Photoforge2 2.1 is finally in the App Store. GhostBird Software’s photo editing application is now universal, fully compatible with iPad and iPad 2. The iPad compatibility is not the only interesting aspect in the latest release of PhotoForge2. Several enhancements were made, especially to performance and interface. Tools like masking and rotate are now more user friendly than before and users are given more freedom when saving their photos.
Here is what’s new in PhotoForge2 2.1:
- Improved mask painting: now faster even on larger images;
- Added Composition mode: see layers below while mask painting to easily apply selective filters and effects to photos;
- Redesigned ropping handles: for more control during cropping process;
- Replaced rotation gesture with 1° rotation buttons;
- Improved size of the handles in the Levels editor for easier control;
- Save photos to documents directory: for easily sending images back to computer;
- Save images in JPEG, PNG and TIFF (upload of PNG and TIFF only to supported locations);
- Added compression control of JPEG quality;
- Added more editable IPTC fields added;
- Added address field for GPS location information;
- Added ability to manually remove GPS info on the map screen from images;
- Added selective control to remove meta data from images when uploading;
- Adjustments, Effects, Tools and Uploader now save last location: the last used item will be the first in user’s list;
- Added link to online tutorials in the main menu;
- Fixed Facebook uploader crash;
- Various bug fixes and improvements.
PhotoForge2 is currently on sale at $1.99 (€1.59/£1.19), which is 60% off the original App Store price.