Getting photos back into the Camera Roll

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  1. Stang68, Oct 13, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2011

    Stang68 macrumors 6502a

    Stang68

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    Hey everybody,

    So I updated my mom's iPhone 4 to iOS 5 today and everything went well except for one thing: her photos did not make the update. For some reason, all of the pictures in her Camera Roll were deleted. After having her freak out at me, I did a little research and found the lost photos in the Backup folder on my Mac. I figured since they were in a backup I could restore her iPhone and then restore from that backup and voila her photos would be back. Unfortunately, that didn't work. (Why??)

    So took the photos from the Backup folder and threw them into iPhoto and now they are synced onto the iPhone through iTunes. My question, though, is how can I get these photos back into the Camera Roll on the phone? I'd love to have it allllll back in the same spot for my mom. Is there a way I can copy the photos to the Camera Roll?

    Thank you, guys!
     
  2. PNutts macrumors 601

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    I don't use a Mac (or iPhoto). In Windows, PhotoStream has an upload folder. I copied 500 old iPhone photos into it and they were uploaded into PhotoStream. Then from my iPhone selected a few and saved them just to see if I could. They ended up with the rest of my photos. Hopefully this also maps over to a Mac with (exported pics from?) iPhoto.
     
  3. Stang68 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Stang68

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    Forgive my lack of knowledge here, but what is PhotoStream? Is that one of the new iCloud features?
     
  4. charliehifi macrumors newbie

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    You should be able to get them back if you backed up and the restore from back up. If not, there's of course the long way doing it - preview each picture from the new album and in full screen view taking a screenshot of each one. That will put the screenshot in the camera roll and they're back :p I would though prefer the first way :)
     
  5. Stang68 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Stang68

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    Yeah, for some reason the backup didn't re-add the photos. I may just try to do the screenshot thing. I'm a devoted son :p
     
  6. charliehifi macrumors newbie

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    Thats too bad... I hope you don't have too many photos to "put back" :)
    Im sure she'll appreciate it!
     

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