In iTunes, from the Advanced menu, I selected Photos to Share. I then picked a folder and the hard drive cranked at full speed for good 5-10 minutes.
I do not see any of the photos on the iPad. So, who did I actually share the Photos with?
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Mathias is correct about the proper way to sync photos to your iPad. Sharing photos from iTunes approves them for Home Sharing, a system designed to share iTunes Store purchases and media amongst family members.
Apple Knowledgebase: iTunes: Setting up Home Sharing on your computer
Home Sharing can also be used to allow access to photos from an AppleTV.
Apple Knowledgebase: Setting up Home Sharing for Apple TV (2nd generation)
You don't copy Photos to an iPad using the Advanced menu…
Here’s how I do it: go to iTunes → Devices → Your iOS Device → Photos → enable “Sync Photos from…” and choose either iPhoto album(s) or a folder on your hard drive. Then press the Sync button in the bottom right corner.
See Apple Knowledgebase: iOS and iPod: Syncing photos using iTunes for more details.