Issues Syncing Photos

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I searched briefly so hopefully this topic hasn't already been covered. I'm having issues syncing my iPhone's camera roll photos back onto my computer. My understanding is that iTunes will sync with any photo folder on my computer (which it does, in that it pulls photos off my HD and places them on the iPhone), but does it pull photos taken from the iPhone and place them into a folder somewhere on my HD? The user guide makes reference to using a few Adobe products...is that the only way to get the sync it happen both ways?
 

jcs613

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I too have this problem i posted a thread in the iPhone section, still not reply tho. I can remove pictures i have taken with my iPhone but not pictures i have synced to the iPhone. Need help as well.
 
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How are you removing those photos? XP recognizes the iPhone as a digital camera in My Computer, but the Camera Wizard won't pull any pictures off and Explorer shows 0 items on the drive when I open it.
 

jcs613

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I haven't tried to remove them, but what i was saying is that i can view/copy pics i have taken from my iPhone onto my pc, but not pics that i synced to my iPhone to a diff pc.
 

stdppy

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synching problems

Hate to sound like an idiot but how can I synch photos and music that is on my windows media player to my iPhone..can't find it in the handbook..it seems that iTunes automatically transferred some of my music from media player but not all and DAMN none of the tunes I wanted to take with me..can someone help me..THANKS:oops:
 
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I haven't tried to remove them, but what i was saying is that i can view/copy pics i have taken from my iPhone onto my pc, but not pics that i synced to my iPhone to a diff pc.
No, I understand. When you plug your iPhone in, can you open it up in Explorer and see the pics you've taken?
 

stdppy

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No, I understand. When you plug your iPhone in, can you open it up in Explorer and see the pics you've taken?

no..it automaticlly opens up in adobe for some reason..can you telll me how to open it up in explorer..

Thanks
 

donbo

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Syncing Photos

No, I understand. When you plug your iPhone in, can you open it up in Explorer and see the pics you've taken?
In Xp, do the following:
1. Click Start
2. Click All Programs
3. Select Accessories
4. Select Scanner and Camera Wizard

Then proceed to save images to disk.
 

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iTunes will not sync your Camera Roll. It's not a feature of the software.

To change the way your computer reacts to the iPhone Camera when it's detected do the following:

Open "My Computer"
Find the icon labled "Apple iPhone"
Right click it and select "Properties"
Find the "Auto Play" tab and click it
Find the Pulldown menu that says "Music Files" and pull it down to "Photos"
In the Box below, select the action you wish to take
Click Apply/Ok

I have set my Autoplay to "do nothing" which doesn't interrupt me with popping up windows every time I dock my iPhone. I simply double click the Apple iPhone camera icon in My Computers and it launches an explorer window so that I can browse at my leisure.
 

jcs613

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yes, but is there any way to take the photo library off the iPhone not the camera roll?
 
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yes, but is there any way to take the photo library off the iPhone not the camera roll?
There doesn't appear to be.


I should point out that for some reason XP was not allowing me to browse my iPhone's camera roll when plugged into the computer. Autoplay, was also not working properly. After a few reboots and resyncs though it appears to be working.

For anyone who is curious, I have it setup as follows:

XP has an Autoplay event setup to download all the pictures from the iPhone's camera roll and put them into a folder in My Pictures (My Pics>iPhone Pics) and then delete all photos off the iPhone camera*. iTunes is setup to sync all photos from that same album (My Pictures>iPhone Pictures). So XP pulls the pics off, and puts them into a folder...then iTunes syncs with that folder.


*if you don't delete the photos off the iPhone camera roll you'll get an error message everytime XP tries to download new photos because it'll also be downloading the old again.

This has probably been discussed before, but in case anyone searches this is the best way (at this point) to have everything automated. If you'd rather you can just pull the pics off manually every time you sync.
 

jcs613

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I searched briefly so hopefully this topic hasn't already been covered. I'm having issues syncing my iPhone's camera roll photos back onto my computer. My understanding is that iTunes will sync with any photo folder on my computer (which it does, in that it pulls photos off my HD and places them on the iPhone), but does it pull photos taken from the iPhone and place them into a folder somewhere on my HD? The user guide makes reference to using a few Adobe products...is that the only way to get the sync it happen both ways?
I made a thread about the same time as you about the same problem, and i got a few responses so if you want to check it out here's my thread.

http://forums.everythingicafe.com/threads/need-help-removing-pics-from-iphone.8492/
 
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ron ll

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yes, but is there any way to take the photo library off the iPhone not the camera roll?
With the iPhone connected, go to iTunes, iPhone, click on Photos tab, where it is checked to "Sync photos from: ________", try to uncheck that. When you do it will ask you if you want to remove photos.

What I don't get is that on the iPhone Photo Albums, there is obviously room for more albums, but it only has Camera Roll and Photo Library. How does one add more folders under these?
 

erroneous

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"...does it pull photos taken from the iPhone and place them into a folder somewhere on my HD? The user guide makes reference to using a few Adobe products...is that the only way to get the sync it happen both ways?"

When first plugging in the iPhone to the USB port of
the PC (Windows Vista in my case), the Auto Play window
appears on my desk top.

This action is selected from the Control Panel-> Hardware and
Sound-> Auto Play. (The Auto Play box is checked.)

Anyway, the Auto Play window displays a list of "Device Options".
Import pictures, Open device to view files, Microsoft Office
Publisher, and another Microsoft Office Publisher.

To "...pull photos taken from the iPhone and place them into a
folder somewhere on my HD..." I select from the Auto Play
window, "Import pictures".

At that point, the Auto Play window disappears, and a new
window appears labeled, "Importing Pictures and Videos".

To select where the photos being pulled from your iPhone
are going to end up on your PC, click on "Options" labeled within
that new window.
For sake of illustration, select from the "Import to:"
choices, "Desktop". (Or browse to your preference of course.)

Click the "Ok" button, and possibly click the Import Photos button
again, and the photos you took using your iPhone should be in a
folder now on your desktop. (Or where ever you selected them to
go.)

I can see where things can get confusing because everyone tends
to have their preferred Photo Program, and of course, they all
work a little different.

And to add additional twist to this bit of "help",
I'm going off of how it works with Vista.
And for folks using something else, like XP, it's probably
different as well.

I've been syncing photos recently, and created some test
folders first to understand how to create the various folders
I wanted on the iPhone itself.

You have to play with the thing for a while to learn how,
and what you want to achieve.

I guess that's a given in any new, unfamiler toy.

Syncing on...

John
 

ron ll

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So if I go to the Photos tab in iTunes/iPhone, there is a button called, "Selected folders (0 photos):" and at the bottom of the empty gray box is a note that says, " You can drag the folders in the list to change the order."

I can't select that button, and nothing is in the box. Why? (PC XP)
 

ron ll

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Okay, answering my own question here after a bit of experimenting (Windows XP). If I add SUBfolders with pictures in them under the main folder listed in, "Sync photos from:___________" then those subfolders and pictures show up as additional albums on the iPhone after syncing.
 

erroneous

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"...What I don't get is that on the iPhone Photo Albums, there is obviously room for more albums, but it only has Camera Roll and Photo Library. How does one add more folders under these?"

The following suggestion is for mere explanation only.

On your computer, create a new folder called, "iPhone Photo Sync".

With in that folder create other folders:

"My trip to Walla Walla"

"The Wild Party 8-07"

"Work Projects"

... and so on.

In the "My trip to Walla Walla" folder, you place photos in it
of your trip.

In the "Wild Party 8-07" folder, you insert any of the photos
you want from that crazy event into that folder.

And if you have any pictures of things going on at work,
they go into the "Work Projects" folder.

And obviously, a family folder could be created as well.

Ok, once you've organized all of the photos into their respective
folders, you're likely going to want a particular picture from each
folder to be the first one shown on your iPhone list.

Find that particular photo that would best represent your
trip to Walla Walla, and rename it to something that will place it
in a first position within that folder.
Rename it "A", or rename it "1" for example, so it will be the
very first photo within that particular folder.
Do the same for the other folders as well.

After you've got things as grouped, and organized to your liking,
open up your iTunes program with your iPhone obviously plugged
into your computer, and sync the "iPhone Photo Sync" folder
that has the other folders residing with in it... to your iPhone.

You'll find your photos grouped on your iPhone "Photo Album" list,
and also see that the album labeled "Photo Library" has the
complete collection of your photos.

Still syncing...

John
 

ron ll

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Yup, just did that, works great. What is really spooky tho is that I actually have pictures on there from my trip to Walla Walla (I live in Seattle).

So no matter what you label the master folder, it will always show up as "Photo Library" on the iPhone and contain all the pictures that also appear in the sub folders. ? Kinda wish it didn't do that duplication.
 

erroneous

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I thought the same thing when I discovered that.
(All of the photos in the "Photo Library".)
And of course any tweaking you want to do with your folders,
you have re-sync everything all over again.

Oh well, it's still a neat way to have photos in your pocket,
and not in your wallet or purse.

Sync On!

John
 

aidanjax

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Photos pc issue

Someone please help! I never had a problem taking pix with the iPhone, plugging the phone into my pc and having all of the pix picked up and downloaded into my Walgreens Photoshow Deluxe file (I paid for a $49 upgrade), which I had set to be the designated primary picture holder on my computer. All went well up until a few weeks ago when Walgreens began to only show some of the pictures taken with the iPhone. These same 20 or so pix are a fraction of the pix existing in the iPhone camera roll.

Any ideas? Should I get rid of Walgreens and go to Adobe or whatever works best with the iPhone?