Photo's from mac to iPad/iPhone in original resolution

pulp88

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I was wondering if somebody has figured out a way to transfer photos from the mac (iPhoto) to the native photo's app on the iPad without iTunes compressing or changing them.

I want to go mac free completely but first want my photo collection on my iPad in the original form. Another problem I then find is that iCloud doesn't make a backup of photos on my iPad transferred from iPhoto/mac.
 

Armen

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I was wondering if somebody has figured out a way to transfer photos from the mac (iPhoto) to the native photo's app on the iPad without iTunes compressing or changing them.

I want to go mac free completely but first want my photo collection on my iPad in the original form. Another problem I then find is that iCloud doesn't make a backup of photos on my iPad transferred from iPhoto/mac.
Doesn't iPhoto have a beaming feature in which you can beam pictures to another device?
 

Stuke00

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I was wondering if somebody has figured out a way to transfer photos from the mac (iPhoto) to the native photo's app on the iPad without iTunes compressing or changing them.

I want to go mac free completely but first want my photo collection on my iPad in the original form. Another problem I then find is that iCloud doesn't make a backup of photos on my iPad transferred from iPhoto/mac.
I use Adobe Revel for my photos. I am completely PC/Mac free. It retains all original photos in the cloud. You also get unlimited storage. It is free for 50 uploads a month and 6.99 a month if you do more than that.
 

PNutts

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I was wondering if somebody has figured out a way to transfer photos from the mac (iPhoto) to the native photo's app on the iPad without iTunes compressing or changing them.

I want to go mac free completely but first want my photo collection on my iPad in the original form. Another problem I then find is that iCloud doesn't make a backup of photos on my iPad transferred from iPhoto/mac.
Photostream allows you to upload pictures from your MAC to an iOS device.

But I'm curious... What happens when you lose or erase your iPad? I assume you are going to "put" them somewhere else or do an iTunes backup?
 

djtech42

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Photostream allows you to upload pictures from your MAC to an iOS device.

But I'm curious... What happens when you lose or erase your iPad? I assume you are going to "put" them somewhere else or do an iTunes backup?
I'm not sure if Photostream retains original resolution or not.
 

pulp88

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I use Adobe Revel for my photos. I am completely PC/Mac free. It retains all original photos in the cloud. You also get unlimited storage. It is free for 50 uploads a month and 6.99 a month if you do more than that.
Ok, that's indeed one way of dealing with it. Though I prefer to do it the apple way with only the native apps. And I'm already paying for extra icloud storage.
 

pulp88

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I'm not sure if Photostream retains original resolution or not.
The problem with "my photostream" is that it only shows photos from the past 30 days on your iPad. Also it reduces the resolution optimized for iPad. On the mac its in original resolution and more photos.

In the end I think its just waiting for apple to update icloud so that you can keep all your photo's currently in your mac/iPhone/iPad photo library in the cloud. Just like your iwork files and itunes match. This way it doesnt necessary take any storage on your iPad/and you always have acces to your photo's. The current implementation of photo stream is a bit cumbersome anyway with deleting photos on the iPad while they stay in the iPhone library.
 

djtech42

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The problem with "my photostream" is that it only shows photos from the past 30 days on your iPad. Also it reduces the resolution optimized for iPad. On the mac its in original resolution and more photos.

In the end I think its just waiting for apple to update icloud so that you can keep all your photo's currently in your mac/iPhone/iPad photo library in the cloud. Just like your iwork files and itunes match. This way it doesnt necessary take any storage on your iPad/and you always have acces to your photo's. The current implementation of photo stream is a bit cumbersome anyway with deleting photos on the iPad while they stay in the iPhone library.
Right, we need iPhoto library syncing
 

Stuke00

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Oct 11, 2011
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The problem with "my photostream" is that it only shows photos from the past 30 days on your iPad. Also it reduces the resolution optimized for iPad. On the mac its in original resolution and more photos.

In the end I think its just waiting for apple to update icloud so that you can keep all your photo's currently in your mac/iPhone/iPad photo library in the cloud. Just like your iwork files and itunes match. This way it doesnt necessary take any storage on your iPad/and you always have acces to your photo's. The current implementation of photo stream is a bit cumbersome anyway with deleting photos on the iPad while they stay in the iPhone library.
If you have photostream on your Mac or PC, the original resolution is saved there.
 
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