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As a photography enthusiast, you may be looking for an easy way to copy high-resolution photos from a digital SLR camera to iPhone or iPad. What you are seeking to achieve is pretty easy. In a matter of minutes, you can start sharing your quality DSLR photos with friends or colleagues on the large iPad Retina display.

Use the below tutorial to transfer photos from any DSLR like a Nikon D5500 or Canon 760D to any iPhone or iPad including iPhone 6s Plus and iPad Pro.

Let’s upload and view DSLR photos on iPad

  1. Connect the DSLR camera to the PC via the USB cable. Let the PC recognize the device and list it under “My Computer”. In this case, we connected a Nikon D5000 camera dslr camera under my computer

  2. Navigate to the DCIM folder Nikon d5500 DCIM folder

  3. Drag and drop the photos to a PC folder. In this case, we used a folder on the PC Desktop drag and drop photos from DSLR camera to PC folder on Desktop

    If you took the photos in RAW (.NEF) format, make sure to first convert the photos to JPEG/JPG as iOS devices are unable to display photos saved in RAW format. Most DSLR cameras allow you to convert RAW photos directly on the device. You can alternatively convert via any digital photography software solution like Photoshop Lightroom.

  4. Download CopyTrans Photo from the following page Click here to download CopyTrans Photo

  5. Install the program. If you need help installing CopyTrans Photo, please refer to this article

  6. Run CopyTrans Photo and connect the iPhone or iPad to the PC. The iPad photos are displayed on the left of the main window while the PC photos – on the right main copytrans photo window

  7. From the far-right pane, select the PC folder where you have the DSLR photos pc photos in main copytrans photo window

  8. From the far-left pane, choose an iPad photo album or create a new one by clicking on the green photos symbol on top crate ipad album with copytrans photo

  9. Select the photos and drag-drop the selection from the PC side to the iPad side transfer photos from pc side to ipad side in copytrans photo

  10. Click ” Apply changes” on top apply changes button

That’s it. The photos have been transferred to the Photos app of your iPad. ipad photo app with a photo in view

This is how to transfer photos from a DSLR camera to iPhone or iPad.

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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.