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Well I've always wanted a Tablet PC, and after trying a few here and there like the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Motorola Xoom, etc: none of them really stack to the iPad 2. (I think the TouchPad might have a shot, but we'll see how that works - http://www.palm.com/us/products/pads/touchpad/index.html)

So anyway I'm a huge graphics designer, as well as a web developer, and before I invest in getting my very own iPad 2 I was looking around for some good designing applications via PhotoShop Alternatives like Gimp for the desktop for example, and all I found was this article on Wired.com (http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/04/adobe-ipad-apps-photoshop-cs5/) and well lets face it if you're a big designer this sucks, especially if you do all around designing like I do from digital painting, web designing, vector art, etc:

So I can't seem to find anything that really stands out, and be good for me as a designing other then using Sumo Paint (aka Closest Web Based Alternative to PS) url = http://sumopaint.com/app/

So besides using Sumo Paint does anyone know of a good PhotoShop alternative for the iPad??? (No I'm not investing into the Asus Eee Slate even though it supports wacom, because I hate windows, and the operating system isn't optimized for the hardware)

asked May 03 '11 at 23:13

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Instead of getting a iPad or a tablet get something that is designed for digital design.

http://www.wacom.com/en/Products/BambooTablets.aspx (These are the ones without a screen)


http://www.wacom.com/en/Products/InteractiveDisplays.aspx (These are the ones with the screens)

I have used both before and the Interactive Displays might be more expensive they are well worth it if you are into design.

answered May 09 '11 at 07:48

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If you plan on being a designer and making money from it, it is a great investment.

(May 09 '11 at 09:53) Josh_M Josh_M's gravatar image

I can't find a SINGLE app for iPad or iPhone that will allow you to load two images, and then cut/paste between the two. I've been searching for days now. Is this rocket science?

Here's my real world requirement for iPad/iPhone:

load img1.jpg load img2.jpg select rectangular area from img1.jpg copy & paste to img2.jpg move (and perhaps size) pasted selection around in img2.jpg confirm and save img2.jpg


BTW - thanks for the SumoPaint link - awesome tool!

Edit: sorry this is a new question, not an answer.

answered Mar 16 '12 at 23:34

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edited Mar 16 '12 at 23:35

I found this app called ArtStudio Lite, which is free. Not the best for image editing, but great for digital painting on iOS, and you can load in images as well.

(Apr 03 '12 at 15:04) mikethedj4 mikethedj4's gravatar image

Why would you even try to do design work on a tablet? That's like paying for someone to punch you in the face. Besides, with the slate, (theoretically) you could attach an external cd drive to it via the USB ports and install whichever OS you want.

answered May 04 '11 at 10:12

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Like I stated I'm a huge designer, and when I get mine I wanna be able to do designing on it, painting, etc: as I'll be getting a stylus for it as well however I wanna know of a good PS alternative for iPad not some crappy app that generates crap. I'm talking real designing.

(May 04 '11 at 15:27) mikethedj4 mikethedj4's gravatar image

If you want real designing then stick with a real computer. You won't be able to get the same quality out of a tablet. Especially when it comes to iOS devices. If you want the Mac experience, then get an iMac with the full Photoshop. No app can provide what you want, only real software can.

(May 04 '11 at 17:22) Josh_M Josh_M's gravatar image

Designing on a tablet pc would be so much easier as it'll be like drawing on paper, sort to speak. I have a graphics tablet, windows, and Linux, but a tablet pc would be so much easier designing on. (I don't like windows so I'm not gonna get the Asus Eee Slate, almost got enough for my first Macbook)

(May 04 '11 at 20:23) mikethedj4 mikethedj4's gravatar image

Did you not see the part where I said you could probably load your favorite OS (Mac excluded, of course) onto it? Ever consider one of these: http://wacom.com/en/Products/InteractiveDisplays/DTU-2231.aspx

(May 05 '11 at 10:16) Josh_M Josh_M's gravatar image

Nope, cause the price, i'd be better off getting the Asus Eee Slate. Probably gonna do that.

(May 09 '11 at 03:07) mikethedj4 mikethedj4's gravatar image

answered May 03 '11 at 23:46

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