Using Mojave on a Macbook while using Pages I found today the option "import from iPhone" which I used a picture I took with my iPhone to a Pages document in my Mac. I liked the photo and later I looked for it on my iPhone but could not find it. I googled a bit but found no information about this. Anybody knows where can I find these photos on my iPhone?
The Joe Friday Answer:
- The picture was never recorded on your iPhone. That's the way the "Import" and Insert features work in Pages.
- You can get your picture from the
- Open the document in the
clickon the picture, then select
Add to Photos. From there, you can export if you wish.
- Open the document in the
The Long Answer:
As I understand your question:
- You imported a picture you took on your iPhone to your Mac.
- You inserted that picture into a document you created on your Mac using the
Your question is ambiguous with respect to whether you "imported" the picture directly into the
Pages app, or if you imported the picture from your phone to your Mac using some other (e.g.
You may ask, "Why do I say your question is ambiguous?" Part of the reason is your wording (though certainly this subject is arcane), but the main reason is that the
from iPhone item in the
Pages menu is only available when you have selected an image that already exists in your
Pages document. If your insertion point (i-beam, whatever) is at a blank spot in the document, then the menu item is
from iPhone. At least, this is the behavior that I see - your experience may differ. And so, if one uses
Pages only occasionally (as I do), one might wonder if you got this mixed up with the Import feature in
Photos (which always uses the word
Import. But in any case...
If you "Imported" or "Inserted" directly from iPhone to the
Pagesdocument: The picture was never recorded on your iPhone. Sorry, but this is just the way the "Import" and Insert features work in
Pages; apparently that's by design.
If you imported from your iPhone to your Mac using the
Photosapp, then there is most certainly an option to delete from the iPhone, or to retain the image on your iPhone. If this is what you did, then you have selected the option to delete it after the import! And AFAIK, you don't get a "do-over" for that; the picture is no longer on your iPhone.
And so, as to the location of your "missing" picture, it is in one of two places:
If you imported the picture from your iPhone to your Mac using
Photos, you can find it in your
Photosapp on your Mac, or in "iCloud" if you use that option. You can also
exportit from there if you like, again using the
It exists only in your
Pagesdocument. Again, not a big
Pagesuser, but I'd guess there is some way to save or export the picture from the document. If you can't locate a better method, a couple of fall-back approaches are:
Do a screen capture of the photo in your
Pagesdocument in the
Preview, you can control-
clickon the picture, and then select
Add to Photosto add it back to the
Photosapp database - where you may have expected to find it in the first place! :)
When using "Import from iPhone" (same for "Import from iPad"), the captured photo is never saved on the iDevice nor is it saved somewhere on the Mac, say, in the Photos.app.
It only exists in the document you captured into.
To get the image, select the image in Pages, go to the Image tab in the Format sidebar, then drag the image icon or image title above the Replace button and drop to the Finder Desktop.
Please be aware that this photo is not captured with the full resolution of the iDevice camera (apparently downscaled to 1920px for the longer dimension).