[How To] Sync photos to your iPad with iTunes
This is a discussion on [How To] Sync photos to your iPad with iTunes within the iPad FAQ forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; hi mathew i have a question
i have a lot of pictures on my ipad and i ordered them on my pc cause i need ...
hi mathew i have a question
i have a lot of pictures on my ipad and i ordered them on my pc cause i need them in a certain order but when i upload them to my ipad they get all mixed...
is there any way i can upload the pictures in the same order they are ordered in my pc???
07-21-2011 02:48 AM
cannot load pictures
Does it have something to do with the new iTunes/iphoto softwares on iMac Lion OX? In the past, it never gives me any program, but now I have trouble loading few events from iPhoto library during sync process. It happens to my iPhone and iPad.
During the sync process, I click "photos" and
sync photo from "iPhoto" menu pops up.
I pick ('selected albums, events, ...include "no events"')
On the right, all the events I have in iPhoto are there for me to pick.
I pick the ones I need to load to my iPad. Everything is normal at this point
Then a menu pops up and the message says
"some of your photos, including the photo "IMG_0100.jpg" were not copied to the iPad "my iPad" because they cannot be displayed on your iPad"..
I click okay.
back to iPad after the sync, any events after the event with this jpg file are not there any more. Don't see anything weird about IMG_001.jpg. It is not a big JPG file. It can from my Canon G9 camera. I never have this problem.. but it just puzzles me. any idea?
This is a problem with Itunes on Win7 which I never couold resolve even with extended tech help from iPad.
On my desktop with WIN7 the synch with iTunes never worked from the begining; i always got ' ... the because they cannot be displayed on your iPad".. ;
on my Dell laptop with Win7, I never had a problem with syncking pictures.
I see now that a similar problem appears on Lion OS .. Maybe Apple will take it seriously ...
Originally Posted by chasteve
Hi I don't think anybody has figured out how to sort photos in a certain order when importing to the iPad. The best you can do is put them into separate folders by event. I've tried renaming photos and can't seem to get the order the way I want it.
Originally Posted by deco
Try looking for a hidden directory (you must enable seeing hidden directories) called IPod Photo Cache and delete that folder if it's in the same directory as your photos. There may be a corrupted photo in that cache directory which is screwing up your import. Apple uses that directory to avoid having to resize your photos every time you sync your device, but things can get screwy in there.
Originally Posted by chasteve
hi thanks for helping
hi thanks for helping with that but i need more help...
i want to keep the order on my pc to be the exact same order on the ipad but all the pictures get mixed when i upload them to my ipad.
example. i sell toys, kitchen stuff and i already put them into different folders but when i go to a customer that only buy toys i go into the toys folder... but then i have toys for babies toys from 2-5 and like that a lot of different categories, i order them on my pc by name... on the ipad all the pictures get mixed and when i go to sell to a costumer he gets all the different kind of toys mixed... and thats my problem
i hope i explained myself ok and u understand my problem, if u can help i would be glad
I understand your problem, however I'm not sure if there's a real fix to your problem using the Apple photo gallery. The iPad will recognize your folder structure but only 1 layer of it. It will not recognize subfolders. What you can try is to make all the folder structure at the top level: toys 2-5yr, toys 6-10yr, etc. This will make you have more top level folders but it's one solution.
Originally Posted by deco
Another solution is to download a 3rd party photo gallery app. I have never tried any so I can't recommend any, but I have read some descriptions and they say it will let you sort. Good luck! And please let me know if you choose a 3rd party app!
Restoring deleted photos to iPad
Surely there is a work-around for restoring deleted photos! gotta be.
Maybe delete the cache in iTunes?
Glad to know about this issue. Thought iPad would be a great help in editing photos and creating albums - using that and computer together I can get a better overview when I organize things.
I had over 10,000 pictures that I was loading onto my Ipad 1. Here are some notes for what it is worth, I am a die-hard PC user and got an Ipad after I was impressed with the Macbook Pro my I got my daughter held up so well and never got any frantic calls about viruses or other OS related issues.
1. The original Itunes and Ipad firmware was the best from the POV of synching pictures, it was a plug and forget affair and I had jpegs, tiffs, raw files, movies (MP4 format) all loaded in there, over 40 GB worth with no issues! However, Itunes in the earlier version (2009 December) would not synch applications properly (those downloaded on the Ipad directly) in case you had to restore the Ipad, please correct me if I am wrong, since the latest Itunes (september 2011) does this perfectly, including all updates to the downloaded applications and latest firmware, and I have had to restore at-least once.
2. In around June/July 2011 (I'm too lazy to remember Itunes version and Ipad firmware version) this all changed! I started having Itunes crashes, usually at the end of optimizing photos. I had huge folders, some as large as 5000 photos, and was having Itunes look through some 15,000 photos. Thats when I joined this forum and found a lot of helpful FAQs, i.e. how to re-boot the Ipad when Safari freezes (have done this only once in 3 years), putting applications into folders, etc.
3. I'm a real risk-averse person and avoid something if the downside is something I cannot accept, period. For example, I am never going to use my 64GB Ipad as a back-up storage for my Camera CF/SD cards if I have not a back-up on a PC (or Mac in the future), because Apple's manuals and help at the Apple store are kinda poor, when it comes to photos. Similarly, I know now that you can synch to only one computer, and not more. I didn't try it since there was no need to find out.
4. Here is what I found for Itunes crashes, the hard way, and there is some degree of uncertainty in my following statements. Since I have not found any Apple or authoritative statements otherwise, so take it for what it is worth as my experience. Itunes is a 32 bit software, as opposed to 64 bit, the reasons for this in today's market, is a mystery. My computer is an I7 with 12 MB ram, and over 1TB free on the HD. I have very rarely had a crash in software in my 64bit Vista, the only ones are IE based ones every other week or so, and are usually recovered automatically. Being 32 bit, it has problems with large data sets, it only uses 3.4 GB of memory (based on windows Task Manager) at any time, with the rest on the 12 MB sitting idle. This causes it to crash when I upload more than 2000 files or 2GB at a time. When it crashes, it probably corrupts the "Ipod photo cache" folder (under documents) where it stores synch information for future synchs.
5. My work around is as follows: First, no need to reboot the Ipad or PC before you start the synch process, but it does not hurt, just uses up 5 minutes. I did not do it the last few times when Itunes crashed, so I think it's not necessary. Second, break up your large folders so they stay under 2000 files or 2GB each. Remove any RAW, TIFF or MVI files, keep nothing but JPEGS and MP4 files for folders you will synch later. Third, delete the folder Ipod Photo cache so that Itunes can "rebuild it" from scratch. Fourth, when you get ready to synch, go to the Ipad tab on Itunes right away, hit only selected folders (unselect all folders and movies) to begin with. Note that when you start to synch, you may get a message asking to delete existing files on the Ipad (since you deleted the cache), go ahead and delete it so that the possibly corrupted cache (caused by the Itunes crashes) can be built from scratch again.
6. In your folder tree, where it shows folders with pictures and movies, remember where all your TIFF, RAW and MVI files are so you don't tick them for synch later!!
7. Now synch (upload) folders so that you don't exceed the limits of 1500~2000 files or 2GB (in my case, your mileage may vary!)
8. Synch videos from a separate folder after ticking (include videos) so that you limit this to about 20 files and 1 GB max (again, in my case this works, your mileage may vary)
9. I use a program called Aiseesoft to convert MVI videos from my camera(s) to MP4 format, others may be available, and Itunes probably does it too when you drag and drop into Itunes, but I don't do this, again, because documentation is poor or non-existent or buried somewhere.
Once you synch all your photos and videos, synch as soon as you get a few hundred new photos in any folder, or 5~10 videos.
Another note, Itunes crashes can be caused by photos and videos it "does not like" (with no messages as it used to in previous version), so if it crashes when a certain folder is being synched (mine did with a couple of videos that it had no issues with earlier, and play fine on my PC) then drag all the files out of that folder and feed them into that folder a few at a time until you encounter the crash, then label them so you know not to have them in the folder for synch in the future, or recreate them from the original MVI file (I haven't tried this since the videos weren't important enough).
I know all this is a pain, buts the only way I know to get over 10,000 photos/videos into the Ipad, which is great having them there for reviewing or watching with others on the fly. Future synch's go pretty fast, 2~3 minutes, considering I have so many files there.
I wonder why Apple (and for that matter MS) don't give you a list of what does NOT work, so we can all save time? Could be they may include those features in an update and save time by not having to send new documentation to users, or it could be just some overtime legal advice not to do so.
Hope this helps someone!
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