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DogCatMSMac

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Original poster
Nov 21, 2014
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I have about six months of photos on my iPhone that I want to transfer to my Mac.

- You used to be able to see the iPhone in Finder or Windows Explorer (I'm using Parallels W10) and simply choose and transfer there. Can't do that now, I suspect they want everyone to use the Cloud File system?

- If I try to Air Drop more than a few files it brings them all in at today's date which is worthless. Air Dropping seems to be a flaky way to do it- some transfers have the right date, some only today's date and if you choose too many pictures it seems to crash and do nothing.

So, what is the best way to bring these pictures in? I don't want to use "Photos" app although if there is a way to eventually break the photos out of the "Photos" library file I could do that.

Thanks for suggestions
 

mollyc

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Aug 18, 2016
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Personally I use Dropbox to sync my photos to my computer but you can connect your phone with a cord to your computer and use image capture to drag them to a folder.
 

casperes1996

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Jan 26, 2014
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Import them with the Photos app. Select all the photos in the photos app and just drag them to a folder in Finder. Now you can delete them from the Photos app if you don't want them there too
 

DogCatMSMac

macrumors member
Original poster
Nov 21, 2014
99
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Using the "Photos" app worked well. The photos can easily be worked with after that.
 
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