Photogene and Snapseed Updated for New iPad’s Retina Display

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Snapseed for iPad

Two of the leading photo editing and effects apps for the iPad have been updated this week with support for the new retina display – Photogene for iPad and Snapseed.

The new version of Photogene for iPad is 3.4 and also includes these notable changes:

– Greatly improved resolution during editing (on iPad 2 and above).
– Now taking advantage of dual-core on iPad 2 and above. Save/export takes much less time.
New editing tools:
– Gradients. Add color adjustments or filters as gradient transitions (in the "enhance" section).
– Annotations: new tool for adding arrows and markers on the photo (in the "text" section).
– Can now rotate text boxes.
– New curves algorithm: makes curves much easier to control.
– Geo-tagging: can add or modify geo-tagging of photos.
– Textual watermarking (available with the GO-PRO upgrade).
– New filter: oil-painting.

The Snapseed update takes it to Version 1.4, and includes a wealth of changes as well, including:

• iOS 5.1 support
• Share even further—Open your Snapseed-enhanced images into Instagram and send them on their way! It’s never been easier to show off to your friends on Instagram or even to open images into your other favorite iOS photography apps
• Square is the new square—Speaking of Instagram, we squashed the bug that caused some odd lines appearing in images cropped as 1:1. Square images will be truly square now, we promise!
• Beefed up Black & White—We love monochrome a lot, having developed the world’s leading professional black and white software in Silver Efex Pro. Snapseed gets even more of that mojo with new algorithms and color filters for superior enhancements and control. Plus, presets will help you get started faster
• Center Focus magic—Taking a cue from our professional filters product, Color Efex Pro, we’ve improved Center Focus to make it even more powerful. You can now draw attention to the subject of your photo by adjusting the brightness of the inside or outside of your image. You can enhance the overall effect by blurring, or turn it completely off to create vignette effects with ease. Oh, and did we mention that we’ve added presets to give you a starting point and save time?
• More crop fun—The Crop tool now includes 7:5 aspect ratio for all of you 5×7 printers out there

These are two very good apps – it’s good to see retina display support added to them along with some impressive new features.

Patrick Jordan

Founder and Editor in Chief of iPad Insight. Husband, father to a lovely daughter, Commander of the Armies of the North, dog lover (especially Labs), Austinite, former Londoner, IT consultant, huge sports nut, iPad and mobile tech blogger, mobile apps junkie.

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