How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac without iPhoto

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iPhoto, developed by Apple INC., was announced at Macworld 2002 by Steve Jobs. This application was sold as part of the iLife suite of digital media management applications, iPhoto can import, organize, edit, print and share digital photos. It is mainly used to transfer photos, nowadays iPhoto has stopped upgrade and no longer purchasable. This article introduces how to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac without iPhoto.

Best Way to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac without iPhoto

Many Apple users enjoy taking photos with iPhone to save their life memories. It is an excellent option to transfer pictures to Mac in case if your device gets missing.

iMyFone TunesMate offers the best transferring alternatives from iPhone to Mac. This permits users to restore iTunes library by copying files to the iPhone. TunesMate doesn't cause any syncing problem between your iPhone and Mac. It can also transfer data from unlimited devices. You can find many positive reviews about it online, such as GetintopcGeekreply.

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Key Features of iMyFone TunesMate:

  • Transfer many types of media files like videos, images, and music.
  • It helps to avoid iTunes restrictions and unfamiliar iTunes errors.
  • Add photos from iPhone to Mac without opening the iTunes.
  • It can transfer files to an unlimited number of devices.
  • Restore damaged or corrupted iTunes library.

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Steps to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac

Step 1: Launch iMyFone TunesMate on your Mac and connect your iPhone to a USB cable.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone and go to "Photo" tab.

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Step 3: Browse and choose the target folder for the exported album and photos on computer from the pop-up window, tap "Select Folder" to begin the export process.

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Step 4: A window will display on your TunesMate "Export successfully". You can tap "Open Folder" to find the exported photos on computer.

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Common Ways to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac without iPhoto

1 Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac without iPhoto via Preview

Preview enables users to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac. Here are the steps to transfer pictures from iPhone to Mac Preview.

Step 1: Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to Mac.

Step 2: Launch the Preview.

Step 3: Click "Import" from your iPhone.

Step 4: Click "Import" to transfer the photos.

Step 5: Select the folder where you want to store your iPhone photos.

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2 Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac without iPhoto via Image Capture

Image Capture pulls still images and movies from compatible connected devices such as scanners, iOS devices, cameras, and removable media. And it's included with every Mac. You'll find it in the Applications folder. Image Capture supports transferring photos from iPhone to Mac. Here are the steps to transfer pictures from iPhone to Mac with Image Capture.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to Mac computer using a USB cable.

Step 2: Launch Image Capture application on your Mac.

Step 3: Select your iPhone from the device list.

Step 4: Open the output folder for your iPhoto photos.

Step 5: Click on "Import" to transfer pictures from iPhone to Mac.

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3 Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac without iPhoto via Email

Avoid sending many photos at once; it is advisable to send two or three full-size photos in each email. Follow this guide to transfer pictures from iPhone to Mac with Email.

Step 1: Launch the Photos app on your iPhone, open the albums page and select the specific album.

Step 2: Click on the "Edit" button and pick the photos you want to transfer.

Step 3: Click on the "Share" button and select email.

Step 4: Enter your email address to complete the process.

Step 5: Login your Email to Mac and download the photos.

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4 Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac without iPhoto via Photos App

You can transfer photos from iPhone to Mac using Photos app. Here are the steps to follow:

Step 1: Open Photos App on your Mac.

Step 2: Use the USB cable to connect your iPhone to Mac.

Step 3: Click on "Import".

Step 4: Select the photos you want to transfer to Mac.

Step 5: Click the "Import" button to transfer photos to Mac.

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Bonus Tip: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac with iPhoto

iPhoto is a discontinued digital photograph manipulation software application developed by Apple Inc. It was included with every Macintosh personal computer from 2002 to 2015, when it was replaced with Apple's Photos application. Here are steps to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac with iPhoto:

Step 1: Use your USB cable to connect your Mac. iPhoto will open the Import interface where you can preview all the photos on the camera roll.

Step 2: To transfer all the images, click on "Import" and select the pictures on your camera roll.

Step 3: When you are done, move imported photos to the selected folder on your Mac.

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Conclusion

Since iPhoto has been replaced by the Photos app, most people will no longer use it. As an alternative to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac, iMyFone TunesMate does more than you think - also support to transfer music, video and APP files from iPhone to iTunes Library or computer. Free download the software to get your photo trasferred and save space for your iPhone!