Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 1:28 PM (in response to simplysounds)
The iPhone is not a backup device. Photos synced to the phone from a computer are not stored at full resolution, they are optimized for the iPhone screen. You can e-mai them to yourself, or you can puchase 3rd party software to try and extract them. There is no provision made by Apple for extracting photos that were synced to the phone to a computer. They should already be on the computer.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 1:41 PM (in response to simplysounds)
You may also be able to use one of the numerous photo management apps to share your synced photos back to the camera roll on your phone. This will then allow you to copy them back to your computer.
PhotoMgrPro allows you to copy photos from your Photos App into folders. These can then be transferred to your computer by using a File Transfer Protocol application (FTP) on your computer.
Keep in mind though, that the previous poster mentioned that the photos were optimized when copied to your iPhone. This is true so the photos now on your iPhone are not of the full file size they were on your computer.
It is always important to back up the important stuff one has on their computers hard disk. I keep the original and and a backup of all photos. For the most important ones I keep a third backup in a different location from the first two.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 1:49 PM (in response to Ralph9430)
thanks, not too familier with ftp. i'll try the photo manager thing though.
i did have them backed up on another drive an one other drive. i copied them across and thought all was well as all the files were physically there. i then used my backup drive for another laptop and it's only recently i realised i had a problem. normally i'm the king of backup. maybe i'll cloud it in future.
thanks for the help
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 1:53 PM (in response to Ralph9430)
is photomgrpro an iphone/ipad app?