4 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2010 4:57 PM by Michael Lloyd1
Michael Lloyd1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I thought I could use the camera connector to move selected photos from my iPhoto files to my iPad. The iPad does not recognize files transferred this way. I took a couple of test photos with my camera, pulled the SD card and then copied some photos from iPhoto to the same SD card. The iPad opened its photo program but only saw the test photos and not the transferred photos. I am using iPhoto Library Manager and wonder if it has an effect on the transfer. Several of my libraries were not accessible simply by plugging in the iPad to my desk top. Should I uninstall iPhoto Library Manager? I don't want to sync a bunch of photos. I just want some selected ones on the iPad.

iPad 3G 16GB, Mac Mini with Snow Leopard
  • Doug Eldred Level 4 Level 4 (3,270 points)
    You shouldn't need either the camera connector nor iPhoto Library Manager to do that. When you sync your iPad, click on the iPad in the left column, then click on the Photos tab, and you can specify what photos you do/not want to sync.

    You MAY need to create an iPhoto album, I'm not on my Mac at the moment to check if you can get down to the individual photo or not.

    Doug
  • Michael Lloyd1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks Doug for the reply. I created an album and named it "iPad Transfer" and moved the photos I wanted to transfer into it and synced just that album with the iPad. Easy enough! But it's curious that you also could not do it using a memory card. Oh well, it's a sweet little thing and really meets my wife's needs. Suppose I'll have to get one too.............
  • Doug Eldred Level 4 Level 4 (3,270 points)
    It may be that you didn't put the photos in the right place on the card, or something else. A long time ago I tried something similar, and my CAMERA wouldn't recognize the "foreign" pictures for display purposes. I'm guessing that the metadata from an iPhoto-exported picture might not look enough like the original photo metadata in some way.

    Doug
  • Michael Lloyd1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It said it was an unreadable USB device or something of the sort. I reformatted the SD card first as an apple device and then just let the camera reformat it. It certainly could be that iPhoto changes the file enough to confuse the iPad. I have a lot to learn about this OS.