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Is it time to switch on Photo Stream on your iPad?

As much as we wanted to use it, we haven't bothered with Apple's iOS5 Photo Stream feature so far because we simply didn't want every app screenshot we take, or fuzzy shot of our foot, ending up on all our devices.

Now that Apple have released iOS 5.1 we can finally select an individual photo and delete it from the Photo Stream for our account. For us, this makes Photo Stream worth switching on at last.

Why is this a big thing for iPad Creative? The imminent release of the New iPad and its 5MP camera, of course! Not to mention the even more fantastic photo viewing experience we expect from iPad 3's sharper and more saturated 'Retina Display'.

Finally we can look forward to having a camera in the iPad that we are not embarrassed to share the results from, or that we do not have to dress up with numerous filter apps to make useable (although we will still be doing that, especially with the release of iPhoto for iOS - but more on that soon).

What do you think?

We would like to hear from you, are you already using Photo Stream? Has the new update prompted you to turn it on now? Or is it something you just find no use for? Let us know in the comments.

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I've always used Photo Stream, precisely because the iPad 2 has such a bad camera. I've only ever taken two photos with it, on the day I bought it to test the camera. Useless.

So I take photos with my iPhone 4S and use Photo Stream to access and edit them on the iPad since it has a bigger screen.

I'm looking forward to using the new iPad in class for students to take photos of their work and edit, print and email it to themselves. Yes, I do let them use it sometimes, and yes I'm a bit mad seeing as it's my personal iPad, not schools!

March 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterICT Tower

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