Camera Connection Kit Does iPad to iPad Photo Transfer Too

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importing photos with iPad Camera Connection Kit

 

OK, so this may be blatantly obvious to all of you – but just in case anyone was wondering whether the iPad Camera Connection Kit can import photos from one iPad to another, the answer is absolutely yes.

I just got a new iPad 3G this week, and I’ve been gradually transferring some stuff from my WiFi model across to it over the last couple days.  Today I started thinking about Camera Roll images and figured I’d see whether it was just as easy as grabbing photos off an iPhone.

It is.  New iPad recognized Old iPad just like an iPhone, fired up the Photos app in Import mode, and got all the images transferred in just a few minutes. It even resumed quite nicely right where it left off when I let it drift into sleep mode and woke it back up.

So there you have it, the answer to a question that likely nobody was asking. Smile


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6 thoughts on “Camera Connection Kit Does iPad to iPad Photo Transfer Too”

  1. Hahah! We all was asking in our mind… You just read our mind as we read your blog!
    Thanks for the info! Now, here is a question for you to answer….

    I need to import images from a camera… I have a Canon Rbel XT DSLR camera. Do you think it will import the images to the iPad? If so, what other options do I have??

    Thanks!

  2. Marvelous – glad to hear you all were asking this too. :) The Kit should work fine for import from cameras as well – either via an SD card if your camera uses one, or via USB.

  3. OK I'll admit it, I'm confused…

    The camera connection kit appears to be gearedup for 1 way traffic, FROM the card/camera TO ipad.

    How did you get your phots OFF 'Old iPad'?

    1. The kit comes with two connectors that go into the iPad's dock / sync port. One takes a standard SD card; the other takes a USB connector. This works for getting photos off of cameras that have a USB cable, iPhones, and other iPads. With an iPhone or iPad, you just use their standard sync cable to connect to the Camera Connection kit.

  4. Hi Patrick,

    Now for the other way around, i want to use the Ipad2 on my holiday, import the pics from digital camera to the Ipad, and then (when i’m back home) export them to my pc.

    I just can’t find a way to export them, as iTunes doesn’t understand this…

    Any idea?

    1. On a Mac this is an easy one. Connect your iPad to the Mac and ignore iTunes. Open the Image Capture app and it will quickly recognize that the iPad is connected and prompt to Import images. You can select all or pick and choose which ones you want imported.

      On Windows the same sort of thing can be done, though I don’t recall the name of the best apps to use off the top of my head.

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