How to Transfer iPhone Images to Mac Without iPhoto
I love taking pictures with my iDevice, but more often I have to take screenshots of apps when describing Cydia tweaks. Apple offers several ways to transfer iPhone photos to Mac. Alas, too much manual work to do that – in most cases it required neither install and run iPhoto nor connect iPhone to your computer via USB.
However I got iPhone tips for you to help to move pictures from iPhone to Mac quick and easy and without iPhoto or USB. The main thing I want to show is to do it automatically on the Mac. Just after taking a screenshot – the image is already on your computer. And this is amazing. So before we start let’s see the requirements.
- Mac computer
- iPhone running iOS 5.0 or later
- Enabled Photo Stream on Mac and iOS
- Configured iCloud on Mac and iOS devices
- Internet connection
How to Transfer Photos From iPhone to Mac
Step 1. Go to the section “Photos” in Settings and enable Photo Stream on iPhone.
Step 2. Do the same on Mac – System Preferences – iCloud – Photo Stream.
Step 3. Press Command+ Shift+G on your Mac computer to bring up Go to Folder and enter this:
Step 4. In the sub folder will see your photos. In the search bar (upper right corner) search for Image and select Kind:Image.
Step 5. Now we have to do two things – to press the Save button and add the saved search in the sidebar.
That’s it. Now you’ll have quick access to photos and screenshots made on the iPhone. I like this solution because it does not need to install and run iPhoto, to copy the image for editing in Pixelmator.
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