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How to save photos from Pic Scanner Gold to computer

Save photos from app to computer?

Pic Scanner Gold and Pic Scanner apps allow you to freely export scanned photos. You can post them on social media or save photos in cloud and photo apps. This is great if you need to post a few photos on Facebook, upload 40-50 photos to Dropbox, or email 4-5 to someone. But what if you need to transfer hundreds of photos to Airdrop, iCloud or other cloud services? Or make a full backup, or sync between iPhone and iPad, or migrate to a new iPhone you bought?

For these situations, there are two easy alternatives:

If you can use Airdrop

This is the fast and easy way. Your iPhone or iPad and Mac should support Airdrop. The device and Mac should be on the same wifi network and set up for Airdrop.

In Pic Scanner Gold, go to Gallery (or Cropped in Pic Scanner) > tap Select > choose photos > tap Export > choose ‘Exclude’ (or Include) captions > This sharing options screen will appear:

To save photos to your Mac, wait for the Mac to appear among Airdrop devices, then Airdrop it.

If you can’t use Airdrop

If you have an older Mac that doesn’t support Airdrop, or you can’t use Airdrop for some other reason:

In Pic Scanner Gold, go to Gallery (or Cropped in Pic Scanner) > tap Select > choose photos > tap Export > choose ‘Exclude’ (or Include) captions > The above sharing options screen will appear.

  • To save to Photos app on your iPad, tap ‘Save x items’. Photos will be saved to Photos app on iPad, and if iCloud/Airstream is enabled, also sync to Photos app on Mac.
  • To save to Mac or cloud services, tap ‘Save to Files’. You’ll see the following screen:

Pic Scanner save to Files

Choose Desktop to save photos on your Mac desktop. Or choose your cloud service to save photos in it.

Another (somewhat longer) procedure

Use this only if you use a PC, or can’t use the above methods for some reason. This will save all photos from Pic Scanner Gold’s Gallery (or Pic Scanner’s Cropped) screen on your computer.

  • Connect iPhone or iPad to computer via USB cable. Launch iTunes on computer, and select your device [See (1) below].

bulk transfer photos to computer

  • Click File Sharing in iTunes sidebar on the left [(2) above]. The right pane will show all the apps whose data is backed up [(3) above].
  • Click on Pic Scanner Gold or Pic Scanner [(4) above]. Further right side will show some folders and files e.g. original_images, splitted_images, etc. Select splitted_images FOLDER, and drag it onto computer’s desktop. This folder will have all the photos you have on your Gallery (Pic Scanner Gold) or Cropped (Pic Scanner) screens.
  • Close iTunes and disconnect your device from the computer. On computer desktop, rename the folder from splitted_image to whatever you want.

File naming convention

Scans are named according to the convention: spl_32_YYYYMMddHHmmss_photoCount.jpg, where YYYYMMddHHmmss is the date and time of scanning.
To bulk rename them with another prefix e.g. 1970s Album is very easy.
On Mac, open the folder containing the photos > Select all > Right click > Rename ‘x’ items > in Find box, type the string of characters common to all the files. This may be spl_32_YYYYMMDD if you scanned all the photos on the same date, or spl_32_YYYYMM if you scanned them all in the same month > In Replace with box, type your desired prefix > Click ‘Replace‘. This will save photos with your desired prefix and renumber them serially.
For more tips, refer to our blog or to Pic Scanner Gold FAQ.