4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 13, 2010 3:25 PM by lllaass
cmeneiPad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I am trying to get files from an SD Card on to my iPad in order to send them out by email as attachments. I am not referring to photographs or movies. Would that work using the iPad Camera Connection kit? I know that it has an SD-card connector. Also, it does not appear to be possible to add attachments to emails. Is there another app that I would download that would allow me to do that?

iPad, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (154,105 points)
    The camera connection kit will only transfer photo and video supported by the iPad. The photos and video have to be in a folder titled "DCIM" in the root directory of the FAT 16 or 32 formated SD card. The camera connection kit does not import files of other formats.
  • OrangeMarlin Level 5 Level 5 (5,140 points)
    cmeneiPad wrote:
    I am trying to get files from an SD Card on to my iPad in order to send them out by email as attachments. I am not referring to photographs or movies. Would that work using the iPad Camera Connection kit? I know that it has an SD-card connector. Also, it does not appear to be possible to add attachments to emails. Is there another app that I would download that would allow me to do that?


    Technically, you're right, you cannot add attachments to an email. However, once you get the photos on your iPad, just click on the photo, click on the icon with an arrow (I have no clue how to describe it accurately), and it allows you to forward the photo as an attachment through MMS or email. You can only do one at a time, but there might be a workaround for that limitation.
  • cmeneiPad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks. Any other idea how I can get files from the SD card up to my iPad while travelling (and without access to another computer).
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (154,105 points)
    A company does make a device which allows such transfers via wifi. I think you insert the SD card in the device then you See the following. However, they are backorder now.
    http://www.airstash.com/