Best way to stream photos PC to iPad!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jokerz126, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. jokerz126 macrumors regular


    Oct 26, 2010
    looking for the best way to stream photos from my PC to Ipad 2...someone mentioned Photograb...any other options...this seems to be lacking in Home Sharing currently...there must be a way to do it...I want to have all photos on PC and be able to access them on the ipad and possibly import them to the ipad wirelessly and do a little editing there...but i don't want to have to store gb's and gb's of photos on the ipad itself...what are the options?

    ps. i tried PLEX on PC, but couldnt see how you get it working for photos?!

  2. DaffyDuck macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2007
    I'm looking for this too. The best bet so far has been Dropbox but its image viewer could use some more features and it's buggy (quits after a certain number of photo views).
  3. Fliesen macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2010
    how big is your photo library?

    i use dropbox to have my photos available on my iPad
  4. laurenr macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2008
    I Use PhotoSync. It's absolutely perfect. I can stream pictures, videos from my iPad to my computer or iPhone.To send pictures from my Mac, I just drag them over the PhotoSync icon, and they send them to whatever IOS device is running the App. I do believe they have the corresponding application for a PC as well.
  5. jokerz126, Apr 22, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2011

    jokerz126 thread starter macrumors regular


    Oct 26, 2010
    my photo library is big...maybe 50gb's...and i always like to take lots of new photos...then want to store them all on a PC or possibly a NAS or some kind of server and then be able to access them with the ipad..maybe do some editing on the ipad too...Photosync will do the job? it almost seems like Apple forgot about this function or didnt think about it...but it could be coming in iOS 5..I heard something about "photostream"...
    I don't want to fill the ipad with gb's and gb's of photos...only have 32gb to work with :( looks like Photosync is good for syncing and storing photos in multiple place, but how is it for simply viewing? slideshows? snappy? does it get sluggish with the current .jpg image sizes ? (i have a Lumix ZS7 which is like 12 megapixels or something)

  6. BergerFan macrumors 68020


    Mar 6, 2008
    Mos Eisley
    I use [app]ImageBank[/app]. It's basically AirVideo for photos. :cool:
  7. miaojiehong macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2012
  8. gasparinjo macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2012
  9. kevinzheng macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2012
    Is seem AirFoto is the best choice for you situation.


  10. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    This sort of stuff should be handled through iTunes. Share a folder and stream it but if they can't even get iTunes video streaming (PC/Mac to iPad through iTunes) then I don't expect them to get photos done. Even on the Mac side you can't stream your Aperture or iPhoto library which is totally a missing feature.
  11. plixy macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2012
    I hope the software can upload photo like Andoid just copy paste

    I don't like itune handle data/photo transfer (sync mode) it confusing and need time to understand it for new user
  12. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    iTunes video streaming works just fine for me, Mac to iPhone 4. You need to enable home sharing.
  13. DiannaRiley macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2015
    Arrange the photos you want to transfer in a same folder. Open iTunes and connect your iPad to the computer. Choose Photo panel to "sync" the entire folder has created before to transfer photos from PC to iPad.
  14. Eau Rouge macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2013
    Thanks. I've been refreshing this thread for 3 years waiting for an answer.

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