Is it possible to transfer photos from iPhone to computer without importing to Photos.

I have iPhone5 running iOS 10 (which I don't want to "upgrade" to iOS11). My Mac is running macOS 10.13.1 with iTunes 12.6.2, but I could also use a computer running Linux.

Previously I had a number of methods of transferring photos, but none of these seem to work any more on High Sierra.

I DO NOT want to import into Photos, but retain the photos with their original names, metadata etc.

If all else fails, I could use Dropbox, but transferring 1000s of files on a slow upload link, just so I could download them seems slow and inefficient.


Try the Image Capture app. It should allow you to import all your pictures with very little hassle, and comes bundled with macOS.

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