What are the best resources for transferring photos from iPhone to Mac?

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    iTunes by Apple Inc. is a media player and a library, as well as an internet radio broadcaster, file manager, and a store where users can browse and buy different types of apps and entertainment products like movies and songs.

    Streaming Services


    Barbara Newman
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "I'm an amateur photographer and was looking for the best way to transfer photos from my iPhone to my Mac. I tried iTunes and it works great for me. Although it's a bit bloated, it's very easy to transfer photos from my phone to my computer. It recognizes my iPhone right away and quickly downloads the photos to my computer hard disk. It's intuitive and easy to use for anyone."
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    iCloud makes sure you always have the latest versions of your most important things on all your devices.

    Mac, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Allen Xie
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "Using iCloud is a simple solution for a complex problem. How do I keep all of my photos synced between my iPhone and Mac? I find it seamless to use and it works so well that I don't even notice it. My pictures are just there when I need them."
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    AirDrop is an Apple service that lets you share videos, photos, locations and more to a nearby iOS device. 




    Jack Lawrence
    Written on September 28, 2017
    "This is one of the easiest ways to get pictures from my phone to my Mac. It really makes it convenient when I'm listing things for sale. I'd rather type and format everything from my Mac but I take the photos from my iPhone. You can even send videos or other info from your phone but I usually use it for pictures. "
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    iExplorer is a lightweight and efficient tool for transferring music, photos, or files from any iOS device backup to any Mac or PC Computer and iTunes. 


    Windows, Mac

    Varies by plan

    Esperanza Arroyo
    Written on January 1, 2018
    "iExplorer is an application that allows you transfer all types of files between a Mac and your iPhone. You can set up automatic transferring of different categories of file or transfer by hand using just a couple of clicks. This would be really useful if you wanted to automatically backup all your photos or to pull just the ones you like to share or make an album on your computer."


Best What are the best resources for transferring photos from iPhone to Mac
1iTunesStreaming Services 9 Paid
2iCloudSoftware 8 Free
3AirDropSoftware 6 Free
4iExplorerSoftware 1 Paid

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