9 Replies Latest reply: Jun 28, 2014 11:56 AM by krolprzk
calvertj Level 1 (0 points)



I have an iPad 2 and the iPad Camera Connection Kit, and am using a PC. I recently travelled and used the Camera Connection Kit to transfer photos from my camera to my iPad along the way. During this process, I also created albums on the iPad and organised all of my photos accordingly.


This all worked great until I got home and decided I wanted to transfer the photos to my PC. I have been unable to work out how to perform the simple task of transferring these photos to my PC in the same albums I have arranged them in on the iPad. When I browse the iPad through explorer, the photos appear to be stored in a folder structure that doesn't represent the albums I have arranged them in. Therefore I am able to get the photos on to the computer, but not in the arranged albums as I would like them. I can't seem to find a way to do this through iTunes either.


I've found apps on the app store that claim to do what I want, however they only transfer via WiFi, not using the cable. I have a lot of high-res photos, and hence this solution isn't ideal given how long it would take.


My problem appears quite simple, yet I can't seem to find the solution!! Any help would be greatly appreciated.



iPad 2, Windows 7
  • calvertj Level 1 (0 points)


  • calvertj Level 1 (0 points)



    Surely someone else has had this issue??

  • swandy Level 4 (1,162 points)

    I did something similar on a recent trip to Ireland. Used iPhoto to make albums of the various cities we visited. But when we got home and I plugged the iPad into my Mac, when I opened Aperture to import the shots, they were not in the albums I set up. Did not try iPhoto to see if that would see the albums - but I believe I read elsewhere (either here or on a photo site that has a tablet forum) that it is not possible to have them copied over as albums/groups.

    Would love to know if you find a solution though.

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 (46,565 points)

    Importing Personal Photos and videos from your iOS device to your computer.



     Cheers, Tom (Tom Calvert)


    How to Transfer Photos from an iPad to a Computer



    Message was edited by: Texas Mac Man

  • calvertj Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Tom,


    Thanks for the link. However, the approach given there for PC users doesn't address my problem. I can easily get the photos off my iPad, but the folder structure when browsing through Explorer doesn't represent the album structure I set up on my iPad. Therefore using the approach given in your link doesn't allow me to retain the album structure I set up.


    It may be the case that if I were using a Mac, then viewing my albums in iPhoto would allow me to do what I want. I find the fact that there doesn't appear to be a workaround for PC users is rather disappointing.


    If anyone else has any other ideas they would be greatly appreciated.





  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 (46,565 points)

    I added this.


    How to Transfer Photos from an iPad to a Computer



     Cheers, Tom

  • ConnectedIn Level 1 (0 points)

    calvertj - it appears that so far there is no easy solution.  Texas Mac Man's solutions are exactly as you described which is not the solution you or I are looking for.  I made exactly the same mistake you did on a recent trip and came home to an extremembly frustrating and disappointing situation.  Thanks for your question.  Hope someone else comes up with a real solution.

  • ConnectedIn Level 1 (0 points)

    As soon as I posted the previous message I discovered a way to import that is not ideal but at least you can import by dates which in my case worked well because I had off loaded the pictures each way.


    When you plug the ipad in the window comes up that asks if you want to down load your pictures. 


    Click Windows Live

    Follow instructions from there.

    It has two options:

    Review, organize and group OR

    Import all new


    I had to go to each date but it was considerably easier than importing all and having to surf the whole database.


    Hope this helps.  I just finished mine and am extremely happy to have found a way to accomplish the task.

  • krolprzk Level 1 (0 points)

    there is a program DISKAID, will do it.

    click on photos, choose a folder/album click copy to pc and creat a folder, bam