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PhotoSync – transfer photos

By touchbyte GmbH

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Transfer and backup photos & videos to computer, NAS, cloud & photo services wirelessly.

• Number one cross-platform solution with native apps for iOS, Windows & Mac

• Reliable and secure software – operating 6+ years in the market and continuously updated

• No limitations – copy, share and backup an unlimited number of full resolution photos, HD videos and RAW files with all EXIF location information intact

• Total user control & fully customisable. Be totally independent of the cloud!

• Transfer photos & videos to and from computer (Windows PC & Mac)
• Share photos & videos between phones and tablets
• Automatically backup photos & videos in the background to pre-selected targets (computer, NAS, cloud and photo services)
• Transfer photos & videos to and from NAS over (S)FTP, WebDav and SMB
• Share photos & videos to and from cloud & photo services
• Download photos, videos & RAWs from Wi-Fi SD cards in Camera to iOS

Key features:

• Transfer and backup photos & videos from iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to Windows PC or Mac
• Send photos & videos from Windows PC or Mac directly to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Choose from existing albums or create new albums. Received photos & videos are imported directly into the Camera Roll or an album you defined.
• Transferring between iOS devices, Windows PC and Mac works directly over the local Wi-Fi network. Your photos/videos never leave your local network nor go over the Internet.

• Directly send photos & videos between iPhone and iPad over your local Wi-Fi network, Personal Hotspot or Bluetooth. No computer or cloud needed!

• Automatically backup new photos/videos in the background to computer (PC & Mac), supported cloud/photo services, your private cloud or NAS, whenever you arrive at pre-selected locations.

• Securely backup photos & videos to your NAS, remote server, personal cloud and wireless portable hard drive over (S)FTP, WebDAV or SMB
• Download & view photos/videos on (S)FTP, WebDAV and SMB servers
• PhotoSync works flawlessly with: Synology NAS, Owncloud, iUSBPort, Seagate Wireless Plus, Time Capsule, and many more

• Upload and share photos/videos straight from iPhone/iPad/iPod touch to your favourite cloud or photo service over 3G / LTE
• Import photos/videos stored on your cloud or photo service directly to iOS. Import selected, all or new photos & videos
• PhotoSync supports: Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Photos / Picasa, Flickr, Facebook, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, SmugMug, Box, Amazon Cloud Drive, Zenfolio, SugarSync and 500px

• Download and import photos & videos directly from your digital camera equipped with a Toshiba FlashAir or Transcend Wi-Fi SD card


• Smart transfer
PhotoSync remembers which photos/videos have already been transferred and let’s you transfer new photos/videos with one single touch

• Delete after transfer
PhotoSync can optionally perform automatic deletion of successfully backed up photos & videos – a very convenient way to free up space on your device (iOS 8 and higher)

• Drag & drop to iOS devices
The FREE PhotoSync Companion for Windows PC and Mac makes the transfer experience quick and easy. It lets you beam photos/videos to your device by drag & drop.
On Macs the PhotoSync Companion enables direct import into the new OS X Photos App, iPhoto, Aperture and Lightroom

• Professional
– PhotoSync supports the transfer & import of RAW photos
– Automatically converts HEIC format to JPEG and HEVC format to H264 (optional)
– Preserves all photo metadata (EXIF, Geolocation)
– Offers a wide-range of transfer options (customise filename & directory formats, automatic sub-directory creation, photo edits…)

For a complete list of features visit:

What's New in Version 3.2.3

New in 3.2.3:
- New: You can now choose to transfer both the HEIC and converted JPEG of a photo (HEIC+JPEG). You can enable this option in the settings of the transfer target.
- New: Layout & Design adjusted for iOS 11
- Fixed: Transferring HEIC based Live Photos to other iOS devices could cause PhotoSync to crash
- Improved: Transfer and naming of edited Live Photos and iOS 11 live photo effects

New in 3.2:
- New: Support for HEIC / HEVC conversion on iOS 11. HEIC / HEVC are the new image / video formats on iOS 11.
PhotoSync can now convert HEIF to JPEG and HEVC to H264 before upload. For cloud services that do not support the new formats this is done automatically. For other targets the user is asked upon the first transfer of HEIC photos, whether an auto-conversion to JPEG should be performed.
You can enable / disable conversion in the Quality Transfer settings of the target.
- New: Added a "Tip Jar": Enables users to give a voluntary ‘tip’ to the PhotoSync development team as appreciation for the continuous updates to the app and dedicated end user support. You can find the "Tip Jar" in the settings menu.
- New: Optimized for iOS 11
- New: Added new Smart Albums "Animated" and "Long Exposure" (iOS 11 only)
- Fixed Flickr-Authentication: PhotoSync now supports the new authentication mechanism required by Flickr
- Fixed: The creation / modification date for OneDrive uploads is now set to the recording date of the photo / video
- Improved: Re-uploads of photos / videos to WebDAV servers should not occur anymore
- Fixes a crash issue for SMB when listing shares
- Fixes resizing options that were not working for RAW+JPEG
- Fixes an issue that some OneDrive users could not authenticate
- Fixes a crash that occurred when changing the Sub-Directory Configuration
- Fixed: Listing photos / videos on Google Drive when only 100 items were displayed
- Fixed: Video uploads could hang on WebDAV-Servers, when multiple authentications / redirects were performed by the server
- Fixed: For RAW+JPEG photos the edited version of a photo was not transferred
- Fixed: Wrong edit pre-sets for cellular Cloud Drive uploads
- Fixed: AutoTransfer to Smugmug that failed under certain circumstances
- Fixed: Wrong edit pre-sets for cellular Cloud Drive uploads
- Fixes an issue in the Share Sheet Extension that occurred for some users on iOS 9
- Fixes a listing issue for Toshiba FlashAir cards, when the file name contains spaces


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Customer Reviews

Can’t do all it says

This app is great if you want to transfer just between devices. But I’m using an iPhone. All photos already sync between devices. I got this app because it supposedly syncs to local storage on NAS. I have USB storage connected to my router. I keep full sized photos stored there. This app will NOT auto sync to USB storage on your router. You can manually select photos and manually send them there but I could already do that without the app. Nowhere in the description does it say there is a problem with iOS security interfering with the auto upload feature. But there is. This app has NEVER auto uploaded to my storage connected to my router. It’s other features are already built into my phone. I so wanted this to work. When I submitted a ticket, only then, did I receive a link which explains the issue with auto upload and iOS.

Works better than I expected!

Flickr’s app only seems to upload as “private” and I wanted to upload as “family”. I had a different app to do this but it stopped working after some iOS 11 changes. I took a chance that this app would do what I wanted, and it did! I generally use it with a geofence indicator to upload when I get home, but I also use the button function to upload when I am at home or work. I only use it for Flickr, but I am considering using it for other services, too. I recommend this app.

Still using it!

Posted a while back and just wanted to follow up. Photo sync is still part of my workflow for A/V. It's just always there, helping me transfer files back-and-forth between devices. It's dependable like getting electricity from the wall sockets in my office, i.e., I just call up the app and use it.

Would be very frustrated without it!

PhotoSync – transfer photos
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.2.3
  • Size: 69.9 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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