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610 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Feb 6, 2013 12:07 AM by GeoMcGinn RSS
GeoMcGinn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 4, 2013 10:24 AM

When I try to connect my camera directly to my iPad with Retina, I get a message along the lines that the device being connected is taking too much energy and cannot be connected.

 

How can I connect my camera to my iPad?

 

SD Card works fine, but there are times I may want to just download my images directly from the camera instead.

 

Is anyone else getting this type of message?

iPhone 4, iOS 6.1
  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,475 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 10:39 AM (in response to GeoMcGinn)

    Does your camera have a menu setting on it to enable 'picture transfer protocol' (PTP, or Pictbridge) or Mass Storage Device - if it does then try turning that on and see if it then works

  • GrumpyGator Level 5 Level 5 (4,560 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 10:42 AM (in response to GeoMcGinn)

    This is normal behavior, the ipad cannot handled many devices being direclty connected. Even many usb flash drives, 2 in my case due to a light that requires too much power, result in that message.

  • GrumpyGator Level 5 Level 5 (4,560 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 10:43 AM (in response to GrumpyGator)

    Though, KingPenguin probably is correct with that.

  • GrumpyGator Level 5 Level 5 (4,560 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 11:56 AM (in response to GeoMcGinn)

    What app is on your ipad now for opening .doc and .txt files? Pages should do that, at least .doc.

     

    This may be more than you need, but here's my list of office type apps and cloud based productivity services.

     

    Apple's iWork apps

    http://www.apple.com/iwork/

     

    3rd party Microsoft equivalent apps

     

    http://www.polarisoffice.com/en/iOS.asp

     

     

     

    http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/quickoffice-pro-hd-edit-office/id376212724?mt=8&l s=1

     

     

    http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/office2-hd/id364361728?mt=8&ls=1

     

     

    http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/documents-to-go-premium-office/id317107309?mt=8&l s=1

     

     

    http://itunes.apple.com/sg/app/polaris-office/id513188658?mt=8&ls=1

     

     

    Others, including cloud based

    • Microsoft Office Web Apps:These are versatile apps since they can be used on or off the cloud. Expect a simplified experience to the full version of Microsoft Office suite.
    • OnLive: Access both a degree of Windows desktop functionality and full Windows versions of Microsoft Office Suite.
    • CloudOn: This was one of the first solutions for iOS productivity. Syncing with Dropbox, CloudOn offers a more complete Windows desktop. The tradeoff is it also offers a more pared-down version of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
    • rollApp: Offers Open Office programs for iOS, also utilizing Dropbox.
    • LogMeIn: Remotely access your home computer's desktop from your iOS device. This solution requires coordination of logins, settings, and hookups. The free version does not offer file transfer, but you can get a separate, free app for that.
    • Google Docs: Now featuring Google Drive for iOS, users no longer have to battle with pressing the Refresh periodically to initiate syncing. This makes collaboration much smoother, resulting in a stronger office productivity product.

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