About Filterstorm Pro
Filterstorm Pro (FSPro) is a powerful piece of software meant to make tagging and sending images as quick as possible. While most functions are meant to be easily discoverable by the user, some functions which can speed up use are not immediately apparent.
Please note this video was made with an older version of FSPro. Features have been added, and some interface elements changed. Most Notably, The "Apply" and "Apply with Mask" buttons for any given filter now reside on the bottom right hand of the screen, represented by the below icons respectively.
This overview page will give a description of the basic interface and operation of FSPro. It is intended for people less comfortable with iPad or photo editing software and should be skipped if that doesn't describe you, though the walkthrough video is still recommended. The other sections will go more in-depth.
- Basic Interface Terms
- Basic Library Structure
- Loading Images
- Renaming Images and Collections
- Deleting Images
Most of the time, you will see the tab drawer on the left-hand side of the screen. When viewing your library of photos the tab drawer contains the tools to import, move, batch edit, tag, and export images. When Editing an image, it contains all the controls for cropping, scaling, and applying filters.
Popovers are contextual controls that appear throughout FSPro. They are generally activated either by tapping a button, or by tapping and holding on an image thumbnail. In the library they contain controls for editing image or collection names, descriptions, and saving automations.
FSPro allows you to organize photos into what are called Collections — another term for "album" or "folder". When you see the term Library on the top of the screen, every thumbnail represents a collection of photos. Tapping the collection once will select it, and double tapping will show you the contents of the collection.
The contents of collections represent individual photos. When you finish editing a photo, it doesn't overwrite the original image, rather it creates what's called a version. A photo can have as few as one (the original) version, or as many as you can make. If there is only one version of an image, double tapping the image will bring you to the edit screen. If there are many versions, double tapping the image will bring you to the versions screen where you can choose which version you would like to edit.
Tapping the iPad Photos button (the first button in the library tab) will open up FSPro's library picker which looks like the below image:
In this screen you can tap on any individual album to highlight it, and then tap the Import Selected Album button to bring all images from that album into FSPro's library. Alternatively, double tapping an album will show you its contents. On that screen you can select as many or as few of the images in the album as you like to import. Anywhere you see a thumbnail represented as a stack of images, double tapping will show you the contents.
To rename a collection, simply tap and hold on the thumbnail for that collection. A popover like the image below will appear with a text box for the new name. You can rename images within a collection the same way. When you export an image, the name you give will be used as the filename. Unfortunately, there's no way yet to preserve the original filename from your camera.
To delete an image or collection, tap the X button at the top of the toolbar. This will bring up delete buttons on every thumbnail visible and allow you to delete collections, images, or versions.