Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jun 14, 2010, 01:20 AM   #1
macrumors regular
Join Date: Jun 2009
Copy photo albums from iPad


I just did a clean install of my Mac, and don't ask why, but I forgot to backup my iPhoto library.

The only place where those photos are kept are my Mac, and my iPad, which it was synced to.

Is there any way I can take albums off my iPad? Without emailing every single picture from the iPad to myself and downloading it on my Mac? Thanks.
rMBP, iPhone 5, iPad 2
& a whole bunch of other gadgets
JefferyShin is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 14, 2010, 01:26 AM   #2
macrumors 6502
Join Date: May 2010
I had this same problem the other day, although with music, but the solution is the same.

Download "iPhone Explorer", it has iPad support and lets you look into the file system of the iPad. You can access your music and photos using it. They won't be named anything familiar and will be spread out across a few folders but it is easier/faster then mass mailing them.

For the future I'd recommend uploading your photos to a service like Picasa.
Beaverman3001 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 14, 2010, 05:56 AM   #3
macrumors member
Join Date: Jul 2008
do they not sync back?
boyced is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 30, 2010, 07:32 PM   #4
macrumors regular
Join Date: Feb 2008
Originally Posted by boyced View Post
do they not sync back?
No, iTunes asks me if I want to replace the photos on my iPad with my new iPhoto library. Which is empty.

I obviously have the same problem as the OP.
Dorv is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 30, 2010, 07:41 PM   #5
macrumors regular
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: orange
Send a message via AIM to nosser Send a message via MSN to nosser Send a message via Yahoo to nosser
Beaverman is right use iPhone explorer. I used that on my iPhone. If not you can just email them 5 at a time.
Bryan Rica
iPhone 5 32gb | iPad2 64gb | 15" MB Pro 2.4 Penryn Core2Duo- 4gb ram | 17" iMac Core Duo-2gb ram | 12" rev D Powerbook Superdrive 1.25mb ram | Gripped Canon 50D
nosser is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jun 30, 2010, 07:42 PM   #6
macrumors 68000
Join Date: Jun 2010
One possibility that might help: Check the app store for Photo Transfer. You can transfer in either direction from iPhone/iPad/computer, so long as both devices are on the same Wifi network.

I used it to remove a couple hundred pics from my old iPhone the other day. Not super fast, but it does work pretty well. As it doesn't download directly to iPhoto and doesn't use iTunes, you won't encounter any sync issues with those programs. It's not a whole lot faster than the email routine as it works best with about 30 photos at a time, but it doesn't appear to compress them, which is a plus.
IrishVixen is offline   0 Reply With Quote

MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPad

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need Help w/ Photo Albums (2 problems!) iPhone 4S olletsocmit iOS 5 and earlier 18 Sep 1, 2013 06:06 AM
Copy photos, videos from iPad to computer? michaelz iPad 0 Apr 13, 2010 02:13 AM
downloading photo albums from iPhone puffinkiss iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 2 Dec 10, 2008 11:40 PM
How long does it take apple to ship a photo album from iPhoto? bluesTank Mac Applications and Mac App Store 1 Nov 17, 2008 07:13 PM
"People's Republic of Mac": photo album from Mac Beijing ... MacBytes News Discussion 1 Jan 3, 2006 01:18 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:49 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013,, LLC