What used to be simple has turned into a nightmare. Just as I do with my professional Canon gear, I used to plug my iPhone into my computer daily, upload the images into Lightroom and catalog them. Awhile back, I hit a point where this sometimes worked and sometimes wouldn't. I did not like iPhoto at all, but to get the images out of my phone and into my computer I sometimes used it. Then, in the process of upgrading all-around (Lightroom, OS, IOS) I eventually found myself unable to ever upload from phone to Lightroom. Lightroom shows my iPhone, spends a lot of time spinning the little dial, then gives me a message that there are no photos in the phone.
Worse yet, Apple has now replaced iPhoto with Photo. Photo does the exact same thing. I cannot download my photos from my iPhone at all. If I recall correctly, the same thing happened the last time I tried to upload into iPhoto before Apple replaced it. I have a 128 GB and it is nearly full.
I have a feeling this is Apple's doing and that I am going to have to get on the phone with them and pay them to help me find away around the problems they have caused, but before I do I want to check and see if anyone else has encountered this problem, solved it and how?
Lightroom CC 2015
Photos 1.3 (350.23.0)
If you have LR CC you can install LR Mobile on your phone from the App Store. It is then possible to set up automatic-sync form camera roll which will work going forward each time you take a photo. It’s then possible to delete files from your phone.
Thank you! I will give that a try. I have a feeling it is going to work.