“Photographers have been drawn to the iPad since the first model, hoping it can provide a mobile workflow when they’re away from their computers,” Jeff Carlson writes for Macworld. “The iPad Pro pushes the boundaries of tablets in interesting ways as a general-purpose laptop replacement, but how does it change the photography game?”

“Editing photos, especially with the addition of Apple Pencil support in some apps, is a definite improvement,” Carlson writes, “though limitations in iOS keep the iPad Pro from achieving its full potential as a photographer’s mobile companion.”

“As with many things about the iPad Pro, the superior hardware is waiting for the software to catch up,” Carlson writes. “Gradually, third party developers are adding Pencil support for image retouching, which is a welcome jump forward… Granted, iOS has always been designed for the broadest possible audience, and even in a device labeled “Pro” that same foundation applies. Now that the iPad Pro is released, I’m holding out hope that Apple will take action to help it fulfill its potential.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Imagine an “iOS Pro” mode.

Turn on iOS Pro on your iPad Pro
1. Tap Settings > General, and make sure iOS Pro is turned on.
2. There is no step two.

Hey, we can dream, can’t we?

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