I have lots of photos that I would like to transfer to my iPad.

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    Hi, I am new here so I apologise if this is in the wrong place.
    On my PC, I have thirteen GB's of photographs that I wish to store on my iPad. I bought a sixty four GB iPad as I am a photograph/picture addict.
    What are good ways to do this?
    I would also like to transfer photos from my iPad onto my PC whilst retaining folders I make in my photos on the iPad, so my photos aren't unorganised.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks.
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    You can add photos to the iPad through iTunes. Plug it in to the computer and wait until iTunes recognizes it. Select your device on the left then click photos near the top. You'll have to make it sync a chosen folder from your PC. that part should be easy enough to figure out. I don't have iTunes in front of me to give a tutorial. As for keeping folders when you copy from iPad to PC, sadly I do not think that is possible though I could be wrong
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    G' day Mercy, I use an App "SkyDrive", (download the App to the PC and to the iPad) and you can sync from PC to iPad and vice versa easily by dropping your photos into the SkyDrive folder. (Free up to 7 gigs, but at a cost for more gigs, (check and compare on that with others) I like SkyDrive as it seems a lot more generous with its free cloud storage than a lot of other popular ones.
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    There is always that but does it put them in folders?
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    The photos app is a poor choice if you want good photo organization tools. You'll probably want a third party app.

    Photo Manager Pro is fairly popular, and often recommended by members of this forum, but there are a wide variety of photo storage/display apps in the App Store, many of the specialized for specific types of users; photo journals, portfolios, etc.

    I can't offer any personal experience, but I recommend some searching and research in the App Store using keywords related to your specific photography needs.

    Each app has it's own methods of importing/exporting photos. Most will import/export to the Photos app itself (necessary at least occasionally), but you should also take into account this feature set when considering what app you purchase.

    Good luck.
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    Photosync is great but isnt free.
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    Thanks guys, I'll have a look at all of the suggestions.
    Keeping folders altogether is important so I'll keep that in mind whilst I do.
    :)
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    I strongly suggest that you do not transfer your photos to your IPad. I work with images for working situations and I uploaded about 5,500 photos from my computer through an iTunes transfer process and have since found that they cannot simply be deleted. There is a pretty extensive thread on this issue. You may want to investigate the process before you do a transfer.
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    Wouldn't mind seeing that thread for my own info at least if not for others' benefit. Difficult to find it without some title. But anyway, what you say is correct - they cannot be deleted simply. Well not if you want to wear your finger out by tapping on each individual photo and tapping the Delete function.

    As you synced those photos via iTunes, you can delete them in iTunes and on re-syncing see them no longer appear on your iPad.
    Using any of the cloud-based transfer facilities like iTunes, DropBox, SkyDrive etc is still a great way to get photos onto your iPad from a PC.
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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

    We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
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    @ MercyHollows - welcome to the forum! :) Concerning the native iPad Photo App (and as already stated), the program is limited and frustrating to use (now I have the iPad2, so not sure if changes have been made to improve its function?) - BUT, check out THIS THREAD for more specifics of the problematic features related to Apple's Photo App.

    Although image transfer can be done cabled via iTunes, plenty of 'wireless' options exist that you should explore, many already mentioned - for myself, I use PhotoSync & Dropbox; for photo organization on your iPad, a 3rd party app may be your best choice and plenty exist, so check out the App Store as already recommended; again, for myself, I'm using the native Photo app along w/ iPhoto, but also Photo-Sort & My Photos - not really pushing these but showing that plenty of choices are available and a combination should suit your purposes - good luck!
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    Hi, thanks for the lovely welcome, guys. :)
    I have decided to use photo manager pro to sort my photos out and I am happy with its features.
    I still have not transferred my photos as I am still unsure of what method to use.
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    Iceman541 I would be very interested in reading that thread, may you please post a link as I am unsure of what to search? When you say it is hard to delete photos, do you mean that when you delete photos, some remains are left on the system, or that it is a tedious task deleting all photos?
    Thanks.
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    If not done, be sure to checkout the link I provided - may answer some of your questions. :)
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    I missed that. Sorry, and thanks.
    :)
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    The link that was given by the other poster will cover it. You can delete images from your photo stream but not those uploaded from your computer. Apparently the only way to eliminate them is to remove the ones you do not want from your computer and then re-synch with I-tunes. Thus if you work on the photo on your iPad it will not be on your computer so I would presume that if you do the above re synch you will lose the work product on the iPad. Let me say, I am just learning the ins and outs of this glitch myself so I do not have a lot of insight for you. Best advice I have is basic. At this time when you synch your iPad, don't upload from the computer. As with all things Apple, processes are not always created in the best interests of the end user. In my case I will probably do a reset and start from scratch.
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    If you edit an album photo in the Photos app the result gets copied to the camera roll. The original photo is not affected. Since the result in in the camera roll, it will not be affected by syncing with iTunes.

    On the other hand if you edit a photo that is in the Camera Roll the old version is replaced, sort of. The editing is non-destructive; which means you can always open it in edit mode again and revert to the original.
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    I have really appreciated your knowledgeable input regarding this issue. The next couple of days are going to be "office time" thanks to the tail end of Hurricane Sandy. I will probably either implement your suggestions or be lazy and do a reset. Plus possibly research the other options available to manage images in the manner I had envisioned when I acquired this hardware. The solution may be other hardware but I certainly hope not.
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    I just wanted to thank everyone for their help, it's greatly appreciated!
    :)
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    No problem. Good luck to both of you.

    Remember there are a huge number of photo apps, many optimized for different professions. If the few mentioned solutions don't do what you want it's likely that more research will turn up one that you do.
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    Please be aware that images transferred from PC to iPad using iTunes will ALL be at a lower resolution than they were originally!

    And....of course any subsequent transfers will be at this lower resolution

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