Photos from Sid to iPhone ot

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  1. Davidharry, May 19, 2018
    Last edited: May 19, 2018

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    Davidharry

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    good day to all.
    I purchased a lighting Sd card camera reader to transfer photos taken on my nicon camera,works fine with transferring photos from Sd taken with camera.
    But when I transfer some photos from my MacBook to the Sd card then go to use the lightning reader to my phone or the iPad it don’t work.
    Why has any one come accross this before.
    The .lightning card reader is a genuine Apple product.
    Help please.
     
  2. Davidharry thread starter macrumors regular

    Davidharry

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    Many thanks to those who did read my posting.
    David. ps sorry about the spelling SD Not Sid .
     
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    I read your post but didn't quite understand what you were talking about. I assume this is it? https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MJYT2AM/A/lightning-to-sd-card-camera-reader

    Sorry, have never used one of these. But just doing a quick search, it appears that it's intended to work with a memory card directly from a camera, as opposed to just copying images to the card from your Mac. If you click on the ratings and reviews section at the link above, this comes up:

    • Here's how to get your non-Camera image/video files to import properly
      The product description warns that this device may only work for images and videos generated by a digital camera. It goes on to say that any random image/video you have on your computer may not import. That's true, but there's a way to fix it. Here's how: 1. Update iOS device to iOS9.2 or later. 2. Using your computer, create a folder called "DCIM" to the root of your SD card (or microSD). 3. Copy the images/videos into the DCIM folder. 4. Rename each image/video file like this "GOPRXXXX", where XXXX is a unique and incrementing number. For example, if you had one JPG file and one .MOV file, name them GOPR0001.JPG and GOPR0002.MOV. Incrementing numbers may not be required, but "GOPR" + 4 numeric characters are. 5. Safely eject SD card from computer, plug Reader into the iOS device, place SD card into the Reader, and Photos app should open. If you're file naming is acceptable, Import will remain open and allow you to view/import the files. Import and you're done! Note #1: Other common digital-camera file naming conventions will most likely work. Note #2: I've successfully imported several image filetypes: .jpg, .png, .raw. And these video types: .mov, .m4v, .MP4. I am sure many more will work. Also, you can have a mix of filetypes on the SD card simultaneously, and the import will work. For example, import will work with .jpg and .png and .m4v files on the card at the same time. This reader itself deserves 4 or 5 stars. It worked for me with several microSDHC cards of various levels of quality, each using a different SD adapter. However, it's the Photos app I find problematic. The Photos->Import feature requires a strict file structure like the one given above. A file named wookie_wants_cookie.jpg won't import. Why can't it be intelligent enough to accept any filename?
      • Written by George H from Orlando
      • Jan 6, 2016
     
  4. Davidharry thread starter macrumors regular

    Davidharry

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    Many thanks will look at it later on this morning
    Once again Very Much.
    David.
     

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