Import photos from iphone to windows 10?

Discussion in 'Scrapping Pad' started by kraftkris, Nov 10, 2019 at 9:13 AM.

  1. kraftkris

    kraftkris Member

    Jul 30, 2014
    hi All -

    I have not digi scrapped in a long time and I have the itch to work on a 2019 yearbook.

    I used to be able to import my iphone Photos into windows pretty easily, but using the import function built within the photos app on Windows 10 hangs up everytime.

    I noticed that there is a new file type - .heic - is that the issue? and how do you work around that?

    Would love to hear some suggestions on photo workflow.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. IntenseMagic

    IntenseMagic College was bad for my reputation

    Feb 28, 2012
    There are a couple of ways you can deal with the .heic file types.
    -You can go into settings>camera>formats and choose Most Compatible instead of High Efficiency. That way it will only take JPEG photos.
    -Another way is to have them convert automatically when they transfer. Go to settings>photos>scroll down and select Automatic under Transfer to Mac or PC.
    -There are also converters online if you need it for images already on your computer. There are a few if you search "heic to jpg converter".

    I use Google Photos for getting my photos from the phone to the computer. I have the Google Photos app on my phone import everyday from my camera roll, then I go to Google Photos on the computer when I have a little time and download the photos that I want. I love that it has them arranged by date...makes it much easier for me to organize when I download them.

    Good luck with your yearbook!!
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  3. kraftkris

    kraftkris Member

    Jul 30, 2014
  4. flowersgal

    flowersgal I have big ears and wide arms

    Feb 14, 2014
    @IntenseMagic - Thank you so much for this information. I've been struggling with this issue and would like to take photos without having to run them through a converter.
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  5. Karen

    Karen Alarm off, brunch ON

    Jun 28, 2008
    @kraftkris you aren't alone... some of us were just talking about the same thing here:

    I posted a way to convert .heic photos to .jpgs in there too.

    I suspect you might be having the same problem I am having when I download my pictures to my Windows 10 computer... my computer gets hung up on the videos for some reason. I don't use the import function, but rather open two file explorer windows and drag from one to the other. I just highlight only the photos and drag those and I have no problems, but if I have videos they almost always halt my progress. :( I haven't found a solution to get those off my phone directly yet either. I can only get them from google photos and that resizes them smaller. :(
  6. mrspotts

    mrspotts Could I get a planner for my planner?

    Jul 24, 2011
    Yep its the .heic format. I've looked into pretty extensively recently. However, I think I found a work accident! It may not work for everyone.

    I auto import everything from my phone to dropbox. Up until like three days ago I was manually transferring everything from dropbox to my computer using Lightroom. I decided to make my life easier and auto import from dropbox to my computer using Lightroom. All of sudden my videos and photos with .heic format were transferring! As far as I can tell the are not being compressed either. I have NO IDEA why this work around is working but it is.

    Hope that helps someone else with the same problem.

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