Panoz wrote in post #14242981
I'm considering getting an iPad(3). I've seen several threads about tablet use, but none mention someone using it for true photo editing. If anyone is (or has good guesses), can you answer:
1) How are photos put on the iPad? Via a charger port USB converter?
2) If you edit with PhotoShop for the iPad, does it store the photos in .PSD format, compatible with other PhotoShop programs?
3) I assume there's no color calibration for an iPad, correct? If not, then you certainly would not make color corrections using an iPad, correct?
4) I've seen references to viewer apps on the iPad, any favorites?
Tablet are not meant for photo editing period, non calibrate able and lack the processing power.
I would say get one to show off your finished work for sure, the nice big screen works well for a mobile portfolio. As for editing on it not the greatest idea. I use PS express on my iphone 4 for the photos I take with the phone but that all.
1. Yes you would have to create a folder location on your PC and you would get the images on your Ipad via syncing it through itunes.
2. No, it is just like editing normal photos you have to pick the format, jpeg is the only one that will show on the ipad, I would size the image to the size of the images that the ipad take. IE if the ipad takes photos at 1200pc on the long side size your image to the same, that's what I do.
other option is, if your camera allows an SD card you could get the Eyefi mobile X2 or the Eyefi Pro X2 and have the image uploaded to your ipad via wireless transfer, but then do not edit them cause the images won't be stored on the card but on your ipad and once again you run the risk of overwriting them.
3. YES, no calibration for the ipad so no color correction is recommended on the ipad!
4. I would just use the slideshow that comes on the ipad, it's free and does the job.
AVOID editing your images on your ipad to begin with, if you do edit them you run the risk of writing over you originals and loosing them, unless you keep them on an external drive, safe. Plus the ipad can not read CR2 files so your stuck editing only jpegs.