Photo editing with the iPad - a limitation of file management I discovered.
Just a brief introduction to this issue. I was knocking up some sample Wallpapers for the iPad using photos I shot with my dSLR. I would normally do all this in Photoshop but decided to give it a try solely on the iPad using great apps such as Filterstorm, Photogene & Snapseed.
I managed to quickly produce some great results but some apps such as Snapseed do not let you export to a specific size - in this case 1024x1024. I could easily crop to a square but I still had around a 2000x2000 image that I needed to resize. Simple I thought, finish the edit in Snapseed and save this and then open this file in Filterstorm and save it as 1024x1024.
That all worked fine but here is the problem, I wanted to email some of these 1024x1024 samples to someone. Going into the Photos app to select the images I had just edited - I had both the 2000 & 1024 pixel images with no way to determine which was which as they appear identical in the app. In the end I had to create a new folder and copy over the ones I thought were the 1024 images and then open these up one by one in Photogene to see the properties of the image. I had to delete out the larger images I had incorrectly copied into this folder and then repeat the process until I only had the 1024 images I wanted in this folder and then use this as the base folder for emailing out the images.
This all seems like a major limitation of the photos app on the iPad. I would love to be able to pull up basic information such as file size and resolution. If I could do all the work in a single app like Photogene or Filterstorm, I could then export these via email from within the app but I want the flexibility of using multiple apps depending on the end result I want.
Is there a better way of doing this?