My wife is with my son a lot of the time. We are very blessed that she is able to stay at home with him. I am also very happy she now has an iPhone 5 as the quality is noticeably better than her old iPhone 4. I keep our ‘master’ iPhoto library on my Mac as I back it up more regulary than I back up hers. I have multiple time machine drives, a clone, and Crashplan (for offsite). In the past, I would plug her iPhone up to my Mac and import the photos manually using either iPhoto or Image Capture.app.
- Install Dropbox app on her iPhone
- Turn on ‘Automatic Camera Uploads’
- Share that folder with my Dropbox account
With this setup, I simply have to open her Dropbox iPhone app and the photos start uploading. Through the shared folder solution, they download to my Mac. I then delete the bad ones and import the rest into iPhoto.