Hi there and welcome
If they are still on the iPad you can do the following as synching it will not remove the photos
They are then stored safely on the computer
I can also do these steps for you, and have made a request via Additional Services. This is optional, and if you choose to do this, I can, with your permission, remote into your computer while you watch and do all these steps (and deal with any problems that arise during them) for you. Or if you do not choose to take this service, we can continue here. This is no problem at all. Just let me know please.
Else let me know the results please
Connect your iPad. Plug theconnector to your iPad, and plug the USB end into an available USB port on your PC.
Launch iPhoto. If you have configured iPhoto to automatically open when connecting a digital camera, it will launch when you plug in your iPad. If not, open iPhoto from the Dock or from the Applications folder.
Import your photos. iPhoto will show you all the images currently on your Camera Roll but not yet imported.
Review your photos. The photos will now be imported into your iPhoto library. After the import completes you will be asked whether you want to keep or delete the images you have just imported.
Sorry I was not online when you replied. I just wanted to make sure first you were using the right procedure, and I never know the knowledge of my customers here, so make sure to be thorough.
If the albums are not being brought over, then via itunes it will not be possible as there is a level of corruption occuring.
One trick that I have done in the past that can work is on the iPad, go to iPad Settings>iCloud>photo stream - turn that on.
Then on your Mac, go to go to System Prefrences>iCloud>photo stream.
Then on the Mac,
Launch iPhoto as you would normally, click iPhoto in the left corner of the application taskbar, and select Preferences from the resulting drop-down menu. Afterward, navigate to the iCloud tab within navigation bar and check the box directly left of My Photo Stream.
Click iCloud in the Source List located on the left side of the application window and select the Use iCloud option. Doing so will allow any new photos that you import into iPhoto to be uploaded to iCloud and added to My Photo Stream. Moreover, any photos added to My Photo Stream via your iOS device will automatically be imported into your iPhoto library.
Do you then see the albums? Please let me know.