I turned on the USB storage. I finally got to transfer 2 photos. I turned off the USB storage. I went into widgets and pressed and held 'photo gallery' message pops up 'no more room on this home screen. This tablet is basically blank with no games installed.
to view photos in photo gallery - I didn't know that I needed to press, swipe and drag to a new screen. now that I know this (pity that wasn't mentioned in the instruction manual) I will try again during the week to complete practicing uploading of photos and view them in the photo gallery. thank you very much for your help.