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I believe the iPad can already read RAW pictures. And it has an IPS display as well.
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you can view RAW files on the iPad, no apps needed (well the photo app of course), I don't know about the others tough
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Originally Posted by sub50hz View Post
I don't know how much performance you'd actually need from a tablet for photographic purposes.
The Nook Color does not have enough horsepower to view 10MB pictures.

It's fine for reading, light browsing, playing with.

Just get an iPad. You can impress your clients by being "in-the-know" and "hip" for sporting one.
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Originally Posted by xSeany View Post
Open discussion, what tablet do you think has photographers in mind? To me, it's mainly between the iPad 2 and the Samsung Galaxy 10. Which displays better photos? Or easiest to port your photos into? Maybe there's an App on Android or Apple Market that can read RAW? I know with the iPad there's an attachment where you can plug an SD card in. For a profession, who wishes to display their work on a tablet for customers, which tablet would you suggest?
I think the iPad2 best fits this (until the tab which I've forgotten that has memory slots for mini-SD and other variants comes out). There's a nifty mem card called Eye-fi with a wireless transmitter that is compatible with a lot of the more-current cameras, plus an app for iOS devices that just transmits captured photos from the camera to the device right after capture. Transfers RAW (though it takes a little bit more time than compressed), and then you get your library of photos directly to your device without ever having to do any memory card shuffling. I don't use it (as I'm not a photographer with a fancy camera, and I don't own an ipad), but a few of my buddies use that setup, and I honestly think it works better than any other tablet option out there. Apparently there's an android version as well, but I haven't known anyone who uses Eye-fi with an android device.

I don't know what the ipad2 gets you beyond any other tablet once you have your pictures on it--don't know of anyone who uses it for photo editing on the go. Apparently there's an app for that.

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That's like comparing apples to oranges IMO. The only similarity they have is that they're both tablets. Other than that you're comparing operating systems meant for different things..
But in all fairness, they are still both tablets. Can't cry foul just because one is running a mobile OS, and the other is running a full version of Windows. They're even in the same price range too, so it's a fair comparison. Though I understand that the spirit of this thread implies "what non-windows OS tablet device do you think is better," windows is quickly coming to the tablet arena (albeit it's "slow" on the hardware available, and to be honest, I'd dread having to use the current iterations of windows tablets for anything other than web-surfing and media-consumption).
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iPad it is! Black or White iPad2? Most likely I'll get the black, lol.
    
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The Nook Color does not have enough horsepower to view 10MB pictures.
You're basing this on....???

At 1200MHz on the latest CM nightly I am currently swiping through a gallery of ~12-16MB images without issue.
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You're basing this on....???

At 1200MHz on the latest CM nightly I am currently swiping through a gallery of ~12-16MB images without issue.
My experience of it struggling with moderate web content. I probably expect too much of the device though.
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The lack of SD reader and having only proprietary attachments would disqualify the iPad if it were me...
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The lack of SD reader and having only proprietary attachments would disqualify the iPad if it were me...
Well, there's an attachment for the iPad for an SD Card reader. So it would be just a matter of swapping out SD cards. Simple enough! Plus I think iCloud will support photos as well.
    
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