Best photo editing/photography apps...

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Shymcfly, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2010
    One of the main reasons for purchasing the iPad was on the fly photo editing and mainly as a digital portfolio of sorts. Most people are in awe when I pull it out and show them a touchable, zoomable, editable, emailable, so hands on portfolio or photo shoot makeup. I would like to know what apps people are using for their phot editing needs.
  2. macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2010
  3. macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2007
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2010
    Not as my main form of editing by any means I use the photo shop master suite for that purpose but just an on the fly something I would have readily at hand in the field type thing
  5. NSX
    macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2010
    Dont you need a laptop or something to put the photos on anyway????
  6. macrumors 68000


    Oct 8, 2008
    Area 51
    +1 on the digital portfolio!
    That was the very first reason I wanted the iPad. It will be so nice, as you said, to show a zoomable/touchable hands on portfolio. People will love it. It will make a killer impression for sure!
  7. macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2008
    Not if you have the camera connection kit, you can hook your camera right to your iPad with a USB cord or put the SD card into the SD card reader.
  8. macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2006
    No appsi have found useful for editing yet. I still edit with my mac pro but then do add my best shoots to my iPad as a digital portfolio.
  9. macrumors 65816

    Apr 24, 2010
    PixelMagic has all the simple stuff found in iPhoto on the Mac like levels and color correction, as well as having some nice Photoshop-Lite functionality as well. Burning and dodging with your finger is all sorts of fun, too! Seems to be a nice alternative to Photogene, which I haven't tried yet.

    Also, Tiltshift Generator is really cool for blurring and vignetting effects, along with some saturation and brightness/contrast stuff. It will give your images that vintage "Toy Camera" look and also excels at making fake miniature pictures. These two apps work very well in tandem, too. Just save a pic from one app to the photo roll and open it up in the other.

    The iPad is so much more than a consumption device like many have stated on these forums. I write, paint and draw, edit photos, and make music on mine, and the iPad app store isn't even a month old yet! Think about when the iPhone apps first came out, and what they do on that platform now. We're just getting started here...
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 6, 2004
    Los Angeles
  11. macrumors regular


    Jun 29, 2007
    Anyone have any insight on any new photo editing apps?

    I'm looking for something that can do the typical white balance/contrast/color manipulation as well as vignettes, something photogene doesn't do very well.

    Pretty much looking for the closest thing to Lightroom possible :)
  12. NSX
    macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2010
    does this connection connect to the dock of the ipad. because of the lack of a usb on the ipad??????
  13. macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2008
    Yes. It comes with two plugs that hook into the dock connector. One takes an SD card directly and the other has a USB connector. The camera cord plugs into the USB connector, as does a USB card reader though they all don't work.
  14. macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2008
    I use Photogene to edit photos, it's good and simple to use :D
  15. macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2007
    Another vote for Photogene...
    PhotoForge is new and looks to be promising.
    PixelMagic seems pretty good too.
    And FilterStorm is one i like a lot.

    The biggest limitation I've found with a lot of photo editing apps is that they won't save a photo at it's original size, but only a downsized version. I'm not sure a lot of developers of these apps had 10, 12 and greater megapixel cameras in mind when they developed their tools...
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2010
    Are there any apps out there that can blur over background things? I have a few photos that have things in the background such as a great picture only to have a car in the corner of the there anything that can blur things like that out?
  17. macrumors member


    Mar 4, 2008
    Check out Filterstorm.

    I find it to be the best and most versatile photo editing app for the iPad. They have a couple of good tutorial videos on their site that can show you what the app can do.
  18. macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2010
    Western NC foothills
    The closest app I've found to Lightroom is Filterstorm. Even masks of a sort and brushes. I use it and Photogene for on the fly processing. Photosort is useful to set up in albums and name and rename. I upload but keep all my files on my cards for later uploading to Lightroom. I'd have to check, but believe its Photogene that has the ability to upload to Flickr which is nice if you want to use for a quick interjection in a forum thread.

    Another app I like is Reeldirector. Great to do a slideshow ordered as I want, the ability to pan and zoom. If you do a bit of video but don't want to get too serious about it, RD is fun and the results can be pretty nice. You can upload to Youtube from it also for sharing.

    Maybe a bit OT but I like Dropbox for moving Photos around without dealing with iTunes.

  19. macrumors 65816


    Feb 5, 2010
    Canadian Eh!
    I am looking for something to do quick recolours using hue/sat type thing for car rims and things like that, what would you suggest for something of that nature?

    I will most likely try a few mention on this thread when I have the time, to see what I like best but any input is appreciated!:D

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