Fastest way to get a photo from iPhone to Mac?

I just want to snap a photo on my phone and work with it on my Mac. Currently I text it to myself (so it comes up in Messages on the desktop)– quick but hacky. Email is 2nd option (slower). Airdrop doesn’t work iPhone to Mac.

I guess the “official” method would be via iPhoto– but Photo Stream takes time to sync and even after it does, launching iPhoto and exporting a single image to JPG is massively more complicated than it should be, so going this route is really the last resort.

Is the answer Dropbox Photo Sync, or some other 3rd-party app/service?

(P.S. to mods, AFAIK this is not a dupe question– I searched existing questions closely before posting.)


Photo Stream isn’t actually as bad as it seems. You don’t need to launch iPhoto to get the photo — it’s already on your Mac and much faster than it appears in iPhoto.

Your Photo Stream is stored in:

~/Library/Application Support/iLifeAssetManagement/assets/sub

Go to this folder and sort by date. Inside those folders are JPGs of all your photos.

You can create a smart folder to only show JPGs sorted by date modified which gives you an automatic updating folder of your pictures. Drag this smart folder to your Dock for immediate, real-time access.

Source : Link , Question Author : Eric , Answer Author : grg

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