Sunday, October 31, 2010

Another (very) disappointing ipad issue

And this one is a biggie -- You can't upload pictures from your ipad straight to blogger. I hadn't tried blogging from my ipad yet because I hadn't uploaded pictures to my ipad yet. So I bought the camera adaptor for the ipad, and yesterday uploaded some pics onto the ipad. So far, so good. I downloaded a photoediting app and resized and edited the photos that I wanted (I hardly ever use camera RAW). Then I composed my new post -- but when I tried to add a photo, I hit a wall because there are content compatibility issues with blogger and ipad. You'd think that after 6 months this would be all worked out. But no. Wordpress has its own ipad app. But not blogger (perhaps that is because Google is coming out with their own tablet and wants us to buy one? not gonna happen here).

I'm experimenting with mail posting.

Blogpress has an app that will allow you do do it, but with extra steps -- you have to load your pics to Picassa, then grab them. And blogpress apparently won't let you use bold, italic or add links.... (I'm still researching Blogpress -- the app is only $2.99, but they all add up, you know? Having said that, I'll likely buy it and play with it this week....)

So, I'm a bit disappointed with my ipad. The 2 most important features for me -- reading ebooks from the library and blogging on the go, aren't supported. I'll still be traveling with my Kobo and my laptop.

7 comments:

Lost Aussie said...

You know I hate this kind of thing too, when you have to buy another gadget, widget or whatever to support your new thingy that stil does not replace two or more of the other thingies that you already have sitting on the desktop connected with another sort of USB type cable and charging with yet another connection that is not compatible with any of the other ones you already have! Grr!

I refuse to buy an iPad until it actually takes the place of at least two other things that I use and supports all the functions that I need, like flash,book reading and camera uploads.

me again said...

Can you upload to Flickr from your iPad? If so, then you would be able to blog your photos either by grabbing the html code (Flickr gives you the code for different sizes of the photo, very handy) and pasting it in when you compose your blog post OR you can blog directly from Flickr too. Worth a try maybe?
:-)

I'm with Marie....I'd love an iPad but I am waiting to purchase one until I'm sure I "need" it!

grrl + dog said...

grrr..

Yep I bought my new lappy the day Ipad came out adn I thought to myself...

" Self, "I thought..
"Be a good girl and wait till the bugs are out of the new thing.."

Good luck with the toy..dont we just get so glamoured by new shiny trinkets?

blue moss said...

ohhh thanks for the info...i have been frothy to get an ipad...
i may have to rethink....

Joanne Huffman said...

I don't have an iPad yet beause I keep hearing about all the things it can't do.

jc said...

It's starting to look like the new Macbook Air is a better portable device, cause to blog is to breathe! Not really, but I sure was wondering how i-pad would accommodate blogging..... I'm waiting this one out!

NuminosityBeads said...

Yes, i was so disappointed when I got my ipad and found that I couldn't blog with it WTF???
I'll try the blogpress app and maybe the flickr thing will work.