Once all photos are selected click on the download icon to begin the process of downloading all icloud photos to your computer. Go to settings icloud photos check whether icloud photo library is on.
Let s get started enabling icloud photos on mac.
How do i get photos from icloud to my mac. If you want to download your photo or video as it was originally captured or imported choose unmodified original. Hold the command key on your mac or control key on your pc to select multiple photos or videos. If you have icloud photo library turned on all your photos taken on your iphone and ipad will appear in photos on your mac.
For example let s say you have an iphone ipad and mac. Your mac will download the photos and videos in a full resolution format. If you want your mac s photos to wirelessly sync to all your other ios devices and computers you want to set up icloud photo library.
If icloud photo library is enabled you can transfer photos from icloud photo library to mac if it is off you can transfer photos from my photo stream. Apple s photo sync service lets you back up your images on all your devices as well as access them online or offline on said devices if you re willing to pay for the extra icloud storage space you can store an incredible amount of photos and videos. If you want to select multiple files hold down the shift key while you click them.
To decide which way to go all you need to do is checking on your device with the following steps. Find the photo or photos you want to save onto your mac. After you select all the photos or videos you want to save locally click the download button in the toolbar at the top.
Casey 11 november 2018 if you re looking to get your photos out of apple s icloud here are ways to download them with a mac a pc and an iphone. Click the apple logo in the top left corner of the screen and then click system preferences from the dropdown menu click apple id from system preferences find icloud in the sidebar and click it. Unless you have changed the default settings all icloud photos will be downloaded to downloads folder on your computer.
Click and hold the download button in the upper corner of the window.