Update from Fotofest…
Last time I went to a portfolio review (Review Santa Fe in 2009) nobody had iPads. Now they are common and I got one to show my Motion Studies images. What is an iPad but a high res light box? The images look great but I also made a battery operated light box by hand to show what a “real” print looks like.
So the question yesterday was “How to present fine art photography images on an iPad?”.
The default “Photos” app is ok but doesn’t allow resorting or editing of the presentation at all. So I went hunting…
Portfolio (App for iPad)
Lots of customization options. Dropbox integration. Comes with a Mac OS app to speed up the process of loading images. I spent some time setting this one up and it looks like a great balance of features. We’ll see how it stands the test of many new hands trying it out. One feature I wish it had was changing the size of thumbnails.
Features I wish it had:
- Larger thumbnails – or even the option of having different sized thumbnails for different portfolios
- two lines of text for portfolio titles – you can’t fit alot of words in there.
Offers an interesting multi column view that lets you feature multiple versions/details for one item. but no slideshow and the multi column won’t really work for all formats. Dropbox integration. Reminds me of Trull’s “card” layout with vertical and horizontal scrolling.
more useful links:
- Foliobook (with a magazine-like home page, lots of options, can also sync with galleries on Dropbox or PhotoShelter)
- These reviews might be old: PDN, Steve’s Digicam, B&H.