walls in your new gallery.
Set the color theme for your new gallery.

Want to delete one of your old galleries and make a new one with a different number of walls or a different color? For now, you’ll find delete button on the gallery statement page. We’ll find a more convenient spot for it soon.

We know that some of you want more than three galleries. Hold tight! We’ll have something for you soon.

Improved Sharing

We thought we had the perfect solution for sharing. Let people take a screenshot of a gallery, automatically generate an invitation link, and let people share it using the phone’s own sharing menu. As it turns out, we created a totally hidden feature that only about 10% of our members found on their own!

With our latest update, we’ve done something radical and added an actual share button!

From any gallery, just tap the statement button to enter the gallery statement page.

You’ll find the share button conveniently located right there!

For fans of the screenshot method of sharing, don’t despair. That one still works too!

Featured Galleries

Randomly finding new artists with the shuffle button or searching for specific usernames are good ways to find new people on D Emptyspace, but what about the artwork that really stands out?

Now, when you tap the search button (magnifying glass) in the tap bar at the bottom of the screen, you’ll see a series of featured galleries curated by our team.

Tap any of them to be amazed. (If you want to see more from the same artist, tap their handle at the top of the screen to visit their profile.)

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Android version coming soon!

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