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How to import RAW image into your iPad?

By Thomas Yuan

As a professional photographer or a digital camera lover, you may sometime or always shot photos in the format of RAW.  The RAW format keeps all details in your photos while the jpeg format is loss compressed image.

When you import all your RAW images to your iPad with iTunes, iTunes will help you convert the RAW format to jpeg files. so you could not view your original RAW images on your iPad.

iPad Camera connector

Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit

To view your RAW images on iPad, you need an Accessory called “Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit”, which is available on Apple online store  at here for $29.00

The benefits of iPad Camera Connection Kit:

1. You can import images from your SD card to iPAD directly, no PC and iTunes required.  If you shot lots of photos, this is super easy for you to view images on iPad.

2. You can import RAW image to iPad and iPad will show your orignial RAW images instead of  compressed JPEG.

the bad thing is: you need to prepare a huge space for RAW images.

You may also interest in:

1> fantastic photo slideshow on iPad2

If you have lots of photos on your iPad, you may want to share with your family on HDTV or share with friends on Facebook, YouTube etc. please check out the greatest iPad slideshow app by clicking here.

Photo Gallery on iPad

Photo Gallery on iPad

iPad Photo Gallery Viewer App

iPad Photo Gallery Viewer App

2> watching DVD on iPad2

Clone2go DVD ripper - convert DVD to iPad

Clone2go DVD ripper – convert DVD to iPad

To watch DVD movie on iPad, you need first to rip DVD to iPad video files. For Windows, you can click here to download DVD to iPad Converter.

 

The information from Apple:

Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit

Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit

The iPad Camera Connection Kit gives you two ways to import photos and videos from a digital camera: using your camera’s USB cable or directly from an SD card. iPad and the Camera Connection Kit support standard photo formats, including JPEG and RAW, along with SD and HD video formats, including H.264 and MPEG-4.

With the iPad Camera Connection Kit, it’s incredibly easy to download photos and videos from your digital camera to your iPad so you can view them on the gorgeous iPad display and share them with family and friends.

The kit includes two connectors, each with a different interface:

  • The Camera Connector features a USB interface. Just plug it into the dock connector port on your iPad, then attach your digital camera or iPhone using a USB cable (not included). iPhone 3G is not supported.
  • Use the SD Card Reader to import photos and videos directly from your camera’s SD card. Connect it to your iPad, then insert your digital camera’s SD card into the slot.

After you make the connection, your iPad automatically opens the Photos app, which lets you choose which photos and videos to import, then organizes them into albums. When you sync iPad to your PC or Mac, the photos and videos on your iPad are added to your computer’s photo library.

iPad and the Camera Connection Kit support standard photo formats, including JPEG and RAW, along with SD and HD video formats, including H.264 and MPEG-4.

Playing iPad Photo Slideshow on HDTV with AirPlay

By Thomas Yuan

If you have both iPad2 and Apple TV (2nd generation), you can use the AirPlay to wirelessly stream the a photo slideshow to your HDTV and speakers via AppleTV. This great feature will amazing your audience.

Requirements:

1. To use this feature, you need iPad 2 and Apple TV (2nd generation), iPad1 and AppleTV1 does not work.

2. iOS5  is installed on both devices.

3. Photo Slideshow Director HD ( Available on AppStore for $1.99 )

 

Guide:

Here is the guide to mirror your photo slideshow to HDTV:

Step 1:   Make sure both of your devices ( iPad 2 and Apple TV ) have at least iOS 5.  You can check for updates on the Apple TV by going to Settings > General > Update Software.

Step 2:  Make sure your iPad 2 and Apple TV are in the same WIFI network.

Step 3:  Double-tap the home button on the iPad to bring up the Multitasking Bar. Swipe to move to the left of the Multitasking Bar, so you can see the set of controls just to the left of the volume adjustment slider. The button just to the right of the Fast Forward button – the one that has a rectangle with a solid, upward-facing arrow in it – is the AirPlay button. Tap to switch from iPad to Apple TV.

Airplay iPad Photo Slideshow on HDTV

Airplay iPad Photo Slideshow on HDTV

Step 4:  Go back to Photo Slideshow Director HD, tap the “Export” icon and you will see a “HDTV” item, tap it and then play your slideshow, the slideshow will be mirrored to HDTV.

iPad Slideshow App that support AirPlay

iPad Slideshow App that support AirPlay

 

Now your slideshow will play on HDTV:

Playing photo Slideshow on iPad2 with Airplay

Playing photo Slideshow on iPad2 with Airplay

Enjoy!