This is a guest post by Neil Jones.
The iPad is selling in large numbers simply because it is making work, hobbies and entertainment easier and more accessible for people of all age groups. It is a tablet computer that scores with its sleek and elegant design, small form factor and being lightweight makes it so convenient to have as a companion. The iPad is rapidly becoming the most preferred portable computer that is able to accomplish any and every task for all kinds of professional needs and personal recreation through pursuit of hobbies and interests.
The iPad assists photographers, cinematographers and videographers in their work with the help of many apps tailor made for their requirements. The apps help to bring out the best results and simplify the chain of processes that have to be completed after the pictures have been clicked. They enhance the results and bring out the best photographic results. Some of the best ones to have are:
Filterstorm – This free app helps the user to accomplish multiple tasks like loading and saving images, crop or change from color to black and white, and adjust brightness, contrasts etc. It takes care of all the mobile photo editing requirements of professional and amateur photographers. The features are specialized and provide superior results as compared to the software found on desktop computers for similar jobs.
SmugMug - This app helps users see full screen pictures with slideshows and videos which can be delivered right to the client. It helps to create a portable portfolio and help in clinching business deals. This app also comes free of cost.
Easy Release - This app has been designed for professional photographers, by specialist photographers familiar with the requirements of their trade. This sleek application from ApplicationGap helps to get rid of paper release forms and helps to collect the required data and signatures, saves them in PDF and JPEG format and mails them to the user’s account. It is available in 12 languages commonly used in other photo agencies like Getty Images, Alamy etc. This feature rich app is available for under $10, but is worth the price.
Lighttrac - This app is a useful assistant for photographers since it helps to get the details about the elevation of the sun, its direction at every time of the day anywhere in the world. This helps photographers use specific locations like ponds and streams when the sun shines on them, for specific cinematography requirements. It is a steal for just $3.99.
Artist’s Touch - This great app helps touch up any photo taken and give it a special enhanced effect. It can make paintings out of pictures with its 11 different brushes, change the background into anything unique, change colors, and much more. In short it can transform a photo completely for any photographer. It comes for a small sum of $4.99.
These iPad apps are a good starting point for all photographers needing special enhanced results, and can be supplemented later with other apps that are launched from time to time.
About the author: Neil is head of marketing for eMobileScan, one of the UK’s leading handheld computers. We also specialize in the Motorola MC3190 range designed for the retail industry.
The PCMech.com weekly newsletter has been running strong for over 8 years. Sign up to get tech news, updates and exclusive content - right in your inbox. Also get (several) free gifts.