Need to copy Pics to iPhone 4 DCIM folder...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by abercrombie, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. abercrombie macrumors regular

    abercrombie

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    One thing I noticed between my iPhone 3G (OS 2.7 I think) and my new iPhone 4G with OS 4.1 is that I can't copy photos back to my iPhone's DCIM folder in Windows. I want to use some of those cool apps to edit photos I've backed up on my computer but I'm finding I can't put them back on my iPhone 4 anymore. :confused:
     
  2. nparmelee macrumors 6502

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    Why not email them to yourself and then save to camera roll?
     
  3. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    That's a hassle compared to drag and drop. Apple is supposed to make things simpler, not more complex.
     
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

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    You're supposed to use iTunes to sync photos back onto the phone. Just like with Music.

    With just Windows you only have a simple "sync this folder" option. If you want more features, get Photoshop Elements and use it to organize photos. iTunes works with it and you can have a lot more options. (Similar to how Mac users can use iPhoto to sync their photos.)
     
  5. NikeTalk macrumors 6502a

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    Is it possible to rotate the pics once they're on your computer? I noticed that this feature was disabled unlike when I take pics with a regular camera. It's weird I can't just rotate in "picture viewer" like with any other device seems like I need some fancy software with the iPhone?
     
  6. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

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    They're normal JPEGs. I'm not sure what's wrong with your software, do you have any other programs on your computer you can try to test it with?

    I just took a photo on my iPhone and put it on my Windows machine. I was able to rotate it with 'Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.' That's not an ideal tool for working with lots of photos, but it shows that Windows itself doesn't have a problem with the photos.
     
  7. NikeTalk macrumors 6502a

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    It was late and I was in a rush so maybe that was the problem. I'll try it again later thanks.
     
  8. BenzoKenzo macrumors newbie

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    the major problem that comes with syncing from itunes on a pc is the fact that you cannot remove these photos from your phone at any time, you have to just disclude them in the next sync
     

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