Transfer photos to an external hard drive without using a laptop

Discussion in 'iPad for Photographers' started by LavenderTwin2, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. LavenderTwin2

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    I have an external hard drive connected to my internet, but can't seem to transfer photos to it using my iPad Pro. I don't have a working lap top. I have 200G storage using Apple Cloud, but I've always been a little confused as to how to store photos on the cloud while not having those photos on my iPad, in order to free up space.


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    Ok, I've done some reading from previous posts. It seems that you can't store photos using the Cloud and not have them on your devices, as well. Dang! I do have Flickr, so that is definitely an option. I still want to be able to have my photos on my Seagate External Hard drive, without having to buy a laptop to do it. I love Apple, but the lack of a USB port is a real bummer. Before I bought my iPad Pro, I really investigated non Apple options.


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    Hi Lavender..... - welcome to the forum! :) First, you will not be able to use your external HD w/ a USB attachment on an iPad like you would on a Mac computer (or a PC). Second, take a look at this POST that I left in the forums a year ago - some of the information will not apply to you w/o a computer, but several external 'storage' devices are mentioned. Since that post, many more external options have become available - take a look at this Amazon Search for some more considerations. Dave
     
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    There are other "cloud" solutions which don't have the same limitations as Apple's iCloud storage.

    One that I use regularly in box.com. Can't remember how much free storage you get but it's enough to store quite a few photographs (100s)
     
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    WEstern Digital has some great NAS options like MyBook Live and MyCloud Live that have iOS apps used for picture management and other content management.
     
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