My parents have used computers for thirty years, but they are not exactly power users... They can browse the internet, e-mail, edit documents and skype, and that's about it. I am planning to get them an iPad, loaded with (among other things) scans of their pre-2000 physical photo albums. The scanning is a lot of work, but I am making progress. My parents have a windows computer, and I have a linux computer that sometimes also boots windows. I manage my photo collection (and just about everything else) on linux. Maybe one day, there will be another mac in the family, but not in the near future. That rules out using iPhoto. I understand that I can still sync picture folders using iTunes on Windows. This strikes me as not very elegant: any time I want to add pictures to their iPad, I would need to find a way to transfer the pictures to my parents computer, have them run iTunes, sync etc... It's a hassle, especially since I will not be there to help them out (I live a couple of hours away from them). Would I get a better result if I do not use the iPad's 'native' Photos app, and look for another app, that let's me manage their pictures in the cloud? Any suggestions? Or would that diminish their experience? Their WiFi would not be a bottleneck.