Importing photographs

To view 3D photographs or 3D panoramic photographs, you must import them into the PlayMemories™ application.

Importing photographs

To import photographs, connect the digital camera or the USB device with the storage media inserted to your PS3™ system using a USB cable.
Then select [Import photographs] from the menu and follow the instructions displayed on the screen to complete importing.

Photograph importing steps

Selecting a device
Select a device that is connected to the PS3™ system.

  • A maximum of 4 devices can be displayed.
  • Some devices may be displayed as multiple devices.

Selecting a folder
You can select whether to import all the photographs in the device or some of the pictures by selecting one of the following options:

  • The folder saved on the digital camera
  • The PICTURE folder saved on a PS3™ or PSP™ system
  • The pictures located in the root directory of the device
  • The folders located in the root directory of the device

You can import up to 149,998 photographs.

Synchronization with the XMB™ menu

To export photographs to [Photo] on the XMB™ menu, select [Synchronize with XMB™] from the main menu on the title screen.
Synchronization lets you view the photographs in PlayMemories™ under [Photo] on the XMB™ menu.

*This feature is available in PlayMemories™ version 1.2 and later.
*3D photographs and multi angle photographs are also displayed as thumbnails under [Photo] on the XMB™ menu.


  • You cannot export photographs to storage media using the PlayMemories™ application.
  • The PlayMemories™ application does not support importing photographs from some types of digital cameras and storage media.
  • Be careful not to infringe on the intellectual property rights of other parties.