Sync I pad with laptop

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  1. twerppoet

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    We are talking about two different apps. One is for your iPad, and found in the iTunes Store. The other is for your Windows computer, and found on the developer's website. You download it in your web browser (Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, Safari, whatever) while using the computer. If you find yourself back in iTunes when trying to download the computer version, you chose the wrong option on the site.

    When both are installed, you launch both on each device. Select the photos you want to send on the iPad and go through the choices till it syncs with the computer. An exporter window on the computer will open with the images.

    I don't know what folder it shows up in for Windows. On the Mac they show up in the Pictures folder under a subfolder called iPad. I images it is similar on the Windows, which also has a default folder for images/pictures.

    You should be able to change where the pictures go by default by changing the app's preferences on the computer.

    On my Mac, the app doesn't open a window by default when you start it. Instead it shows up in the menu bar. When you want to send photos from the computer to the iPad I go there, choose the Send option, and it opens a finder (explorer window) so I can browse and select the files.
     
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    I can't thank you all enough for all your patience. This is truly a wonderful site. The screen shots were a big help. I have now got the app installed on my laptop but it will not open up. I realise this must be a problem with my laptop and I have asked the question on the site which Giradman recommended "Cyber Tech help" I can't believe how much assistance I have had from you all
     
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    Hi again - sorry for your continuing problem - have not posted to the CyberTechHelp forum for two years but was a frequent visitor and poster there in the past - hope that you have a good experience.

    Also, keep in mind that the PhotoSync website has its own 'Support' page and FAQs, e.g. take a look at this THIS Windows question - might help? Also, there is a 'Contact' page to leave a question.

    Please keep us posted - PhotoSync has been around for a while and is an excellent pair of apps to have on your computer & iDevice. Dave :)
     
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    Thank you all very much for help.i have not been working on this for a few days but will get back to it and if I have more problems I will come back to you. I think I am beginning to understand what I am doing now. I probably have far too many photos and will organise them better before proceeding. It is good to know you are all so helpful and patient with an old brain
     
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    Now I am back to my problem. I have now got the Photosync app on both my laptop and my I pad and I have edited all my photos in I tunes and deleted a lot. I now want to transfer all the photos in mY pictures from laptop to I Pad. I still have the original lot of pics on my I pad. How do I delet all the pics on I pad so thati have a clean slate to transfer the new edited lot.
    Does the I pad have to be connected to the laptop to do this. There is a message on my laptop saying "Please select device to transfer to " and my device is not listed.
    Sorry to be such a dolt!
     
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    My problem seems to be that I do not know where to get my photos on laptop to do this transfer. They are all in my photos on my hard drive but maybe I need to remove my I pad from I tunes to be able to shift photos or do I do it from there? I tried to drag an album from my photos but this does not seem to work
    I have now connected laptop to I pad with cable and my device comes up.
     
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    If you originally synced you photos to the iPad using iTunes, you'll have to use iTunes to remove them. Connect the iPad to the computer, select it in iTunes, turn off Photo syncing, and sync.

    Otherwise, you should be able to select and delete photos in the Photos app.
     
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    Hi again Jolin..... - I saw that TP has replied to you about syncing your computer's pictures - from the above quote, I'm not sure exactly what you have done concerning 'edited all my photos in iTunes and deleted a lot'? iTunes is used to sync your computer's image folder(s) to your iPad and as always is still extremely confusing, especially for those who use this option rarely. Maybe you need to tell us about your 'Photo Library', e.g. what is the source of these images you have put on your laptop (e.g. from your digital camera); are the images stored in one location or multiple sites on your computer (e.g. under 'Pictures' w/ sub-folders); and as to the iPad are all of the images there from your laptop and/or elsewhere?

    On the iPad, photos come from two sources: 1) Sync from iTunes (these can only be removed by a repeat sync w/ a de-selection of the photos) as explained by TP; and 2) Images added to the iPad directly (plenty of options - built-in camera, downloaded, emailed, loaded from a camera (e.g. using the CCK), etc.). Please let us know 'what' type of images as in my explanation are now on your iPad - if both, them will take two steps to remove them from your device. For more information, take a look HERE. Dave :)
     
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    Thank you both again!
    My photos on my laptop are all in a folder on my external hard drive called my pictures. They are from a variety of sources, my camera, my I pad and my telephone. I also have some videos in folders which have not been edited in the same folder (my pictures) but there are lots of I sub folders within my pictures. They have been originally synced from I tunes. I went through them all in my pictures folder and deleted quite a number so the pictures that are on my I pad now are the original ones before I removed a lot of unwanted ones
     

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