Getting Photos Into Photos, Not
September 16, 2010 1:14 PM   Subscribe

Help me get my pictures off my computer and onto my iPad permanently.

iPad photos is one of the worst apps I have run into. I have been trying to export my pictures onto my iPad from Lightroom on my Mac with very little success. Somehow I have to get it to recognize the albums on my computer which it doesn't want to do. I've tried following the suggestions on the Lightroom blogs without any success. If I just try to download them without an album all my pictures get deleted the next time I try to sync the iPad. It shouldn't be this hard, what am I doing wrong?
posted by Xurando to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
You need to either export your photos into iphoto, or into a folder. From there you can use itunes to set your ipad options to synch to that specific folder (or iphoto album)

see here
posted by travis08 at 2:13 PM on September 16, 2010 [1 favorite]

Are you using Lightroom 3? If you are, the new publish feature should do the trick for you. I know you said you checked the blogs, but here is a pretty thorough tutorial about how to set it up. The guide is for Lightroom on Windows, but I do the same thing on my Mac and it works perfectly.

The nice thing about publish vs. a regular export is that any changes you make to the published photos in Lightroom will be automatically synced with your iPad when you plug it in.

If you're using Lightroom 1 or 2, then your best option is using export as travis08 suggested above.
posted by crosbyh at 3:41 PM on September 16, 2010 [1 favorite]

Two comments. I use Lightroom because i dislike iPhoto intensely. I tried the publish service but it hasn't worked. The automatic sync can't find the albums. I don't know how to fix it.
posted by Xurando at 6:22 PM on September 16, 2010 [1 favorite]

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