**UPDATE – THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED – THANKS TO ALL THAT ENTERED**
During the week we got the following press release from the makers Photosmith – a cool App for iPads. We also got permission to give a couple of copies of it away so once you see if it’s for you – check out how you can enter to get one below.
Press Release – Tuesday 26 April, 2011
Photosmith brings Lightroom synchronization to the iPad
Photosmith introduces sorting and tagging to photographers on the go.
Atlanta, GA. April 26, 2011 – C Squared Enterprises, Inc has released Photosmith for the iPad. Photosmith brings the ability to manage photos using collections, keywords, tagging, ratings, EXIF, and IPTC metadata. Photographers no longer need to wait until they get back to their main computer or drag a laptop to sort through photos or show clients their latest results. With Photosmith, photographers can load their photos directly on the iPad, filter, sort, rate, and keyword while in the field/studio. When they get back to Adobe Lightroom on their Mac or PC they can sync all photos from the iPad to Lightroom and all of their tagging and rating will also transfer with no need to duplicate effort.
Photosmith improves the photographer’s digital workflow, especially flows with RAW images. Photosmith offers viewing of full RAW image data from the latest dSLR cameras in full fidelity and up to 100% zoom; even on 25+ megapixel images. Photosmith offers a grid view for quickly sorting through thumbnails and collections, a loupe view for viewing individual images and tagging, and a full screen view to maximize use of the screen. Users can assign a rating, choose a color label, view the basic EXIF data (shutter speed, ISO, f/stop, and more), or edit the title, caption, or a number of other IPTC fields. All these settings are synchronized with Lightroom using the free Photosmith plugin. Future changes made in Lightroom are saved back to the iPad during a sync as well. See more at: http://bit.ly/PhotosmithTour
Photosmith assists photographers on the go with sharing their photos too. Photos can be sent to Flickr, Facebook, Dropbox, or email. Those sent to Flickr and Facebook maintain their titles and keywords, allowing pros to quickly share and get feedback from their clients, or allows the causal photographer to share photos while on vacation.
Photosmith is the culmination of 24 months of effort and development continues to add new features over time. Users are encouraged to submit feedback and suggestions to help drive the future of the app.
The app is available worldwide for US$17.99 (or the approximate equivalent).
For more information please visit http://www.photosmithapp.com
What is Photosmith?
The best time to organize your photos is when you take them. Photosmith fills the gap in the photographer’s workflow by letting you organize, rate, tag and label your photos while on the road with your iPad. When you get back you can easily sync with Adobe Lightroom® on your PC or Mac.
The iPad a great device with a beautiful screen, but there’s only a limited number of apps that really fit within thedigital photographer’s workflow. If you take your pictures while on vacation, on a photo shoot, or anywhere away from your computer, you may end up with hundreds or thousands of pictures that need to be organized, tagged, and categorized, and no easy way to do so. Worse yet, even if there was a way, you’d have to duplicate the process when you get back home or to the office. For photographers who use Adobe Lightroom, this was especially true.
Two seasoned programmers (and avid photographers), Chris Horne and Chris Morse, decided to change all this. They created Photosmith, an app for the iPad that completes the critical part of the workflow between taking the pictures and organizing them back at the desktop computer. While a notebook computer in the field works, it’s bulky and overkill many times for the quick photo organization needed. Photosmith reduces the problem down to a touch interface, powerful enough to be the only computer a photographer needs while traveling.
Photosmith offers photographers on-the-go tools that haven’t been seen in apps before. Full RAW viewing capability, including 100% zoom on 20+ megapixels cameras. Uploading images and tagging to Flickr, Facebook, and Dropbox. IPTC tagging, rating, keywording, all with full sync from the iPad to Lightroom, using the free plugin for Lightroom.
Photosmith is poised to change the landscape for digital photographers. For less than half of the price of the Camera Connection Kit, Photosmith completes the mobile digital workflow.
Official site: http://www.photosmithapp.com
Support site: http://support.photosmithapp.com
The Fun Part!
We have two copies of Photosmith to give away! If you’re an iPad user (or even if you’re not, but will be) leave a comment below with a link to your photos and we’ll draw a random couple of absolute winners on tomorrow – on Monday 2nd May 2011.