A little tech talk for all of you photographers and iPad lovers out there:
I taught a Lightroom Workshop in New York yesterday. It was a fun workshop and we had a great group of people there. One of the attendees, Carlos Martin, had his iPad with him and I told him that I had heard of an app for the iPad (from an attendee at my lecture at the Boston Pictage User’s Group meeting) which allows the iPad to become a second monitor.
He immediately downloaded the app and started working on connecting it to his laptop. It didn’t work while we were in the workshop, but once he got it home and connected to his wireless network, it worked. How cool is that? The app is called iDisplay, but it gets bad reviews, so beware, but there is another app like it called Air Display which gets great reviews. Anyway, it looks like a great idea. I don’t have an iPad, but if I did, I would try one of these apps. You can even use the touch screen to work on the iPad monitor, so you could conceivably put photoshop brush pallets and tools over on the iPad and just touch them as needed.
In Lightroom, using a second monitor is a real time saver. Your second monitor can be your constant loop for confirming image quality.
Here is a shot of the iPad in action, courtesy of Carlos Martin. Thanks Carlos.