Top 10 iPad Apps for Photographers

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Here’s a collection of some of the Best Photo Apps for your iPad. Some really cool stuff here

1. CameraBag
The New York Times says “If you buy just one filter app, make it CameraBag.” – Dramatically enhance your photos using the many classic camera and film simulations in CameraBag. It’s like having a dozen unique cameras all in one app!Screen shot 2012-12-14 at 11.33.49 AM CameraBag focuses on emulating styles and processes from some of the most interesting cameras of the past to enhance the mood of an image, and the results are stunning.The cameras included in CameraBag are:”Helga” – Square-format toy camera with washed-out highlights and old-school vignetting.”Colorcross” – Hazy, chemical color-swapping straight from the darkroom.”Instant” – No need to shake this instant-developing film.”Magazine” – Rich tones for glossy pages.”1974″ – Your father’s camera: faded, tinted, and hip.”Lolo” – Shoot from the hip and take life as it comes with vibrant, colorful shots.”Plastic” – Sweet honey tones like these could only come from the cheapest of cameras.”Cinema” – Dramatic, moody coloring with a widescreen aspect ratio.”Silver” – From the earliest days of photography, when taking a shot was a much larger production than it is now.”1962″ – Dynamic, high-contrast black and white from the photojournalism of a bygone era.”Mono” – Smooth, refined, balanced black and white.”Infrared” – Simulation of the popular landscape photography technique.”Fisheye” – Go ahead, get too close to the lens.”Original” – Just in case you got it right the first time.To use CameraBag simply:1. Select. Take a new photo from inside the app(iPhone only) or choose one from your library (iPhone or iPod Touch).2. Filter. Quickly swipe between CameraBag’s cameras to view your photo in the various styles.3. Save. You can save the same photo in multiple styles to the Camera Roll.4. Share. Email your photo to friends or you favorite photo sharing service.

2. Adobe Photoshop Express (As shown in the video above by Geekanoids)
Screen shot 2012-12-14 at 11.42.16 AMEdit and share — anywhere**Carphone Warehouse Appy award winner!**Adobe Photoshop Express software lets you use simple gestures to quickly edit and share photos from your mobile device. HAVE FUN ON THE RUN With Photoshop Express, it’s easy to improve your photos. Choose from a variety of one-touch effects, or simply drag your finger across the screen to crop, rotate, or adjust color. Add artistic filters like Soft Focus or Sketch. And never fear: A copy of your original file is always saved, and you can undo and redo changes until you get just the look you want.Top editing features• Basics: Crop, Straighten, Rotate, and Flip• Color: Exposure, Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Saturation, Tint, and Temperature• Filters: Black & White, Colorize, Sketch, Soft Focus, Sharpen, and Reduce Noise• Effects: Vibrant, Pop, Border, Vignette Blur, Warm Vintage, Rainbow, White Glow, Soft Black and White, and 45 additional effects that can be purchased• Borders: Rectangle, Rounded, Oval, Soft Edge, Vignette, Rough Edge, Halftone, Film Emulsion, and 40 additional borders and frames that can be purchasedIn-App Purchase: Adobe Effects Pack (available for iPhone 3G and newer, iPad 1 and newer, and iPod Touch 2nd generation and newer)Give your photos fun, fresh looks using more than 45 eye-catching effects.• Adjust effects with simple dragging motions.• Preview effects on your photos before you apply them.• Try effects before you buy the pack.In-App Purchase: Adobe Camera Pack (available for iPhone 3GS and newer, iPad 1 and 2, iPod Touch 3rd and 4th generation)• Reduce Noise: Even the best phone cameras can introduce small amounts of grain and speckling—called noise—into your photos. The Reduce Noise feature smooths out those flaws to quickly improve your photos. It’s fast, accurate, and puts professional Adobe Photoshop quality in the palm of your hand.• Self Timer: Get yourself in the photo or just ensure a steadier shot by setting a camera timer to 3- or 1-second intervals before your photo is snapped.• Auto Review: Make sure you get a good shot and delete it if you don’t. Auto Review gives you a quick look at your picture before the action passes you by.In-App Purchase: Adobe Border Pack (available for iPhone 3G and newer, iPad 1 and newer, and iPod Touch 2nd generation and newer)• Explore different looks for your photos with over 40 vibrant borders & frames.• Change border colors by simply dragging over your photo.• Preview borders on your photos before you apply them.• Try borders before you buy the pack.Note: To restore/transfer your purchases to a new device, you can go into the Purchase section of Settings in Adobe Photoshop Express and tap the Restore Purchase button.Photoshop Express is brought to you by Adobe, makers of the Photoshop family of products.

3. PhotoSync – wirelessly transfers your photos and videos
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PhotoSync will transform your photo handling forever. It‘s the first app that makes wireless transfer of your photos/videos from or to your computer and other iOS devices – a breeze. PhotoSync also transfers to Dropbox, Picasa/Google+, Facebook, SmugMug, 500px, Flickr, Box, Zenfolio, (S)FTP, WebDAV, SykDrive & Google Drive. You need never use a cable again!

4. 100 Cameras in 1 HD
From our friends over at Stuck In Customs~~Unleash your creativity and easily share your creations with this amazing photo capture and editing app.Supports the new iPad (aka, iPad 3rd generation) with its more powerful camera and high Screen shot 2012-12-14 at 11.50.51 AMresolution photos! Also works great on the iPad 1 and iPad 2! We’re excited about the feedback we’ve received! “I love 100 Cameras!” – iPad Today, Sarah Lane”Trey Ratcliff releases one of the Sexiest Photo Editing apps for iPad” – Robert ScobleUSA Today says, “It’s a simple yet powerful way to add fun effects to your captured memories.”Benefits:➤ Take new photos from right within the app (iPad 2 and 3 only)➤ Fast, simple, and light. Designed for speed and ease-of-use.➤ Export 100 New Effects directly to Instagram!➤ Use your existing library to give existing photos 100 new magical looks➤ 100 different effects that use mixes of hardlight, overlay, and more with beautiful textures from around the world.➤ A “new” kind of app that takes the editing process in new, beautiful directions➤ Share your photos on email, Twitter, Facebook, SmugMug, Instagram and Flickr!➤ Gamecenter support. Unlock fun achievements! Other features:➤ Poetic names so that you get a general feel of the effect to put you in a creative mood➤ A new “Explore” area with helpful hints, good links, and even more➤ Uses a predictive algorithm to guess which way you will “swipe” the image next so that the upcoming effects load instantly ♥ Enjoy “100 Cameras in 1” iPhone Version and iPad Version!

5. Filterstorm
Screen shot 2012-12-14 at 11.57.03 AMFilterstorm has been designed from the ground up to meet your iPad and iPhone photo editing needs. Using a uniquely crafted touch interface, Filterstorm allows for more intuitive editing than its desktop counterparts with a toolset designed for serious photography. A favorite of Photojournalists, Filterstorm is at home in a professional workflow, or for anyone who simply wants to get the most out of their pictures while on the road.Filterstorm contains a suite of powerful tools including layers, curves manipulation, color correction abilities, noise reduction, sharpening, vignetting, and black and white conversion fine-tuning. It also includes the powerful ability to adjust masks by brush, color range, gradient, and vignettes.Tutorial videos are available at and are linked to from within the app.Features:• Layers (Max 5 at a time. When a 6th is added, the bottom two layers will be automatically merged)• Ability to apply adjustments to entire image, by brush, gradient, color range, vignette, or selecting opacity.• Send images via Email, FTP,SFTP, Flickr, Dropbox, Twitter, and Facebook• Export high-res images. Suggested max: 22MP (iPad2/iPhone4S), 7.5MP (iPhone 4), 5MP (iPad 1)• Save edits as automations to apply to other images• Edit masks with brushes (adjustable size, softness, and opacity)• Edit masks with gradients• Edit masks by color selection• Edit masks by vignette• Combine multiple images using layers and masks• Curves: Luminance, RGB, Red, Green, Blue, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow• Levels tool: Luminance, RGB, Red, Green, Blue, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow• Autoexposure• Brightness/Contrast• Shadows/Highlights• Color balance• White point picker• Temperature• Saturation• Text tool• Black and white fine-tuning• Image editing History• Cropping, with the ability to specify aspect ratio• Scaling/Scale to Fit• Rotation & Image Straightening• Add Borders• Combine multiple exposures• Vignetting (circular, or oval scaled to image aspect ratio)• Sharpen• Tone map (Simulated HDR)• Blur• Noise reduction• Add noise• Clone Tool• Numerous layer blend modes• EXIF support for JPEG and some RAWs• IPTC support: For a full list of supported metadata tags, visit Filterstorm’s website at http://filterstorm.comRecommended by “Rough Guide to the iPad””Filterstorm was designed for the iPad from the beginning, and is a study in limitation and excellence.” – App Craver”While Filterstorm certainly won’t replace your image-optimization workflow on your desktop computer, it can prove useful (and fun) enough that you will want to put it to use for quick adjustments to fine-tune an image you want to share via your iPad. ” – Digital Photo Pro

6. Easy Release – Model Release App
♥ Very proud to be named in “Top 100 Apps for 2011” by Terry White’s ♥Easy Release by ApplicationGap replaces inconvenient paper model release and property release forms with a slick, streamlined application designed byScreen shot 2012-12-14 at 12.01.43 PM professional photographers for professional photographers. Fully supports iPad, iPhone and iPod-Touch.► Lets you collect all the data and signatures you need right on your iPhone, then mails a PDF and JPEG of the release right to you. ► Import model and witness information from your contacts. Get location data from a list of previously used.► Comes pre-bundled with industry standard model and property releases in 13 languages that are currently in use by leading photo agencies like Getty Images, Alamy and others.► Use the iPhone, iPad2, or iPod-Touch (4th Gen) camera to shoot and embed an ID photo right into the release PDF.► Customizable “branding header” for logo image, company name, and contact info can be turned on/off per release or release type.► Release legal text is now fully customizable. Add your own TFCD, TFP, or any other kind of releases!► Add as many custom model and property versions as you want.► Custom releases may contain “field-placeholders” for inserting data into the body of your legal text. Simply prepare your custom releases in an email to yourself then copy/paste into Easy Release!► Select legal text version to use on a per-release basis.► For each release, you may specify an optional “Addendum” to legal text which prints below your text.► User Interface Languages: Swedish, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese► Release languages included: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Swedish, Russian, Polish, Chinese (simplified and Taiwan), Portuguese (Brazilian and European), Japanese, Dutch, Norwegian, Finnish.►► Approved for use by Getty Images, iStockPhoto and Alamy, among others.

7. iWatermark
Screen shot 2012-12-14 at 12.11.55 PM★The essential Watermarking App for Professionals, Business and Personal Use★ Easily, secure, protect your photos/art with a visible text or graphic or QR watermark. Once added to a photo this visible watermark displays your creation and ownership. Watermarking is increasingly important and like signing your name to a photo to subtly display, no matter where your photo goes, that its yours. Watermarking can also be used to add a personal message or fun graphics to any photo.Video Review by the Daily App Show: to all iWatermark users for the great reviews, feedback and suggestions. We promise as the iOS evolves iWatermark will evolve.★ iWatermark, is the only watermarking tool available for all 4 platforms iPhone/iPad, Mac and Windows. iWatermark is the most popular multiple platform utility in the world to watermark photos for photographers. ★

8. MobileMonet Free Give your photos an artistic touch! MobileMonet Free converts a photo to a beautiful artistic rendering employing a creative interactive process. And it’s FREE! The Screen shot 2012-12-14 at 12.21.27 PMUnique Sketch/Paint Process MobileMonet generates a black and white sketch version of any picture you select. There are settings to adjust the sketch to your liking. MobileMonet then lets you paint onto the sketch using a soft flow brush tool that applies a painterly version of the original photo. The more you brush, the more paint is applied. It’s deceptively simple, but very creative. Brush in just the areas you want to highlight. You can adjust the paint settings to get just look you want. See the screenshots for some examples. You really have to try it yourself to see how fun and creative it can be. Complete Professional App MobileMonet supports multiple undo, live controls, high speed brushing, pan and zoom and device orientation. Images can be loaded from the Photo Album, Camera or Clipboard and can be saved to the Album, eMail, MMS, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Tumblr and Twitter. The paid version of MobileMonet provides higher resolution output, multiple undo, creative control and a persistent edited documents list.

9. Eye Color Booth HD – Multicolor Eye Changer
Screen shot 2012-12-14 at 12.25.56 PMChange your eyes into amazing multi-colored eyes with a beautifully textured iris. The results are mesmer-EYE-zing… a halo is created with multiple colors to create the most realistic stunning results! Include your friends – it works with both individuals and groups.

★ Create single, multi-colored or full-spectrum eyes!
★ Erase Tool – Touch up the final photo to remove any excess color
★ Save results to photo library or share via email, Facebook or TwitterCompletely redesigned for iPad with HD resolution and and these bonus features

… OH MY!
★ Edit and Save images in HIGH RESOLUTION★ Pro FX – Colorize the original image to any color for unlimited possibilities!

10. LightKit

(Demo Video above from Peter Hartwig)

LightKit is the ultimate lighting tool for your iPad! Light Kit is an app that turns your iPad into a host of different studio lights. It’s the simplest way to get great looking light and reflections on miniatures, packshots and pictures in general.LightKit 1.0 comes with 12 different lightsources that you can pick and choose from.


Derrick Castle says:

iWatermark has been truly useful to me as a photographer. I use it all the time.

Absolutely, Derrick! It’s a great little app that I use all the time too. 🙂

Lorenzo says:

Hey! There’s a free APP for photographers worth being on this list! “Litmind” is a social network for photographers, models, stylists and agencies, perfect for fashion photographers searching for models and so! Check out here:

Lorenzo… Litmind looks pretty cool. Thanks for sharing!

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