5 Replies Latest reply: May 25, 2012 5:55 AM by clairefromnsw
clairefromnsw Level 1 Level 1

Can I use the camera connection kit to transfer photos between a USB and an iPad?


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Solved by King_Penguin on May 25, 2012 5:54 AM Solved

You can't copy photos off the iPad with the kit, you can only copy photos/videos to the Photos app with it. If you want to copy photos off the iPad then you can use your computer : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4083

Reply by King_Penguin on May 25, 2012 5:50 AM Helpful

If the USB stick (not USB drive) doesn't require too much power, and if the photos are named in a particular format then you should be able to : you will need to create a DCIM directory off the root of it with the photos underneath, and the photo filenames need to be exactly 8 characters long (no spaces) plus the file extension i.e. in a similar format as if a camera had created/written them.

Reply by Texas Mac Man on May 25, 2012 5:52 AM Helpful

I frequently use this method. You can use a USB flash drive & the camera connection kit.

 

Plug the USB flash drive into your computer & create a new folder titled DCIM. Then put your movie/photo files into the folder. The files must have a filename with exactly 8 characters long (no spaces) plus the file extension (i.e., my-movie.mov; DSCN0164.jpg).

 

Now plug the flash drive into the iPad using the camera connection kit. Open the Photos app, the movie/photo files should appear & you can import. (You can not export using the camera connection kit.)

 

 Cheers, Tom

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  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10
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    If the USB stick (not USB drive) doesn't require too much power, and if the photos are named in a particular format then you should be able to : you will need to create a DCIM directory off the root of it with the photos underneath, and the photo filenames need to be exactly 8 characters long (no spaces) plus the file extension i.e. in a similar format as if a camera had created/written them.

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8

    I frequently use this method. You can use a USB flash drive & the camera connection kit.

     

    Plug the USB flash drive into your computer & create a new folder titled DCIM. Then put your movie/photo files into the folder. The files must have a filename with exactly 8 characters long (no spaces) plus the file extension (i.e., my-movie.mov; DSCN0164.jpg).

     

    Now plug the flash drive into the iPad using the camera connection kit. Open the Photos app, the movie/photo files should appear & you can import. (You can not export using the camera connection kit.)

     

     Cheers, Tom

  • clairefromnsw Level 1 Level 1

    so there is no way to transfer photos already on my ipad to usb or back onto an sd card?

  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10
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    You can't copy photos off the iPad with the kit, you can only copy photos/videos to the Photos app with it. If you want to copy photos off the iPad then you can use your computer : http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4083

  • clairefromnsw Level 1 Level 1

    darn it! but thanks