5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 2, 2008 7:06 AM by dherron
whitephosphorous Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I've looked at the forums and everywhere else on the i-net and there seems to be some secret club of folks that actually know how to do the, presumably simple, task of getting photos taken with the iPhone, OFF the phone when syncing or whenever. But they're not sharing. And if they do it seems to be in some cryptic, scrambled, ambiguous descriptions that don't work. I figured it would be as simple as plugging it in and vwalla, photos are backed up to my computer. But no, it can't be that simple, it never is. So, here I am.

Help please.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • mhornet18 Level 2 Level 2 (170 points)
    It's really not that hard. If you are using windows the phone should show up as a digital camera under my computer and from there you can see and copy all the photos you have taken.
  • HawkerDude Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Or you could email them using the cryptic send icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,385 points)
    Actually it is simple.

    Have you ever imported/transferred photos from a digital camera to your computer?

    If so, the process is the same. When the iPhone includes photos captured by the iPhone, it is also detected as a digital camera when connected to your computer and since you have a Mac, you have two options available.

    iLife has been included with all new Macs for some time and since you have an iMac, you should have an iLife version included that was pre-installed on your Mac along with OS X. iLife includes iPhoto which is similar to iTunes for storing photos on a Mac. If a version of iLife was not included with your purchase or you removed the applications including iPhoto, OS X includes an application called Image Capture which is available in your applications folder. Unless you removed this application, you can use Image Capture for this purpose if you don't have iPhoto available but if you have both, I prefer using iPhoto for this purpose.

    With your iPhone connected to your computer, launch iPhoto if available and if not, launch the Image Capture application.

    The process with either one should be easy to figure out but if you need some specific instructions, just ask.
  • PlayboyDiddy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have windows XP and my Iphone doesn't show up at all. Is there something I am doing wrong? I would like to transfer my pictures to my computer without having to email them.

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  • dherron Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
    Reading what someone said earlier in this post - plugging in your iPhone and your Mac will think it is a digital camera - I have a Canon EOS 400D and when I plug in my iPhone - a small window stating that no camera is detected appears in the same fashon as when I plug in my Canon (although my Canon is detected) I can't say i've tried to download photos from my iPhone because they're pretty abysmal and i've just emailed them to my mac instead for easy access.