I am having some major issues with iOS 5 on my iPad 2.
1. I imported iPhone 4 photos using the Camera Connection Kit. I use the Photo Edit (native iOS5) capability and it shows my enhanced, cropped and red-eye corrected photo. I save the photo and the changes are visible in Camera Roll, with no trace of the original. Now, I did find that I can revert back to the original, so obviously Apple is not removing the original. However, the problem is that when sync'ing photos back to the computer (PC) or even uploading photos via Dropbox or any other app, only the original photo gets uploaded/sync'ed. I can understand a third party app (Dropbox) not being able to see the edits, but the import of photos via the standard Windows import also does not get any of the edits made. This defeats the purpose of using the larger real estate of the iPad to import photos from the iPhone - one of the main reasons I purchased the Camera Connection Kit. Even Photostream is limited use (except to just see the pictures, but you cannot do anything!). Now the only way around this was to NOT use the iOS5 Edit feature and instead use Snapstream or Photoshop Express and Save As a new picture in the Camera Roll.
I have not found any workaround for this, so would appreciate if anyone has a solution for this as I was hoping to use my iPad exclusively for my photo editing workflow.
2. iOS5 has a new capability to create Albums on the iPad. However, if I select pictures in my PhotoStream and then Add To... an album, it randomly chooses a subset of the pictures, or sometimes even just the first picture from my PhotoStream and then copies them over to the new Album. At times even if I select just one picture to copy to a new album, it copies a different picture.
The only solution I found for this issue was to first select all the required pictures from the Photostream and Save To Camera Roll; then go to the camera roll and add photos to the albums as needed.
3. New edited photos (via third party apps) that are saved to the Camera Roll sometimes just do not appear in the PhotoStream.
So much for cutting the cord; it seems the best way to reliably cut the cord for photo sync is to still use Dropbox and not use the built-in iOS5 edit feature. Hope Apple issues a fix for these issues soon.
btw, if anyone has a link to logging bugs for iOS5 please let me know. Could not find it on the support site.