How can I get photos from the iPhone to the computer without emailing them?

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One way is to just plug it into your computer via the USB adapter that comes with it (it's the same plug that goes into your dock and AC plug). If you're using a Mac then iPhoto may pop up and invite you to import all your photos. If you're on a PC then I assume it will show up as a device, and you can open it as a drive and copy the files over OR do it from inside the photo management application you prefer.
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Thanks! Super easy and straight forward.
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April Prosser

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Look, I'm getting all the photos that were downloaded from my iphone 3, and the computer is seeing my iphone 4, but the photos taken by the iphone 4 are not showing up. Even the edits of old pictures are not showing up. Itunes and the "computer" on the start menu see the device, but not the pictures themselves.
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Sometimes you need to synced your files,treasured photos and contacts whatever to itune and do regular backup. Read this article to find out.
You can recover deleted photos from iPhone.
http://www.wondershare.com/disk-utili...
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If you deleted your cherished photos by mistake. And it works well with iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS. It can recover Messages, Contacts, Call History, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Safari Bookmark directly from iPhone 5/4S.

There are two ways for you to recover deleted pictures from your iPhone:

Tutorials 1: How to Scan and Recover Photos from iPhone directly
Tutorials 2: How to Recover iPhone Photos from iTunes backup

Read more:

How to recover iPhone deleted Photo directly
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jkyn

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You can also use MobiKin Assistant for iOS to transfer photos from iphone to computer directly. I use it to backup my iphone and really work well. Three steps to finish all process. You can have a try. Hope this helps!
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Hi, I recommend an iPhone to Computer Transfer program.

http://www.ipod-to-ipod-touch.com/tra...

It can help you copy songs videos photos playlists from iPhone to computer or iTunes in a couple of clicks. Supports all types of iPods and iPhones including iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod nano 5G, iPod touch and so on.

Hope it helpful.

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Bill Wang

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You don't need another 3rd party program to do this! Just plug in your idevice like you normally do to your PC. Then something should show up giving you some options to play your music or open the folder. Select open the folder then you can find where your pictures are yourself.
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There is a simple way to get your IPhone pics on your computer and bypass ITunes and IPhoto. Apple includes a great program called Image Capture on all Macs. Open up the program and it will see the IPhone or any camera like device and it will allow you to download any or all of them, where to put them and if you would like them deleted off the device when you are through. It also creates great icons for each photo for ease finding them.
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thank you thank you thank you thank you. I hate iphoto and just wanted to download the pix to my photo drive so I could organize them myself!
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Image capture does not see my iphone as a camera device, how do I get it to recognized it as a camera?
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kendracm

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thank you! huge time saver, super easy and quick!
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For some reason, in the past two weeks, iPhoto stopped opening up when I connect my iPhone to my computer. It does open up itunes and synch my phone, but even when I open iPhoto, I cannot find my iPhone and can't seem to import my photos.

I have tried what @roadstar recommends, opening Image Capture, but Image Capture also does not see my iphone. It only shows my scanner.

What's the deal? I have about 60 photos I want to put on my computer. Anyone else suddenly start having this problem?
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Me too!
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Same here.
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also happening to me, iPhone 4 on Mac (all software up to date). Isn't Mac supposed to be intuitive & one-click methodic?? I'm starting to regret not getting an Android...
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I'm trying to do the same as kmeelyon, my laptop would previously automatically detect my iphone and windows would upload the photos on to my computer before i loaded up itunes, but since getting itunes it wont work, and ive tried the usb cord and manually opening it up but it doesnt seem to detect it there either. Any ideas anyone? Tried syncing throught itunes but no luck in getting the pics off my pc onto my iphone and viceversa
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I finally wound up fixing this issue. But it wound up not having to do with my iphone at all. My desktop computer started going other buggy things and I brought it into the Apple store. They wound up doing a clean install for me and after that, iPhoto saw the phone again and it was resolved. So make sure to check that it's not a problem with your computer....it can be easy to assume the problem is with the phone.
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Until this last group of photos my iPhone photos were automatically transferred to iPhoto when I plugged my iPhone in. For some reason this did not happen today. So I closed all my applications and restarted my iMac and as before the new photos in my iPhone were automatically moved to iPhoto on my iMac. Why this glitch happened I have no idea but the restart solved the problem.
I've restarted my iMac AND my iPhone several times, to no avail. Perhaps I'll need to do what kmeelyon has done.
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You can use IphoneBroswer, a smart little application. Get from here:

http://code.google.com/p/iphonebrowse...

Click on 'SetupiPhoneBrowser.1.81.exe' link

You have to connect your iphone to the comp/laptop, but it allows you to transfer images/music/movies to and from the iphone, which cannot be done through Itunes.

Help on using the software is here:

http://code.google.com/p/iphonebrowse...

It even allows you to add your own ringtones. See here:

http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/f128/...
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There is an app for that ;-)

Check out PhotoToMac ($1): http://www.galarina.eu/PhotoToMac/Hom...
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Hi,
iPhone to computer transfer is the most convenient and secure software for you to get photos from iPhone to computer. It is easy to use.
You can get it from here:
http://www.ipod-to-computer.net/iphon...
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There is also 'Photo Transfer App', it let's you transfer photos from iPhone to Computer and vice versa (even transfer from one iPhone to another). It works over wifi so no cables and no iTunes required! http://www.phototransferapp.com/
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If you can't import photos from your iPhone to your computer (whether Mac of PC), you might want to check to see if you have any photos in the camera roll on your iPhone that did not originate from the iPhone camera (i.e. someone emailed you, taken on another camera, received from your computer, copied from the internet, etc.). If you do then Apple disables your ability to import or sync ANY photos contained on your iPhone until the non-originating photos are removed from the iPhone camera roll. The only work around is to email those non-originating pictures to yourself and then delete them to re-enable your ability to import/sync the remaining photos. I know it's a pain. Of course you could let Apple know how unsatisfactory this is at: http://www.apple.com/feedback
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Yeah. Ain't that sucks? If I am able to email all my pix, i will surely
get rid of this phone.
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jessica

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I just tried what JZ said and it totally worked. Can't believe it. I removed photos that my friend sent me through WhatsApp, and replugged my phone into the PC, and the pop-up to import photos came up immediately.
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another nice (and free) app is called Cameras. it recognizes various cameras, including iphone camera. what i like about it best is you can configure specific default options for each one (and you can override your defaults on the fly, too). i found it super handy.
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If you used to get a pop up window earlier to copy your photos, and you dont get that pop up anymore, dont worry, there is a easier way out. Connect your iphone to your laptop. double click on "My Computer" from your desktop or from start button. You will see new drive called "Portable Devices", it will have the icon of the Iphone and "iphone" written, double click on it, it take you to "internal Storage", double click on "internal Storage" and it take you to lot of folders within, and you will finally come to the folder with all your photos stored in your iphone. Hope this helps.

Roni David
Bangalore
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Hey my iphoto library was suddenly erased, not even the finder finds it. Last hope is my ipod, where all the fotos are still on. The problem is, the photos on my ipod do not count as saved images, and thats why i cant copy them back onto my mac.
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Take a look at my PhotoToMac app. It does exactly what you need. Keep in mind though that when your photos were copied to your iPod, they were also reduced in size by iTunes.
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Try this
http://www.from-iphone-to-computer.co...
It shows a two-ways transfer solution that lets you drag thumbnails from iPhone to computer and the other way round from computer to iPhone
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All these answers are fine, for the photos taken with the iphone camera.
However I have transferred thousands of photos to my iphone (to show to friends and family), my laptop has died completely, taking all my photos with it.

Now my iphone is the only place where all these photos are backed up.
I have bought a new laptop and when I connect the iphone, all that is seen in Windows Explorer is the folder with the photos taken by the iphone, not all the others, and itunes just keeps threatening to wipe my iphone clean.

How do I get all those OTHER photos off the iphone?

I'm using pc obviously.
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I'm having EXACTLY the same issue as you simmy, so if you find the answer, please let me know...

" simmy replied 15 days ago
All these answers are fine, for the photos taken with the iphone camera.
However I have transferred thousands of photos to my iphone (to show to friends and family), my laptop has died completely, taking all my photos with it.

Now my iphone is the only place where all these photos are backed up.
I have bought a new laptop and when I connect the iphone, all that is seen in Windows Explorer is the folder with the photos taken by the iphone, not all the others, and itunes just keeps threatening to wipe my iphone clean.

How do I get all those OTHER photos off the iphone?

I'm using pc obviously. "
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I’ve followed your advised, it work, but it automatically replacing my existing album, any suggestion??????????

iphone application
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Hello,
Emailing photos one by one is troublesome. So many iPhone users want to transfer photos from iPhone to computer directly. But Apple blocks us from doing this with iTunes. If you are the similar question, you can use iPhone Photos Backup as photo transfer tool.

Wanting the guide of how to use it, please refer to the article: Get photos from iPhone to computer.

Good luck!
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John Smith

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This is a very convenient way I found to "get photos from the iPhone to the computer"

Transfer iPhone photos to computer
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If you can't import photos from your iPhone to your computer (whether Mac of PC), you might want to check to see if you have any photos in the camera roll on your iPhone that did not originate from the iPhone camera (i.e. someone emailed you, taken on another camera, received from your computer, copied from the internet, etc.). If you do then Apple disables your ability to import or sync ANY photos contained on your iPhone until the non-originating photos are removed from the iPhone camera roll. The only work around is to email those non-originating pictures to yourself and then delete them to re-enable your ability to import/sync the remaining photos.
More Reviews about transferring iPhone photo to computer:
How to transfer or copy photos from iPhone to PC
How to transfer photo/picture from iPhone to Mac
Hope that help you a lot.
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I developed a app AirPhotoViewer
That can lets you ipad or iphone view photo form your pc over wifi with out sync http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/airpho...
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wireless transfer app is a good tool. I am fond of it. only need wifi to transfer photos and videos. +1

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wirele...