“How do I transfer photos from an iPad to my Mac? How can I rearrange the photo order on the iPad? Thanks.”

Transferring photos from iPad to Mac is a decent action to prevent data loss and free up iPad storage space. If you have too many photos or images on your iPad and you want to transfer them to Mac for a backup, there are a number of ways you can go about it. Here I’d like to introduce several easy and fast methods for you to finish the task.

Solution 1. Download Photos from iPad to Mac via iPhoto

If your Mac computer have the iPhoto application installed, you are able to use the app to download photos from your iPad to Mac. This way is easy but useful. The following guidance will show you how to transfer photos from iPad to Mac via iPhoto.

Step 1: Connect your iPad to the Mac with USB cable.

Step 2: Run iPhoto app on Mac. Then it will recognize your iPad automatically and display it under the DEVICES category.

Step 3: You will see the pictures contained in the iPad in the right panel of the application. And you can select all photos or mark those that would like to copy.

Step 4: Press “Edit” button and select “Copy” option to copy all the pictures that you imported from iPad.

Step 5: Press “Edit” and choose “Paste” to paste the imported images and save them to your Mac hard disk.
Download Photos from iPad to Mac via iPhoto

Solution 2. Copy Photos from iPad to Mac via Image Capture

You can also use Image Capture to copy photos from iPad to Mac, which is an application program from Apple that enables users to upload pictures from digital cameras or scanners which are either connected directly to the computer or the network. It provides no organizational tools like iPhoto but is useful for collating pictures from a variety of sources with no need for drivers. The following guidance will show you how to transfer photos from iPad to Mac computer.

1. Connect your iPad to Mac then turn on. If your iPad is locked with a passcode, enter it.

2. In Image Capture, select the device in the Devices list.

3. Use the buttons at the bottom of the Image Capture window to view the thumbnails as a list or as icons to change the size of the thumbnails, or to rotate or delete images.

4. From the Import To pop-up menu, choose where to save the images or which app to use to open the image.

5. To import only some of the photos, select those photos, then click Import. To import all the photos, click Import All. Choose Auto Importer from the “Connecting this [device] opens” pop-up menu to transfer images from a device to your Mac computer whenever you connect it to your Mac computer.

6. Select “Delete after Import” to remove the items from the device after transferring photos from iPad to Mac computer. You can also select individual items on your device, then press the Delete key on your keyboard.

Solution 3. Transfer Photos from iPad to Mac with Leawo iTransfer for Mac

Apart from using iPhoto/Image Capture, you are also able to take advantage of the third-party iPad transfer software to finish the task. Amomg all kinds of iPad transfer tools, Leawo iTransfer for Mac is highly recommended. The software is used for transferring files among iOS devices, iTunes and Mac computers, and it enables users to transfer various kinds of files without using iTunes. The following guidance will show you how to transfer photos from iPhone to Mac with Leawo iTransfer, and you can free download the software to have a try.

Step 1. Run Leawo iTransfer for Mac and connect iPad to Mac computer with the USB cable. The software will recognize your iPad.

Step 2. Click the name of iPad and choose Camera in the left sidebar. The iPad photos will display in the right part of the software window.

Step 3. Hold Command/Shift key to select the photos you want to transfer, and click the transfer button at the right bottom. Or right-click one selected photo and choose Transfer to > My Computer.

Step 4. After selecting photos, you’ll see a pop-up dialog. Check Save to Folder and click Change to choose a folder on your computer to save the photos. Then click Transfer Now to start to copy photos from iPad to Mac computers.

Video Tutorial for Transferring Photos from iPad to Mac

When the transfer finishes, you will get the photos in target folder. If you want to transfer photos which are synced from computer, you can choose Photos library in the left sidebar of Leawo iTransfer, and select photos to transfer.

Solution 4. Transfer iPad Photos to Mac via Wi-Fi

If your USB cable is not at hand, you can get your iPad photos transferred via Wi-Fi. Before transferring iPad photos to Mac via Wi-Fi, you need to install Wireless Transfer App on your Mac and make sure your iPad and your Mac are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Then you can follow the steps below to learn how to transfer photos from iPad to Mac via Wi-Fi.

Step 1. Launch Wireless Transfer app and you will find the http address at the bottom of the screen.

Step 2. Open a web browser in your Mac computer and type the address exactly as that appears on your device (including the colon and the following port number).

Step 3. The browser will list all the photos and videos in your device.

Step 4. Select and download one photo. Multiple photos can also be batch selected and downloaded to your Mac computer.

Now you know how to transfer photos from iPad to Mac wirelessly over Wi-Fi without iTunes or a USB cable. The four methods mentioned above are all useful but easy-to-do so long as you follow the guidance. If you have the photos transfer requirment, why not choose one of them to have a try?