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How to view photos on your computer as a slideshow on your iPad

There are hundreds of thousands of iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps for just about everything — so how come the one you need, the one you know just has to be there, is so hard to find? Enter TiPb’s new weekly feature where staff and readers alike sort through the App Store and help you find just the right App for That. This week, Bradley asks:
I have a bunch of photos stored on my Mac and I’d like to be able to use my iPad as a wifi photo frame (when I’m not using it of course). I have air video set up which I really love and I suppose this is a photo version of that. The camera sync could be part of the solution but I don’t want to use up storage on my iPad when I just want to display the photo and then move on to the next one.
To see our solution for Bradley, follow along after the break!
DropPics for Dropbox [$1.99 – iTunes link] gives easy access to your photos stored on Dropbox and allows you to view them as a slideshow. This happens over the air, so none of your iPad’s precious hard drive space will be used.
Dropbox account is required to use DropPics and a free account gives you 2GB of storage. This will hold quite a bit of photos, especially if you resize your photos before copying them over. (The iPad displays photos at 1024×768). This will also help with loading time.
Once you sign up, just copy the desired photos into the Dropbox folder on your computer, browse to the folder in DropPics on your iPad, and start the slideshow!
DropPics also allows you to upload photos into your Dropbox account. Although you may not be taking many photos with your iPad, DropPics is a universal application for iPhone and iPad, so you can add the photos you take with your iPhone and view them on your iPad. Unfortunately, DropPics only allows you to upload one photo at a time.
All in all, this a great solution. Anyone else have any App for That suggestions for Bradley? Let him — and all of us — know in the comments.
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