OK, I admit it, when the iPad was announced it elicited little more than a yawn from me. Then I got one, really just to test the eBooks on them for Craft & Vision. In short, I am an absolute believer. This will change the way we consume media, the way we learn, and the way we share our photography. I love my iPad. Everyone I know that owns one is a raving lunatic about the thing, and here in Canada it releases on Friday and the gentle Canuck nation can finally get their hands on one. When things get too much hype I often get suspicious. We Canadians are like that. But I don’t think I am overstating my case when I say that for sharing photographs, this gorgeous little piece of over-hyped hardware is going to change everything.
Anyways, a couple things that are only partly iPad related. Andrew S. Gibson’s second volume of his The Magic of Black & White series is coming out tomorrow, and with it a discount on the rest of the eBooks. Keep an eye open here, or on your inbox if you’ve purchased previous books. Andrew’s stuff is excellent if you’re wanting to create fantastic black and white images from your colour captures, and this one promises to be a favourite in the library, especially among folks that want to improve their black and white chops. So that leads me to the iPad things.
Moving forward the Craft & Vision eBooks are now being laid out for the iPad. If you get a PDF reader like GoodReader, you’ll be able to read them the way they were intended. We don’t do ePub because it blows apart the layouts, and the usual PDF way of things won’t allow you to view things in 2-Up. So, all that to say – same great experience for laptoppers and desktop users, and you can still print these if you want, but for the folks on iPhone or iPad, you’ll love the experience.
Secondly, I’ve had a number of requests to do something with my wallpapers. I could have made an app or something but the amount of time and energy seemed too much. So I did something easier. I’ve created a collection of 24 wallpapers for the iPad. That’s 2 years of wallpapers if you switch them monthly. But they have no calendars. Just pure photographic goodness. And I’m conscious of nickle-and-diming y’all to death, so here’s what I am going to do. There are two links down below. One is to a free collection of 6 wallpapers. Free, full-res, no catch. But there are only 6 (see above, do the math, you’ll see we threw in a seventh). And one is to the full collection. 24 Wallpapers, $5. If you’re saving your dimes for the eBooks – there are two coming out in the coming weeks – then you can still get in on the loving. If you’d be happy to give up a latte and shell out $5 for the full collection so I can buy my Craft & Vision team a latte instead, you can do that too. Either way, enjoy. See you here tomorrow for the big release of the next Craft&Vision book.
These wallpapers are around 1200×800-ish, so they’ll look great on anything from iPhones to Netbooks to 13″Macbooks. And iPads too!
Get the free Jr. Collection HERE with our thanks for being part of the community. Enjoy!
Get the Full Collection and declare your allegiance to beauty and all things good for $5 here:[hana-code-insert name=’iPad Wallpapers 1 Add’ /][hana-code-insert name=’iPad Wallpapers 1 View’ /]