Bypassing Photos app and transferring photos from iPad Pro to Mac
I apologize if this has been answered before – I have searched but not found what I’m looking for. I will be cross-posting this to the Mac forum in the hopes that someone there may have the answer.
I’ve been using iPads for years, but just recently switched from Windows to Mac and am struggling to manage my photos. I shoot in raw, and with the card reader often import and edit my photos in Affinity on the iPad, and then I would like to copy them to specific folders on the Mac. The Photos app on the Mac is very frustrating to me and I’d like to avoid it. I like to organize my photos in a standard Windows Explorer-type structure with folders and sub-folders, separating jpegs and raw. I’ve got my folder structure set up in Finder and have organized my archived photos more or less they way I want them; however, I would like to easily transfer photos (both raw and jpeg) from my iPad Pro to my Mac, bypassing the Photos app, preferably dragging and dropping from an SD card (I have the SD reader) to my Mac, so that I can put the photos in the folders I want them to go to.
Is there any way at all to accomplish this? After working in Windows for years, it drives me crazy that the SD card reader is a one-way transfer option – if it could just work like a standard USB, my life would be so much easier (although I get that Apple likes to protect people from themselves – after working in IT for years, I see the reasoning behind it).