Today I am going to talk about how to get photos onto your iPad and how to view and mange those photos once they get there. Getting photos onto your iPad is easy enough, but by default when you synchronize the iPad in iTunes no photos will be added.
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To start with, you have to plug your iPad into your computer via the charge and sync cable. Once connected iTunes will recognize the iPad and then you can click on the iPad on the left hand pane of iTunes and access the sync features. You have to go to the photos area and select what folders or images you want sync to copy to your iPad. If you have lots and lots of photos in a folder and you don’t want them all on the iPad, the easiest way is to make a folder specifically for your iPad and copy the images you want on the iPad into the folder.
If you simply choose to synchronize all photos or synchronize the photos folder, anything you have stored in the folders will be moved to the iPad. Once you select the folder you want synchronized to the iPad, you hit apply in the lower right corner of the screen and then you can press the sync button. The length of time it takes to sync the iPad will depend on how many photos are in the folder you are synchronizing. Once that is done, you will be able to view the photos on the device.
You might have noticed when you push the round button to wake the iPad up that next to the slider is a little box with what looks like a flower in it. That is the button to put the iPad into photo frame mode. This will immediately start showing the photos that you have on the device in a slide show style. You can also go into the iPad and click the photo button. Once you are in the photo area you can choose individual photos by touching them or by choosing the slide show.
If you decide to delete one of the photos from the iPad, you can do so from within the photos section of the device. You click the arrow at the top to the right of the slideshow button, then touch any photos you want to delete, and then hit the red delete button. You can also use this same method to copy or email one or more photos as well. Other than deleting directly from the iPad, you can also go into iTunes and delete or deselect the photos you don’t want on the iPad and then sync the device again.
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You can zoom in or out on images when in slide show using the pinch and expand gesture just as you would when zooming in or out on a web page. To change the orientation of the image from portrait to landscape just hold the iPad in the orientation that you want.