How do I get photos on the Sony PSP from my Macintosh?

January 12, 2009 / Updated: January 12, 2009 / Lena Shore
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My son has a Sony PSP. How to I put photos on it from my Macintosh?

The Sony PSP will allow you to add games and movies to it – but will also let you put address book contacts, iTunes music, and your photos.

Your PSP has a Sony memory card. You can get information on this two ways:

  1. Buy a memory card reader for your mac that is for the Sony PSP
  2. Use a USB cable to connect your PSP to your mac. This is probably your best option since there is a good chance you have one laying around that will work from another device (Blackberry, cell phone, etc) — PSPs do not ship with a cable. I haven’t priced them, but I assume the USB will be cheaper than a memory card reader even if you do need to purchase one.

Below, are instructions for each connection type.

Memory Card Reader

  1. Attached your memory card reader to your Macintosh.
  2. Notice that your memory stick will mount as a volume on your computer.
  3. Go ahead and drag the MEMSTICK.IND file and the PSP folder on a backup folder. Your child will be VERY upset if mommy looses his high scores. That’s not worth the risk, right? I didn’t think so.
  4. Now that your data is backed up, you can drag items onto the memory stick in the appropriate folder. You’ll see a MUSIC folder for music and a PHOTO folder for .jpg photo files.

USB Cable

  1. Attached your PSP to your Macintosh with the USB cable.
  2. Notice that your memory stick will mount as a volume on your computer.
  3. Go ahead and drag the MEMSTICK.IND file and the PSP folder on a backup folder. Your child will be VERY upset if mommy looses his high scores. That’s not worth the risk, right? I didn’t think so.
  4. Now that your data is backed up, you can drag items onto the memory stick in the appropriate folder. You’ll see a MUSIC folder for music and a PHOTO folder for .jpg photo files.

So easy that your kid can do all by themselves! And probably faster. :biggrin: