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I recently purchased a Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS35 to use on my

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I recently purchased a Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS35 to use on my Rockies holiday. Apart from the excellent photo quality, I want to be able to download my photos taken each day to my iPad to review them and as a backups. I have the Panasonic App and have been able to download photos from my camera but it seems cumbersome. I connect my Camera, press Transfer Images and then on my App, I select LUMIX. The photos start to download right from the start of the shots I have on my camera I.e. Every shot I have taken, even though I have previously downloaded them. Now that I am a week into my trip, it takes a long time to get them all downloaded as they seem to come across in batches. I
Is there a way to only download images that have not previously been downloaded or transferred to my iPad?
Once I get them downloaded, I then have to Select the images and Copy them to my Camera Roll. This can only happen in batches of 30. It is time consuming to select the images, then Copy them across, Cancel that batch and move to the next batch of 30.
Once they are all Copied, they appear on my IPad Camera Roll and I then select the ones I want to transfer and Add to my iPad Album for my trip.
As you can see, all of this is quite a process and it takes a lot of time. There must be a better way!
What I want to do is quite straightforward, I think. I want to take photos every day on my LUMIX camera and then move them across to my Album in my iPad each evening.
Is there a better way? Thank you in advance for your advice.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.
Hi, thank you for contacting JustAnswer.com. My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

Your alternatives, summed up, seem to me to be
1. don't use Panasonic Link wireless app, use a memory card instead. (If your iPad were equipped with a memory card reader.)
2. use a computer (-well, you don't have one, if you're still out there in the Rockies.)
3. or, at least make the transfer of photos more efficient, by selecting a whole group at once.

Each of these has its practical drawbacks - esp. in the Rockies - but, I think (1) is the best of them.

Then, there are some odd ideas:
A. get a wireless memory card:
www.eyefi.com
- That has the ability to transfer the photos to your iXxx device while you are shooting.

(or

B. use Airdrop or iCloud to transfer photos to your iPad... but that won't work unless you have an internet connection and a computer, I don't think.)
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Russell
I don't think any of these will work. Are you familiar with the model camera that I have? A cable to transfer images was supplied, but this is the issue. It seems to download all of the images on the SD card, which means that every night I have to wait (already up to 45 mins) while all of the images of all of the photos I have taken from day one come across again, including (at the very end) the new ones from that day. This seems very inefficient and time consuming. There must be a better way.
Can you review your answer please against the questions I have raised. Thank you.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Russell
I don't think any of these will work. Are you familiar with the model camera that I have? A cable which needs to be plugged in on Charge to enable the tansfer images was supplied, but this is the issue. It seems to download all of the images on the SD card, which means that every night I have to wait (already up to 45 mins) while all of the images of all of the photos I have taken from day one come across again, including (at the very end) the new ones from that day. This seems very inefficient and time consuming. There must be a better way.
Can you review your answer please against the questions I have raised. Thank you.
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.
Please review my answer - the

www.eyefi.com

is a WiFi memory card, hard as that is to believe, which can transmit images stored on it to a handheld device with wireless, etc.

That way, with the use of such a transmitting card, you would not be reduplicating the storage of photos, but just each one as it is taken or shortly thereafter.

I did research for any answer within the limits of what you named, and, finding none, I proposed all the other alternatives. I feel it would be fair to you, to have a chance at a second opinion about the matter from an Expert with a different viewpoint, so I have Opted Out, opening the case to others.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Relist: Answer quality.
Has not answered my question. May be unfamiliar with the camera model and modes of operation.. Said he was withdrawing but no other assistance has been received in 24 hours.

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