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Windows 7: Organized way of importing iphone 5 photos to Windows 7?

12 Jun 2015   #11
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I usually do it like Berton has pointed out, copy the folder or just open folder and copy contents.

However, if you don't mind uploading to cloud, once you install OneDrive app and run it, it asks to backup to OneDrive (also grants an addition 15GB space freely).

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13 Jun 2015   #12
450125

Win7 Professional 64
 
 

I appreciate the replies received so far. I sort of solved my problem, and I'll document it here. But ick.

All my images are stored in oddly-named subfolders under DCIM on the iphone.

I tried using Windows explorer to find the .jpg files within DCIM and below (succeeded), and copy them over to Windows. For some reason I couldn't. Kept getting a 0x80030001 error, which according to what I read is because you can't copy files from search results across devices (maybe there's more to it than that, but that's the big picture).

So I had to copy all the oddly named DCIM subfolders to my computer. This too was odd. If I selected all of them, only a few would copy, whether I drag/dropped or copy/pasted. So I had to manually copy one folder at a time.

This then had all the iphone photos on my computer, in nonsense-named DCIM subfolders. I then did a search for the .jpg files contained within them and was able to mass copy them into another folder (copying from search results apparently works if you're on the same computer). Then I used Exifer, a program that can rename image files based on the EXIF date information, to rename the files yyyymmdd_IMG_nnnn where IMG_nnnn was the file name originally, and yyyymmdd was the EXIF date. Then I was able to create subfolders with date names, and finally (deep breath) I could create my own date-named subfolders and move the files to those based on when they were taken.

Guessing that some of the recommended software from this thread might do this in a more streamlined way.

I hate Apple. The company that made its first biggest splash with their 1984 Super Bowl ad is totalitarian in its "we know best" attitude and forcing people to submit to their way of doing things.
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13 Jun 2015   #13
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

I can understand your frustration with Apple but please keep in mind that many digital cameras store photos in the same manner including my Canon EOS 60D. DCIM is simply a Folder name with the DC supposedly merely indicating Digital Camera. There's a couple of ways to allow usage of different storage methods, one is the Cloud and the other that I use is a NAS/Network Attached Storage device that contains a HDD/Hard Disk Drive and is attached by Ethernet cable to a Router, usually same one used for connecting to the Internet.
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14 Jun 2015   #14
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hey, you can try SynciOS Pro 4.2, which is a free offer at the moment at Windowdeals, SynciOS Pro 4.2 (100% Discount). Pro seems to be normally priced at 39.95USD, 19.95USD currently. Unfortunately, I couldn't find the free version restrictions if there are.

The deal will last another 2 and a half days.

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24 Sep 2015   #15
exoTron

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 450125 View Post
I appreciate the replies received so far. I sort of solved my problem, and I'll document it here. But ick.

All my images are stored in oddly-named subfolders under DCIM on the iphone.

I tried using Windows explorer to find the .jpg files within DCIM and below (succeeded), and copy them over to Windows. For some reason I couldn't. Kept getting a 0x80030001 error, which according to what I read is because you can't copy files from search results across devices (maybe there's more to it than that, but that's the big picture).

So I had to copy all the oddly named DCIM subfolders to my computer. This too was odd. If I selected all of them, only a few would copy, whether I drag/dropped or copy/pasted. So I had to manually copy one folder at a time.

This then had all the iphone photos on my computer, in nonsense-named DCIM subfolders. I then did a search for the .jpg files contained within them and was able to mass copy them into another folder (copying from search results apparently works if you're on the same computer). Then I used Exifer, a program that can rename image files based on the EXIF date information, to rename the files yyyymmdd_IMG_nnnn where IMG_nnnn was the file name originally, and yyyymmdd was the EXIF date. Then I was able to create subfolders with date names, and finally (deep breath) I could create my own date-named subfolders and move the files to those based on when they were taken.

Guessing that some of the recommended software from this thread might do this in a more streamlined way.

I hate Apple. The company that made its first biggest splash with their 1984 Super Bowl ad is totalitarian in its "we know best" attitude and forcing people to submit to their way of doing things.
I've since enabled iCloud Photo Library on my iPhone. While this doesn't solve the problem with the quirky album names, at least you have the photos always accessible form any iPhone and on any PC (once you log in to icloud.com). CopyTrans is another third-party utility which might help.

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24 Sep 2015   #16
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I didn't try to copy but the other day after upgrading to iOS 9, all photos were inside a single folder. Anyone else that has upgraded checked it?
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08 Oct 2015   #17
exoTron

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah, once you enable iCloud Photo Library, the Camera Roll becomes "All Photos" which is a single folder for all photos. Is that what you mean?
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08 Oct 2015   #18
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

exoTron, possibly. I can't remember what I opted for when I upgraded to latest
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