Useful Stuff to Know » article » How to Transfer Photos and Videos from iPod, iPad, or iPhone to your Mac » Dec 4, 05:34 PM

How to Transfer Photos and Videos from iPod, iPad, or iPhone to your Mac

To get photos and videos off your iOS device and save them to your computer:

1) First, plug in your iPod, iPad, or iPhone.

2) Then, go to your computer’s Applications folder and launch the Image Capture app.

The app will show your iOS device in the left pane, and all your photos and vids in the right.

3) Select the photos you want to transfer and drag them to your desired folder. Alternatively, you can select your destination in the “Import to” drop down (in the lower toolbar of Image Capture), and then click the ‘import’ or ‘import all’.

If you delete a file within Image Capture, it will delete it on your device. So this is a good place to clear up some room on your device.

Aside from Image Capture, which comes free with Mac OS X, you can also use iPhoto, which is part of the paid iLife bundle. iPhoto has more editing and organization features, like an iTunes for pictures, but Image Capture is faster and no frills.