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Photos from iPhone to Computer.

Asked by xxporkxsodaxx (1386 points ) July 29th, 2008

Now it’s not the syncing, I know how to do that, but it’s the “Photo Library” on the iPhone. So here’s the story, yesterday I was deleting duplicate photos from my Mac, but I must have missed the iPhoto Library folder. So in turn I deleted every picture from the past 2 years from my Mac but I still have everything on my iPhone. I’m too afraid to try and sync the phone with iTunes because it might delete the only copies of the photos I have left, is there any way I can transfer my photos from my phone to my computer? P.S. It’s hard to explain but I pretty much have no Internet where I am right now.

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kevbo's avatar

If you live near a Mac store, take your computer there and see if you can recover your photos (or call them first, or call a computer whiz.)

Don’t sync your photos.

Listen to someone else on this thread who knows more than I do.

PupnTaco's avatar

Quit iPhoto when it launches and use Image Capture to pull all those photos off.

However… I believe the iPhone down-rezzes your pix, so they won’t be the same size/quality as the originals you lost.

No Time Machine?

xxporkxsodaxx's avatar

The only ones I care about were taken with my iPhone, though I did have some more that were taken with my old digital camera. I can’t get the ones that I originally transfered from my computer to my iPhone with Image Capture though, and as for Time Machine, I don’t have it with me, I’m camping at an air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and I rode a Ford Tri-Motor yesterday and took about 100 pictures of warbirds and others. Yes, I did delete the originals which I regret.

jaredg's avatar

If Image Capture won’t see the images when you connect your phone, you could probably get them off if you jailbreak your phone and use SSH to copy the files off or one of the file server programs to share out the file system on your iPhone.

Do you get the option that allows you to email the photos when you view them on your phone? You could do that 100 times. Yeah, I know that sounds lame.

Good luck.

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