Importing photos from your iPhone using iTunes is easy. This is the best way to transfer photos when copying your entire photo library to your computer. ITunes automatically syncs photos from your iPhone with your other iDevices and your PC. So every time you connect your iDevice with iTunes, photos sync. Connect your iPhone to Mac with USB cable > Run Image Capture on your Mac > Select your iPhone from the device list if it is not selected > Set the output folder for your iPhone photos > Click Import or Import all to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac.
One important thing to remember is that, unfortunately you cannot just plug your iPhone in and start copying images to it. This ‘limitation’ often takes new iPhone users by surprise as they expect the iPhone works like a USB drive (or just about every other mobile phone on that matter). Sadly that is not the case. If you are wondering why, well it’s probably just enough to know that it has something to do with Copyright Protection. You can get photos out from the iPhone easily though, just not the other way around.
So here we are, in a typical Apple’s way, being forced to find alternatives to do a simple thing (I can almost hear the triumphant whup from the Android users now). Email One of my favourite method of transferring photos from my Mac or PC; really from just about any Internet device that capables of doing email; is by emailing the photo to myself as an attachment. This method is in my opinion the simplest and probably the quickest way of doing it. As a bonus, you can also use this method to transfer photos between devices. Find installed programs on mac.
Sending photo attachment via Gmail The only thing to consider is that it only works well if you want to just send a small number of photos. This is due to a limitation that email providers (e.g. Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo) have imposed on the size of an attachment that can sent in one email. Although there is no one stopping you to send more than one email, each with a couple of photos. It’s not the end of the world, just a bit tedious. Online Cloud Storage I’ve touched on the subject of before, though probably more as a method to backup your photos instead of transferring them. But since the Cloud Storage is accessible anywhere where you can use Internet connection, it could also be used as a transfer medium.
Seagate Media App 5. Direct Wi-Fi Transfer – Mobile App So far we are talking about how to transfer photos indirectly, i.e. We need to use a ‘ temporary‘ medium to transport our photos. Now let’s talk about how we can transfer them directly. The first direct method is by utilising the local Wi-Fi network and with the help of third-party apps. First you need to install the app. There are a few apps in the App Store that can do this, you can use any of them.
I myself is using one called. The idea is the app will use the local Wi-Fi network to make a connection between your mobile device and your Mac or PC.
The caveat is that your Mac or PC needs to be on the same Wi-Fi network as your mobile device. When you run the app in the mobile device it will act as a ‘server’ and will publish an IP Address.
You can then use this IP Address to connect your Mac or PC to the device. Simple Transfer – Transferring Simple Transfer – Transfer Successful Simple Transfer – Photo is in Camera Roll 6. AirDrop (Mac Only) One of the new features coming out from Cupertino was what is called the. AirDrop reminds me of the old days when sharing files between two mobile devices was as easy as turning on the Bluetooth connection between the two. The earlier iPhone didn’t have this, but since the release of AirDrop, not only that you can transfer files between mobile devices but also between a Mac to iOS Devices or other Mac. There are obviously particular system requirements which you need to know to find out whether your devices support AirDrop.