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« on: January 12, 2012, 11:50:09 AM »

I received an ipad as a compliment gift from Lexjet as I purchased a LF printer.
I would like to know how useful it is for a photographer/designer, I own an iPhone with a small screen there isn't much that can be done with.
I wouldn't have bought it myself, but I would like to know if it worth to keep it, any useful app that's worth while to get or from Adobe, doesn't/will have apps for iOS.

input from you photographers or designers will be helpfull.

Thank you

Ken Bennett
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012, 09:34:01 PM »

Depends. I use my iPad for the following:

1. A portfolio, using the Portfolio App for iPad. It's more portable than my print portfolio, can have many more galleries and photos, can be customized quickly for a showing, and looks great. No, not as great as my print book, but the iPad is always in my bag.

2. A general laptop replacement for email, web, etc., when I don't need a full size laptop or a "real" operating system. Easier to take notes, deal with email, and (especially) read content on the larger screen. Much lighter and smaller than a normal laptop.

3. To download, edit, and transmit news photos on deadline from any location where I can get 3G or Wi-Fi. This is pretty specialized, but using Filterstorm Pro makes it relatively pain free.

Now, a strong argument may be made than an 11 inch Macbook Air is better than an iPad for much of this work. It's faster, has a real keyboard, runs a more useful operating system, and can run Lightroom, Photoshop, and Photo Mechanic. If I were spending my own money, I'd probably go this route. But the iPad was issued to me at work, and I've been happy with everything it can do.

Equipment: a camera and some lenses. Images: Work photos. Personal photos.
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