#TechTips: 3 Simple Ways to Transfer Your Photos from Mac to iPad (Without Downloading Any Non-Native Apps)

It’s undeniable that an iPad provides a gorgeous yet simple and fun interface to view and organize your photos. Having all your favorite pictures stored on one of these portable, handy devices as opposed to your clunky laptop or desktop is ideal  - the only question is, how do you do it?

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Say you just purchased a new iPad and you want an easy, fast way to get your favorite photos on there to enjoy straight from your camera roll, scroll through using your Cooliris account, or share via BeamIt. While there are many ways to transfer your pictures, we’ve organized a list of some of the most efficient techniques that’ll allow you to be viewing all your favorite pics directly from your iPad in no time!

1. Sync iPad to iTunes.

Syncing your two devices using iTunes is one of the simplest and most preferred method to transfer your photos. To get started, first compile a folder on your computer of all the photos you’d like to upload to your iPad. Using the connector cable that came with your iPad, connect your iPad to your computer.

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On your computer, open your iTunes account. On the left hand side of the iTunes window, click on the name of your iPad. Once you have clicked on this, select the tab in the upper right-hand corner that is labeled “Photos” and upload your photos from the folder on your computer that you stored them in. After the pictures are selected, click “Apply” or “Sync” on the bottom right of the iTunes window. Then simply wait for the photos to transfer, and you are all done!

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2. Upload Photos to iPhoto

Using iPhoto to sync pictures is also another simple option for Mac users. All you have to do is open iPhoto on your computer, and make an album of the photos you’d like to share to your iPad. When you open iPhoto on your iPad, the new photos will appear and you can then save them to your camera roll.

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3. Email the Files to Yourself

Although this method tends to be a last resort, emailing the image files to yourself can work quite well if you are only transferring a few photos. All you have to do is compose a new email using your computer, attach the photos in the email, and then send it to yourself.

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On your iPad, open the email you just sent and download the attached photos. You can then save these photos to your camera roll and they will be ready to view!

Posted on 29th July 2014

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  • Get the newest BeamIt - now with Friend Discovery!

    Today, we released a new update for BeamIt with a few nifty features to make your messaging life even easier. Go get it right now!

    Friend Discovery
    Now with friend discovery, you can see which of your friends are using BeamIt and easily message them with one tap. When you get the update, make sure to allow access to your contacts so that we can do the magic for you and show you your friends!

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    Direct message group members

    If you go into your group details, you can now tap on any of the group members and immediately message them directly. No more having to compose and type in their names!

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    Hope you enjoy the new update. Send feedback or questions to us at team@beamitapp.com - we’d love to hear from you!

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    Posted on 28th July 2014

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  • #BeamItTips Part 3: Start a group with friends & send to multiple groups simultaneously

    Ever wish that you could send the same message to multiple different groups at once instead of re-writing or copying and pasting the message multiple times? Or that you could invite an unlimited number of your friends to one group conversation?

    Finally, BeamIt offers unique and easy-to-use sharing features that you’ve been waiting for in a private messaging app.

    How to start a group with your friends

    Whether it’s a group of 50 people or a one-on-one conversation, composing a new message is easy and fast with BeamIt. First, tap the “new message” button, then simply type in the email of each person you would like to invite to the group. You can then compose your message by typing in the messaging box, attaching an unlimited number of photos, or both. As a major bonus, you can even type in the emails of people who don’t have BeamIt yet and they will still receive your new message through an email invitation!

    How to send a message to multiple groups

    Now say you want to share some photos of your last vacation with two different BeamIt groups - one to your mom in a one-on-one conversation, and the other to your group of best friends. With other messaging apps, you’d have to compose each message separately, then re-write your message and re-attach all the photos in two different groups. Instead with BeamIt, all you have to do is compose a message and then just select all the groups you want to send to. This way you’ll send your photos to each private group separately yet simultaneously. It’s that easy, and the number of groups you can send to is unlimited, too!

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    Posted on 23rd July 2014

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  • #LetsBeamIt: A captivating communicating experience for an unforgettable day

    There’s nothing more precious than a perfect wedding with the perfect dress, ceremony, cake, parties, venue, and guests. Although planning such an important day can be overwhelming, BeamIt by Cooliris can help you - whether you need advice on the perfect wedding gown or a place for your bachelorette party. Before the big day, you can organize feedback in private groups, comment on your friends’ comments, “like” your favorite posts, and make all the final decisions!image

    With BeamIt, your wedding guests can share all the happy moments with their friends and family, who can tap and hold the pictures to save them to their camera roll the moment they see them, rather than having to fish for them later on. Unique Photo Drawers also allow you and your guests to easily share hundreds of photos at once, in full resolution, without interrupting the flow of the conversation.

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    For the first time ever, you can share photos without having to worry about who exactly can see them. BeamIt allows you to create private groups and manage who has access to your private moments, so you never have to worry about how crazy those bachelorette party pictures are!

    Our visual messaging app also offers a special photo interface to view the entire group’s photos, all in one convenient place called the photo wall. That way, you can browse through all the group’s pics of the newly married couple and wedding ceremony without ever having to scroll through lines of text!

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    With all these features and more, BeamIt offers you the perfect group sharing experience for your perfect day. :)

    BeamIt is available for free on iTunes. Web app and Android version are in the works!

    Tagged: whatsnewLetsBeamItphoto-sharinghigh resfull resolutionweddingbridegroomwedding photography

    Posted on 21st July 2014

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  • The story behind the BeamIt logo and all the bubbles

    If you’ve ever asked yourself: ‘What is the meaning behind the BeamIt logo and how come the designers came up with all these crazy bubbles?’, here’s the answer for it.

    With BeamIt, our goal is to make photo sharing and messaging work together seamlessly to create a beautiful app that enables the user to vividly share his or her own story. BeamIt has many values that we tried to incorporate into the logo.

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    The creation of the logo took our designers a few weeks, with constant feedback from the entire team on how to represent the both visual and the messaging aspects of the app in a cohesive manner.

    As the universal symbol for messaging, we chose the speech bubble to be at the epicenter of the logo, serving as the hub of all conversations. All the bubbles around the speech bubble with their different sizes and colors illustrate the variety of conversation within the app. Larger bubbles represent those groups with many members, while small bubbles depict private, smaller conversations.

    To show the visual of the app, we used different colors to represent some of BeamIt’s values. We made the background of the icon white to represent three values BeamIt holds: purity, simplicity, and unity. BeamIt is a visual messaging app that provides the users with only what they need to communicate effectively, stripping away all the noise and clutter. A spectrum of colors is derived from white light, meaning that all colors are interconnected. Likewise, in BeamIt, people become more connected to each other when communicating through the app. Representing all the different conversations you can have through BeamIt, we made the bubbles multicolored and bright.

    That’s the short story of how the BeamIt logo was developed! Cooliris’ mission is to create the world’s most beautiful messaging and media experience. The work our designers put into the logo is just an example of our dedication to making our products as visual and exciting as possible.

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    Posted on 21st July 2014

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  • #LetsBeamIt: A stunning new sharing experience to express your creative side

    Be it food, fashion, celebrations, or your newest hairdo, BeamIt by Cooliris lets you share it all with your own select groups of fellow fashionistas, party-goers, friends, or family. Our new visual messaging app combines text and photos in a unique, beautiful way, so you can share hundreds of your favorite clothes and accessories with your friends all at one time, without ever interrupting the flow of the conversation.

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    Can’t decide on which shoes to buy for your big weekend event? BeamIt’s comment and “like” features allow all your friends to give their input and expertise on which pair will look best on you. Your fashion dilemmas will never again go unsolved!

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    BeamIt also offers the photo wall, a special photo interface to view every photo that your group has shared, all in one convenient place. That way, you can browse through all the group’s pics of the trendiest dress styles and newest pairs of heels without ever having to scroll through all the comments and text. With BeamIt’s private groups, you control exactly who sees your photos, and you can even share pictures of the exquisite Michael Kors rose gold watch or gorgeous Chanel bag you just purchased to multiple different groups at once!

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    Worried that you won’t get to post pictures of your latest shopping finds from the mall because of the poor internet connection? No worries! BeamIt also features a full offline experience, so you can add content while offline, and the app will automatically post it once internet access is available. This means you can post pictures of the gorgeous floral romper, risque cocktail dress, and sequined evening gown you just picked up in the store and head to the nearest cafe with internet reception to view your friends’ opinions, straight from the mall’s food court!   


    BeamIt is available for free on iTunes. Web app and Android version are in the works!

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    Posted on 17th July 2014

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  • #BeamItTips Part 2: Photo Drawers and Profile Icons

    And we’re back for round two! For the next item on our list of BeamIt tips and tricks, we’d like to talk about some unique and easy-to-use features that are accessible through BeamIt.

    Photo Drawers

    Say you want to share 20, 50 or even hundreds of photos at once. With old messaging apps, you’d have to share photos individually as isolated, one-by-one posts, which disrupts the flow of the conversation. But with BeamIt, sending hundreds of high quality photos is super easy! Using BeamIt’s Photo Drawer feature, you can send and view lots of photos at once, all in full resolution, and they fit beautifully in the context of your conversation.

    To open a Photo Drawer, all you have to do is swipe left on a group of photos and you’ll be able to browse through them in a beautiful wall. The wall of photos will appear within the group message, so you can scroll through all the stunning, full-res photos while chatting about them in the conversation!

    Profile Icons

    What else did we integrate to make your BeamIt experience even smoother? Well, throughout any BeamIt group conversation, each member of the group is represented by a circular icon. By tapping any one of these user icons, you’ll be able to see and even jump to all of the shared groups that you and that person have in common. After tapping a group member’s icon, you also have the quick option to begin a new conversation with that user. We hope that these nifty shortcuts will make your messaging life just that much easier!

    We hope you enjoyed Part 2 of our #BeamItTips. Stay tuned for more cool tips!

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    Posted on 11th July 2014

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  • #LetsBeamIt: A stunning communication experience for people on the road

    No matter where you are in the world, be it deep in the woods, up in the mountains, or out in the canyons - using our new app BeamIt lets you share your experiences privately with your groups of fellow adventurers, friends, or family. Unlike other messaging apps, where you usually share only a handful of photos at a time, with the unique interface we’ve created in BeamIt you can share an unlimited number of breathtaking high resolution photos without having to worry about “clogging” the conversation.

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    Another really cool feature is the Photo Wall, which is a special photo centric interface where you can browse the entire group’s photos separately in one place.

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    Lastly, BeamIt also features a full offline experience, so even while offline you can add content that the app will automatically sync once it’s online. This is very useful for all you jetlagged travelers out there getting on and off long flights and going online and offline intermittently.  

    BeamIt is available for free on iTunes. Web app and Android version are in the works!

    Tagged: travelLetsBeamItwhatsnewtravelingvacationPhotoTipsphoto sharingphoto-sharingphotographytravelerhigh resfull resolutionflightjetlife

    Posted on 11th July 2014

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  • #LetsBeamIt: A new private sharing experience for families!

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    Gone are the days when Mom had to worry about photo privacy, constantly wondering who exactly and how many people could see the photos she posted to Facebook. Luckily, BeamIt by Cooliris is finally here with the solution! Our new private messaging app combines a stunning photo sharing experience with fun and easy messaging features. While BeamIt retains many of the classic and favorite social networking features such as the ability to comment & “like”, you never have to actually log in to any social network. The app is designed strictly for private groups that you create yourself. This means you control exactly who sees your photos, so you can share pictures of the family securely and even to multiple different groups at once!

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    Whether you want to share hundreds of photos from a family vacation or just a few from another day at the park with your kids, BeamIt is the perfect place to do it. With BeamIt’s Photo Drawers, you can easily share hundreds of photos in one upload, all in full resolution, without interrupting the flow of the conversation.

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    Finally, Mom can share and comment those funny bathtub photos of her kids without the whole world having to see them! :)

    BeamIt is available for free on iTunes. Web app and Android version are in the works!

    Tagged: mommommyparentingphoto sharingfamilyprivate sharingphoto tipsprivacyiosbestapptextingmessagingmomappwhatsnew

    Posted on 10th July 2014

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  • #BeamItTips Part 1: Liking, Commenting, and Unsend Finally Brought to Private Messaging

    A huge thanks to all of the users and supporters of BeamIt, our newly-released visual messaging app! To make your use of BeamIt as smooth and enjoyable as possible, we want to share some quick tips and tricks to help you out with a few of BeamIt’s key features. This week, we’d like to explain how BeamIt allows you to quickly share your reactions in direct response to photos and messages within a private group and how to unsend a post that you shared.

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    Liking and commenting – finally here in a messaging app!

    With BeamIt, you can like or comment on a text or photo your friend shared with you. All you have to do is tap and hold on that photo or text and then choose either the “like” or “comment” button when the list of options pops up. It’s that easy! You can even comment on a comment by pressing down on the original comment and writing your response.

    Unsend your post

    What happens when you accidentally share an embarrassing photo or send a message that wasn’t meant for the group to see? No worries! You can easily unsend it by tapping and holding and then choosing the “delete” option. The photo or text will then disappear from everyone’s view immediately!

    We hope you will enjoy these fun yet simple new features that BeamIt has brought to the world of private messaging and photo sharing. Go try them out!

     

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    Posted on 3rd July 2014

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