8 iPad Apps Perfect For The Small Photography Studio

PhotoPad by Zagg
PhotoPad is a photo editing software that allows you to do a variety of things with your images:

  • Rotate the image
  • Crop
  • Adjust color, contrast, tint and saturation levels
  • It will also allow you to create ZAGGskins – covers for the back of your mobile device – by using your photos and your tools.

And best of all, this app is free.

Filterstorm
Filterstorm was designed specifically for the iPad, and allows for more intuitive editing on the iPad compared with its desktop counterparts. As a professional, this is one you should definitely give a try. You can do a variety of things, including:

  • Adjust the entire image by brush or color range
  • Adjust the brush size
  • Adjust color balance, brightness, contrast and saturation
  • Crop, scale and rotate
  • Sharpen
  • Vignette
  • Send your images using email or FTP

While it’s not designed to replace your desktop applications, it’s a great tool to have when you are on the go.

SketchBook Pro
Are you a doodler? Do you like to draw out your ideas as you think of them? Then you’ll love SketchBook Pro. It provides you with a complete set of sketching and painting tools that allow you to design directly with the iPad multi-touch interface. You’ll have high quality brushes and tools that allow you to draw and create a variety of drawings right on your iPad canvas. Perfect for impromptu meetings with friends or your staff.

MOO Business Cards – $21.99 for 50 unique, customized Business Cards, each one with a different design.

Pages
What’s one thing your iPad can’t do? Be a word processor. Or wait, now it can with Pages.

Pages gives you all the tools you need to create and share documents. From templates to advanced layout tools, you’ll be able to create documents in no time. Incorporate your photos and videos, resize and rotate your page, create columns, or add tables. This will be a definite tool you can’t live without on the road and everywhere else.

deskPad Office
Love sticky notes? Then deskPad Office is for you. Create to-do lists, add notes to yourself, draw pictures, or add maps – if your monitor is loaded with sticky reminders, this will be one app you can’t get enough of.

PrintCentral
When you’re out creating on your iPad, chances are you’ll find something you want to print. From web pages, to email, to documents and photos, PrintCentral handles it all. It works by printing directly via WiFi, and works with any printer and any type of document via your Mac, PC or 3G.

Evernote
For a free app, Evernote is a very powerful program. You can easily create notes using text, photos and audio files, organize and synchronize them with your Mac, PC or web.
Build up your favorites, and instantly have access to any of your information at any time.

HootSuite
If you use Facebook and Twitter, you have to have HootSuite. HootSuite makes managing your social accounts a whole lot easier. They have a light version, or upgrade to the pro version for $2.99. HootSuite gives you the power to manage all of your Twitter accounts, update your Facebook profile and pages, set up Twitter searches, track your results along the way, and automate a lot of what you do.

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Comments

  1. I’m trying to find out if there is an app available for the iPad allowing a dslr camera (in my case the Canon 5D and 40D) to be tethered to the iPad? Even if it only allows triggering the shot and immediate viewing.

    Thanks!

  2. Hey the list is really cool but you have not mentioned any app for organizing the photos.. i would like to add it i.e. Sortshots..For photo organization, you can’t go wrong with Sort Shots. It brings the power of tagging your photo collection; once you get everything set up you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for in just a couple of taps. I highly recommend this app to anyone trying to get their photos organized.

  3. Thanks Joby – I’ll have to try out Sort Shots.