Auto import photos from folder to "Photos" app

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  1. rhett7660 macrumors G4

    rhett7660

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    Hello,

    I have a NAS system that has the auto upload function set for my iPhone. However, I would like to take those photos and have them auto upload into Apple Photos app. Is there anything that can do this? I am assuming automator, but I have searched and I haven't been able to find something meets my needs. I have the one part done with the getting them off my phone automatically, now I would like to get them into the app.

    Thanks
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Why not sync the iPhone through iTunes, and then the photos will go straight to Photos?
     
  3. rhett7660 thread starter macrumors G4

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    Because I do it all via wifi. Unless there is something that I am missing. Once I hit my wifi zone, I fire up the app and it automatically sends all my photos to a folder. The NAS box does have a photo viewer, with some controls, but I would like to use the Photos app on my Mac.

    I don't want to have to connect each time. Because I don't always sit down at my computer.
     
  4. chabig, Mar 13, 2019
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    chabig macrumors 603

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    You don't have to connect with a wire. Just turn on iCloud Photos and they all stay in sync automatically. If you’re anti-iCloud, an Automater folder action will be easy to create.
     
  5. velocityg4 macrumors 601

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    Have you tried playing with Automator? You could probably make a script to run daily. Ordering Photos to import a given folder then Finder empty the contents.
     
  6. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Which App is that?

    You can set up your Mac to automatically sync your iPhone via WiFi in iTunes. I would imagine that it would then send pictures to Photos, although I haven't tried it.
     
  7. rhett7660 thread starter macrumors G4

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    Is is DS File, it is from Synology and it works with my NAS box.

    I would rather see if there is another option instead of iTunes.
     
  8. rhett7660 thread starter macrumors G4

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    I have not since I am not very good with Automator. Looks like I will try a go at it again.
     

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