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How to Transfer Photos from iPad to Mac

"Is there any way to transfer photos from my iPad to my Mac without uploading photos to the Internet? My iMac just arrived. I want to transfer photos from iPad to Mac for backup."  

Like Amy, sometimes for backup or further editing, you need to transfer photos from iPad to Mac. When transferring photos from iPad to Mac is mentioned, the first thing comes to your mind might be using iTunes. However, if these photos on your iPad do not exist on iTunes Library, iTunes will erase these photos. To make it easy to copy photos from iPad to Mac, I suggest you try Wondershare TunesGo (Mac). It lets you transfer photos from iPad Photo Library and Camera Roll easily and quickly to Mac. Learn how to transfer photos from iPad to Mac with Wondershare TunesGo (Mac).

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Note: If you have a Windows PC, please try Wondershare TunesGo (Windows) to transfer photos from iPad to PC.


Step 1. Connect iPad with Mac

Use a USB cable to connect iPad with Mac and launch Wondershare TunesGo (Mac). It works well in Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 & 10.9 (Mavericks). After this software detects you iPad, it will display iPad info in the starting window. iPad models, including iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, The New iPad, etc. based on iOS 7, iOS 5 and iOS 6 are fully supported.

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Step 2. Transfer photos from iPad to Mac

Generally, photos on iPad are saved in 2 places: Camera Roll and Photo Library. Photos in Camera Roll are those you've taken with iPad and synced from iCould, which is known as Photo Stream. Photo Library stores photos which you're synced from iTunes before. Click Photos in the left column in the main window of Wondershare TunesGo (Mac) to reveal Photos window.

Transfer photos from iPad Camera Roll/Photo Library to Mac
In Photos window, click Camera Roll or Photo Library on the right side of window. Then you'll see all photos saved in Camera Roll or Photo Library on the left. Select wanted photos and click Export. Find a folder on your Mac to save these photos.

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Transfer photo albums from iPad to Mac
While transferring photos from iPad to Mac, you might want to remain the "Event" folders, or we say photo albums to Mac. To transfer a photo album to Mac, right click the photo album, in the drop-down list, select Export.

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This is about how to transfer pictures from iPad to MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or iMac. With Wondershare TunesGo, transferring photos from iPad to Mac never bothers you any more.


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