iPad and USB flash memory card

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  1. apophesis

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    Hi all - I have question regarding the use of USB flash memory cards and an iPad. I've seen various videos online that show you can use a USB flash memory card to open and import pictures onto the iPad (without jailbreaking...).

    My question is, have any of you been able to save files onto the USB flash memory card FROM the iPad? I'm not concerned about jailbreaking if that's what needs to be done to do so.

    Thanks!

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gWGotBHMgY"]YouTube - Preparing a USB Flash Drive to work with an iPad[/ame]
     
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    Just create a DCIM folder in the root of the usb drive and copy your images/videos into that folder. This tricks the iPad into thinking it is connected to a camera.

    Also note that a usb drive will not work if it draws too much power from the iPad. This probably isn't a problem for thumb drives, but other devices like a wd passport don't work.
     
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    Lilman,

    Thank you. This was the simplest solution for importing pictures using flash thumb drive. Great work. You should have this solution marked by the moderators. It probably won't help anyone that wants to view any file type but it is way better for pictures if you don't want to connect to a PC or your camera. If you want pix from someone now all I need is the connector and my flash thumb drive.

    Thanks

    Jamboy
     
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    thanks for your video
     
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    How do I create a scum folder.does it have to be done on a laptop.
     
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    Very very nice
     
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    Good find? Where can you get a camera connector kit?
     
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    wytey iPad Junkie

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    any place that is selling the ipad and accessories should also stock them, it is an official apple product
     
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    Amazon
     
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    Tried the DCIM folder on a flash drive and an SD card. I took out the memory card from my camera and it picks up all pics taken from that camera,if I transfer pics to that SD card they will not show ??? Can you help
     
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    DontUnderstandMyIpad iPad Guru

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    The images also have to be formatted properly.

    The photo app will only show images named IMG_0856.jpg, where 0856 can be any digit you want.
     
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    Ok,thanks will look into that.cheers".....nice one that worked
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2011
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    My old Sony camera names it's photo files with DSC-------. does that mean the iPad wouldn't see those files?
     
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    thanks for this post I just got the camera kit I am going to try this and I will get back to you
     
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    That is a good question, to which I know not the answer off.
     

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