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Friday, December 7, 2012

Apps and accessories help make Apple iPad a hand-held darkroom

“Over the years, I've been in and out of relationships with dozens of film cameras, Pentax, Canon, Nikon, Minolta and others, as a result of my passion for photography,” Nick Bilton reports for The New York Times.

“In the late 1990s, after college, I snapped so many photos that I ended up building a 5-by-6-foot darkroom in the corner of my living room in Brooklyn. There, standing amid long, dark strips of film under the glow of a dim red light, I spent countless hours mixing pungent chemicals and developing and printing photographs,” Bilton reports. “I have since retired most of my film cameras. Now, my camera bag is all digital, and my darkroom is 7 inches wide and 9.5 inches long: an Apple iPad.”

Bilton reports, “The immediacy of digital has pushed photographers to want to edit their photos and then share them right away. A number of applications allow you to do this, some free and some costing as much as $20.”

Bilton covers:
SnapSeed (free)
iPhoto ($4.99)
Photoshop Express (free)
Photoshop Touch ($9.99)
ShutterSnitch ($15.99)
Photosmith ($19.99)
piRAWnha ($9.99)
Photoraw ($9.99)

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "David G." for the heads up.]

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