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.
PhotoForge2 – the superb looking upcoming new version of the popular image editing app – is going to hit the App Store this week, on Thursday May 19. I posted last week on the video preview of this app – and it really looks fantastic.
That’s the good news. The not so good news is that although it will be released as a universal app it will not include native iPad support on release. As in, no proper iPad version on launch day. The developers promise that the iPad version is coming ‘very soon’.
Hopefully that means within a few weeks we’ll see an update and full iPad support. In the meantime, with this type of app the iPhone version, though far from ideal, may be usable on the iPad.
The developers are trying their best to do right by their current users. Though upgrades are not allowed to new apps in the App Store, they are offering PhotoForge2 for just 99 cents on launch day. So if you’re an existing user, or you just want a great deal on a great looking app, grab this one up on Thursday.
PhotoForge is one of the leading image editing apps for iOS devices. There are currently separate iPhone and iPad versions in the App Store – and both offer a good set of image editing tools and features in an easy to use interface.
Now the developers of PhotoForge have announced that a brand new PhotoForge2 app is on its way to the App Store soon. It looks like this will be a universal app, designed to run on both the iPad and the iPhone, and it looks superb in a preview video the devs have released.
Some of the things that caught my eye in the impressive trailer video include:
— PhotoForge2 is going to let you work with layers in images – including support for opacity, masking, and transforming of images.
— It’s got a great looking Visual History feature that looks a bit like Time Machine for image editing.
— The app doesn’t just show previews as you’re editing – it shows you the image in full resolution the whole time you work with it.