Bump­ing pho­tos to my Mac

Mac Format - - APPLE TALK -

What’s the eas­i­est way to trans­fer pho­tos wire­lessly from my iPhone to my Mac? I don’t want any­thing as cum­ber­some as iCloud Photo Shar­ing, I just want to send the odd photo di­rectly to my Mac. I used to use Bump for this but it isn’t avail­able any more. I don’t want to go back to email­ing my­self! Natalie Hay­den Air­Drop is more or less de­signed for ex­actly this sit­u­a­tion. If you tap the Share icon in Pho­tos on your phone, you should see an icon for your Mac in the Air­Drop sec­tion. Trans­ferred im­ages ap­pear in the Down­loads folder. To use Air­Drop be­tween an iOS de­vice and a Mac, the former will need to be run­ning iOS 8 or later, the Mac must be run­ning Yosemite or later, and your de­vices will need to be among the mod­els listed at the bot­tom of http://ap­ple.co/1NpVemw.

If your iPhone is too old to sup­port Air­Drop, you may still be able to use DeskCon­nect. This only needs iOS 5.1 or later and it is at least as pow­er­ful as Air­Drop. You need to in­stall the desk­top client on your Mac from deskcon­nect.com/ down­load. When you send a pic­ture you’ll see a no­ti­fi­ca­tion in the menu bar and you can ei­ther view the im­age di­rectly, or hold ç to open the file lo­ca­tion in Fin­der so you can move it to wher­ever you want.

DeskCon­nect works just like Air­Drop, and runs on older de­vices – iOS 5.1 is all you need.

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