Use iPad to review photos

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tesch
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Use iPad to review photos
Apr 9, 2012

I just want to plug my camera in and display the images using the camera's slideshow and preview functions. Just like plugging your camera into your TV! Can this be done?

I have the camera kit from Apple but the previews are really small and you have to import them to see them full size. I don't keep all of my photos and at 24mb each, I don't want to have them all imported just to preview them. That would take for ever!

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In reply to tesch, Apr 10, 2012

No, the output from your camera for TV is a video feed (HDMI or possibly VGA or composite) and the iPad does not accept video-in - it can't act as a monitor.

If that's what you want, purchase an external HDMI monitor.

Also, having the iPad software preview the images from the camera or card via USB one at a time would take the same amount of time as transferring them all over - you would just have a short delay between each image versus a long delay to load them all.

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In reply to tesch, Apr 11, 2012

Had you thought of Eye-Fi?

You can shoot RAW+JPG and only import the smaller jpgs.

You can then view them in your favourite image displaying software.

Not instant but once EYe-Fi establishes its link it copies them across pretty quickly.

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In reply to tesch, Apr 13, 2012

As NetMage says above. When viewing on a TV from the camera, you are looking at a video signal being played by the camera, and iPad can't be used to play a video signal.

If you want the iPad to show larger than thumbnail images, they have to get into the iPad memory somehow, so whether you call this preview or transfer or import, it pretty much amounts to the same thing, reading image data into the iPad. The problem for you, and others, is the iPad then stores the images it has read in, so if you don't want to keep the on the iPad, you have to deletete them.

There is and alternative, which is an AirStash+ device. This lets you insert your SD card into the AirStash and read it on the iPad (via the AirStash App) without storing it. It is still being read into the iPads memory for display, but doesn't get stored in e Photo database unless you explicitly tell it to.

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In reply to Najinsky, Apr 13, 2012

I just wish Apple would allow separate image upload. Right now the only choice is all or nothing. Other than that the camera connection kit is a fab way to get video shot on your iPhone into your iPad. It doesnt stream. Only way I know of to get them into an album for editing. Can't do that from Dropbox and video files are generally too large to email.

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In reply to Hulamike, Apr 14, 2012

Hulamike wrote:

I just wish Apple would allow separate image upload. Right now the only choice is all or nothing. Other than that the camera connection kit is a fab way to get video shot on your iPhone into your iPad.

If you mean upload individual photos via the CCK, it already supports that.

The default is 'Import All' but if you tap images to select them, the button changes to 'Import' and it only imports the selected images.

If you import from the same card again, it knows which have already been imported to prevent duplicates from being imported. This is useful for users who don't delete images from their SD card but just let it fill up. They can import to iPad each day from the same card and only get the new images.

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Hulamike
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In reply to Najinsky, Apr 14, 2012

Sorry, I wasn't clear. What I want to do is get video fom my iPhone to my iPad. That doesn't stream and Dropbox doesn't allow you to place in an album for potential editing.

So I use the camera connection kit to hook my iPhone DIRECTLY to my iPad. It offers "upload all" not individual items. You seem to indicate that I can do that, even with videos, by tapping the command. Thanks! I'll try that. I thought video was different.

Btw, my still images come over automatically by photostream, just not the videos.

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In reply to Hulamike, Apr 23, 2012

You may be able to do this with third-party AppStore apps both capable of file exchange AND storing the received file in the Camera Roll. Let me know if you need more info on this and I'll devote an entire article to it, comparing all the apps doing this. The three apps I quickly tested (Bump, Mover+ and File Share - all iOS device supported) coudln't export to the Camera Roll (and Bump wasn't able to send videos). There might be other apps that could.

If (and only if) both of your iPhone and iPad are jailbroken, you'll want to purchase AirBlue Sharing, the best sharing app. It's not only capable of (quick) transfers of ANY files (incl. videos) between to iOS devices, but also exchange data with BT devices using the world-standard OBEX protocol. See http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/87/meet-airblue-you-can-now-send-receive-any-files-photos-etc-any-phone-or-desktop-computer-blu for more info.

Hulamike wrote:

Sorry, I wasn't clear. What I want to do is get video fom my iPhone to my iPad. That doesn't stream and Dropbox doesn't allow you to place in an album for potential editing.

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In reply to Menneisyys, Apr 25, 2012

My current work around is to use CCK from iphone to ipad. All videos show up in "current imports" and "total imports" or words to that effect. I select the ones I want and then hit import selected.

From there its easy to dump them in a new file I call 'Videos' or move them to the Camera Roll. Easier and less expensive plus no need to hack the phone.

One concern is theres no way to name these videos or clips, all that shows is a time stamp and thumbnail. This will be a problem for me as I collect hundreds of tiny clips. Its my intention to make low budget films with my iphone comprised of numerous short clips. Do you have a recomendation for an app that allows me to name and SEE the titles?

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