"Photoshop Touch vs. Laminar – which is better?"
"Laminar Is Like A Little Lightroom For iPad"
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"Laminar for iPad is a good Photoshop Touch alternative"
Laminar provides iPhoneography enthusiasts with a complete set of tools to quickly add life and emotions into their images. It offers complete set of tools needed to edit your images on the go. From filters and textures, to histograms and layers; it has something for everyone!
• One of the most exhaustive support for layers and masks on iOS.
• Dedicated annotation tool to add text, balloons, and stamps to your images.
• Complete range of brushes, including Clone, Smudge, Dodge etc.
• Over 60 one touch filters & Fx including Polarizer, Retro, Vintage, Art Fx including Comic, etc
• Extensive list of editing tools including miniature, lighting engine, gradient, lens-flare, color-splash, replace color etc.
• Import/Export images from your albums on Flickr/Facebook, or even search for same on web using Bing!.
Dedicated features in the Pro Version are:
• Save/Restore projects.
• Export your projects as PSD.
• Import files directly from Dropbox.
• Lens Flare.
• Dedicated implementation for iPad.
Other Features & Specs:
• Work on Individual channels to get that perfect tonal effect.
• Work with RAW camera images. (Needs location services to be enabled).
• Brushes. Complete customization options including Variance, Jitter, Softness etc.
• 7 Border and Frame selections.
• Support of output resolution as high as 20 MP on iPad4/iPhone 5.
If facing problems, be sure to check if your iPad is not running low on space. Reinstalling the app also helps in certain situations. Feel free to reach me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or our support at email@example.com
Fixes with version 2.0.2
• Fixed issue, causing app to crash when working with curves.
• Fixed the order of images inside photo-albums. They now show up newest first.
• On iPad, individual imports were shown as separate albums. This caused the significant delay for some users. Fixed this, albums should show up a lot quicker now.
• Fixed issue where in the aspect-ratio was locked for resizing images. Single images can be resized as needed (With/Without aspect ratio). For a project with multiple layers, the resize only works when aspect-ratio is locked.
Whats new with version 2.0
• Export as PSD (Beta).
• Ability to save and retrieve projects.
• Import files directly from Dropbox.
• Lens Flare.
• Added resize tool in iPad.
• Fixes numerous issues with IOS 7.0.
We had to remove the app from the store to fix the crash occurring on iOS 7. But the UI itself was completely broken for the new iOS. We had to re-write a big section of the UI components, and it took time. I apologize for the delay, but there is no way we could have allowed the app to be in sale in that state.
• We have re-done various UI elements, and tools like gradient, miniature, annotation are completely redone. We have also re-worked basic elements pickers for font, color etc.
PS: We have temporarily removed the "FTP" upload functionality. Will be added back in the coming update.
Ratings and Reviews
Cool app but needs a healing brush
UPDATE: This app has some issues that need to be addressed! I thought that the issues that I was having before was because of the iPhone but they are present also on my iPad Air. The brush engine is horrible compared to other apps such as Photogene4. I may have to tap several times before a brush mark appears! This occurs on both the iPhone and iPad versions. Very irritating and keeps me from doing any serious retouch work on my devices. I've had issues with the layers acting weird and working in unexpected ways. Some may have had better success than me but using this app has been an exercise in patience! I hope that the developer looks into these issues however I'm removing this app and going to see about getting a refund.
Original review: This app is alright. Has layer support and some things are fairly easy to use. However the app needs to have the healing brush ability. It is not found in the current version. There's a clone stamp tool but not healing brush. I also find it weird that certain things in this app are "rendered". Like text and the brush tools. This app will have a place on my device but it won't take away from my number one app I go to for editing.
Best Photo App, Wish List
This is by far the best app I have used on the iPad to edit my images.
I have some things for my wish list:
1. Before you changed the way we saved files, i was allowed to change the file name when saving to the PHOTO STREAM. I would like that back.
2. I thought we had more access to other photo import options. We used to be able to import a file from the clipboard and that feature is now gone. I would like that back.
3. When I am done editing a photo, I have to go into Photogene to input EXIF data. This is why I gave you only 3-stars. There is no reason you can't provide this. Even iPhoto adds a caption to the EXIF data.
4. I would like to see the ability to import from various clouds and even from Flickr. If we can export to these places, coding to import should be as easy.
My biggest wish is EXIF data. I used photoshop on my laptop and not my iPad has completely replaced the laptop when I added a hard-case keyboard and use a Jot stylist and the Evergreen stylists. Some of my clients require that data be stored in the EXIF because that is where they get the cutlines, bylines, categories and sub-categories, location, date, GPS data, and usage and rights management data.
Photogene allows update to all of that. However, like in photoshop, I have to resave the image in this other editor, and I am not sure if the image degrades like it does in PS when multiple JPG files are saved.
It's an ok edit app. Definitely not worth $5 though!!! It's not that bad. Has some decent preset filters and let's you later them on and edit them. Biggest disadvantage is its one of their edit apps that doesn't edit in real time. So let's say there is a level you can adjust, you first adjust/set it, and then it processes the change and shows the pic w this applies change. So everything takes a moment to process or has to stop, and refresh the pic w the new settings. If this was few years ago it would be ok but I'm used to apps where you can scroll around the screen and stop when the pic looks best. Where it shows u the change right away so you know where to stop w the strength of the filer and so on.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.