Some of the best iPad photography apps around have been listed below and they should help you fill up albums with neat shots. Whether you are hunting for options to make the captured images look better or you are deploying your recently acquired DSRL to take snaps, the offerings in this roundup should serve you well. Then again, if you are a budding photographer or simply pursuing it as a hobby, apps such as 100 Cameras in 1, iPhoto and others could prove to be quite useful. So run through the detailed summary of each candidate we have jotted down just for you.
The Camera+ app facilitates in-app photography and gives you the liberty to adjust focus and exposure, amidst other features. It won’t be wrong to say that this popular app enhances the results captured from the onboard point-and-shoot camera. Plus, you are bound to receive blur-free and sharp images with the integrated stabilizer.
You can also enjoy 6× digital zoom when capturing snaps from within the app and save your favorite shots. Other editing effects, tools as well as interesting borders are in place to complete the look of your images. With Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr integration, you know it will just take a few taps to flaunt your photography skills to the world.
There probably cannot be a photography apps roster without Instagram being included in it. So here we have the application that has become quite renowned for not only delivering neat photo-sharing methods, but also tagging along interesting editing options. Filters like Earlybird, Rise, Amaro, Hudson and Lo-fi along with border options as well as effects such as tilt-shift blur are part of the package. Everytime you launch the app, you will see recent snaps put up by your friends and photographers from across the globe. A great learning tool for budding photographers, with this offering you can comment on your friends’ works and ask them to give you feedback on the images put up by you. Needless to say, photographs can be instantly uploaded on Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Foursquare, Facebook and Posterous.
As the name suggests, Photosync hops onto the scenario to free you of wires when transferring images onto your PC and other iDevices. The app also sends your snaps to Facebook, SmugMug, Flickr, Box, Zenfolio, Dropbox, Picasa/Google+, iDisk, WebDAV and more. All you are required to do is select the content and the target and let the software do all the work in the background.
An unlimited number of photos or videos can be transferred on the fly. There is a Quick Transfer mode within the app, to save time and a Quicklook mode to simply browse through the photographs. The application also gives you the liberty to directly connect with other iDevices and easily transfer data over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
As you may have guessed from the title, the LongTime Exposure Calculator landing amongst our iPad photography apps is very much just that. It is an offering that will calculate long exposures for you when you are employing the Neutral Density (ND) filter on your camera. It apparently does its job well and above all, you will not have to shell out a dime to get your hands on this software. So if you require that long time exposure to get the desired shot, you can quit manually calculating it or trying combinations on your high-end camera and turn to this app on your iPad. You have to simply punch in the estimated shutter speed as well as f/stops and filter names and allow the software to calculate the long time exposure for you.
If you have been utilizing your iPad to capture those precious moments quite often, then you probably have the 100 Cameras in 1 application sitting on the homescreen. The offering tags along 100 effects to enhance the images that you have taken on those long vacations and at other events. What’s more, you can directly export these effects to Instagram and also dabble in high resolution effects at 2000 × 2000 pixels to breathe life into those precious moments.
Another addition to this candidate in our iPad photography apps, includes an Explore area complete with links and hints on tweaking snaps. Images can be directly shared through Twitter, Facebook, SmugMug as well as Flickr and you can email the edited images to family and friends.
iPhoto for your iPad probably needs no introduction. It comes with a beautiful user interface and interesting editing features in its kitty. The offering lands with smart browsing that includes using simple gestures, dabbling in multiple photo views and tapping to select amidst other attributes. Multi-touch editing and brushes are some of the tools that can be used for color correction, to change saturation, airbrushing and more.
You can even maintain an in-app photo journal which is completely personalized since it allows arranging the images, putting in captions, dates and maps. Besides Facebook and Flickr integration, you could publish the journals to iCloud as web pages and share them for the world to see.
Photobucket is yet another option in our iPad photography apps lineup that you may probably have a good idea about. This entrant is meant to do more than just permit you to upload your videos and images to Photobucket. Photos form Photobucket’s media library can be easily downloaded directly to your iDevice. It allows for seamlessly creating and managing albums and now rolls in with the geo-tagging feature. If you take images from within the app with geo-tagging switched on, your location will also get uploaded with your images. And yes, the uploading can happen in the background while you are doing other things on your iPad. Amongst many other features, it facilitates easily organizing media, swiftly accessing URLs and more.
DOFMaster is one app that you may wish you had downloaded a lot earlier, that’s if you don’t already have it. Another off-camera calculator of sorts, this one reckons depth of field indicated by the ‘DOF’ in its title. Within the software, you have to put in which lens you are deploying and the f/stop combination. This will help the app in calculating hyperfocal distance, depth of field, near focus limit and far focus limit. One key attribute is that it undertakes calculations for both for film as well as digital cameras. So ardent photographers can leave the tough task to the app and indulge in doing what they do best – photography.
Do you see any of these best iPad photography apps as a potential companion to your image snapping expeditions on the Apple tablet? Drop in a comment to tell us what you liked from the platter and which you choose to dispose off as unworthy for the photographer in you.