First iPad App to Utilize Metadata for Effortless Photo Searching

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[] Vancouver, Canada - Today Beanheads Consulting Inc., a leader in photo applications for mobile devices, is pleased to announce the release of Sort Shots - iPad Edition 2.0, the first and only iPad app that utilizes metadata information from photographs for easy image searching. Additionally, the latest release retains original image qualities including full resolution.

Sort Shots - iPad Edition allows users to import images via iTunes(R) while retaining previously assigned metadata keywords and ratings for effortless searching. Tags and ratings allow users to simply tap on the desired search criteria to instantly view the resulting images. At the users' option, they may create and assign additional tags and ratings easy searching, sequencing and sharing. Tags and ratings assigned to images within Sort Shots can later be exported and utilized by supported software packages including Adobe(R), Bridge(R) and Lightroom(R). Utilizing metadata keywords and ratings makes searching for photos fun and easy while resulting in significant time savings for users.

Metadata keywords can be read by various software packages including:
* Adobe Bridge and Lightroom (import and export keywords and ratings)
* Apple iPhoto and Aperture (import keywords)
* Microsoft Photo Gallery(R) (import keywords and ratings)
* Nikon Capture NX2 (import keywords)

Sort Shots 2.0 retains the original image qualities including resolution to ensure the finest image viewing. Users have an option to choose between viewing original image resolution or an optimized version to maximize performance.

"Using existing metadata while maintaining original file quality provides our users with the most efficient yet flexible method to find and share photographs on their iPad. We strive to make Sort Shots the best way, for all of photographers, to display their images whether it be simply locating the images, customizing a slideshow, or sharing images on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or Picassa" stated Christa Taylor, Founder & CEO of Beanheads Consulting. "Incorporating metadata tags and ratings created from popular software packages is a natural evolution of the Sort Shots platform".

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later
* 5.2 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Sort Shots - iPad Edition 2.0 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photography category. For further information including additional application screenshots, please visit Sort Shots online.

Developing and producing software for wireless mobile devices. Sort Shots - iPad Edition is the first iPad specific product launched after the release of its iPhone/iPod touch application. The company was founded in 2003 by Christa Taylor. Copyright (C) 2003-2010 Beanheads Consulting Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple(R), Aperture(R), iPad(TM), iPhone(TM), iPhoto(R), and Mac(R) are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Adobe(R), Bridge(R), Lightroom(R), and Photoshop(R) are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Nikon, Nik, and Capture NX(TM) are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective companies in United States and / or other countries. Microsoft(R), Picture and Fax Viewer, and Windows(R) are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.


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