How do I transfer pictures from my laptop to my iPhone?

Discussion in 'Windows PC and iPhone' started by lee guertler, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. lee guertler

    lee guertler New Member

    Jan 7, 2008
    So, here's the deal. I can't seem to transfer pictures taken on another camera and placed on my desktop to my iPhone, so I can show my friends.

    Anyone who knows this very valuable information will get a large wet kiss from my Jack Russell.
  2. Youngbinks

    Youngbinks Zealot

    Jun 4, 2007
    Once you connect your phone to your laptop and open up iTunes, you should see a, Photos, tab for the iPhone. Under the photos tab you select to sync photos to iPhone and you can choose which folders you want to sync and which ones you do not.
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  4. low_clazz

    low_clazz New Member

    Jan 10, 2008
    My iTunes doesn't have this tab. I have tried updating the iTunes as well, but still no luck. Any idea?
  5. KNK

    KNK New Member

    Jul 22, 2007

    Are you on a PC?

    The photo tab shows up when you connect the iPhone to the computer.
    Then to the left side bar, you see your iPhone connected, click and that brings up the summary panel of the phone, there you see the Tab for photos.

    You can put your photos in Document&settings/MyDocuments/MyPictures
    then make a folder and put your pictures in there.
  6. Griffinaz

    Griffinaz Zealot

    Oct 5, 2007
    You guys don't see the photos tab in iTunes? When the phone is plugged in and recognized by iTunes and you then click on the phone in the left menu you should have the set of tabs and one of them is for Photo syncing.
    #5 Griffinaz, Jan 10, 2008
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  7. low_clazz

    low_clazz New Member

    Jan 10, 2008
    Ok, now i see it, I was looking in the wrong area. Thanks for the help.
  8. mandy1966

    mandy1966 New Member

    Jul 3, 2009
    I just wanted to say thank you so so much for your help with putting my photos on my computer on to my iPhone! It has been driving me mad and now I have them. Fantastic!
  9. Ethan316

    Ethan316 New Member

    Oct 14, 2009
    This is all really useful information. Thank you all for the update.
  10. hotstuff

    hotstuff Guest

    When I goto this view there is no video tab. I have a lot more tabs, one says movies but there is no videos tab, I want to move videos from my pc to the iPhone. when i tried to just drag my videos to the iTunes movie library it said it was not correct for iTunes. Any help?
    #9 hotstuff, Apr 18, 2010
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  11. natalia gladkova

    natalia gladkova New Member

    May 2, 2010
    I could sync photos from PC to the iPhone through iTunes, but i can not see them on my iPhone for some reason. What did i do wrong?
  12. JusSumguy

    JusSumguy Member

    Apr 6, 2010
    Understand this... When transferring photos by syncing, iTunes does some formatting for the iPhone. Amongst other things, it lowers the resolution.

    If you want your photos on your iPhone untouched, and in full resolution you'll need a transfer app such as 'iFiles." When you copy over this way, nothing is changed.
    #11 JusSumguy, May 2, 2010
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  13. natalia gladkova

    natalia gladkova New Member

    May 2, 2010
    thank you very much! If i have such app, will it help to transfer pictures from my laptop to the iPhone?
  14. JusSumguy

    JusSumguy Member

    Apr 6, 2010
    You don't really need it if you're satisfied with the "optimizing" that iTunes does when transferring them. Syncing is probably the simplest.

    I use it for pictures I don't want altered, and for some PDF files, and for loading movies. You can drag any QT readable movie in there and it will play. So, sometimes it works out better to download the movie from the web and watch it later on the iPhone. I use a Firefox add on called "download helper" which converts Flash movies to .mov's on the fly. This is especially helpful for Flash movies which can't be directly viewed with the iPhone. Like buttah...

    Hope this helps.

  15. ETF

    ETF New Member

    Nov 22, 2010
    Man I have a computer engineering degree still can't figure this out. Wow! :)

    Mind you this is my first smart phone. When I plug the phone into my laptop I can't seem to see this screen. Went to iTunes and still no luck.
    Any ideas?
    #14 ETF, Nov 22, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 30, 2013
  16. Lon

    Lon Evangelist

    Jun 5, 2010
    Once in iTunes did you highlight your iPhone in the left hand column?
  17. johnzajc

    johnzajc New Member

    Feb 20, 2011

    can anyone guide me step by step how to download pictures from lap top to ipod--including how to download i tunes tha
  18. Hank Trisler

    Hank Trisler New Member

    Jul 10, 2011
    Thank you very much. This solved the problem for me.
  19. 81Westy

    81Westy New Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    You can also send them to your email on your phone then save the images there. Works great for those of us who choose not to use iTunes
  20. keith irwin

    keith irwin New Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Everyone keeps mentioning the "photos" tab under iPhone but i don't see it. I have a 2010 iMac. When i plug in my iPhone 4S and highlight my iPhone under devices in iTunes, my options are:

    • music
    • movies
    • tv shows
    I don't see photos. What am i doing wrong?
  21. derohanes

    derohanes New Member

    Apr 3, 2010
    I have the tab, and I can select the folder, but when I hit the "Apply" button it warns me that it will replace the photos on my existing photos on my iPhone. I want to add to the pics. None of the file names of what I want to import are duplicates.

    Also, I don't have the drag-and-drop area that the iTunesTabs.jpg refers to.

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