One of the main uses of my iOS devices is pictures. If I’m taking pictures with my iPhone’s camera or saving them from the interent on my iPad I can quickly fill up my devices with the many picture I take. I love taking pictures on these devices, but hate how I’m forced to used iTunes or iPhoto to get them. Especially on a Mac. You don’t have the ability to see the iOS device and just copy the files that way. If you are like me and don’t have iTunes or iPhoto installed, or just plain don’t want to use them, on your Mac, here is a great way to get photos off iPhone, iPad, and the iPod touch.
Get Photos Off iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
To use Image Capture on your Mac, simply go to the Applications folder. You can press the shortcut key SHIFT + COMMAND + A or going to the Go menu on the Finder menu and select Applicatoins
Under the Applications folder find Image Capture. The easiest way to do so is to sort the name column by clicking on it.
After opening the Image Capture application, it will load all connected devices in the left pane. If you dont’ have your iOS device connected connect it now. Then select it from the left pane and chose which pictures you want to important. You can eaisily change the import location by clicking the drop down next to Import To. When you are ready to import, click Import or Import All to start the process.
Since you are in the Image Capture window already, in the bottom left corner is options for what applications open when you connect your devices to your Mac. For example, when I connect my iPad it automatically opens iPhoto. This can be annoying if all you want to do is charge your device. So you can switch it to No application just like the picture above.