How to get the photos off iphone the easy way?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by w...b, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. w...b macrumors regular

    Jul 14, 2008
    So i have like 200 pictures taken with the iphone but how do i delete them? instead of hitting the garbage bin every time.
  2. fishmoose macrumors 68000

    Jul 1, 2008
  3. w...b thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 14, 2008
    yea but that doesnt delete the photos of the phone. im looking to delete them after i have uploaded.
  4. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2007
    It should ask you what you want to do with the original files, if it doesn't anymore you can right click the iPhone in iPhoto and select reset warnings. Then reimport them and it'll ask.
  5. skubish macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2005
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
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    yep that should work.
  6. NATO macrumors 68000


    Feb 14, 2005
    Northern Ireland
    I hate the current way of getting photos off the iPhone. It seems totally counter-intuitive to have to open iPhoto, import the photos I'm interested in, then drag them out of iPhoto on to the desktop then remove the event from iPhoto and finally close iPhoto.

    I don't mind using iPhoto for my proper digital camera photos, that's where I want them to go after all, but a lot of the time I use my iPhone's camera for random snaps that I maybe want to share with friends etc, but they're not the sort of photos I'd want to store long term in iPhoto.

    I wish there was a way of just having the iPhone appear on the desktop and grab the photos that way...
  7. alFR macrumors 68020

    Aug 10, 2006
    I think the general intention is that you'd keep them in iPhoto (at least, if you have a Mac). I think that's what most people do, isn't it?
  8. Peruvian macrumors regular


    Jun 10, 2006
  9. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    No one is forcing you to move the pics out of iPhoto. If you want to share them temporarily, I assume you delete them from your desktop after a while? Why not just share them from iPhoto and then delete them from there. You are creating extra work for yourself by moving them to the desktop...iPhoto is not creating extra work for you.
  10. DigMe macrumors 6502

    Sep 9, 2008
    Emailing them reduces the resolution. If you pull them straight off they retain full resolution.

    It's super easy on a Vista machine - I just go to my computer and click on the iPhone device and the appropriate folder with the photos in that device. Then I copy and paste the photos into whatever folder on my hard drive that I want. I haven't tried deleting them off straight through my computer using that method but I suspect that it would work.

  11. TheConfuzed1 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2003
    When you upload the photos to iPhoto, make sure to check the box that says, "Delete Originals From Camera."

    (The exact wording may be slightly different.)
  12. greggov macrumors member

    Feb 6, 2008
    or on the mac you can use image capture. I dont use iphoto, but every time I plug in my iPhone, Image Capture automatically opens, and it allows you to Download All or Download Some, and then you can choose the images and where you want to download them, bypassing iPhoto. I'm not sure if it can delete off the iPhone, though.
  13. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    Use Image Capture instead, then... :rolleyes:
  14. cellocello macrumors 68000


    Jul 31, 2008
    Toronto, ON
    The only way I've been able to do it is to put my phone face down on a photocopier.
  15. efp1 macrumors 6502


    Oct 3, 2008
    Just use Automator to do it for you. The way I have it set up is I just double click on an icon I set and the photos are instantly transfered from my iphone to a folder i created on my desktop.

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