My friend got a new iPad last week, but he did not know how to transfer photos from iPhoto to iPad. He asked me for help, and I told him how to solve this problem in 3 ways. In order to help other users who have the same problem on how to copy photos from iPhoto to iPad, I decided to write this guide. When you want to transfer photos from iPhoto to iPad, you can take the advantage of iTunes, iCloud drive and iTransfer Mac. Let’s have a look now.

Part 1: How to Transfer Photos from iPhoto to iPad with iTunes

If your Mac computer has installed the newest version of iTunes, as an iPad user, you are able to sync photos from computer. The photos will be saved in the “Photo Library” on your iPad, and they can be viewed and edited on your iPad. To move photos from iPhoto to iPad, follow the steps below:

1. Install and run iTunes on your Mac computer, and click “Edit > iTunes > Preferences > Devices”, and tick “Prevent iPods, iPhones and iPads from syncing automatically”.

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, and then select “Photos” in the “Summary” panel under the category of “Settings” .

4. Check “Sync Photos from” and then select the folder that you have saved the photos. Then click “Sync” at the right bottom.

Transfer Photos from iPhoto to iPad with iTunes

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 iPhoto to iPad.

Part 2: How to Move Photos from iPhoto to iPad via iCloud Drive

The above solution can help you to move photos from iPhoto to iPad without any difficulty. Besides, you can also use iCloud Drive to transfer photos from iPhoto to iPad. This solution can offer you more convenience. You need to make sure you have downloaded and installed iCloud Drive on your iPad. The following steps will show you how to move photos from iPhoto to iPad via iCloud Drive.

Step 1: Go to iCloud.com on your Mac computer, and then log in iCloud.com with the same Apple ID account on your iPad.

Step 2: After you log in the account, tap the iCloud icon to enter into the space of your iCloud Drive.

Step 3: When you get access to your iCloud Drive space, tap the Cloud shaped upload icon to browse and upload photos from Mac to iCloud Drive.

Step 4: After uploading photo files to iCloud Drive, open iCloud Drive app on your iPad and you will see all the uploaded photo files on your iPad.

Step 5: Click the photo file to open it and then call out the menu at the bottom of the interface, and you can see a share icon. Click the share icon and then download to your iPad.

Move Photos from iPhoto to iPad via iCloud Drive

You can have a try to finish the process of “iPhoto to iPad transfer” easily with this method. I hope this way can help you to solve the problem.

Part 3: How to Transfer Photos from iPhoto to iPad with iTransfer Mac

iPad users can also use the third-party iPad transfer software for Mac to transfer photos from iPhoto to iPad. Among all the transfer programs for iOS devices on Mac computers, Leawo iTransfer for Mac is really quite fantastic to use. This software allows users to transfer files among iOS devices, iTunes and Mac computers without the sync of iTunes, and users can transfer various kinds of files without any difficulty. If you are a music enthusiast, you can’t miss: How to Download Music from Mac to iPhone The following guidance will show you how to move photos from iPhoto to iPad.

iTransfer

Leawo iTransfer for Mac 

☉ copy files among iOS devices, iTunes and PCs with ease.
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☉ Support the latest iOS devices like iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, etc.
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Step 1: Run Leawo iTransfer and Plug iPad into Mac Computer

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

Run Leawo iTransfer and Plug iPad into Mac Computer

Step 2: Tap “Photos” Library and Then Add File to iPad

Tap 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 interface. When the content of your “Photos” library is empty, Leawo iTransfer will provide you with an “Add File” button in the middle of the panel to assist you to add photos to iPad from Mac. Or you can click “File > Add > Add File/Add Folder” successively at the upper right corner of the panel to copy photos to iPad from your Mac.

Add File to iPad

Step 3: Choose Photo Files and Transfer

After choosing your photos, Leawo iTransfer for Mac will begin transferring photos from iPhoto to iPad. The procedure bar in the pop-up panel will show you the percentage of the transfer process. When the photo transfer is completed, you will get the photos in your “iPad Photo Library”.

Choose Photo Files and Transfer

This method can solve the problem of “how to copy photos from iPhoto to iPad” perfectly without any limitation. You can now download this magic tool to help you transfer photos from iPhoto to iPad.

This post has recommended you 3 best ways to transfer photos from iPhoto to iPad. Choose one method to try and you will know how convenient it is to copy photos from iPhoto to iPad.