How do I get the pictures from my photo iPhone library onto my computer?

Jennifer Loewer June 30, 2013

So I’ve been struggling all week with this! I successfully was able to import the pictures from my camera roll (iPhone 4) to my computer, but I have a separate album called “photo library” and I can’t figure out how to get them off!

When I plug the phone in, there isn’t even an option anywhere that says photo library. I’ve tried everything, and I don’t want to lose my 300 pictures!

  1. Chinmay S
    July 2, 2013 at 8:22 am

    There is a easy way of moving photos from iPhone to PC.

    1) Plug in your iPhone to PC.

    2) Open My Computer. There you will see image of iPhone with its name. Open it.

    3) Open the folders till you see your images.

    4) Then Cut or Copy images and paste in your desired directory.

  2. Leland Whitlock
    July 1, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Do you have the iCloud Control Panel installed? See more at Another method that might work would be ti import your photos and videos as seen at

  3. James Bruce
    June 30, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    The photo library on your phone is already synced from your PC; presumably on a window machine, this means they are taken from My Documents -> Photos.

    When you import photos from your camera roll, they get moved to your machine, and then synced back to your phone under the photo library.

    Basically, you should already have the photos from the "photo library" on your PC, so there's no need to get them off the phone. Open iTunes, click your iphone listed under devices, and check the photos tab to see where exactly it's syncing them from.

    If your iPhone isn't normally synced with this machine, then I'm afraid you've set your iPhone up wrong. Try the suggestion above.

    • Justin Pot
      July 1, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      Assuming you have iTunes installed, it should be synced, yes.

  4. ha14
    June 30, 2013 at 11:01 am

    try copytrans photo

    are they just photo links in your photo library created by camera roll