Screen Sharing Viewer - Not remote Control

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by jbsmithmac, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. jbsmithmac macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2011
    I have a need to see my MBP's screen on my iPad - for a business...however I don't need or want the ability to control the MBP from the iPad.

    I was thinking of simply using the Screen Sharing that is buit into Lion with a VNC viewer app on the iPad, but to my knowledge this is still remote control?

    Anyone have any thoughts on how best to do would only be through an internal network (or maybe an adhoc network between the MBP and the iPad itself).
  2. sim667 macrumors 65816

    Dec 7, 2010
    Yeah there are 2 protocols built into osx you can use to remotely view a screen (i think there might be a third, but dont quote me). There's one called rdp - the clients for this tend to be more complicated. There's also VNC, i use this to work on my mac from my ipad or iphone when im out and about, i.e. If i want to download something, ill set it running whilst im at work so its ready to go when i get home etc.

    You can control over vnc. I dont really understand what you want to solely view the screen for without having any control whatsoever?
  3. jbsmithmac thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2011
    Thanks...the reason I only want to view and no control is because it will be in a business setting. Specifically a photography studio. What I am going to do is shoot the image tethered to the MBP, by doing that the image will be displayed on screen in preview mode. My intent here is that the client can view the images on the iPad but I didn't want them to accidentally touch the screen and cause an issue my changing something on the MBP because it was a remote control action.

    Does that make I just need something to show my MBP screen on the iPad but not control. I am thinking of air display.
  4. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816


    Feb 5, 2010
    Canadian Eh!
    Why not just put the images in your photo stream and share them via the iPad instead of all that work to simply display a photo..
  5. jbsmithmac thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2011
    To slow and to many copies of the file. Not sure how many photo stream holds either but I think I could fill it up (and in turn it starts deleting) rather quickly...some shoots are easily a couple hundred images.

    This is a pro photographer that shoots in raw format so the files are easily 20mb +. Not sure if photo stream handles raw...but I know it would definitely be to slow...I need a near instant refresh rate which is why I am planning on doing this on a dedicated 802.11n network.
  6. dbarron macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2010
    Try posting in the Mac forum on You're more likely to find what other photographers are doing along these lines.

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