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Mobile App of the Day: iPhoto for iOS 5.1 or later

With iPhoto for iOS, Apple brings Multi-Touch to photography in a breakthrough way.
| Software News | Posted: Mar 9, 2012 1:35 pm

Our Mobile App of the Day is iPhoto for iOS 5.1 or later.




With iPhoto for iOS, Apple brings Multi-Touch to photography in a breakthrough way. Browse, edit, and share your photos from your iPad or iPhone, like never before - all the powerful tools you need are at your fingertips. And with iCloud, you can share your experiences as stunning photo journals.


Use simple gestures to quickly sort through photos and find your best shots. A powerful set of Multi-Touch tools helps you perfect color and exposure, crop, straighten, and retouch images. Enhance pictures by adding beautiful, Apple-designed effects with just a tap. Or use fingertip brushes to apply adjustments exactly where you want them. In addition to posting photos to Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter, you can beam photos between your iPhone and iPad, stream photos and slideshows to your Apple TV with AirPlay, and use iCloud to publish photo journals to the web to share your stories with friends and family in a whole new way.


Smart Browsing

• Use simple gestures to quickly sort through dozens or even hundreds of photos

• Automatically find similar photos, so you can quickly make comparisons

• View multiple photos side-by-side to help you choose your best images

• Tap to mark any photo with a flag, select a favorite, or hide an image

• Resize and reposition scrollable thumbnail grid for optimal browsing in any orientation


Multi-Touch editing

• Simply touch and drag on the parts of the image you want to change

• Touch and drag on the image to adjust blue skies, greenery, and skin tones

• Drag the white balance loupe to make precise color corrections

• All image adjustments are completely non-destructive and can be modified at any time

• Straighten your pictures with a tap using automatic horizon detection



• Use your fingertip to paint photo adjustments right where you need them

• Turn on edge detection to help you apply adjustments with even more precision

• Lighten, darken, and change saturation or sharpness selectively

• Paint out spots and blemishes with a powerful Repair brush

• Brush away red-eye, or use the Soften brush to minimize wrinkles


Professional-quality effects

• Enhance your photos with dozens of beautiful, Apple-designed effects

• Touch and drag to add drama to landscapes with a selection of graduated filters

• Create a perfectly toned black-and-white photo by simply dragging your finger

• Pinch and zoom a vignette or tilt-shift filter to focus on a key part of the photo

• Apply artistic effects to transform your photos into brilliant watercolors


Photo Journals

• Share your stories in a whole new way as beautiful photo journals

• iPhoto automatically flows your pictures into a great-looking layout that's fun to personalize

• Freely move and resize photos with a touch of your finger

• Touch and drag to add captions, maps, dates, and even the weather

• Publish your photo journals to iCloud as stunning web pages to share


Other great iPhoto features

• iPhoto is a universal app, optimized for both iPhone and iPad

• Create cinematic slideshows of your photos with a few taps

• Post directly to Facebook or Flickr and view friends' comments on your photos

• Beam photos between your iPhone and iPad, including all non-destructive adjustments

• Use AirPlay to stream photos and slideshows to your HDTV over Wi-Fi with Apple TV

• Print your photos wirelessly on an AirPrint-enabled printer

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