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How to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac

In recent years, the iPhone has become the device we use most to take photos, fully replacing compact cameras, also thanks to the good camera sensors that Apple uses on their smartphones. After taking hundreds or thousands of photos, it may be time to transfer all the recorded shots and videos from iPhone to Mac. If you don't want to rely on cloud services like Dropbox or iCloud, there is a simple integrated application within everyone i Mac, which lets you transfer photos from iPhone to Mac easily.

The service in question is called Image Acquisition and in this guide we show you how to use it to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac with simple steps.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac

The transfer of photos from iPhone to Mac is very simple.

  • First you need to connect your iPhone to your Mac via the USB cable.
  • If the first time you connect your iPhone to your Mac, a message will appear on your phone asking you if you want to authorize access to the computer. Click on authorize
  • At this point the app could open Photo from Apple asking to be able to connect with the iPhone. Close all the apps that will open (if you have disabled the automatic launch of these apps then you can skip this step).
  • Now go to the folder Applications and start Image Acquisition.
  • The graphical interface of the app is very simple. In the left sidebar all the connected devices are shown, while in the central part all the photos present on the selected device. To proceed, from the left bar select your iPhone.

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  • In the middle column of the app all the photos you have taken with the iPhone will appear. Below, next to the writing Import into: present a button that set to Images. This means that all the photos will be imported into the folder Images. If you want to change the destination folder, you can click on this button and from the drop-down menu select Other. A new window will open from which you can select the destination you prefer.

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  • After choosing the folder in which to import the iPhone photos you have two options, which consist in importing the entire photo gallery or just some photos chosen by us. In the first case, simply click on the button Import everything located at the bottom right, while in the second case, keeping the key pressed cmd, you can select the photos to import and then click on It matters.

NOTE: note that the Mac will store the photos that have already been imported. This means that if you import all the photos, then disconnect the iPhone to take more photos and then connect it to the Mac again to transfer the new photos, by clicking on Import everything all photos that were not previously transferred will be imported. Previously imported photos are marked with a green circle as you can see in the photo below.

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As you have seen, transferring photos from iPhone to Mac is a very simple operation that can be performed in a few steps. If you have difficulties or you have doubts let us know through the comments.