Since syncing is handled by iTunes one would assume that iTunes also handles getting pictures off the iPod, iPhone and iPad however it does not. There are a few simple and fast ways of importing photos from an iOS device to your Mac.
Tag / dropbox
Dropbox is a very popular cloud-based storage service, and yesterday they updated its iOS app with a “shiny new design” as well as a new Photos tab; a very well implemented and appreciated addition.
This means you can get maximum real estate when you’re flipping through puppy photos, or those pics of your bare feet.