Apple released some major changes to iPhoto during the release of iOS 7 in the fall of 2013, Many of the same features are still available, but Apple redesigned the app to remove the pictorial embellishments, and keeping the app simple and flat. Stay tuned for an updated review of all the new changes.
The New iPhoto for the iPad and iPhone
On March 7, 2012, Apple introduced iPhoto for the iPad and iPhone. Below is a list of screen shots that take you through all the features.
Accessing your Photos When you first open the application, you will see several options for accessing your photos, such as albums, photos or events. You also have the option to access "journals," a new feature.
Toolbars Starting at the top left, you will find a grid icon that enables you to view more than one photo at a time. This is helpful when adding effects to multiple photos. At the bottom left is a settings icon. When selected, you have the option to select multiple photos, set as key photo, and copy or paste adjustments. You can also revert back to the original by selecting "revert" at the top left.
The rest of the keys along the bottom may be difficult to figure out at first glance. The "X" icon hides your photos; the "ribbon" icon enables you to "tag" a photo as your favorite; and the flag allows you to "flag" a photo. What's the difference between flagging and tagging? It's really up to the user to decide. When you click on "albums," you will find a separate folder for your flagged photos and your tagged photos. Also on the bottom toolbar, you have a rotate tool, an auto-enhance tool, and the magic wand icon, which opens another set of menus for cropping, color adjustments, and effects.
The items in the effects menu are beautifully designed, with multi-touch gestures built in to the user interface for easy editing. One of the best features is the "journal" option. Here you can choose an album that you can publish to a web page via iCloud. You view it in full screen mode in your Safari browser and send links to your friends.
What's really great about iPhoto is that your edits are never permanent, until you decide to save them to the camera roll. Apple hit a home run with this app, borrowing some features from other apps, and adding new ones to make iPhoto one of the best apps available for editing and sharing photos.