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Old Aug 24, 2010, 11:22 AM   #1
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Picture file formats on Ipad

Does anyone know if downloading pictures to my iPad from a DSLR in both raw + jpeg how are they displayed or stored. I want to be ble to upload both raw and jpeg back to my iMac. Is this possible. If both are displayed on the iPad how can you distinguish between the two on the iPad, ie...does it state it is jpeg or raw?
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Old Aug 24, 2010, 11:35 AM   #2
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Just tried this for you, took a photo in raw and jpeg.
In the import screen, it shows the one file with text on it "RAW+JPEG".
Once imported, the file is shown as one in the photos app, but as two 'Events' in the events section.
I then took a photo in just raw which showed again as RAW+JPEG and shows as just one event. There is no distinguishable marks between the raw file and the jpeg that I can see - both display great.
I might be missing something - I'm dog tired, sorry.
Canon EOS400D if that helps.
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Old Aug 24, 2010, 11:41 AM   #3
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Sorry, the RAW has no thumbnail in the import screen and is listed as RAW not RAW+jpeg. Imports fine but can't tell what is and what isn't on the pad.
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Old Aug 24, 2010, 11:43 AM   #4
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i"m wondering if there will be any data lost between d/l to iPad then uploading to iMac at a later time.
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Old Aug 24, 2010, 11:48 AM   #5
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Old Aug 24, 2010, 12:04 PM   #6
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To the original poster's question I don't have a specific answer.

To the implications of what they are asking, I suggest this:

Use the iPad as a viewer for your photos to decide on keeping or deleting them. I don't suggest syncing the photos in and deleting your media cards containing the 'original' photos.

I suggest reviewing them with the camera connection kit, delete those you never wish to sync directly on the card. If you wish to keep some for reference on the go, then sync those into your iPad.

Upon returning to your computer, sync your photos from the media card to your desktop/laptop. iPhoto on the iPad isn't capable of editing/renameing/tagging yet. I don't see ANY point other than using the iPad for reviewing and previewing your photos while out and about without the ability to edit and manage the metadata.

The leveraging of metadata from the desktop iPhoto is what makes the iPad/iDevices really shine. If you have named events, dates, location data include smart albums with ratings and keywords you can really dig into your photos.

I've regularly seen the recommendation to not 'deposit' your photos onto the iPad/iPhone, and rather use it as an intermediary viewer for your photos. I tend to agree -- even if, on occasion I may sync the photos in and be done with them.
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Old Aug 24, 2010, 12:14 PM   #7
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oops....thank you TangoDown and thank you dog, this has me rethinking using my iPad as a storage overflow for my pics on my upcoming trip to New York. Maybe I will pickup another card or portable harddrive.
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Old Aug 24, 2010, 12:52 PM   #8
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Does anyone know if downloading pictures to my iPad from a DSLR in both raw + jpeg how are they displayed or stored. I want to be ble to upload both raw and jpeg back to my iMac. Is this possible. If both are displayed on the iPad how can you distinguish between the two on the iPad, ie...does it state it is jpeg or raw?
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to the OP: I assume you are talking about uploading photos from your camera to iPad via the Camera Connection Kit, correct?

I have an iPad and the CCK and can tell you the following:

if you use the CCK, all photos including RAW are uploaded to the iPad in full native resolution - no modification. if you later download the files back to your Mac, you get them in original unmodified condition. Use Image Capture on the Mac to download the photos from your iPad. I suppose you could also download to iPhoto directly (but that's not what I do)

if you shoot JPG+RAW, for each photo on the iPad you'll see a single thumbnail labelled JPG+RAW (as someone already mentioned). If you shoot only RAW, the thumbnail on the iPad will not be labelled distinctively, but you'll still be able to view and zoom the photo on the iPad.

so basically I think the simple answer to your question is: Yes, you can save both RAW & JPG on your iPad and get both back to your Mac later.

coincidentally I just came back from a 2 wk trip including New York and I used my iPad for photo backup. it works great for this purpose, with a couple minor reservations.

do you have some other specific worry about using it for this? let me know and I can answer you
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Old Aug 24, 2010, 01:07 PM   #9
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To the original poster's question I don't have a specific answer.

To the implications of what they are asking, I suggest this:

Use the iPad as a viewer for your photos to decide on keeping or deleting them. I don't suggest syncing the photos in and deleting your media cards containing the 'original' photos.
based on my experience using the iPad + CCK as photo backup while traveling, I will add the following comments:

1. if you are worried about having a single copy of your photos while on the road, then yes, don't delete the originals on your memory card. but go ahead and create a backup of your cards on the iPad using the CCK. When finished uploading the iPad asks if you want to keep or delete the originals on the card

2. each time you upload a card to the iPad, it will create a new Event in the photo album, with today's date as the album's name. unfortunately you can't manually name albums or sort photos, but at least each upload will appear in a new event. If you upload more than one card a day, each card will still appear in a separate album, but each will be named with the current date. I kind of treat each upload like a new "roll" of film

3. keep shooting with the same card (if there's still room). When you next try to import photos, the iPad will ask you what to do about the duplicate photos it found (i.e. the ones you shot yesterday that are still on the card). You can choose to upload the duplicates again, or simply upload only the new photos.

4. bring enough cards with you for your anticipated usage.

in the end you'll have a full backup on your iPad + originals on your memory cards. plus the iPad is great for reviewing the photos and doing some quick edits before you get home.

of course, all this assumes your shooting volume will fit on whatever size iPad you have. if you shoot lots of RAW you may need an alternative method of backup while on the road.
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Old Aug 25, 2010, 11:27 AM   #10
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b.c., this is exactly the answer I was searching for. I purchased my 64 GB iPad for small trips to have a backup of photos taken and still be able to surf web to find restaurants, shops, etc...without having to take my MBP. while I won't do any editing until I return to home, I will be viewing my photo's.
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Old Aug 25, 2010, 12:40 PM   #11
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b.c., this is exactly the answer I was searching for. I purchased my 64 GB iPad for small trips to have a backup of photos taken and still be able to surf web to find restaurants, shops, etc...without having to take my MBP. while I won't do any editing until I return to home, I will be viewing my photo's.
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you're welcome, trjwv. your intended usage is same as mine, I left my MBP at home for this latest 2 wk trip and brought my 64GB 3G iPad + CCK + DSLR.

for years I've been using an Epson P2000 for photo backup while traveling, but it's painfully slow compared to iPad for viewing. and of course the 3G iPad came in handy checking maps, finding good restaurants in the neighbourhood, and navigating the buses and subway.

my main gripe with using the iPad for this purpose is related to downloading the photos from the iPad to my Mac after returning home. Image Capture is slow to list your complete iPad contents if you have lots of photos saved. Also, Image capture doesn't recognize Events so you can't automatically keep photos from each card you backed up together in individual folders as you download them. for me this is a bit of a pain because of the way I like to archive all my photos in a file hierarchy sorted by date/event/"roll". Perhaps nothing that can't be solved by using Automator...

Or perhaps using iPhoto to download from iPad will keep the Events intact, but I haven't tried that yet. It's much simpler with something like a P2000 - it just mounts on the desktop like a USB hard drive and you can drag and drop each individual card backup to your Mac - I wish the iPad would just do that too. Anyhow, overall the iPad does a good job as a photo backup device, and I'll be bringing it on future trips.

I mentioned this in another thread, but if you want a good free app to do some basic photo editing on the iPad, check out PhotoPad. it came in handy to quickly edit some shots and email them home from the iPad.

enjoy your trip to NYC! hope the weather is cooler than when I was there a couple weeks ago
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