Transferring Images in PhotoForge 2

Earlier today I was asked about transferring photos in PhotoForge 2. I’d seen it listed as a new feature, but I had not actually tried it before. It wasn’t truly obvious at first, but once I figured it out it seemed easier 🙂

The first thing you do is make sure you have PhotoForge 2 running on two iOS devices. I have an iPhone 4 and iPad 2 (I can’t wait for Universal PF2). You will need Bluetooth turn on for both devices. You can either do this ahead of time in your General Settings for your device, or let PhotoForge 2 turn it on during the process by asking your permission to turn it on. Both methods work.

In this case I want to transfer a photo from PF2 on my iPhone over to my iPad. Be sure you are looking at the image in PF2 and then from the share button (cloud in upper right) choose the Device 2 Device button.

PhotoForge 2 Device 2 Device

PhotoForge 2 Device 2 Device

This is where you’ll have to turn on Bluetooth if it isn’t running. The iPhone then begins sniffing the airwaves for another device.

PhotoForge 2 Searching For A Device

PhotoForge 2 Searching For A Device

Now, on my iPad (where I want the image) I open PF2 and on the main home screen I click on the “+” button as if I want to add a new image. You’ll then see a small icon in the upper left of two devices bumping (upper left corner).

PhotoForge 2 on iPad when adding new image.

PhotoForge 2 on iPad when adding new image.

Click on that “bump” icon. The iPad now starts sniffing airwaves as well.

The two should now see each other and you’ll get a connection window. On my iPhone I now clicked on the name of my iPad.

PhotoForge 2 Finds A Device

PhotoForge 2 Finds A Device

After a few moments my iPad asked to accept the new image and I said OK. After a minute or so the image had transferred. I did this about six times and the connection seemed to die on me twice. I would just hit cancel when nothing happened and would try once again with success.

Hope that helps out.

I was wondering if it would transfer the original image, along with the timeline of changes you made to the image, but it seems to just transfer the image as you had it at the time. In the timeline on the second device it just shows the “Load” statement. Thus, you won’t be able to jump back in your editing on the second device. Maybe in a future update.

On a totally separate topic, I set a personal record for myself in a one mile run. My first sub six minute mile. A smoking 5:54. I’m happy.

2 thoughts on “Transferring Images in PhotoForge 2

  1. Andrew

    I’ve followed these steps to the letter and the iPad, following your example, never receives the image, or even pops up a message asking if I want to accept it. Any ideas besides contacting the developer?

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