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New Photography App for iPad – PhotoBox

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With PhotoBox, quickly check the technical quality of your pictures analyzing color, exposure and sharpness and hook your iPad up to a projector to show your photos on the big screen for a deeper analysis and critique.

Why is it free?

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Our vision is to turn PhotoBox into your personal on-set digital photography assistant. For this it is missing a lot of features we would like it to have. We plan to implement these in a forthcoming version based on the new iOS 4. Meanwhile we’d like to get this into your hands as easily and quickly as possible so that you can give us feedback about your wishes for that next version. This is why we decided to make this version free. (We expect to charge for the next version…) Please use the form on our website for feedback.

Check your images

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Designed as a tool for photographers on the go, PhotoBox analyzes the technical quality of photos imported from camera to iPad via the iPad Camera Connection Kit. Photos can instantly be analyzed in terms of exposure, focus, color, and overall look and composition, making sure that you do not leave the shooting location without a usable photo.

Workflow

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•    Shoot pictures on your camera and transfer them to the iPad using the Camera Connection Kit. (You can also use other means to get the photos into your iPad Camera Roll.)
•    Launch PhotoBox and import the images you’d like to analyze
•    Tap to select an image and get the color and luminance histogram
•    Double tap to zoom into an image
•    Use the buttons in the button bar to turn on over- and underexposure detection

Hook up to the big screen

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Connect your iPad to a VGA projector or large screen using the Apple iPad VGA cable and tap on an image to have it instantly appear for all to admire or discuss. To show a different photo, simply tap on its image on your iPad screen. No need to put images in a sequence or wait for a slideshow to show the photo you want. Pan and zoom on the iPad and the image on the big screen will also be panned and zoomed.

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By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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