photo_rb: Go to Google Image search, look for "iPad Art" and then tell me this is useless or "junk" for drawing or sketching.
"an obstinate or sub-par tool"
That was your experience when you tried it out?
ThatCamFan: I love reading the idiotic comments here "the ipad sucks, i cant wait for the ipad defender army to come here to attack us because they are such a**holes & we are not despite us attacking anyone who owns an iPad.
Yes I own an iPad, the iPad 2, I am NOT going to buy a new tablet every year.And YES the iPad is inferior to a Wacom tablet that costs thousands of dollars, but to be honest?
When you want to do quick work for example to take away the background or do spot removal or brush a bit?It is good enough since Lightroom does not rely on "how much pressure are you using"
I use a computer mouse on my editing. If a tablet was affordable with a screen for me, I would use it.
This has its uses & is more limited than a "real" tablet, but it sure as hell beats using my computer mouse so I would gladly use this.
(to bad I don't own an Apple computer just an iPad so I can't use it anyway)
Also for your info: The iPad 2 is the ONLY apple Product I have, Not a fan of they're products.
There are, but not ones with screens.
Papi61: I'm sure pretty soon Apple will release a laptop with a touch screen, and maybe a pen like the Surface's. Most likely they will just copy the Surface. And then all the fanboys who have ridiculed those ideas will totally embrace them. You know, like they used to make fun of smaller tablets, larger phones and phablets. Until Apple copied all of that...and then it became absolutely great.
Meanwhile they have to resort to clunky solutions like these, because a true Apple soldier would never EVER buy anything made by another company, least of all from Microsoft, the devil incarnate... ;)
Really, this is what you've decided to do with your life?
The fanboys haven't ridiculed them. Who do you talk to? If you want to see the multitude of opinions about Apple gear, perhaps read somewhere like MacRumors that has a large and differing cross-section of users.
As far as clunky, this is far from it - for it's purpose. And as far as not buying other brands, that's just rubbish.
Maybe just stick to what you know? Or learn about it first?
fmian: I wonder how it would play with the users palm resting on the ipad while drawing with the pen. Found it really unintuitive to hover my hand while drawing when using other ipad pen options. I thought this was one of the main reasons people used dedicated drawing tablets.
The app does have palm rejection features.
nerd2: Who in right mind will use stupid capacitative stylus to edit pictures?
"They are totally different league"
True, but also a different sport.
Not the brand of paint, of course not. But if they are not using Sable brushes ... pfft, amateur.
Roger Circle: I have used Wacom tablets for graphics/illustration work for decades. I've downloaded the free 7-day trial of Astropad and found the app to be quite useful with Photoshop and Painter. I appreciate the thought that has gone into it. The pinch to zoom and move features are well implemented and intuitive. My keyboard shortcuts for tool selection and brush size management are intact. I can rest my palm on the iPad while using the pressure sensitive stylus for more precise control. I can put the stylus right where I want it, because (unlike my graphics tablet) I can SEE my work beneath the tip of the stylus. I'll use this app in my work and enjoy benefits that heretofore have been priced out of reach for me.
NO Roger. It's one or the other! Your Wacom will be taken from you if you say this app can do anything for you.
"iPad lacks precise pointing device"
Fair enough, how much more precise does it need to be? Twice as precise? Three times? Ten times?
Can I use a Galaxy Note to draw masks in Capture One on my Mac? No? Then it has nothing to do with what this is for.
EthanP99: Ipad has no pressure sensitivity so whats the point.
Also ipad wont have proximity sensor to move the cursor around without you tapping on the screen. a $50 wacom bamboo would do better than this.
Not saying it's a replacement for either a graphics tablet, or a Cintiq, but no-one has.
"IPAD CANNOT DO THAT."
When the image is being shown directly on the iPad, does it really need to? You can already see where the pen tip is, and where you are placing it.
Perhaps you should actually try something before criticizing and dismissing it?
So far there has been a bunch of posts complaining about how stupid, annoying commenters will wrongly say how this solution is as good as or better than a graphics tablet when it's not - but not one commenter who has actually said that. Fun.
That has nothing to do with what's being discussed. Open-minded, talented people will create quality work with whatever they have.
For example, I have medical issues with my hands, and find a traditional graphics tablet and stylus incredibly painful to use for any length of time. If I choose another solution that works better for me, does that make me stupid?
Nobody. People in their left mind, who aren't limited by false barriers, find it amazing though. Which are you?
meanwhile: Wow, people have a lot of stuff invested in this. Chill out, FFS.
Tried it out drawing some masks in Capture One 8.1. Works great. No lag, precision is good, great to be able to just turn the iPad around to draw a curve more naturally, all the hotkeys work as expected (brush size, eraser, undo/redo, zoom).
All in a neat, low cost solution if you already have an iPad.
Whether that's something you want or need, your mileage will, inevitably, vary.
Modifier keys handled nicely (Shift/Control/etc). Zoom implementation is great, can be working on close detail on the iPad while the monitor is showing whole image. Precision is not at graphics tablet level, but with virtually zero lag, it's far more precise than a mouse.
JP001: Wow, I'm amazed by all the people dismissing this because 'it's not as good as Wacom'. As if they are all shareholders who feel their dividend is under attack. Okay, so a Wacom is much better. But this is not meant for people who have are torn between buying a Wacom or buying an iPad with this app. This is for people who already have an iPad, and maybe a Wacom as well. I do, but I don't carry my Wacom when I'm on the road. It stays at home, attached to the Mac Pro. But I have to edit images more and more while I'm away from home, for social media, but also because clients wants them asap. On the road, I have an 11" Macbook Air and an iPad Mini. With this app, they finally could work together, and I have no doubts it will beat using the trackpad on the Macbook for editing.
This reply isn't to EricCul though.
Netfalls: too late, dumped the ipad for the surface pro 3
Can you use a Surface Pro to wirelessly draw in Mac apps? (actual question)
Wow, people have a lot of stuff invested in this. Chill out, FFS.
crashpc: No new breathtaking sensor? Whuh, it seems that we´re stuck at 24Mpx for APS-C and 50Mpx for FF. :-(