When the new iPad came out and the specs were being discussed, one new app had the focus and took center stage!
The iPhoto for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Of the updates on the iLife, the iPhoto looks brilliant. More gesture-based controls, intelligence that is set to outdo other photo apps and softwares, professional-quality effects and an awesome photo album management feature form the backbone of iPhoto.
The iPhoto is available for iPhone 4 and 4S, iPad and iPod Touch. It’s an app that will completely take you by surprise, according to the keynote.
Here’s a sample of what you will be getting with the iPhoto for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch:
Smart browsing which includes: simple gestures to move between albums and photos, viewing multiple photos side-by-side, automatically finding similar photos (done by the app itself!), easy flagging, marking and hiding an image.
Awesome multi-touch editing which includes: touch and drag on parts you want to change, easy and precise color correction, paint photo adjustments with brushes, change saturation, sharpness etc., repair blemishes with the repair tool, and even remove red-eye effectively.
Dozens of handcrafted beautiful effects, filters like vignette, tilt-zoom etc. Drag your finger to create a toned black-and-white photos.
Better management of photo albums and photo journals – speak stories with your photos. Add captions, dates and even weather information to photos.
Above all, there’s AirPlay and iCloud support for streaming to other devices, to get the photos up on the cloud and store them safely and several other awesome features that just outnumber any other app we’ve ever seen.
If what we see is right, the iPhoto is a powerful and awesome take on Instagram and might in fact beat it (but for the social capabilities of Instagram). The iPhoto is Apple’s pet app now – the entire focus of the event almost shifted towards iPhoto with so many effects, so many visuals shown at the keynote.