One commonly overlooked feature of the iPad 2 are the front/rear facing cameras (the highly requested feature the original iPad failed to provide).
Unfortunately, many are not satisfied with the device’s default camera/provided features….luckily, 3rd party developers have stepped in to make the iPad 2’s camera far more usable. Let’s take a look at some of them now:
Ever since the introduction of Photoshop everybody wants to add their creative spin to their photos as professionals do. In the past, only seasoned masters were able to do the tricks that Photoshop is easily capable of now. These professional features have now made their way to various mobile devices, most notable the iPad 2. Ann app called Photoforge allows users to alter photos taken on the device in real time (everything from lighting to coloring). Breaking away from Apple’s common simplistic ways, this app may require a bit of getting used to before it can be used to it’s fullest potential.
Another photo editing application created specifically for the IPad 2, PIxel Magic, is much easier to use productively. Users will quickly find it to be capable of the tricks and effects provided by other similar apps, but sacrifices the expandability and amount of creativity available. Obviously not designed for professionals, this app is more intended for those looking to tweak a picture “here and there” or a beginner looking to familiarize themselves with photo-editing basics.
Those looking to add a unique spin to their photos should consider Instagram, Another app intended for less-demanding applications, Instagram provides an assortment of unique filters that can take your photos from artsy and professional to just plain silly.
Price: Free ($0.00)
What sets this application aside from the others mentioned is it’s ability to share photos with the Instagram community in a similar fashion to computer-based Flickr sharing (along with being able to browse other user-submitted pictures, as well).
These are a only a few of the many photography apps available for iPad devices. While some require more skill than others, they’re all definitely worth taking a look at!