March 19th, 2017
I’d like to find a quick easy solution to uploading photos and video to the cloud (use Dropbox now) while in my car driving from job to job. So when I get in front of my computer, the files are already uploaded. The car has unlimited 3G data that I can use. I don’t carry a laptop so I want to do it with my iPad. Also, I don’t have much RAM on my iPad so I need to be able to import straight to the cloud.
John and I did some research and it turns out according to DropBox support, the DropBox App won’t do it. I tried it with the Photos App on my iPad Pro and that works nicely. Here’s how it works:
- You need an SD to lightning dongle or equivalent if your iPad is older.
- Then just bring up the Photos App and stick the SD card into the dongle.
- A Photos App dialog box comes up that allows you to select which files to import or just import all.
- The Photos App immediately uploads all the images from the SD card to iCloud and they immediately become accessible from other Apple devices logged on to the same AppleID as the iPad.
- On a MacOS device, the imported files can easily be moved to a folder.
You’ll need to make sure you have enough iCloud storage to upload the volume of files you need. I tested this importing JPG files and RAW files from both a Lumix and 5DMkIV and they all work fine.