Not only is Photogene a good editor, removing imperfections and providing filters that liven up an image, but it also helps you adjust the pixel resolution of images. For example, you can downgrade a high-res photo to just 320 pixels in width to make it easier to email. The app also lets you post images to Twitter and Facebook, or send the final photograph via email.
1: Obtain an image
Taking shots is easy with the iPad 2, but the iPad 1 does not let you snap photos, unless you add the camera accessory. You can email photos to yourself and then save them to the photo album, or download them from the web. When you start Photogene, select Photo Albums to find saved images.
2: Make simple adjustments
Before applying any filters and effects, you can crop an image by selecting only the portion you want. Press the scissors icon (lower left) and select the portion you want, then press ‘Crop’. Use the rotate icon (second from left) to rotate the image.
3: Apply effects and filters
The main purpose of Photogene is to adjust the colours of an image and apply effects and filters. Use the effects icon (third from left) and the filters icon (fourth from left). To adjust colours, press the colour icon on the bottom row.
4: Upload your image
You can also adjust the colour level with the icon that looks like a bar graph and add frames and borders. When you’re done, press the globe icon (upper right) to upload your photo to Twitter or Facebook. You can also copy it to the clipboard or email the image.
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