Available for $4.99 in iTunes, iPhoto is a comprehensive editing application covering a multitude of options for browsing, retouching, and sharing photos through customizable photo journal collages, iCloud, Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr. Smart browsing features include the ability to flag, favorite, and hide images, view multiple photos side by side, automatically group similar images, and resize and reposition a thumbnail grid of your Camera Roll. Multi-touch editing incorporates extensive, easily adjustable features with a convenient help option. Correct white balance, paint photo adjustments and filters in specific areas, repair red-eye and blemishes, and adjust colors, shadows, and highlights. Straighten, crop, and rotate images almost effortlessly with the touch of your finger. For only $4.99, iPhoto is perfect for quickly enhancing and sharing photos, unsurpassed by many editing applications and well worth the price!
Here is an example of the opening interface and a photo journal collage:
Once you have chosen the photo you wish to edit from one of your albums, there are a variety of editing options to choose from, detailed below. All of your photos are conveniently available to the left hand side of your screen if you wish to edit another or browse through your images. Export your final image by clicking on the Share button in the top right corner to create a journal, move to camera roll, email, print, beam, send to iTunes, Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, or create a slideshow.
To utilize the Saturation, Blue Skies, Greenery, and Skin Tones options in the Palette, simply slide the icons back and fourth. Here I’ve increased the Greenery and Saturation:
- White Balance:
The brush options are pretty self explanatory – choose your tool and drag to brush the effect on your photo, using two fingers to pan and zoom to fill small detailed areas.
- Warm and Cool: Drag slider back and forth to apply warm and cool tones.
- Duotone: Drag slider to choose a duotone color, then mix in some colors from the original photo.
- Black & White: Drag slider to apply black and white effects, tap to add a vignette, grain, or sepia.
- Aura: Drag to the right to isolate strong colors, drag to the left to reduce strong colors.
- Vintage: Tap to apply an Early Chrome, Sixties, Saturated Film, Neutral Film, Vivacious, or Muted effect with a vignette.
- Artistic: Tap to apply a Dark Gradient, Warm Gradient, Cool Gradient, Vignette, Tilt-Shift, Oil Paint, or Watercolor effect.