How-To: Apple iPhone Camera Pictures into iPhoto. 5 Easy Steps!

As mentioned in previous posts, a recent excursion to The Simpson's Kwik-E-Mart themed 7-Eleven near our home yielded several pictures taken with my Apple iPhone. The Apple iPhone has a built-in 2 megapixel camera that takes a pretty nice picture, despite lacking a flash, zoom or image stabilization.

The Apple iPhone makes it pretty easy to email pictures or assign them as wallpaper or a contact picture, but transferring multiple pictures to your Mac is a little less obvious. Apple must have thought about this type of functionality though, right? Thankfully, the answer is yes. Once again, the design gurus at Apple didn't let us down.

To get pictures to your Apple iPhone from your Mac, you use iTunes and the sync feature. This works great for getting pictures onto the iPhone to use as wallpaper, etc. But, the synchronization feature does not transfer pictures to your Mac from your Apple iPhone. To transfer pictures to your Mac from your Apple iPhone, do the following:

  1. Connect your Apple iPhone to your Mac. For now, that means using the USB cable, but I am hoping that Bluetooth becomes an option in the future.

  2. If iTunes is open, let it finish synchronizing your iPhone, then close iTunes but keep your iPhone connected to your Mac.

  3. Open the iPhoto program.

  4. After opening, iPhoto will detect your Apple iPhone and provide you options to import your pictures into iPhoto. You can opt to have iPhoto delete pictures from your iPhone, as they are imported, or you can keep them on the iPhone and delete them later. You can also name the Roll and provide a Description.

  5. That's it! The pictures on your Apple iPhone should now be in iPhoto, for your viewing, exporting and manipulation pleasure.

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