6. Sharing works between PC and iPad - Using the File app or iTunes

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In this article, learn how to share Clip Studio Paint work files between PC and iPad using iPad’s “File” application, iTunes, and other online storage services.


The following article explains how to use CLIP STUDIO's cloud service.

https://tips.clip-studio.com/en-us/articles/558


Share through the iPad “File” app

You can share files and other works from storage services such as”iCloud Drive,” “Dropbox,” “OneDrive,” etc. to CLIP STUDIO PAINT via iPad's “File” app.
Multiple pages files, 3D data and sub tool files can also be shared following the same method.

Note: Only available on version 1.8.6 and above.

https://youtu.be/vYlZ1u9tilw


To share files from the “File” app to CLIP STUDIO PAINT, display both apps on the screen in split view or slide over, and then drag & drop to copy the files.


Note:

This creates a copy of the shared work file inside the destination app.

You cannot open and edit the original work file with Clip Studio Paint.


Note: Confirmed issues with iPadOS 13

The following issues when using Clip Studio Paint for iPad in iPadOS 13(released September, 25, 2019) have been confirmed.

・Folders containing files from the file application cannot be dragged and dropped properly from the File app.

Please perform the following steps to move files and folders to Clip Studio Paint for iPad.

https://tips.clip-studio.com/en-us/articles/2104



■ Selecting storage service from the “File” application


Tap and select the storage service app displayed in the “Locations” of the “File” app. If you cannot see the storage service you want to use in “Locations,” select and turn it on from the list displayed in “Edit” at the upper right.



■ Copying works from Clip Studio Paint to the “File” app


(1) Select [File Operation/Share] from the [CLIP STUDIO PAINT] menu.


(2) In the [File Operation/Share] dialog box, long press the file you want to share.

Note: If you check the checkbox on the top left of the thumbnail, you can select multiple files


(3) Drag and drop the selected work file from the [File Operation/Share] dialog box to the “File” app.


(4) The app’s storage is now storing the shared work file.



■ Copying works from “File” app to Clip Studio Paint


(1) Select the work file you want to share from the storage service displayed in the”File” app.


(2) Drag and drop the CLIP STUDIO PAINT work file from the “File” app to Clip Studio Paint’s [File Operation/Share] dialog box.


(3) This adds a file to the [File Operation/Share] dialog box, which can be opened with Clip Studio Paint.


Note: Select and copy the entire folder of multi-page work files

When you want to copy a multi-page work file to Clip Studio Paint, select, then drag and drop the folder containing the work file.

If you drag and drop a work file (.cmc) inside a folder, an error message will appear and you cannot move the file.


Note:

You can also share work files between CLIP STUDIO's [Manage Works] and other applications. This is possible by dragging and dropping files in the same way as with Clip Studio Paint's [File operation/Share] dialog box.


■ Using iTunes

Read the following explanations for sharing multi-page work files and multiple files at once using iTunes (also available on Windows).


Connect the iPad to the PC with a cable. The "Trust This Computer?" message will appear, so tap [Trust] and enter the passcode.


When the iPad icon appears on iTunes, click on it.


After selecting [File Sharing], select [App] > [Clip Studio].



■ Transferring multi-page work from the PC


Select the folders you would like to transfer to the iPad, and then drag and drop the file into [Clip Studio Documents].

MacOS users can also transfer the file by clicking [Add File] or [Add] on iTunes.


Note:

For multi-page work, both the pages and management files exist within a single folder. When editing works in different environments, be sure to transfer them as folders. Moving certain files in the folder may corrupt the file.


Your work folders will appear on iTunes under [Clip Studio Documents].


Open Clip Studio Paint on iPad and select [File] menu > [File Operation/Share].

The thumbnails of the folders you migrated will appear on the [File Operation/Share] dialog box. In the case of multi-page work, the [File Operation/Share] dialog box only displays the management file with its first page as the thumbnail.



■ Transferring work from iPad


From [Clip Studio Documents], select the folders you would like to transfer to a computer and click [Save].


When you see the dialog box, select the destination folder.


Note:

For multi-page work, both the pages and management files exist within a single folder. When editing works in different environments, be sure to transfer them as folders. Moving certain files in the folder may corrupt the file.


The folder will be transferred to the saving destination.


Note: Wi-Fi network connection

Files can migrate using Wi-Fi with an iPad iOS 11 or later.

If you click [Summary] on iTunes, and check [Sync with this iPad over Wi-Fi], you will be able to exchange files without connecting cables.


Sharing directly from the application (only single files)

Single-page formats such as .clip, .psd, and common image formats such as .jpg can be shared using online storage services such as Dropbox, OneDrive, or other alternatives such as AirDrop (macOS only).


Note:

Work files shared between apps appear as a copied file in the destination app.

You cannot open and edit the original work file with Clip Studio Paint.


In the following article, learn how to directly share files from online storage service apps.

Note: You cannot share multi-page work files.



■ Opening a file stored online in CLIP STUDIO PAINT with an iPad


① Open the iPad’s Dropbox, OneDrive, etc. and display the work uploaded from a PC.


② Tap the work file and export (download) it to CLIP STUDIO PAINT.


- When using Dropbox

Select the file and tap “Export” from the menu displayed by tapping the “…” icon on the top bar’s right side.

Tap “Open in other app” from the displayed icons.


- When using OneDrive

Select the file and tap the “Export” icon in the top bar.

Tap “Send file” from the displayed icons.


③ When icons are displayed again, tap the “Copy to Clip Studio” icon and copy the file.

If the “Copy to Clip Studio” icon is not displayed, select “More”.


④ “PAINT” will open automatically and display the file after it has been copied.

Shared files can be checked in [File] menu → [File operation/Share].



⑤If you open a shared file in CLIP STUDIO PAINT, it will be shown in the [Manage works] screen in CLIP STUDIO.



■ Uploading a work made/edited on an iPad to a storage service


Select the work to upload with [File] menu → [File operation/Share], and display the sharing settings by tapping [Share].


- When using Dropbox

Using [Copy to Dropbox] and [Save to Dropbox] in the sharing settings, files can be uploaded one at a time. If there are files with the same name in the save location, they will be overwritten.


- When using OneDrive

Tap the [OneDrive] icon in the sharing settings and select the save location in the drive. Files can be uploaded one at a time. If there are files with the same name in the save location, they will be renamed.

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