Importing Images to iPad: 3 Ways

Importing Images to iPad: 3 Ways

To cater to the changes in the learning preferences of the millennial employees, organizations are coming up with interesting and effective ways of delivering training such as mLearning. It is amazing to note that devices such as smartphones and iPads have completely changed the way information is conceived.

One of our clients from the health care industry, who felt the need of training their health care professionals on the move through iPads, wanted us to develop eLearning courses that can run on iPads.

As part of the course development, we had to import images to the iPad but were faced with challenges while importing. We then explored some possible options and then could successfully accomplish this task. Here are some ways of how you can import images to your iPad.

  1. iTunes
  2. Saving photos through the Web
  3. Drop box application.

Option 1: iTunes to sync images

Many of us use iTunes to sync music from a computer to an iPad; but did you know that you can sync images as well? It is easy to sync images because they are similar to the music files. You can sync all the images or choose what is required from a specific folder. Listed below are the steps to import the images using iTunes.

You may sync images from your PC by following these steps.

  1. Install the latest version of iTunes in your PC.
  2. In iTunes, select your iPad icon from the list that is displayed on the left.
  3. Click the Photos tab.
  4. Select “Sync Photos from” ( If you are viewing on windows PC, select Photoshop Album or PhotoShop Elements from the pop-up).
  5. If you wish to sync all images, choose the option “All photos, albums, events, and faces”. And if you wish to sync only particular images from albums, enable the option of “Selected albums, events, and faces” and then choose the albums you want to import. You can also simply select a folder that contains images on your computer and sync those images to your iPad.
  6. Click Apply.

iTunes to sync images


Option 2: Saving photos through the Web

As we know there are lots of images on the Web that can be downloaded to the iPad. Here is how it can be done. In the iPad we can save any image that was viewed with the built-in safari browser.

Here are the steps to save images through the Web.

    1. Open the Safari browser and navigate to the Web page from where you wish to download the image.
    2. Press and hold the image.

A dialog popup up appears asking what you want to do.

Saving photos through the Web

  1. Select the Save Image option to save the image.

Option 3: Using the Dropbox App

Dropbox – the cloud-based data storage service gives you an option to access your data or images anywhere through the web. Dropbox enables you place all your images, music and documents in one place that can be accessed by PCs and iPads anytime through the Web. Go to the app store and download Dropbox, app! Once you download the Dropbox app follow these steps:

  1. Login to your Dropbox account with your credentials.
  2. Click on the ‘photos’ folder.
  3. Choose an image you wish to download.
  4. Then select the button in the far right hand corner of your iPad to “save image”.

Hope you found this blog useful. Have you come across any such requirement or used some other way to import images? Do share with us.

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