I'm having trouble with images/photos on my new iPad. In fact, I'm beginning to think my troubles might stem from a basic difference in philosophy between PC and Mac: that on a Mac, files are generally associated with a single app and are not meant to be shared.
This morning I uploaded a few images from my PC into my MobileMe. I put them in the Pictures folder of the iDisk. Later I opened Photos on my iPad and was disappointed that they weren't there. An Apple store class instructor said I needed to install Gallery on the iPad to view them, because they were located on the MobileMe server, not on my iPad (I thought MobileMe would sync them to all computers that were members of my MobileMe; guess I'm wrong!)
So, I installed Gallery, but they still weren't there. I went back to the PC and opened up MobileMe and discovered that there is a Gallery there also, in addition to iDisk. And the photos were in iDisk but not Gallery. So I guess I put them in the wrong place. I then tried to transfer them from iDisk to Gallery, but I don't see a way to do this. Gallery wants me to upload from my PC (which is where I'm currently running Gallery from).
So, I figured, well, the iDisk is supposed to be mirrored on each computer, so there should be a copy of all iDisk files on my PC. I'll upload from there. But I cannot find the iDisk folder. I expected it to be under My Documents\\MobileMe\\iDisk or something like that.
I realize I can access the iDisk files using the MobileMe iDisk app, but what if I want to access them with something else. What if I want to access photos using Photos on iPad, when they are stored in the iDisk?
See what I mean? It seems the Mac philosophy is to tie files to apps and not allow sharing of them between different apps. Am I wrong?