Mary Kay Davis, Baton Rouge, La.
When connected to your PC’s Windows Explorer program via USB cable, your iPhone will display photos in the standard JPEG format that can be viewed or stored on the PC. You don’t have to deal with .ithmb files, an Apple format that your PC can’t read without first using a file conversion program.
Here’s how to import all your iPhone photos to your PC at once: After connecting your iPhone to the PC, open Windows Explorer. You'll probably see a menu that offers to “import pictures and videos.” If you don’t see that menu, right-click the iPhone icon in Windows Explorer and from the resulting menu choose “import pictures and videos.”
If you want to import only some of your iPhone photos, use the same menu to choose “open device to view files.” When your pictures appear in the Windows Explorer directory, you can drag and drop individual photos from the list to your computer’s C drive. You might want to put them in a particular file folder to make them easy to find.
For step-by-step directions that take into account the differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8, see Apple’s support page, at http://tinyurl.com/3yl9fv2.
I would disregard the advice of the person who told you that a Samsung phone is more compatible with your PC than an iPhone is. They’re about the same.
Gary Diamond, Eden Prairie, Minn.
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