New iPad 3 user - the most frustrating 7 hours of my life.......

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  1. Jez EMIN

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    I have not felt as frustrated as this for a VERY long time.....

    I've just spent 7 whole hours with my new iPad 3, having bitten the bullet and convincing myself that an iPad will be great for showing portfolio images to potential clients, for viewing camera images straight from my tethered Nikon, for watching training videos on a nice big screen and no longer on my smartphone......

    I have failed at all of these, one by one.

    The last time I felt this frustrated with a computing device was about 10 years ago with Windows NT......

    1) No manual in the box - implying this device is soooooo damn easy to work, just switch it on and have fun..... (yeah right)

    2) How do you get stuff onto this device, I've hooked it up to my PC (Windows 7 workstation I built myself so I'm not entirely computer illiterate) and the iPad isn't listed in Explorer.... worked out that's what I need iTunes for....

    3) How unbelievably insane is iTunes ?? Where do I start ??

    If it wasn't for a very clever chappy I live with (far smarter than me) telling me it took him a week to get to grips with his iPad and he never uses iTunes (sheesh, what does that tell you !).

    Back to iTunes - above mentioned chappy told me that I needed to Add Folders to my Music / Video library lists that I want to put onto my iPad. So far only music has gone okay (apart from having to do it twice, the 2nd time all my music was taken off the iPad for some strange reason).

    Also, how are you supposed to remember which folders you added to your libraries ?????????????????????????

    4) I've just spent about 2 hours converting my flv files into .mov files only to now be told that for some reason iPad doesn't like the mov files I've created (they play fine on my pc).

    5) My emails don't work (needed to restart the iPad which fixed the 'greying' out of my emails making them unreadable).

    6) My photos aren't in the ORDER I either took them in OR the naming order I gave them !! (no, I don't want to edit the exif data to make all the shot taken date be the same).

    7) Photos don't stay in any FOLDER, it seems they are simply thrown into an enormous bucket (i.e. they aren't in nested folders which is what I'd want and need)

    8) App I purchased for the iPad also has a plug-in for Lightroom - plug-in doesn't work (okay, that might not be the iPad's fault but the PC doesn't recognize the iPad when connected.......).

    All in all, a very very very frustrating day and one which has me thinking to return this back to Apple - I don't think I can be doing with all this iTunes headache.....

    (p.s. I really had high hopes for this device, thinking that I'd be able to wow clients with my photographs etc off this device, but how crazy it is that you cannot even order your photographs the way you want them to be is beyond me)
     
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  2. Midranger4

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    Install iTunes. Let it scan your PC for pictures, music, and video. It will then add and organize these items in the proprietary iTunes library.

    Once complete connect your iPad via USB port and sync it. All items in the iTunes library will be copied to your iPad.
     
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    IPad is a visible device to iTunes only with the exception of a few utilities that are not for everyday use.

    You can also transfer from camera to iPad with the apple camera kit which is a proprietary adapter that accepts memory cards.
     
  4. DanBarraclough04

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    I think you can add images using explorer. My iPad shows up in explorer as a "digital camera" and I think you could drag and drop images into it but I've not tried it though.
     
  5. Andyvalver

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    The iPad is a great device but iTunes is a piece of crap. Managing it yourself is hardwork. Not everyone wants to add everything g on their computer to their iPad.

    Sent from my iPad 3
     
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    Hi,
    I use mine as a portfolio plus for importing photos as a first pass to chuck away the obvious duds (you can view RAWs without the iPad messing with them using the camera connection kit).

    First off, transferring your portfolio. Got to be using iTunes. The iPad will mount as a camera but as you want a portfolio folder and not a big mess, use iTunes.
    I have a portfolio folder, copy in the photos you want to copy, then set this as the photo folder to sync in iTunes. Stops it messing with the inevitable well set up folder structure you have for your photography workflow,

    Next,to get your photos off the iPad into say Lightroom, this sounds odd but take a photo with the iPad. This seems necessary to set up the DCIM folder, then windows 7 will see all the photo folders and Lightroom can import it.

    What application have you purchased? Is it photosmith? Hopefully the taking a photo technique will help. My photo laptop doesn't have iTunes on it and can see and sync using photosmith or using the iPad cable.
     
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    Hi.
    Yes it can be frustrating in the beginning for a new person in the iPhone world. But one thing, when you have found out about iTunes and iCloud, (not that difficult to find informations about iTunes and iCloud on the internet), (and don´t you have any friends with an iphone)? (and do not give up, in a very little while you will love your iPad) then download this app from App Store:"PhotoSync" it is. This app is able to effortless transfer photos and videos between you computer and you iPad over wifi. Without wifi, you need camera kit for ipad, then you can transfer images from your Nikon to ipad.

    Best regards from Elisheba, who simply loves her iPad.

    P.S,

    I Agree, Itunes is kind of irritating, you might choose to rely mostly on iCloud.
     
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  9. Jez EMIN

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    Yes but Midranger4 i don't want to scan 4.5 terabytes of hard disks - I have a huge amount of photos, music and video......

    I know what I want to put onto the iPad, it's just that it doesn't seem very intuitive how to do it. And then, it doesn't allow you ANY way of viewing that stuff on your iPad in a logical order you choose to employ (okay, music is fine I can handle the way it wants to list albums/artists etc, but my Photos ?? My training videos ?? Just splatter those willy-nilly ??).....

    Sorry, I'm tired, this has exhausted me ! But thanks for your help.
     
  10. Elisheba

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    PhotoSync!

    And I am not affiliated with the developers of the app. It is simple a very useful, simple and powerful app for your needs.
     
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