Maybe this is already common knowledge, but it’s new to me so I thought I would share it with you!
Growing up we had a hate jar. Each time someone would say the word hate we had to put a quarter in the jar. I won’t say that I hate iPhoto (because I don’t want to be out $.25), but I will say I strongly dislike it. Granted, I have an older version of it so maybe newer versions have gotten better. But, I very much dislike how I can’t view the images I load into iPhoto outside of it. They go into some mystery folder that I can’t view. It makes backing up images hard. And I can never seem to view them in chronological order no matter how I sort them. Because I thought the only way I could get the images off of my iPhone was through iPhoto, I rarely uploaded my images. Which led to thousands of images being left on my phone and no room to take new pictures. And that made me sad.
And then I found out about Image Capture. It came with my Mac so I’m assuming it comes on all Mac computers. When I plug my iPhone in I simply launch Image Capture and select my phone. I can then save my images wherever I’d like… without having to deal with iPhoto! Now I can easily see what images I’ve downloaded and easily archive them with the images from my big camera. It has been life changing! And I actually have room to take pictures with my iPhone again! Yeah!