Import, Edit & Sync Photos from your DSLR Camera… All on your iPad 2!
Wow, who said great things don’t come in small packages? Not to sound like a fanboy or anything, but Apple’s iPad 2 has really been rocking my socks! Between staying connected with my social networks, organizing all of my favorite news readers & feeds, streamlining the way I handle my clients, scheduling and invoicing, and now, being able to import all of my photos from my Canon 7D DSLR camera, edit the photos, and upload them wirelessly to my FTP server, flickr, facebook, etc has brought an entire new meaning to mobility.
Not only do I no longer need to carry my $3,000 laptop with me everywhere I go, I can use my iPad 2 as a backup device for my photo shoots, as well as an intermediate place to store images/video during an all day shoot, where I may use more than (2) 32 gig compact flash cards in a single session (especially HD video). I now have roughly 50 gigs on my 64gig iPad 2, along with (2x) 32 gigs of data on my compact flash cards. When I get home, I transfer all of that data to my working drive, as well as my data backups. Most people would say that’s overboard, but what about for those overnight/weekend trips? Or when I go hiking, and want to do some cool time-lapsing. I always need a place to offload data, and also verify that I was able to get the shot that I wanted. The iPad 2 enables me to do this without lugging around a ton of additional batters and bulky gear. This is just another one of many different ways that you can squeeze a little more productivity out of your day, without added stress.
What iPad apps do I use for syncing and photo editing you ask? Here are a few…
PhotoSync – http://www.photosync-app.com/
The iPad 2 has proven to be cost effective, as it is a great way to stay connected, increase productivity with less time consumed, and is an excellent source of entertainment all in one device. Although, the iPad 2 is not a device that everyone needs, or could be implemented into just anyone’s work-flow as easily as I have — I urge those interested in making the investment, to give it a shot! I (for one) am really looking forward to what is to come in the future for iOS devices. Will the android tablet platform ever catch up? Not if their apps don’t start scooping up big helpings of benefits and added productivity into its users lives, as Apple has exemplified in past, present, and seemingly future, as it rolls out its interfaces into the sales, engineering & medical industry. But that’s a whole other article, which will be out soon!
Until then, take care!