Import from Files (recommended)
With this option you can use any card reader, external storage device, or camera that allows you to connect directly to an iPad and is supported by iPad OS.
Importing using this method, utilizes your iPad's file system (similar to Finder or Explorer) to locate and read compatible image types. Full information on RAW file support can be found here.
With this option you can use any card reader, external storage device, or camera that allows you to connect directly to an iPad.
You will need to ensure that your device has a 'DCIM' folder so that it can be read as an external storage device. If you are not seeing your device listed, it is worth creating a root folder with this name, so that your iPad can read the external device properly.
Import from Photos
Similar to using your Camera Roll or Photos application from other mobile devices. You will be able to access any saved images in this location and import supported RAW files.
How to import
When you first open Capture One for iPad, or if you have not imported any images, then your interface will look as it does in the screenshot above.
If you want to import an image from your Photos/Camera Roll then select 'Import from Photos' - this will display all of the photos contained on your device and allow you to choose from compatible files contained in 'Recents' and indeed any other album or collection that exists in your Photos application.
If you are importing from an external device or importing multiple RAW files, then we recommend using 'Import from Files' - this is at the moment, the most reliable way of importing and viewing images with Capture One for iPad, due to its more robust RAW file handling capabilities.
Importing from an external device
- Tap on 'Files' underneath 'Import' on the left-hand side of the UI to import from the Files application
- Your external device should be listed on the left of the Files window, under where it says 'Locations'
- Tap your external device to view the folders contained on your memory card, hard drive or camera
N.B. Your images will need to be contained inside a 'DCIM' root folder in order to be recognised as an external device
Importing from a cloud location
If you are importing files from a cloud location, you will see the cloud provider under 'Locations' in the import menu, providing that your cloud drive provider supports integration into iPad OS.
You can select images to import from these locations in exactly the same way you would from a memory card, camera, or external storage device.