“Hi, I need to know how to transfer photos I have on my Macbook Pro to my Ipad, via the USB? Please can someone help thanks new to apple computers and the Ipad. Cheers!”

Transferring photos from Mac to iPad can make iPad users have a better enjoyment. After moving photos to iPad, people can share with families or set as wallpapers. When it comes to how to transfer photos from Mac to iPad, people will always choose iTunes as the first choice. However, there is an easier and quicker way that can help finish the transfer task without data loss. Here we will show you how to do that.

Part 1. Transfer Photos from Mac to iPad with iTunes

As long as iTunes and the iPad use the same Apple ID account, transferring photos from Mac to iPad is easy. These photos will be saved in the Photo Library. Before following this method, one thing you should know is that iTunes will remove all existing photos when transferring photos to iPad. Thus, you’d better think twice whether you really want to transfer photos to iPad from iMac with iTunes.

1. Install and start iTunes on your Mac computer, and go to “Edit > iTunes > Preferences > Devices”, and check “Prevent iPods, iPhones and iPads from syncing automatically”.
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2. Plug iPad into computer via the USB cable, and iTunes will launch automatically. If not, you will need to manually open it.

3. iTunes will recognize your iPad. Click the iPad icon at the upper right corner, and then choose “Photos” in the summary panel.

4. Check “Sync Photos from” and then select the folder that you have saved the photos. Then click “Sync” at the right bottom.
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Then iTunes will sync the folder with your iPad. When the sync is done, you will get all the photos from the folder to your iPad. This is a very helpful way to copy photos from Mac to iPad. But note that the photos you have synced before will be erased and replaced with the photos in this folder. The photos synced from computer will be saved in the Photos app, and you are able to view the photos within the app.

Part 2. Transfer Photos from Mac to iPad without iTunes

Apart from iTunes, users can take advantage of the third-party iPad transfer software for Mac to selectively copy photos from Mac to iPad. Among all the transfer programs for iOS devices on Mac computers, Leawo iTransfer for Mac is regarded as one of the best. This software enables users to transfer files among iOS devices, iTunes and mac computers without the sync of iTunes, and users are able to transfer various kinds of files easily. The following guidance will show you how to transfer photos from Mac to iPad, and you can free download this software to have a try. Note that the trial version has limited transfer times.

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Step 1. Run Leawo iTransfer for Mac and connect iPad to Mac computer with the USB cable. The software will automatically detect the libraries of iPad, and then show the libraries in the left sidebar.

Step 2. Click the name of iPad and choose Photos library in the left sidebar. The synced photos on your iPad will display in the right part of the software window.

Step 3. Choose “Photos” library and then the contents will be shown in the right part of the window. If your iPad Photo Library is empty, you will see an “Add File” button in the middle of the window, you can click it to add photos from your computer. If not, click “File > Add > Add File/Add Folder” to choose photos from your Mac computer.

After selecting your photos, Leawo iTransfer for Mac will start to copy photos from Mac to iPad. The progress bar in the pop-up dialog will show you the percentage of the transfer process. When the photo transfer is finished, you will get the photos in your iPad Photo Library.

Video Tutorial for Transferring Photos from Mac to iPad without iTunes

Leawo iTransfer for Mac has a Windows version called Leawo iTransfer. Both of the programs are helpful for the data transfers of iOS devices, for example, you can back up iPad data to computer with the help of this software. If you are interested in it, just free download it to have a try.