iPad for photography? (Other questions too such as generation 2?)

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  1. adamvk macrumors 65816

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    I do a lot of photography as a part time hobby, and I'm getting more involved with it. I'm considering getting an iPad for just surfing, email, multimedia, etc, but then I started looking at some apps and starting wondering if it would be a good photography buddy. Are there any good editing/photography assistant apps that people can recommend? It would be great if I could replace Aperture with some sort of app on the iPad. I'm also just looking for some cool photography apps. Thanks!

    And Also If I get the SD-Card camera kit for the iPad, would the images be imported at full res onto the iPad?

    Also how is the battery life on the 3G version versus the WiFi version?
     
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    I still haven't seen an Aperture/Lightroom type app for the iPad.

    But hopefully Adobe is working on something just like it :)
     
  3. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I hope so too. It would be great if they were.

    Any other suggestions for apps though?
     
  4. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Sweet, thanks for the recommendation...


    So, can anyone answer my other questions? (See Post 1)

    Also, I'm adding another question to the list, when do you think the next generation will come out? If I buy it soon, will I be safe for awhile?
     
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    Photos are imported at full resolution – but if you’re importing absolutely massive files, then you might have a problem. Digital Photo forum (I don’t have the URL to hand) is good for this kind of thing and this point was discussed.

    Re: battery life – from the tests I’ve seen (e.g. at iLounge.com) the 3G version has shorter battery life but that’s because 3G was being used.

    As for when the next generation will be coming out, I really don’t think anyone knows!

    You’re welcome – incidentally, Adobe has tacitly said it’s looking to do an iPad version of Lightroom, but I wouldn’t take this to mean that there will be.
     
  7. adamvk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok, thank you very much for the reply. I'm excited to get an iPad. :) I just hope my Apple store won't be out of them. I'll probably buy it in a week once I get back home.
     
  8. Igantius macrumors 65816

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    You're very welcome! For some reason, I want an iPad more and more...

    re: photography, there's been a lot of discussion how the iPad could be used by photographers so have a search.

    This was quite interesting - http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-10052-10708 - as it shows the problems in trying to bring an app over to the iPad.
     
  9. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    That's just.... sucky...

    It's a long read, so I stopped around the part where it was going on about having to go through iPhoto. That just totally ruins the whole idea of using an iPad to quickly browse photos.

    Cause I was thinking how cool it would be to just use the iPad to quickly check a photo while out in the field instead of relying on a cameras LCD. Well, the quickly flew out the window pretty quick - heh.

    [EDIT: Warning, rant]
    The whole going-through-iPhoto seems like an example of Apple's lovely anti-competitive behaviour. Some of you may remember some policy or whatever where they don't approve apps that function in a similar fashion to already existing apps - especially their own. This was highlighted with the Opera for iPhone issue. Preventing access to the CCK by giving iPhoto the privilege seems to be their way of forcing us to use the apps they have on their hardware. Sure, it might make sense since it's their product, but it sorta contradicts the whole idea of people making apps for the benefit of others.

    [EDIT 2: supplement to the rant]
    Of course, the monopolisation of the CCK may just be a consequence of the iPad being in its infancy. There might be some chance that the API to access it will come about in later versions - so I might give Apple the benefit of the doubt on this one. Even if it is a sliiiiiight chance.
     
  10. Igantius macrumors 65816

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    I would read all the article - as I say it's interesting.

    I also think it's fair to say that Camera Bits were very dismissive of the iPad in the past - you just need to look at what company representatives were saying at the beginning of the year on its forums. This, I feel is reflected, towards the end of that statement - so I think there may be more at play here.

    I have read one or two developers say Apple is aware of these issues mentioned in the statement and are working to address this in future updates - obviously, I have no idea how true this is!
     
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    Thanks for the link!

    I understand your frustration, but...

    Although developers can't access the CCK, the programs still can open the images. They just need to be in the Apple photo program on the iPad. I don't think it will be a big deal for me. I'll just import the images I want into the Apple photo program, then enter a photo editing program (Probably Photo FX Ultra), Then I'll save it back to the Apple image program, and sync it over to iPhoto where I store my pictures on my Mac once I'm done editing them with Aperture or CS4. (Or now Photo FX Ultra)
     
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    An iPad would be great for most but not to replace what you get from a laptop using aperture or lightroom. There are apps you can use that assist in setting your f-stops and ISO etc depending on subject and lighting but dont expect it to do what you can with a laptop. Been a photographer myself I will not replace my laptop with an ipad in a million years however I will still get one because i think they are very cool, plain and simple.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Yea, maybe. Look at Tiffens application for the iPad though, it looks pretty sweet.

    http://www.tiffen.com/photofx_ultra_homepage.html
     
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