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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Bayport, Mar 21, 2012.
What about uploading to icloud
Unlike DropBox or most other cloud services, iCloud does not provide a general file system for documents. To upload a document to iCloud, you need an app specifically made to save document in iCloud. More importantly, you need that same app/developer to retrieve those documents.
iCloud is not a file sharing/storing service. At least not at this time. Who knows what they will add eventually.
My quick experiment was:
a) use PC (windows 8) to create a file on an SD card called "dcim". Add photo
b) put SD card into CCK and iPad2
c) attempt to read photo.
The experiment failed. I have made no attempt at variations or troubleshooting.
The file names of the pictures also have to meet the naming convention. 8 characters maximum and usually something like IMGxxxx.jpg
To make sure the SD card is formatted correctly it is best to format it in the camera (where the DCIM directory will be created for you). Formatting on the computer can result in something other than the FAT format (which if memory serves is the standard used by most cameras).
All in all, it is a pain to copy pictures from a computer to the iPad using SD cards, which is why most of us use alternate tools like PhotoSync (no hyphen).
I agree that, for me, there are easier ways to move pictures to the ipad. Whether this is true for all, I cannot say.
But, I think the original question concerned moving of pictures via sd cards formatted by a computer and that was the question I was trying to address. naming them something that starts with img could help. I find this very possible.
Sorry. It's been over a year since the question was asked, and I did not review the original post before replying.
No reason for apology. The fault is mine. I think I may be in the wrong thread.
The OP did mention using SD cards to copy photos from the computer to the iPad, so you're on topic, and people often do find these threads years later, so it's not unreasonable to post general info, especially updated info.
It's all good, or goodish anyway.
I can only transfer pics via cable or iCloud.