Out now: Original HDRI-Handbook iPad edition

I just discovered this myself: O’Reilly released ebook versions of the classic HDRI-Handbook. Now you can have my book with you wherever you go! Yay!

I’ll be completely honest with you. For the Kindle edition that’s just $9.99, but of course the black-and-white format is rather pointless for a book on photography. It’s also available as iBook in the Apple bookstore for $19.99, which I personally find rather steep.

I’m not even so sure if a conversion of the printed edition works so well. Sure, the table of contents is cross-linked, and so are some important keywords. The search function is a big improvement for the reference aspect of the book. It’s all in color, and the text reflows nicely when resizing fonts. It’s pretty much what you would expect from a professional conversion - just not much more than this. It’s not a remastering of the content to use all the interactive features this wonderful device offers. In my opinion, a true iPad edition should have video tutorial snippets, interactive panoramas, and at least some interactive exposure slider action. But of course, my day has only 24 hours like yours, and these are currently filled up with writing the second edition. I promise, at some point in the future there will be a shiny deluxe iPad edition with all the bells and whistles. Just not too soon.

Anyway, just wanted to let you know. The paper book is sold out, the second edition is still heavy work-in-progress, so the Kindle edition and iPad edition are currently the only way to get your hands on the HDRI-Handbook. There’s still lots if good info in there, almost invaluable if you need to treat yourself with a bootcamp session the day before a shoot.
And, of course, it’s a great way to show your support.

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