iPhoto For iOS Now Available In The App Store For $5

iPhoto For iOS Now Available In The App Store For $5

We told you that Apple announced the stunningly beautiful iPhoto for iPad today during the keynote, and it’s already available for download in the App Store! The $5 app is actually a universal download for the iPhone and iPad, so you get even more bang for your buck!

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

Brushes
• 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

Get it now in the App Store! You will need to be on iOS 5.1 to download the app. We’ll have a full review up shortly.

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  • Jonathan Ober

    front facing camera iDevices only. So no iPad 1. :(

  • Connor Mulcahey

    I wish that once you download this it would delete your photos app, I don’t see a point in having both

  • Matthew Tureck

    What, Why? The original iPad has the same processing power as the iPhone 4, and it works there.

  • Jonathan Ober

    My guess is because of the way the app works. It’s the same as iMovie not working on older iPads except through the jailbreak/hack method. Kind of sucks since the bigger screen makes sense also iPad 1 had less ram didn’t it?

  • Ilia Stark

    Just downloaded Imovie to my IPAD 1,works fine

  • ctt1wbw

     How?

  • Eduardo

    I can’t find this app on the app store. I have an iPod touch 4th generation.

  • Killer_Kadoogan

    I just did it too. Just buy it and install in the normal way. I had already purchased it for my iPhone so didn’t have to do the buy part of the process. I don’t know when they started letting you install on an iPad 1 (I assume it was yesterday’s update). All I have done so far is check it starts up. Haven’t had time to do anything else to see how it actually runs on the device. Seems strange to allow you to run iMovie on an iPad 1 and not iPhoto though.

  • ctt1wbw

     I’ve tried installing from my MacBook and via iTunes from the iPad and it still won’t let me…

  • Killer_Kadoogan

    Not sure why it won’t work for you then. Have you updated to iOS 5.1? It may require you to do that. I installed it directly from the App Store on the iPad. Just worked like any other app. I note that in the ‘what’s new’ section they say the new trailer function is available only on the ‘iPhone 4 or later and iPad 2 or later’. It would be strange to say it that way if you needed an iPad 2 to run the whole app. Not sure what else to suggest to help you. Hope you get it figured out!

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