9 Replies Latest reply: Aug 30, 2008 8:10 AM by Tim Thoelecke
vibos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi all!
It's very important for me! Today i loose all photos on my PC. F.. virus... :((((((
But all this photos i sync. with my iPhone GSM. How can i copy photos from phone to PC (from Photo Library) ????


IBM-PC, Windows Vista, iPhone 8Gb. Old.
  • sur4dye Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
    just sync it up...
  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7 (31,690 points)
    sur4dye has offered a very bad suggestion. If you connect and sync, if the pics are gone from the computer they _will be deleted_ from the iPhone.

    You need something like TouchCopy to get them back.

    However, be warned that as part of the 'optimization' process for transferring pics to the iPhone, the resolution was reduced. So, you will not be able to recover the 'originals', only low resolution versions.

    I'd suggest you consider acquiring an external HDD and adopting a good backup strategy - that's the best defense, since hard drives do fail, and other things go wrong, as well...
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (94,085 points)
    You can e-mail them one by one to yourself. The pics on the iphone are optimized for viewing on iphone and are therefore small and not nearly as detailed as the original.

    Important data - music, photos, etc, should be backed up - i.e disk, external drive, thumb drive,etc.

    The iphone is not a storage device.
  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7 (31,690 points)
    Emailing further drops the resolution to 800x600.
  • vibos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for all of u. I try to e-mail photos, if they will be 800*600 - it's better, then 0*0
  • Deb37 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    If you have a PC with vista, you can connect the iPhone to the computer. Then go to Start, then Computer and then you find the iphone at the bottom of the window showing your hard drive, other externals, etc. Click on the phone icon, and keep clicking through the DCIM folder under you get to a folder with your photos on it. Then copy then to any folder on your computer. It's just like using a card reader for a camera or a flash drive.
  • neuroanatomist Level 7 Level 7 (31,690 points)
    Deb37, the poster is talking about photos transferred +from the computer to the iPhone+. What you suggest only applies to photos _taken on_ the iPhone with the iPhone's camera (i.e. pics in the Camera Roll in the Photos section, but none of the other pics).
  • vibos Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I think... It's FLOOD!
    Please, read post attentively next time!
  • Tim Thoelecke Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Hey, I have the same problem with a Mac running Leopard. I'd like to salvage what I can from the iPhone. Pics were in iPhoto, synced to iPhone. Shortly afterward, HD crashed and I lost everything since last backup, including some photos I'd like back. Any suggestions?