Photo gallery of the Apple iPad event (18 photos)

Here’s our photos from Apple’s event today.Apple chief executive Steve Jobs opened the conference with a quote about Moses’ tablets.

gallery 1Steve Jobs mingled with the crowd inside the demo area after the event.

gallery 2An accessory stand turns the tablet into a photo frame.

gallery 4ESPN’s X Games Snocross is one of the 3-D games that will be available on the iPad.

gallery 5Gameloft’s Nova first-person shooter game, which is available on the iPhone, was shown on stage. The game was rejiggered to look better on a big screen. It was probably the best-looking app shown off today.

gallery 6Steve Jobs was very animated as he walked through the demos, frequently using words such as “amazing,” “wonderful,” “beautiful” and “revolutionary”.

gallery 7This slide shows how you can create Keynote presentation slide shows with the iPad. The slider on the left, which you control with your finger, lets you scroll up and down the slides quickly. These iWork apps are $10 each.

gallery 8This is where Steve Jobs showed you can open an Adobe PDF and read a document in its original format.

gallery 9This artsy canvas hung above the demo room.

gallery 10Did we say the iPad is just a half-inch thick?

gallery 11Back up folks. Don’t trample the demo dude.

gallery12The iBook bookshelf, which shows the electronic books you’ve bought, looks just like a bookshelf.

gallery 13The virtual keyboard has big letters that are hard to miss.

gallery 14The New York Times page looks great on the iPad. The newspaper spent three weeks optimizing it for the iPad. You can zoom in on pictures or play embedded videos.

gallery 15Here’s how the VentureBeat page looks on the iPad.

gallery 16Folks milled about after the event.

gallery 18Walt Mossberg and Katie Boehret of the Wall Street Journal snapped a picture of the crowd.

gallery 17The media horde before the event.