New iPad owner in distress. Photos, file browsing, ftp)

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by padawan, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. padawan

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    Hi all.

    First, thanks for a great forum with plenty of information. However, I was unable to find what I hoped someone had already discussed.

    I was given an iPad together with a camera connection kit for backing up - and sending photos home to HQ for further, immediate processing. (I think someone should have done a bit of research!)

    I import photos into the viewer without issues. Shows up as raw+jpg - all good here.

    I can attach the iPad to my computer and be able to retrieve the RAWs and JPGs, just as I normally import from my camera.

    Here comes my question/issue:
    I would like to send a high amount of RAW photos from my iPad to HQ servers through SFTP or WebDAV. I need it to be the RAWs, not app-altered JPGs.
    Preferably I'd have them all compressed in a package, like zip or rar, however, I was also unable to find proper apps able to do this, and I'd have the same local file storage browsing issue as the below...

    I went to the AppStore and got myself a few FTP apps, just to discover how they did not meet my requirements.

    I cannot get a proper view of the local file storage of the iPad - as in, whenever I want to upload a photo, it'll go through the Library, and I am unable to ship off the RAWs to the HQ server through SFTP... some of the apps even mess up the JPGs trying to do compression. The same thing goes for WebDAV applications.

    Is the above scenario completely not doable on the iPad, or did I just get the wrong applications?

    I hope you can understand what I'm trying to do - else please ask and I'll try to provide more info.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Dannyboy85

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    Its going to be very difficult to do just because the iPad does not have an open file system. So as far as compressing and sending you are going to be pretty limited. The iPad was really designed as an extension of your computer not a replacement so...... I haven't really helped you any :) But it sounds like you need a MacBook Air!
     
  3. padawan

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    Cheers for the reply Dannyboy.

    I suspected as much.
    Not time for the good ol' macbook to retire just yet then...

    Well, it makes a great viewer and an excellent couch surfing device :)
     
  4. travroy

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    There's too many of these threads and they all end with "you can't do that because the iPad is..." A revolutionary device? It's not because iPad was meant to be an extension of your computer, it's because Apple doesn't get it.

    Jailbreak your iPad. iFile has a built in file server.
     
  5. Dannyboy85

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    It all boils down to doing your research before you buy. Apple has managed to make it appeal to millions of users so to say they haven't got it...isn't quite a correct statement.:D
     
  6. coregeek

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    Did you check out goodreader? It's fairly robust and may do some of what you want plus it's only $1.99.
     
  7. iPadCharlie

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    [​IMG]

    Let's see...

    Apple's net worth currently stands at around $222 BILLLION which is even greater than Microsoft's net worth of a paltry $219 billion. Apple's net worth is even greater than the GDP of the entire country of Ireland!

    As a shareholder of AAPL stock, I would have to say that maybe YOU are the one who doesn't "get it"!
     
  8. travroy

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    Look, you're mods. You know how many of these threads are created every day (the ones that end with "you can't do that on iPad"). You're telling me since Apple's net worth is $222 BILLION that WE ARE the ones who don't get it? I don't understand the logic. How does net worth justify limiting basic computing needs and closing off the file system?

    Do millions of users worldwide jailbreak their iPhones/iPads because Apple makes so much money, or could it be because the iphone and ipad can't perform simple tasks like uploading files to the internet?
     
  9. iPadCharlie

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    My point is that if Apple didn't "get it" and is so out of touch with what "average" consumers want, they would not be in the financial position they are in at the moment. Just because an iPad won't do what you want it to do, this does not mean the entire company is out of touch with reality. With all due respect, you just have unrealistic expectations for this product based on what you think it should be or what you would like it to be.

    The iPad was designed to be a mobile consumption device... for consuming content primarily from Apple! It was not designed to compete with full-featured laptops or netbooks.

    Sure, there's lots of post that end with, "You can't do that on an iPad.", but if you look in the Hacking section, there are A LOT of people that can't handle the responsibility of maintaining a jailbroken iPad. This is specifically why the iPad is a "closed" system. It was designed for "average" people with little or no computer skills.

    And I have said this many times before but I am still waiting for an answer. The iPad's "limitations" are well known, but yet you bought one knowing that there was no native access to the file system, no Flash, no USB port, etc. So knowing this, and if those features are so important to you, why did you buy an iPad?
     
  10. travroy

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    It's unrealistic to expect the iPad to name, organize and upload your pictures? As if the technology is light years away..

    I would argue this is where Apple has fallen out of touch. Greedy move. And Android is capitalizing on it.

    A hack and an official release are two different things. People would not have to risk jailbreaking if Apple would listen to their customers.

    I'll give you no Flash and USB; customers had plenty of warning. But nowhere does Apple explain the mysterious lack of picture/file management. It's a common and justified complaint, and I think Apple missed the mark.
     

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