I've downsized from a laptop to a notebook when I travel. Now I'm considering downsizing further to an iPad Mini. DH has an iPad and DIL has an iPhone, so Facetime and available help getting used to a new toy were important in this decision. (Gosh, even my 16-month old grandson uses his own apps on his mom's iPhone!!)
With my trusty Samsung notebook, I copy photos from a SD card, use Picassa for a quick edit, and post them to FB or e-mail them. I've also needed it for browsing, checking e-mails, and using Skype when traveling.
With the iPad Mini, I could do the latter 3 easily, plus reading e-books in a handier format... but what about the photos??
Using a card reader/USB kit, could I transfer the photos I have taken with my camera to the iPad Mini? Do I have to do a complete dump or can I select only some photos to copy? Is there an app for this?
What can I use on the iPad Mini to do a quick edit of photos (esp. crop)?
If I used it as a secondary camera, how good are the photos it takes? Under which conditions does the camera perform poorly (active shots, low-light, etc.?)
Any useful doo-dads and apps for the iPad Mini that would be particularly useful for travelers in Europe?
Thanks for any and all advice that would help me with this switch. :-)