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If you are reading this, you probably spend a lot of time organizing iPad photos in albums. Don’t spend even more time trying to transfer those albums to PC. All you see when you access the iPad on your computer is a set of random photo folders that have nothing to do with the albums created on the device. So what’s next?

iPad internal storage DCIM photo folder

Choose the way from the list below:

This is how to transfer iPad albums to PC with CopyTrans Photo:

Transfer all albums created on iPad to PC

  1. Download CopyTrans Photo to your PC from the product page: Download CopyTrans Photo now

  2. Install and run CopyTrans Photo and connect the iPad. The iPad albums appear listed in the leftmost pane.
    Main CopyTrans Photo window with iPad connected

  3. Click on “Full Backup”.
    Full Backup button in Copytrans Photo

  4. Select or create the folder where to back up the iPad photos and albums and click OK.
    Select the destination folder for Full Backup

  5. The backup is in progress. Stand by until it completes. Transfer of iPad photos to PC in progress

All the iPad albums and their photo contents are now transferred to the PC folder of your choice.
iPad album with photos on computer

Transfer specific photo album from iPad to PC

  1. Download CopyTrans Photo and connect the iPad. The iPad albums show on the far left-hand side pane while the PC folders appear on the far right side.

    iPad albums and PC folders shown in main CopyTrans Photo window

  2. Now drag and drop the iPad album from left to right, from iPad to PC.

    Drag and drop iPad album to computer

  3. Click on “Apply changes”.

    Apply changes button in CopyTrans Photo

The photos from the iPad album are transferred to the PC folder with the same name.

iPad album with photos on computer

This is how to transfer albums created on iPad to PC.

My photos weren’t transferred!

If your photos are displayed as blank icons, don’t worry – they are probably just in HEIC format, which your PC doesn’t recognize. Install our free solution for viewing HEIC files and they will display fine.

If your photos weren’t transferred or have poor resolution, they are probably sitting in iCloud – this is why CopyTrans Photo couldn’t pull the originals from your device.

From here, you can Disable iCloud Photos and try again or use CopyTrans Cloudly to pull photos from iCloud. All the iCloud photos will be downloaded in one click.

  1. First, let’s download photos from iCloud to a computer. For that, please install CopyTrans Cloudly:
    Click to download CopyTrans Cloudly
  2. Run CopyTrans Cloudly. You will see a login screen. Enter your Apple ID and password.

    NOTE: We use a secure SSL-connection and do not store your account data, unless you want us to save it for faster login.

    log in to iCloud with CopyTrans Cloudly

  3. If you have two-factor authentication enabled, make sure to allow the connection on your device:

    Two-factor authentication for iCloud

  4. Wait until your iCloud photo library is loaded. To download all photos from iCloud, click Download and select the destination folder:

    Download photo albums using CopyTrans Cloudly

  5. This is it! Your iCloud photos were saved to your computer.

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Krasimir is an avid marketing aficionado and a tech-support specialist in charge of the English-speaking market. He grew up in Bulgaria and on the island of Mauritius where he became passionate about windsurfing and photography.