The nominations are in, and the poll is ready to go! The TUAW Best of 2011 awards are all about you -- the readers -- and what you think is the cream of the crop of Apple or third-party products and software. To vote, select one entry from the top nominations made by readers. We'll be announcing the winner in just a few days. Vote early and often!

TUAW is asking for your votes for the best iPad photo of 2011. We didn't get too many nominations in this category: first, many more readers use their iPhones for photography than they do their iPads, and second, TUAW readers might be getting a bit tired of Best of 2011 posts. Worry not! We're getting close to the end of the TUAW Best of 2011 series with just a few more categories to go.

However, we didn't really get enough nominees for iPad video apps to make it a valid category for voting, so photography apps are all you get to vote for. The nominees are:

  • Master Your DSLR Camera (US$9.99), an iPad-based tutorial to move you beyond using your DSLR as an expensive point-and-shoot.
  • Snapseed ($4.99), an excellent iPad-based photo post-processing app. The app also works on the iPhone, but the UI on the iPad app benefits from the extra space.
  • flickr hd ($4.99, on sale for $0.99) is a wonderful way to browse your flickr photos on the iPad.
  • Halftone ($0.99), makes a halftoned comic or postcard out of any of your photos. The app now lets you send physical postcards via, and just keeps getting better.

You have a couple of days to vote, and the winners will be announced on January 2, 2012. Let the voting begin!

What is the best iPad photography app of 2011?
Master Your DSLR Camera: A Better Way to Learn Digital Photography106 (32.0%)
Snapseed84 (25.4%)
Flickr HD129 (39.0%)
Halftone12 (3.6%)

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