Importing Photos To iPad?

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Importing Photos To iPad?

Post by Richard Serkes » Sun May 06, 2012 9:17 pm

After "cleaning up" some photos in iPhoto I copied them to a USB drive then connected the drive to my iPad using the Apple USB connector. Nothing happened in that the Photos app didn't automatically open like iPhoto does when you connect a camera. So I manually opened Photos but just couldn't find a way to IMPORT. All I found was a statement that I could connect a camera to automatically IMPORT or use iTunes to sync with an iPhoto album. I had to use iTunes to move the photos.

OK, so the Photos app didn't recognize the USB drive as a camera but there's got to be an easier way to get photos into the iPad other than having to use iPhoto sync. What's the trick?
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Re: Importing Photos To iPad?

Post by riverkeeper » Tue May 08, 2012 11:24 pm

E mail?
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Re: Importing Photos To iPad?

Post by Richard Serkes » Wed May 09, 2012 7:41 am

riverkeeper wrote:E mail?

For one or two .jpeg files that would be OK but I had over 40 that I wanted to transfer and each was several MBs so the entire email would have been huge. Even converting them to one .zip wouldn't have helped much since a .jpeg is already compressed.

I still say there should be a way of connecting a USB drive and telling the iPad version of iPhoto or the Photo app to import them. If this is possible I haven't figured it out yet.
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Re: Importing Photos To iPad?

Post by Stephen Hart » Wed May 09, 2012 10:22 am

Richard,
What if you copy the files to a camera card (using a card reader or adapter) and then plug the camera card into the iPad's camera connector?

Also, if you select the iPad when it's plugged in, don't you get a Photos tab in iTunes? If so, then it's just a matter of making a (temporary if you want) album* in iPhoto.

* I may have the terminology wrong. Whatever the "folder of aliases" is called.
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Re: Importing Photos To iPad?

Post by Richard Serkes » Wed May 09, 2012 3:39 pm

As to suggestion #1, I haven't tried that. As to suggestion #2, that's what I wound up doing but it was unnecessarily clumsy.
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Re: Importing Photos To iPad?

Post by Stephen Hart » Wed May 09, 2012 4:17 pm

Richard Serkes wrote:As to suggestion #1, I haven't tried that. As to suggestion #2, that's what I wound up doing but it was unnecessarily clumsy.
But that's how iDevices work!
Any photos I want on my iPhone I put in a special Aperture album.
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Re: Importing Photos To iPad?

Post by Ray Bentsen » Sat May 12, 2012 8:51 am

Getting photos edited in iPhoto (on a Mac) to the Photos app on an iPad should be as simple as doing an iTunes sync ... no Camera Connection Kit nor USB drive needed.

Another method of moving photos from iPhoto (on a Mac) to an iPad and vice-versa is to use the Photo Stream feature of iCloud.

If it helps, the instructions for using the iPad Camera Connection Kit are here:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4101?view ... cale=en_US

Now, if you edit photos in the iPad iPhoto app, they are not (yet) automatically synced with the Photos app, but must be specifically exported to the iPad Camera Roll using the Share command (see screenshot). From there they can be imported to iPhoto (on the Mac) during a sync.

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Re: Importing Photos To iPad?

Post by Richard Serkes » Sat May 12, 2012 8:55 am

Good suggestions all. Thanks!
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Re: Importing Photos To iPad?

Post by Stephen Hart » Sat May 12, 2012 6:37 pm

One proviso for iTunes syncing.
You probably don't want all the photos in iPhoto on your iPhone. Hence my suggestion for a special iPhone or iPad (or both) album. You could also make a Smart Album, with, for example, 100 of your most recent photos.
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