Apple is clever. The iPad is perfectly positioned between the iPhone (small screen) and the MacBook Air (cumbersome to browse and use while sitting, but necessary for ‘real’ work). We take pictures with the iPhone, upload them to the Mac, and iCloud syncs up the most recent ones between devices.
What if you want to move photos back and forth between Mac, iPhone, or iPad?
That could get tricky. Photos can be emailed. Or, sent to Dropbox. Or, you can simply add Photo Transfer to your Mac and iPhone or iPad and send files quickly over Wi-Fi.
Capture photos on your iPhone or iPad and quickly download the whole batch to your Mac. Or, do the reverse. Upload photos from your Mac to your iPhone or iPad.
It’s a drag and drop process and Photo Transfer handles full resolution photos, and… insert drum roll here… videos, too. All the photo and video metadata is preserved between Mac and iOS device.
The built-in navigation allows you to create new albums and drop photos there, and the whole process is done over wi-fi between devices, and not stored on iCloud or a third party staging server.
Photo Transfer is free for your Mac. That’s the good news. Photo Transfer costs a few dollars for the iPhone and iPad version. Lots of four and five star reviews for this app.