Turn and Walk Away

Day 159 of 365

Recently I was watching a YouTube video by Elaine Giles on Pixelmator Photo. I’ve had the app for several months now, but haven’t played around with it much…mostly because there isn’t an option to use a photo from your camera roll/the photo app (at least that I’ve seen). I was noticing the left hand side of her iPad was listing all the sources that she could import a file from, I noticed an icon and text that I didn’t recognize; it was an “FB” in a folder and to the right it said “FileBrowser Biz”. Well, curious cat me had to stop the video and go look it up! I’m so glad that I did; I didn’t need the Biz version, but I did purchase the Document Manager version for $5.99 (and I’m glad that I did). Once I got it to recognize my 2015 MacBook Pro, I was able to view a list of documents/folders/photos – it got even better! I was able to browse my external hard drive of photos from my iPad Pro!! I was able to use Pixelmator Photo and process a Fuji RAW file in another room of the house (away from my laptop and external hard drive).

I liked this photo of a tulip leaf in color, but I processed it in Pixelmator Photo to be black and white with a grain – and I liked it even more.

Turn and Walk Away
Turn and Walk Away


  • Fujifilm X-T3
  • Meike 16mm extension tube
  • Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS
  • Focal Length: 34.3mm
  • ISO: 160
  • Aperture: f/3.6
  • Shutter Speed: 1/75
  • Exposure Compensation: 0.0EV


RAW Photo was post processed on my iPad Pro with Pixelmator Photo

159 days down, 206 to go!!

Loggin' Off Debbie


    • Debbie Scott

      Maybe you should watch the video, Aixa. There is much that you can do to process a photo, raw or jpg. Aside from the machine learning fixer upper (1st icon on the right hand side), there are also presets (of which you can adjust to your liking) and/or a whole list of goodies to adjust (the 4th icon). The band aid removed objects from your photo – I was impressed with all the examples Elaine showed in the video

      • Aixa

        I just watched it and yes, it does more than I thought, but I still prefer Snapseed and Photofox. The band aid tool is okay, but I can use Retouch on the iPad. I really like Photofox because maybe I want to darken just a portion of the photo, but it’s much more expensive.

        • Debbie Scott

          Haven’t heard of Photofox. I’m playing around with the retouch tool in PP on a photo I took in Thailand back in 2010, and it’s doing a really good job at removing distractions. Snapseed keeps crashing on my 256GB iPad Pro when playing around with Retrolux and grunge, especially when masking to apply those looks to only a portion of a photo. For working with layers I’m sticking with Affinity Photo for iPad.

          • Aixa

            I think I like Photofox because when I started photo editing, I watched all of their YouTube videos. It was called Enlight back then.

            The funny thing with the iPad is that sometimes these apps just don’t want to work and there’s nothing you can do. I tried Affinity Photo but it was too much for me to learn.

          • Debbie Scott

            I have the original Enlight app, but had forgotten that Photofox was their upgraded app. Affinity Photo is much like Photoshop…lots of bells an whistles and can be intimidating for newbies. I went with it because I was tired of the Adobe subscription model.

          • Aixa

            Affinity Photo was definitely intimidating. This is fun to talk about editing tools. I know the feeling about subscriptions.

          • Debbie Scott

            I’m enjoying talking about editing tools, I like using my laptop for editing photos, but sometimes sitting on the couch with a tablet and editing photos is more relaxing.

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