PhotoSync – transfer photos

touchbyte GmbH
Last updated: 26 Nov 2023

** Number one cross-platform solution with native apps for mobile devices, Windows & Mac. Also works on Linux
** Reliable and secure software – operating 10 years in the market and continuously updated
** No limitations – transfer and backup an unlimited number of photos & videos. Full resolution transfer with HEIC and RAW support; all metadata (EXIF, GPS) is preserved
** Flexible: Automatically organise files into folders by recording date, media type and album name on target device. Customisable file names
** Be totally independent of the cloud and iTunes
** Managed App Configuration over MDM or using a settings file (


Transfer to / from computer
• Directly transfer / backup photos & videos from iPhone / iPad to Windows PC or Mac. Photos & videos are transferred directly over the local Wi-Fi network. No Internet or cloud are required.
• Send photos & videos from Windows PC or Mac over Wi-Fi to iPhone / iPad. Received photos & videos are imported directly into the Camera Roll or an album you defined.

Transfer between phones and tablets
• Directly transfer photos & videos between devices over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or Personal Hotspot. No computer, Internet or cloud are required.

Transfer to / from NAS, cloud and photo services
• Backup photos & videos to NAS devices, home cloud and wireless portable hard drives over FTP, SMB, WebDAV and SFTP. PhotoSync works flawlessly with: Synology, QNAP, Buffalo NAS, ownCloud, NextCloud, WD MyCloud, TrueNAS, OpenMediaVault, Seagate Personal Cloud…
• Backup photos & videos to / from USB drives, iCloud Drive and local storage via the Files app (iOS13).
• Upload photos & videos to popular cloud and photo services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Photos, Flickr, OneDrive (Business), SmugMug, Box, Zenfolio, pCloud…
• Transfer photos & videos directly between devices, services and NAS (e.g. OneDrive to SMB).

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The free version of PhotoSync lets you fully test its transfer functionality. Photos & videos are, however, transferred in low quality. RAW and HEIC photos are converted to JPEG. You can remove these limitations by upgrading to PhotoSync Pro, a one-time purchase, inside the app.


Exclusive features for Premium users:

Automatically transfer new photos & videos in the background to computer, supported cloud services or NAS, whenever you arrive at pre-selected locations or charge your device.

PhotoSync Camera
Take a photo with the built-in PhotoSync Camera and transfer it immediately to supported targets. Photo booth support over AirPlay & HDMI.

Advanced Siri Support & Workflows
Build powerful workflows using the Siri Actions “Transfer from Clipboard” & “Transfer new photos/videos” – possibilities are endless!

Amazon S3, Backblaze & Wasabi
Backup to Amazon S3, plus download and view photos & videos stored on Amazon S3. Support for Backblaze and Wasabi.

SanDisk iXpand USB Drive
Backup photos & videos to iXpand USB Drive and free up device space. View and download photos & videos on iXpand USB Drive.

Camera Support (Wi-Fi & USB)
Download from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, Olympus & Lumix cameras and cameras connected over USB. (Wireless) tethering & photo booth support over Airplay & HDMI for selected cameras.

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Premium features require an additional purchase (one-time purchase or subscription with free trial).

Duration and price of each subscription is displayed in the PhotoSync app at time of purchase. Payment is charged to the iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless automatic renewal is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Subscription and auto-renewal can be managed or turned off in the iTunes account settings.

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– Added: Additional MDM configuration options
– Fixed: Issues when transferring to other mobile devices
– Fixed: It was not possible to enter IPv6 addresses for SMB connections
– Fixed: When transferring to iOS devices, the receive counter was inaccurate in some cases
– Fixed: A rare crash that could occur when configuring the encryption Salt for Rclone

New in Version 4.8
– New: Client-Side Encryption (Premium)
Encrypt photos & videos before transfer and store them encrypted on NAS and file-based cloud services. Browse and view encrypted photos & videos directly in PhotoSync.
Rclone and OpenSSL are supported, enabling easy workflow integration and seamless decryption on PC and Mac.
– New: Improved metadata support
Embedding metadata is now supported without re-encoding for most file types. PhotoSync can now also embed modified recording dates and tag photos / videos based on user album name, Moments / location name or media type.
– New: XMP support
XMP sidecar files containing all metadata information can now be transferred. This feature is optimal for integration into professional workflows. Configurable options: XMP files are always transferred; only for photos with edited metadata; only for RAW files with edited metadata; or never.
– New: “Display” option to detect modified / edited photos & videos as new: If you edit a photo or video after it has been transferred, PhotoSync will detect the photos / videos as new and the edited version will be re-transferred. This setting can be enabled under “Display Options” (iOS 16 and later).
– New: PhotoSync can now retain the whole album / folder structure when transferring between iOS devices. To enable this feature enable “Keep Album Structure (iOS only)” under Configure->Phone/Tablet. Preserving the favorite status and location info is supported when transferring between iOS devices.
– New: The PhotoSync Camera can now embed copyright info
– New: Added an option “Set transfer time/date only once” for sub-directory creation. This way only one sub-directory is created for every transfer session.
– New: Added a new custom format %SP for custom sub-directory creation based on media type (Live Photo, Screenshots…)
– New: Added new custom formats %MOT and %MOL to add the Moments title and Moments location into the file name or sub-directory name
– New: Added an option “Assign Live Photo MOV to photo folder” for sub-directory creation. When enabling this option both files of a Live Photo are stored in the photos folder, when the %2P or %3P format is used.
– New: Added option “Upload in Chunks” for WebDAV connections. This option is helpful e.g. for WebDAV servers proxied by CloudFare
– New: Added host key checks for SFTP connection
– New: Added an option to convert ProRes Videos to H264 or HEVC
– New: Option to set the “Modification” date on supported WebDAV servers in seconds or milliseconds
– New: Changed video container format to Quicktime for rendered Slo-mo videos
– New: Added an option to disable the Photobooth feature (HDMI & AirPlay) for the PhotoSync Camera
– New: HEIC->JPEG conversion is now supported when transferring between targets
– New: The preferences for video resizing are now also applied for the Sharing Extension, In-App Camera and Cross-Transfers
– Improved: SMB transfer performance of small photos / videos
– Improved: Detection of new photos & videos on iOS 17

– New: PhotoSync can now transfer both the original HEVC file and the converted H264 file of a video. You can configure this in the settings of the transfer target.
– Fixed: PhotoSync could not read the user assigned device name on iOS 16 (instead the common name iPhone was used). This functionality has been restored. For this to work in the PhotoSync Sharing Extensions, the PhotoSync App has to be started at least one time.
– Fixed: PhotoSync now uses multipart uploads to Amazon S3 and Wasabi which enables uploads for videos larger than 5GB.
– Fixed: PhotoSync will not ask for HEIC->JPEG conversion, when the user has already made a choice in settings.
– Fixed: Some rare crash issues when logging in to TeraCLOUD.

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