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Transferring images from DSLR to Tablet, how do you do it?

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By wgilles, Senior Member on 2nd May 2014, 03:38 PM
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I use to have an iPad and used their camera connection kit to transfer photos from my DSLR for some on-the-fly editing. I was wondering what options are out there for this tablet. My DSLR uses CF cards if that makes any difference.
 
 
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I use to have an iPad and used their camera connection kit to transfer photos from my DSLR for some on-the-fly editing. I was wondering what options are out there for this tablet. My DSLR uses CF cards if that makes any difference.

I am guessing you are not using RAW files, since the poor tablet will be seriously underpowered to do genuine work, plus there is no way to properly color-calibrate the device, making retouching mostly pointless.

With that said, get a USB card reader and a cable to connect, and you should be good to go:

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USB OTG (On The Go) lead and just connect it straight to your DSLR's USB cable, or a Compact Flash reader.

In the UK you can get USB OTG leads from Poundland, unsurprisingly for 1 so they shouldn't be expensive elsewhere.
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I am guessing you are not using RAW files, since the poor tablet will be seriously underpowered to do genuine work, plus there is no way to properly color-calibrate the device, making retouching mostly pointless.

With that said, get a USB card reader and a cable to connect, and you should be good to go:

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USB OTG (On The Go) lead and just connect it straight to your DSLR's USB cable, or a Compact Flash reader.

In the UK you can get USB OTG leads from Poundland, unsurprisingly for 1 so they shouldn't be expensive elsewhere.

Correct, I shoot RAW, but when I know I will be putting some on the tablet I do RAW+JPEG.

Thanks for the tips guys, I found the USB OTG on a few sites for about 2 bucks. Good stuff
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I use a usb otg adaptor and an app called RAWDROID to view raw files, the gpad has no problem handling the larger files for me.

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I'm currently waiting to get my LG G-Pad (was on a budget for a birthday present and this tablet was going cheap and it looks a nice device! It's sitting staring at me until the 12th!) but I was hoping to use some of the functionality that I had on the Toshiba Folio. If it works it might be useful for you too!

I connect my Canon DSLR to the tablet via USB and then use http://dslrcontroller.com/ to take remote control of the camera (I have a 10m usb cable I use so I can place the camera near a bird bath or something). Pictures then get downloaded to the tablet automatically. Then if I want a rough mock-up of the picture I open the jpg version in Photoshop Touch.

Doesn't replace a decent, proper configured workstation, but it's quite good fun!
So if you have a canon it's quite a fun way to transfer pictures to the tablet. Not sure if it works on GPad. Hope so!
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Nice one. Did not know there was a 10 m USB lead....thought they end at 4+ meters. Can you post a link to which one you have please?
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