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iPF Noob
Mar 31, 2012
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Let me make this quick. My wife is a complete ????????? when it comes to anything to do with technology. I am no Steve Jobs - but have been in PC/s since 2 year prior to 81. Iphone? She gave it away. She as a Macbook Pro on which she checks her daily bank balance. Nothing else. Now misunderstand - I love her dearly.

Now - she loves pictures - looking at them. I have loaded every image viewer ever made for Mac on her machine - she can’t turn it on. OK so here is my new idea. I get her an iPad 3. No email; no net - just a personal picture album she can carry around and show folks. Obviously this will work - but being no wiz myself on pics - should I do the following? I use Aperture on my Mac. I unload all camera pics into Aperture - do what needs doing then send them to her iPad.

I could go direct to iPad, but that appears to leave me with limited (so far) adjustment opportunities. - and eats up space. I hate Photo Stream so that’s out. Im sure there is a simple way to get selected pics from Mac to iPad.

Thoughts? Thanks, Bob :)


iPad Fan
Jan 8, 2011
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Milton-Freewater, OR
Aperture should work. I use iPhoto, but the setup is pretty much the same.

Though I just tested it (out of curiosity) and iTunes said it could not find my Aperture library. Not sure what's up with that.


Staff member
Apr 24, 2011
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Brisbane, Australia
Hi and welcome to the Forum!

You're on the right track, have a look at this link to sync photos from your mac to the iPad

The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
We have rules like any Community so please read these also

Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

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