Thursday, June 10, 2010

Using my iPad to create a blog post

Hi everyone -- I am looking2live's husband and guest blogger today. Recently, I bought two iPad's - one for me and one for looking2live. Our plan is to use the iPad's to essentially replace our laptops when on the road.

One of looking2live's main uses of her iPad will be blogging of course. So, I am experimenting with how best to do a blog post including photos using only the iPad.

Here's the equipment (shown below):
* an Ipad
* the camera connector kit to connect camera to iPad
* camera or iphone for taking pictures




Software:
* Either Pages or BlogPress to compose the post. For this post, I am using BlogPress since I hope to avoid having to compose on Pages and then import to the blogger interface in Safari.
* (optional) Photogene for photo editing on the iPad. I actually used Photogene for this post to rotate the picture 90 degrees. It was very easy to use.

Well, so far, BlogPress is a piece of cake. It is dead simple to embed a photo from the iPad's photo library.

Now, let's try to publish and see what happens. Hope iPad bloggers will find this little post useful. I will also try the Pages/Safari/Blogger tango soon.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fun! I'm glad you're both comfortable with this stuff -- I feel like I'm slipping further behind the changing technology every day...

F.

11:29 AM  
Blogger Merle Sneed said...

Hey, lookingtolive's husband, I want an iPad, too.

10:34 AM  
Anonymous looking2live's husband said...

Merle - no problem. One of these should do the trick:
win a free ipad or the old standby

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you all really like the iPad. I have ordered one for Al's birthday, and it should arrive on Friday. Did you buy them with
3G and wireless capability? I didn't order the one with 3G - hope that wasn't a mistake.

11:46 AM  
Blogger David said...

I will email you about the details.

1:23 PM  
Anonymous Steve said...

Good to hear your getting to grips with it. I just got mine a couple of weeks ago. I still prefer my laptop for regular surfing though.

7:10 PM  

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