Want bidirectional sync of photos to PC

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by ccoates, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. ccoates
    Offline

    ccoates iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2013
    Messages:
    1
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    I have several large directories of photos on my PC. I need to sort them and get rid of duplicates and junk photos. I want to do the sorting on my ipad. I can use iTunes to sync a directory of photos to my ipad but after sorting there is no way, that I know of to get the cleaned up photo directory to the PC. I thought about using Dropbox, but much of the time I will be sorting I will not have Internet available. Any suggestions?
    Thanks
  2. Roy Rob
    Offline

    Roy Rob iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2012
    Messages:
    1,148
    Thanks Received:
    140
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario Canada
    Ratings:
    +140 / 0
    If you sync your photos to your iPad you will not be able to delete them from there. Sorry.
  3. dhewson777
    Offline

    dhewson777 iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2012
    Messages:
    1,356
    Thanks Received:
    88
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Brisbane, Australia
    Ratings:
    +89 / 0
    What about transferring the photos to the iPad via a third party app like Photo Transfer App? The files are then not linked to the iTunes sync. I'm going to test that when I get a chance.
  4. twerppoet
    Online

    twerppoet iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    16,486
    Thanks Received:
    2,064
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Walla Walla, WA
    Ratings:
    +2,380 / 1
    GoodReader has the ability to sync with DropBox folders. There are several sync controls. You can set your syncing up in several ways, including a full bi-directional sync.

    It's a manual sync though. You have to tap Sync in GoodReader each time you want changes to propagate each way; which isn't all bad.

    I tried it by setting my Photos folder in DropBox to sync. Subfolders were handled and I added, moved, renamed, and deleted files with no problem.

    GoodReader's main emphasis is on PDF files, but it's a jack of all trades that can view and organize most media types. There is probably a better app out there somewhere for exactly what you want, but if you can't find it GoodReader should do the job.

    It will also sync with Box, if you have that cloud service.

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

bidirectional transfer photos ipad