31 Days of iPad Day 14

Not looking....(photo of geese with thought balloon on one of the geese saying "If I don't look, maybe he won't notice me."

Not looking.... by Tojosan, on Flickr

Editing photos on the iPad rocks

Editing today was done with Photogene. Photogene is another Apple iPad application designed specifically for photo editing.  Providing more than just a handful of filters and color adjustments, Photogene is all but a replacement for iPhoto, Apple’s own introductory photo editing tool.

Photogene opens with a tool bar across the bottom. From left to right are:

  • Cropping
  • Rotation/Straighten
  • Presets (set of preselected edits)
  • Filters
  • Color Adjust
  • Curves
  • Symbols (includes chat bubbles)
  • Frames

Each of these options presents its own array of choices. Cropping as an example has a set of predefined ratio crops, i.e. 3:2, 16:9. Presets or preselected edits include Noir, Cinema, and Stamp among the several offered.

Adding thought balloons is as simple as click and drag. Putting words in is a double-click away. Beyond the classic bubbles shapes include hearts, arrows, octagons, and even stars.

Below is a a photo showing several of those features.

Clip from Love in the Shower -photo edited with Photogene, an Apple iPad photo editing application

Clip from Love in the Shower by Tojosan, on Flickr

Offering color adjust isn’t just about shifting RGB either. Simple levels adjustment is available on top of sliders for shadows, saturation and the like.

Photogene is going to see regular use on the iPad. Adding the Camera Adapter to the iPad will likely make Photogene my default quick edit program.

Have you had good experiences with Photogene? Or found something better?


Photogene iPad Application

Mobile Pond – Photogene developers

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