Photo software for iPad


Kenty

Link Posted 31/05/2012 - 16:41
There seem to be a number of photo editing Apps for the iPad - some free and some fairly expensive. I would use them for editing photos taken with my DSLR (Pentax K5) whilst for example on holiday. I have no problem paying for a good App but wonder whether anyone has experience of them and what they would recommend?

Also I often shoot in 'RAW' and I see there some RAW conversion Apps - again has anybody any experience of them?

I appreciate RAW files use up memory but I do have a 32GB iPad.

Any help would be appreciated

Cheers....John
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matwhittington

Link Posted 31/05/2012 - 18:03
I don't have an ipad, but I do have an iPhone and I rather like snapseed. It's pretty easy to use and whilst it's not photoshop, it does have a decent level of funcionality - might be a worth a look (assuming that the app is available on ipad as it is on iphone). That's pretty much all I have really tried by way of photo editing on the iphone though so I don't have much to compare it to...
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arno

Link Posted 31/05/2012 - 18:08
i have snapseed in my ipad and it is pretty good. they have released a version for computers which I am seriously considering

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Kenty

Link Posted 31/05/2012 - 20:03
Thanks Mat & arno. Have downloaded snapseed and will try it out soon.
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K5 & 18-55 Kit lens, K7, Pentax 18-250mm lens, Sigma 10-20mm lens, Sigma 105mm Macro lens, Pentax 50mm 1.7 lens, Cokin P Series Filters

Unlocker

Link Posted 31/05/2012 - 20:12
Snapseed is fun and at the moment is the free app of the week on the AppStore.

iPhoto is pretty good for £2.99 too and it's worth having both especially at those price points. Can't help you with RAW conversion apps though as I just didn't use any, would be interested in anyone's experiences though!

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gartmore

Link Posted 01/06/2012 - 08:13
Swank-O-Lab digital darkroom is fun but not your primary tool.
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Hullman

Link Posted 01/06/2012 - 22:22
One more vote for iPhoto and Snapseed and I tend to use Snapseed most out of the two.

I'd also recommend PhotoSync for wireless transfer of images from and to the iPad, I've used quite a few transfer apps and this is defiantly the best..

Also there is app called Photosmith which has just been upgraded to version 2 and looks very useful. It allows you to send photographs to your iPad from Lightroom, tag and sort them on your iPad, then re-sync back to light room... Haven't played with it yet, but it looks awesome..

http://www.photosmithapp.com/

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Dai_Bach

Link Posted 01/06/2012 - 22:31
+1 for Photosmith, the new v2 also has native Eye-fi support. Great product, check it out!
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Kenty

Link Posted 03/06/2012 - 10:12
Thanks - will look into all suggestions.

Dai_Bach - With Photosmith I see it handles RAW which is good but do you know if it can synchronise with Elements (10) as well as Lightroom?
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Dai_Bach

Link Posted 03/06/2012 - 19:00
As Photosmith was designed to work with Lightroom using a custom Lightroom plugin to achieve this, I can't see how it would work with Elements directly.
Lightroom can of course use Elements as an external editor, in addition to Photoshop & other 3rd-party applications.

It's worth noting that Photosmith works fine with .PEF raw files but with .DNG you need to shoot as DNG +Jpeg to capture the exif info properly.
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