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Great Resource for Photographers with iPad

  • Aug 20, 2013
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This is a wonderful book that covers one of my favorite devices with one of my favorite activities: iPod and digital photography. Ever since I first started using iPod (the first generation) I was immediately struck with its potential as a tool for digital photographers. Its relatively large screen for a mobile device and a very responsive touch interface make it seem like a product that was created precisely with digital photography in mind. However, due to its many hardware restrictions using it for anything except basic editing of the pictures taken by the iPad itself can be rather tricky. In terms of both its hardware capabilities and the new apps iPad has come a long way since those early days. Nonetheless, it still poses a challenge in terms of a smooth and fully-capable companion for serious and semi-serious photographers.

"The iPad for Photographers" is a great book for anyone interested in getting the best up-to-date advice on how to use iPad for digital photography. It is very clearly and accessibly written, and it has plenty of detailed step-by-step examples aimed at beginners. The book also covers a lot of material that even the seasoned photographers and/or iPad users could find very useful. For instance, it alerted me to several tricks, apps and devices that I didn't know existed. The book is also very elegantly designed, with very clear color illustrations and photographs. These are both pedagogical as well as artful, adding to this book's overall value. The author also has a very up-to-date site where all the latest information on this topic can be found. This is already book's second edition, and it's fair to assume when in the near future, when Apple comes with an even more advanced version of iPad, we'll be treated to the third edition. Hopefully there is also a very powerful version of Photoshop in the works for the improved hardware (one that can handle 20 megapixel RAW images for instance) - that is when I'll seriously consider ditching photo editing on a computer and embrace iPad as the go-to photo companion for good.

Great book that can be a very valuable resource for all photography/iPad enthusiasts.

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Jeff Carlson is a columnist for theSeattle Times, a senior editor ofTidBITS, and a frequent contributor to publications such asMacworldandPhotographic Elements Techniquesmagazines. He is also the author of numerous books, including the previous edition ofThe iPad for Photographers, four editions ofThe iPad Pocket Guide, OS X Mountain Lion Pocket Guide, andCanon EOS-M: From Snapshots to Great Shots. Find more information at jeffcarlson.com, and follow him on Twitter and App.netat @jeffcarlson.
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