My first iPhone is now 5 years old. I had originally downloaded all the photos on to our laptop, which then crashed. Thankfully I hadn't deleted them from the phone and want to download them again.
However, I can only seem to download photos from the Photo Stream, and not from the Photo Library, which are the ones I want. Any ideas of what I can do to retrieve them? Any help would be much appreciated. There are lots of DD's baby photos stuck on there!
You will need an application which can access the phone itself. Something like i-funbox which is free.
One thing to bear in mind though is that the iphone only stores a low resolution version of the photograph. So it won't be the same. I found this out the hard way when I had a similar issue to yourself.
The other option is to get your laptop disk looked at. Assuming the disk isn't physically damaged or the part the photos are stored on is still accessible, an IT person can still recover photos from it.