Managing Photos Just Got Easier in iOS5!

Photoshop Express used to be a frequently used app I used to help with cropping and rotating photos when needing to customize pictures for AAC apps, story creation or when customizing in educational apps such as the Grasshopper apps. I also have started using a photo album app like Phoder or Photo Privacy to help organize the numerous photos collected on my iPod or iPad.

It all just got easier –  iOS5 Photos app includes edit photo tools such as rotate, crop, enhance and removal of red-eye.

Another feature provided in the new iOS5 Photos app is the ability to create and name a New Album to help organize photos within the Photos app. You can move photos between albums to help with organization.

Only single photos can be selected to copy, delete or share by email, print or Tweet, but the new tools provides a the convenience of editing within the Photos app.

To add text to a photo you will still need to use another app. Apps such as Caption Plus (free) provides tools to add text on pictures. Importing photo into apps such as Doodle Buddy (free) or Writers Studio ($.99) to use text or drawing tools to add words, captions or dates to imported pictures are other options to add titles or captions. I am sure there are many more caption tools available.

Enjoy the ease of photo editing in iOS5! Just one of the many great changes you’ll find!


About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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2 Responses to Managing Photos Just Got Easier in iOS5!

  1. PhotoMan says:

    iOS 5 does allow you to name a new album, but you can’t change it’s name later if you decide to. Also, any changes you make to a photo in any album (crop, rotate, enhance, etc.) are automatically applied to that photo wherever it appears in every album, so you can’t have multiple views of the same photo, even though it appears in multiple albums. You also still can’t delete photos synced with iTunes, or delete albums synced with iTunes, or organize or delete any system albums – such as Last Imported, All Imported, Camera Roll, etc.

    I guess iOS 5 photo management enhancements are okay if you’re not that into photography and don’t have that many photos. But there are some really good 3rd-Party apps (like Photo Shack Pro) that do a much better job if you are.

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