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I want to store photos from my camera on to the I pad on holiday is 2.3gb storage enough

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I am off n holiday and plan to take loads of photos I would like to down load from the camera into the I pad . I have looked at the I pad and it says I have 2.3 gb of storage will thus be enough as I am worried I will run out . I also wanted to download some simple games to play when there as well.

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  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,450 points)

    How large are the photos that you take with your camera ? With the camera connection kit the photos will be copied 'as-is' from the camera or SD card to the iPad, so whether 2.3 gig is enough will depend upon how many photos that you will be taking and how large each indidividual photo file is.

  • markwmsn Level 4 Level 4 (3,945 points)

    One way to guess is to look at what size storage card(s) you use in your camera (or how much built-in storage it has) versus how long it takes you to fill up the storage card (or camera).

     

    For example, if you use a 1GB memory card, and you fill up a memory card per day when on holiday, then you have less than three days worth of space on your iPad. On the other hand, if you only fill up a 250MB (1/4GB) card every other day, you have a couple of weeks worth.

     

    Depending on what type camera you have, you may be able to save space at the expense of resolution by taking "smaller" pictures (not less frame, but fewer bits and "grainier") or changing the recording format (shoot only JPEG if your camera can use RAW). Whether that would be satisfactory to you depends on your photographic needs and habits; holiday snapshots may not require as many bits as art or photos to be printed as posters.

  • appleuser1322 Level 3 Level 3 (670 points)

    I think the idea of transferring pictures from your camera directly to an external hard drive and then view them on your ipad through the camera connection kit is a great idea but I don't know if that exists. Someone else here might help you there.

     

    First, if you plan on taking hundreds or thousands of photos 2.3 gb probably is not enough space. Assuming you're trying not to have to take a laptop with you, would you consider buying a wireless external hard drive such as the Seagate Go Flex, the Seagate 1 tb wirele$$ mobile hdd with built-in wi-fi. There are also other brands with different amounts of space that will also work with the ipad. With one of these you can store all of your files currently on your ipad on the wireless external hd to free up as much space as possible on your ipad so you can transfer pictures from the camera to the ipad through the camera connection kit.

     

    You can also upload games, ibooks, movies, music, itunes playlists, etc. to the wireless external hd from your computer before you go and play, view, etc., them on your ipad as you travel while keeping your ipad free to store your pictures. Be sure to back up your ipad and all contents before you leave for your trip. Then when you get home you can sync all of your pictures to your computer and put back onto your ipad all of your content saved on your computer.

     

    Personally, I'd also keep the filled sd cards as security in an sd card holder in a safe at your hotel, just in case... They often go on sale in larger stores. I've bought many extra 8 and 4 gb sd cards when they are on sale at Best Buy (the 8 gb are usually $24.99 and I get them when they're $9.99.)

     

    At least consider a wireless external hard drive. Check gb space and price, read reviews, then decide, and have a great trip!

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