I have an iPad Air 2, my first experience of an Apple product for over 20 years. I have a load of photos (around 5000) on a Windows 7 laptop, organised within folders within My Pictures. Each photo has multiple EXIF tags. On Windows, I usually access them using Google Picasa 3, which is fast and allows a simple and efficient search based on one or more tags. Firstly, what is the best way to copy them to the iPad? I don't like iTunes, and I'm not overkeen on paying an extortionate £25 for their SD card reader dongle. And when I transfer photos, I'd prefer to keep the same filename and folder structure, and I must keep the tags. I don't have any need to keep the photos synchronised between the iPad and laptop. I can (and would prefer to) manage that manually. Secondly, what App is best for viewing photos on the iPad, which allows me to select by folder, and (more importantly) allows me to quickly find a photo based on one or more EXIF tags? I had a chat with a guy in the local Apple store and he wasn't very helpful, suggesting that I need to transfer from an Apple laptop if I want to keep the tags.