Loading pictures onto an iphone ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by JF Mezei, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. JF Mezei

    JF Mezei Guest

    Out of curiosity, I know how to us Itunes and Iphoto to get Iphoto to
    import pictures/movies onto the Mac.

    What if I wanted to edit those images (correctine image brightness,
    contrast etc), would I be able to send them back to the iphone ?

    (Goal would be to use the iPhone as a slide show generator with a cable
    to a TV set when visiting friends/family).
     
    JF Mezei, Oct 6, 2010
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    Larry Guest

    I remember having to sit through my father's slide shows when he would drag
    his Graflex 35mm slide projector with the 4KW bulb and a big beaded screen
    into someone's house and go on and on and on into the night, everyone bored
    to tears or asleep.

    I bet some "friends/family" would PAY Apple to PREVENT iphones from
    becoming "slide show generators".....(c;]

    zzzzZZZZZzzzzz
    "Is it over, yet?, Mom? I'm hungry!"

    Just kidding. I'm sure your slide shows are fascinating and hold them
    spellbound for hours....
     
    Larry, Oct 6, 2010
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    Wes Groleau Guest

     
    Wes Groleau, Oct 7, 2010
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  4. JF Mezei

    Wes Groleau Guest

    I've heard that photos sent from Mac to iPhone are automatically
    adjusted to the iPhone's display resolution. This might degrade
    the quality when scaled out to TV screen size?
     
    Wes Groleau, Oct 7, 2010
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  5. JF Mezei

    JF Mezei Guest

    Thank you so much for your very detailed instructions on how to get
    photos from a Mac to an iPhone.
     
    JF Mezei, Oct 7, 2010
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    Adrian C Guest

    Yes.
     
    Adrian C, Oct 7, 2010
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    Bert Hyman Guest

    In Wes Groleau
    I have a 3rd gen iPod Touch, which for this discussion is the same as a
    similar vintage iPhone, I think.

    I found that it doesn't do a very good job in displaying some pictures
    on the device itself.

    I have two sample photos here: http://members.iphouse.com/bert

    The full-size version of the top one is 2816x2112 pixels, and displays
    very nicely on my iPod.

    The bottom one is only 725x725, and is severely degraded on it.

    I don't know how either would display on an external device.
     
    Bert Hyman, Oct 7, 2010
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    Wes Groleau Guest

    Apple sells a connector set for around US$ 50 that has both.
     
    Wes Groleau, Oct 7, 2010
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  9. JF Mezei

    JF Mezei Guest

    Thanks !

    Sort of odd that to import photos/videos from the iphone, one uses
    iPhoto, but to move photos from iphoto to the iphone, you have to use
    itunes.


    If I take a photo , copy it to iphoto, edit it, and then sync it back to
    the iphone, does this create a new copy of the original, or does it
    update the original ?


    When syncing, it does say "optimising photos", so I assume it does a
    scaling down. I guess I'll have to just the jailbreak functionility to
    peek into the photos folder on the iphone to compare the "optimised"
    images against the original on the mac to see what it did.

    Since the iphone is capable of HD output, I would hope it keeps images
    to at least 1920*1080.


    I have the composite cable, so maximum output is NTSC/PAL. This show
    would be done at my sister's place and she still has an old CRT TV, so
    it shoudl accept composite.

    And no, this isn't a "big" slide show.
     
    JF Mezei, Oct 7, 2010
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    Guest Guest

    odd? it's absolutely stupid. itunes syncs everything except photos. for
    that you have to launch something else.
    iphoto will make a copy for any modifications. many photo apps do that.
     
    Guest, Oct 7, 2010
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    Borg Guest


    I sync photos with iTunes.
     
    Borg, Oct 7, 2010
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  12. JF Mezei

    Guest Guest

    not both directions you don't.

    itunes only copies photos *to* the device.

    itunes does not copy photos *from* the device, namely the ones taken by
    its camera, which is incredibly stupid.
     
    Guest, Oct 7, 2010
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    Borg Guest


    when I connect my phone it shows up in My Computer as a external drive
    and I can access them there, so yes I can.
     
    Borg, Oct 7, 2010
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  14. JF Mezei

    Guest Guest

    exactly my point. itunes doesn't sync the photos and you have to
    perform a second, separate step to get the photos off the phone.
     
    Guest, Oct 7, 2010
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    Borg Guest

    Ahh right got you. Not exactly taxing to open a folder though is it
     
    Borg, Oct 8, 2010
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    Guest Guest

    maybe not, but question is why does itunes sync everything except
    photos?

    and now that i think of it, it also means that a 'backup' is not really
    a backup. if you restore, you won't get back any photos you took.
     
    Guest, Oct 8, 2010
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  17. JF Mezei

    Guest Guest

    And removes them. It syncs a collection of content.
    Not as stupid as you keep saying. Photos in the "camera roll" on the
    camera are photos which came from either the phone's camera or from apps
    which let you save photos on the phone from other sources. When you
    plug the phone into your computer, this particular "camera roll" section
    is treated not as a phone for sync purposes but as a digital camera.
    Since there's already an application and facilities for downloading
    photos from a camera, it makes sense to use that functionality.

    There's something of an inefficiency inasmuch as if you want to put
    them back on the camera, organized and, perhaps, edited into albums,
    then you have to download them from the "camera roll" into iPhoto
    and then upload them back through iTunes. But these two process -
    downloading from the camera and syncing content - are essentially
    two entirely distinct types of operation so it's not entirely
    unreasonable for them to be handled in entirely different ways.
     
    Guest, Oct 8, 2010
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    Guest Guest

    Actually, having just done that in order to migrate to a new phone,
    in fact the "camera roll" *was* restored. The backup *did* back up
    the contents of that set of photos and video.
     
    Guest, Oct 8, 2010
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  19. JF Mezei

    Guest Guest

    And removes them. It syncs a collection of content.[/QUOTE]

    in one direction only.
    i totally disagree.

    why not just split it all up and have separate apps for each type of
    content? have safari export its bookmarks directly to the phone, for
    instance. address book can update your contacts, both on the computer
    and on the phone.

    i have no problem with it showing up as a camera for those who want to
    go that route, however, when itunes syncs, it should sync everything,
    not almost everything.

    and as i said earlier, it means a backup is not really a backup. it
    ends up being a backup minus any photos you took, which itself
    qualifies as stupid.
    and copying notes or calendar entries is not?
     
    Guest, Oct 8, 2010
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    Guest Guest

    Actually, having just done that in order to migrate to a new phone,
    in fact the "camera roll" *was* restored. The backup *did* back up
    the contents of that set of photos and video.[/QUOTE]

    how did it do that if it doesn't sync the photos? did you copy them in
    some other way?
     
    Guest, Oct 8, 2010
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