How do I transfer a specific album from my iPad to my PC?
August 31, 2012 8:59 PM Subscribe
Trying to transfer a single photo album from my iPad to my Win7 PC. Why is this so freaking difficult?
posted by Elminster24 to computers & internet (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I was on a trip and transferred a ton of photos from my SD card to my iPad 3 with an awesome $6 multi-card reader that plugs into the device. Thing worked perfectly, photos are on there.
Now I want to grab a specific album that I designated for my wife's photos to copy to my computer (there are a couple hundred photos and a few videos in it). After searching around endlessly, I can't find any solutions. I tried one of those free wifi transfer apps but it just kept crashing on me.
Thinking I might be able to access them directly, I try to go to the iPad as an external drive, but nope--the contents of the DCIM folder isn't organized by album, it is jumbled with lots of random folders like "843PCOLJ" and other assorted randomness. Seriously Apple, why does this have to be so fucking difficult? USB Memory Sticks solved this problem over a decade ago--it's called drag and drop!
So, I beg you hive mind--please give me an easy solution (which must be free) to grab a specific album in its entirety off my iPad onto my PC running Windows 7. I don't want all my other albums on there, and I certainly don't want everything from the other albums all mashed together after I spent all that time sorting them out.