Sending "bulk" photos to someone else (other then Imessage)

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  1. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

    eclipse01

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    Is there a good way to send a bunch of pictures to someone else, other then IMessage? I really don't want to send 40 pictures via text. Is airdrop a good alternative for this?

    On a side note, is there a better way to get photos onto your desktop computer (Windows) (without Itunes?). I remember you used to be able to drag and drop, now I get some error that pops up after I try. I can still do one by one by copying (right click/paste) but this will be a very long process with many pictures.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Use iCloud photo sharing. It's quick and simple
     
  3. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    What is the error message? That would be a good start.
     
  5. Cmd-Z macrumors 6502

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    iTunes never was involved or required for transferring photos back to your computer (from computer to device, yes, but not the other way).

    To transfer photos from your iOS device you should be able to use Windows' built-in "Camera and Scanner Wizard" or other 3rd party photo manager. But you can also do it the brute-force way with Windows Explorer ... just search for *.jpg in your entire DCIM folder on your device and sort the results by date. You can then copy and paste to your computer. Deleting them this way may give unexpected results so I'd avoid that, and if you did any photo editing right on your iPhone those edits won't come through since the changes live in a separate file than the original image.
     
  6. rigormortis, Sep 2, 2015
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    rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    Apple locked out DCIM access because of the increased security of iOS 8

    what this means is , if you have a windows computer, the only reason you have DCIM in explorer, is because you have iTunes installed. a windows computer without iTunes cannot access DCIM

    macs cant access DCIM you need photos

    another option.. well its not a popular option.. but its still an option is airdrop. but they have to be near you!

    another option II is email. if you go to photos and click share and then check off each one you want to send and click on email it will put them all in an email for you


    rant on
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    i wish people would turn on the air drop everyone already. man, i go to the dog park and theres like 10 people there or i go on a train and theres like 50 people there. they all have iPhones, theres like one guy there showing pictures to all the other people with iPhones like hey man come here do u want to see this, man use airdrop already!!!!

    funny story section
    our attic insulation guy came he had a samsung , i had a samsung i was borrowing under that promo, we couldn't figure out how to send pictures of the attic insulation using our samsung phones, he felt it was too slow to send them via text message , because android is really swell and you have to send 1 picture at a time , so he ended up taking my iPhone and using it to take pictures of his android phone. i didn't feel like saying anything because it was a $4000 job
     
  7. pacorob macrumors 68000

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    You could use iCloud photo sharing (i'm using that with my wife). To send various photos i created with my iPhone i use the share extension options which are possible since iOS8. See also this wiki thread about it. If you use the Apple mail client you can share 5 photos per e-mail (via the Mail app not the Photos app). If you use the Gmail mail client app from Google then you can share 20 photos per e-mail.

    Another option would be is syncing all your existing photos with Dropbox (Camera Upload) and then send a select amount of photos via a desktop/laptop to your friend(s)/family via e-mail attachments or e.g Dropbox folder sharing or e.g submitting a zip package to e.g. WeTransfer.

    You could also use an app such as WeTransfer to submit a selection of photos right away from your iPhone to WeTransfer and share it with friends/family.
     
  8. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks,

    I actually did use airdrop (which worked VERY well)

    I wish I could airdrop to my computer...or can I?
     
  9. Cmd-Z macrumors 6502

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    Not with a PC.

    Another option to get photos to your PC is to install iCloud Control Panel. Then whatever photos you have in iCloud get pushed to your PC. If you're using iCloud Photo Library on your iOS devices, the photos pushed to your PC should be full resolution, even the old "My Photo Stream" is full resolution. Shared Photo Streams (those which you share with others, or where others share with you) are not full resolution when pushed to your PC, but maybe that's close enough.
     
  10. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    interesting,

    thanks
     

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