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    Default How to upload photos from galaxy s4 into iPhoto on my iMac?

    That is the question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 420benz View Post
    That is the question.
    I would like to know this too. I read (have not tried it) that once you connect it that iPhoto recognizes it as a connected camera and will pull the photos. I may have to give this a shot.
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    When I did that all of the photos in iPhoto uploaded into my phone.
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    I have downloaded Google Android Transfer. I plug in my phone and move the images from DCIM folder to iPhoto via drag and drop. It's a PITA and I've resorted to making an Automator to watch my Camera Uploads folder in Dropbox and auto-import into iPhoto.

    I'm finding I'm having to do too many work arounds for the simplest stuff on my S4.
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    Your options are

    I use AirDroid to download all the photos from my phone. You can choose select all. It will transfer them into a zip file. Unzip it and drag the folder into iPhoto.
    Your other option is to use an online storage service like dropbox and make an automator script to look for any jpg files and transfer them over to your iPhoto folder.
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    Default Re: How to upload photos from galaxy s4 into iPhoto on my iMac?

    Download Airdroid to your Galaxy 4 and head on over to Airdroid.com on your mac. Super user friendly and quite exceptional!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 420benz View Post
    When I did that all of the photos in iPhoto uploaded into my phone.
    Wow, really? Did you notice the photos on your PHONE transfered to iPhoto?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razeus View Post
    I'm finding I'm having to do too many work arounds for the simplest stuff on my S4.
    My frustration with Android too.
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    Default Re: How to upload photos from galaxy s4 into iPhoto on my iMac?

    Or, cut the cables out of the equation. Upload the files to google plus or google drive, then download them to your mac

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razeus View Post
    I have downloaded Google Android Transfer. I plug in my phone and move the images from DCIM folder to iPhoto via drag and drop. It's a PITA and I've resorted to making an Automator to watch my Camera Uploads folder in Dropbox and auto-import into iPhoto.

    I'm finding I'm having to do too many work arounds for the simplest stuff on my S4.
    Quote Originally Posted by Xm_jdm View Post
    Wow, really? Did you notice the photos on your PHONE transfered to iPhoto?

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    My frustration with Android too.
    Honestly my wife has the HTC One and it is no better/different with Mac support. This is an oem issue and if you want the best Mac support it is going to come in the form of the iPhone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by louee6#AC View Post
    Download Airdroid to your Galaxy 4 and head on over to Airdroid.com on your mac. Super user friendly and quite exceptional!!
    OK I have Airdroid on my desktop now what. Please be specific. The last time I plugged my phone into my Mac all of the photos in iPhoto uploaded inTo my phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tvouge View Post
    Or, cut the cables out of the equation. Upload the files to google plus or google drive, then download them to your mac

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    This is what I do right now. I drag them on my desktop and then iPhoto finds them and uploads them. I get what he means though. You connect an iPhone and iPhoto automatically pulls and syncs up. Quite easy and convenient.
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    Just figured this out yesterday! I don't know about any of the other options, but this was the easiest for me. May not be the right one for you if you're not a fan of the cloud, but I like it.

    First, set up Dropbox on your phone if you haven't yet. Dropbox started an offer where they provided 50GB of free storage for Galaxy S3/S4 owners. In your settings, turn on Auto Upload so that every photo you take will be uploaded to Dropbox. Although I have unlimited data, I chose to do this on Wi-Fi only because data is not always reliable. I wish they had a Charge-only option so Dropbox would only upload photos if the phone was being charged, but hopefully they will add this in the future. Either way, Dropbox pauses camera uploads if your phone has low battery.

    Then, set up Dropbox on your Mac by downloading the Mac version. I would go in Finder and add the Dropbox folder to your sidebar just so it'll always be there and/or check the option to ensure it stays at the top of your screen so you can readily access it.

    Next, open Automator in your Applications. Select Folder Action, choose the "Camera Uploads" folder in your Dropbox folder as the folder to access files in. Then search iPhoto and select the import into iPhoto option. You can select the 'remove from source' option once you do this to remove photos from Dropbox once they're uploaded (especially helpful if for some reason, you didn't qualify for the 50gb option and you have much less storage). Save this as something familiar. You can 'record' and 'run' the option to test it out but I am not well-versed in either of those functions.

    Once you do that, test it out. Take a photo on your phone, watch Dropbox upload it, and watch your Mac receive the file from Dropbox and add it to iPhoto. In fact, iPhoto will open when a new file is uploaded to show you.

    If you already have a Dropbox account and you already have files in your Camera Uploads folder, don't sweat it. Import those manually into iPhoto if you'd like and they'll be there. You'll have to organize them (I had thousands in the folder before figuring this out so it will be tedious), but better than nothing right?

    I figured this out and finally set up Time Machine (two years after I got my Mac) this weekend so paired with a weekly or monthly external hard drive attachment all of your photos will be backed up and safe in the event your phone breaks. I would also recommend you save photos to your micro SD in the event that you lose phone data before a weekly/monthly back up (the SD card is not perfect - but it's safer than only using your phone's flash memory).

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spawndoodling View Post
    Just figured this out yesterday! I don't know about any of the other options, but this was the easiest for me. May not be the right one for you if you're not a fan of the cloud, but I like it.

    First, set up Dropbox on your phone if you haven't yet. Dropbox started an offer where they provided 50GB of free storage for Galaxy S3/S4 owners. In your settings, turn on Auto Upload so that every photo you take will be uploaded to Dropbox. Although I have unlimited data, I chose to do this on Wi-Fi only because data is not always reliable. I wish they had a Charge-only option so Dropbox would only upload photos if the phone was being charged, but hopefully they will add this in the future. Either way, Dropbox pauses camera uploads if your phone has low battery.

    Then, set up Dropbox on your Mac by downloading the Mac version. I would go in Finder and add the Dropbox folder to your sidebar just so it'll always be there and/or check the option to ensure it stays at the top of your screen so you can readily access it.

    Next, open Automator in your Applications. Select Folder Action, choose the "Camera Uploads" folder in your Dropbox folder as the folder to access files in. Then search iPhoto and select the import into iPhoto option. You can select the 'remove from source' option once you do this to remove photos from Dropbox once they're uploaded (especially helpful if for some reason, you didn't qualify for the 50gb option and you have much less storage). Save this as something familiar. You can 'record' and 'run' the option to test it out but I am not well-versed in either of those functions.

    Once you do that, test it out. Take a photo on your phone, watch Dropbox upload it, and watch your Mac receive the file from Dropbox and add it to iPhoto. In fact, iPhoto will open when a new file is uploaded to show you.

    If you already have a Dropbox account and you already have files in your Camera Uploads folder, don't sweat it. Import those manually into iPhoto if you'd like and they'll be there. You'll have to organize them (I had thousands in the folder before figuring this out so it will be tedious), but better than nothing right?

    I figured this out and finally set up Time Machine (two years after I got my Mac) this weekend so paired with a weekly or monthly external hard drive attachment all of your photos will be backed up and safe in the event your phone breaks. I would also recommend you save photos to your micro SD in the event that you lose phone data before a weekly/monthly back up (the SD card is not perfect - but it's safer than only using your phone's flash memory).

    Good luck!

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using AC Forums mobile app
    This is what I did when I got my S4. Works great!
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    Default Re: How to upload photos from galaxy s4 into iPhoto on my iMac?

    I tried this and it works great with my Samung Note 2. Could this be set up with Google drive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by remus10 View Post
    I tried this and it works great with my Samung Note 2. Could this be set up with Google drive?
    I also have success with the Galaxy Note 2 (notably, without using KIES). Just set the Note 2 to Connect as Camera (PTP).

    However, remus10, did you find it transfers every image on your phone, (album art, etc) rather than just what is contained in the DCIM folder?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razeus View Post
    I'm finding I'm having to do too many work arounds for the simplest stuff on my S4.
    If by "simplest stuff" you mean "integrating with an ecosystem specifically designed to only work with specific hardware," then you're probably right. It's not always going to be super easy to integrate with Apple stuff, but Apple designed their stuff to be difficult to integrate with. I'm not sure you're placing the blame in the right place.

    Either way, iSyncr will automatically upload photos to a specific folder on your computer over WiFi:

    Using iSyncr WiFi
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    Quote Originally Posted by spawndoodling View Post
    Just figured this out yesterday! I don't know about any of the other options, but this was the easiest for me. May not be the right one for you if you're not a fan of the cloud, but I like it.

    First, set up Dropbox on your phone if you haven't yet. Dropbox started an offer where they provided 50GB of free storage for Galaxy S3/S4 owners. In your settings, turn on Auto Upload so that every photo you take will be uploaded to Dropbox. Although I have unlimited data, I chose to do this on Wi-Fi only because data is not always reliable. I wish they had a Charge-only option so Dropbox would only upload photos if the phone was being charged, but hopefully they will add this in the future. Either way, Dropbox pauses camera uploads if your phone has low battery.

    Then, set up Dropbox on your Mac by downloading the Mac version. I would go in Finder and add the Dropbox folder to your sidebar just so it'll always be there and/or check the option to ensure it stays at the top of your screen so you can readily access it.

    Next, open Automator in your Applications. Select Folder Action, choose the "Camera Uploads" folder in your Dropbox folder as the folder to access files in. Then search iPhoto and select the import into iPhoto option. You can select the 'remove from source' option once you do this to remove photos from Dropbox once they're uploaded (especially helpful if for some reason, you didn't qualify for the 50gb option and you have much less storage). Save this as something familiar. You can 'record' and 'run' the option to test it out but I am not well-versed in either of those functions.

    Once you do that, test it out. Take a photo on your phone, watch Dropbox upload it, and watch your Mac receive the file from Dropbox and add it to iPhoto. In fact, iPhoto will open when a new file is uploaded to show you.

    If you already have a Dropbox account and you already have files in your Camera Uploads folder, don't sweat it. Import those manually into iPhoto if you'd like and they'll be there. You'll have to organize them (I had thousands in the folder before figuring this out so it will be tedious), but better than nothing right?

    I figured this out and finally set up Time Machine (two years after I got my Mac) this weekend so paired with a weekly or monthly external hard drive attachment all of your photos will be backed up and safe in the event your phone breaks. I would also recommend you save photos to your micro SD in the event that you lose phone data before a weekly/monthly back up (the SD card is not perfect - but it's safer than only using your phone's flash memory).

    Good luck!

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using AC Forums mobile app
    I use this also and works like a charm!

    Sent from my SPH-L720 using AC Forums mobile app

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