Camera import and photo app question

Discussion in 'iPad' started by whaleboy, May 3, 2011.

  1. whaleboy macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2007
    I imported the pics from a family day trip into the iPad from an SD card via the cam connection kit. It looks like I can only see a lower res image in the photo app... Looks to be around 2k wide. If I email a pic to myself, I get the full res image (they are 18mp), so why can't I view the full res image in the photo lib?

    I assume I'm looking at low res copy, and if that is the only thing I can view on the iPad, how do I delete the full res images? They are taking up half the capacity of my 32gb, and if I can't view them, I don't need them on this device.

    Also, how do I see the original image name? They were renumbered on import. I'd like a common reference between the pics on the iPad and the full res images I've put on another computer, but it seems I need to match them by eye. Seems silly to me.

    I hope I'm missing something here, but so far the iPad seems to be severely lacking in it's photo viewing and organizational ability (I can't new collections or move photos into a different collection? Seriously?) suddenly the cam connection kit seems like a waste of money if I need to go through a computer first to organize and resize the images to make them easier to view and not waste space...


  2. blackNBUK macrumors 6502a

    Feb 19, 2010
    It's probably better to think of the Camera Roll as a temporary space for your photos. I normally use the CCK to have a look at the photos I've just taken while I'm away from my computer. When I get back home I sync my iPad and move my photos from the Camera Roll into iPhoto. This removes the full-res versions from the iPad and allows me to organise my photos as I wish. A full version of iPhoto on the iPad would definitely be an improvement but I find the CCK useful already.

    I can't remember whether I had any trouble with photos being renamed.

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