Software advice for moving 6,000 photos from my phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by PaulexPC, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. PaulexPC macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2008
    I don't think iPhoto can do this.
    I have over 6,000 photos on my iPhone. I'd like to move them to my Mac so I can back them up.

    The problem is that over the years they have been created in many different folders. Only about 1,000 photos are in the camera roll folder.

    I didn't create all the folders. I don't know why my phone did this.

    There are hundred of folders. It drives me nuts.

    A piece of software to move them to move them would help
  2. SanjeevRana macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2011
    Why do you think iPhoto won't work ... have you tried it ?
  3. PaulexPC thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2008
    I have tried iPhoto. It doesn't work. The problem is the folder structure on the phone.

    My phone has arranged my photos in about 200 different folders (named by dates). I did not intentionally create these.

    iPhoto will only grab photos that are the camera roll folder.

    So I downloaded an app for $2.99 "Photo Transfer App" and it took about an hour of work but I got them all.
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Your phone doesn't automatically create folders. Some photo apps do but usually it's if your syncing photos to your phone from iTunes.

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