Moving iPhone pics to iMac?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by N4CQD, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. N4CQD macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2010
    Whenever I sync my iPhone 3Gs to my iMac, the photos on my iPhone never transfer to the iMac. Any suggestions as to how I can configure so that the pics move over? Thanks.
  2. chas0001 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2006
    Alicante, SPAIN
    Connect your iPhone to your iMac and then open iPhoto. You should see the phone connected together with the photos you have taken. You can then import them.
  3. Zerozal macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2009
    Another option is to open Image Capture (should be in Applications) when your iPhone is connected and it will let you transfer the photos/videos to whatever folder you want.
  4. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 16, 2008

    Image Capture is so much faster, simpler, and more lightweight than iPhoto.
  5. iggypod macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2010
  6. azhava macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2010
    Arizona, USA
    Another Image Capture user here. In addition to being able to choose which folder the pictures go into, it also keeps them from being "stuck" inside the iPhoto library - they're regular jpegs that you can open, edit, etc. with any application.
  7. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    I can do that with the JPEGs in iPhoto too.

    If you don't want to use iPhoto, that's fine. But the reason you gave isn't a real reason. There's nothing "trapping" the photos in there. I edit my iPhoto pictures with Photoshop all the time and save them right back into iPhoto, exactly where they came from.

    I can also drag them to the desktop if I want or send them directly to e-mail or Flickr. Nothing's forcing you to stick inside iPhoto.

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