What is the difference between iPhoto/Photo Stream/ Image Capture?

I hope, all the three is using photos. But WHAT is the difference?

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iPhoto is a digital photograph manipulation software, part of the iLife suite.

Photo Stream is functionality by which when you take a photo on one device, it will automatically appear on all your other devices, without syncing nor sending.

Image Capture is the Application developed by Apple which enables users to upload pictures from digital cameras, scanners, or iDevices.

  • Thanks for the reply. I simply want to do the following things. 1. Just want to copy photos from iPhone 2. Just want to copy photos to iPhone 3. Delete the photos when I want. So, which one (iPhoto or Image capture) should I use to achieve my requirement?
    – Confused
    Aug 22, 2012 at 13:08
  • I'd use iPhoto with Photo Stream. You'll require a Wifi connection, though. You should take a look at Dropbox, or any other cloud storage, too.
    – Thecafremo
    Aug 22, 2012 at 13:40

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