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Windows 7: Easiest way to retrieve pictures from iphone 7 to Win7?

27 Jul 2017   #1

Win7 Professional 64
Easiest way to retrieve pictures from iphone 7 to Win7?

"Normal person vs. Apple, Chapter One Million"...

I have posted before about my distaste for all things Apple.

Years ago, after many trials and tribulations getting photos from my wife's iphone 5, I found, probably with a recommendation from these forums, Adobe Bridge, and that did the trick perfectly.

She recently got an iphone 7 though, and the arrogant idiocy that is the world of Apple re-asserted its ugly and senseless proprietary head.

Adobe Bridge still easily transfers selected photos from the phone to my Win7 computer, and still stores the photos in folders based on date, just as I want.

So what's the problem?

For reasons I don't know, whether on the phone, or in the transfer, SOME of the photos are stored on my machine with the wrong date and time, usually off by 12-24 hours.

ALL I WANT is something (NOT itunes; I'd rather drink cyanide) that easily and logically moves photos from an iphone 7, with the files landing on my machine with the proper date and time, corresponding to the EXIF date/time stamp.

Since she moved to an iphone 7, I must then laboriously paw through each folder (Adobe Bridge creates a subfolder for each date on which the phone has pictures), then run a utility (I use Exifer) to redate the files based on EXIF date. And then because the Bridge transfer resulted in some but not all dates being off, half the photos are in the wrong folders because the folder dates were based on the (often wrong) date stamps on the pictures.

This is not rocket science.

What's a nice, and easy utility to do what I want?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2017   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

What I do is when the iPhone 7 is connected, I go to Computer and double click on the iPhone icon.
A Window with an Internal Storage folder appears.
Double click on that to see a folder called DCIM.
Inside you will find folders that contain both photos and videos. You can simply copy them to your computer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2017   #3

Win7 Professional 64

First, I'm embarrassed because this would have been my solution - it's pretty obvious - and I didn't try it. With her iphone 5, this was not possible; I needed Adobe Bridge. iOs selfishly proprietarily hid the files so I needed special software to find them in Windows.

Your solution works, whether for the 7, or the current ios version.

However - inexplicably, on the phone too, many of the photos are time/date stamped wrong as indicated in my original post.

Why I don't know.

This becomes more of an apple question now, but wondering why.

If I can download the files into one folder now, it's pretty easy though to use exifer to correct the dates. Needless, if apple stamped them correctly, but at least easier than plowing through 30 directories.
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