How to transfer photos from ipad to digital photo frams

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  1. laserbeam

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    My wife now has rather a lot of photos on her Apple ipad air and as I have never used one not sure as to how much space she has.Someone has told her she may be able to transfer the photos to a digital photo frame so does anyone know if that is a possibilty ie can you connect the two items in order to do the transfers.If not the only other way I can think of is to get a external drive if you can again connect the two units.I have just been told we need to connect the ipad to our laptop tranfer the photos to a suitable location then put them onto either a SD card or a USB stick and then connect that to the photo frame.
     
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    It will most likely depend to a large extent on the features of the particular photo frame you use - most photo frames have an SD type card slot - some may also have a USB connection but it will not necessarily mean that you could just connect your iPad using a compatible cable if the frame usb connection isn't designed to work that way and may just expect a memory stick drive to be connected....

    Jim
     
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    So are you saying if we transfer the photos to the laptop using the ipads USB lead then transfer them to a USB stick and use that to view the photos on the frame.
     
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    I'd pretty much expect that to work fine if the frame has a USB port - I normally copy ours onto an SD card though as that is much neater in appearance
     
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    Will look at some photo frames at the weekend and see what connections they have if they have both a USB port and a SD card slot that should be fine.I also have a spare 500gb external drive and I suppose we could use that instead of the USB stick would that work.The drive is empty and I dont use it.
     
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    As Jim says you'll have to copy to SD card via computer, or natty little devices such as the Verbatim Media share and then put the SD card into the photo frame. I'm surprised no-one's developed one that uses airdrop or similar though, but then the photoframe itself would need inbuilt storage.
     
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    I have just been to my local Tesco store for a few groceries and whilst there took a look at their electrical accessories they have two USB drives of 32gb Verbatim costs £15 and San Disc costs £18 there is also a San Disc 32gb SD card for £18.00
     
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    Hi snerkler so all I do is connect the ipad to the laptop using the lead that came with the ipad transfer the photos to a new folder on the laptop then transfer them to the USB Drive/SD Card then plug that device into the photo frame to view the folders.Correct
     
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    Yep, that's right. Depending on whether you have Mac or PC will depend on how you retrieve the photos from the iPad. With PC it 'should' appear as an external drive and you can just drag on drop. On Mac you need to use software such as iPhoto, or the one I use is in utilities and called camera viewer or something like that. I'll look later.
     
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    Then the iPad should come up as a separate drive. Been a while since I used a windows based system to retrieve photos though.
     
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    It is a Laptop on Windows 7
     
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    does the iPad not have an SD card slot then ?
     
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    Don't be daft ;) You can buy adapters though.
     
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    :eek: - so how do you "normally" get data on/off then ?
     
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    Plug it into the computer ;) Or you can always use Dropbox of course.
     
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    "How Quaint"
     
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    FTFY ;)
     
  18. laserbeam

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    Just saw this on google
    Many digital photo frames have a built-in memory so that you can copy photos straight from your computer or camera to the frame. If there’s no internal memory, you’ll need to leave your memory card inserted in the frame.

    Digital photo frames can usually accept most types of memory cards. Popular ones include CompactFlash (CF), Memory Stick (MS), Secure Digital (SD), xD, and MicroDrive (MD).
     
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    A bit like the Google Nexus 7/10 and the latest Samsung Galaxy phone then... Who'd have thought Android devices would have followed Apple and ditched removeable storage ;0)
     
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    On my iPhone the easiest way is to email them to myself :)
     
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    Agreed, so long as it's not too many :)
     
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    Drop box installed on both ipad & PC. I can't even imagine a simpler transfer method
     
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    Hook the ipad up to the PC, it shows up as a separate drive with a DCIM folder which is where all your photos are, drag the items over to your memory device, job done!
    That is by far the quickest and easiest way to do the job, as you would imagine!

    Dropbox involves uploading all your photos to their server, then downloading them again to your memory device....how long this would take depends on how good your broadband connection is and how big the photos are, so it could be quite slow.
     
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    Good point about upload speed, since I'm on a fast cable connection I do automatically make the assumption that everyone else is too. I would still favour Dropbox over usb as a transfer method though. Assuming the pics are all taken with the iPad camera they won't be large, it may take a while to upload them the first time if there are many but after that it will be much better. The app can be set to automatically upload the camera roll folder on the iPad & if the client is installed on the pc the uploads will be automatically pushed to the Dropbox folder. Just a simple case of copying/pasting onto sd card then.
     
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    Ive had ipad,s for years now, and never use the camera onboard, its simply not good enough.
    I do use the camera kit though, and always bring it on holidays and photoshoots for viewing the photos.
    My cameras range from panasonic point and shoots to a 5d mk III, file sizes are huge, as they need to be to maintain quality, so dropbox wouldnt cut it!
     
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    I'm on ADSL (in the sticks) I get a very creditable 6Mbps down but only 300kbps up.
    It effectively rules out most cloud services for images and I only upload what I want to share.
     
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    I agree, I don't use the camera on my ipad either. It's an assumption that I made that the pics ponytail referred to were taken on the ipad. Some people are happy with the camera on it - my partner for example.
    When talking about dropbox I'm again thinking on the assumption that pics are taken on the ipad & there will be only a couple of new ones every so often. If you thought I was referring to anything produced with better cemera I wasn't. My 700D is nowhere near as good as your camera but file sizes are still large - the only time I ever use DB for these is when my partner asks me for a specific picture to put onto her phone.
     

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