6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 19, 2010 1:15 PM by Martin H.
David Strait Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)
After importing photos with the connection kit, can you then delete selected photos from the iPad without connecting to a computer? I'd like to use the iPad for photo storage when traveling (without a computer) and use the iPad for initial review and then delete obvious rejects to save space.

The iPad documentation seems to imply that you can only delete photos from the camera, not the iPad (unless you sync with the computer).



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  • otisthecat Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    I was able to delete photos that I imported from my camera. Also I transferred these images into Aperture to confirm that they were raw, and they were. So my plans are to use my iPad to store photos on a trip and then download to Aperture when I get home.
    The only downside that I saw was that the transfer from the camera card to iPad was very slow.
  • David Strait Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)
    Thanks! Glad to hear it is possible to delete the photos on the fly, but too bad about the transfer speed. I also plan to use raw format and I wonder if it is practical to use the iPad to transfer hundreds of raw photos at a time if it is too slow. I heard the iPod camera connector had the same problem. Do you have an estimate how long it takes to transfer multiple ~10 mg raw files?

    Also, do you happen to know if the kit works with Flip video cameras?

  • teb Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    I just posted this in another thread but I didn't find it slow at all. I guess it depends on your definition. 19 RAW files from a 24 megapixel camera in under a minute. I can certainly live with that.

  • David Strait Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)
    Yes indeed!
  • ooohdear Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am currently trying to upload my photos from my ipad to aperture (just came back travelling and used ipad as storage). it is soooo slooooowwww... there's 800 raw photos i need to upload and i only manage 300 so far after a good couple of hours.

    first i thought it was my aperture cos i'm running out of space, but even after cleared up some space it is still slow. I changed to other app to import 1 photo just to test it... it is still slow. it is the ipad!

    any way to improve it?

    ps: i have 4 SD cards while travelling, one SD does not work with the ipad, crashes after importing few photos and i tried it at least 10 times. Probably the SD... not the ipad.
  • Martin H. Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    When I encountered problems with an SD card importing just a few pics and then quitting, I resolved the problem by shutting down the iPad completely, re-starting, and then trying the upload again. The iPad had not been re-started for some time previously, and I suspected memory problems.

    Don't know if this is replicable.