Is the New Capture One for iPad Enough to Win Over Lightroom Users?

Capture One for iPad is finally making its debut eight years after competitor Adobe Lightroom came to the platform. This is the future CEO Rafael Orta spoke about with us last year. And while this is a new beginning for Capture One’s mobile future, we’re not yet seeing the AI features he hinted at. Maybe that will come in future releases. At the moment, Capture One for iPad is most likely going to change how so many photographers use the program. Here’s what you need to know about Capture One for iPad.

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Capture One is Now One Step Closer to the Product We Want

Today, a pretty big update is coming to Capture One. It starts with the fact that you can now finally import images from the iPad app into Capture One Pro on the computer. But then things like Sony wireless tethering have come too. While some folks may sit there and think that it’s simply Capture One catching up to Adobe, it’s so much more than that. Once you consider that Capture One works with the manufacturers on support of their products, you start to see how much better the camera world is about to get.

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Does the New iPad Pro Offer Anything New for Photographers?

The new iPad Pro certainly looks slick, but we’re not sure it’s ready to replace your laptop just yet.

We’re not going to lie; we have been eagerly awaiting the launch of the new iPad Pro for a while now. Yesterday, Apple finally delivered. The iPad has grown from its early days of being a content consumption device into a capable content creation device. Apple’s slogan for the new iPad Pro is ‘your next computer is not a computer,’ but is it really ready for creatives to use full time?

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The DoBox Pro Makes the iPad Pro Easier for Photographers to Use

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The DoBox Pro promises to help you get more done while on the road with your iPad Pro.

Thanks to the recent update to the new iPadOS, users of Apple’s iPad Pro series, and even users of regular iPad’s have seen some dramatic changes to their tablets. The latest update added a host of new features, including support for external storage, mouse and trackpad support, and full file management. As you can imagine, many users now see the iPad Pros as a viable alternative to carrying around a full-blown laptop. Companies like DoBox Ltd are now making accessories that make that even more feasible. Their new DoBox Pro is aimed at iPad Pro power users like photographers, and it will bring a lot of connectivity options to the platform. Continue reading…

The Libra Trackpad and Keyboard Turns Your iPad Into a Mac Alternative

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The Libra Trackpad and Keyboard should help you get much more out of your iPad Pro.

The Apple’s iPad Pro is an incredible devices that allow media and content creators to get work done while on the road. The iPad can do just about as much as a Mac, but the on-screen keyboard leaves a lot to be desired. The Libra Trackpad and Keyboard from Sentis is aiming to make the iPad Pro more user-friendly for those who require a mouse and a keyboard. Join us after the break to find out more about this innovative iPad add-on. Continue reading…

The iPad Pro Is a Powerhouse for Creators, But Could Always Be Better

The iPad Pro has proven itself to be a powerful tool for photographers on the go, and with new models on the horizon, we take a quick look at what current models bring to the creator’s table, and what we’d like to see going forward.

The iPad Pro can be found in photography studios and photographers’ tool kits around the globe and they’re used for good reason. While I don’t always agree with what Apple does, it is hard to deny the fact that the company has the best tablet ever made as part of their portfolio. The iPad Pro took the device to new heights, and its capabilities were quickly loved by those in creative fields. Here we take a quick look at why the iPad Pro can become a photographer’s best friend, and what we would love to see in new models going forward. Continue reading…

First Impressions: Hasselblad X1D II (Better in Every Way Possible)

The Hasselblad X1D II has a bigger emphasis on improving many of the problems of the first camera.

Photographers who went ahead and purchased the original Hasselblad X1D will be happy that they bought into the system; because the Hasselblad X1D II is promising to not only be much more affordable but is supposed to best its predecessor in every way possible. Hasselblad admitted to us in our press preview of the camera that they did everything that they could with the hardware. But there are limitations. With the Hasselblad X1D II, the company is looking to up its ante across the field. Still, a camera designed for the photographer on the go that needs medium format quality and performance, one of the coolest things that they’re doing is making a very useful tethering solution via the iPad. This is bound to be useful when on location with a producer/creative director/client over your shoulder. We had under an hour to play with the new Hasselblad X1D II recently, and here are our initial thoughts.

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WhiteWall’s AR App Shows You How a Photo Print Looks on Your Wall

Take the guess work out of how your images will look on your homes walls with this cool augmented reality app from WhiteWall.

Have you ever wondered what some of your images would look like if they were framed and were hanging on your walls? Have you decided against purchasing images before because you just couldn’t picture if they would fit in? Thanks to the wonders of augmented reality, and a new app from WhiteWall, you can now see exactly what your images will look like when they’re being displayed in all their glory. All you need is a smartphone. Join us after the break to find out more about this amazing technology, and for the official WhiteWall press release.
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Report: Adobe Working on a Full Version of Photoshop for iPad

Following in the footsteps of their experiment with Lightroom CC, a new report indicates Adobe has new plans for Photoshop on iPad.

Say what you will about Lightroom CC, but what Adobe has done here over the last year or two in developing a single cohesive experience for users across mobile phone and tablet experiences as well as on traditional computing platforms such as laptops and desktops has been impressive. Now, according to a Bloomberg report, Adobe is taking what they have learned through that endeavor and have shifted their Photoshop strategy in a similar direction, with a fully functional Photoshop app for iPad. Continue reading…

Adobe Lightroom Is Finally Letting You Sync Your Presets Cross-Platform

Preset Syncing has long been a dream for Lightroom users and Adobe has finally made it happen

If you have ever had to split your post-processing work between multiple computers, maybe a laptop and a desktop, then you have known the pain of making sure that both have all of the correct files and presets in order to finish the job. It has been a while since Lightroom added the ability to sync files through the cloud, but the ability to easily sync presets has never materialized…until now!

Today Adobe announced quite possibly the biggest update to the Lightroom CC ecosystem to date, and it’s headline feature is the ability to sync your presets (either those you have made personally or those bought through a third party) across your entire array of Lightroom CC apps; including Lightroom CC Desktop, Lightroom CC Classic, LR CC iOS, LR CC Android, LR CC ChromeOS, and even the web browser based version of Lightroom. This means that once you import your presets into Lightroom they will now also be synced across all of your connected LR devices. This is huge! Continue reading…

First Impressions Review: Adobe Lightroom Classic CC April 2018 Update (Mac, PC and iPad Test)

Adobe Lightroom Classic CC just got a big update involving the way Profiles work

Today, Adobe Lightroom Classic CC is receiving a pretty big update: the way camera profiles work is getting a revamp. They’re first and foremost moving to the top of the interface and Adobe has been working with a number of third party companies to create even more. Profiles are pretty big if you wanted your RAW image to look the way that the JPEG preview did. For Fujifilm users, being able to apply the Astia, Velvia or Acros film simulations are huge–and Profiles did those. For Sony, being able to add something like their Portrait or Clear simulation is also pretty big. And for Canon, there are options like Faithful, Landscape, etc. In addition to that, Adobe has added a number of their own options.

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The Photo Guide: App Based Photography Learning For Our Generation

What do you do when you come across something related to photography that you don’t know? Maybe a new term or a technique you were previously unaware of? Chances are that you do what most people do when they don’t know something–you Google it. But when you do this you end up with a ton of extra things that may or may not be relevant, or even correct. The Photo Guide is an app for iOS that is designed to fix this problem by giving you access to photography education and learning in an app where you can be sure that you are not wasting your time searching through pages of junk websites to find the answer you were looking for. Continue reading…

Streetography Aims To Help You Find The Best Places To Shoot In Town

Let’s face it, one of the hardest parts about photographing in a new and unfamiliar place is finding the good spots to shoot. It takes time, knowledge, and skill to roam and find the best spots to shoot even when you live in an area, so finding enough time to do so while you are traveling or visiting a new place is difficult. Luckily a new app called Streetography aims to make this process easier by crowd sourcing image location data to highlight the best places to shoot.  Continue reading…

How I’m Learning to Avoid Editing Photos on My Computer

It seems like Apple and the entire web are trying to move photographers towards editing and working off of tablets. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing; but we all know that RAW files are how you can get the most out of the images that you shoot. For what it’s worth though, editing a JPEG is also a very viable option that many photographers do when trying to quickly promote something or get the news out there about something specific.

In the past two years in fact, Iv’e found myself wanting to sit and edit less and less–instead opting to work on the files on my phone or tablet.

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Kodak Professional Film App Now Helps You Find Development Locations

Today, Kodak Alaris announced that their Professional Film Photography app is now available for the iPad and Android in addition to the fact that iPhone users are getting new updates to their app.

The app is awesome for the analog shooters amongst us that want to keep supporting the alternative process of taking images compared to the more conventional digital format these days. It includes tech specs on each film, a sample photo, a sun calculator that lets you know when sunset is, a guide to teach you what types of film to use and BW darkroom home development tips and tricks.

More features are after the jump. The Kodak Professional Film app is available for free download right now.

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Help Us With Our Most Ambitious Project Yet: La Noir Image Magazine

Hey folks,

Last year I started La Noir Image: my love letter to contemporary black and white photography. It’s worked well enough but has been on hiatus in preparation for its next step forward.

As La Noir Image moves forward as a business, we’re proud to officially announce our brand new KickStarter initiative to fund stage two of the business.

La Noir Image is looking to evolve; and in order to do so we need to become quite a bit more interactive. This interactivity can only be delivered through an e-magzine; and so we’re looking to create an app with subscription, interactivity, etc. We’re asking for $35,000 to fund the first year of the magazine. This money will go towards the monthly expenses: including paying workers fair wages, video production, app design and distribution, etc.

If funded, we can have the first issue out by the end of September.

So please, help us move forward and continue to create something beautiful. Consider funding our Kickstarter initiative.


Chris Gampat

Announcing: La Noir Image Issue 0

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Hey everyone,

Late last year, I announced a brand new site: La Noir Image. This site was tailored to lovers of Black and White Photography and had a very high emphasis on just the art. After taking a short break from it to figure out how the business is going to move forward, I announced earlier this year that it’s going to evolve into an iPad magazine. Today, La Noir Image Issue 0: the prototype is available for download free of charge. Currently it is a PDF and can be enjoyed on your computer, phone or tablet. But the final version is going to be targeted at the iPad audience.

Do keep in mind that this is only a prototype/proof of concept, and the actual iPad magazine will be a lot more like other e-Mags like the BJP: and therefore embrace the use of the web to incorporate videos. The content will also include essays and tutorials. But in the body of a standard PDF file, this is what we’re capable of doing.

If you’ve never checked out a real iPad magazine, I highly suggest that you do. It’s a much better and more immersive experience that what the web can deliver.

La Noir Image is going to turn into a full on iPad magazine designed for you to curl up with and soak in inspiration. With the help of designer Ian Pettigrew and an incredible team, this project is going to move forward to its ambitious next step: a Kickstarter. More details on this will come.

Enjoy it! And I’m very willing to hear your feedback.

Grant Hodgeon: Ditching the Laptop Editing Workflow

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All images by Grant Hodgeon. Used with permission.

Photographer Grant Hodgeon is a Digital Imaging tech who recently decided to ditch the laptop when it came to editing and publishing a photo essay. Instead of editing on a laptop in Lightroom, he used his Fujifilm X100T to upload the images to his iPad Pro, edit in VSCO and publish to Storehouse. The images were from his vacation in New York.

Grant attributes part of his compositional and creative skills to looking at the images of other people every day.

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