11 Replies Latest reply: Apr 26, 2009 9:36 AM by Nissin101
Nissin101 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi,

I have recently moved all of the photos on my camera roll into the photo library, however I want to put some back onto the camera roll, but I can't figure out how to. I realize that there probably is no way because of what both of these albums are actually for, but I was wondering if there was any way possible.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

Dell Inspiron 1520, Windows Vista
  • 1. Re: Moving photos from the Photo Library to the Camera Roll
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    Photos in the camera roll are photos captured by your iPhone or are photos saved from a recieved email or from a website only.

    Photos in the photo library are photos transferred from your computer to your iPhone via the iTunes sync process - selected under the Photos tab for your iPhone sync preferences.

    You can't transfer photos from the camera roll to the photo library or vice-versa.

    Why do you want to do this anyway?
  • 2. Re: Moving photos from the Photo Library to the Camera Roll
    Nissin101 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well I was able to move photos from the camera roll to the photo library by sending the pictures via email to my dad's blackberry, then saving them to my computer from his phone, then putting them back on into the photo library.

    Theres really no particular reason that I want to do it other than being really nitpicky and anal retentive about this kind of thing. In other words theres really no reason except for that I, for some odd reason, beleive I have made my phone disorganized by doing that.

    So theres no way to do what I did earlier, but in reverse? I dont mind if I have to take extra steps around like what I did to get camera roll photos into the library.
  • 3. Re: Moving photos from the Photo Library to the Camera Roll
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    When your iPhone includes photos in the camera roll, it is also detected as a digital camera when connected to your computer. As with any other digital camera, these photos should be imported by your computer.

    I always import such photos followed by deleting the photos from the camera roll after the import process is complete as I do after importing photos from any digital camera. if I want any of the imported photos to be available on my iPhone, I add the photos to an existing photo album that is selected under the Photos tab for my iPhone sync preferences, or add the photos to a new album followed by a sync.

    Photos in your iPhone's camera roll should be treated as photos captured by any digital camera. They usually don't remain in the camera forever.

    Photos in your iPhone's photo library are photos transferred from your computer to your iPhone via the iTunes sync process only.

    You cannot transfer photos from your photo library to your camera roll and vice-versa.

    With Windoze, you can use the camera and scanner wizard.
  • 4. Re: Moving photos from the Photo Library to the Camera Roll
    Nissin101 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Alright I guess that answers my question then. However, just as I said I was able to transfer photos from my camera roll to my photo library, so at least that is possible. But, I get the point that it is not possible to transfer photos from the photo library to the camera roll. Thanks for your help.
  • 5. Re: Moving photos from the Photo Library to the Camera Roll
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    You DID NOT transfer photos from your camera roll to your photo library directly on your iPhone. THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE. Just as I've already said twice now, you CANNOT transfer photos from the camera roll to the photo library directly on the iPhone or vice-versa. If you don't get it or understand this by now, I have done the best I can do.
  • 6. Re: Moving photos from the Photo Library to the Camera Roll
    Nissin101 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I never said that I did it directly. I said that I went from my iPhone, to another phone, to a computer, back to my iPhone.
  • 7. Re: Moving photos from the Photo Library to the Camera Roll
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    Read your previous post. If your previous post is not saying that, I don't know what would be.
  • 8. Re: Moving photos from the Photo Library to the Camera Roll
    Nissin101 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    {quote:title=Nissin101 wrote @ 3:36pm EMT:}{quote}
    Well I was able to move photos from the camera roll to the photo library by sending *the pictures via email to my dad's blackberry, then saving them to my computer from his phone, then putting them back on into the photo library*.


    This is what I said originally.

    {quote:title=Nissin101 wrote @ 4:08pm EMT:}{quote}
    Alright I guess that answers my question then. However, just as I said I was able to transfer photos from my camera roll to my photo library, so at least that is possible.


    I never said that I did it directly, neither did I mean to imply that I was looking for a direct solution. This I guess is where our misunderstanding comes from. I just did not feel like repeating the whole process I went through. Regardless, I would rather this thread not derail into who said what and whose misunderstanding who. I now know that it is not possible to get pictures from the photo library to the camera roll in any way, so my question is answered for now at least.
  • 9. Re: Moving photos from the Photo Library to the Camera Roll
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    I know what you said originally, and I know what you said in your previous post, which doesn't indicate you understood what I provided in the least.

    And you don't want this to derail into who said what, but this is exactly what you did by starting "I did not say that" when that is exactly what you said in your previous post.
  • 10. Re: Moving photos from the Photo Library to the Camera Roll
    astro2 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    actually you can change the photos over and vice versa

    just use the program 'iphone tunnel suite' and ssh into your iphone then go to the directory where the photos kept (i forogt where it is) then take your photos back out
  • 11. Re: Moving photos from the Photo Library to the Camera Roll
    Nissin101 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Alright perfect that was just the kind of thing I was looking for. Thanks for the help.