Pulling iPhoto's off iPhone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by joshwest, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. joshwest macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2005
    Hey Guys my HD crashed is there any way you can recover your old photos that were sync'd with the old computer from your iPhone there's alot of them and i'd like to recover them.
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Are the photos still on the iPhone? I'm not sure if it was clear as to whether or not you would sync and delete or just sync and leave them on the iPhone.
  3. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    Unfortunately, you can't recover the original, full-resolution photos because iTunes downsamples your pics to fit the iPhone's screen when you sync, so you're seeing only a low-res copy on the iPhone. There might be some small piece of freeware/shareware that can get them off the iPhone, try searching on VersionTracker. The easy but slow way would be to email each photo from the iPhone to yourself, but since the iPhone only lets you send one picture at a time (they really need to fix this flaw), it's a painful option.

    And dude...BACK UP YOUR IMPORTANT STUFF! Frequently. If you have Leopard 10.5 already, Time Machine makes this unbelievably simple.
  4. soLoredd macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2007
    One thing a stand alone iPod is really good for - iPhoto. It gives you the ability to keep the original photo and still have a downsampled one for viewing. Not sure why the iPhone doesn't have this option. Maybe it's storage limitations or something.
  5. brando88 macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2007
    You can log into the iPhone with SFTP, and do the following.

    Go into the folder /root/Media/Photos/Thumbs and choose the file with the LARGEST file size and copy it to your computer.

    Download Filejuicer here

    (FileJuicer is a, .ithmb reader)

    Drag the .ithmb file into the FileJuicer icon and your done!

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