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Old 15-03-2013, 13:49
basdfg
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Hi.
have around 50 photos on my Ipad which I would like to copy on to my windows 8 laptop. However I don't know how to. I've plugged my Ipad in to my laptop but I can't find anywhere to copy photos from Ipad to Laptop. Can anyone help.
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Old 15-03-2013, 13:54
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I use Dropbox that way you get a backup in the cloud as well
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Old 15-03-2013, 14:28
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Hmm I thought the iPad showed up on a PC as a camera, allowing photos to be offloaded that way. I don't have a PC handy to check this - for the same reason I'm pretty sure you can do it via iTunes, wirelessly if need be, but can't verify on Mac iTunes.

In any case, you can also use iCloud - instructions for download and use here.

I use Dropbox too for this sort of stuff.
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Old 15-03-2013, 14:47
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Open up iTunes on your PC. Check you have the latest version of iTunes.

Plug in your iPad and in iTunes click on the name of the iPad in the side menu. When the white centre panel appears, click on the tab at the top of it called Photos. Look at the settings and if you haven't set it up to sync photos to the computer, follow the instructions to do that.
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Old 15-03-2013, 15:07
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I don't think all of the advice on here has been particularly helpful so far. You wouldn't use the Photos section of iTunes fr this task, as that's for syncing photos from the computer to the iDevice, not importing photos from the camera roll.

Here's how to do it:

Connect the iPad. iTunes might open automatically but just ignore it. In Windows 8, a box should appear in the top right asking you what you want to do with the iPad. One of these options is to import pictures. If you click that, you'll be able to specify a folder and import your photos.

If the box doesn't appear, go to Computer (if you don't have a shortcut, the easiest way to access it from the Windows 8 desktop is to click on the Libraries toolbar shortcut and select Computer from the list on the left). You will then see the iPad as a connected device. Right-click it and select Import Photos. There will be an option for this to happen automatically whenever you connect the iPad.

If you don't want to use that method, you can use a third-party service like Photo Manager Pro to transfer over your network. You can't use iCloud backup for this as it's literally that - a backup if you need to restore your device, You can use Photo Stream though, and that's the easiest way for the future. Enable Photo Stream on your iPad, then any photos you take will automatically be added. Download the iCloud Control Panel for Windows, enable Photo Stream, and your photos will automatically appear there without you doing anything at all.

Hope this helps!!
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Old 15-03-2013, 15:10
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Clearly this is a difference between Windows and Mac iTunes then.
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Old 15-03-2013, 15:13
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Clearly this is a difference between Windows and Mac iTunes then.
Ah right. Looking at my post, I perhaps came across as a bit rude, which wasn't my intention, sorry.

Yeah, Windows just sees the iDevice as a connected camera so gives you the normal option for viewing photos or importing them.

I still think Photo Stream is the simplest way though.
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Old 15-03-2013, 16:22
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I don't use photo stream at all. That said, I also don't take any photos with my iPad! I've got 2 cameras and 2 phones any of which I'd use before trying to use the iPad for pix.

I saw someone at the racing using an iPad for photos last week. As they were blocking others view holding it up to take pictures, several people asked them not to!
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Old 15-03-2013, 16:27
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I don't use photo stream at all. That said, I also don't take any photos with my iPad! I've got 2 cameras and 2 phones any of which I'd use before trying to use the iPad for pix.

I saw someone at the racing using an iPad for photos last week. As they were blocking others view holding it up to take pictures, several people asked them not to!
I absolutely despise people taking photos on their iPads! Where I do find it useful though is editing. Often I'll take a photo with my phone and then edit it on my iPad. Photo Stream is useful for that.

It only saves the most recent 1000 photos on the iPhone and iPad, but on the Mac and PC it acts as a permanent storage solution, so it's good for making sure your photos are automatically backed up to another device.

I use Dropbox too, but because of the way iOS works, I have to remember to open the app so that it starts uploading.
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Old 15-03-2013, 16:38
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Just to add to this. I use the filebrowser app on my iPad and copy to a shared drive (in my case a nas drive folder, but it could as easily be a folder on your pc).

No plugging in required.
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Old 15-03-2013, 16:50
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Old school for me. Photos backed up to laptop, laptop backed up to hard drive.
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Old 15-03-2013, 17:58
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Ah right. Looking at my post, I perhaps came across as a bit rude, which wasn't my intention, sorry.

Yeah, Windows just sees the iDevice as a connected camera so gives you the normal option for viewing photos or importing them.

I still think Photo Stream is the simplest way though.
Which is pretty much what I said in my initial response... But, apology accepted
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Old 15-03-2013, 18:33
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Which is pretty much what I said in my initial response... But, apology accepted
Haha, it just seemed like the OP needed a bit more guidance!
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Old 16-03-2013, 00:24
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I set up an email address on my laptop, but not on my iPad, called "photosfromipad". I just email any pics I want to have on my laptop.
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