How do I transfer pictures and videos taken with my iPhone 4 to my pc?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by nlkccom, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. nlkccom macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2008
    I'm a little lost as to how can I transfer the pictures and videos that I've taken with my iPhone 4 to my pc. When I sync on iTunes, it does not transfer any of the pics or videos. What am I missing? :confused:
  2. bleighv macrumors regular


    Jun 11, 2010
    You could always email them to yourself :)
  3. nlkccom thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2008
    I have recorded several videos that's apparently too big to transfer. They are 400MB+ each. Found the solution to my problem after some research:

  4. Simm0nS777 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2010
    Northeast Ohio
    plug in iphone. my computer, choose iphone and copy your pics and paste them where you want them. not sure how to do videos
  5. mxterm macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2010
    The following method appears foolproof when done on a Mac. Haven't tried it w/ iTunes on a PC.

    1. Plug in iPhone4 to Mac. Run iTunes if it does not run automatically. Select the 'Movies' icon on the left. You need to be viewing your movie library for the procedure to work.
    2. Run iPhoto.
    3. In iPhoto, locate the videos you want to import from your iPhone. Select each video in turn, and import each into a separate iPhoto event.
    4. Open a Finder Window
    5. Locate your Pictures folder and navigate into it. You should see an item called 'iPhoto Library'. Right click and select 'Show Package Contents'
    6. Navigate to the 'Originals' folder, and then to the <year> folder for the year in which the movies were taken (most likely, 2010 right now, given when the iPhone 4 was released!)
    7. Your movies are hiding in folders named for the events. The are .MOV files.
    8. Select the movie you want to transfer, and then just drag and drop it into your iTunes Movie library.

    iTunes does the rest, copying the file, indexing it and displaying it in your Movie library. You can rename the movie once it's in iTunes to something other than the default 'IMG_nnnn.MOV' format.

    If you then go to the 'Movies' tab, you should be able to select the movies for sync to the iPhone (which is handy, since they then show up as iPod videos, my preference). You can then safely delete the from the camera roll (and from iPhoto, if you like).

    That's it!
    - Matt
  6. mailliwpg macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2010
  7. blischka macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2009

    Thank you, Mxterm, for the tip on transferring video from iphone to computer. it worked perfectly!
  8. le3x macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2013
  9. MrMacMack macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2012
    Connect your phone to your computer:

    If mac - open image capture.
    If windows - open image and scanner wizard.

    Copy / Import all the pics / videos to a folder on the hard drive (ie My Pictures).

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