There are many different reasons you want to transfer photos and videos saved in your iPad Camera Roll to your Mac computer. For example, you may run out of space on iPad so you need to back up photos and videos from iPad to Mac. You may need to edit the HD photos and videos using your favorite photo editors, video editors on Mac, such as iDVD, iMovie, iPhoto, Photoshop, etc. To transfer photos videos from iPad to Mac, many people may connect iPad to computer via USB data cable and directly copy photos and videos from Camera Roll on iPad to Mac via USB. However this is not the easiest way to transfer media files from iPad to Mac. Sometimes it is not feasible, when you can’t find your data cable sometimes, or when you are somewhere on the go without bringing the data cable, or when you want to share iPad photos and videos with someone else. If you connect your iPad to a computer, your iPad may be synced automatically. So be cautious when you want to connect iPad to a public or shared computer or a computer from someone else. A safer, easier and faster way to transfer photos and videos from iPad to Mac is to use a wireless transfer app which can make use of your local Wi-Fi network to copy photos and videos from one device to another in the local network. We recommend Swift File Transfer app for iOS. Go to download this free photo transfer app from App Store and follow below instructions to easily send photos from iPad to Mac.
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This free wireless transfer app for iPhone iPad however has some disadvantages, for example, you cannot transfer photos in raw format, when you transfer photos from iPhone or iPad to another device or computer, your image files will be compressed, thus you will lose image quality. I tried to sent photos from iPhone 4S to windows 10 via Firefox browser, it reduced source image from 3264*2448p to 960*720p, the original image is 2.47mb, but the one sent to computer is merely 188kb.
Other than this, it does not have a computer version or Android versions. This makes the media transfer not very easy to use. Its transfer speed when sending big files, such as multiple photos and videos, is slow compared to premium wireless or bluetooth transfer apps.
If you are looking for a better wireless file transfer app or bluetooth transfer app to share, transfer or exchange photos and videos for iPhone iPad Android and computers, we highly recommend:
How to transfer Photos and Videos from iPad to Mac wirelessly for Free?
There will be simply three steps to send photos videos from iPad to Mac over wifi using this wireless transfer app: 1) select photos and videos on iPad; 2) get the file download address on iPad; 3) access file download address from Mac and download files.
Run the wireless transfer app on iPad, you will see photos from your Camera Roll immediately. Photos will be sorted by date so you can easily pick up and transfer the latest image files saved on your iPad. You can switch from Photo to Video tab, if you like to transfer videos from iPad to Mac as well. See below screenshot.
When you have finished the media file selection from Camera Roll on iPad, tab on the Send button and proceed to the next step. Now you need to select the photo transfer mode. This wireless transfer app for iOS supports two file transfer modes: Swift 2 Swift and No Swift Installed. The first file transfer mode requires both the sending and receiving iPhone iPad or iPod touch has the wifi transfer app installed. The second transfer mode does not require the wireless transfer app on the target device, thus it applies to both iOS to iOS transfer and iOS to Mac or PC transfer. In this case, we are going to transfer photos from iPad to Mac wirelessly over Wi-Fi. So tap on to switch to the second photo sending mode on iPad. You will then get the photo and video downloading address. See below figure.
Now you need to access above photo downloading address from a web browser on your Mac. Open Safari browser or any other web browsers you have on Mac, type in the downloading URL in the address bar and visit it, you can then preview all the photos and videos from iPad. You can selectively download any photos or videos from iPad to Mac, or click Download All button to download all of them in a batch mode. The photos and videos from iPad will be saved to the Download folder on your Mac computer. If you are using a Windows PC, check out this guide to download photos and videos from iPad to PC wirelessly.
If like you can also send photos and videos from Mac to iPad Camera Roll using this wireless transfer app. It is Free, helpful and easy to use, the essential file transfer app we recommend to all iPhone iPad iPod touch users.