My father wants to sync a bunch of photos from his Windows PC to his iPad for a presentation. But he's never synced photos before. And he's downloaded a number of photos from his camera directly to his iPad. I fear his iPad contains the only copy of some of his photos, and he doesn't want to loose them. When my father turns on photo syncing in iTunes, he gets a warning that photos on the iPad not previously synced will be lost.

If my father was using a Mac, I would tell him to open iPhoto and download the photos from the iPad before syncing. How can he do the equivalent with Windows (or perhaps with an app)?

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A PC, like a Mac, will see the iPad as a camera. Instead of using an application to load the photos, you can just browse to them in Windows Explorer and copy them to a local folder.

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    Alternatively, you can run the Windows Camera Wizard with the iPad attached and it should recognize it as a camera and ask if you want to import all the pictures off it. On XP it was found under All Programs -> Accessories -- not sure where it'd be on a newer Windows OS.
    – Ian C.
    Commented Feb 28, 2011 at 14:17
  • I don't see it on my Windows 7 Enterprise install.
    – Ben Wyatt
    Commented Feb 28, 2011 at 16:00

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