Is there an easier way to do this? (transfer photos)

 

We have iPhones (me a 6, Wife 8+) and Wife likes making Shutterfly books on her W10 Pro Laptop... Getting the picturs between the two system is a pain in the ass!

Getting Pictures from iPhone to W10 desktop folder is do-able with USB cable, but any folder organization is up for grabs... Pics are seemingly scattered throughout directories that have no bearing as to where they were put on iPhones...

Is there any program that is useable on W10 so that a connection from iPhone will see the folder structure on Phone to simplify getting pictures off the iPhone to a Windows system?

It's like both sides got minimal connection between the two going, then stopped working on it altogether...

Thanks

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A couple of ways

I believe you can do this with iTunes on the PC. I used that to move music from an older phone to a new one.

The simplest way, if the phones have a "Lightning" connector is to get a Sandisk iExpand flash drive. The drive has a "lightning" connector which is attached to the phone, then the download is accomplished to the iExpand drive. The iExpand drive also has a USB port that you can then use to access the files from a PC or Mac. Best Buy carries them, pretty reasonable in price; $20 for a 32 GB which currently is on sale. See https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sandisk-ixpand-32gb-usb-3-0-lig.... Sandisk has a good description at https://shop.westerndigital.com/products/usb-flash-drives/sa....

There is also a method using iCloud that you might want to try. The procedure is written up at https://www.easeus.com/iphone-data-transfer/transfer-photos-.... The downside is iCloud only allows 5 GB of storage so after transfer, clear it out.

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John from PA

Easiest and Simplest

Get a MacBook.

Transfer of photos between iPhones and a Mac is beyond easy, it's automatic.

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OP said "Easiest And Simplest"

diesel wrote:

Get a MacBook.

Transfer of photos between iPhones and a Mac is beyond easy, it's automatic.

"Easiest And Simplest" in my book doesn't included parting with several hundred $$$ and learning a new OS!

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John from PA

The OS is easy enough. It's

The OS is easy enough. It's point and click, for the most part. Some functions and objects have different names for the same function.

However you are correct about the higher cost for the hardware. However, it goes much further without becoming antiquated. My 2012 MacBoook Pro is still chunking along just fine. I only replaced it because the Current OS Catalina is probably the last OS upgrade that will be supported for that model. Otherwise is continues to carry on.

As far as moving stuff back and forth, the USB route is the simplest method. Scandisk had a 200 GB card that has built in wifi and can connect to your phone and download all your files, then plug in to the PC to transfer. The unit with Lightning connect will move stuff a little faster, but I don't have a comparison of the hardware costs.

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Transfer

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EASUS constant emails

charlesd45 wrote:

Have you tried EaseUS MobiMover ? https://www.easeus.com/phone-transfer/mobimover-free.html?ad&gclid=Cj0KCQjw6ar4BRDnARIsAITGzlCwcviu3_caSMGUKWl4St6OJgWSZNWWJ9Scf-K0B_MGT4g95qMMug8aAhZ8EALw_wcB

As I see it, the main drawback of any EASEUS product is the constant email messages you get after installation. I used one of their products about two years ago to set up a new computer and still get a message or so a week about some deal. I have my email set to move the messages directly to trash.

EASEUS is also Chinese firm; not saying that makes it good or bad, just saying.

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John from PA

Transfer

Use it for my wife's I pad and haven't had any problems. Don't recall any messages . Maybe the blocker I use. Like how simple it is to use.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

I use..

I use the "photo Transfer" app on my PC and iPhoneXs:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/photo-transfer-app-bitwise/id3...

I believe it's the same one mentioned by Charlie above.

It uses WiFi to transfer any or all photos & videos. You can select them individually or transfer an entire directory.

The only downside is it uses the .HEIC format and requires a file conversion program to make .jpeg files.

use google photos for ios

Use the Google Photos for ios app on the iphone. It automatically syncs with Google Photos on a browser on any Windows device. There is no "transfer" to be done. Each photo is already there.

dobs108 smile

Once you go Mac, you never go back

John from PA wrote:

"Easiest And Simplest" in my book doesn't included parting with several hundred $$$ and learning a new OS!

Yes, the price for a Mac is more than a Windows machine, but they last many years longer. MANY years longer. But there are no problems like this with a Mac. My friends are always talking about their new Windows machines and problems like these, and I'm still plinking along on these old Macs that do stuff way easier than the new Windows machines.

There really is nothing to learn. It is intuitive.

If you have an iPhone, you have access to the Apple iCloud. It comes with the iPhone. You have 5 GB storage in the Apple iCloud. You should be able to put the pics up in the Apple iCloud. Then on your W10 machine, log in to your Apple iCloud account and download the pics.

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Folder Structure On iPhone?

JanJ wrote:

We have iPhones (me a 6, Wife 8+) and Wife likes making Shutterfly books on her W10 Pro Laptop... Getting the picturs between the two system is a pain in the ass!

Getting Pictures from iPhone to W10 desktop folder is do-able with USB cable, but any folder organization is up for grabs... Pics are seemingly scattered throughout directories that have no bearing as to where they were put on iPhones...

Is there any program that is useable on W10 so that a connection from iPhone will see the folder structure on Phone to simplify getting pictures off the iPhone to a Windows system?

It's like both sides got minimal connection between the two going, then stopped working on it altogether...

Thanks

I don't think an iPhone can be used like an external disk, and see a folder structure as you mention. There is no folder on the iPhone that is used to hold pics. Photos are organized in the Photos app in iOS. You can't go and grab them by some app or OS, at least that I know of.

I think your best option is to use your AppleID account and transfer the pics through the Apple iCloud.

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Transfer files

To get a better idea of how EaseUs Mobi Maker works see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdxmlLzGHGM

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PC’s can last as well

diesel wrote:
John from PA wrote:

"Easiest And Simplest" in my book doesn't included parting with several hundred $$$ and learning a new OS!

Yes, the price for a Mac is more than a Windows machine, but they last many years longer. MANY years longer. But there are no problems like this with a Mac. My friends are always talking about their new Windows machines and problems like these, and I'm still plinking along on these old Macs that do stuff way easier than the new Windows machines.

I’m a former IT professional and can tell you that PC’s can last just as long as Mac. I will also add that people may tend to replace PC’s more often than Mac’s, since you can get a rather nice PC desktop or laptop at 1/3 to 1/2 the price of a Mac. I’m using broad approximations of price but if you only need a machine to search the web, do taxes and email, etc. then you can walk away with a nice machine for $400, perhaps even less.

As far as lasting longer, I just took a Dell D630 from 2007 and upgraded it for a Korean War vet to Windows 10. I also added a SSD. The old guy (I’m almost as old) loves it; can’t believe how fast it boots up and it works well with Office 2016. He was even impressed that his old Canon BJC-85 printer still works, printing and scanning (I’m surprised as well). But seriously, that argument that Mac last longer just isn’t true. PC’s can and have lasted for years, Simply put, different strokes for different folks.

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John from PA

Buy a Mac

Do yourself a favor and just bite the bullet and get a Mac. You'll never look back.

PC’s Can Last As Well .......

John from PA wrote:
diesel wrote:
John from PA wrote:

"Easiest And Simplest" in my book doesn't included parting with several hundred $$$ and learning a new OS!

Yes, the price for a Mac is more than a Windows machine, but they last many years longer. MANY years longer. But there are no problems like this with a Mac. My friends are always talking about their new Windows machines and problems like these, and I'm still plinking along on these old Macs that do stuff way easier than the new Windows machines.

I’m a former IT professional and can tell you that PC’s can last just as long as Mac. I will also add that people may tend to replace PC’s more often than Mac’s, since you can get a rather nice PC desktop or laptop at 1/3 to 1/2 the price of a Mac. I’m using broad approximations of price but if you only need a machine to search the web, do taxes and email, etc. then you can walk away with a nice machine for $400, perhaps even less.

As far as lasting longer, I just took a Dell D630 from 2007 and upgraded it for a Korean War vet to Windows 10. I also added a SSD. The old guy (I’m almost as old) loves it; can’t believe how fast it boots up and it works well with Office 2016. He was even impressed that his old Canon BJC-85 printer still works, printing and scanning (I’m surprised as well). But seriously, that argument that Mac last longer just isn’t true. PC’s can and have lasted for years, Simply put, different strokes for different folks.

Here, here! Most people here appreciate the flexibility of a windows pc. Why not buy equipment that does what you need instead of what the manufacturer wants to push out to you for profits.

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Ain't What People Want

pb46 wrote:

Here, here! Most people here appreciate the flexibility of a windows pc. Why not buy equipment that does what you need instead of what the manufacturer wants to push out to you for profits.

What does that even mean? What is flexibility?

Windows does not play well with Apple. Apple does all it can to play with Windows. MicroSoft is hobbling Office on the macOS and iOS platforms in an attempt to get people to go to the Windows world and the Mac users aren't having it.

Companies refresh their Windows machines every 2-3 years.

Most people here are older and use very few of the capabilities of a laptop or desktop. They are not power users. These people need ease of use, and trying to get Windows to play nice is not easy to do.

BTW, I have both platforms, I hate Windows, it is so difficult to use, and yada yada yada. My Windows machine is very old, and will never be replaced with a newer model. There's just no comparison for the regular user. Apple understands what the general public does and makes it profoundly easy to use, like manage pictures.

Keep looking, there might be some built-in utility in Windows to connect with an iPhone to send pics.

Good luck.

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I do mine by usb cable

I hook my phone up to the computer by usb. I do NOT let it do automatically.
I open my file explorer and make whatever folder I want for the photos I am downloading then I drag them from the usb drive to the folder I want them to be in.

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

I use the USB cable as well

1) Download all the images to a temporary location.
2) Sort by date taken
3) Grab that chunk of images and move them to a folder that's named for the content.
4) Repeat as necessary

When done use a comfortable program to browse them. I use XnView Classic. Nice compact little program that is really robust. I tried their newer version and HATED it. Stick with classic.

https://www.xnview.com/en/

Trying to sift through the images on the phone is a bear. They are sorted all willy-nilly and depending on the source program, they have different starting characters in their names and aren't remotely close together. Get them into a Windows folder and sort by date.

As an aside, I have a Synology NAS. It lets me back my iPhone photos up to it automatically. I just go to the folder on the NAS and move the files right from there. No USB cable required. The images remain on the iPhone for later use or removal.

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DropBox

Do you use DropBox or some other cloud storage? Send the pics to that from the iPhones and then retrieve from the Windows machine.

Microsoft is doing everything to keep people from leaving their platform, and Apple is welcoming them.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone XR w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

transferring photos

I don't have an IPhone but I use Dropbox for my Android phone.
I store them in a Dropbox folder until I can transfer to my pd..

My bad...

My bad, the OP seemed to have wanted a method of transferring files but now that I reread the original content I see that the OP stated "is there any program that is usable on W10 so that a connection from iPhone will see the folder structure on Phone to simplify getting pictures off the iPhone to a Windows system?"

I gather this is somewhat of an effort at organizing the image files.

Once the files are on the Windows machine, you might be able to use some of the little known parameters of File Explorer to help. There are a vast number of parameters available within File Explorer, some dozen or so related to photography. To pick and chose what you might want to display, in the "Details" view, right click along the upper toolbar where the columns are named, then select from the drop down list what you may desire. Note that at the bottom of the list is "More" so further worthwhile options may be useful; in fact almost 300 exist in Windows 10. Many are photography related; for example you could display dimensions, vertical resolution, white balance columns, date taken, description (you can add one) client ID, exposure bias, etc.

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John from PA

Never too old to learn

John from PA wrote:

There are a vast number of parameters available within File Explorer, some dozen or so related to photography. To pick and chose what you might want to display, in the "Details" view, right click along the upper toolbar where the columns are named, then select from the drop down list what you may desire. Note that at the bottom of the list is "More" so further worthwhile options may be useful; in fact almost 300 exist in Windows 10. Many are photography related; for example you could display dimensions, vertical resolution, white balance columns, date taken, description (you can add one) client ID, exposure bias, etc.

OK, I have been using Windows for more years than a lot of you are old and never knew this.
I just looked at it and it would have been useful to know this.
Thanks.
Like I said I am never too old to learn
Mary

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1. Use Windows Photos app to

1. Use Windows Photos app to import photos
2. Use iCloud app (5 GB free) on Windows 10 (sync your iPhone photos to iCloud)
3. Sync your iOS photos to Google drive (15 GB free)

Yes, those random folders on iOS devices drive me nuts too. I thought all the latest photos/videos are grouped into 1 folder but noooo... they are scattered in many random folders. Thanks Apple for not playing nice with Windows.

what is not made in China???

what is not made in China???

Bite something

SnookMook wrote:

Do yourself a favor and just bite the bullet and get a Mac. You'll never look back.

More like 'bite your wallet' - for inferior hardware and a 'our way or the highway' OS.

It's not totally Apple or Windows

chewbacca wrote:

Thanks Apple for not playing nice with Windows.

If you look you will probably find a folder with "DCIM" as part of its name. Every photographic device, whether it’s a dedicated digital camera or the camera app on an Android or iPhone, places the photos you take in a DCIM folder. DCIM stands for “Digital Camera Images.”

The DCIM folder and its layout come from DCF, a standard created back in 2003. DCF provides a provides a standard layout for all devices.

The DCIM directory usually contains multiple sub-directories, each consisting of a three-digit number and five alpha characters. Since Apple is a five-digit name, their code is APPLE. On an iPhone, the DCIM directory contains folders like “100APPLE,” “101APPLE,” and so on. Inside each sub-directory are the image files.

AS far as getting them to a Windows machine, see https://moblivious.com/tips-tricks/import-iphone-photos-vide.... Note that the various tips are for Windows 7 but some may work for Windows 10. I can't say for sure as I don't have Windows 7 and I don't have an iPhone.

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John from PA

Price versus cost

This is always the dichotomy. The initial purchase price does not conclude the total cost.

The bitterness of low quality lasts long after the low price was paid. You have to live with the computer, and recurring bumps in the road like this are the cost for the low up front price. All the additional adapters, USB drives, softwares, utilities, cables, etc. add up to real cost, and then the time spent to get all that to work. And the time to deal with it every time it is used.

I paid up front so I don't have to pay later. Don't be surprised if the TOTAL cost of your low priced machine exceeds that of an Apple.

I take pictures on my iPhone and the pictures are automatically sent to my iPad, cloud, and Mac computers. I don't have to do a thing. It's built in and it works beautifully. Along with so many other features.

Apple may be higher priced upfront, but I believe lower cost in the long run.

Just read that MicroSoft is closing all of its retail stores. Apple retail stores continue to draw massive traffic.

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I paid less than $700 for a

I paid less than $700 for a quad core desktop PC in 2009. I'm still using it today. The only replacement/upgrade is the hard disk which costs me less than $150 (for 2 HD, SSD and conventional HD, and a SATA cable). The rest of it is original. Total cost is still under $900.

Its a snap

dobs108 wrote:

Use the Google Photos for ios app on the iphone. It automatically syncs with Google Photos on a browser on any Windows device. There is no "transfer" to be done. Each photo is already there.

dobs108 smile

This seems to be the one of the easier ways. Google photos allows you to unattended backup all of your photos to their servers. You have an option in the settings of either keeping the original on the source or deleting them once they are backed up. In either case, you can access and download any of the images using your Google credentials to any device you own.

I haven't checked to be sure, but I believe the free version permits unlimited storage but at a somewhat reduced resolution, but if you purchase the subscription, it will store the original file size. Personally, I haven't noticed a degradation of the saved images, but I'm also not printing large size photos.

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Looks like the Mac Wins again

chewbacca wrote:

I paid less than $700 for a quad core desktop PC in 2009. I'm still using it today. The only replacement/upgrade is the hard disk which costs me less than $150 (for 2 HD, SSD and conventional HD, and a SATA cable). The rest of it is original. Total cost is still under $900.

Well, that $900 from 2009 is equivalent to about $1,100 today. And for $999 you can buy a MacBook Air, a really great machine.

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google photos free storage limits

Google Photos free storage limits:

https://macpaw.com/how-to/google-photos-storage-limit

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diesel wrote:
chewbacca wrote:

I paid less than $700 for a quad core desktop PC in 2009. I'm still using it today. The only replacement/upgrade is the hard disk which costs me less than $150 (for 2 HD, SSD and conventional HD, and a SATA cable). The rest of it is original. Total cost is still under $900.

Well, that $900 from 2009 is equivalent to about $1,100 today. And for $999 you can buy a MacBook Air, a really great machine.

OK

My thought on your points

diesel wrote:

Just read that MicroSoft is closing all of its retail stores. Apple retail stores continue to draw massive traffic.

Microsoft closing its stores is hardly a negative against a PC. It simply is a business decision in that MS can’t compete with the likes of Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot, numerous online direct stores like Dell, Asus, HP, etc.

As far as massive traffic at Apple stores, how much of that is the never ending string of expensive phones and their upgrades? Don’t forget as well that often when that Apple computer acts up, you have to take it to the Apple store.

I’m in the computer repair business (after 45 years as an engineer); rest assured that PC’s do fail but very often they are very easy to fix. I do repairs for seniors and veterans at no charge except for the parts cost. I would say about 90% of this type of work ends up less than $100. I doubt you can get Apple to fix any hardware related failure for $100. Let’s not also forget that Apple makes it exceedingly difficult for an independent person to even get parts.

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John from PA

Microsoft ain't what it used to be

John from PA wrote:
diesel wrote:

Just read that MicroSoft is closing all of its retail stores. Apple retail stores continue to draw massive traffic.

Microsoft closing its stores is hardly a negative against a PC. It simply is a business decision in that MS can’t compete with the likes of Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot, numerous online direct stores like Dell, Asus, HP, etc.

As far as massive traffic at Apple stores, how much of that is the never ending string of expensive phones and their upgrades? Don’t forget as well that often when that Apple computer acts up, you have to take it to the Apple store.

I’m in the computer repair business (after 45 years as an engineer); rest assured that PC’s do fail but very often they are very easy to fix. I do repairs for seniors and veterans at no charge except for the parts cost. I would say about 90% of this type of work ends up less than $100. I doubt you can get Apple to fix any hardware related failure for $100. Let’s not also forget that Apple makes it exceedingly difficult for an independent person to even get parts.

Remember when people would camp out in front of the CompUSA stores to get the next release of Windows? Long time ago. Hasn't been excitement over a new Windows release in many years. Actually, people did all they could to hold on to the older Windows. Business users shunned the new releases and kept old versions, refusing to update.

Microsoft closing stores is an indication that they are totally out of touch. Microsoft Phone, Zune, and now Surface. Surface is on life support, it has negligible market share. The tablet market is crucial, and Microsoft failed out of it. All major failures, and Windows is becoming a wart. The profound arrogance that made them think people were going to buy anything Microsoft, and they were profoundly wrong.

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JanJ

JanJ, has any of this been of help?

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