How to transfer photos from iPad to Mac

“How to transfer photos from iPad to Mac? I downloaded about 2500 photos on to my iPad from my camera while on vacation. When I tried to transfer them to my desktop, iPhoto continually shut down and did not complete the transfer. After several hours on the phone with Apple support, I was told to try a 3rd party software program. Any suggestions?”   —- Mac Rumors

When we talk about transfer photos from iPad to Mac, we may think about iTunes. However, iTunes itself didn’t support transfer photos from iOS devices to a computer. It can only.transfer and export files, like photos, from computer to iPhone. Therefor, to transfer iPad photos to Mac, it is advised to use a third-party program.

Here, you can turn to Wondershare TunesGo for Mac which is a powerful iPad to Mac Transfer that can easily transfer photos from iPad Photo Library and Camera Roll to Mac. Besides, it can also transfer videos and music etc from iPad/iPhone/iPod to Mac.

Tips: If you are a Windows users, you can turn to TunesGo for Windows to transfer photos from iPad to PC

Step by step to transfer photos from iPad to Mac

Step 1: Connect your iPad to the Mac

Run TunesGo for Mac, and then connect your iPad to Mac. It then will detect iPad (iPad Air/iPad Mini with retina display/iPad Mini/New iPad/iPad 2/iPad on iOS 7/6/5 on Mac (Mac 10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6 included). And you will see all the information of iPad on the left.

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Step 2: Transfer photos from iPad to Mac

Generally, photos on iPad are saved in 2 places: Camera Roll and Photo Library. Photos in Camera Roll are those you’ve taken with iPad and synced from iCould, which is known as Photo Stream. Photo Library stores photos which you’re synced from iTunes before. Click “Photos” in the left column to reveal Photos window.

Transfer photos from iPad Camera Roll/Photo Library to Mac
In Photos window, click “Camera Roll” or “Photo Library” on the right side of window. Then you’ll see all photos saved in Camera Roll or Photo Library on the left. Select wanted photos and click “Export”. Find a folder on your Mac to save these photos.

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Transfer photo albums from iPad to Mac
While transferring photos from iPad to Mac, you might want to remain the “Event” folders, or we say photo albums to Mac. To transfer a photo album to Mac, right click the photo album, in the drop-down list, select “Export”.

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