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Question re tablets and art

Hi everyone. I am sort of back[well back today anyway!] and I have a question. I don’t as yet have a tablet but I just wondered if any of you used one for art or photographic work? I have heard that there are Apps that are art related? You are all so knowledgeable and helpful I was sure you would be doing this if it is possible. I have a feeling though that if you do images may be low resolution?

Comments

  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloakeover 1 year ago

    Some do and some hate it…

    It would be interesting to find out what artists here have to say… I have not got one :)

  • I am considering getting one[maybe] but very interested in people’s thoughts first. Thanks for your reply Beatrice.

    – © Pauline Wherrell

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 1 year ago

    I use my IPad more than I use my desktop even though I have a super desktop computer…
    For one thing it’s very convenient…I can be comfortable instead of getting backaches sitting at a desk..I don’t use many art related apps because I still concentrate on only traditional painting, but yes there are many many apps to choose from…for me it’s comfort, convenience, ease of use, and the fact that it can do almost everything the desktop can do and since it can also take photos, a bit more…

  • Really! That is so interesting, Janis, you using it more than your desktop. I do like seeing things as a large image for editing so I think I would use my computer still mainly for photos but for other things it does sound as if it would be handy and convenient.. thanks so much for your reply.

    – © Pauline Wherrell

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 1 year ago

    P.S. the images are the same res. as my camera, but I prefer my camera as it’s easier to use..it’s tinier than the palm of my hand…

  • What I was refering to with res, Janis, was the res after using the App. I seem to remember in an FB group someone said they used an App called Kaleidoscope for Zazzle products but it made the images really low res. I would use my camera for actually taking the photos. I need to look at things quite large because of my eyes but I think the tablets may be fine. Just interested in finding out a lot more about them and their use for art and from what you say they would be so useful for other things even without art!

    – © Pauline Wherrell

  • Richard G Witham
    Richard G Withamover 1 year ago

    Hi Pauline. I use an iPad for drawing and some painting, and the App I use the most is Sketchbook Pro. I can export drawings from that App in large resolution PSD files for editing in Photoshop. Most Apps however use low resolution, and most of the photo editing Apps will only export JPG files which lose a lot of detail and file size in the compression. just look for Apps that allow you to work with high resolution files. Another thing you should consider is the screen resolution of the tablet. I got the iPad 4th generation with Retina display because it’s the highest resolution tablet on the market. It actually has as high a resolution as my desk computer.

  • Thanks for all the advice Richard. You have been most helpful and good to hear that there are Apps that work in high resolution. I hadn’t even thought about screen resolution.

    – © Pauline Wherrell