I'm trying to figure out how to back up my pictures on iCloud to an external hard drive. Do I seriously have to do this one pic at a time?

  • Are you using a Mac or a PC? – nohillside Jun 30 '18 at 6:09
  • @nohillside I would assume a mac... – JBis Jun 30 '18 at 6:14
  • @jbis not necessarily, people with PCs use iPhones as we. And can‘t use Photos to sync their photo library :-) – nohillside Jun 30 '18 at 6:21
  • @nohillside Good point. support.apple.com/en-us/ht205323 – JBis Jun 30 '18 at 6:26

I opened Photos on my iMac running High Sierra 10.13.5. I then selected multiple photos using shift-click. Now go to the file menu and select Export and follow the directions. The last step lets you choose where to save the photos.

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