How to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPad

By Emily Watson, Friday, Jan. 08, 2016

Our recent post about how to transfer photos from camera to iPad and iPhone shows people a good way to enjoy photos taken with digital camera on iPad with big screen. However, some users say that they have exported the camera photos to their Mac computer and now they don't know how to transfer photos from Mac to iPad or iPhone. In this post, I will elaborate the process of moving pictures from Mac to iPad. For iPhone users, you can check how to transfer photos from Mac to iPhone.

FonePaw iOS Transfer, an iTunes companion, makes it fast and simple to transfer photos from Mac to iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini and any other iPad models. Better than iTunes, with this program you are not at risk of losing any photos during the photo transfer. Therefore, you can transfer pictures from any Mac computers to your iPad.

Download the program on your Mac and follow the steps below to finish the task.

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The Fastest Way to Transfer Photos from Mac to iPad Pro/Air/mini

1. Connect iPad to Mac

Connect your iPad to Mac via a USB cable when FonePaw iOS Transfer is launched.  The program will detect your iPad and display its info in the primary window.

Connect iPad to Mac

Note: iMac (Aluminum Unibody), iMac (Slim Aluminum Unibody), iMac with Retina 5K Display, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, iPad Pro, iPad mini, iPad Air and other iPad models running from iOS 6 to iOS 9 are all supported.

2. Import photos from Mac to iPad

On the left side panel of the program, click on "Photos" and choose "Photo Library". On the top toolbar, click "Add" button and then browse the photos in your Mac. Choose the photos you need and click the Open button to begin transferring photos from Mac to iPad.

Tips: If necessary, you can create a new photo album with the program and then import the photos to this album.

Add Photos to iPad on Mac

As you can see, it is quite easy and quick to copy pictures from Mac to iPad with the help of FonePaw iOS Transfer. More surprisingly, do you know that you can make use of this program to transfer photos from iPad to Mac and backup your iPad to Mac without iTunes? Download it and tell us what more helpful functions you have found of FonePaw program.

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