Storing Photos to Free Up Ipad

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  1. underwater

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    Hi
    My Ipad 3 is becoming full.I have lots of photos in photos & photo stream-
    not all the same.I cannot get my head around how to use Icloud to save
    and store them and then delete from the Ipad.Do not want to lose any!
    Advice greatly appreciated.
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  2. Richard Webb

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    I'm glad you asked this question I would also like to know the answer
     
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    Assume you have a PC .. Back them up there... Don't Sync ALL your photos back to it ... Sometimes you need to manage things yourself.... It's not complicated... An IPad isn't a storage device....
     
  4. Richard Webb

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    I think we all realise the iPad is not a storage device that's why the question was asked how to you get them to iCloud storage also that we can free up our iPads I have been able to get some of my photo stream to iCloud but cannot move photos onto my photo stream any ideas

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    Gk... thanks for your patronising non help.Not!!
    I know it's not a storage device thank you very
    much!
    I bought some extra icloud space is all and looking
    fr some advice on how to move my ipad photos there to free
    up space on my Ipad and at the same time be able to bring
    them back to the Ipad when I wish to view them.
     
  6. The OB

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    G' day underwater, to backup your photos to iCloud, create an account, if you have not already done so. ie tap Settings>iCloud>Account. Tap Storage and then Backup by sliding "iCloud Backup" to On. You will have 5 gigs to start and more at a price. EDIT: sorry, overlooked the fact you have already got an Account.
    Once backed up, you can delete whichever photos you want. Go to your photos and tap each photo you want to delete and choose Delete. You need to tap each individual photo - can be a bit tedious. (Are you listening Mr Apple?)
    Deletion like this from your iPad will not delete what you have backed up to iCloud. To sync future photos on your iPad to iCloud, slide iCloud Storage and Backup to On.
    All the best, Andrew


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    I had a similar issue and it all got too complicated, in the end I opted to just plug it into a friends PC (I don't use one myself) the dcim folder then opened separate to iTunes, and I just select all and drag them to an external hard drive. I hear photo stream only keeps your photos for so long and I didn't want to risk losing any of them. I found my solution to be straight forward with no headaches. But I would say if you can back them up twice on separate drives, do so. I did this once a few months back and it was so lucky I did because I dropped one of the drives and broken it, but I had two 500gb hard drives and luckily I had them all backed up twice. I have over 3000 photos.
    Hope you find something that works for you.
     
  8. Somerled

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    This - there are plenty of apps on both the windows and osx side that will allow you to view the iPad as a connected drive, then, head into the DCIM folder and move them to the computer. On the osx side, I use PhoneDisk. It is very easy. One thing, only make changes in the DCIM folder, do not do anything else in any other folder.
     
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    Thanks to posters for advice re
    saving to pc/external hdd.
    That is straightforward.
    What baffles me then is just what
    is the extra space on icloud for then?!!
    I purchased extra thinking I could use it
    to save my ipad photos there and free up
    local space on my ipad(as well as backing them up
    to a hdd which I have now done) and have facility
    to move them back and forth between icloud and ipad
    without needing to use a pc/laptop. Is that not
    possible?
    Jan
     
  10. Somerled

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    Using the iPad as a camera requires a different workflow than using a camera. It is due to the iPad being a computer (it is, by definition). you have to change your mindset. If you are going to use the iPad and the iCloud, you will want to get really familiar with PhotoStream and the sharing of albums in PhotoStream for other to see. If you just want to use it as a camera, then you will need to use a PC to transfer the photos off the iPad, just like you do a camera. I took a trip to the Smoky Mountains a while back and only took my iPhone to see what the workflow would be. I normally carry a large rig consisting of 4 lenses and to camera bodies. I wanted to see if the iPhone would suffice for short trips. I ended up using PhoneDisk and treated my iPhone as if it were one of my other cameras when I got back and it worked great.

    As for the extra space, never know if you will need it. I got extra space on my iCloud because I have 2 devices connecting to it and my backups are larger than the 5GB you get for free.
     

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