File fransfer from iPad to FreeBSD

Polytropon freebsd at
Sun Feb 18 00:24:26 UTC 2018

On Sat, 17 Feb 2018 18:45:24 -0500, Peter A. Giessel wrote:
> [...] but back to the original question of getting photos of an
> iPad: Have you tried GPhoto?
> My understanding is that iOS devices (unlocked iOS devices anyway)
> use PTP to transfer the photos.  GPhoto appears to support PTP,
> therefore should work to transfer photos from your iOS device to
> your laptop via USB cable.

I've been using gphoto (and gtkam) in the past with PTP-compatible
cameras, but I didn't expect the iPad to be compatible to such an
"old" standard. This tool is on my list to try next week.

However, what is the difference between an unlocked iOS device and
a locked one? I thought there is only one state - locked... (but
I'm not an iPerson, so my knowledge is quite limited, as I only
occassionally get to use them). For PTP access, a ugen device will
be needed + the software-side support on the camera device; let's
see if the iPad fulfills that requirement.

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