iPad is an ideal device to view photos. Its touch-screen enables you to zoom pictures, flip them and move from one photo to another simply with a finger touch. iPad can collect and store your photos. All you need is to import ready pics from your computer. If you want to transfer photos from PC to iPad, you can use iTunes. However, its complicated file transfer method is a serious obstacle for many people. Fortunately, there is a much easier way to copy pictures from computer to iPad with the help of Dropbox and here's our step by step guide about it.
How to Transfer Images to iPad with iTunes
iTunes is a free program developed by Apple for Windows and Mac computers that also transfers images to iPad. You need to:
- download iTunes software from the Apple website;
- plug a cable into the computer and your device;
- sync them both.
Aren't there too many steps to go for copying several family photos?
Lots of people thinks so and search for a simpler and more elegant way to copy images from a computer to iPad without bulky iTunes. The best tool I can recommend for transferring photos from PC to iPad is Dropbox.
How to Transfer Images to iPad with no iTunes? Easily - Use Dropbox
Dropbox is a free app for Mac, Linux, and Windows computers (as well as netbooks). It stores a copy of your photographs in a cloud server and delivers your files to all devices including iPad, iPhone, Android etc. Dropbox is incredibly simply to use and doesn't require any advanced configuration or tech skills from your side.
All you should have is an Internet access via Wi-fi or 3G. Dropbox will grant you 2 GB free space to copy your images such as JPEG, PNG, GIF, RAW, BMP and others. Here’s a guide how to transfer photos to iPad with Dropbox:
- Create a Dropbox account and install Dropbox app on your computer. If you already have Dropbox, just proceed to step #2;
- Drag and drop your photos to Dropbox folder on your PC;
- Download and launch Dropbox app on your iPad. Wait till it syncs new photos from your computer;
- Open a photo, click the arrow sign in the upper right corner and save the photo to your library.
You are done. Now all your images from computer are stored on your iPad. No need to deal with iTunes, learn how it works (watch these Apple video guides) and read Mac forums. Just get Dropbox and enjoy your pictures on any device. As you see, photos are transferred to iPad easily and in a hassle-free manner.