If you’re confused by iPhoto for iOS, then you’re not alone. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the cluttered and complex interface. There is light at the end of this long and painful tunnel, though, in the form of a very powerful photo cataloging and editing app. And a new book, called Hello iPhoto for iPad & iPhone, will help you get there.
The interactive book covers iPhoto on the iPhone, iPad and also the Mac, but it’s the iPad section that most interests me (the desktop version has just gotten worse with each update). It’s divided into sections on editing, organizing, and there’s an overview of the main features.
The book has been built in iBooks Author, and promises something the author, Saied G, calls Tap to Learn: “Tap almost anything that intrigues on the iPhoto screen and you’ll go right that lesson” he says.
I couldn’t get this to work. In fact, the whole book, apart from swiping between pages, is very sluggish indeed. Still, viewed as a plain book it offers a bunch of handy tips on iPhoto, some of which are really hidden by the app’s interface. For this alone, it’s probably worth the $1.99 asking price.