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Ipad Portfolio apps

monstersnowman 12 1.7k 1 England
3 Jul 2012 2:08AM
Just thought I would dip into the font of knowledge that is Ephotozine before choosing an Ipad app for showing off my images ... I have pretty much looked around and they come in a selection of prices and the brandable Portfolio Pro seems good at 6.99 but I wondered if any has experience of this app and any others before I do what I have never done before - and actually PAY for an app .. and pay quite a lot above the usual 69p or whatever we normally see on silly apps that swill around the app store. Any feedback greatly appreciated.

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steve_p 12 1.2k England
3 Jul 2012 6:18AM
I just use the photos app that comes with the iPad . I wouldn't pay 6.99 for something that still only shows your pictures in the same way in reality. I have tried a few of the 69p apps and most of them are, as you say, silly!
dathersmith 11 559 12 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2012 8:00AM
I use Portfolio Pro and find it very good. I originally went with it as it allows wireless transfer of images from a Mac/PC but iTunes supports that now as well. It's great for showing images, can output them to a TV via a comp lead and allows you to rate and filter images as well which is handy if you've got someone trying to choose from a number of images.

rossd 15 1.1k England
3 Jul 2012 9:02AM
Excuse my ignorance (I don't know much about the iPad) but since you can apparently load photos can you also edit them on the iPad using image editing software (eg Photoshop etc) or is it just a viewing platform?

strawman 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2012 9:41AM
For android you get photoshop touch so you should be able to.

Just checked it says iPad2 onwards so it is there to enjoy.
sherlob Plus
12 2.9k 129 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2012 10:32AM
I've started to experiment with portfolio pro (I was lucky enough to get it free thanks to an introductory offer with epz - thanks team). I like it. It offers more scope than the picture viewer built into the iPad - the ability to title images, and customise the display is good - also the ability to specify how long each image is displayed for in the slideshow is potentially useful. However, for the non professional user like myself, I am not sure how much benefit it actually brings. I have used my iPad to present images in the Darren describes using the default viewer app - and it worked very well. I'm not sure how Darren is using it to rate images - I can't seem to find this feature (unless its using the title lables?) - and equally in the non professional setting I can't see this being much of a benefit.

Like all apps it is reasonably priced. I think it is worth its cost - especially if you are looking to use your iPad to show images in a pro capacity. As an amature - this app is a "nice to have" rather than an "essential".

To rossd: you can get a version of PS for the iPad, but its not an app that i find very intutive to use. Certianly, it is useful for making some changes on the fly, but its not really intended as a replacement for the full version of PS.

rossd 15 1.1k England
3 Jul 2012 12:31PM
OK - thanks strawman & sherlob
monstersnowman 12 1.7k 1 England
3 Jul 2012 1:02PM
Thanks guys ... And to Rossd - you can edit images but the apps can be quite restricted in features. The The Adobe Touch i believe restricts the output resolution. Laminar is a well specified editing app with blending, layers, colour channels etc and I got it free a few days ago :0)
rossd 15 1.1k England
3 Jul 2012 6:30PM
Thanks monstersnowman -

currently thinking of getting an iPad so interested in this topic (although I'm still in the 'valve radio' era Smile
monstersnowman 12 1.7k 1 England
3 Jul 2012 8:51PM
The iPad was something I thought long and hard about, and many people question their basic usefulness ... But I can categorically say it has been a superb decision to get one. I LOVE it and it has freed me from the desk and also has become a portable TV, and a means of watching older programmes anywhere vis iplayer etc, a great research tool etc etc ... The battery life is great as well. I am more than happy with the camera and I get new free apps every day.

Go on ... You know you want to ;0)
strawman 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2012 11:45PM
Yes I bought a tablet for the same reasons plus it shows all web content, including flash content, and does other functions, for example last Friday it turned out to be a handy telemetry device for lap times. the ability to take SD cards is good too. So go on get a Tablet (other brands apart from Apple are available)
rossd 15 1.1k England
5 Jul 2012 7:37AM

Quote:Go on ... You know you want to

You're right............ had a look at one in Currys yesterday.

MMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm........let me think Smile

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