Accessing photos on a mac

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MarqueeK, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. MarqueeK macrumors member

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    Not sure if this is the right place to ask but here it goes.
    I've got 30GB+ worth of photos which I have taken over the years using my iPhone and Digital Camera stored up on my mac at home.
    By syncing all the photo folders to my 64GB iPhone I was able to carry around my entire collection with me but recently I've finally started running into space issues (The other half being filled with apps and music).
    Of course, I can just be selective and choose only the photo folders I want with me.
    But I was wondering if there's a good way of doing away with photos on local storage altogether and access the photos on my mac on a need basis (obviously assuming that I have 3G or Wifi connection).
    I don't want to use online storage, rather I'm looking for an app that would allow to me get access to files on my mac without it being a full-blown remote desktop app like TeamView or Splashtop.
     
  2. negrohero9 macrumors regular

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    i use to have this same problem until i got the dropbox app and stored all my pictures in there on a private folder that isnt visible to anyone. but dropbox is techinically considered online storage.
     
  3. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    without using some kind of "online" service like dropbox or photostream I don't think you can do what you are looking for.
     
  4. auero macrumors 65816

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    Dropbox, Picasa or photobucket might be your only options. Do you have a lot of photos or are they just very high resolution? I understand you want to keep them all but it's worth considering if you need to have them on you at all times? I used to do this with music until I realized I never listen to a 10th of my library. I used to carry all my photos with me as well but then I became paranoid of losing my phone. Even with a lock, it was possible to access the photos at one stage of iOS. I don't doubt there still is a way.

    I'm disappointed Apple didn't include a larger size iPhone this time around. I have a lot of lossless audio so my 64gb disappears quick.
     
  5. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    If you are willing to jump through a few hoops you could use something like this.
    http://www.airstash.com/

    It is wireless local storage that is small and very portable.
     
  6. MarqueeK thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the responses

    Sincere thanks to all who responded!
    I guess there's no simple fix for this. I did consider going for an online storage solution but with 30GB+ (and growing) of high resolution pictures I know it's beyond any free account. In the end I just decided to be more selective about which pictures to take with me.
    A little bit surprised that there are plenty of Remote desktop apps but very little in terms of accessing files using a simple interface.
     

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