6 Best Tablets for Photo Editing

The Best Tablets for Photographers and Photo Editing

The digital era we are in is making photo editing as creative as it can be while at the same time letting us create anywhere, anytime. From office to home, airport to open road, a good tablet will power your creative life. Display, resolution, chip, capacity, battery life, size and weight… all these features to be considered when buying a new tablet, who is the one? Here we listed 6 best tablets in the market and there’s always one for you!

1. Apple iPad Pro

2018 iPad Pro

With iPad Pro plus an Apple Pencil, you are carrying a mobile photo editing studio. The iPad Pro 2017 has already amazed us for its one of a kind display resolution and powerful processor, however, the new iPad Pro came out this year has brought the game to a new level. It’s more powerful, but lighter.

The new Liquid Retina display goes from edge to edge. True-to-life color and ProMotion technology make everything look gorgeous and feel responsive, which, needless to say, will provide a great editing experience. The 2nd generation Apple Pencil now save more of your time by being responsive to your touch. Apart from all features we mentioned, there are thousands of great photo editing apps to choose from the App Store including Adobe Photoshop Express (Adobe Photoshop CC coming in 2019), Adobe Photoshop Mix, Lightroom, and Affinity Photo.

Apple PencilPS on iPad

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2. Microsoft Surface Pro 6

Surface Pro 6

Powered by the latest 8th generation Intel® Core™ processor, Surface Pro 6 is a powerful tablet that will make your photo editing smoother and faster. Featured a 12.3” PixelSense™ Display with 2736 x 1824 (267 PPI) resolution, you won’t miss any details of your photo.

When talking about versatility, the built-in Kickstand and Type Cover allows the Surface Pro 6 to go from laptop to tablet to portable studio which can meet all your needs. It is also lightweight (around 1.7 lbs depends on processors) for you to carry around without charging up to 13.5 hours.

With precision ink on one end and a rubber eraser on the other, the Surface Pen enables a natural pen using experience and you will unlock more of its potentials when creating in apps like Adobe Photoshop CC and PicsArt Photo Studio.

Surface Mode


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3. Samsung Galaxy Tab S4Samsung S4

The Galaxy Tab S4 is a symbol of Samsung’s effort and power in portable devices. It will be a perfect choice if you are an Android user. It has the mobility of a tablet (weight: 17 oz) but as powerful as a PC. The 10.5” HDR-ready Super AMOLED display gives you a clear and stunningly brilliant screen.

The S Pen, unlike Apple or Microsoft, is included when you buy the tablet. It translates, clips, magnifies, and barely needs charging. The battery can hold up to 16 hours on a single charge and power up quickly with fast charging, therefore makes Galaxy Tab S4 a great option for mobile photographers on the go. It also suits in your studio or workplace when you attach the keyboard cover and transform the tablet into a PC. With all that said, the Galaxy Tab S4 has the all-in-one capability to serve your photo editing.

S pen

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4. Microsoft Surface Studio 2 + Surface Dial


We’ve introduced several great tablets for photo editing and it’s time to be even more professional.  The Surface Studio 2 is Microsoft’s most powerful Surface yet. A jaw-dropping product with a adjustable 28” touchscreen to free your ideas to flow. It fuels your creativity with brilliant color, blazing graphics, and fast processors.

A Surface Dial will add even more surprise to this whole new experience. The really special thing about the Dial is you can change colors and other settings without even lift your finger or Pen. “It is not as good as real life, it’s better” said Ryan Harris, the co-founder of Sketchable. The Surface Dial makes it easier and faster to do the things you love your way, while supporting your workflow. The Surface Studio 2 has redefined the desktop for creators.


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5. Wacom MobileStudio Pro 13

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Wacom will change your way of creative, you will get more than what you see. It is designed for professionals who want the freedom to create anywhere, Wacom MobileStudio Pro packs an entire studio of powerful creative tools into one single item.

It is equipped with a remarkable clarity with high-resolution displays (2560 x 1440) and superior color quality (96% Adobe RGB). The Wacom Pro Pen 2 is one of a kind which features 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity, tilt-response, and virtually lag-free tracking. Natural and advanced, the MobileStudio Pro 13 brings you the creating experience you are always dreaming for. Those buttons may seem redundant, however, you will find how useful and time saving they are when you use it, with both hand.

6. Amazon Fire HD

Fire HD 10

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A much cheaper option for basic photo editing and design work on the go. Here comes the Fire HD 10. Featured with a 10.1″ 1o80p Full HD screen and a weight as light as 17.7 oz (500g), the Fire HD 10 is the one to go for light photo editing. You can use it 10 hours straight with one charge and also as Amazon’s app store is growing, tons of lightweight photo editing apps are there to serve your needs.

Special thanks to rawpixel.com for the cover image. Don’t forget to check out the best laptops for freelancers.

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