Did you purchase the new iPad when it came out? The new iPad boasts the best screen in the biz, with up to four times the pixel density of ordinary screens. That means you get amazingly crisp photos and details you probably haven’t noticed before. With the Retina Display, the new iPad is the perfect tool for viewing and editing your masterpieces. Here are 5 ways to enjoy your photos on it.
Take photos with your new iPad
The new iPad comes with a built in 5 megapixel camera that’s actually pretty decent. It probably won’t be your favorite camera, but as I always say, the best camera is the one you have with you. Ever since I got my new iPad, I've been using it to edit my photos, and sometimes even taking photos. You get to go straight from taking the photos to editing them right from your iPad. I love it when I don’t have to import anything from my camera.
Edit your photos with iPhoto
When Apple announced the new iPad, they also announced a new iPhoto app to accompany it. iPhoto for iPad is a somewhat simplified photo editing app, but who cares? You’re editing your images while sitting on the couch and enjoying a cup of coffee.
iPhoto for iPad includes brightness controls, white balance adjustment, cropping tools, hue/saturation controls, sharpening, the healing brush and much more.
Join photography sharing communities like Flickr and Instagram
I really wish Apple would release a new Mac with the Retina display, because I’ve gotta tell you, I don’t want to look at my photos on any other screen but my new iPad. The new iPad is the ideal device for discussing and viewing photography with your friends. I’ve become a member of Instagram (see my review of Instagram on my sister site, Camera Phone Secrets), and I’ve always been on Flickr. It’s great to finally see my friends’ photos at the height of their potential.
Use iBooks Author to create and share photo books with your friends
Have you heard of iBooks Author? Apple released it in January. It’s a tool that allows you to create and publish iBooks for your friends and the iBooks Store itself. iBooks Author is a completely free download that’s only available for the Mac. People are already creating photography templates to use with iBooks Author. Once you get one of these templates, all you have to do is drag your photos right on to the page.
With iBooks Author, you can iBook and then literally email it to your friends who have iPads. I can’t think of a better way to share your photography with the people who are close to you.
Stream your photos to your TV
If you have an Apple T.V. device, you can stream your photos straight from your iPad with AirPlay. This is great when you have friends over, and you want to show them what you’ve been up to lately. I also like to see how my photos look from the big screen perspective. It gives me a sense of how immersive my photos are. The Retina Display is amazing, but it definitely helps to get this extra perspective too.
I really think this latest iPad is the best suited to photographers and other creatives. Get out there and give it a try. I think you’ll like what you see.
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