iPhoto, A Highly Capable Image Editing App For The iPad
Many apps for the iPad offer many capabilities previously available on desktop applications, which may make you wonder whether you’ll ever use a desktop computer again. The iPhoto for iPad has many things professional photo editing software has to offer.
The app is quite powerful and it is capable of guiding inexperienced users through many photo-related tasks without requiring them to connect to a desktop or laptop. iPhoto is optimized for multi-touch operations and it fully takes advantage of the characteristics of touch-based environment.
Browsing through photos is easy; you only need to flick or swipe a finger across the screen. Making changes on an image is also easy, just choose the right tool and touch the area that needs to be changed. With a few taps, you can also get a preview on how the picture will look like with available pre-set effects. Gestures are highly intuitive and remain consistent throughout the app.
Mind you, the app is not without faults. It can’t handle image resolution larger than 19 megapixels and you can only export images with up to 16 megapixels of resolution.. Additionally, although menus are very intuitive, they can still throw off users of desktop apps sometimes.
Quirks aside, the iPhoto still offers something useful to both amateurs and pros and gives them a flawless photo-editing experience. But, how does iPhoto compare to popular image editing apps, including Adobe Photoshop Touch? While iPhoto doesn’t support layer editing, it compensates with powerful customizable effects, better edge detection feature and fully non-destructive editing. It is certainly worth the $5 price tag and iPhoto could introduce beginners with a wonderful world of photo editing while satisfying advanced users.