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IOS 7 Renders iPad Useless For Photography #1
Tom Carroll's picture
by Tom Carroll
September 24, 2013 - 12:29pm

Apple has yet again demonstrated that they have no interest in supporting serious photography. IOS 7 and the for the iPad does NOT allow the user to display photographs sorted by file name, only by time of creation on modification. It is inscrutable to me that Apple could be so galactically stupid!

As a professional photographer, I frequently create presentations where the order of images is critical. Using IOS 7, it is now impossible to display images sorted by file name; sorted by creation time is almost random. At least there was a bug in the pre-IOS 7 operating systems that permitted a workaround and, consequently, the ability to sort by file name. Now that Apple has updated and “improved” the IOS, it has rendered the iPad useless for serious photography. This most recent blunder by Apple and their total disregard for maintaining and developing Aperture indicates to me that Apple has absolutely no interest in serious or professional photography. Sad. Apple RIP.

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by Butch Miller
September 24, 2013 - 7:01pm

It has been my experience that all versions of iOS the Photos app has behaved this way. You can sort the images in an iPhoto album … (never tried it in Aperture) and the Photos app will display them in that order (at least I recall that as the method in the past) … not sure about iOS 7 as I only use the stock app for sorting and displaying photos capture by the iPhone or iPad … I use a dedicated portfolio app for the purpose of sharing my work with clients which includes customization of the display including logos which will allow me to set the display order in any fashion I choose … which in my mind is the “professional” manner to do things.

I wouldn’t consider very many of the canned iOS apps as “professional” level solutions.

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by Stuart
September 24, 2013 - 7:26pm

You may also want to listen to Derrick Story’s latest Digital Photography Podcast 394 as he discusses iOS 7 for Photographers as one of his topics.


David Edge's picture
by David Edge
October 2, 2013 - 7:23pm

Isn’t the answer to send these projects to Photostreams?



Walter Rowe's picture
by Walter Rowe
October 4, 2013 - 6:46pm

For iPad 3rd gen and later (retina) iPads, the native screen resolution is 2048x1536. When you share images to a Photostream, Aperture downsizes copies into the stream at 2048 pixels on the long edge. Aperture does not perform output sharpening so an image in your photo stream may not look as sharp as you want.

I export JPGs at 2048x1536 pixels using BorderFX. This lets me apply a watermark and output sharpening. I then import those JPGs back into Aperture and create a photo stream using those JPGs. Since they are already 2048 pixels on the long edge, Aperture doesn’t touch them. It just pushes them out to the photo stream. For me this produces the highest quality images for viewing via iPad with a retina display.

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