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?
    – nohillside
    Apr 12, 2012 at 16:26
  • Or a reason you don't use Aperture?
    – Tuesday
    Apr 12, 2012 at 19:43
  • I don't want to transfer them. I might use iPhoto if there isn't a simple solution available.
    – uwe
    Apr 12, 2012 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.

  • Is there also an OS X version of your server available?
    – nohillside
    Jun 4, 2012 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
    – uwe
    Jun 4, 2012 at 18:36
  • the os x version server is release now, thanks for your proposal :)
    – miaojh
    Jun 19, 2012 at 5:42

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