ipad air

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by ReD, Apr 21, 2014.

  1. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    I've been given an ipad Air - trouble is I'm a living anachronism that don't do mobile phones or texts so the technology & terminology is a bit out of reach - think next room or even the other side of the street.

    I've got as far as plonking a playlist on but as far as photos go I'm getting confused

    I've made 3 photo albums Portraits Landscape & Specials
    these are in different sub folders on my pc but when I load up only the last album loaded / synced shows

    On top of that all photos are not arranged in the sequence I'd like

    I guess I need to get an Ap - any recommendations ? Free is best for my peace of mind.
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  2. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    I have i everything and this is one area of the apple way of doing things that really annoys me !!! It's not simple. It's not straightforward . Why on earth can't we just treat it as an external drive and create folders for photos that sit alongside the app icons.
    I don't find the present system at all user friendly . If it wasn't for the investment I have in apps I might jump iPad ship.
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  3. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Thanks - at least I am not alone - I was blaming myself for being stupid / missing a trick but it looks like the blame lies elsewhere

    I found www.pcclassesonline.com helpful on other aspects
  4. BillN

    BillN Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France

    do you use an apple Mac as your main computer?

    possibly not?

    but even so doesn't iTunes work the same on the PC as the Mac?
  5. ReD

    ReD Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Bill - No just a PC with this ipad

    my problem is likely i tunes

    Do you organise your your photos on ipad into sets / albums in the right order ? if so how.
    I thought a simple transfer of a folder from pc would work - but no.
  6. BillN

    BillN Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    I'm not an expert and I use a Mac - but when I transfer stuff for my wife, she has an iPad - I create folders on the desktop and copy the images I want into those named folders - I usually save them, (the images) from LR as max 800 x 800 jpegs and under 250k file size

    Then I use the sync function to copy, (and later sync), stuff to the iPad - not sure I can remember how to do it without the iPad to hand - but I look later in the day and post.

    I tunes is confusing but I am sure that you can get an simple $5 app to do the above - I have one which I use to transfer images onto my Nexus 7 from my Mac - i.e. Mac to PC ………. so there should be one …. PC to Mac

    As indicated above I found it important to keep the pixel size lowish and the file size low and to "prep" the files as much as possible on the main computer before making the transfer - even if you have to transfer them from the iPad first …. if taken by the iPad or copied on the iPad thru email or why.
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