Apple makes taking photos on the iPad fairly obvious, but taking photos off the iPad is less clear.
One of the most painless ways to transfer your iPad photos back to your computer is to use Apple's iCloud Photo Stream feature. To get it started, you'll first want to enable it on your iPad. Make sure your iPad is connected to the Internet and then dive into the iPad's Settings app. From there, select iCloud in the left menu and then sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID (this is the same log-in and password used for iTunes purchases).
By default, the iPad's iCloud settings will have the Photo Stream feature disabled, so be sure to switch it on before returning to the Home screen.
In the next steps, we'll set up both a Mac and PC to download these images back from the cloud, where they can be archived.
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