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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Free way to Transfer Photos from iPhone to computer

transfer photos from iphone
You can easily transfer Photos from your iPhone to your computer, the process is very similar whether you are on a Mac or PC. Regardless of what OS you are using, you’ll need your iPhone, the included USB cable, and a computer to plug it into.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac

The easiest way to transfer pictures from your iPhone to your Mac is through Preview
  • Plug your iPhone into your Mac
  • Launch Preview
  • From the File menu navigate down and select “Import from iPhone…”
  • Select “Import All” to get all the pictures, otherwise individually select pictures and click ‘Import’
  • Look in your ~/Pictures/ folder for the photos from your iPhone
You can also transfer pictures to your Mac with iPhoto or Image Capture, which is just as easy.

Transfer Photos from iPhone to PC

On a Windows PC the easiest way to get pictures from your iPhone is to just use Windows Explorer, but there’s two ways to go about this:
  • Plugin your iPhone to the computer without iTunes running
  • Wait for a popup asking you what you want to do with the device
  • Select “View Content”
  • Find your photos through the folders that are displayed
  • Copy in Windows as usual
If your iPhone is already plugged into your PC, you can try this method:
  • Plugin your iPhone to your PC
  • Open “My Computer”
  • Find your iPhone, it will appear as any other camera would
  • Open iPhone to find your Photos
  • Select the pictures you want to copy to your computer and copy/paste them into the desired location on your PC
The Windows approach treats the iPhone more like a file system, but if you feel like it you can also use your favorite photo importing application to pull the pictures from the device as well.

You can also sync your photos using just iTunes on either Mac OS or Windows but that is more for iPhone backup purposes.

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