Transfering photos from camera to iPad ?

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    I posted this shifty's thread about Samsung tablets.. thought it better for a new topic.

    Janet is considering an iPad for traveling with.. .. I'm not interested, can't get on with them, prefer my MacBook Pro ..

    My question..
    Can someone who has an iPad explain how you transfer photos from a camera to the iPad. ? I asked this question in PC World and didn't get a coherent answer..

    I understand you need the iPad Camera connection kit at £25 .. http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MC531ZM/A/apple-ipad-camera-connection-kit

    has anyone used this.. Or do you have another method ?

    Is this review of the connection kit correct ? ipad.PNG
     
  2. Robert Clark

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    If the cable does not work, upload the pics from the camera to the cloud using your PC, and this will synchronize with all other devices sharing the cloud account
    Hope this helps
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    thanks, yes, I know how to do that.. but that is a workaround..
    we want it for traveling.. if it cannot transfer photos directly from camera to iPad... without fuss or cloud.. it's a non starter.
     
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    You need an adaptor to fit the camera that has a usb outlet, so fit the adaptor to the camera plug in your iPad lead i.e the usb part attach the other end to the iPad and you should be able to up load your photos, this is what I do and it works fine. :giggle:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    which adapter do you use .. Apple or generic ?
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Sorry Jim it was the one that came with the camera but I'm sure you could get a generic one. Maybe old fleabay might be your best bet . (y)
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    maybe Android would be my best bet.. :LOL:

    not a tablet lover, but never had issues connecting to my 7" Samsung.. and even though it is for Jan.. I get to sort the problems out..
     
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    Wife has the same problem with the Ipad, tried various adapters but they never work.
    I hate the Ipad and stick with my laptop / windows but its getting full up with the wife's photos!

    So have started using Dropbox (its free) and means she can transfer pictures from the laptop to the Ipad, so long as we have wifi.

    Terry
     
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    The problem with Dropbox is that it is very easy to fill up to your limited amount with photos, then they want you to take out Dropbox Pro which is a annual charge.
     
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    I ❤️ my iPad - I have a camera connector kit which gives you a cable to connect your camera directly to your iPad to upload your photos. Easy peasy. :)
     
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    I have a Panasonic LUMIX TZ60 which wirelessly connects to IPad for transferring photos.
    With my Canon Eos I put in folders on laptop and sync across to
    I Pad.
     
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    Jim she could just take photos with the iPad which can be downloaded to your computer via iTunes, simples. :)
     
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    Apple or Generic or Camera supplied ?
     
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    She has a Nikon SLR and wants to store photos on a device while traveling.. not on Apple cloud, not Drop box or any other workaround.. just a simple way of transferring and storing photos from her camera.. not much to ask is it.. why have Apple made it such a chore..

    now it looks to me that the best solution is a laptop..
     
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    Had to go and find the box - Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit MC531ZM/A.
    I connector for camera; 2nd connector purportedly for memory sticks but my iPad2 doesn't seem to support these.
    Apple shop staff are apparently very helpful if you are anywhere near one.

    Meant to say I was wrong to say the kit gives you a cable, these are only the connectors, you will need the cable which is supplied with your camera.
     
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    thanks .. same one I linked to in my first post
     
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