iPhoto for iPad (and iOS) was released earlier this week, on the same day as the new iPad announcement.
I installed the app Wednesday afternoon and have played around with it a bit over the last couple of days. As a quick impression, I’d say it’s a nice enough app but a little disappointing.
It’s a nice enough app as it lets you browse and select photos by albums and events, create journals, use gestures and multi-touch heavily, and do some editing and adding of effects to photos. Its auto enhance tool works nicely and it has a good range of sharing option that include beaming, Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter.
It’s disappointing because it doesn’t seem as easy to use or as feature-rich as many other excellent 3rd party photo editing apps for the iPad – including quite a few that are priced lower than iPhoto. For instance I think the UI is not as good as Photo Toaster or 100 Cameras in 1 (just to name a couple) and its range of effects and editing tools is much smaller than in many of the apps in this category.
Have any of you installed iPhoto on your iPads? If so, what do you think of it?
Here’s an App Store link for iPhoto for iPad; it’s priced at $4.99 and is a universal app designed to run on both iPad and iPhone.