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Are you a pro shooter struggling to lug in every single tool in your rucksack? Cameras are heavy; tele and wide lenses are no different either. On top of that, carrying a laptop is a real pain on your neck.
Are you a foodie, relish every culinary indulgence and love to share them on your blog? Or, you could even be a mother who wants to capture every single experience in your toddler’s life.
Every one of you can make use of the new iPad. With ‘5 MP’ ‘five-element’ lens, it won’t replace pro-lenses or cameras but can definitely serve amateur uses.
However, we are not too worried with its photo-taking capability. Rather, we want to magnify its photo and video editing and sharing feats. New iPad’s Retina display is probably the best and vivid most visual option right now in mobile device segment. Besides, you get a whole bunch of apps to make life easier with photo and video files. Read on to know them.
It is Apple’s standard photo editing app you get in iLife suit. This app allows importing photo and image from every possible camera and scanner; you won’t need separate driver software. After importing images and photos you can label them, tilt them and sort them in groups. You can also individually manipulate them with basic editing tools like, crop-resize, red-eye reduction, contrast-brightness adjustment and few others. With AirPlay you can share photos straight from iPad to other i-devices.
Photoshop Touch ($9.99)
This is Adobe’s iPad version of Photoshop. Well, you can’t expect Photoshop CS5 finesse; however it comfortably takes care of your basic editing requirements. You get layers, filters, selection and adjustment tools. So, even pro-shooters can work on their JPEG files for a while. Do you want t remove any part in your photo? Just select that and use Refine edge tool.
Photogene for iPad ($2.99)
Since a long time, it is photographers’ favorite app. It works wonder with tiny P&S cameras or with heavyweight DSLRs. Other than its wide range of photo editing tools, you can also work with RAW files. That’s a boon for Pros. Go out, shoot, transfer onto iPad and fiddle with the image – you get an instant idea what you have got. Besides, you also get to work on big size images.
Apple crowned it with ‘App of the year’ tag in 2011. You can do almost every editing work to make your shot a head-turner. However, with auto correct features, it is more useful for armatures; serious photographers can make use of its different filters like, Drama, Grunge or Vintage. It comes from Nik Software.
It’s not easy always easy to get photos and images on your iPad despite Dropbox and camera connection kit. With PhotoSync, it could be a breeze. You can transfer to and from your desktop and other mobile devices. Not even individual files, you can get large group of image files with just few finger tabs.
FX Photo Studio HD ($1.99)
This is another easy to-work-on app with many useful tools. It sports 194 filter, effects, overlays and frames. You can use masking tool for painting any specific effect on photo. So, just capture a frame, put it under this app and publish on line.
Do you love to give your shots a comic makeover? Then this must be your best choice. It’s no simple photo filter app. Instead it allows doing funny stuffs with your photo. You can change paper style, add captions and speech balloons and change graphic presentation. Once done with funny edits, you can directly post them on social networks or print them in postcard sizes for mailing.
8mm HD ($1.99)
Do you cherish watching old flickering movies? You can produce one of them with your iPad. Just get this app. It offers different lens styles and film effects. Just for an example, you can shoot with Super 8 lens and using Noir. Check how things are coming out. Not satisfied? Try other option because there are whole bunch of them.
In case you don’t like auto-corrects and love tweaking things manually, this could be your app. Color-correction or lights adjustment – you are only limited by your imagination. Get loads of preset filters and effects at fast and furious speed.
Unlike other apps, it’s free; but that doesn’t make it any less able. You get enough filters and effects. Change overlays, borders and use those built-in effects to roll out a stunner. You can also use randomizer to check out how things are panning out. Don’t know when you’ll fall in love with any particular look!
So, our beloved lens-men and lens-women! Take your iPad out and let the desktops and laptops RIP.