8 Replies Latest reply: Sep 30, 2011 11:13 AM by Meg St._Clair
janfromjohannesburg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Without using Itunes, how can I transfer photos from my macbook pro to my Ipad2. I must admit I have been a PC user for all my life and recently bought a Macbook and an Ipad. PCs I must admit are alot more functional and connects to other PCs and networks and devices with ease. Apple products on the other hand are ar inferior. I am very disappointed!!!


iPad 2, Mac OS X (10.7.1)
  • 1. Re: Transfer photos from macbook to ipad
    King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (95,210 points)

    If you don't want to use iTunes to sync them, then there are third-party iPad apps such as Simple Transfer which can copy photos to/from your computer via your wifi network. But until iOS 5 is available and installed the photos that you copy this way will only go into the Saved Photos/Camera Roll album, and you won't be able to create albums on the iPad and move photos between them - with iOS 5 (from http://www.apple.com/ios/ios5/features.html#photos) :

    Even organize your photos in albums — right on your device

    There is also a camera connection kit which can be used to copy photos from an SD card or directly from your camera to the iPad.

  • 2. Re: Transfer photos from macbook to ipad
    janfromjohannesburg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks King_Penquin. My problem is I am on assigment in the Mozambican bush and download photos from my Canon to my Macbook Pro. Then edit them in Photoshop. I then need to transfer them to my Ipad so that I can upload them onto my blog and facebook. I dont have a wifi here and cant connect the macbook to the internet. Can only connect the ipad to the internet. So i need to get these photos from the macbook to the internet via the ipad. Very frustrating. Why cant Apple products not just see each other and then you tranfer files via Finder ( as you do with windows explorer on a PC)?

  • 3. Re: Transfer photos from macbook to ipad
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,425 points)

    You might be able to set up an ad hoc network between the MacBook and the iPad.

     

    http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-set-up-an-ad-hoc-wireless-network.h tml

     

    Never tried it myself so I don't know if it will work with the sorts of programs that allow file sharing between a Mac and iPad but it's worth a try.

     

    Best of luck.

  • 4. Re: Transfer photos from macbook to ipad
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,425 points)

    The ad hoc network (I use it everyday at work) requires that the Mac be connected to the internet. The OP says that's not possible.

     

    From the article that you referenced ...

    To set up an Ad Hoc network, you first have to create the computer-to-computer network on one of your Macs.

  • 5. Re: Transfer photos from macbook to ipad
    janfromjohannesburg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Meg, it worked like magic :) I set up the ad-hoc network by following your instructions. I then downloaded the Simply Share app as suggested by King Penquin. The Simply Share app on the Ipad picked up the Ad Hoc wifi network that I had created and I could wirelessly transfer all my photos from the Ipad to the Macbook. Thanks everybody for the help!

  • 6. Re: Transfer photos from macbook to ipad
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,425 points)

    Demo wrote:

     

    From the article that you referenced ...

    To set up an Ad Hoc network, you first have to create the computer-to-computer network on one of your Macs.

    Computer-to-computer doesn't seem to indicate that the internet is required. I think it's badly worded, though. And, apparently, it works for the OP.

  • 7. Re: Transfer photos from macbook to ipad
    Demo Level 9 Level 9 (76,425 points)

    Obviously you are correct. I was thinking in terms of Internet access. After reading the article all the way through, I realize that it does not include the steps to use one of the Macs as the "hotspot" so it is really only to create - just as the article stated - a computer to computer network.

     

    That's what I get for not reading all the way through!

  • 8. Re: Transfer photos from macbook to ipad
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,425 points)

    Demo wrote:

     

    That's what I get for not reading all the way through! :)


    Yes, I have that problem (and reading too fast and skipping key sentences) as well!