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Syncing the iPhone's photos to my computer?

Asked by derektherock42 (191 points ) November 9th, 2008

So I take photos with my iPhone and sync them to the “Pictures” folder (Windows Vista… sigh…) because the system recognizes iPhone as a camera and asked me if i wanted to automatically sync it there. Now I’m tired of the pictures being in a different folder for each date (making like a million folders), so I made a folder called “Imported iPhone Pictures” which I intend to put the photos in. However, I don’t know how to go back and tell the computer “I don’t want to sync the photos to “Pictues” anymore, I want to sync them to “Imported iPhone Pictures”.

Every time I hook up my iPhone to my computer, Vista automatically syncs the photos to “Pictures”. There’s no way to change the folder I sync it to, or even quit syncing the photos every time. Can somebody please help?

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basp's avatar

I’d like to be able to help you but I take the easy way out. I just email the pics to myself then go to my desktop and open my email and save them where ever I want.

hearkat's avatar

My beau has Vista, and when it tries to import the pics from the iPhone, we hit cancel. He uses Adobe PhotoShop that came with his computer to manage his Photos.

I rarely mess with Vista (Macs at home and XP at work), but isn’t there a control panel or something where you can change the default programs? I had to go into that recently, because my mother’s Vista PC was opening .doc files with MS works instead of Word – go figure!

PupnTaco's avatar

Picasa is the Windows semi-equivalent to iPhoto. It works as a “digital shoebox” for managing your photos. The iPhone will sync to your Picasa library.

derektherock42's avatar

I don’t think there’s a place in Control Panel for changing the default folder/program for digital cameras. It’s a really stupid design flaw on Microsoft’s part. This is why everybody should get a Mac.

baker_girl's avatar

Hi, not sure if this is any help. I was trying to actually sync photos from iPhone to PC and found this post. To change the settings, plug in your iPhone, go to My Computer and then right click on the iPhone for the options menu. Then select Import Photos. The photo import program should run and then tell you how many images it detects. There is an option there to change setting and properties where you can reselect folders etc. I found though if you haven’t taken any new photos since the last import it won’t get you this far but just say no new photos detected. So I just took a random photo so that it would say one and bring up the options.

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