Photos app/Macbook Harddrive Transfer.....

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by johnojohno, Dec 4, 2016.

  1. johnojohno macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2016
    Hey guys

    Took all 40gb of videos/photos off my iphone. Into the photos app. I have plenty of HD space left. When I tried to drag and drop the photos from "Photos" the app to my external hard drive. It just crashes....

    Standard turd apps

    I then went to the pictures folder then photos library, I dragged and dropped 4ogb along to my hard drive
    They transferred
    However, they are not individual jpegs. It is just one icon...."Photos library"...which I assume means if I was to open it elsewhere I would need the photos app?

    Why is this app so terrible and annoying (I know its just apple being apple)
    Any alternatives that are not gash :)

    Thanks guys
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Yes... correct. What you are seeing there is the Photos "library" that contains all your images. Do not mess around inside that library or you will break things.

    If you want to see individual photos, open the Photos app then select the images you want, then go to the File > Export menu and follow the prompts to export to wherever you like.
  3. johnojohno thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 19, 2016

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