New to Mac OS X - Few Q's Re: iPhone 4 Sync & More

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Cian1991Ferrari, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Cian1991Ferrari macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2011
    Hi all, I recently got myself a MBP after using Windows since as far back as I can remember. From being fairly used to iOS and being tech-savvy for want of a better phrase, i've found it quite easy to get used to all the basics of the Mac OS.

    A few questions though:

    - I've got the iPhone 4 and I have iCloud photo stream setup so I can get my photos in iPhoto. However, if i'm in my Photobucket account trying to upload a photo, why can I not access these photos to upload them even though they appear in iPhoto?

    - Another question is slightly similar to the above. In Windows, when I inserted my iPhone via USB, it appeared in My Computer, but why when I connect to the MBP does is not appear in Finder like a USB drive does? Again this causes a bit of a problem where the iPhone shows in apps such as iPhoto, allowing me to see photos, but I cannot access them from the finder in the Pictures folder?

    These may be obviously answered but as a newbie, I haven't got a clue, so i'd be grateful if someone could help me out. Thanks a million. :):confused:
  2. McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    Apple doesn't allow the management of the iPhone content without iTunes or iPhoto.
    One alternative for the photos is Image Capture.
    And there are some iPhone Explorer apps out there that you could try.
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    Just import them into iPhoto.
  4. Pomeroy macrumors 6502


    Sep 27, 2008
    To upload photos from iPhoto to the web you will find iPhoto under "Media > Photos" not under Pictures. Scroll down to Media in the sidebar when you are in the upload dialog box.

    To import your photos into Finder and not directly into iPhoto plug in your iPhone, then open Preview and look under the File menu and scroll down to Import from iPhone. From there you can select the photos to import to any folder you want.

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