Transfer Photos / Videos using PhotoTransfer

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Getting your photos and videos from one device to another is a simple process with this app: Photo Transfer costs $2.99 and is available for both Android and iOS platforms.  Google Play Store link and the App Store link

You need to be on a wireless network to transfer your media and you can always setup an ad hoc wireless network if you're using a MAC.

Video:   Transfer photos and videos wirelessly using PhotoTransfer 

This app has now been updated to include downloads / uploads of photos and videos to the Cloud services: Dropbox, Google Drive and Flickr.  For example, you have a Google Drive account and  a Google Drive app on your iPad to access it. You can take photos / videos on your iPad and upload them to Google Drive as a backup using Photo Transfer. On the other hand, you may have photos in your Google Drive app that you want to send to your iPad. No iTunes sync required!

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Tutorial: Photo Transfer app - iPad to Google Drive

Using Photo Transfer with Google Drive.

Phototransfer - Connect to your wireless Network

Phototransfer - Connect to your wireless Network

You can only use PhotoTransfer if both the source and destination are on the same wireless network. The exceptions are if you have an iPad / smartphone with a 3G/4G connection. So, for example if you want to transfer photos from yopur iPad to a computer (Windows or MAC) without a wireless connection, you'll get an error message.

Upload Photos from the iPad to Google Drive

Upload Photos from the iPad to Google Drive

Select: Send Photos and Videos. Tap Google Drive.
Download the Google Drive app from the Appstore. Download Dropbox if you also want that app. Get a Flickr account.

Download the plugin

Download the plugin

Tap: Get this Plugin. It will cost you .99 cents - from the Appstore. You only need to do this once. You will also need to purchase the plugins for Dropbox and Flickr if you want to use these services for your photos. Tap: Get All Plugins if you want them all.

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Tap: Buy Enter your Apple password (if requested).

Login to your Google Drive account

Login to your Google Drive account

Tap the Login button to login to your Google Drive account. If you don't have one, stop this tutorial and go sign up. http://drive.google.com

Allow access

Allow access

Tap: Accept. If you don't, you won't be able to use the Google Drive to transfer your photos.

Upload photos from your iPad to Google Drive

Upload photos from your iPad to Google Drive

Tap: Select and Upload.

Select the photos you want to upload

Select the photos you want to upload

Select photos / videos from any album or the Camera roll on your iPad. Tap to select photos. Tap Upload

Select the destination in your Google Drive

Select the destination in your Google Drive

1. Before the upload occurs, you can select any existing folders you have in your google Drive. Tap the folder to select it. A long press will open an existing folder. Useful if you have subfolders.
2. If you want to save them in a new folder, tap the + button to create a new Album.
3. Select the resolution.

Tap the Upload button when ready to transfer.

Photos are Uploaded to Google Drive

Photos are Uploaded to Google Drive

Google Drive - Did the process work?

Google Drive - Did the process work?

Open the Google Drive app on your iPad to locate your uploaded photos. You can also see your photos on Google Drive on a computer browser: drive.google.com

Download photos from Google Drive to the iPad

Download photos from Google Drive to the iPad

Select: Receive Photos and Videos. Tap: Google Drive.

Select and download the photos

Select and download the photos

Tap: Select and Download.

Select the Photos

Select the Photos

Tap a folder and then select the photos to download. Tap the Download button when ready to transfer.

Select the destination on your iPad

Select the destination on your iPad

Select where you want the photos to be transferred to on your iPad. Here are the options:

1. An existing Album or the Camera roll where the photos will be saved. You can also select an App that you want to open the photo in. eg open the photo in Adobe Reader and annotate it.
2. Tap the + button to create a new album.
3. Select the quality of the photos to be downloaded: Medium or High.
4. Tap Download when ready to proceed.

Successfully Downloaded

Successfully Downloaded

You can view your photos in the Photos App.

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

Video playback is much more complicated as there are thousands of devices with widely varying capabilities and supported formats.

Once you have some digital movie files, there may be a need to convert them into the correct format for the device. For example, to play a movie file on an Apple device - AppleTV, iPod, iPhone, iPad, the video needs to be in either of the following formats: m4v, .mp4, .mov using the codec .h264.

You can convert videos using Handbrake but here is a tutorial on another program: WinX HD video converter Deluxe

This video software is embedded with 210+ video / audio codecs which makes it possible to convert almost all video formats available. Independently convert between MKV, AVCHD, M2TS, AVI, MPEG, MP4, H.264, MOV, WMV, Google TV, WebM, Vpx8, etc. Convert and transfer various videos to iPhone, iPad, iPod, iTunes, Android, Samsung, HTC, Kindle Fire, Surface, WP8, Nexus, PSP, PS3, Xbox, Mobile phone, etc.

Transfer your photos and videos wirelessly

Syncing your photos and videos using iTunes can be time consuming with too many steps in actually retrieving them. For example, a video taken with the iPad camera or downloaded from Youtube will end up in iPhoto after syncing with iTunes. However, there is a more simple way of moving photos and videos.

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The app is called Photo Transfer, costs $2.99 and is available for both Android and iOS platforms.  Google Play Store link and the App Store link

You need to be on a wireless network to transfer your media and you can always setup an ad hoc wireless network in you're using a MAC.

PhotoTransfer App - iPad to Apple computer

This tutorial demonstrates how to send and receive photos and videos wirelessly using the app: Photo Transfer. For this to work, both the source device (the iPad) and the receiving device (an Apple computer) must be on the same wireless network.

Send or Receive - Options

Send or Receive - Options

You can send and receive photos from the following devices: Windows computer, Apple computer, Another device (a phone, for example), and now it offers Cloud services: Dropbox, Google Drive and Flickr.
1. You will need to know the identity (IP address and port) of the devices you are transferring between. Tap the button. One of the IP addresses is for transferring to a computer, the other gives your iPad's identity. The latter is used when you are transferring photos / videos from a computer to the iPad.

2. Settings.

Send Photos and Videos

Send Photos and Videos

Tap the Send Photos and Videos button.

This tutorial will demonstrate sending photos from an iPad to an Apple computer - but the principles are the same for other devices. So select your device.

Make the connection on the receiving device (computer)

Make the connection on the receiving device (computer)

You can connect to the receiving device in two ways.
1. Download the desktop app - it's free
2. Use your computer's browser. eg Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari

As it's wireless, the computer's browser is the easy choice. Tap Start Here.

Using the computer's browser to send photos wirelessly from the iPad - Connect to the Receiving Device

Using the computer

1. Open the computer's browser and enter the web address provided on the screen.
2. You could also just enter the IP address.

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Entering the IP address into Safari on the MAC

The Desktop app - Options

The Desktop  app - Options

Select your option: either DOWNLOAD from your iPad to your computer or UPLOAD from your computer to the iPad.

Select the the photos to be transferred on the Source Device - the iPad

Select the the photos to be transferred on the Source Device - the iPad

Tap the Select Photos and Videos button. This will open up your Photos app where you can navigate to either an album or use the Camera roll. In this example, the Camera roll has been selected. For video taken on the iPad, it will also be located in the Camera Roll

Select any photos you wish to transfer by tapping on the photo. For all photos, tap the: Select All button. Then tap: Done.

**Each time you make a new transfer, remember to clear the photos previously selected.

The Receiving Device - Apple computer

The Receiving Device - Apple computer

When you select photos on the source device (the iPad), the receiving device (the computer) needs to be refreshed to recognise that there are now photos that need to be transferred. So click Refresh.

Refresh the computer

Refresh the computer

1. After refreshing the computer, it has now detected that there are 4 photos ready to be transferred from the source (iPad) to the destination (computer).

2. If you click on any of the photos, you can see the photo fullscreen.

3. The photos will be downloaded as a zip file. You need to select: Full Resolution or Medium Resolution.To rename the zip file and select where you want the file to be downloaded, right-click on the link. (See next step)

 

Downloading the Transferrred Photos

Downloading the Transferrred Photos

In this example, the photos will be downloaded as a zip file in Full Resolution. Right-click on Full Resolution and select: Download Linked File As.. (This will depend on your computer. It might be: Save Target As...).

Select the location of the Zip file

Select the location of the Zip file

Click Save whn you are ready to download.

The Download message on the iPad

The Download message on the iPad

Locate the zipped file on your computer's hard drive and unzip it.

Unzipping the folder

Unzipping the folder

On a MAC, you double-click the zippted file to unzip it. You'll then need to rename and move the photos depending onyour system.

Upload from the computer to your iPad

Upload from the computer to your iPad

This is the other end of the process. You can copy photos to your iPad from your computer when connected to iTunes and syncing them.
However, you could also directly transfer them using Photo Transfer.

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1. Select where you want to place the photos. The Camera roll is the default location. Clicking that will allow you to select an existing album.

2. to create a new album on your iPad, enter a name for the album and then click 3. Create Album.

4. Select the photos and videos you wish to upload from your computer. Note there are two buttons - one for photos and one for videos.

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Check your iPad to see the photos transferred.