Is there some trick to get pictures off an iphone 5 with ios 8 on a Windows 8 computer? I can get my pictures off my iphone 5 with ios 8 on my Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP computer but not my Windows 8 computer. I have tried multiple Windows 8 computers and it won't work on any of them. Yes I know you have to unlock the phone on Windows 8 and I did that.
Have you tried installing the iCloud for Windows?
This will connect your Windows PC to your iCLoud account and allow you to save your iCloud photos to a local directory (I believe it's in C:\Users\\Pictures ).
The utility can be found here. https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1455?locale=en_US
Untested on Win 8, but here we use Photo Gallery, part of Windows Essentials, to transfer, organise & keep photos on the Win 7 PCs.
It can be set to transfer automatically at connect, & is similar to iPhoto in many respects.
It also saves having to mount the iDevice as an external drive & pick through the folder structure.