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Transferring Pics and Video

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Bmac228, Dec 28, 2010.

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    I'm trying to figure out the most efficient way of moving pictures and video from my iPhone 4 over to my iPad- and looking for suggestions. I'm playing around with Dropbox on my iPhone but havent had time to access them via that app on my iPad- can you open and save pics and video to an iPad via that app or just view it?

    In addition to an app or apps, when I'm home and have access to my pc is there a better way to move material between the devices? Can you even access that data when you're syncing through iTunes or accessing the device via "my computer" and copy/pasting data? That doesnt seem overly efficient in just asking the question lol...

    As well, am I right in saying the Apple Camera Connection Kit will only work on the iPad, not the iPhone? Otherwise one could simply drag that media over on an SD card or thumbdrive?

    Thanks for any input!
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    Bmac228 - there is really no easy solution for this. Due to apple's proprietary approach to development everything must be done via iTunes. There some useless exceptions to this rule such as Airshare, however using airshare doesnt allow the images to be viewed in the photo library, onlynfrom the airshare app. This is the only exception i am aware of that provides an alternative to iTunes.

    Dropbox, iDisk, google docs are all cloud applications which provide access to those cloud files on their servers via the app you download. So, you never have a local copy of the file on your mobile device. In answer to your question, you cannot save a local copy of the images via those apps such as dropbox.

    You have stumbled onto the same frustration that i experience. iTunes is a royal pain to work with. For apple to be so successful in selling mobile devices they have certainly not provided a simple user interface to accomplish such mundane tasks as moving and copying files.
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    The "Photo Transfer" app is available for $1.99, in the Apple store. It will allow you to copy to and from iPad, iPod, iPhone and PC or Mac. Read and follow the instructions and it works like a charm.
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    Thanks for the quick replys- actually I was able to play around w/ Dropbox a little earlier on my iPad and it does appear that you can send pictures from that cloud app to the "photos" app on the pad, however there is no option to do that w/ any video one has put in their dropbox... so that sucks....

    Pocobear- I'm taking your advice and spending 2 bucks on the photo transfer app, the reviews were stellar and it looks pretty user friendly, the only thing that might bite is the 5 min or less rule on video, not sure I would need anything over 5, but then again I might... I'll keep you posted on my thoughts about that app.

    Oh, I should mention that I've previously d/l'd the "Mover+" app to move data between my phone and pad but not too overly impressed... I've only used it over bluetooth, not wifi though, just seems slow and "clunky"??
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    Besides dropbox I use an app called "photozap" also a free app. if you have both apps on iphone and ipad. you can have both devices connect to wifi and you can send a pic from one device to another. it can also send via bluetooth to each other.
    But doesnt work with video.
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    Nice to know

    Thx pocobear im gonna check it out as well.


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    couldn't find an application namedphotozap

    BTW.
    Just a general idea.
    you can always make a PDF file out of a picture ( lots of free programs to do that).
    PDF files are easy to transfer into iBook.
    So you open a special book case named Pictures, and fill it up with PDF pictures.
    No one will noticed the difference
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    Not entirely correct. I use MobileMe and dropbox. Both allow me to easily sync photos and videos into the cloud. When viewing photos in the cloud, I can touch and hold for a second, and a save/copy image prompt pops up. Tapping on save, puts an exact copy of that image into my iPad or iPhone's local drive. you can sync and transfer in both directions, to and from iOS devices and/or computers. To transfer in the other direction, simply tap the share button, and tap 'send to MobileMe.' Easy as pie.

    MobileMe's sync is also built into OSX applications, like iPhoto, making it easy to sync and transfer entire photo albums at once. I prefer syncing and storing via the cloud vs. physically syncing through iTunes myself. Dropbox and MobileMe each have their unique advantages. One is basically free, and the other is easier to use, and works better within Apple's ecosystem. I use and recommend both.
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    Good info

    Thats why i like this forum, has the best members with good expertise. I didnt know about the ability to save to the local iPad drive. So once thats done are the images viewable in the photo albums?

    Thx - chris

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    Tried photo transfer

    App is awesome works lkke a champ. Used it from ipad to iphone4 and back then to and from my pc. Very nice app. Worth the 3 or 4 bucks.

    Thx

    Chris

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    Thanks again to Pocobear, I believe, for the great recommendation on the photo transfer app, it works flawlessly over a wifi connection. Way better than a few other paid apps I've tried the past week or so.

    Another question regarding my post: Any suggestions on solid software for converting mpg video over to mov so I can transfer home clips to my iPad? I found some trial software that I d/l'd to my pc but the video bitrate tops out at 6000 kbps (while the original video of the Sony Handycam records at 9100) so the video is somewhat grainy. I was hoping maybe there was something built in to iTunes, kinda like the option afforded to users for mp3 conversion, but from what I can see no dice. Any advice would be great, not that I'm planning on moving a ton of home video over to the iPad, but what I do move I'd like to keep it the same quality.
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    Yes cadams05- they are viewable in the photo application :)
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    Hi guys, new here and I think you've answered my query but just to confirm...

    I'm a photographer and I want several photo folders for full Weddings, example portfolio images and album designs & layouts (all of which I intend to show large on a tv too - got the cable, not tried it yet)

    Does Photo Transfer answer my needs?

    Cheers

    Dave
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    First post! I just tried this app between my work PC and my iPAd and it works flawlessly!
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    What cloud are you guys using? cloudreaders? sorry new to the cloud thing
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    David, do you mean moving pics off your hard drive over to your iPad? If so, I'm not sure the Photo Transfer App will move them to different folders on your iPad (at least from my limited experience w/ the app so far) however your best option (since moving them from your pc to your iPad) to me would be just to set those folders up to sync to your device through iTunes- and this way they will save to whatever folder names you have them set to on your pc. Hope I understood you correctly, if not feel free to ignore this reply LOL :)
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    iDisk, Dropbox, etc refer to web based storage, i.e. hard drive in the sky

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