10 Replies Latest reply: Apr 1, 2012 4:07 PM by Demo
jpapin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I synced photos from my iMac to my iPad.  I need to get them back on my iMac.  I wanted to just transfer them from my iPad.  I can't seem to do this.  Is there a way?

  • 1. Re: Photos back to iMac
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,380 points)

    The photos should still be on the Mac - you simply synced the photos to the iPad - you did not delete them from the Mac.

     

    If you edited them and want to import them to the Mac from the Camera Roll - Connect the iPad to the Mac and launch iPhoto - you should have that on your iMac. The iPad should appear as a device on the left side of the iPhoto window. Click on the iPad name and you should be then able to import the photos from the next window in iPhoto.

     

    If you do not have iPhoto - you can use Image Capture on the Mac. That should be in the Applications folder.

     

    This should be of some help

    iOS: Importing personal photos or videos from an iOS device to your computer.

  • 2. Re: Photos back to iMac
    jpapin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It is allowing me to move over new pictures I took with the iPad, but it won't give an option to move over the other pictures already on the iPad.  Now I am getting this error message:

     

    The iPad cannot be synced.  An unknown error occured (1140).

  • 3. Re: Photos back to iMac
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,380 points)

    Like I said - you do not need to move the synced photos back to the Mac. They are still on the Mac. When you sync photos - it transfers a copy of the photo and the originals are retained on the computer.

     

    For the error 1140 - Try removing the iPod Photo Cache folder. Read the instructions here.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1314

  • 4. Re: Photos back to iMac
    jpapin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The error 1140 is still there.  When I try to sync, I lost my option to sync photos from "selected albums". I can now only sync "all photos and albums".

  • 5. Re: Photos back to iMac
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,380 points)

    You deleted the iPod Photo Cache Folder? If so, try this.

     

    Quit iTunes, restart the Mac and the iPad and then try again. Restart the iPad by holding down on the sleep button until the red slider appears and then slide to shut off. To power up hold the sleep button until the Apple logo appears and let go of the button.

     

    Try toggling the settings as well. Uncheck the Sync Photos heading. Then select it again. See if you cn choose the selected albums option again.

  • 6. Re: Photos back to iMac
    jpapin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't think I deleted anything.  All I did was plug in the iPad to my computer to sync.  I tried reseting and toggling, but no help.  I did download the App "PlaceMyFace".  It puts your photo into a comic person.  I don

    t know if this would cause the problem.

  • 7. Re: Photos back to iMac
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,380 points)

    Did you read the link that I referenced in my post above? If you didn't read it give it a look and try deleting the iPod photo cache folder and see if that helps.

  • 8. Re: Photos back to iMac
    jpapin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, I read the link.  It recommended to delete the iPod cache folder.  I can't find any iPod cache folder to delete. So I did not delete anything.

     

    Thank you

  • 9. Re: Photos back to iMac
    jpapin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I did find the iPod cache folder.  It was empty.  I connected my iPad to mt iMac.  I get this message:

     

    "iTunes will no longer sync photos to the iPad “Jerry Papin’s iPad”. Do you want to keep or remove photos previously synced to your iPad?"

     

    What in the world happened?

     

    Thanks.

  • 10. Re: Photos back to iMac
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,380 points)

    I'm not sure about that message. The photos should still be in iTunes on your Mac. At the very least the sync with iTunes cannot delete the photos.

     

    Did you quit iTunes and restart the Mac? Did you select to keep the photos on the iPad?

     

    This is copied from that article.

     

    If you need to free up space on your hard drive, or are directed to do so by another article, you can locate and remove the iPod Photo Cache folder(s). A new one will be recreated the next time you sync Photos with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. Deleting this folder will not remove the original images from your library.

    The photos are still on the Mac.