Saturday, October 03, 2009

Image Capture Extras - Sharing & Retrieving iPhone Photos & Movies

Just noticed a new feature in Image Capture that allows you to share devices such as iPhone with others on your network.  When you attach an iPhone to your Mac and run Image Capture it gives you the ability to retrieve photos in full resolution and movies from your iPhone, via an Import button.  You also have the options to save these to folder of choice.  You can also ‘Share your iPhone’ with those users on your network running Snow Leopard.  For those of you that have had a hard drive crash and want to retrieve what photos and videos are left on your iPhone, this is a great way to do so!

You can view the photos in list format with info columns: name, date, file size, aperture, depth, color space, width, height, DPI, EXIF, focal length, Shutter Speed, ISO, Location (GPI coordinates), Flash, Maker, Model for each photo.  You can also view the photos in icon form.  You can rotate or delete photos from buttons located in the lower left corner of window.  The right hand corner slider allows you to increase the size of the thumbnail of the photos viewed in list or icon view.

You can  import photos to mail, preview or iphoto or other folders on your Mac.   You can build web page with your photos and also make pdf file.   Once the files are imported a green circle with check mark indicates those photos that have been imported previously.

You can also sort the photos by any of these columns.  Sort by date, name, etc.

The ‘Make PDF’ option, takes selected photos from camera or iPhone and imports them into the ‘Make PDF’ app which allows you many options for saving, printing or viewing.  You will find numerous layouts for the pdf file format.  There is also a custom layout setting that allows you to choose paper size, picture size or width and height of image, with ability to crop image to this picture size or fit image within the picture size and to save this custom layout.

The option to Build Webpage, allows the user to store the images files in the download folder that are selected to a folder called Webpages or to folder you create in your iDisk, if You are a
mobileMe member and then you can publish them to the web.  A folder named ‘Webpage’ (with a date time stamp in name)  is created by default in the Picture folder.  Once created, you can use an FTP (file transfer protocol) to upload it to your web server. 

Both of these options ‘Build Webpage’ and ‘Make PDF’ make use of the new ‘automatic tasks’ of Snow Leopard.

This is a great way to both be able to download photos also from other devices such as cameras.   I can also access my scanner using Image Capture.

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