iPads have advanced to the point where they can do most things a full computer can do. Certain things, like photography and photo editing, are still better left to a computer. But if you’re a photo hound and want to give up your laptop forever, it’s not impossible to make the switch. Here’s what to do. To offload photos directly from your camera, Apple’s accessories – like the iPad Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to SD Card Reader – will let you move photos directly onto your iPad. Storing them can be tough, though, even if you shell out for a top-of-the-line 128 GB iPad. To keep all that data organized – and keep free space on your tablet for apps and other documents – cloud services like Dropbox or Amazon Cloud Drive can do the trick, as can home-based cloud networks and networked attached storage devices. Finally, photo editing will always be better on a computer, but apps like iPhoto and Adobe Photoshop Touch offer decent options for touching up your photos.

About Shelly Palmer

Named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Technology, Shelly Palmer is Managing Partner at Palmer Advanced Media, a technology-focused strategic advisory practice that helps Fortune 500 companies and growth-stage companies with digital strategy, data science, marketing, branding, and business development. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert and a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.

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