May 282017

“I have actually tried both apps on my MacBook and iMac (iPhoto 9.6.1 still works well with Mac OS). Based on what I have experienced, pictures and videos can be shared between the two, and I should say it’s a great improvement for Photos app with faster transferring speed and flatting operation interface. However, good as new Photos app is, problems also come along with it.”


It could be a common problem that transfer photos from iPhone to Mac with iPhoto/Photos app goes wrong. here we list some issues you might have already met:

  • 1. With iPhoto/Photos app open, the processor overheats and reboots the machine due to high CPU usage.
  • 2. Photos app by default creates duplicates of images that are manually added through the Finder or Import function.
  • 3. Pictures stored in iPhoto/Photos app can’t be easily accessed from another program, such as Photoshop.
  • 4. Both two photo apps will compress image size on exporting.
  • 5. The iCloud service can’t do the job properly when syncing locally stored photo library.
  • 6. Photos app doesn’t recognize my iPhone when plugged into another Mac OS device.
  • 7. Test shows that the Photos library is about 50% bigger in memory size than the iPhoto library.

Try to Upload Photos from iPhone to Mac without iPhoto/Photos with iCareFone

In order to achieve this goal, we then need to choose an iPhoto/Photos alternative. Here we choose a third party app, Tenorshare iCareFone, which can help manage your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch and performs well on any version of Mac.

This software not only can help to transfer photos, but also transfer other types of files which including videos, music, contacts, apps, bookmarks, note, calendar and iBooks.

You can learn how to use from the following steps:

  1. Launch iCareFone and connect your iOS devices with it via USB cable;
  2. Click “File Manager” on the main interface, you can well see 9 categories which has “Photos” in it;

file manager

3. Choose “Photos” then all the pictures on your iOS device will be displayed;

4. Select your target photos and click “Export” to save these photo files on your Mac.

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