Attention: Please checkout the new Mac-Forums Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/macforums1

Additional details in the "News & Community Announcements" thread.



Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    transferring photos - iPhone to Mac Mini
    Hello all,

    I just got my very first smart phone, an iPhone 5C. It was a free upgrade to my Verizon account.

    I now find myself taking lots of photos with the 5C and I want to transfer those photos to my desktop Mac Mini running OSX 10.9.4. I'm not that familiar with the iPhoto app, but I presume I'll have to use it some how to do this transfer.

    Can anyone explain to me the best way to get all my photos off my iPhone and onto my Mac Mini?

    Thanks,

    Kevin H.

  2. #2
    transferring photos - iPhone to Mac Mini
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Keller, Texas
    Posts
    57,859
    Your Mac's Specs
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 7+, iPhone 8, Numerous iPods, Mojave
    I just attach my 5c to my Mac via the USB lightning connector and iPhoto opens and transfers the photos to its library. If your new iPhone is using iOS 7.X you should be able to transfer the photos over WiFi. With iOS 8 you'll need to wait for Yosemite.

  3. #3
    transferring photos - iPhone to Mac Mini
    mrplow's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 01, 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    7,163
    Your Mac's Specs
    Mac Mini i5 (2014 High Sierra), iPhone X, Apple Watch, iPad Pro 12.9, AppleTV (4)
    You don't have to use iPhoto, you can use a built-in application called Image Capture too

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - bottom left of this post

  4. #4
    chas_m
    Guest
    Or you can use iCloud. This will automatically transfer all pictures taken by your phone to your Mac as soon as the two devices are on the same Wi-Fi network. Apple calls this Photo Stream.

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    I just attach my 5c to my Mac via the USB lightning connector and iPhoto opens and transfers the photos to its library. If your new iPhone is using iOS 7.X you should be able to transfer the photos over WiFi. With iOS 8 you'll need to wait for Yosemite.
    If I use this method, do you know where iPhoto stores photos on disk? I'd like to be able to use Photoshop to edit/process the photos, but I can't find them on my Mac Mini's disk.

    Thanks again,

    Kevin

  6. #6
    transferring photos - iPhone to Mac Mini
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Keller, Texas
    Posts
    57,859
    Your Mac's Specs
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 7+, iPhone 8, Numerous iPods, Mojave
    The photos will be stored in the iPhoto library if you use iPhoto as stated in my reply. See below:

    Macintosh HD/Users/your user name/Pictures/iPhoto Library/

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    The photos will be stored in the iPhoto library if you use iPhoto as stated in my reply. See below:

    Macintosh HD/Users/your user name/Pictures/iPhoto Library/
    Thanks, this put me in the right area. Once in iPhoto Library in Finder, I right click on iPhoto Library and select Show Package Contents. This leads to a display of the various directories under iPhoto Library. I looked them all over and the directory named Masters leads to various numbered directories at the end of which are all your image files in jpeg format. Success!

    Thanks, chscag, for the helpful replies and to others who replied as well.

    Kevin H.

  8. #8
    transferring photos - iPhone to Mac Mini
    mrplow's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 01, 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    7,163
    Your Mac's Specs
    Mac Mini i5 (2014 High Sierra), iPhone X, Apple Watch, iPad Pro 12.9, AppleTV (4)
    Can I suggest, that although you've found images there you don't edit from there. It'll mess things up in iPhoto.

    If you're going to edit and insist on using iPhoto launch photoshop from within iPhoto.

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - bottom left of this post

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by mrplow View Post
    Can I suggest, that although you've found images there you don't edit from there. It'll mess things up in iPhoto.

    If you're going to edit and insist on using iPhoto launch photoshop from within iPhoto.
    Didn't know I could do that! Like I said, I'm new to iPhoto so I'm still learning all the little tricks. Thanks for pointing me towards this.

    Kevin H.

  10. #10
    chas_m
    Guest
    I **STRONGLY** second MrPlow's sound advice. DO NOT mess with iPhoto's library structure!!

    The iPhoto program allows you to use any external photo editor you want to fix up your pictures and then automatically returns the results to iPhoto. You can set this in iPhoto's preferences and just name Photoshop as your preferred external editor.

  11. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    I **STRONGLY** second MrPlow's sound advice. DO NOT mess with iPhoto's library structure!!

    The iPhoto program allows you to use any external photo editor you want to fix up your pictures and then automatically returns the results to iPhoto. You can set this in iPhoto's preferences and just name Photoshop as your preferred external editor.
    Got it! I tried launching Photoshop from within iPhoto and it worked. This solves my problem so I'm good to go.

    Thanks everyone.

    Kevin H.

  12. #12
    You can use some tool to help copy and transfer iphone data to mac or windows.There are two ways for you to save data from your iPhone, if you use Coolmuster iPad iPhone iPod to PC Transfer, which fully allows you to save data on your iphone 6,iphone 6 plus iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS to mac/windows.
    How can I transfer iphone photos /pictures to mac
    Last edited by Beqpiiee; 10-29-2014 at 09:42 PM. Reason: add something

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-18-2014, 06:05 PM
  2. transferring photos from iphone to macbook pro
    By jnhatfied in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-01-2012, 03:46 PM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-09-2012, 09:37 AM
  4. transferring photos from iphone to mac
    By ronan2k in forum iOS and Apps
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-10-2009, 11:11 AM
  5. From PC to Mac: transferring files, Mac Mini hard drive
    By djmitch in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-23-2005, 01:56 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •