Photo editing on iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Dentifrice, May 4, 2017.

  1. Dentifrice macrumors 6502

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    Hi !

    I have an ipad and wanted to know two things :

    1- What is the best way to transfer photos from SD card to an ipad ?

    I was hesitating between :
    https://www.apple.com/ca/shop/product/MJYT2AM/A/lightning-to-sd-card-camera-reader?fnode=91
    This one, only do sd card, of course.

    https://www.apple.com/ca/shop/product/MK0W2AM/A/lightning-to-usb-3-camera-adapter?fnode=91
    Can I connect usb sd card adapters ? This one has the advantage of using different usb devices.

    Note that I need to tranfer RAW files.


    2- What is the best raw editing app ?

    I planned a trip and I won't have my macbook, only ipad. I was using Photogene app but it's not updated anymore. Which app is the best for raw editing ?

    thanks
     
  2. iSheep5S macrumors 6502a

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    PS express. Haven't installed lightroom on my Mac. Been using it for over a year. SD to lightning reader.
     
  3. canesalato macrumors 6502a

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    you can use lightroom (free for dng raw files, not free for other formats and local edits), snapseed (free) polarr (not free for local edits, but very cheap, supports apple pencil, supports dng raws, I don't know about other formats like ARW or NEF
     
  4. Dentifrice thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks !!!
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    looks like there is not a lot of app that open NEF (nikon) files....

    lightroom mobile can but need a subscription....
     
  5. Shoian macrumors newbie

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    Try Pixelmator for ipad. I have a Nikon and that's what I use. You do have to pay for it, but its pretty cheap... like 4.99 I think
     
  6. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    I use an original Apple USB to lightning camera adapter,and edit photos with either google snapseed or pixelmator.
     
  7. iSheep5S macrumors 6502a

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    That's why I use PS express. No subscription. Nikon D90. :cool:
     
  8. Dentifrice, May 6, 2017
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    Dentifrice thread starter macrumors 6502

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    FYI guys, this is the app I'll be using

    https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/mylio/id908787435?mt=8

    I can import raw files in Photos with apple dongle and open the raw in Mylio. Works really well with options I was missing from other apps (like masking). Very powerfull app

    totally free !!!

    it's really a lightroom alternative (with library, folders, rating, etc..)

    there even is a macos app and you can sync between them
     
  9. Torry Cox macrumors newbie

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  10. Dentifrice thread starter macrumors 6502

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    but it looks like PS express doesn't support mask/brush ?

    if it's the case, then it's no use in my case...
     
  11. canesalato macrumors 6502a

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    for that you need Lightroom Mobile, but even Lightroom Mobile is not 100%ok, it supports masking but only oval and gradients, no brush (which is crazy on such a device).
    If you convert your NEF files to DNG, you can use POLARR, which has everything you need.

    By the way: yes, you can use the usb 3 adapter to connect usb sd card readers, however some of them require a connection to a power adapter
     
  12. Dentifrice thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks but as I said, I now use Mylio which support NEF/raw and full brush/mask !
     
  13. Dentifrice thread starter macrumors 6502

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    question about the lightning to sdcard reader. Does it support only Photos app ? Do any 3rd party app can use it ?

    If it's only the Photos app, can I import gopro files too ?
     

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