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iPad2 Announced. More Power.

Though it appears that the screen res­o­lu­tion of our favourite iOS device won’t change, the horse­pow­er behind the screen sure will.

Accord­ing to the images pre­sent­ed by Steve Jobs in today’s iPad2 announce­ment, the unit will fea­ture:

  • Dual-core proces­sors
  • Up to 2x faster CPU
  • Up to 9x faster graph­ics
  • New A5 chip
  • Same low pow­er as A4 chip
  • First dual core tablet to ship in vol­ume

As well, it’ll be thin­ner, lighter, and avail­able in white. Oh, and it has cam­eras. 2 of them. No excuse for miss­ing that shot if you have your iPad2 with you then.

What this means for many iPad Dark­room apps and users is that what­ev­er apps you use in your dig­i­tal dark­room, expect them to get enhance­ments soon to take advan­tage of the new horse­pow­er in the new hard­ware. Not sure how this will impact upgrad­ed apps on iPad1 hard­ware. Time will tell.

 

 

 

Digital Images — Digital Darkroom — Part two

Ear­li­er this week I start­ed this series by look­ing at my dig­i­tal pho­tog­ra­phy work­flow as applied to image acqui­si­tion (tak­ing the pic­ture). Today I’m going to look at what I do with the image in my mobile pho­to stu­dio, my iPad Dark­room, if you will.

I’ve got the image, now what?
Tak­ing the pho­to is just the start­ing point. Once you have a neat image, you can eas­i­ly make it stronger by care­ful­ly apply­ing mod­ern dig­i­tal dark­room tech­niques.

In my case, I shoot on a Dig­i­tal SLR (Pana­son­ic Lumix FZ-30), or a Canon Pow­er­shot Point-and-shoot.

On the FZ-30, I shoot RAW+jpg, which poten­tial­ly gives me the most dig­i­tal infor­ma­tion to work with in the dig­i­tal dark­room. The Canon gives me .jpg so I have to take what I can get.

I say poten­tial­ly because cur­rent­ly, only a few apps sup­port (or are plan­ning to sup­port) RAW. Edit­ing a .jpg is ade­quate, but not opti­mal.
Con­tin­ue read­ing Dig­i­tal Images — Dig­i­tal Dark­room — Part two

Exhibit: The Art of iPhone Photography

Think your iPhone or iOS device images are ready for the big time? The Orange Coun­ty Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Art is look­ing for a few good shots — for their upcom­ing exhib­it.

Call for sub­mis­sions:
Pix­els: The Art of iPhone Pho­tog­ra­phy exhi­bi­tion.

An open call for iPhono­graph­ic art to be exhib­it­ed at
the Orange Coun­ty Cen­ter For Con­tem­po­rary Art.

Pixelsatanexhibition.com
is host­ing a call for iPhone-based Pho­tog­ra­phy.

All pho­tos MUST be shot with and processed using an Apple iPhone.
No com­put­er-based pro­cess­ing allowed.
Any mod­el of the iPhone may be used.

Win­ning entries will be print­ed and exhib­it­ed in a month-long exhi­bi­tion.

Jurors: Knox Bron­son and Jeff T. Alu, Daniel Berman, and Maia Panos

To Enter, vis­it http://www.facebook.com/l/3d822sQbIDCOGeq98A07wU-PIFw;pixelsatanexhibition.com/occca-guidelines/

FX Photo Studio HD ‘develops’

fx_logo.jpgSor­ry, couldn’t resist the pun.

Ear­li­er today the much await­ed update to FX Pho­to Stu­dio HD was released in the Apple app store.

FX Pho­to Stu­dio HD is an enhanced and iPad opti­mized ver­sion of FX Pho­to Stu­dio (for iPhone and iPod Touch) which I’d writ­ten about pre­vi­ous­ly.

A few of the fea­tures added in this update that I real­ly like are:

  • The abil­i­ty to save your image edits and effect mod­i­fi­ca­tions as pre­sets which you can then share with oth­er FX Pho­to Stu­dio HD users. This also means you can import their cool pre­sets and apply them to your pho­tos.
  • Social Net­work shar­ing now includes Tum­blr — which many peo­ple use as a pho­to­blog
  • Print­ing from the iPad — a poten­tial­ly cool fea­ture that I’ve yet to try — I haven’t had the update long enough to get near my home print­er :smileyhappy:

mzl.bditlkii.480x480-75.jpg Con­tin­ue read­ing FX Pho­to Stu­dio HD ‘devel­ops’