A number of people have requested an iOS version of Photo Mechanic for use on iPads, particularly the iPad Pro. We may consider this for future development, but we are not making any announcements at this time.
However, we'd still really like to hear from you. How would an iPad workflow look to you? Would you want a lightweight version that only has a few features or is this something you want to replace desktop use?
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As a photojournalist I'd love to see an iOS version of PM that has a limited set of features (in order of importance):
I'd like a version that imports photos from a card (would like support for both on iPad storage and possibly storing on an external drive)via both corded and wifi transfer options. Then apply captions and ideally support for toning and cropping. Then an easy FTP/Email system to send prepped photos. If using an external storage device ideally I'd be able to easily send the prepped images to the iPad's Photos app as a backup with one quick command/action. It would also be nice if there was both iPad and iPhone support as there are times with the iPad is a bit too bulky to work with but the iPhone is easy.
I’ll chime in as well that I would welcome an iPad version. Maybe even could work with an iPhone as well perhaps. But an iPad version would make for a perfect event tool for image ingesting and such. As others have already stated, it doesn’t have to be a full version like the desktop is but a slimmed down one is fine. Just need to be able to ingest, iptc, do selects and be able to export to an external drive.
I would like to be able to use my iPad Pro more for quick and edits but metadata management is a big limitation of the currently available apps. Photo Mechanic would fill in many gaps in my current iPad workflow compared to my laptop workflow.