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    Syncing iPad with Mac will I lose content?
    I just bought my first Mac! A MacBook air to be specific. My iPad is currently synced with a pc, if I sync it with the new Mac, will I lose all my photos? Thanks

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    Welcome to the forums.

    If you're not moving your iTunes library en Masse from your PC to your Mac; the fresh, clean empty copy of iTunes on your Mac will treat the iPad as foreign and want to wipe it.

    Ideally I'd suggest re-locating your iTunes library to your Mac to avoid issues. However there are ways to make sure your photos are safe;

    The first thing to do is start Image Capture on your Mac (you can find it in the Applications folder or click spotlight - magnifying glass top right - and start typing Image Capture then click to open.

    Image capture will let you import all you pictures to a folder of your choice.

    The alternative is to use a photo management tool like iPhoto (bundled with your Mac or Picasa (a free download from Google). Both these let you import pictures.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    Thanks mrplow, can I migrate my iTunes library via USB? Or how is it done?

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    I'd start be reading this page:
    iTunes: How to move your music to a new computer

    Personally I favour the external drive method, so long as you have an external disk/pen drive that's big enough
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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