The Best Tablets for Photographers

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When it comes to photography, proper post-production of a photograph can, at times, separate the good from the great. Fixing white balances, adjusting highlights, shadows, exposures or removing unwanted objects from a photo can make all the difference in getting your photo viral or not. Editing has never been as easy and portable as it is now with one of the best tablets for photographers.

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With companies like Apple and Samsung improving their tablet graphics and screen resolutions as well as their capability to run advanced photo apps, one can now edit photos on the go without having to carry a laptop around. Here is a list of tablets to look out for this year.

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The Best Tablets for Photographers

Apple iPad Pro

With a 12.9 Inch Retina Display and 2048 x 2732 resolution, the Apple Ipad Prois one of the best tablets out in the market for photographers and artists of any kind. Ten hours of battery life and a slim design allow you to mobilize your work in an instant and the apple pen permits you to work with exact precision.  Apple’s app store features hundreds of different photo editing apps including Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom so you can sync your work from your computer and never miss a thing.

Microsoft Surface Pro

Can’t decide between a laptop or a tablet? You don’t have to! The Microsoft Surface Pro works as both. Lightweight, nine hours of battery life and sleek you’ll be working like a pro in no time. Featuring a 12.3-inch screen with 2736 x 1824 resolution, the Microsoft Surface Pro lets you view and edit your photos in excellent quality and permits you to use its tablet mode and pen to adjust any fine details you deem necessary.

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Samsung Galaxy Tablet

For those users who prefer an Android interface, the Samsung Galaxy Tablet S3 is equipped with all you will need. Featuring a twelve-hour battery life, a 2048 x 1536 pixel display and phone capabilities, it’s the only device you’ll need to carry with you. While it features a smaller, 9.7-inch screen, its AMOLED display and quick, three-hour charging capabilities easily make up for it. It is also much less budget breaking than the competition on Amazon.

Wacom Cintiq 27

For those that are serious about taking their photo editing mobile, the Wacom Cintiq 27 is no joke. A 23.5’’ x 13.2’’ display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels gives you everything you need to take your photos to near perfection. It’s pen only display supports more than 1 billion colors and fulfills 97% of the Adobe RGB color spectrum. This expensive tablet is geared toward professionals looking to get some serious results.

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Wacom Intuos Draw

This tablet is unlike the others. While it does not have a display or functionality it is sure to bring your photo editing skills to a new level. The Wacom Intuos draw replaces your keyboard with a pressure sensitive tablet and pen to take your photos and art to new heights. Compatible with both Windows and Mac with just a simple USB port. The Wacom Intuos Draw is available for less than a hundred dollars and is a great way to start getting serious with Photoshop and Lightroom.

The tablet marking is huge and ever growing. Microsoft, Samsung, Apple and all other companies are consistently improving their devices and offering better resolution and control. Go to your local tech store and try them out to see which one works best for you.

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