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08-06-2010, 11:05 PM   #1
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Any iPad users?

Anyone out there using an iPad along with their DSLR? Just curious to find out what apps other fellow owners are using on their iPads to edit/enhance pictures.

I use Photo FX Ultra, Photogene and Camera bag for all levels of editing. I find Photo FX Ultra to have the most bells and whistles of the group, but Photogene and Camerabag not too far behind. Why do i have 3 editing apps? Not sure, just wanted to have all the top rated apps available.

What are you using?

08-06-2010, 11:38 PM   #2
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I use mine with LR for ipad. It is really neat how the tethering work with that, even for our Pentax cameras. The software share similar interface with photoshop for ipad, so the flow is intuitive enough that you won't lose time learning it if you are already familiar. I had a third party vendor install a 1TB hard drive so I have plenty of space. THe wireless DSLR kit works pretty well, but a bit slow. With my 645D just few pics takes a life time to be downloaded.


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I got an ipad, but unfortunately don't use it much for anything . . . I know I should, and I try but I go for days completely forgetting that I own one. Maybe I will take a picture of one today.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nubi Quote
I use mine with LR for ipad. It is really neat how the tethering work with that, even for our Pentax cameras. The software share similar interface with photoshop for ipad, so the flow is intuitive enough that you won't lose time learning it if you are already familiar. I had a third party vendor install a 1TB hard drive so I have plenty of space. THe wireless DSLR kit works pretty well, but a bit slow. With my 645D just few pics takes a life time to be downloaded.
Damn, consider me had. I think I started drooling when you said 1TB hard drive.

I've got a netbook which is great for motorcycle travel. I'm strongly considering an iPad as a digital portfolio and also for potential exhibition...but I don't have one yet
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A big iPod Touch?

What a racket

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I passed on the Ipad for now. It looks promising but won't quite do what I want for now. I jumped on an Acer netbook in the spring and it does exactly what I need and only cost me $199.
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A member of our club has one, if you ask about the IPAD, she'll show you all her photos. Noone asks about her IPAD anymore :-)

For IPAD's $500, i would think a mini notebook, as someone mentioned about would be a better deal.
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I have and use an iPad but not for photography. The SD/USB adapter is still too rare and I like to work with RAW images which are too big for the 1Ghz/256MB of ram to manipulate well. I think the device is optimal for certain uses. If you have those uses, then a netbook is little more than a piece of junk. If you don't, get an iPod and a netbook.
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I don't bother using any apps to do photo editing. I do find that I shoot RAW+ so that I can import the JPEG's and do a quick field review of the shots.

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If you want to do any REAL stuff with a very portable computer and photos, then get a small notebook. I use a Macbook Pro (the 13" is very portable). There is also the Macbook Air with solid state drive. Not really much bigger than an iPad with a case to protect the screen, and it has a real keyboard on which you can touch-type.

PC-wise, there are loads out there that are far more powerful than an iPad, not much bigger, not much heavier, and with way more storage and connectivity.

The iPad is an overblown iPod Touch - not even an overblown iPhone, as it doesn't have a phone or a camera. And of course, you can't print from an iPad either.

Great for games, browsing the web, and email. That's about it - and I can do all that on my iPhone anyway.

I'm waiting to see what the 2nd generation of iPads bring.
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The huge advantage that the iPad has over netbooks or cheap laptops is the quality of the screen. Basically netbooks have lousy color fidelity. The iPad has a 300+ dpi screen and excellent color.

The Online Photographer has a fascinating article about using the iPad as an external wireless monitor. Add a capacitive touch pen and you have a tablet. It isn't pressure sensitive but using a mouse or touchpad isn't either.

It isn't a substitute for a netbook. This is a new tool and will offer new advantages and disadvantages. And, you have to actually use one to realize what it is. If you haven't had one and run it for at least an hour, you're just guessing in the dark.

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Um... You might want to check your numbers. Bad ass color and viewing angle, yes. 300dpi ...say what? That's only true if you count red, green, blue as individual dots. The iPad has not got the socalled retina screen.

QuoteOriginally posted by mysticcowboy Quote
The huge advantage that the iPad has over netbooks or cheap laptops is the quality of the screen. Basically netbooks have lousy color fidelity. The iPad has a 300+ dpi screen and excellent color.

The Online Photographer has a fascinating article about using the iPad as an external wireless monitor. Add a capacitive touch pen and you have a tablet. It isn't pressure sensitive but using a mouse or touchpad isn't either.

It isn't a substitute for a netbook. This is a new tool and will offer new advantages and disadvantages. And, you have to actually use one to realize what it is. If you haven't had one and run it for at least an hour, you're just guessing in the dark.
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And I don't think that there are any hardware/software colour calbration systems for an iPad, like there are for real monitors (Spyder, Huey, etc)

So, what you see ain't necessarily what you get.

I speak as an early adopter of all things gadgetly, but the iPad has left me cold and I don't have one. But I will be looking at what the next generation of iPads brings....

My wishlist would include:

- colour calibration
- printing
- USB port(s) - preferably USB 3.0
- pressure sensitivity of the touchscreen, like the Wacom Cinque
- capacitative pen, like the Wacom pen, as an option
- 128Gb on board
- faster processor to run a modified version of Aperture coded for the iPad, and possibly Photoshop too.
- REAL multitasking

and many more, I'm sure.

Now one of THOSE - I would get!
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QuoteOriginally posted by EKR Quote
Um... You might want to check your numbers. Bad ass color and viewing angle, yes. 300dpi ...say what? That's only true if you count red, green, blue as individual dots. The iPad has not got the socalled retina screen.
That's a nice technical niggle that doesn't mean much. Compared to the typical computer monitor with approximately 100 dpi, yes, the iPod does. Same basis of measurement. Try this, I have. Set an iPad with your image on top of a good 300 dpi print of the same image then tell me the iPad has a lower resolution.

I'm not saying that the iPad is the best photo processing tool. It isn't for me. I am saying that until you have used one you are just guessing. Yes, it's just a big iPod Touch. And a spade is just a big spoon, and a warehouse is just a big storage box. Size makes a difference. Screen resolution does make a difference, and the iPad has the best screen I've seen on any consumer device. It's gorgeous.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mysticcowboy Quote
That's a nice technical niggle that doesn't mean much. Compared to the typical computer monitor with approximately 100 dpi, yes, the iPod does. Same basis of measurement. Try this, I have. Set an iPad with your image on top of a good 300 dpi print of the same image then tell me the iPad has a lower resolution.

I'm not saying that the iPad is the best photo processing tool. It isn't for me. I am saying that until you have used one you are just guessing. Yes, it's just a big iPod Touch. And a spade is just a big spoon, and a warehouse is just a big storage box. Size makes a difference. Screen resolution does make a difference, and the iPod has the best screen I've seen on any consumer device. It's gorgeous.
" the iPod has the best screen I've seen on any consumer device"
Did you mean to say iPad ?
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" the iPod has the best screen I've seen on any consumer device"
Did you mean to say iPad ?
Yes. iPad.
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