4 Ways to Transfer iPhone Camera Roll to PC/Mac

The Camera Roll stores photos that were caught by your iPhone and stores photos spared on the iPhone - from a reserved email, from a MMS/iMessage, from a site, or from an application, and so forth. Sometimes, for the safety in the scenario your iPhone corrupts, you might want to transfer iPhone camera Roll to computer for backup. Then, photos in the Camera Roll will be safe for usage.

Method 1. Mount iPhone as a Removable Drive to Export iPhone Camera Roll

Mounting your iPhone as an external hard drive can help you gain access to the internal memory of your iPhone. Then, you can manually export photos in the iPhone Camera Roll to computer.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to PC through an USB cable. Your iPhone will be quickly detected by the computer.

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Step 2. Auto-Play dialog comes out. Click Import pictures and videos to open your iPhone folder where all photos in the Camera Roll are saved.
Step 3. Then, drag and drop your wanted photos from iPhone Camera Roll to PC.

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Method 2. Use Wondershare TunesGo Retro to Transfer iPhone Camera Roll to PC/Mac

Wondershare TunesGo Retro - iOS Transfer or Wondershare TunesGo Retro (Mac) - iOS Transfer is a powerful iphone transfer tool. With it, you can easily transfer all or selected photos from iPhone Camera Roll to PC or Mac. What strikes you is that it even enables you to transfer iPhone Photo Library to PC/Mac as well.

In the following, I'll tell you how to transfer Camera Roll on iPhone to PC. If you have a Mac, please try the Mac version and take the similar steps.

Step 1. To begin with, install and launch TunesGo Retro on your PC.
Step 2. Connect your iPhone with your PC via a USB cable. This program will automatically detect your iPhone and display its basic info in the primary window.

TunesGo Retro - iphone camera roll to computer

Step 3. Click "Photos" in the left column. The photo management window appears on the right side. Select your wanted photos in Camera Roll and click "Export to" > "Export to my computer". Then, a small file browser window pops up. Select a location on your computer to store this Camera Roll exported videos and photos.

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Method 3. Use iPhoto to Transfer iPhone Camera Roll to Mac

iPhoto is a computerized photo control programming application created by Apple Inc. It has been incorporated with each Macintosh PC since 2002, initially as a major aspect of the ilife suite of computerized media administration applications. iPhoto can import, arrange, alter, print and offer advanced photos after photos are foreign made, they might be titled, marked, sorted and composed into gatherings (known as "occasions"). Singular photos could be altered with essential picture control devices, for example, a red-eye channel, difference and shine alterations, editing and resizing instruments, and other fundamental capacities. iPhoto does not, then again, give the complete altering usefulness of projects, for example, Apple's own particular Aperture, or Adobe's Photoshop (not to be confounded with Photoshop Elements or Album), or GIMP. Here at the steps to transfer your iPhone Camera Roll photos to Mac with iPhoto.

  1. Connect your iPhone to Mac with a cable USB.
  2. Launch iPhoto app if it does not open itself.
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  4. Select photos from your iPhone Camera Roll.
  5. Click Import *** (this is the number of photos you want to import).

Method 4. Use Image Capture to Transfer Camera Roll from iPhone to mac

Image Capture is an application program from Apple that empowers you to transfer pictures from advanced Polaroids or scanners which are either associated straightforwardly to the machine or the system. Image Capture is scriptable with Applescript, and may be controlled with Mac OS X v10.4 (Tiger's). It is widely used in many applications to import and export data items from iPhone to mac

Here are the steps to transfer iPhone camera roll picture to your Mac:

  1. Connect your iPhone with Mac via a USB cable and run the Image Capture application on Mac
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  3. From the device list on Image, capture selects your iPhone.
  4. To get a backup for the Camera Roll photos, select an output destination on your Mac.
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  6. Now select the photos you want to transfer.
  7. You click import all to get all the images at once or just select the images from iPhone Camera Roll as well.

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I use " PicBack - Photo Transfer App " it imports photos and videos directly To camera roll or you can choose transfer to an existing or a new album, and it can also find duplicated photos, very handy and very easy to use, you can find it at the app store * works with a regular USB cable, which is 3x faster than WiFi transfer Give that a try ;)
Thomas Jones
Please close MobileGo for iOS and try it again.
WTF???? I just downloaded the trial for Windows, uploaded the 20 photos it'll transport as part of the trial, and then when I tried to open iTunes on my computer a window popped-up that says "Error New iTunes Library" and iTunes WILL NOT OPEN. I restarted my computer and tried to open iTunes again, same thing. How are you going to fix this?
Thanks. The problem is, I have a couple dozens of videos buried among nearly 10K photos. It'd be convenient if there is an option/filter to show only videos from the Camera Roll so that users can easily check the videos they want to export. It'd take some time to find a video from within thousands of photos. Just a suggestion anyway =)
Thomas Jones
Actually, No. Videos that you take with your iPhone are shown in the Camera Roll. If you want to export them, you just need to tick off them and click "Export to".
Is there an option to export only videos from the Camera Roll? Would be handy if the software has a "Video Only" mode/filter so that I can see only videos in the Camera Roll.
Thomas Jones
Hannah, sorry. MobileGo for iOS doesn't support transferring photos to Camera Roll on your new iPhone. However, you still can transfer Camera Roll album to your iPhone.
after i get it on my pc.. can i download my camera roll back onto a new iphone?
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