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7 Easy Ways on How to Transfer Photos from iPad to Mac

Introduction: iPad is a very handy and powerful tool that you could use it to take photos. You may need to transfer photos from iPad to Mac for various reasons. So how to transfer photos from iPad to Mac or iMac computer? Most people may choose iTunes backup or rely on iCloud service. Actually, there are other choices for you to solve this problem. In this post, we introduce 7 ways on how to import photos from iPad to Mac with a USB cable or wirelessly. For more details, please follow the guides below.

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Part 1: How to Transfer Photos from iPad to Mac with Coolmuster iOS Assistant
1.1 How to Import Photos from iPad to Mac Selectively
1.2 How to Transfer Photos from iPad to iMac Computer with 1 Click
Part 2: How to Import Photos from iPad to Mac using iTunes
Part 3: How to Move Photos from iPad to Mac via Photos App
Part 4: How to Upload Photos from iPad to Mac with iCloud
Part 5: How to Download Photos from iPad to MacBook Pro via Image Capture
Part 6: How to Transfer Photos from iPad to Mac using AirDrop
Part 7: How to Transfer Photos from iPad to iMac via Email

Part 1: How to Transfer Photos from iPad to Mac with Coolmuster iOS Assistant

When it comes to transferring photos from iPad to Mac, we highly recommend you to use a professional iOS data manager -- Coolmuster iOS Assistant. It is a useful software that comes with comprehensive features, enabling you to transfer photos from iPad to Mac in a quick and convenient way. With it, you can freely sync iPad with Mac computer and manage your iPad files on Mac easily.

Main Features of iOS Assistant:

* Freely export files like photos contacts, messages, notes, calendars, bookmarks, music, videos, etc. from iPad to Mac.

* Import files including contacts calendars, books, bookmarks and many more from Mac to iPad effortlessly.

* Access/preview/manage/delete files from iPad/iPhone/iPad on Mac directly.

* 1- click to backup files to iTunes & restore iTunes backup files with ease.

* Locate specific files from iOS devices with the built-in quick search tool.

* Fully compatible with iPad Pro/mini/New iPad/iPad 4/3//1 as well as iPhone and iPod & Support iOS 13, iOS 12, iOS 11, iOS 10, iOS 9, iOS 8, iOS 7, etc.

Download Coolmuster iOS Assistant and let's see how to transfer photos from iPad to Mac.

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1.1 How to Import Photos from iPad to Mac Selectively

- Step 1: Run the program on your Mac and then connect your iPad to Mac via a USB cable. A window pops up on your device asking whether you trust this computer, tap "Trust". Once your device is detected by the software, you will see the main interface as below:

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- Step 2: Click "Photos" and you can access and preview all the photos that store on your iPad.

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- Step 3: Select the required photos and click the "Export" button to move photos from iPad to Mac.

1.2 How to Transfer Photos from iPad to iMac Computer with 1 Click

Coolmuster iOS Assistant enables you to transfer all files including photos from iPad to Mac with just 1 simple click, here's how:

- Step 1: After your iPad is detected by the program, click "Super Toolkit" and select " iTunes Backup & Restore".

- Step 2: Click the "Backup" button and select your iPad to backup.

- Step 3: Choose a folder to save your backup files to your Mac and then click "OK".

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See also: 5 Ways to Teach You How to Transfer Videos from iPad to Mac Easily

Part 2: How to Import Photos from iPad to Mac using iTunes

Despite the limitations it has, iTunes is considered as the default option to transfer files between iOS devices. If you are going to transfer a huge amount of photos from iPad to Mac, you can use iTunes to complete the task.

Below are the steps on how to import photos from iPad to Mac with iTunes.

Note: Please make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes on your Mac.

- Step 1: Connect your iPad to Mac with a suitable USB cable.

- Step 2: Open iTunes on your Mac, your iPad will be soon recognized by iTunes. Click the device icon on the top-left menu.

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- Step 3: Select "Photos" below the Summary tab and select "Sync Photos".

- Step 4: Choose the folder to transfer photos from iPad to Mac.

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Part 3: How to Move Photos from iPad to Mac via Photos App

To move photos from iPad to Mac, you can make good use of the Photos app on your Mac.

The detailed steps are as below:

Note: Please make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes on your Mac.

- Step 1: Connect your iPad to Mac with a USB cable. You may need to unlock your device and tap the "Trust" option on the pop-up window.

- Step 2: Open Photos app on your Mac if it doesn't not automatically open.

- Step 3: Click the "Import" tab at the top of the Photos app.

- Step 4: Select the photos you want and then click "Import Selected" to move photos from iPad to Mac. And you can click "Import All New Photos" to import all the new photos from iPad to your Mac.

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Part 4: How to Upload Photos from iPad to Mac with iCloud

If you turn on your iCloud photos on iPad, the photos stored on your iPad will be automatically uploaded to iCloud and you can access them via different devices.

Here's how to upload photos from iPad to Mac with iCloud:

- Step 1: On your iPad, open the "Settings" app > tap your name > "iCloud" > "Photos", and then enable turn on iCloud Photos.

- Step 2: On your Mac, go to the "System Preferences" and open iCloud.

- Step 3: Click "Options" and select "iCloud Photos".

In this way, the photos from iPad are uploaded to your Mac and you are able to view and manage them on your Mac.

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Part 5: How to Download Photos from iPad to MacBook Pro via Image Capture

Image Capture is another option for you to download photos from iPad to MacBook. As a built-in app on Mac, Image Capture is very handy when it comes to transferring photos between your devices.

Below are the steps on how to download photos from iPad to Mac with Image Capture:

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

- Step 2: On your Mac, open Image Capture app and select your iPad from the list of device

- Step 3: Transfer your photos from iPad to MacBook by choosing the "Import" or "Import All" button.

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Part 6: How to Transfer Photos from iPad to Mac using AirDrop

AirDrop is a useful function to share files including photos between iOS devices as long as your Wi-Fi connection is stable. But if you have a huge amount of photos to transfer, AirDrop won't be an ideal way as the transferring progress is slow.

Here's how to transfer photos from iPad to Mac using AirDrop:

- Step 1: On your iPad, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and tap "AirDrop", then select "Contacts Only" or "Everyone" according to your needs.

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- Step 2: On your Mac, open the "Finder" window and select "AirDrop". Set up Allow me to be discovered by Contacts Only or Everyone.

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- Step 3: Choose the photos on your iPad that you want to transfer and then tap the "Share" icon. Here you will see your Mac, tap to share photos to your Mac with AirDrop.

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- Step 4: On your Mac, choose to save the photos from your iPad.

Part 7: How to Transfer Photos from iPad to iMac via Email

If you have only one or two photos that need to transfer from iPad to iMac, email can be your good choice.

- Step 1: On your iPad, select the required photos and send them to your own email account.

- Step 2: On your iMac, log in to your email account and download the photos to your iMac computer.

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Conclusion

After reading this post, do you find the way you prefer to transfer photos from iPad to Mac? After comparison, no matter you are using iPad/iPad Mini or MacBook Pro/iMac computer, we suggest you download Coolmuster iOS Assistant to help you move photos from iPad to Mac. It is your ideal iTunes alternatives and it can do much more than iTunes. With it, you can transfer, manage or organize almost all types of data from your iOS device.

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