The first iMac was the first without legacy PC. It was the first Macintosh machine to have a USB port but no floppy circle drive. Hence, all Macs have included USB. Through the USB port, equipment producers could make items perfect with both x86 PCs and Macs. On the other hand, iPad is known as one of the most influential tablets around the world. It had created the grounds for other tablets to be existent in the market as well. iPad can be used to do all the daily work that you do on your computer or your laptop, yet making it easier since iPad's are very handy. The excellent speed and outstanding display quality has allowed Apple to lead the tablets industry since the start. Now everyone wants an iPad. It's essential to know how to transfer your photos from your iPad to Mac to release more space for iPad and you may want to backup your photos to Mac for safe consideration.
Method 1. How to Use Wondershare TunesGo (Mac) to Transfer iPad Photos to Mac
To make it easy to copy photos from iPad to Mac, I suggest you to use Wondershare TunesGo (Mac) - Phone Manager for Mac. It's iPad to Mac photo transfer software, letting you transfer photos from iPad Photo Library and Camera Roll to Mac, easily and quickly. You can either transfer all photos or selected photos as you like.
Wondershare TunesGo, Manager iOS Devices Easily & Effortlessly
Directly transfer music, videos, contacts and photos between Apple devices.
Transfer audio and video from iDevice to iTunes and PC.
Import and convert music and video to iDevice friendly formats.
Make any photos or video from Apple devices or PC to GIF images
Delete photos/videos by batch with a single click.
De-duplicate the repeated contacts
Selectively transfer exclusive files
Fix & optimize ID3 tags,covers,song information
Export & Backup text messages, MMS & iMessages
Import & Export contacts from major address books
Transfer music, photos without iTunes restrictions
Perfectly backup/restore iTunes library.
Be compatible with all iOS devices, including iPhone 6S, iPhone 6, iPad Air, iPad mini etc.
Follow the easy tutorial on how to transfer iPad photos to Mac
Step 1 Use a USB cable to connect your iPad with the Mac and launch Wondershare TunesGo (Mac). After detecting your iPad, this software will display your iPad information in the primary window.
Step 2 Transfer photos from iPad Camera Roll/Photo Library to Mac.
On Photos window, click Camera Roll or Photo Library on the left side of the window. Then you'll see all photos saved in Camera Roll or Photo Library on the right. Select the wanted photos and click Export. Find a folder on your Mac to save these photos, and click Save to start transferring photos.
Step 3 To transfer a photo album to Mac, right click the photo album in the left sidebar, and select Export to Mac from the drop-down list.
Method 2. How to Use iPhoto to Download Photos from iPad to Mac
With iPhoto, you can also download iPad photos to Mac. Follow the steps as below:
Step 1 Connect your iPad to your Mac by plugging in a USB cable.
Step 2 Open the iPhoto application on your Mac. iPhoto shows you the photos saved in your iPad.
Step 3 Select the photos you want to import. Then, click Import Selected.
Step 4 When done, you are asked whether you want to delete or keep photos after importing.
Method 3. How to Use Image Capture to Copy iPad Photos to Mac
The steps below show how to use Image Capture for transferring iPad Photos to your Mac.
Step 1 Connect your iPad to Mac with a USB cable.
Step 2 Open the Image Capture application on your Mac.
Step 3 Select the photos you want to import to your Mac.
Step 4 Choose where you want to save the photos on your Mac. Then, click on Import or Import All.
Step 5 When done, you can see the photos imported marked with a green check mark.