iPad Photo Viewing

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by vandrv, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. vandrv macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2008
    I.m not sure if this is the right forum or not but I have a question about using my Ipad as a photo viewer. I recently purchased a Nikon D800 which has both CF and SD card slots. So I purchased the Ipad camera connection kit, thinking I could shoot raw on the CF card and jpegs on the SD. This would allow me to use the Ipad to view the photos in the field, rather than drag along a laptop. My question is, is there a good photo viewing app that will allow to me to view the photos on the card without having to actually transfer them to the Ipad, which I have no real desire to do. Thanks for any advice.
  2. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

    Designer Dale

    Mar 25, 2009
    Folding space
    I don't recall how iPhoto works, but with Aperture when I connect my card the app opens a preview window with the images on my card and checkboxes. I assume I'm looking at the contents of the card before the actual import is performed. if iPhoto for the iPad works the same, you should be able to look at the photos before importing them but I'm not sure you could edit or delete the images on the card.

  3. vandrv thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2008
    Thanks for this. I thought perhaps I photo would do this but wasn't sure. All I really want to do with the Ipad is enlarge them so I can check focus, etc. My old eyes aren't what they used to be.:)
  4. TheReef macrumors 68000


    Sep 30, 2007
    NSW, Australia.
    Unfortunately the only option is to use the default photo viewer shipped with the iPad, which does involve importing them. Apple really needs to fix this, it's currently very limited.
    There are no apps that can read directly from the SD card.
  5. Laird Knox macrumors 68000

    Jun 18, 2010
    This is a bit outside of your original question.

    If you are trying to check focus then the CamRanger will let you look at either full sized JPEGs or live view from the camera on your iPad. So far I have only fiddled with it at home. I will be using it for the first time tomorrow in a studio setting.

    Not as inexpensive as the camera connection kit but it might be a solution for your needs.
  6. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

    Jun 7, 2011
    ... unless you jailbreak and use symlinks to map the contents of the card to any AppStore app. Then, you'll be able to directly(!!!) browse the images - w/o even having to import them first.

    Alternatively, w/o symlinks, you can access the card via iFile. Too bad its pic viewer is of pretty bad quality and is slow.

    See http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1464236 for more info.
  7. dmax35 macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2012
    Nikon D800E + Eye fi 16GB Pro X2 Class 10 + New iPad Retina Display (speed test)

    Watch this youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNAgzdga__0


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