Please note that we find that for general use, it’s far easier and just as fast to sync with Lightroom via Wi-Fi — any speed advantages associated with transferring photos through the wired USB connection are negated by the inability to sync metadata and additional processing time required when photos are processed on iPad.
Navigating to Photosmith’s File Sharing in iTunes
Connect your iPad to your Mac or PC and start iTunes; you should see the screen below. Click on Apps
Then, after clicking on the Apps tab, scroll down to the File Sharing section - you will see Photosmith listed, and a few folders listed.
Sending Photos from iTunes to Photosmith
To upload photos to Photosmith, either drag them into the Photosmith Documents column (it’s not necessary to target the “uploads” folder), or click the Add… button to browse to a location on your hard drive:
Note: A limitation with iTunes is that it doesn’t support folders when using File Sharing. If you want to add photos from more than one folder, you will need to do this one at a time, or use the far easier method of Lightroom sync.
After photos are added, you should receive a prompt the next time you start Photosmith, asking you to Import, Delete, or Not Now — you should choose to Import the photos into Photosmith.
If you have more than one folder to import, you must add photos one folder at a time, then import into Photosmith. iTunes does not support uploading multiple folders. Filename collisions won’t occur as long as you Add… then Import.
Transferring Photos from Photosmith to your Mac or PC using iTunes
To download photos from Photosmith using iTunes, click on the “Photos” folder, and either drag it to your desktop or click the Save to… button to prompt for a download location. Only imports sent to Photosmith via iTunes, FTP or Eye-Fi are available for downloading through iTunes. Photos synced from Lightroom to Photosmith cannot be transferred to a Mac or PC using iTunes File Sharing.