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Offline melias99

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Photo Mechanic for IOS
« on: November 07, 2016, 05:37:28 pm »
C'mon, guys! It's time! I am soooo tired of dragging around my laptop and would rather carry an iPad Pro with PM for IOS. Especially since it looks like Picture Pro is not supporting their product anymore.

Whadya say?!!!

Mark

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Re: Photo Mechanic for IOS
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2016, 07:59:31 am »
Hi Mark,

Thanks for the request. It's something we're keeping an eye on, but an iOS version is not yet in the pipeline.   Just curious: For a typical shoot, how many photos would you have in a contact sheet on a tablet?  Would your main use be culling on the tablet?

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Re: Photo Mechanic for IOS
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2016, 01:12:35 pm »
I would also love to be able to use Photo Mechanic on an iPad, or even an iPhone. It would be great to have some form of live ingest and the ability to quickly select some images, apply the IPTC data and FTP them out. Of course, the ability to also tweak the levels would be an added bonus - as it would in Photo Mechanic generally. ;-)

As to how many images on an average shoot, maybe 500 to 1,000. Presumably the contact sheet would scroll as normal.

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Paul

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Re: Photo Mechanic for IOS
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2017, 10:03:35 pm »
I would love to see PM on IOS also. I would love to be able to shoot tethered to my iPad with the ability to upload whenever I have a moment. I often shoot 3-4K images in a day.

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Re: Photo Mechanic for IOS
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2017, 06:06:48 am »
Sorry for the long delay in responding.

I would typically see no more than 20 images on the screen before having to scroll up or down.

I would use PhotoMechanic for IOS to ingest, caption, and transmit to my company's FTP server so an editor there could take the photos directly and place them on the webpage, especially in a breaking situation like a news story or an auto show.  Would be nice to have an actual crop function (Not just the suggested crop box as seen currently) and maybe some toning functions!  (ie: Shadow/Highlight, Exposure, etc.)

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Re: Photo Mechanic for IOS
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2017, 03:35:07 pm »
It would be awesome if Apple allows access to the memory cards thru the Camera Connection Kit plugs without having to first go thru the iOS Photos app and injest. Being able to do it with an iOS version of Photo Mechanic would be a huge step forward in being able to use iPads in our workflow.

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Re: Photo Mechanic for IOS
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2017, 06:43:19 pm »
Erich,

It would be awesome if Apple allows access to the memory cards thru the Camera Connection Kit plugs without having to first go thru the iOS Photos app and injest. Being able to do it with an iOS version of Photo Mechanic would be a huge step forward in being able to use iPads in our workflow.

We asked Apple about that possibility years ago and they responded that they had no plans to allow direct access to the card.  Without direct access, Ingest is pointless as is much of Photo Mechanic on iOS.  Having to choose files each time would be extremely cumbersome.

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Re: Photo Mechanic for IOS
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2017, 06:50:10 pm »
Well, that's disappointing although not unexpected. Apple's ridiculously strict about what they allow access to.

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Re: Photo Mechanic for IOS
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2017, 06:58:05 am »
Erich,

It would be awesome if Apple allows access to the memory cards thru the Camera Connection Kit plugs without having to first go thru the iOS Photos app and injest. Being able to do it with an iOS version of Photo Mechanic would be a huge step forward in being able to use iPads in our workflow.

We asked Apple about that possibility years ago and they responded that they had no plans to allow direct access to the card.  Without direct access, Ingest is pointless as is much of Photo Mechanic on iOS.  Having to choose files each time would be extremely cumbersome.

-Kirk

Ingest is important, but far from being the most important feature PM has to offer in photo processing. The guys at PicturePro made a quite good job trying to reproduce PM for the iPad. I am sad to hear they discontinue it. Actually I was hoping they will add iPhone support too especially now the SD/USB to Lightning adapters are finally supported by Apple on the iPhones.

I see more and more people using their mobiles/tablets for sending deadline photos and many of them keep looking for a good app for selecting, captioning, sending. They all fight the obstacles of getting the photos on the device somehow (EyeFi, other WiFi transfer, cable download, etc). But the rest of the image processing is still a task in need for a good tool... 
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