I don’t get iTunes. I am a huge fan of a TV serie on BBC. I found some great wallpaper graphics on their website and the web. I just wanted to transfer these images to my iDevice. And when I fired up iTunes to do that (because there is no other Apple recommended way of doing so) things went south quickly. See following screen…
I selected (for a test) 1 photo and wanted to sync that to the device. See what happened. Out of the blue iTunes killed all my apps, reorganized all apps, reordered all apps icon positions on the device and did NOT sync the photo. Huge success!!
tl;dr – use PhotoTransfer Mac App
Import and export your whole photo library all at once: Moving thousands of precious photos from a messed library worries everyone. PhotoTrans comes to rescue by featuring an innovative and unique batch photo transfer. Imagine that, through the high-efficient batch mode, you’ll be able to transfer thousands of photos or even your entire library between iPhone, iPad and computer, all at once.
Taking every piece of your photography works into account, PhotoTrans cares every single picture and even the whole photo library on your iOS devices, including the captured snapshots in camera roll, the photo stream bound to iCloud and other pictures imported from iTunes library.
You get it here. it allows to comfortably manage you photos in both directions without the need to use iTunes.
Update 6.8.2015: AnyTrans & PhoneClean
DO NOT BUY ANY OF THOSE PRODUCTS. IT IS SNAKEOIL AND DOES NOT WORK.
Why do I blog this? Because I lost an hour of my lifetime in trying to achive what I wanted and nothing happened other than iTunes creating a mess on my device. So do yourself a favour and use the right tool for the task. Thank me later!