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iPad Processing

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by kyteflyer, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Took some XZ-1 photographs of Tom's feet this morning (you know how it is, not going out, want to shoot something, watch out, cat!) and instead of doing the usual, and uploading to the computer, then processing and uploading to flickr, I used the SD connector and uploaded to the new iPad. Then I played with the shots in Filterstorm (BRILLIANT app, forget photoshop express!) and also in Phototoaster. I haven't yet posted the Filterstorm effort, there didnt seem to be an option to upload direct to flickr. Decided to forget snapseed for this one, just wanted to do some basic processing with brightness and contrast, levels, sharpening. Also desaturated a tad, he isnt bright yellow :)

    Anyway, here's the result.


    tom's feet by kyte50, on Flickr

    I think the thing that pleases me most about this is that I can actually see MUCH better on the new iPad. On the MBP 13" its OK, I can see well enough, likewise the iMac... but with the screen on the iPad, its just that much easier to see what you are doing: also you become much more involved in the process, being closer to the screen. I can see a time in the future where I might well sell this ipad, go for a 64G wifi/4G and forget using the imac at all. I only kept it for the bigger screen. Don't think I need that anymore.

    [edit] seems like the default upload setting is 800x600 and can't find anywhere to change that. I dont want the full sized shot up there but I do want a bit bigger than that.
     
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  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    This is the filterstorm processed shot... I think. I now have several versions of Tom's feet. Anyway, this was uploaded to flickr from the iPhoto application (I doubt that I will ever use that for editing... I don't now, on the computer) but at least it uploads the full size and displays it in the size you want.


    tom's feet again by kyte50, on Flickr
     
  3. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Last of all, a shot off the poor old F550EXR which I had been ignoring, and processed in Filterstorm. Size constrained by me. Its a shame that the ipad apps want to call them all "photo"


    Tugboat by kyte50, on Flickr
     
  4. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    Nice stuff. I am also a big fan of FS PRO. You can download other templates created by users. You can load direct to flickr.......just click on the + sign for destinations and add as a destination from drop down list. You can decide if public or not and if iptc settings shown etc
     
  5. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Thanks for that, Pete. I dont yet have the Pro version but have this morning put it on my wishlist. I really don't think I'll bother with photoshop touch.
     
  6. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    Sue, have you looked into Snapseed? It's made by Nik (Silver Efex Pro, etc.) and is quite good.
     
  7. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Yes, Chuck, as said in first post, decided not to use it. Too much temptation to throw in the fancy stuff. Just looking at basic processing at this time, and Filterstorm is brilliant for that. FSPro looks even better.
     
  8. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

    758
    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    Sue, I looked at FS Pro in the App Store, and it had several really poor reviews. I need to understand that more before adding that to the toolkit.

    For now, Snapseed and Photogene are primaries for me, with Filterstorm and Photo fx Ultra in the second tier. As I haven't moved up from iPad 1, PS Touch isn't an option.

    P.S. Missed your reference to Snapseed in your original post; sorry about that.
     
  9. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I didnt read the reviews, but it is quite expensive for what it is (and $5 more than the Adobe offering). I'll go back and read the reviews and make a decision then, but I really like the lite version. I'm not sure about photogene. Had a free version IIRC, and dumped it. Perhaps it needs another look. There are so many apps for processing, its hard to sort wheat from chaff. Also there are no subdivisions for camera/processing/junk, which makes the weeding more difficult. Working on it though :)
     
  10. Crsnydertx

    Crsnydertx SC Top Veteran

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    Jan 21, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    I went on a photo app binge when I first bought my iPhone, and I have literally dozens of apps that I used once or twice before settling into a handful. Then the iPad came along, and processing on the iPhone became a thing of the past. Photogene was the original "must-have" iPad app, and I just stuck with it. It looks like the new version of Filterstorm (now 4 I believe) is worth a closer look; I will do that!
     
  11. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Don't forget phototoaster and pixlromatic (which also has a web editor as well as being available on multiple platforms). They are in my "bag" for regular use.