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On 5/22/2018 at 2:59 AM, oopshush said:

you could use icloud, and here is the insturction how to use icloud to sync files

As I understand it, @fmotta wants to avoid using any & all cloud services. Personally, given Apple's current obsession with maintaining user privacy, I have no problems using the Apple-hosted iCloud Drive service for this, but to each their own.

Anyway, assuming copying Affinity files between an iPad & a desktop Mac is acceptable, the third method MEB mentioned in this earlier post using Airdrop does not require sending anything to any cloud service, nor does it even require internet access. 


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I use air drop all the time. The air drop transfer is vastly faster than my internet upload speed, and usually faster than download.


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I use FileExplorer:File Manager from the app store. It is similar to Readle.  They are both free, but I find FileExplorer(FE) most appropriate for connecting to desktop. Here is how I do edit on my AF and send results to desktop:

1.  Setup a shared folder on desktop (I use linux, but should work on win 10 or mac)

2. Open FE  touch the + sign on the menu and choose the connection you want (in my cae Linux).  A list of connections in your network is presented on the bottom, choose whatever is correct, linux, windows 10, or mac, etc.

3. Sign into your chosen desktop.  You will see the shared folder you have created.  You can find the photo files (but you must share it) and choose a single photo.  It will download to ipad.  Touch the right top export icon, and choose Open IN, and choose AP.

4.  Do editing on AP.  Touch file, and export.  I choose to export jpeg file.  Then touch share.  Find the FE icon and touch it.  It will present a Save to screen.  Choose the icon where your desktop is in. Find your desktop shared file, and save it.  You can choose other shared folders to save it to as well. 

This is my workflow, and it works nicely, albeit a bit complicated, but it is bearable.  

 

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20 hours ago, gdenby said:

I use air drop all the time. The air drop transfer is vastly faster than my internet upload speed, and usually faster than download.

My internet connection is quite fast, around 350 Mbps down & 20+ Mbps up on the average, but Airdrop is still a much faster way to transfer files between my iMac & iPad. However, every so often Airdrop on the iPad does not find the iMac for 20-40 seconds, so even though that does not happen often, when it does it would probably be quicker to use iCloud drive instead.

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fixed edit error (Thanks Carl!)

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Hi Affinity team.  

I would like to  express to you that your apps are absolutely awesome.  So much so, that even though I have owned Affinity Designer from the start, I really have never used it, until Affinity Designer for iPad launched.  I am not a designer, I have really no talent in drawing or so I thought, now I am picking up my iPad and really intent on learning all the nuances of this app.

 My real talent is with my camera and Affinity Photo.   

But why have I chosen to write this note.  I don't spend a great deal of time on this site anymore because it seems that there are so many people on here that have nothing better to do then express their wants and complaints.  I surely can understand the wants, but lets be honest here, there doesn't need to be the wants with all the hollow comments about what would be better.  The team at serif have produced these products, they have won awards galore and yet you all complain about this about that about, mind bending attitude.  

So as per usual I am probably going to get a lot of flack from this note, but I would ask one to think before you post these comments to stop and think about what Affinity has been able to produce in a record time.  

PLUS, they are probably taking some well deserved holiday time with their families.  

Peace, and patience to all, with thanks to serif.  

 

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5 hours ago, R C-R said:

My internet connection is quite fast, around 350 Mbps up & 20+ Mbps down on the average, but Airdrop is still a much faster way to transfer files between my iMac & iPad. However, every so often Airdrop on the iPad does not find the iMac for 20-40 seconds, so even though that does not happen often, when it does it would probably be quicker to use iCloud drive instead.

Right after I made my last response, I tried using the Internet Health Test site. Failed after the 3rd of 4 runs. D-load, 2.4 Mb/s, upload 60 Kb/s. Just tried again, and also failed, saying that i had a firewall up, I don't, or browser plugins that interfere, but those also not. Curiously, when I use the test from my provider,  it always shows almost the minimum for broafband, about 5Mb/s. I wonder if the new router I got a few weeks ago screws with the test.

Just tried again, failed after 1st round, had a d-load of .5Mb/s.

This makes me want to spit, 'cause I was spoiled when employed. My desktop got 1 Gb/min, often more. Honestly, my home service is not better than it was 15 years ago, and costs more.


iMac 27" Retina, c. 2015: OS X 10.11.5: 3.3 GHz I c-5: 32 Gb,  AMD Radeon R9 M290 2048 Mb

iPad 12.9" Retina, iOS 10, 512 Gb, Apple pencil

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35 minutes ago, gdenby said:

Right after I made my last response, I tried using the Internet Health Test site.

I had never heard of this site before, but when I ran its tests just now, all 5 'steps' completed with a minimum d.l. speed of at least 200 Mbps except one. That was listed as indented under step 4 (??) with a d.l. speed of about 10 Mbps, but there was no info on what site it was getting the data from, so I have no idea if that is an ISP issue or a server one.


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10 hours ago, R C-R said:

My internet connection is quite fast, around 350 Mbps up & 20+ Mbps down on the average

Shouldn't that be the other way around?

Download speeds are usually faster than uploads


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4 hours ago, carl123 said:

Shouldn't that be the other way around?

Yes, it should be. Thanks for pointing that out.


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Sending a file from a Mac to an iPad:

Save file in Affinity to a location on your machine

Open a finder window

click in Airdrop in the side bar

open a second Finder window and locate the file

Drag the file onto the airdrop symbol in the first finder window (not the sidebar icon)

The file will open in affinity on the iPad. 

Saving from an Ipad to a Mac laptop:

Save a copy

name file

choose on my iPad

Add (Top right)

 

Go to the files folder 

locate the file

Select (Top right)

tick the file you want to send

Share (Bottom left)

Airdrop by tapping the airdrop symbol and choose your laptop.

 

:D

 

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Have to agree, Airdrop between Apple devices is superb.

If you do need to set up a wireless connection to any pc or Mac, Documents (Readdle) now has a new simple connect feature. 

1. On PC/Mac enter docs transfer.com in your browser. This produces a QR code.

2. On iPad Documents tapWifi-transfer. This opens a screen to take snapshot of QR code. 

3. Snap the code and you are connected to your computer. Simple.


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6 hours ago, DM1 said:

If you do need to set up a wireless connection to any pc or Mac, Documents (Readdle) now has a new simple connect feature. 

https://readdle.com/documents/how-to-transfer-files


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On 15.6.2017 at 03:52, fmotta said:

Nun, ich habe Xender benutzt, um ein Foto auf das iPad zu bekommen ...

Aber wenn ich darauf klicke, öffne ich es nicht und wenn ich Affinity Photo starte, kann ich die Datei nicht finden ...

Es scheint, als ob iPad wirklich entwickelt wurde, um Produktivität zu verhindern.

Wie bewegen Leute diese Dateien zwischen dem Pad und dem Computer und erledigen die Dinge?

...Mi einem lightnin/USB Stick oder  per icloud oder andere cloudspeicher der Workshop geht gut.

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To transfer files between ipad and computer,using iTunes is the easy way.

If you can't,using iOS assiatant program is also a great choice.

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