Took me a while, but I finally figured out how to transfer photos taken on my iPhone to my Windows XP computer! Yes, I know you can also click on a photo and e-mail it to yourself and others, but do you really want to do that 20 times every time you come home from a night out? And of course you run the risk of sending the wrong photo to the wrong contact and … From what I’ve heard and read, fellow iPhoners that have tried to do this with iPhoto in Windows Vista or Mac OS . Unfortunately, the bright boys at Apple didn’t create a “download photos” button in iTunes or in the phone UI and the painfully short instruction manual that comes with the phone doesn’t cover this subject, but there is a safe and easy way to do this outside of iTunes!
Step 1: Connect iPhone, without turning on iTunes. Remember this little pop-up window?
Step 2: Run “My Computer”. You may notice a little camera icon called “Apple iPhone”… yes, that’s how Windows XP displays your little slice of heaven! A freakin’ camera (well, at least they capitalized the P and not the i)!
Step 4: Click on “Get pictures from camera”. See it? Under “Camera tasks”? There they are!
Alternate Step 4: If you hit the “Next” button instead of “Advanced”, Windows XP will run its “Scanner and camera wizard”, which lets you mark the photos you want to transfer:
Shockingly simple, isn’t it? There’s also another way to start the wizard, . Just so we’re clear, unless stated otherwise, this blog assumes “advanced” (and curious) users. Otherwise, how would you have found this article???