how can i transfer my photo albums to mac from iphone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by raverminx, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    hi guys n gals!
    i have a jailbroke iphone 2.2 3g iphone and a macbook. i have made some photo albums on my iphone (exported using itunes and iphoto) anyway my mac broke, and i had to get a new one.

    now my problem is how do i transfer my photo albums from my iphone to my new mac? they are visible on my iphone in the albums, but i cant seem to transfer them back to the mac. they arent visable in itunes and imtoo pc transfer cant find them.
    i have tried ssh but cant find the folder they are in

    can someone please help me!!!!

    thanks
     
  2. DPA
    macrumors 65816

    DPA

    #2
    Well, I am a little confused: The title of the thread says Mac to iPhone and in the thread you say iPhone to Mac. I think you want iPhone to Mac so I will explain that.

    You have to connect you iPhone and open iPhoto. In iPhoto, your iPhone should show up as a device. You can select the photo(s) that you want and select Import Selected. If you want to import all, you can click Import All.

    David
     
  3. macrumors G4

    Night Spring

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    Jul 17, 2008
    #3
    That only works for pictures in the iPhone camera roll.

    Pictures that were transferred to the iPhone from a computer by syncing through iTunes are stored in a compressed format in the mobile\Media\Photos directory. I don't know of a way to uncompress this file, and even if you could, the pictures would have been down-sized from the original.

    The point is, don't think the iPhone or any iPod can act as a backup device for your media. Make real backups!
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #4
    thanks, yeah thats what i thought:( only thing is my lappy died the day before my external hard drive arrived, so lost all my pics, music etc before i had chance to back it all up
     
  5. DPA
    macrumors 65816

    DPA

    #5
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5G77 Safari/525.20)

    To get your media back you can click File>Transfer Purchases, in iTunes.

    David
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Apr 8, 2009
    #6
    no you can't

    That doesn't work for photos.
     

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