Help me outfit my mom's ipad to include photography tools she will like
October 8, 2012 9:16 AM Subscribe
Getting mom an iPad. She says she wants a camera connector (she has a Canon EOS 40D) and "Photoshop" for it. She uses Photoshop on her iMac. I see Photoshop Express and Photoshop Tools. Should I get both/neither/something else? Are there good ipad-based tutorials for how to use Photoshop or similar tools for the ipad? Any other suggestions?
posted by jessamyn to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
My sister and I are getting my mom an iPad + camera connection kit as an early holiday present. Her brother thinks she really needs a new computer but she would prefer an iPad and that's totally fine with us. What she really wants is to be able to connect her camera to it and mess with photos, probably while traveling. And no, she did not want a laptop. We got her a keyboard and a mouse that she can use with it if she wants. She's a talented photographer and uses Photoshop a lot on her home machine, so she's looking for at least some advanced-type tools. She also asked that we set it up for her so I'm noodling around with that today. She has an iPod touch so she's at least somewhat familiar with the touchscreen interface and OS.
I don't do a lot of photo storage or editing on my own iPad so I'm not sure what's worthwhile for people who do this sort of thing and would appreciate some suggestions and advice. What have you used that you've liked? What seems not worth the money? What are common mistakes that I (or she) can avoid? Thanks.