cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Mobile storage and backup

Edward1064
Enthusiast

I am considering using an iPad Mini for mobile storage of RAW and jpeg photo files.  I gather that the adapter that Apple makes for the iPad cannot be used to then transfer files to a standard USB memory stick.  Does anyone have experince with using the Sandisk iXPAND stick for this?

 

Thanks!

7 REPLIES 7

jrhoffman75
Legend
Legend

http://www.cnet.com/products/sandisk-ixpand-flash-drive/

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, M200, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, Lr Classic

Thank you for that link.  Do you know if a RAW photo file is seen differentially for storage  than, say, a JPEG?

jrhoffman75
Legend
Legend
I don't know for sure, but since all files are just 1s and 0s I wouldn't think so.
John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, M200, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, Lr Classic

The iXpand manual has this entry.  When I see this, I wonder if CR2 files will be supported.  Someone must have experience with this.

 

Photos Supported file formats BMP, TIF, TIFF, JPG, PNG, GIF, XBM, ICO, TGA

You probably need to call them directly or get it on a 30 day exchange.

 

I know I can download Canon RAW to my iPad and see the image, but I know the iPad is using the embedded JPEG for the image.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, M200, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, Lr Classic


@jrhoffman75 wrote:

You probably need to call them directly or get it on a 30 day exchange.

 

I know I can download Canon RAW to my iPad and see the image, but I know the iPad is using the embedded JPEG for the image.


If it didn't have any support at all for .CR2, would it even be able to find (or know to look for) the embedded JPEG?

Bob
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA

After some research, I do believe that the Sandisk device can store a CR2 file because, as John Hoffman said earlier, it is still a file with 1s and 0s.  And the iPad will store the CR2 file, but not display it.  It will show the JPEG file that accompanies the RAW file, be it a thumbnail (if the camera is set up to shoot RAW only), or the accompanying JPEG if you have the camera set up to shoot RAW+JPEG.  SOOO, I think a good process would be to shoot the RAW+JPEG, transfer to the iPad, then look at the JPEGs on it.  The RAW files can be later put on your computer with the RAW converter.

 

Does anyone have this experience with backing up photos on the road?  Thank you all for your inputs.

 

Edward

 

 

Avatar
click here to view the gallery
Announcements