iPad – Showing Scanned Photos
My memory suddenly failed me. OK, I instantly knew how to get your photos from a Mac to an iPad, I do it here all the time, but when the question asked about the PC environment my brains turned to mush (scanned photos too long today). I have now recovered and the options are pretty much as they are for Mac users, which means in broad terms you have three options.
First, using the USB to iPad cable you simply plug your iPad into your computer and open up iTunes. Within iTunes you can use the iPad preferences panel to point to your photo library. You have some selective control over which parts of your library goes across but once that’s done the sync update will send photos (with or without music) across to your iPad. Standard software, no cost, uses a cable.
Second, you can take the wireless option and take the iCloud route. This involves creating your own Apple ID (free, but another password to remember) and setting up the cloud sync service on your Windows device and your iPad. Once done your images will come across as if by magic. And you can also sync using your iPhone.
Third, a variation on the iCloud route. That is to download some iPad software which will facilitate the sync process. Looking in the Apple Store there are several programs available to do this, some free some at a small cost. As with any app it pays to read the reviews first and I must say I read one or two that were less than flattering but those options are there.
If you take the wireless route check the details of how the sync happens. If you have a mobile data contract for your iPad you might want to find a way that makes the sync happen only when you’re on your home wifi system.