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iMovie for iOS (iPad): Transfer video and photos from your computer to your devices

Transfer video and photos from your computer to your devices

You can transfer video and photos from your computer to your devices so you can use them in iMovie projects and trailers.

Transfer media from your Mac

  1. Connect your device to your computer, then open iTunes on your computer.

    After a moment, your device appears in iTunes, below Devices on the left.

  2. Select the device, then click Photos at the top of the iTunes window.

  3. Select “Sync Photos from,” then choose an album or folder from the pop-up menu.

    To export photos from iPhoto or Aperture to your device, choose iPhoto or Aperture from the pop-up menu.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • Choose to transfer all photos and albums, then select “Include videos” if necessary.

    • Choose to transfer just albums, Events, or folders, then select the albums, folders, or Events in the lists that appear; select “Include videos” if necessary.

  5. Click Apply.

Transfer media from your Windows computer

  1. Connect your device to your computer, then open iTunes on your computer.

    After a moment, your device appears in iTunes, below Devices on the left.

  2. Select the device, then click Photos at the top of the iTunes window.

  3. Select “Sync Photos from,” then choose an album or folder from the pop-up menu.

    You can also choose Photoshop Album or Photoshop Elements from the pop-up menu to export photos directly from those applications to your device.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • Choose to transfer all photos and albums, then select “Include videos” if necessary.

    • Choose to transfer just albums, Events, or folders, then select the albums, folders, or Events in the lists that appear; select “Include videos” if necessary.

  5. Click Apply.

When the transfer is complete, the video and photos are available within iMovie from the Video browser and Photo browser.

Last Modified: Oct 25, 2013
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