Photos- from Camera to iPad Air

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  1. SPROINGY

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    Hi, I have been taking photos from my Nikon camera and putting them in my iPad Air "Photos," but lately it hasn't been working. There's a few steps involved, but I have double checked them. Simple as I can!

    1. Take photos with Nikon camera.
    2. Photos go on SDHC Card within camera.
    3. SDHC Card goes from camera into slot in the side of my Acer laptop; I copy photos from SDHC Card to desktop of Acer laptop. No problem.
    4. I have Gmail on Acer and on iPad Air, so I attach the photos to an email in the Acer that I send myself. Now the photos are attached to the email my iPad Air has received.
    5. In my iPad Air Gmail, I tap the attached photo.
    6. In the upper right corner of the iPad screen, a rectangle with an upwards pointing arrow appears.
    7. I tap the rectangle; a menu appears. From the menu, I tap "Save Image."
    8. This should transfer the photo to "Camera Roll" which is in "Photos" in my iPad.
    9. Sometimes it does transfer; usually it does *not.* Only about 20% of the photos transfer.

    How can I get all the photos to transfer all the time?

    I did triple-check this!

    Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me!
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    Hello - not sure that I can help w/ the Gmail issue on a PC (I have a Macbook Pro w/ Yahoo mail) - but emailing photos to yourself is certainly a transfer option but rather dated - check out post #6 in THIS THREAD to see if one of my other suggestions may be useful to you? Good luck - Dave :)
     
  3. J. A.

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    With a Gmail account: do you also use Google Photos?
    In that case it's possible to load the images to Google Photos on the computer, open the app on your iPad, and save them to the Photos app from there.

    Do you use the Gmail app on your iPad Air, or the built in Mail app? I've tried importing images from the Gmail app, and it worked without problems. I had to import them one by one, though. If memory serves right, there's an option in the Mail app that allows to upload all of the images at once, which would make the procedure easier.
     
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  5. goofy8275

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    It looks like the easiest option would be using the Apple Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader adapter. It costs $30 but it allows you to transfer photos directly from the SD card to the iPad through the Photos app.
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    Thank you! I don't know about Google photos; maybe time I find out. I use the Gmail app. Before, like you, it worked without problems. Thanks again!
     
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    Thank you! Honestly, I'd never heard of the Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader. Sounds good!
     
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    Apple also makes a lightning to USB adapter if you want to connect your camera to your computer with a cable instead of removing the SD card.
     
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    That doesn't work with every camera.
     
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