Glimpses of Guatemala

In brief, stand-out things I saw in my first few hours: A bus with the Virgin Mary on the side and a Confederate flag in the back window; a truck whooshing up on me and displaying a crowd of peeing cows with Stars of David branded on their rumps; another bus whose windshield featured a three-eyed graffiti smiley face above a bunch of unpatched bullet holes; and hopped-up paramilitary pickups laden with soliders and emblazoned with the word “Quiche” (gourmet troopers?).
I snagged photos (of very uneven quality) of some of this and hope to share them soon. I’m finding, though, that photo-editing workflows on iPad remain about as graceful as a toddler–full of both promise & constant painful wipeouts.

7 thoughts on “Glimpses of Guatemala

  1. I gave up trying to use the iPad for anything productive. My son uses it for games and that’s it. I use a Samsung tablet to do some light editing in Photoshop Touch. The workflow is much simpler and I can actually get something done. I dream that someday there’ll be a light version of Lightroom available too…

    1. I’m finding Snapseed to be a pleasure to use, but it’s just one piece of the puzzle. For example, it must dump derivative images into the camera roll, so that I can’t readily browse them alongside what I’ve captured. I see no way to jump from a browsing/culling app into an editing mode and then back, much less to keep edits editable.

    1. The problem isn’t with Snapseed but rather with the total lack of an integrated system for browsing, flagging, adjusting, uploading, and deleting. If Apple included basic flagging/filtering in Photos while adding an “Open with…” link to other apps, things would be much improved.

  2. Your trip already having an unanticipated, and I think valuable, outcome. I would not be surprised if you become the project manager for a new Adobe iPad app when you return.

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