iPhoto finally comes to iOS devices

iPhone and iPad users have been waiting for this day for a while and it's finally here. As part of their many announcements today, including the new iPad and the new Apple TV, Apple revealed that its iPhoto editing software has now been released for iOS devices. This version of iPhoto has been created with touch screen interfaces in mind along with support for the Retina display on the iPhone 4 and the new iPad.

In terms of editing, Apple has this to say of iPhoto for iOS:

Simple gestures can be used to select and compare photos side by side and flag your best shots. iPhoto gives you full control over color, exposure and contrast, and you simply touch the parts of the image you want to change. You can enhance pictures by adding beautiful Apple-designed effects with just a tap, or apply adjustments exactly where you want them with fingertip brushes.

iPhoto also has some interesting features such as beaming photos between an iPhone and an iPad and being able to stream photos to be shown on a TV via Apple TV and Airplay. It's available now via the App Store for $4.99

In related news, Apple has launched new versions of iMovie and Garage Band for iOS. iMovie 1.3 has a new Theater mode that lets its users choose from nine templates with themes like Fairy Tale, Superhero and Romance. The 1.2 version of Garage Band has a Jam Session feature which allows users to wireless link up with up to three buddies to play music together. Both the new versions of iMovie and Garage Band are priced at $4.99 each for new users; previous owners can get the updates for free.

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tHaCuBe said,
Requires 5.1, so those keeping their jailbreak won't be able to download

That was the deal breaker for me. If I find a way to afford the upgrade to the new iPad, I might give it a shot.

I played around with it a little last night and it is actually pretty damn impressive. $5 is a steal and in line with other iOS photo manipulation apps. Photogene2 comes close, and it isn't even universal, you have to pay $2 for iPhone version and $5 for iPad version.

omgben said,
Apple: Making it easier for you to call yourself a, "Photographer," while you over saturate your photos.

Oh please... nobody is calling themselves that. It's just a tool to touch up photos before you post them on Facebook or email them to family. Get over it.

It seems like I've caught you on a bad day. I figured the would be a good indicator that I was not being serious. At. All. Well, I wasn't serious about the Apple bit. I don't blame them for the rash of fake photographers that have popped up.

I have the app myself, and I think it is wonderful. I do a lot of my photo corrections on the desktop version. But, while I was playing with iPhoto iOS, I was thinking to myself, "The photoshoptographers are going to love this!"

And I thought that to myself because there are a lot of people out there that buy a decent camera, a copy of Photoshop Elements, learn what Brightness/Contrast/Saturation do, and then print up business cards announcing to the world that they are photographers ready to snap your favorite moments.

I know this because when I was looking for a wedding photographer, I saw a lot of it. You would think a, "professional photographer," would know what f-stops are. Maybe depth of field. ISO..? They know none of that.

And this isn't something that is exclusive to photography either. I've seen people install Wordpress, change the color of a theme, and then call themselves web designers. I have a few friends who are DJs (nothing big like deadmau5) and they've told me about the times they've run into other, "DJs," that were really some kid who thought owning a Macbook Pro and a copy of Serato made them one.

So, in short, yes there are people calling themselves that.

Getting over it,
Ben

It actually makes me hate apple so much that they charge for bonus apps for their own platform.. Love microsoft lately with all the apps they released for windows phone free of charge..

Their software prices are ridiculous though. They have lowered iWork and iLife and Aperture and FCP prices drastically on the Mac platform since the Mac App Store. It kinda makes sense to charge for iWork and iLife on the iPad if they charge for it on the Mac. It's as if Microsoft released an Office for free on Windows 8.

When I see Microsoft give away Office to every windows person or if they ever create a tablet edition and give that away for free, then we will talk. For now, Apple, like stated above, has dropped prices DRASTICALLY and with the App Store your allowed to share with your other devices.

PyX said,
It's as if Microsoft released an Office for free on Windows 8.

It's as if Microsoft released an Office for free on Windows Phone 7!
But we all know that can not happen. /sarcasm

wolftail said,

It's as if Microsoft released an Office for free on Windows Phone 7!
But we all know that can not happen. /sarcasm

It's as if Microsoft ported the quite basic Office Mobile 6.5 to WP7, screwed with the UI, and then decided to add basically no / very little new features, and then included it for free and advertised it as a massive selling point (The fact you can't view Word documents in their proper fidelity is enough to make it useless anyway)

wolftail said,

It's as if Microsoft released an Office for free on Windows Phone 7!
But we all know that can not happen. /sarcasm

Based on the experience I've had with it, I wouldn't call it Office. I'd call it, "Office."

Lachlan said,
It actually makes me hate apple so much that they charge for bonus apps for their own platform.. Love microsoft lately with all the apps they released for windows phone free of charge..

They already offer a lot of free apps. The extra 'bonus' apps are sold for a very nice price, and the quality is so good it defines the course of upcoming 3rd party apps on all platforms.

Lachlan said,
It actually makes me hate apple so much that they charge for bonus apps for their own platform.. Love microsoft lately with all the apps they released for windows phone free of charge..

And why do you think that is? Despite what some around here like to pretend Microsoft is doing very poorly in the mobile space for years now. The company has a lot to do in terms of luring customers back they've lost. As such they need to throw everything they've got at people hoping they'll once again choose Windows Phone instead of iOS or Android. And honestly, what exactly are you fussing about to begin with? Apple isn't a charity organization, they're a commercial company. Beyond that it's not like they're charging €50 for the app.

.Neo said,

Filled with ads?

I'm not sure. I didn't hear anything about ads, but it's all rumor at this point anyhow.

Lachlan said,
It actually makes me hate apple so much that they charge for bonus apps for their own platform.. Love microsoft lately with all the apps they released for windows phone free of charge..

The included "Photos" app didn't just disappear when iPhoto was released. Its still there and completely functional.

Since when is it that a company that makes an OS is expected to provide everything in addition to that OS for free? Where is this sense of entitlement you have coming from because I think it is total BS.