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by Lena on Feb. 01, 2016 | NO COMMENT

How to Copy Photos from iPad to
Windows PC

Have no idea on how to copy photos from iPad to Windows computer? Read this article to get 2 methods in 5 minutes.

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"My PC hard drive is corrupt and not recoverable (I have lost my photos on my drive but have them sitting on my iPad). I want to get them of the iPad and put them on the PC but when I look at the iPad in explorer I cant see them... Does anyone know how to see or transfer photos from iPad to PC?"

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We can always use iTunes to sync photos to iPad, but when it comes to copying photos from iPad to PC, iTunes can do nothing. For Windows users, the most immediate way to copy iPad photos to computer is using Windows Explorer. But it can only import camera roll photos. If you want to transfer the pictures synced from iTunes, you need to try some third-party software like PrimoPhoto. Let's start to check these two methods.

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1. Copy Photos from iPad to PC | Windows Explorer

If you connect your iPad to computer, Windows will treat your iPad as a file system or a digital camera. It can let you view iPad contents and copy pictures to computer.

Step 1. Connect your iPad to computer > Open "My Computer".

Step 2. Find your iPad under Portable Devices section.

Step 3. Open iPad > Select and copy the pictures you need.

2. Copy Photos from iPad to PC | PrimoPhoto

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Steps to Copy Photos from iPad to PC

Step 1. Open PrimoPhoto > Connect your iPad to computer.

Step 2. Click on Export to PC option > Select the pictures you need.

Step 3. Choose a folder as destination > Click on Export button.

Copy Photos from iPad to PC with PrimoPhoto

Copy Photos from iPad to PC with PrimoPhoto

More Suggestions on Copy Photos from iPad to PC

1. If you have enough iCloud storage space and good Wi-Fi connected, you can use iCloud Photo Library to share photos between your iPad and PC.

2. If you just want to copy a few pictures, you can send an email to yourself with a photo attachment.

3. You can use some online Cloud Storage, like Google Drive, SkyLive, Dropbox, etc.


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