Bought iPhoto for the iPad, and it doesn't do much of anything you can't do with the underlying photo app in terms of photo-management. It's mostly an editor. It has some options for displaying images, but in terms of sorting and deleting photos and stuff, it doesn't really add anything.But I'm actually pretty happy that iPhoto is coming to the iPad. I don't use iPhoto on the Mac, but it should beat the pants off of the iPad's native photo program as a photo management tool. Uploading from a camera into the base iPad photo app doesn't leave you many organizational options. Hopefully the iPad will.
This is not a review by him, just his first reactions.My favorite, if Apple’s demo was any indication, will be iPhoto for iOS. (Like GarageBand, it’s a $5 download, or a free upgrade if you bought an earlier iOS version.)
In some ways, it goes beyond iPhoto for the Mac, in that its editing tools can do more than affect an entire photo in one swoop. It offers brushes that let you dab with your fingers to brighten, darken, saturate, desaturate or otherwise enhance individual parts of a photo. That’s something you can do in Photoshop, but it’s never been possible in iPhoto. Multitouch is used cleverly; for example, with two fingers you can rotate a photo, zoom in and out, adjust the shadowy “vignette” framing, and so on.
Another new feature (also unavailable on the “real” iPhoto) lets you double-tap a photo — to auto-select all photos with very similar composition. It’s a fast way to select all the shots of, say, a family grouping in the same pose, in readiness for figuring out which one is the keeper. Somehow the software analyzes what’s actually in the photos and figures out which ones you shot of the same subject.