Category: iPad for Photographers

The iPad is a great tool for photographers. This category incorporates material about using the iPad and software for photographic uses, as well as archived content relating to my book The iPad for Photographers, published by Peachpit Press.

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Quick Lightning to SD Card Adapter Speed Comparison

I’ve just received Apple’s newest Lightning to SD Card adapter, which provides USB 3 speeds when transferring photos to an iPad Pro (see more here). I performed a quick import of 40 Raw+JPEG images totaling 1.5 GB of data using the new adapter and the old one on an iPad Pro. Watch here: Results: Loading ...

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USB 3 Lightning to SD Card Reader Now Available

Apple now offers for sale a new Lightning to SD Card Reader with two noticeable improvements over the current one: It supports USB 3 speeds on the iPad Pro, and in an unexpected but welcome surprise, allows you to import photos to an iPhone, not just an iPad. The adapter costs $29 and, according to ...

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iPad Pro Lightning Port Is USB 3 Speed

Update, Nov. 12, 2015: I just confirmed with a source at Apple that there are forthcoming adapters that take advantage of the USB 3 speeds, but they aren’t yet confirming when they will ship. That’s bare-bones Apple-ese for “Yep, and you’ll find out more when we’re ready.” As iPad Pro units are now shipping, people ...

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iPad Pro Reviews Roundup

The iPad Pro is now officially available: order it from the Apple Store or use the Apple Store app, and possibly even pick one up at your closest Apple Retail store if it’s in stock. Apple is sending a review unit to me at the end of the week, so for now I must scour ...

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Macworld Reviews Adobe Photoshop Fix

As mobile devices continue become more powerful, we can do more with them, and that applies to photo editing. Over at Macworld, J.R. Bookwalter reviews Adobe Photoshop Fix, which brings many of Photoshop’s image manipulation tools—such as distort and liquify—to iOS devices. He likes it, but wonders why Photoshop Fix and Photoshop Mix (ugh, they ...

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Survey Results: The State of the iPad for Photographers 2015

I started September with a question: How are people using the iPad with their photography? Is it really an invaluable addition to one’s camera bag, or is it an occasionally useful item? Is it even being used at all? Sales of iPads have been steadily dropping over the past couple of years, though I think ...

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Check Your Apps Before Upgrading to iOS 9

Today is release day for iOS 9 (10 a.m. PST), which means (1) Apple’s servers will probably be slammed all day and it could take a long time to download and install the update, and (2) not all third-party apps are ready for the new operating system. Before you apply the free upgrade, make sure ...

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Talking iPad Pro at Photofocus

The day after Apple introduced the iPad Pro, Mason Marsh and I chatted about what it means for photographers. What does it add to the game? Is Apple trying to make a Surface? Mason wrote up our conversation in an article at Photofocus: Apple’s New iPad Pro – Laptop Killer or Just a Bigger iPad?

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Help me evaluate the state of the iPad for photography

[Update: The results are here!] In 2012 I saw the potential of the iPad (then on its second generation) as a tool that photographers could take advantage of, and pitched my editors at Peachpit Press to write a book about it. The result was The iPad for Photographers, which is currently in its third edition. ...

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Lightroom Mobile Article Featured in Adobe Mailing

If you subscribe to Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography Plan (which includes Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC, plus Creative Cloud syncing and Lightroom mobile for $10 a month), you probably received an email today containing a familiar name: me! One of the highlights is a pointer (shown above) to the article that I published in Adobe ...