PhotoForge2 – the powerful and versatile photo editing / effects app – has just been updated and has added full support for the iPad. The update, to Version 2.1, makes it a universal app, designed for both the iPad and the iPhone.
I mentioned PhotoForge2 in my recent rundown of the best photo editing apps for iPad, even before this update was released – as I knew it was due soon, and knew the app was a powerhouse that was worthy of making the list.
One of the headline features in PhotoForge2 is support for layers:
Create new layers from any photo or create an empty layer that can be filled with color. Change the layer’s blend mode and opacity, or rotate and transform it. Reorder and change layer visibility with ease. Add a mask to your layer to simply paint away portions you don’t want to see.
The app has a slick UI and a strong range of effects, editing tools, and features. It allows you to save in JPEG, PNG and TIFF. PNG and TIFF formats will maintain any transparency in images. Its export/share options include Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, Dropbox, Picasa, Tumblr, and FTP.
I’ve only spent a short while with PhotoForge2, but I can already see that it’s a hugely capable app that will get frequent use on my iPad.
Here’s an App Store link for PhotoForge2; it’s priced at $1.99.