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iPad. How much photo storage are you using?

 
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Apr 17, 2011 10:43 |  #1

I am looking at getting an ipad 2, but do you need 16,32, or 64 of storage?

I am thinking 32 or 64. I know that photos will be all converted to jpeg to sync,
but how much room is everyone using for this?
I'm not planning on using it for any tv shows or movies at all.

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Apr 17, 2011 11:07 |  #2

Ive got the 32gb Ipad 1. I have about 3 gb worth of photos on it. Only when i download direct from the camera into the i-pad i fill it up some more. Never had more then 10gb on it.


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Apr 17, 2011 12:26 |  #3

I have 32gb and about 3 gb worth of photos, also. I don't do any direct download from the camera. Only the selective and resized jpeg images (about 2,500) for "gallery" purposes. If you're planning on using the iPad for photo storage purposes, you'd do better with alternative solutions. For the purposes for which I made the purchase decision on the 32, I'm very happy with it.



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Apr 17, 2011 16:30 |  #4

I'm totally new to photography (just bought my first dslr, a t2i, 2 days ago) but just for general iPad use, my 16g iPad 2 is over half full without any pictures on it at all. If I could do it again, I'd buy the 32g minimum.




  
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Apr 17, 2011 16:35 as a reply to  @ SYS's post |  #5

I think the iPad is a great storage device for photos IF you are shooting JPGs and IF your camera takes an SD card. The iPad will provide sufficient power to the SD card so that the photos can be downloaded to the iPad memory (using the Camera Connection kit). As JPGs, they don't take up a ton of storage space either.

However, if you shoot RAW and/or have a camera that takes CF cards, using the iPad is a lot more difficult if not impossible. While the iPad will display RAW images, the memory is too small for many of the high MB camera RAW files. Aside from the HyperDrive iPad Hard Drive (http://www.hypershop.c​om …asing-Only-p/iphd-000.htm (external link) ) there are no mass storage solutions for the iPad, and that causes a serious limitation for its use as a storage device for travel, etc. if you shoot RAW. CF card support ( http://store.micgadget​.com …amera-connection-kit.html (external link) ) is iffy at best, and not officially supported by Apple.

I'd love to use an iPad as a storage device, but in it's current form and without mass storage capability, it's really not the ideal solution. You should either go with a netbook computer (e.g., a MacBook Air) with a USB powered hard drive like the G-Tech G-Drive Slim ( http://www.g-technology.com/product​s/g-drive-slim.cfm (external link) ) or with a photoviewer like the Epson P-7000. Cloud storage may also be an alterative, but I've not looked into it in detail yet. I better get cracking, because I'm leaving for Arches NP, the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and Phoenix in a month! :-o


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Apr 20, 2011 23:25 |  #6

SYS wrote in post #12239576 (external link)
I have 32gb and about 3 gb worth of photos, also. I don't do any direct download from the camera. Only the selective and resized jpeg images (about 2,500) for "gallery" purposes. If you're planning on using the iPad for photo storage purposes, you'd do better with alternative solutions. For the purposes for which I made the purchase decision on the 32, I'm very happy with it.

I do the same. I have about ten times more music on my iPad than photos.

Also agree that there are much better options than an iPad for image storage. I'd rather buy more CF cards than waste time dumping Raw files to an iPad then retrieving them back to my PC.


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Apr 20, 2011 23:35 |  #7

When buying a device you can't easily add memory too, buy it with the max. In the case of the IPad, doubling the amount of space on the thing doesn't increase the price significantly. Mine has 64gb, if they offered it with 128 I'd have gotten it.




  
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Apr 21, 2011 00:29 |  #8

:( Sadly, none.... Because I dont have an iPad yet.


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Apr 21, 2011 02:36 |  #9

ben_r_ wrote in post #12264179 (external link)
:( Sadly, none.... Because I dont have an iPad yet.

+1, still on the waiting list as its sold out everywhere :s (waiting for the 32gb one)


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Apr 21, 2011 05:06 |  #10

I have the 64 GB and I have tons of movies, photos, and music on it and I dont even think I have used over 40 gigs yet.

I say get the 64 if you are able...

BTW, I bought the first gen for my wife as I never thought I would really like one....Wrong!! I love the little thing!!


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Apr 21, 2011 08:28 |  #11

i only have ONE photo in my ipad 64GB - a pic of my son. ipad is mostly use for catching up w/ my TV series that I dont have time to watch at nite... and for reading (ibook & RSS Feed)...


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May 26, 2011 08:57 |  #12

32 gig is fine for me. I have lots of photos, some movies and a ton of books.


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May 26, 2011 09:08 |  #13

I got my 32GB iPad2 few days ago. Actual available storage page is 29GB, but it is still plenty. :) Don't think I will really fill it all up. :)


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May 26, 2011 18:08 |  #14

Just use the flickr or smugmug apps. Seriously. Don't worry about ever syncing photos again using iTunes.


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May 27, 2011 04:43 |  #15

Dj R wrote in post #12485173 (external link)
Just use the flickr or smugmug apps. Seriously. Don't worry about ever syncing photos again using iTunes.

And what about when you are not near wifi? (assuming that its not a 3G model iPad).


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