Photogene for iPad review

Photogene for iPad is a full-featured image editor. You can crop pictures by dragging handles in a free-form way or you can maintain a particular aspect ratio while you crop. You can also rotate, flip or straighten photos.

The app offers 16 preset macros to apply to an image, including ’20s Vintage, Vivid, LOMO, or Grayscale. You can also apply one of eight filters, such as Sepia, Edge blur or Heatmap, adjusting the filter’s strength via a slider.

Sliders are a common tool in Photogene – the app uses them to let you adjust exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, saturation, colour temperature, levels, and RGB. There’s also a curves editor and a red-eye removal tool.

Photogene supports several undos as well as a reset button that returns your photo to its original state, so you can experiment without fear of permanently altering the image. But once you’ve got the photo looking the way you want, you can save it to the iPad’s photo library, upload it to Twitter or Facebook, copy the image to the clipboard, or email it to a friend.



OUR VERDICT

As with the iPhone and iPod touch version, Photogene for iPad has a wonderful interface that makes using this mobile image editor very easy and intuitive. We were impressed with the different ways Photogene gives you to tweak photos, and the results can look really nice. The iPad may lack a camera, but it’s a great device for viewing photos; with Photogene, it’s also a great device for editing them.

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