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Yes, the iPad doesn’t have a camera (for now, maybe in version 2?), but that shouldn’t stop us from using it to manipulate images imported into the iPad.
A few of my Future Shop posts have explored this concept, most recently this series I’ve started on digital darkroom workflow.
But there’s so much stuff to talk about that I thought it deserved it’s own blog. And now it does:
iPad Darkroom is a place where I’ll start sharing information on Apps, Tools and Technique for using your iPad as a core component of digital photography.
I hope you take a look around, it’s still quite new and a little rough in spots — that’ll be fixed up in the coming days.
And do feel free to leave your thoughts, here or on the blog itself.
All the details on the contest are, of course, over at iPad Darkroom. So go! Enter the contest, and let me know what you think!
The free and popular instant photography sharing app for iOS, Instagram, just pushed an update through — and it’s a nifty little update too!
Aside from some bug fixes, two new filters were added in the 1.0.7 update;
And one has been retrieved from the cutting room floor after a bit of a populous revolt;
I love the filter upgrades, but the app upgrade didn’t go off without a hitch.
In my case, Instagram lives on my iPad, which I use for post-production editing and sharing of my photos. I like to think of it as my iPad Darkroom.
And this update to Instagram had me worried for a moment — it wouldn’t read any images from my photo roll or photo albums.
But after a full shutdown and restart, whatever database issues it had seemed to clear up, and I’m happily playing in the darkroom again.
iOS devices seem to be the most prolific when it comes to mobile digital darkroom apps, for now. I’m thinking that once more developers get busy working on the other devices, there’s going to be a whole lot more awesome photography happening out there… and I can’t wait!
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Sometimes it great just to kick back and play ball with the dogs. Especially when it’s -20 something outside and the little Daschunds just don’t enjoy playing outside. Yes, they like their squeaky balls.
As you can tell, I’ve been playing with photos in my iPad Darkroom. This shot was taken with my Panasonic FZ-30, exported from the SD card to the iPad using Apple’s Camera Connector Kit. There, I cropped it using PhotoPal. Then loaded it into Camera+ for a bit of filtering (Tailfins filter) and a nice ‘film look’ border.
It’s a new year, so the slate is clean and there’s lots of new things to try. Or old things that dropped off the radar to revisit.
In my case, it’s photography and image processing. I used to enjoy working in a wet darkroom and watching images materialize on paper. That was years and many moves ago. My wet gear has long since vanished, and my attention turned to other things.
Recently, you’ll have noticed I’ve started exploring iPad Darkroom apps and technology — and have once again become interested in making and enhancing images in post production.
Now I know what you’re thinking — Brad, the iPad doesn’t have a camera so why would I want photography apps on it.
Here’s three of many photo apps I use most regularly on my iPad — starting off with an offering from Adobe, the Photoshop people.
To illustrate, I’ve used an image I captured this morning on my wife’s iPhone4, which I then uploaded to Flickr and then downloaded to my iPad and processed. Continue reading “3 Awesome Photo apps for your iPad”