5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 23, 2013 3:06 PM by Texas Mac Man
viper1 Level 1 (0 points)

How do you add a photo from your computer to your iPad without deleting previously added album

  • King_Penguin Level 10 (120,171 points)

    Synced photos can't be deleted directly on the iPad, instead they are removed by not including them in the next sync - so you will need to include the existing folder/album in the next sync if you want them to remain on the iPad

  • viper1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am not trying to  delete any albums.  I am trying to add albums/folders, but when I select the folder to add to my iPad, the previously added album/folder is being deleted.  Please advise.

  • Demo Level 10 (88,856 points)

    You have to place ALL of the photos in the same album that you sync to the iPad. Create one master Photos folder on your computer and put all of your albums into that one photos folder and choose that folder in the Sync Photos From heading.


    KP is trying to tell you that you can't switch from one folder to another, without erasing the other folder. Include ALL photos in one photo folder and sync that folder.


    iOS and iPod: Syncing photos using iTunes


  • King_Penguin Level 10 (120,171 points)

    Yes, and I said that you need to include all photos in each photo sync that you want to remain on the iPad - synced photos can't be deleted directly on the iPad, they are deleted by not including them in the next photo sync, so as you aren't including them when you are syncing the second album you are effectively telling iTunes that you want to remove the first album from the iPad and replace them with the new album

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

    Another way. 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.)


    Secrets of the iPad Camera Connection Kit

    http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57401068-285/secrets-of-the-ipad-camera-conn ection-kit/


     Cheers, Tom