8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 25, 2013 8:59 AM by cmvj
cmvj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Very confused user here.

 

I've just bought the new IMac, When I connected my iPad2 to the iMac and opened iPhoto on the iMac it asked to import photos. This proceeded, but when I checked it became clear that not all the events had been imported, even though iPhoto was saying that all the photos had been imported. There doesn't appear to be any reason why certain events have been missed - no difference in title, or date. How can I make sure all the photos are imported?


iMac
  • 1. Re: Why are some photo events missing when I synch my iPad with the new iMac?
    léonie Level 9 Level 9 (51,640 points)
    There doesn't appear to be any reason why certain events have been missed - no difference in title, or date. How can I make sure all the photos are imported?

     

    iPhoto will import all photos from the iPad that are in the iPad's camera roll. Are you really missing events that do not appear in the import from the iPad, or other kinds of iPad albums?

    Did you use the "Import selected" button or import all?

  • 2. Re: Why are some photo events missing when I synch my iPad with the new iMac?
    cmvj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank leonieDF,

     

    The photos I'm missing were loaded onto my iPad from a digital camera like all the others apart from a few from my phone. When it came to importing the photos I 'pressed' the 'import all' button. From memory, I don't think the missing photos apeared on the iMac screen requesting to be imported - but why should this happen?

     

    cmvj

  • 3. Re: Why are some photo events missing when I synch my iPad with the new iMac?
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,645 points)

    Read Leonie's post again

     

     

    iPhoto will import all photos from the iPad that are in the iPad's camera roll. Are you really missing events that do not appear in the import from the iPad, or other kinds of iPad albums?

     

    iPhoto ONLY imports photos from the IOS device's camera roll (photos taken with the IOS device's camera) - it does not import other photos - locally edited with other software - loaded - created wtih photo software - only taken photos

     

    If you are using PhotoStream y9ou can easily add those to your PS for import

     

    LN

  • 4. Re: Why are some photo events missing when I synch my iPad with the new iMac?
    cmvj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi LN,

     

    Apologies if I have completly misunderstood you, but the photos imported from the iPad to iMac were almost all taken by a digital camera. Most from that had been imported to the iPad first, or to my Macbook (since stolen hence the iMac purchase!). Most, not all of these were imported as Events.

     

    On my iPad the camera roll (Section with the 'Photos' tab I assume) contain all the photos I have taken and which appear as 'Events' on the iPad as well. I use Photostream, but this does not have all my photos on it - could you help me by explaining how I can get all my photos onto photostream as well please?

     

    cmvj

  • 5. Re: Why are some photo events missing when I synch my iPad with the new iMac?
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,645 points)

    iPad questions are best ask in the iPad forum

     

    LN

  • 6. Re: Why are some photo events missing when I synch my iPad with the new iMac?
    cmvj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi LN,

     

    Thanks for suggesting I go to the iPad forum - I havwe a better understanding now of why the transfer didn't happen. I am now using photostream to transfer the outstsnading ones - a bit slow, but at least I'll have all the photos in a relatively 'safe' place.

     

    cmvj

  • 7. Re: Why are some photo events missing when I synch my iPad with the new iMac?
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,645 points)

    If the iPad works like the iPhone you can move photos into the Camera Roll as shown here:

    Highlight001.jpg

     

    Then from there it should sync to your Mac. That's how I got the screenshot above to my iMac and into this post.

     

    If you have an iCloud account and Photo Stream enabled on both your iMac and iPad new photos to the Camera Roll will automatically be synced with your iMac and imported into iPhoto as long as you have the iPhoto/Photo Stream preferences set this way:

    iP11photostreampref.PNG

    Of course this is assuming the iPad functions similarly to the iPhone in this regard and I should think it would.

     

    OT

  • 8. Re: Why are some photo events missing when I synch my iPad with the new iMac?
    cmvj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks OT,

     

    Instead of camera roll the iPad has photostream, so I am adding to a photostream then transferring from that onto events on my iMac. A bit long winded, but at least it seems to be working!

     

    cmvj