How do you get SLR photos onto an Iphone.

Submitted: Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 08:52
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My friend has an Iphone 4s and asked me to help them to get photos from their SLR camera via the SD card so they can facebook etc.

I purchased an Iphone to SD card adapter on ebay and it worked great till the person upgraded to the latest version of IOS. Now the phone says device not recognised (!!!) Good on you Apple. Apparently apple stopped it working on Iphones, but it still works on Ipads for whatever reason.

I have searched everywhere on the internet, and there doesn't even seem to be a genuine adapter.

So, if the person doesn't have a PC, how do they get photos from a camera's SD card to the Iphone? There must be a simple way that I'm missing.






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Reply By: Stevesub1 - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 09:22

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 09:22
Sorry to say this but the easiest way is what I did and ditched everything with an i in the name and now have Samsung phone and tablet. The lack of connectivity to anything other than an Apple product problems was the main reason I changed.
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Follow Up By: Member - bbuzz (NSW) - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 09:32

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 09:32
Take the SD card out of the phone, copy the photos to your computer (after putting the SD card into your laptop) and then take the SD card out of your camera and copy them onto it.

Its a fiddle but gets around the blocks that some of these manufacturers put in the way.

I agree with Stevesub1; ditch Apple as soon as you can. They are a PIA in everything they touch. Like Telstra. Their turn will come.

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Follow Up By: Stevesub1 - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 10:05

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 10:05
No SD cards in iPhones, they also have no laptop. Best way if they can get the photos onto Dropbox or iCloud then onto the phone. Otherwise if the SD adapter does not work, they are probably screwed. Droid phones no problems assuming you have the right adapter as the SD card becomes another drive on the phone. Also use a micro SD card in the camera with adapter then plug the card straight into a Droid phone.
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Follow Up By: Member - KEITH W (QLD) - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 11:10

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 11:10
1. insert SD card into computer via a card adaptor
2.open file and transfer to a folder or desktop folder, right click desktop to make a new folder.

3. connect iphone to computer, open my computer and look for iphone folder, open and select all, right click and copy to desktop folder.

sounds complicated but it does work, basically it is transferring pics from sd card to computer then transfer to iphone then onto facebook.


good luck
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 13:10

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 13:10
My friend doesn't have a computer. Surely you don't have to have a computer to have a phone and a camera. There must be a simple way.
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Follow Up By: Stevesub1 - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 13:53

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 13:53
There is a simple way but as you have found NOT on the iPhone if it cannot read the SD card. That is Apple for you.
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 16:02

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 16:02
maybe its just me but why would you have a digital camera and no computer? it really doesnt make sense

easiest thing to do is buy a computer pure and simple then you have means of both viewing and storing your photos
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 16:09

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 16:09
Yes, I know that's what I said.

The answer is two fold. 1) they usually look at the photos on their TV. and 2) They actually do have a home computer, but don't use it much, and they want to take photos and send them straight away on facebook. They went from just the iphone for photos to an SLR recently.

I'm not going to suggest they take the home computer out every day.

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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 16:11

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 16:11
This can't be that difficult. If it were android it would just work.
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Follow Up By: rumpig - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 16:29

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 16:29
if they love thier IPhone so much, then tell them to get an IPad aswell instead of worrying about the home computer. they'll then be able to download thier pics straight to the IPad from the DSLR memory card and upload them from the IPad to Facebook
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Follow Up By: Echucan Bob - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 17:05

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 17:05
Stevesub1

You don't have to compromise on quality just to get connectivity. The Eye-Fi card seems to connect pretty well to the iPhone. Just make sure you have plenty of spare memory on your phone, or just transfer photos on the fly as you take them.

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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 17:40

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 17:40
Bob I have tried the EyeFi card. It sends every photo you take on the SLR to the phone and as you say you need a lot of memory !!!

Her phone fills up with photos and she has to delete hundreds of photos every time she turns the Eyefi on in the camera. She only wants one or two to use for facebook.

Any ideas?
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 17:46

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 17:46
rumpig posted:
"if they love thier IPhone so much, then tell them to get an IPad as well instead of worrying about the home computer. they'll then be able to download thier pics straight to the IPad from the DSLR memory card and upload them from the IPad to Facebook"

Strange you say that, she went to the Apple store today and that's basically what they told her. She mentioned that she didn't want to spend that much and the Ipad was too big to carry around since she had a card half the size of a matchbox that used to work for $10 on ebay.

Their comeback...... Buy an Ipad mini.

Arrrrrrgh
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Reply By: Member - Coldee - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 13:49

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 13:49
I am not an apple person, but maybe if you delete the device from the phone and then reinstall it onto the phone. That works with some computer upgrades.

The other thing you could do for them is check for patched and upgrades. I had a Canon scanner that would not work after a Microsoft upgrade. Checked the manufacturers site and a patch was available to make the device recognisable to the old software.

As I said, I have had limited experience with Apple but that's my 2c worth.
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Follow Up By: Stevesub1 - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 13:55

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 13:55
Will not work on an iPhone. Not that simple. Maybe all that can be done is go back to a software version on the phone that works.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 14:43

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 14:43
Gawd I love Apple - Not.

I just tried to downgrade her phone back to version 6. Guess what. Apple won't let you do it. It is a one way path to 7 from 6 apparently.
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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 16:06

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 16:06
I use the SD card reader and put them on my iPad no problems, have not tried to do onto an iPhone though

I have not used one but you can get an SD card that has Bluetooth built into it that displays your images as you take them on your selected device, perhaps you might be able to configure that to work?
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 16:17

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 16:17
That's where I started. It WILL work on an Ipad but Apple, bless their little heart STOPPED it working on the Iphone. their website confirms this.

Re the SD card, I think you are referring to the Eye fi SD wireless card.
Been there done that too. Yep it wirelessly transfers the photos, but only allows ALL photos to be transferred from what we tried and were told.

If you take 300 shots, every single one goes to the Iphone, then the Iphone complains that it's full, then loses some of the photos.

Arrrrrgh
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Reply By: dublediff - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 16:59

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 16:59
Buy an eye-fi card....Google it....it is basically an sd card with a wifi built in. The photos are sent directly to the the iPhone or iPad as they are taken. Problems solved.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 17:42

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 17:42
Please refer to above. To get a couple of photos you have to down load every photo in the camera. The Iphone fills up in minutes then you have to delete hundreds of photos. There does not appear to be a way to selectively download a few pictures.
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Follow Up By: dublediff - Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 11:52

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 11:52
Check this site out boobook, it shows how select pics to transfer. Job done! http://support.eye.fi/software/account/transfer-mode/
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 12:47

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 12:47
Thanks dublediff.
Sadly been there done that.

The camera is a Cannon, forget which one, and it does not work in this mode with the Eyefi. I email Eyefi support and they said not all features are available with all cameras!!! She got her money back.

As I have found out during my research, the Eyefi card is primarily designed to back up the photos in the camera in full and incrementally as you take them. It would be fantastic with a PC as back up or in a professional environment but the mode that works directly to Iphones, and I suspect Androids, looks like an cute after thought with the usual interoperability issues.
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Reply By: HGMonaro - Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 23:28

Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at 23:28
take a photo of the cameras LCD with the iPhone. job done! ;-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 06:44

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 06:44
I think you mean with the camera's camera LOL.

Geez never thought of that.

She did do that, but the quality telephoto lenses keep falling off.
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Reply By: Witi Repartee - Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 00:07

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 00:07
So many complicated work a rounds, why do people buy an item with a proprietary system designed to harvest $$$$..with no inputs for SD or USB devices.
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 06:50

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 06:50
Thanks everyone. I have officially given up. Neither this forum, google or the Apple store can produce a workable solution.

I really didn't want to turn this into an anti apple thread but I can't help the comparison with Android where it is as simple and cheap as anything.

The really annoying thing is that she used to be able to do it until Apple decided that they wanted to lock that option out in the last release. Even if you had a genuine apple adapter they block you from version 7.

It really has me completely buggered what people see in Iphones.
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 22:33

Sunday, Oct 20, 2013 at 22:33
Probably the only obvious way is to download to someone's computer and email them to the Iphone. Then save to the Camera Roll on the iphone. Someone should be able to help out and email them to the Iphone owner! Thats assming the Iphone has email working. Michael
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 05:58

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 05:58
Unfortunately that's not a workable solution either.

She wants it for facebook while she is out and about. Her email works but lugging a friend and a PC everywhere isn't as attractive as the 2cm x 3cm x 1cm adapter that she used to use.

I just can't believe there isn't a user friendly portable solution to a problem that has a standard supported by every digital camera and other phone manufacturer.
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 07:00

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 07:00
Unfortunately Apple are precious about how their whole system works ! Possibly the only other way is to take another secondary photo with her Iphone. The quality needed for face book would not need to be high . Michael
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 07:25

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 07:25
Agreed Michael, actually my recommendation is go to the end of a pier and throw the bloody phone as far as she can. Then get a phone that supports universal standards, like an Android or Nokia or anything.

I think she is stuck with your suggestion, though she is a great photographer and the whole idea of a SLR was to allow her to share her photos with her friends and family in her travels.


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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 08:14

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 08:14
Michael has hit the spot I think. Apple are not interested in 3rd party products.
There is a huge following for iPhone taken photos on the social media so I assume they have made a conscious decision to exclude 3rd party products from their system.

Boobook is it an option for your friend to go back to the previous IOS they were using ?

BTW iPhones take an excellent photo in the right hands
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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 08:25

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 08:25
Sadly Apple won't let you go back to an earlier revision, tried that too.

Apples may take ok photos but my friend uses a telephoto, and is starting to use things like aperture control. The sad thing is that she always used the iphone and everyone said to her "you take such good photos, you should get a proper camera", which she did and has taken her photography to a new level. She even went and did a course. She was really happy and it all worked till the latest IOS upgrade.


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