X3F files on iPad?

Finrod

Member
anybody knows if the X3F Raw files (Sigma/Foveon) are supported by any application on the iPad? And in case they are, any idea... or even better have you personally tested how fast the iPad cpu actually is opening/processing my Sigma SD10 files?!? Thanks :)
 

tc95

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Here are two viewers that I use for my Macs....I don't know if they will work for the iPad...but when I do get one...in the next 3 to 4 months I will let you know...:z04_photos:

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Let me know if you find one...

Tony C. :z04_cowboy:
 

Finrod

Member
thanks for the reply and the links. I use a Mac too, an "oldie" Power Mac G4 with a 1.4 GHz cpu. The reason I'm asking is that I'm going to get a new machine in the next couple of months, and I was wondering if I could get an iPad instead of a Mini... I'll probably just go with some X3F files to the local Apple Store when they'll have some iPads on dispaly and see what happens :)
I've also asked the same question on the apple.com forum but no reply...
 

tc95

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Finrod....I would go with the Mini...there is still not a really good software application to edit RAW or JPG's on the iPad or iPhone...I have a couple of basic ones on my iPhone but they don't do anything like SPP or PS....

I know Adobe is working on an editor for the iPad but it is still probably a year out....and by then you can buy a faster iPad...:rolleyes:

If your just looking for something to view your files after you take the picture...the iPad should work...but I think a Windows Tablet PC would give you a little more versatility or an iBook....

I looked at the app store last night...and could not find any RAW viewers that will handle X3F files right now..

Tony C. :z04_cowboy:
 

Finrod

Member
yes, you're sure right the Mini is better for photo editing... I was wondering on the iPad mainly because I'm not going to dump the G4 and a Mini as small as it it still means I need to find space for another screen & keyboard, but if there's no "serious" application or anything opening X3F for another year I'll sure get the Mini... or I'll even have a look at Windows alternatives ;-)
 

tc95

Well-Known Member
Don't forget about the MacBook....I don't know what the prices are where you are at...but here you can buy a referbished MacBook for 849USD which is just a little more than a mini...

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As far as Windows based...I would go with a Tablet Kiosk Sahara Slate or Net PC.....or a Fujitsu Stylistic...would be my two pics...both can run PS and SSP....

Good Luck...

Tony C. :z04_cowboy:
 

Finrod

Member
here (Italy) the Apple store is usually quite poor with refurbished stuff... but I haven't been looking for some time and it's worth cheking again ;-)
I'll have a look at the Fujitsu Stylistic and the other tablet, thanks
 

ombud

Member
Sigma SPP is still a lot slower on a MAC compared to a Windows computer-don`t know why...
If you are looking for a Windows mobile notebook powerhouse in a robust shell it´s worth considering the lenovo thinkpads, esp. X61 (quite cheap now that they are expired models last ones wth a 4:3 screen!) and the X200/201 series.
All 12 inch bright matte ! screens with processors up to 3Ghz and many useful features for working on the road.
 

Arvo

Well-Known Member
In addition X200 tablet models should have IPS-like screen (actually AFFS, but this is not much worse) and thereby well suited to potographers. Just that price... :(
 

Finrod

Member
thanks for the replies and sorry for being this late!
In the meantime I've decided I don't need this badly a mobile machine and got a Mac Mini instead ;-)
I still have to try how it works with x3f files... but I'm pretty sure it won't be worse than my 1.4 GHz Power Mac G4 ;-)
 
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