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iPad not showing pics from zip file attachment

 
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I zipped and emailed a few pictures to someone. They replied saying their iPad is not allowing them to open the pics. So I am like whaaat??

Question to iPad owners - is it not possible to just download the attached zip file, open it, and view individual pictures?
 
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Must be that iPads hate zippers.
 
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There is no file system on iOS -- at least not one that a user can access. So no, if the mail client doesn't unzip and display the photos within itself, that ain't gonna work.

I wouldn't really have expected it to.

Why bother zipping up the photos, rather than simply dragging them as attachments? Zip compression isn't going to have much of an effect on JPG or PNG images.
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:There is no file system on iOS -- at least not one that a user can access. So no, if the mail client doesn't unzip and display the photos within itself, that ain't gonna work.

I wouldn't really have expected it to.

Why bother zipping up the photos, rather than simply dragging them as attachments? Zip compression isn't going to have much of an effect on JPG or PNG images.



I just have all of them zipped on my machine so that I have to attach only one file. I do the same with the photos that I get in my email...download as zip and then open them from my machine instead of from the email.

BTW, does it mean that the users who expect to "save" an attachment on their device (could be any kind of attachment) are expecting something unreasonable or the iPad really is too pricey for what it does?
 
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No, the iPad is a steal. But anyone who expects it to be a laptop will be disappointed. Not the same kind of device.
 
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My Android tablet lets me do it
 
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Then I suggest that's what you use.
 
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and be happy with the decision as well
 
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Use the tools that make you happy, is what I always say.
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Use the tools that make you happy, is what I always say.


my daughter (age 10) was issued an iPad mini by her school. She is being indoctrinated early into the cult of mac.
 
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GoodReader is a very nice app for reading PDFs, but it also unzips files for you. I believe it would be able to unzip a bunch of pictures, which could then be sent over to the photo app. It's a little roundabout, but it should work.
 
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Update: support for zip in mail messages has been added with iOS 7 via Quick Look.
 
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Interesting....I wonder how the Apple affectionados will spin this. Is this a new unthinkable feature that this awesome "not a laptop" device has now sported or have more and more people started expecting more and more features of a laptop from a "lame high priced PC without a keyboard" device?
 
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