8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 13, 2012 2:49 PM by A_CarpenterPhD
jack fox Level 1 (50 points)
What is the easiest way to get a single photo from iPhoto to iPad? I see that I can send groups of photos by using sync utilities in iTunes, but there doesn't seem to be an easy way to do transfer a single photo. Please advise.


dual G5 & i7
  • Chris CA Level 9 (78,695 points)
    Create an album with the photo(s) you want to sync.
  • Demo Level 10 (88,789 points)
    Unless you had imported each photo one at a time into iPhoto, you will have to do as Chris CA states. You can't select individual photos from an album or an event when you sync since that option is not available.
  • echamussy Level 1 (30 points)
    Hi Jack. One quick way to send one single photo from computer to iPad is to email it to yourself or to transfer it with an app like 'Photo Transfer App' (Disclaimer: I'm the developer of the app). For both ways you need to first drag and drop the photo out of iPhoto to a folder on your computer, then you can email it to yourself and save it to your iPad using the mail app or you could use our app to transfer it directly to your iPad (all photos will be saved to the 'Saved photos' album). Here is the link to our website where you can see how the app works: http://www.phototransferapp.com/

    I hope this is useful to you.

  • Chris CA Level 9 (78,695 points)
    For both ways you need to first drag and drop the photo out of iPhoto to a folder on your computer, then you can email it to yourself

    No need to drag it to the desktop. In iPhoto, select a photo then menu Share > Email photo.
  • Michael Morgan1 Level 7 (23,830 points)
    I find it easiest and simplest to use DropBox.
  • imagesinmotion Level 1 (5 points)
    There are lots of options.

    For a single photograph, iTunes is likely the easiest method.

    For lots of photographs - an app that uses a FTP client works well. I use Sort Shots as it reads all my photos metadata.
  • vanderst Level 1 (0 points)

    is the app Sort Shots for the ipad?  would that solve the problem where not all pictures (less than 1/2) transfer over to the ipad from the Mac?

  • A_CarpenterPhD Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello iPad friends,

    You can transfer photos (and other media) from iPhoto, or any folder on the computer, by connecting the iPad to the Mac and launching iTunes. (For ease of selection, I created an album with the desired photos). Select the iPad in the left hand column and then click on the Photos tab at the top of the right hand pane. Check the box to Sync Photos from "iPhoto" and selec the specific album, event, or faces. In the bottom right corner of iTunes, select Sync. This will begin the process of syncing the selected photos from iPhoto to your iPad. When you open your Photos app on th iPad, you should see your album. Hope this helps.