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How get images off the iphone?
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jeff k
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Jan 26, 2015, 04:07 PM
 
Just got iphone 6.
Went to icloud.com, and selected all 100 photos, downloaded, but it was a real mess and I had to force quit Firefox.

Got a lot of .part files on the desktop, after watching it chug along for 10 minuets.

Any quick/ efficient way to do this? Lost. thanks.
     
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Jan 26, 2015, 04:34 PM
 
Just use iPhoto. Photostream automatically shows up as an album in iPhoto if it's turned on.

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Jan 27, 2015, 12:32 AM
 
Thanks Steve, I'm a photographer and yet I've never used iphoto.

Anyway did not work, said go to the app store to update. I did that. Got the new version, would not launch. Rebooted, still wont launch.
     
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Jan 27, 2015, 02:04 AM
 
I assume that the photos are still on your phone and you want to move it to your computer?

You can use iPhoto or Image Capture (preferred method for removing select images). Connect iPhone to Mac via lightning to USB cable first.
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Jan 27, 2015, 02:09 PM
 
Thanks unlike iphone, image capture does launch. Then what??
Nothing intuitive about this. thanks.
     
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Jan 27, 2015, 02:18 PM
 
I think iPhoto only see's the photo's that have been synced with iTunes.
     
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Jan 27, 2015, 02:43 PM
 
Don't think we are making much progress here. iphoto does not even launch. and Apple want to replace it with Photo, but in icloud, don't see easy way to download quickly off the iphone.
     
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Jan 27, 2015, 04:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by jeff k View Post
Thanks unlike iphone, image capture does launch. Then what??
Nothing intuitive about this. thanks.
Steps:

1) Connect iPhone to Mac via cable
2) Launch Image Capture
3) Select one or images on right side of panel of Image Capture
4) Click Import or Import All
5) Optional: Select directory on Mac of where to store the images
6) There is no step 6
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Jan 27, 2015, 05:05 PM
 
Thanks Mind,
Image Capture bring up device scanner, don't see preference so I'm lost there. This app always drives me batty.

Preview, did not work either, only import offering is the same scanner!
     
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Jan 27, 2015, 07:08 PM
 
This is one task that Dropbox does really well:

https://www.dropbox.com/en/help/289
     
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Jan 27, 2015, 08:33 PM
 
Is your iPhone physically connected to your Mac via a cable?
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jeff k  (op)
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Jan 28, 2015, 03:53 AM
 
DCJ/ Mind
Nothing happens when I plug the iphone to the computer.
Nothing with dropbox at all, and even when I open itunes it says itunes could not connect to the phone because the device timed out.

It says that always no matter when or how I plug it in.
     
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Jan 28, 2015, 09:31 AM
 
When you open Image Capture, select Device Settings. That will allow you to set the default behavior of your Mac when you connect your iPhone. You should be able to select from a number of different apps to handle your phone's pictures, along with having the option to simply download the pictures to your Pictures folder.

The drawback with the latter is that it will download every picture EVERY time you connect the phone, even if all the pictures have already been downloaded. I freed up a butt-load of space by deleting duplicate downloads and then changing to iPhoto to handle my pictures.

One big benefit (for me) of using iPhoto is that it will offer to remove the picture from your phone when it downloads it. I take pictures with my phone for a lot of reasons, and I have apps that also take photos (and don't always clean up after themselves), so things "accumulate" pretty quickly...

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Jan 28, 2015, 01:24 PM
 
G THANKS.
I don't what you see, but I don't see "device settings"
Maybe you have a screenshot for us.

It list my Epson scanner, without me ever inputting or selecting it. It automatically warms up and starts the scanner without me asking or
wanting that.

This is how image capture has always been in the 15 years I've seen it. I never been able to control anything about it. It drives me crazy.
     
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Jan 29, 2015, 03:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by BLAZE_MkIV View Post
I think iPhoto only see's the photo's that have been synced with iTunes.
No. iPhoto is the main photo app. iTunes isn't required. When you connect your phone to iPhoto, it looks like just another camera.

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Jan 29, 2015, 03:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by jeff k View Post
DCJ/ Mind
Nothing happens when I plug the iphone to the computer.
Nothing with dropbox at all, and even when I open itunes it says itunes could not connect to the phone because the device timed out.

It says that always no matter when or how I plug it in.
You've got bigger problems if you can't see your phone in iTunes. You might need to restore it.

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jeff k  (op)
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Jan 29, 2015, 03:22 PM
 
Thanks Steve, ok itunes is working, and it says it can download photos, but does not say how to do that.

iphoto, wont launch, nothing happens when I click on it, and I just downloaded that from the app store.
     
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Feb 6, 2015, 06:11 PM
 
I agree with the "you've go bigger problems" theory. If your signature here is up to date, I'd put all my money on 10.6 being the problem. It's ancient and not going to play nice with any recent apps; iOS or otherwise.
     
   
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