My dad and I were thinking of getting my mother an iPad. She spends hours at the computer (an iMac) uploading hundreds of photos to iPhoto, editing them, and uploading them to shutterfly. Most people would probably agree, but sitting at the computer working on the photos is uncomfortable and painful for her ailing back.
We thought that something more portable (and more affordable than a new macbook) could be a nice way to take the photo work away from the desk. Is this a viable option? Does anyone use their iPad to do those things?
It doesn't seem like it is set up for that to me. Hundreds of photos take up a lot of space and they would need to be backed up. Eventually you would have to delete them from the iPad to make room for the new crop of photos.
I think it would be too complicated right now with the software that's available (apple needs an iPad version of iPhoto that syncs with iPhoto just like itunes does for other media, and I'm sure they'll do it soon). It may make more sense to just put that money toward a Macbook instead.