How to Import Photo from iPhone to iPhoto

How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPhoto? What if iPhoto doesn’t open automatically when connecting iPhone to Mac? Read on this post and figure them out.

By Vicky Carter | Posted on: Dec. 05, 2018, Last Updated: Mar. 22, 2019
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When it comes to how to import photos from iPhone to Mac, there is no doubt that many users will choose iPhoto. It is free and easy to use, and it also featured with fast transferring speed so that you can complete the process in minutes.

In order that you can import photos from iPhone to Mac with ease, we write this post to show you how to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac and how to change the default setting to make iPhoto open automatically when connecting to the device to Mac.

This article aims at showing you the simplest way on how to import photos from iPhone to iPhoto/Mac. Want to know more methods with detailed steps on iPad/iPhone photos transfer? You can check this guide: How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac which render you 6 simple ways to transfer photos from iDevice to Mac.

Next let’s begin our tutorial about how to import photos from iPhone to iPhoto.

How to Import Photos from iPhone to iPhoto

Because iPhoto is installed with Mac OS X, you can directly use it on your Mac. And then follow the following steps to import iPhone photos to iPhoto.

Step 1Connect your iPhone to Mac with USB cable and then launch iPhoto on your Mac if it doesn’t open automatically.

Step 2 Pick up photos and click Import to import photos. You can import all the iPhone photos to iPhoto by clicking Import XXX(the number of your Camera Roll Photos) Photos or import some of them by picking up some photos and clicking Import Selected. You can add an Event Name for the imported photos before or after importing.

Import Photos from iPhone to iPhoto

How to Import Photos from iPhone to iPhoto

Once the process of transferring has been done, iPhoto will list all the Events and Photos on the screen in chronological order, you can easily find some photos to watch or move them  to some folder of your Mac.

Bonus Method: How to Import Photos from iPhone to Mac Wirelessly

If there is no USB cable available for your iPhone or your iPhone cannot be recognized by your computer and you just simply want to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac via Wi-Fi, then you can try the AnyTrans app on your iPhone to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac wirelessly.

More than transferring photos and other files from iPhone to computer, with AnyTrans app, you can manage files like music, video, documents on your iOS device. After installing it on two devices(both iOS and Android are compatible), you can directly transfer files from one device to another wirelessly via this app at a fast speed.

Follow the steps below to know how to import photos from iPhone to Mac wirelessly. Make sure both your iPhone and Mac computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi, cellular data would not work in the following steps.

Step 1. Install AnyTrans app on your iPhone.

Step 2. On your Mac: Open anytrans.io from your Mac browser, and you will see a QR Code.

On your iPhone: Open AnyTrans app > Tap on the Scan button to scan the QR code on your Mac.

How to Import Photos from iPhone to Mac Wirelessly - Step 2

How to Import Photos from iPhone to Mac Wirelessly – Step 2

Step 3. Then all your iPhone photos will show up on your Mac > Select the photos you want to transfer > Click on “Download” button to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac.

How to Import Photos from iPhone to Mac Wirelessly - Step 3

How to Import Photos from iPhone to Mac Wirelessly – Step 3

How to Change Default Setting to make iPhoto Opens when Connect Device to Mac

However, what if the iPhoto doesn’t open automatically or some other Application opens when you connect your iPhone to Mac? At this moment you need to change the iPhoto’s default setting by following the steps below:

Launch iPhoto on your Mac > Click the iPhoto at the upper left corner of your screen > Click Preferences > Click Genera to open Genera Setting Page > Choose the iPhoto on the Connecting camera opens pop-up menu.

How to Change the Default Setting of iPhoto

How to Change the Default Setting of iPhoto

The Bottom Line

With this tutorial, you can easily import photos from iPhone/iPad/iPod touch to iPhoto or some folder of your Mac. Absolutely, this is limited to importing Camera Roll Photos, because it doesn’t support importing Photo Stream or Photo Library photos.

Therefore, if you want to import Photo Stream Photos, Photo Library Photos or My Albums Photos from iOS devices to Mac, you should try AnyTrans and you will find that it is the best alternative to iPhoto, it allows you to import photos from iPhone to Mac, and vice versa. Why not give it a try now?

Vicky Carter

Member of iMobie Inc., is also a more than 3-year user of iPhone, iPad and iMac, like to fix all kinds of iOS and Mac OS problems.