What to do with your zillion Picts on your iPhone ?

30 May

So you have your iPhone for some time now and of course you take a lots of pictures, sometimes so much that your iPhone memory becoming full and with vacations around the corner you want to be ready for your new memories.

3 questions hit your brain
1/ How do I transfer my pictures ?
2/ Where do I save them
3/ How to access them afterwards ?

Been there, done that … so let’s me help you.
Of course, you can synchronize of your iPhone with the cable linked to your computer through iTunes (I don’t like it because it takes time and then you have to parameter what content you want to sync or not). iPhoto will create an event including the pictures imported.
Or …
You connect your iPhone to your Mac (don’t synchronize it with iTunes) and use the soft called Image Capture (it comes with your Mac).
It will show you all the pictures on your iPhone and give you the possibility
. to copy the selected pictures to your hard drive
. and also to erase them after hard copying them (freeing space on your beloved iPhone).

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Your iPhone will then been empty and will only contain the pictures from your PhotoStream.

Little note on the PhotoStream,
. You’ll have access to your last 1.000 pictures thanks to the iCloud. If you took 1.001 pictures, the last picture will chase the 1st picture you took.
. The iCloud keeps track of the last 1000 pictures taken by your eDevises so you would still be able to show off with your last pictures to friends BUT they won’t be stored on your iPhone.

What I also do, because your HD is not extensible and you need a computer around to retrieve your pictures, I use the Dropbox app with its  function “Camera Upload“.
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. It will automatically upload your iPhone pictures when wifi-connected (no data consumption from your mobile subscription) and the App launched.
. You’ll be able to browse through you pics whenever you want while connected (you have thumbnails to easily pick the pic you need).
. Need one pic from your storage ? Just download it to your phone.

Downside of this you’ll have to manage your Dropbox storage capacity, and it’s not cheap.
Upside, your dropbox comes with a free 2Gb and each friend opening an account will give you an extra 500Mb !

Good to know, for this article you will need
. Image Capture
. iPhoto
and you might consider downloading
. DropBox
. And activating PhotoStream from Apple

13 Responses to “What to do with your zillion Picts on your iPhone ?”

  1. ksbeth May 30, 2013 at 11:10 PM #

    thanks this is good info, because i am dealing with this very question myself )

  2. vastlycurious.com June 1, 2013 at 2:20 AM #

    I love your advice. It’s the stuff my kids won’t share with me. I bought the Iphone 5 today. My 4 was out of space. I do download and delete and mass delete but by happily using all 26 photo apps that I have on my phone so I must maintain a Library. I hope for what I paid, the memory will last me for awhile ! : )

    • chaseitorbchased June 1, 2013 at 10:54 PM #

      I had the same issue. Just today I took 261 pictures … Now that I upgraded to a 32Gb iPhone 5 I have more space, and less pressure to erase them. Thanks to the dropbox and the iCloud, I can finally manage my pictures and I’m not afraid to lose them.

      • vastlycurious.com June 1, 2013 at 10:56 PM #

        I just down load them onto my MacBook Retinal and then I can play with them but some I keep on my phone! Love you posts!

      • chaseitorbchased June 1, 2013 at 10:57 PM #

        Thanks for your support. I hope you enjoy your iPhone. Don’t forget to protect it with a nice cover 😉

      • vastlycurious.com June 1, 2013 at 11:01 PM #

        My cover is hideous. It’s the Spec Tire tread. I work in Construction and my home has stone floors in 4 years I have never broken it. It is no longer delicate but it’s in one piece 🙂

      • chaseitorbchased June 1, 2013 at 11:05 PM #

        LOL, check my review regarding the covers. My favourite is the Rokform one (with it’s magnet in the back), the Lifeproof (waterproof that I use when it rains) and the Otterbox.

  3. pattisj June 1, 2013 at 2:36 AM #

    Thanks for the info!

  4. marymtf June 4, 2013 at 12:46 AM #

    We used to keep photos in shoeboxes or photo albums. The latter were awful as when you decided you wanted to detach the photos you found that they were stuck to the album forever. I am amazed when I read posts like yours. This old chook finds them very helpful.

    • chaseitorbchased June 4, 2013 at 6:55 AM #

      Cool, now you are off the hook but it’s nice to print them too. And you need to sort them out to find them because we have so many pictures.


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