Here is an iPad Photo Tutorial with Tips and Tricks. One of the great things about the iPad is the nice big screen and the ability to carry your photos with you for viewing, slideshows or presentations. There are, however, a few things you should know about the iPad and photos.
Here’s some tips and tricks for getting the most out of the Photo app.
Getting Photos On Your iPad
What types of photos can I sync?
The iPad supports JPEG, TIFF, GIF, and PNG
Where can I sync my photos from?
You can sync your photos from your computer (PC or Mac), import them from your digital camera or iPhone (with the iPad camera connection kit), or save them from email attachments or websites.
How Do I Sync my Photos using my computer?
How Do I Import My Photos From my iPhone or a Digital Camera?
There are actually a few ways to do this.
- Use the iPad camera connection kit to import photos directly from your camera to the iPad.
- Import the photos from your camera to your computer first, then sync them with the iPad
- For the iPhone, you can either email them to yourself and save them on your iPad or you can check out this post for some really great apps that help you get your photos right over to your iPad from the iPhone
How Do I Save A Photo From An Email Attachment?
Tap the photo in the email message and choose Save Image
Working with Photos
How Do I Assign A Photo To A Contact?
Choose a photo in your Photo library then tap the icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen (the one with the little arrow) and tap “Assign to Contact”, then choose a contact.
Can I Create Photo Albums On the iPad?
You can’t do this within the Photo app itself (perhaps in a future update of the iOS). Apple recommends you do this on your computer then re-sync.
Note: iPad does not do sub-albums so if your sub-albums are not syncing this is the reason
Viewing and Sharing Photos
There are a lot of questions regarding the viewing of photos on the iPad. Once you import your photos they will be organized by Events, Faces, or Places. Just tap a collection to open it and view the photos. There are some 3rd party apps that let you arrange the photos differently, but you have to do this within the app and users are not giving the best feedback on this method. Everyone generally agrees that Apple needs to update the Photo app and make it much more useful.
How Do I Delete Photos?
You can delete any photo from your iPad that was emailed or saved from the web. You cannot delete photos that were synced from your computer, however. For those, you will need to delete them from your computer and then sync again.
How Do I View A Photo Slideshow?
You can view your albums or all photos as a slideshow by tapping the album to open it, then tap the slideshow button and you will get several options. You can play music or select your transitions. If you want to change how long photos are displayed then you go to General > Settings > Photos to make those adjustments.
Tip: If you connect your iPad to a TV or Projector, choose the Dissolve transition
How Do I Show A Slide Show On A Projector or a TV?
In order to send video out of the iPad you will need the iPad VGA Adaptor. Not all iPad apps support the sending of video out, however. The apps which support this are Photos, Video, and YouTube.
I’m Not getting any video or images on my TV or Projector?
Remember that you must start a slideshow using the Dissolve transition
Go to Settings > Video and make sure all of the selections are correct for your TV or projector
Tip: To view your videos/photos in HD, you must use a component video cable. In which case you will need an adaptor that connection to your iPad VGA Connector. Here are a few adaptors. You can also get an adaptor that will go from the VGA connector to an HDMI input on your TV.
Here is a VGA Adaptor to Component Cable connector
Tip: External video/photos only show on an external device when they are playing and they DO NOT play on the iPad/TV at the same time
Top iPad Photo Apps
There are some great photo apps for the iPad that let you all kinds of things from editing to touching up to special effects. Here are just a few of the top-rated ones. There are many more so check them out in the App Store.
Top rated iPad photo app that lets you edit your photos, add effects, reduce red-eye, and has a full set of color adjustments. Combine several photos into one piece of art using a variety of templates. Collages can be saved or directly uploaded to any of Photogene’s wide selection of export destinations.
A huge hit in the App Store, TiltShift lets you apply “radical” dept-of-field effects to your photos. You can also adjust the color saturation, brightness and contrast. You can also share via Twitter and email. TiltShift Generator lets you apply radical depth-of-field effects to your photos. By throwing out of focus things that ought to be in focus, scenes appear as if in miniature.
This app lets you turn your photos into comic strips. A huge favorite in the app store! You can design your own strips and add speech balloons, stickers, etc.
Select one of the many included page templates. Add photos to the cells. Add a couple of balloons with fun words. Add additional effect symbols (stickers) like “Boom”, “Splash”, or “Bang” for a bit of extra spice. When you are happy with your new graphic novel, share it with friends and family.
Touch FX For iPad
Your photo becomes a masterpiece with a touch of the screen! Touch FX uses Selective Color Editing (SCE) to instantly add effects to your photos using your finger as a brush.
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Filterstorm Pro takes the photo editing capabilities of Filterstorm (Best App Ever 2010 iPad Photography Category), expands and enhances them, and adds its own photo library. Using FSPro’s photo library lets you store multiple versions of the same image, manage IPTC information, and manage export destinations for images. You can send images to iPad’s photo library, FTP, Flickr, Dropbox, and email.
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