Synchronize Photos

Lost a few hours now to understand how to import pictures into my PC and yet I don't got no place.

My iPhone is connected with a USB key and correctly synchronized via iTunes.

That's why I opened iTunes on the left menu, I select Photos. Check synchronize Photos and I see that he treats the synchronization.

Then I open my photo library directory and find another directory called iPod Photo Cache. I guess that this is where all the photos have been synchronized, but guess what. There are interminable subdirectories with .ithmb file types.

How can I see the pictures?


Take a look at these articles import photos and videos from your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch - Apple Support

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    Hello Steffen_R y..

    Thanks for stopping by the communities Support from Apple! What you describe, it seems you want to have your photos synced via iCloud. In addition, you do not want to delete some photos from your iPhone by syncing in iTunes 6. I know that I would be able to manage my photos on my own terms, and I will be happy to provide you with some resources.

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    1. Open iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
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