My family received an iPad 3 for Christmas and I'd like to use it along with the D300s to transfer photos for everyone to view. Does anyone use this setup? If so, how well does it work and how easy is it to set up?
I am a PC user and bought an I Pad 2 last year just to show my photos. I have never been so frustrated with anything before, it is crazy hard to even easily put photos on the stupid thing. I bought the camera attachment so you can supposedly transfer photos but it doesn't work either. Even the Apple store couldn't make it work. I finally found an app that makes it a little easier.
So, in answer to you question I am not sure you can transfer by wi-fi on the D300s to anything. I have a D300 and don't know of any way. I hope someone on the forum does.
John T, thanks for your response. I may look into getting some sort of adapter to plug into the iPad and copy images from the SD to iPad. Is this possible? Wi-fi would be nice but if it's a hassle then it's not worth it.
Yes there is a device that you can connect your sd card to the iPad. I bought a third party adaptor on Amazon which stops working with the new Os system. Make sure you buy genuine Apple adaptor which costs about $50. For transfer file I have been using an app called "transfer" to upload and download pictures wirelessly. It works flawlessly. I am looking into onone software which has an app for displaying and controlling camera from iPhone/iPad. It cost about $30 which is minimal compared to other devices or software.
If you download the files to your computer and want to transfer them to the iPad, I highly recommend the "Photo Transfer" app from the app store. It's very intuitive and about as easy a way as I've been able to find to transfer photos. You download the app to your iPad, download the corresponding application to your computer and it works like a champ.
"Nothing can be recognized without light and shade. It is only through the eye, the window of the soul, that we can truly understand the complex workings of nature." - Leonardo da Vinci
>If you download the files to your computer and want to >transfer them to the iPad, I highly recommend the "Photo >Transfer" app from the app store. It's very intuitive >and about as easy a way as I've been able to find to transfer >photos. You download the app to your iPad, download the >corresponding application to your computer and it works like a >champ. Thank you very much, I will try it.
There is another easy way using iTunes. Put the images in a particular folder on your computer and then tell iTunes to only sync the photos in that folder (click on the iPad device in iTunes, click on the Photos tab and then specify the folder). Every time you sync your iPad with iTunes any new photos will be added to the iPad. You can also create folders within your specified folder to organise the photos on the iPad.
This is the approach that I use as well. I have a folder specifically for my iPad. I resize the photos for the web - a small JPEG of roughly 1000 pixels on the long side and a medium to lower quality setting. The files are around 100-200kb.
A different approach is to use an Eye-Fi card in your second card slot. Write small basic JPEGs to that card. Using the Eye-Fi card you can connect to your iPad via the wifi connection and immediately see images on your iPad while you are shooting.
I do what Steve mentioned, so I can lay out my virtual portfolio in an organized manner.
Have you not tried the Apple camera connection kit? Comes with an SD card reader - just pop the memory card in it and open the Photos app, you can import them from there. I've done this with the D300s and D7000. It's (reasonably) quick.