I thought that this probably warranted a new thread.
Terry has covered some of this ground first - and I'm eternally grateful to her for both my ipad and the camera connector
I think it was Uwe (or was it Marc) that suggested that he wanted to use the iPad to
1. store photos
2. select and delete
3. upload to a remote server
1. Store photos
Great - we all know - the camera connector works really well, and if you have CF cards it works well with them and a card reader - RAW files are copied an import location, and you can look at the last import - or all imports. You can view and delete files - and if you've used both RAW+jpg, then if you delete one it will delete the other (see more later).
2. Select and delete
There was some discussion about whether the applications (photo - or photogene or whatever) were decoding the RAW file or not - as far as I can see the answer is definitely NOT. They are using the embedded jpg image in the RAW file - and in the case of M9 compressed DNG files this is not good enough to judge anything.
This was borne out by opening the files in Photogene (what a great app) - which was also only using the low resolution jpg.
However, if you shoot RAW+jpg, then you get a really good file to deal with:
In Photo - you only see one copy of the file (the jpg), but if you delete it, it also deletes the RAW file
The jpg can be used to edit within photogene for emailing etc. (excellent)
3. Upload to a remote server
The problem now is that airsharing HD (an excellent application) is currently only allowed to access 1 picture at a time. Not very useful if you're planning to upload a wedding! This may be changed in OS4 - but of course, that isn't coming until the fall
However, in the meantime there is a fairly elegant work around. First you must jailbreak your iPad . . . . . . . I'm not of the geek tendency, and my iphone has always remained resolutely unbroken. But I've jailbroken the iPad -
Spirit JB website
It was really quick and easy and has the added benefit of painless and seamless multi-tasking.
Having jailbroken you can install Backgrounder and then iFile (using the Cydia app - all will become clear!). Having installed ifile you need to open it, go to settings and enable appnames.
iFile will allow you access to the image files (with a folder for your last import) - you can select all of these, and copy them in one go to the AirSharing directory. From there you can zip them up (if you want) and upload them to any server you have installed. As you have installed Backgrounder - you will be able to hold down the home button to send it into the background while it does the big upload. (settings for backgrounder are in the backgrounder icon).
We have tested this (Silas helping here), and once it's set up it should be a breeze - jailbreaking seems to be a no-brainer for the iPad.
1. Don't assume that all Cydia Apps work with the Ipad - most don't yet
Make sure you back up your iPad first - and that there is NOTHING on it which you don't have elsewhere . . . . I'd like to say that I'm not responsible if anything either doesn't work or goes wrong
I can probably get more detailed instructions if anyone wants to try this.
all the best