5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 26, 2008 6:20 PM by Adam Ek
5G podder Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
So I did my first sync after the initial set up. In iTunes, I chose to only sync photos from a couple of folders. Once the sync was complete, I was surprised that the photos from my camera roll was not copied to my mac. I went to the photo tab and wanted to choose to sync the camera roll photos, but there is no option for doing that.

The only work around I did, was to launch iphoto and import the photos from my iphone 3G. How do I set it up in itunes so that the photos from the camera roll will be sync'd automatically each time??

Macbook Core 2 Duo 2.16Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,370 points)
    When the iPhone includes photos that were captured by the iPhone, it is also detected and treated as a digital camera when connected, so such photos are not included with the iTunes sync process.

    If you use iPhoto for storing photos, you can use iPhoto for the import. If not, you can also use the Image Capture application located in your Applications folder to import these photos to the designated location on your hard drive.

    How do I set it up in itunes so that the photos from the camera roll will be sync'd automatically each time??


    You can't, but you can have iPhoto launch automatically when your iPhone is connected which will occur only when your iPhone includes photos that were captured by your iPhone. The import process by iPhoto or Image Capture is not automatic, but you can have either one launch automatically.
  • 5G podder Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Thanks Allan
  • GradStudent Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Image capture isn't working after the upgrade to 2.0, and neither Aperture nor iPhoto are registering any of the photos I've taken!
  • OregonFarmer Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
    Some questions that might help:

    Do either of these apps launch when you connect the iphone? Which one? When you fire up the app "Image Capture" on your mac and look at preferences, is there any application selected in "When a camera is connected, open " That's the global off/on for camera syncing and applies to the iphone. Also within iphoto08, you can switch this off/on under preferences there.
  • Adam Ek Level 2 Level 2 (230 points)
    I was able to import pictures from my iPhone into Aperture before the iPhone 2.0 update. Now putting the iPhone into its dock does not launch Aperture and the iPhone does not show up in the Import Images pane.