iPad photo editing is one of the things that makes it such a great tool for professional and amateur photographers. Here we dive into the top 3 best of the best ipad photo editing apps and some of the best photography learning resources…
The photo editing apps, along with the iPad camera connection kit and the portability of the iPad itself all make for the perfect tool to load up photos and then do the following:
- Edit them in multiple ways
- Share them via Email, WiFi, Bluetooth
- Create a slideshow
- Do a presentation
- Show them on the bigscreen
- Hold the first-ever iPad Art Show
I want to point out two great resources in case you want to learn more about photography in general. Head over to Darren Rowses’ Digital Photography School and hang out there for awhile. You will learn something new each day. Even if you know a lot about photography this is a great resource.
And if you want to have a great photography resource loaded right on your iPad then you might want to check out Rick Sammon’s 24/7 Photo Buffet iPad app. This is like having your own personal photography instructor right there with you. He takes over 30+ years of professional photography and packs it into an amazing app for $8.99.
If you are an outdoor photographer then you will most definitely want to check out LightTrac ($5.99). This is a tool you can use to find when and where the light is perfect to shoot your subjects outdoors at any location. You can even find locations ahead of time with the sun & moon elevation/angle feature. Include real-time maps and azimuth chart.
The Top 3 iPad Photo Editing Apps
Now. On to those apps. Grab a cup of coffee or a drink or a beverage of your choice and enjoy. These are not in any particular order, rather they are just the top 5 rated photo editing apps currently available.
Photo FX Ultra
Photo fx Ultra is the definitive set of digital optical filters for the iPad. Simulations of many popular award-winning Tiffen glass filters, specialized lenses, optical lab processes, film grain, exacting color correction, natural light and photographic effects plus a clever paint system with a variety of brushes are now at your fingertips. You can now enhance your photos just like Hollywood cameraman and visual effects artists do! We can safely say without a doubt that Photo fx Ultra is the most comprehensive, feature rich photo app available for the iPad.
FilterStorm is a professional photography editing application that uses a very intuitive editing system designed specifically for touch-based interfaces. The developers designed this to be a contender for one of the best photo editing apps used by professional photographers. And judging by the comments they delivered!
In addition to the photo editing apps, Filterstorm also offers some really great ways to get transfer your photos from the iPad:
- Send images through Email
- Send images via FTP
- Add IPTC Captioning to images sent through email or FTP
This app looks a little “less than pro” but, it does have top ratings for editing and includes a pretty impressive set of features. It is made to be very user-friendly and probably suits an amateur photographer very well. I list it here because of the array of photo editing apps out for the iPad this is a current favorite.
Now you have some great resources for your photography learning needs and some of the best apps out to edit all your photos. So what do you use to edit your photos? Have any unique ways you are using the iPad for your photography needs?
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