Renewing a conversation about photo portfolios
I did a search for "photography portfolio apps" and didn't come up with much. There was an earlier thread and I posted there, but the thread seems old and pretty much moribund so I thought I would start a newer one and see if folks have fresh new ideas on the subject, or perhaps even new apps.
One of reasons for getting an iPad was to have an easy and convenient way to showcase my photographs. (I do limited edition prints, cards, etc.) The sheer volume of work had grown so that toting an old, traditional, hard-copy portfolio was just too much. Plus keeping it up to date was expensive and way too time consuming. The iPad seemed perfect, and to date I haven't changed my mind.
I looked around for portfolio apps but didn't find any that really looked promising. The alternative seemed to be either PAGES or KEYNOTE, both programs that I use pretty extensively on desk-tops and lap-tops.
To shorten the story, I bought the iWork iPad suite and have found that KEYNOTE functions very well as a photo portfolio. Right now I see no reason to look any further for such an app. My preferred working method is simple. I create the portfolio (there are several) on the desk- or lap-top, upload it to Dropbox, download it to iPad and open it in KEYNOTE. Bingo. It's that simple.
Right now I am exploring the limitations of the transfer between the "big" program and the one for the iPad. I know there are some things the iPad program will not do. But for now the simplicity of the portfolios I create is working just fine.
So... what are others doing in this area? New, better apps? Ingenious approaches? Let's share!