With the optional iPad Camera Connection Kit, you can directly connect your camera to your iPad and transfer files from your camera's card to your iPad's memory. This not only lets you back up your pictures but also lets you view and edit the pictures if you have image-editing software installed on your iPad. This capability has broad appeal and is useful both for consumers who want to see their pictures right after they take them and for business users who need to share images with vendors or clients immediately.
Connect the iPad Camera Connection kit dongle with the USB port to your iPad's dock connector. It will only go in the correct way, so do not force it.
Connect the small connector on your camera's USB sync cable to your camera's USB output. The connector is wider on one end than on the other. Insert it without forcing it.
Turn your camera on by pressing its "Power" button or flipping its power switch to the "On" position.
Connect the USB plug on the other end of your camera's sync cable to the USB port on the iPad Camera Connector.
Tap the "Import All" button on the screen that pops up showing the images on your camera and wait for your iPad to finish importing the images. When it is done, click the "Keep" button to leave a copy of the image on your camera or click the "Delete" button to remove your images from the camera.
- Because the dongle for the Camera Connection Kit is a bit awkward, you will have better results if you use it with the iPad while the iPad is flat on a stable surface. This reduces the risk of the dongle detaching from the iPad in the middle of a file transfer.
- If your camera uses Secure Digital cards, you can also transfer files by putting the camera's SD card into the SD card reader dongle that is included with the iPad Camera Connection Kit.
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