iPhone photo-editing app Darkroom expands to iPad

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Darkroom is making the jump from iPhone to iPad.
Darkroom is making the jump from iPhone to iPad.
Photo: Bergen

Darkroom is a photo-editing application that invites comparison to Adobe’s Lightroom. But it’s always had a limitation: the only version was for iPhone.

That’s about to change, as an iPad version is out in beta.

The iPhone edition has a 4.8 out of 5 rating on the App Store, with over 6,000 ratings.  The Cult of Mac review of Darkroom from several years ago said “It’s not for everyone, but for those who want a little more control over the editing process, it’s a joy to use.”

We also called out for an iPad version, something which is finally coming to pass.

Darkroom for iPad 

The developer, Bergen Co., promises “The much bigger screen, the exposition of previously hidden and secondary tools, the performance and smoothness. iPad showcases the true power of Darkroom in a radically new, yet completely familiar way.”

Of course, the iPhone version can be installed on an iPad. But this current software is locked in portrait mode and doesn’t take full advantage of the iPad’s larger display.

Bergen today quickly filled slots to test a beta of Darkroom 4 designed for iOS tablets. Everyone else will have to wait until the full version is available. Unfortunately, when that’s going to happen is not yet known.

When released, it wil have too stabnd up to competition from Adobe Photoshop for iPad.