iPad 3 SD Card Reader

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by TrentS, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. TrentS macrumors 6502

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    I am curious to find out if I bought an SD Card Reader for my iPad3, would I be able to move photos and videos off of my iPad 3. I know you can upload them from the SD card and onto the iPad 3, just not sure if it works both ways or not. If I am able to move photos and videos both ways with a reader, I would definitely get one!

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  2. TrentS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Bummage....

    Absolutely not, huh? Is there by any chance an app out there that would help in doing this?

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  4. dell who? macrumors member

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    I think you might have missed the point of the question...

    OP, I have not seen or heard anything over the couple years that the iPad has been on the market that would suggest this is possible. I don't know if this would defeat the overall purpose of what you're trying to accomplish, but you may want to check out Seagate's GoFlex Satellite. It's an external HD that talks to the iPad wirelessly, and it comes with its own app to manage content, so it may be possible to push things from the iPad onto the drive. The SD card idea would probably require a jailbreak of the OS, and even then I haven't had anyone show me that they can transfer files onto it.
     
  5. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    The iPad was established as a viewer not creator, so there's no direct solution. Dropbox will do it, as will iCloud.
     
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  7. b.c. macrumors 6502

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    @TrentS:
    someone in this thread mentioned the Camera Connection Kit, but note that the SD card adapter in the kit will only let you move photos and video ON TO the iPad. you can't go the other way with the CCK.

    however, if you have a Mac, there's software that comes with OS X that lets you easily get photos and video OFF the iPad to your Mac, called "Image Capture". it's in your Mac's Applications folder.

    Connect the iPad to your Mac using the regular USB to dock connector sync cable, then fire up Image Capture and you can select and download any/all photos or videos that are in your iPad's "Photos" app to your Mac. this works with photos or videos taken directly by the iPad, or loaded onto the iPad using the Camera Connection Kit.

    btw, I have the original iPad and new iPad and the Camera Connection Kit. so I know first hand the above definitely works. If you're using a PC, sorry I can't say for sure but I'm guessing there may be similar software available.
     
  8. OlgaJ macrumors 6502

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    You can use the camera connection kit to get images from SD card to iPad. You cannot transfer images from the iPad back onto the SD card with the CCK. You can transfer pics and videos from iPad to a Windows computer by using the iPad's USB cable.
     
  9. TrentS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    SD Card or a DVD Disc.....

    I just thought it would be easiest to go from my SD Card ( reader ) to the iPad 3, and vice versa, without involving hooking up my MacBook Pro, or an external hard drive, or using an app to do so. I guess I could e-mail each photo or video to myself from the iPad 3, then get e-mails on my MackBook Pro, then save the files to an SD card from there.

    It just seems logical now a days to save my valued photos and videos onto an SD card, than to painstakingly burn them onto a DVD. A double layer DVD is only going to hold 9 gigs of files on it, while one small SD card can hold up to 64 gigs of files. I can buy SD cards for $35 for a 32 gig, or $60 for a 64 gig now a days.

    ;););)
     
  10. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    DropBox!!
     
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    Emailing pictures and videos is not going to be a viable solution. Most video is going to be far too big to email unless it's quite short. And more than a couple of high res pictures and you're again up against email attachment size limits.

    Additionally, are you really archiving your pictures and video on to multiple SD cards? Personally I'm not sure that's a very good idea. Makes backing up very difficult (you'll be swapping SD cards constantly to back them all up).

    For photos, I think Dropbox, iCloud Photo Stream or other online "cloud" services are best. Your home computer can then sync to the service, download your pictures and make backups appropriately (e.g., Time Machine).

    For video, depending on the length, these will be much more troublesome for cloud services as it quite easy to reach hundreds of megabytes (or more) with HD video. For that, it's still going to be easiest to plug your iPad in to your desktop/laptop and copy them via USB. Yes, even in 2012. You could upload to YouTube or such, but for long HD video it will take longer to upload than simply plugging in and copying it via USB.

    I know what you want, but in reality we're not quite there. Almost. But not quite.
     
  12. LittleStarGirl macrumors newbie

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    I am looking for the same solution of putting images onto an SD card from the iPad. Not to Dropbox. Not to email. Not to my Mac. I'm a photographer working on location and will do quick proof edits and my clients would like the option to walk away with a printed proof of an image. I have a small portable printer that will print from an SD card and need the ability to put the photo onto the SD card and print form it.

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  13. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    You're a photographer using the iPad as your primary camera? I'm not following this. If you're using a camera to get the pictures on a SD card in the first place why not use those images?
     
  14. b.c. macrumors 6502

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    you definitely don't want to be emailing photos or videos to yourself. too cumbersome with many large files.

    several people have already suggested Dropbox - I agree, and I'll add another suggestion on top of that.

    if you have a Mac, you could set up an Automator Folder Action to watch a subfolder in your Dropbox, and have the Folder Action do something with any photos you put there from your iPad. e.g. move them to another folder or disk image on your Mac, for later archiving, backup to an ext HD, etc.

    you could even set up a Folder Action to automatically print any photos you load from your iPad to Dropbox. Dropbox is very useful, don't count it out
     
  15. TrentS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Bummage Big Time!

    Yes, I started Dropbox. But the first image I transfered over from my MacBook Pro to Dropbox, I viewed the image on my iPad 3, and it looked like it was compressed/jpeged.... What's up with that crap!!?

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    Perhaps she is using the iPad 3 to make quick proofs, in which she can shoot, print and give to the client in a matter of minutes. I don't see why the iPad 3 couldn't render a photographer shots on the side, secondary to their professional camera set-up. Just as long as the shots are well lit, or outdoor day shots. The quality is very impressive for just 5 MP! It's just a little awkward holding the iPad up to take shots.

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  16. b.c. macrumors 6502

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    in the Dropbox app on the iPad, be sure to check the settings. there's an Upload Quality setting, I think by default it is set to Medium, which means images uploaded from Dropbox and saved to your Camera Roll will be reduced resolution compared to original. Purpose is to limit upload bandwidth. But there is setting to upload images from Dropbox to iPad in original resolution.

    going the other way, iPad to Mac via Dropbox should not be a problem, original resolution is retained regardless.
     

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