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I have tons of photos on my mac (Lion) and an external harddrive. They are not organized using iphoto, just sitting in different folders.

I would like to be able to view them on my iPad 2. Ideally I would like to be able to "like" them, currently I'm using color labels in Finder.

If I could also view the videos I would be ecstatic ;-)


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Do you want to transfer the photos to your iPad or just access them remotely? Is there a special reason you don't use iPhoto? – patrix Apr 12 '12 at 16:26
Or a reason you don't use Aperture? – timothymh Apr 12 '12 at 19:43
I don't want to transfer them. I might use iPhoto if there isn't a simple solution available. – MotoTribe Apr 12 '12 at 22:24
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I developed AirPhotoViewer.

It lets you view photos from your PC on an iPad or iPhone over wifi without syncing them on the device.

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Is there also an OS X version of your server available? – patrix Jun 4 '12 at 16:32
pretty cool. I would be nice to have a "like" feature that would add a label to the file on the mac – MotoTribe Jun 4 '12 at 18:36
the os x version server is release now, thanks for your proposal :) – miaojh Jun 19 '12 at 5:42

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