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How to Selectively Import Pictures from iPhone to Computer

Search for a way to import photos from iPhone to computer for backup? Read this tutorial to get some useful suggestions.

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It is definitely not recommended to have too many images saved on your iPhone, and we suggest you to import pictures from iPhone to your home computer regularly. Why?

Suppose that there are more than 1,000 photos stored on your iPhone, which occupies near 2.5GB storage space on your 16GB iPhone, so move the photos to computer and then remove them from your iPhone can be a good way to release iPhone space. On the other hand, importing pictures from iPhone to computer hard drive is also a nice way to share with family or for backup.

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How to Import Pictures from iPhone to Computer with Image Capture on Mac

We have previously introduced you how to import iPhone photos to Mac with Photos app. Here we will show you how to get this done with Image Capture on Mac.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer, and unlock your iPhone.

Step 2. Open Image Capture and select your iPhone under DEVICES.

Step 3. Here you can view the thumbnails of your photos according to Name, Date, or File Size.

Step 4. Select the photos you want to import to computer. From the Import To menu, choose where to save the images or which app to use to open the image.

Step 5. Click Import to import only selected photos. To import all the photos, click Import All.

Import Pictures from iPhone to Computer with Image Capture

Import Pictures from iPhone to Computer with Image Capture

How to Import Photos from iPhone to Computer with AutoPlay on PC

If you are on a PC, the Windows AutoPlay allows you to import all pictures and videos from iPhone to computer. Here is how:

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer, and AutoPlay should automatically pop up. If this is the first time you plug in with your iPhone, it may take few minutes to install the driver stuff.

Step 2. When you see the AutoPlay pop-up window, click "Import pictures and videos" to get all photos in camera roll from iPhone to computer.

Import All Photos from iPhone to Computer

Import All Photos from iPhone to Computer

How to Import Pictures from iPhone to PC or Mac Computer with PrimoPhoto

PrimoPhoto is a new & comprehensive iPhone photo manager that works well on Windows and Mac computer. Check the main features of PrimoPhoto:

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Here is how to import pictures from iPhone to computer via PrimoPhoto:

Step 1. Open PrimoPhoto and plug in with your iPhone.

Step 2. On the Export section, choose photos from Camera Roll, Photo Library or Albums.

Step 3. Click Export to get photos from iPhone to computer.

Import Pictures from iPhone to PC or Mac Computer with PrimoPhoto

Import Pictures from iPhone to PC or Mac Computer with PrimoPhoto

What Makes PrimoPhoto Stand Out – Comparison Table

From the simple comparison table below, we can clearly see the outstanding photo management feature of PrimoPhoto. No matter you want to import photos in Camera Roll or Photo Library, whether you want to import all or individual picture, PrimoPhoto makes it easy & quick. Take a tour with PrimoPhoto now.

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