Photosmith Lets You Do Some Lightrooming On Your iPad

Photosmith Lets You Do Some Lightrooming On Your iPad

If you like to manage your photos on your iPad but prefer Lightroom’s rich feature set to iPhoto or Aperture, meet Photosmith, an app for the iPad that allows you to do all of your Lightroom organizing, rotating, sorting, metadata editing, labeling and keywording.

All you do is import your photos into Photosmith using your method of choice — Camera Connection Kit, EyeFi card, email, etc — then do all of the light editing and organizing on your iPad. When you get back to your main computer, a Photosmith plugin for Lightroom slurps the images into your library, ready for editing.

Don’t want to wait to get home to share? No problem. You can export your photos using Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox or e-mail.

This is a pretty cool program for the die-hard photographer working within Lightroom. On your next vacation, you can leave the laptop at home and just bring along your iPad for most of your on-the-go needs. $18.

  • HammyHavoc

    Really cool!

  • Don Pope

    Looks nice, but kind of pricey.
    I’ve tried other similar apps and have been disappointed.
    Too bad there isn’t a “light” version to play with before plunking down $18.

  • John Marshall

    I swear to god John, if you use the words ‘slurps’ one more time…

  • John Marshall

    Ok, I see it was used in the original article too. My bad, but it’s an awful choice.

  • David Fulero

    Aperture kills Lightroom to the floor. Can’t even export to PNG with Lightroom. I do like what this means for the iPad. It’s only a matter of time before full editing suites come to the iOS platform. What would help is a REAL SDHC slot on the thing :)

  • adam_j

    Great info about the photosmith app.  I found a few bugs and workflow flaws that were actually covered in the article on Knowphoto

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