The ones I mostly used I list here, and though I use it for my iPad 2, it may not be for the iPad 2, but some application works on the iPad 2 without it’s native resolution, meaning you have to click on the 2x button.
Although the iPad 2 has a built-in camera, it’s still nicer to take pictures with the iPhone 4 and use the iPad 2 to edit them since it has a bigger screen. Sometimes I have a hard time pinching to rotate or zooming in on the smaller iPhone screen. In this case, I transfer my photos from my iPhone 4 to my iPad 2.
To transfer photos from iPhone 4, I use Photo Transfer. Photo Transfer is the easiest to use to transfer either by local network such as WiFi or via Bluetooth if WiFi isn’t available. I also use Web Albums to share my photos to Google Picasa. The good thing about Web Albums is that I can upload pictures using Web Albums, delete the pictures on my iPhone or iPad and have it all on Web Albums by turning on the Cache. So it doesn’t fully use my precious 32Gb space on the iPhone and 64Gb on the iPad (You need a data connection to access them). Below are the links to the apps:
Pimpy – Free – iPhone
- Take a photo from Facebook, photo library or shot with the the camera
- Get creative with photos & stickers – add stickers, move, rotate, resize, add captions
- Share your photos to Facebook, by e-mail or just save it to your library
I use it to edit my photos to as silly as you can. Pimpy is free, but there is an in-app purchase to download additional themes such as Halloween, Christmas, etc.
Photogene – Paid App – iPad (iPhone Version Available)
I use Photogene to:
- Crop and straighten.
- Full set of color adjustments (including levels). Correct underexposed photos and add a spark to washed-out ones.
- Apply one of our artistic filters such as sepia or posterize.
- Add text bubbles of different styles, colors and fonts.
- Add frames in various shapes and colors, including shadows and glows.
- Add special effects such as reflection or vignette.
- Multiple undo and redo.
- Resize your photo to a different resolution.
- Supports photos up to 5 mega-pixel.
- Upload your edited photo directly to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, mail it, or simply save it to your iPhone’s photo gallery.
FX PhotoStudio HD – Paid App – iPad
This is one of the coolest, I use it for it’s 187 Outstanding Photo Effects.
ColorSplash – Paid App – iPad (iPhone Version Available)
I use this to take all the color out except the Apple. Use your finger as a brush to “paint” sections of your image black and white, or to bring back the original color. Zooming in and out using the two-finger pinching gesture allows you to work on details with pixel-accuracy. It could be tedious work, but the result is awesome!
Moxier Collage – Paid App – iPad
I use it to create collages. Since my son is in Elementary, he has projects for Science, and this program came in handy.
PhotoPad – Free – Universal App
This is a free promoted app for ZAGGskin. It basically allows you to create, edit and make ZAGGskin for your iPhone or iPad. You could go beyond engraving your iPad if you personalize it with your very own picture smack on to your iPhone or iPad.
FilterStorm – Paid App – Universal App
This reminds me of Photoshop, it has masking, so if you want to apply multiple filters, you can do so by adding mask onto it and adjust where the filters should go. It’s like a blender for filters, just blend things as you go, you can be creative with this app. This is a must for Photographers out there.
CrossProcess – Paid App – iPhone
As the description states “CrossProcess adds color and character to your photos by emulating the look of Cross Processing film. CrossProcess turns your ordinary iPhone shots into beautiful, one of a kind images with unique colors and contrast. Based on looks from real film stock.” I feel that it does, especially with inanimate objects.
Diptic – Paid App – Universal App
This is like making a website, with having top and bottom image differently, making a photos of before and after is what I use it for, especially for when I had my house renovated. It’s useful.
InstaGram – Paid App – iPhone
InstaGram is like FilterStorm but more basic. You can add filters to photos you take, with the built in social networking system where you can follow your friends and see what pictures they are taking. The downside is that you can only follow your friends from within the iPhone app. You can’t see their photo feeds from the web, just individual photos if they post them to Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Doodle Both HD – Paid App – iPad
This is like Pimpy, and I only have it since it gives me variety to choose which silly app to choose from if I get bored with Pimpy.
The Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel underneath the iMac is for show only, the desk is too clutter with too many toys, so I got have something different on the table.