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Old June 5th, 2011, 09:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Picture editor frustration!

I want to:
Take pictures off of my DSLR (I shoot in JPEG), put them on my Acer A500 tablet via Micro SD Card.
Review and delete the crap.
Rotate.
Straighten pictures (Picsay Pro does this, kinda cool!)
Crop to a locked ratio (4x6 preferred, but I'll deal with 4x3)
Save to a specific directory at FULL resolution.

Functionally, I want an option to move on to the next picture after editing a picture in lieu of returning to the directory.

I'm not interested in thought bubbles, frames, stamps or other kiddie toys ... there are lots of programs out there that do that.

Adobe Photoshop Express was promising ... until the file size off the tablet was 1/6 the size of that off the computer. I expected more from them.

Yes ... these pictures will be printed ... possibly up to 8x10. They are team sports action pictures ... I want to edit in the car on the way home from tournaments (as my husband drives). I have two kids in travel sports, and I'm the self-appointed team photographer.

Resco photo manager does this on Windows Mobile devices. It's excellent. I crop a picture on my phone, then crop the same picture to the same dimensions on the computer and the resulting file size is the same. Only problem is that they are NOT going to develop an Android version because they think the market is saturated (short sighted thinking for them). I would rather do this work on a tablet instead of my phone because of the screen size. This proves that what I want is possible.

Yes, I will pay for this app.

Others are in the process of developing RAW viewers ... which is AWESOME ... but that still doesn't fill the niche I'm looking for.

If you know of a program that does the above ... please let me know!

If you're looking for something to develop ... get on it!

PLEASE!?!

This is one of two reasons (not counting games) that I wanted and bought a tablet!

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When you save the post processed pics are they smaller in just file size or is the actual resolution decreasing too?
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I totally agree, pwalt, there is a gap in the market. I was perplexed to see that jokey overlays, speech bubbles, and non-adjustable effects filters currently constitute the killer features of the "best Android photo apps" according to so many on the net. That was a bit foolish of me, of course, because larger tablets with good screens and decent I/O options are still thin on the ground.

However, I've now got an Asus Transformer with a fairly nice screen and it would be great to be able to access workhorse tools like white balance, curves, crop, rotate, saturation, and unsharp mask from this machine, and save the product with my chosen resolution and compression. I would be using this mostly on photos taken with a separate camera.

There are a fair number of people out there doing all their editing for the web and for personal prints using laptops (with TN displays), so I don't think a 10" Android tablet with an IPS screen and a MicroSD slot should be dismissed out of hand for getting certain tasks done on the go. At this point the highly-compressed output from, for example, PicSay (3.3MB JPEG resaved to 87kB!), limits the usefulness of the results way more than the CPU power or a lack of screen size or calibration. Absolutely, for "serious" processing (and I'm not THAT serious, but I do sometimes like to edit RAW files or play with layer masks), I will find the desktop computer at home more appropriate.

I expect that the app I'm dreaming of will appear in due course as more people become interested in this kind of editing on Android tablets; I'm just impatient!

I, too, will be willing to buy a paid app.
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When you save the post processed pics are they smaller in just file size or is the actual resolution decreasing too?
Yes, the actual resolution is decreasing. The pics almost look pixelated on my screen!
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What I find most perplexing is developers stating that there's not enough computing power in these devices. Resco did it last year for Winmo 6.5 .. which was a multi-tasking system. if my HTC Imagio (no longer on the market) can handle this requested task, then my dual core tablet surely can as well!
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I've heard Photo Enhance Pro HD can save in high resolution (which is a must I believe, but only app that does it currently). I haven't tried it myself yet. Most Android devices have limited 512MB RAM (each app is limited to 32 MB unless special methods are used like in some games), which is not enough to manipulate a full high resolution picture, but a smartly written app could be able to work on a downsampled version on the screen to show previews, then when saving, it'll simply 'repeat' the user's actions on the full resolution by doing a file conversion in the background (saves on use of active RAM).
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I've heard Photo Enhance Pro HD can save in high resolution (which is a must I believe, but only app that does it currently). I haven't tried it myself yet. Most Android devices have limited 512MB RAM (each app is limited to 32 MB unless special methods are used like in some games), which is not enough to manipulate a full high resolution picture, but a smartly written app could be able to work on a downsampled version on the screen to show previews, then when saving, it'll simply 'repeat' the user's actions on the full resolution by doing a file conversion in the background (saves on use of active RAM).
Thank you for response ... I have found PhotoEnhance ... and yes ... IT WORKS!! The dev is also quite responsive to suggestions ... which is another plus.

I'm sorry I didn't get back to share my success ... I had forgotten that I created this post, honestly!

Also, thank you for the explanation as to why creating this type of program on the Android platform was an issue ... I'm on the user side where things "magically happen" when I press a certain button ... and program limitations are beyond my comprehension.
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