I'm finding my iPhone photo download workflow to be a bit cumbersome.
Here are my requirements:
- Download photos+video off my iPhone Camera Roll, but keep photos on iPhone
- Only display/download new photos+video on iPhone since last download
- Avoid iPhoto, ideally, because it makes me a bit nervous
- Have all my iPhone-taken photos+video available to view on my iPhone
- Maintain all EXIF/GPS metadata at all costs
Currently, I use regular folder structure + Picasa for all of my digital photos, however for my iPhone, I use iPhoto because it will "only display new items" when I go to import photos off my iPhone
I'm finding that will 5000+ photos+videos on my iPhone, iPhoto generally takes a while (2-10 minutes) to 'find' my iPhone after I plug it in.
Ideally, I'd like to just use OSX's built in ImageCapture.app to download iPhone photos, but it loads/displays ALL the photos, not just the new ones since last sync (as iPhoto does..). I then have to know which was the last downloaded iPhone photo and download only the newer ones.
Picasa Import also loads/displays ALL photos on the iPhone (which is very cumbersome with so many images to load off the device...)
I guess I'd like to know if anyone has a similar workflow/requirements and how they do it.
My current plan is to set up a workflow that removes photos from the Camera Roll as I download them, but then have iTunes sync them back on as albums based on folders - I may even automatically resize them so I have smaller versions on the iPhone and the original full size versions on my Mac (so conserve previous iPhone storage space) [UPDATE: iTunes automatically does this, which is too bad because it means I no longer have FULL SIZE backups on my phone, only on my computer...]