The OQO Model 2 is a petite handheld, and at first glance you wouldn’t want to use it to edit high-res photos. But it looks like a good number of professional photographers are using them to do just that.
I was chatting with some pro photographers at CES today and one of them busted out a OQO model 2 and showed me how he edits and uploads his photos with the device. Andrew runs Photoshop 7.0 on the OQO since it requires less resources and he only needs to adjust levels, sharpen and crop. Once the images are presentable, he sends them off to his HQ over the built-in EVDO card.
Andrew works for the European PressPhoto Agency and him and his crew use OQO because it’s compact and gets the job done efficiently. If you’ve ever seen all the gear wire photographers schlep around, then you understand why some of them prefer the OQO over a compact notebook.
There was an AP photographer in line and he was a bit envious of Andrew’s OQO and my VAIO TZ. Maybe the AP will buy him a compact computer soon. Andrew says Reuters just picked up 10 OQO model 2’s for its photogs.
Andrew did complain about an apparent defect in his OQO’s case.
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