I have received lots of questions from my readers about whether it’s possible and how to send pictures, maps, family trees, other images and various documents to their Kindle Paperwhite. The answer is simple: Yes and yes, and it really depends on what type of file (format) those images and documents are.
The Kindle Paperwhite supports the following file types (format):
- Kindle Format (.MOBI, .AZW)
- Microsoft Word (.DOC, .DOCX)
- HTML (.HTML, .HTM)
- RTF (.RTF)
- JPEG (.JPEG, .JPG)
- GIF (.GIF)
- PNG (.PNG)
- BMP (.BMP)
- PDF (.PDF)
It means that if your images and documents are in the mentioned above format then yes, you can send them to your Kindle Paperwhite using the Amazon Send to Kindle app. If not, then you’ll have to convert them into the mentioned above format first using, for instance, Calibre and then send them to your Kindle Paperwhite.
How to send any type of file to Kindle Paperwhite using Send to Kindle app
1. Download the Amazon Send to Kindle app according to your computer’s operating system. Choose the Send to Kindle for PC app if you are a PC user and choose the Send to Kindle for Mac app if you are a Mac user.
2. Install the Send to Kindle app on your PC/Mac and enter your Amazon account’s credentials. Your Send to Kindle app is now ready for action.
3. Drag and drop the document that you want to send to your Kindle Paperwhite onto the Send to Kindle app. Note, for this tutorial, I am using a .pdf file (format): Map of the Netherlands.pdf (see image below):
4. Optionally you can edit the Title and Author. For example, type “Map of the Netherlands” on the Title and type your name on the Author.
5. Optionally you can also choose your Deliver options. Do you want your file delivered to your Kindle Paperwhite or to your other devices like, your iPad/tablet or to all of your devices? Just click into your preferred option button next to your devices.
6. Optionally you can archive your file in your Kindle Library by clicking into the Archive document in your Kindle Library radio button.
7. Hit the Send button and your document will be uploaded.
8. Wait a few minutes until your document delivered to your Kindle Paperwhite and/or your preferred devices. Note, make sure that your Kindle Paperwhite is 3G/Wifi connected to be able to receive your document.
9. On your Kindle Paperwhite, go to Device and My Items or Docs to read or view your document that you just sent.
10. Repeat the sending process (step 3 – 8) for your images.
Please note that for this tutorial, I am using a .png file (format): My Photo.png.
As you see, it is very easy to send any type of file to your Kindle Paperwhite using the Amazon Send to Kindle app. You can zoom in and zoom out (see images above) the documents and images as any other ebook that you have on your Kindle Paperwhite.
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