Windows Vista can treat your iPhone like a digital camera, downloading photos from the device onto your hard drive. You can transfer pictures via a USB connection; the operating system automatically locates the appropriate files, so you don't have to browse for and import each photo yourself. Windows Vista also allows you to organize and add descriptive tags to your photos, as well as change where photos are stored on the computer.
Things You'll Need
- iPhone USB cable
Connect the iPhone to the computer via the device's USB cable. Press "Windows-E" to open Windows Explorer.
Right-click the portable device in the left pane and select "Import Pictures and Videos" from the context menu.
Click "Import Settings." Click "Browse" next to "Import Images to" and select a destination folder.
Check or uncheck "Always Erase From Device After Importing," "Prompt for a Tag on Import" and "Rotate Pictures on Import," depending on your preferences.
Click "OK" to apply your settings. Click "Import" and follow the on-screen prompts to tag your photos and download the images to your PC.
Tips & Warnings
- If a dialog box appears after connecting the iPhone to the computer, select "Import Pictures and Videos Using Windows" from the menu.