Mac iPhone photos download FAQ: How do I download iPhone photos to my Mac? I assumed I could import them with iTunes, but I can't seem to do anything with them from iTunes.
I used to have my iPhone synced to a Windows PC, and a while back I wrote about how to download iPhone photos to a Windows PC. But a couple of months ago when I switched my iPhone to sync with my iMac I assumed I'd be able to easily download my iPhone photos to my Mac using iTunes. Turns out that still doesn't work. (And the question to Apple is "Why not?")
The short story is that while iTunes syncs everything else, it's not what you use to download iPhone photos to a Mac. Instead, here's how you do it.
To download iPhone photos to your Mac:
This image shows what the Image Capture application looks like on my Mac OS X 10.6 system when it first starts up:
If you want to select a new folder, just click the dropdown list that defaults to "Pictures", and then select the "Other..." option at the bottom of that list. That brings up a Mac Finder window that lets you choose another folder where you can save your imported iPhone photos.
If you take a few moments to look around the Mac Image Capture application, you'll see you can do several other things with your Mac iPhone photos, including:
Those last two options are available under the "Pictures" dropdown list.
I hope this tip on how to download iPhone photos to your Mac has been helpful. Just remember to start the Image Capture application, and not only can you import your iPhone photos to your Mac, but you can also share them, delete them, or use the other options I listed.