Mac newbie here - transferring photos between MacBook and iPhone

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by KriStellar26, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. KriStellar26 macrumors member

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    Hi everyone. I am here to find out the best easiest most convenient way to transfer photos either from my iPhone to my MacBook or vice versa. WITHOUT losing any quality. I backed up my moms iPhone for her because she needed to restore it to factory. Yet I come from Windows so I like to store photos in folders a lot like Windows would allow. So now I have all these photos on my Mac. But I cannot seem to find a good way to transfer them full quality back to her phone! I tried the iTunes method by selecting the folder to sync. But it seems to be syncing them at much less than full quality. I don't use any iCloud services or iPhoto, whatever it's called. I am used to drag and drop. This is primarily what I use my Mac/computer for. So I really would like a nice easy way to get this done. I would appreciate any advice offered. Thank you in advance!
     
  2. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

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    If your Mac supports it, you can Airdrop all the photos to your moms iPhone.
     
  3. KriStellar26 thread starter macrumors member

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    Probably not. I have an older MacBook Pro, the one that has the CD rom drive.
     
  4. photoj2754 macrumors 6502

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    You could check out the Photo Transfer app in the App Store. Been using it for about two years and it works very nicely. I think it was 2.99 when I got it. Desk Connect is another good one.
     
  5. Barry01 macrumors newbie

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    AirDrop gives you an option to find an older mac
     
  6. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

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    What model? I have a late 2011 MBP with a cd drive as well. Granted I have the modified BT card, but still.
     
  7. KriStellar26 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have the 13 inch from 2011 I believe. So I could use airdrop with that?
     
  8. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

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    Should be able to. Try it out. Turn BT and WiFi on both devices and see what happens.
     
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  10. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Trying to use Mac OS X like Windows is a recipe for frustration if that's how you want to work install Windows on your Mac it will be far less frustrating in the long run.
     

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