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Teachers might offer iPhoto as a tool students can use to edit and manipulate photos they download from the Web or capture with their devices’ cameras. Teachers might also encourage students to use the Slideshow or Web-Journal feature to tell a story or enhance an oral presentation.Continue reading Show less
Editor's Note: iPhoto is no longer available. Apple now offers a different app called Photos.
iPhoto for the iOS is a tablet version of Apple’s photo-organization and photo-editing app. Most of the features from the Mac version are included here, and they’ve been updated to work seamlessly with a touchscreen. The photo-editing features are extensive: Users can apply filters, adjust exposure and color balance, and sharpen and soften an image. These features go far beyond the simple cropping and adjustments available in the device’s built-in photo album, and they’re intuitive and elegant to use.
Users can create three types of “Projects”: slideshows, albums, and Web journals. Slideshows and albums can be shared device-to-device, or via iCloud or email, and there’s an option to send albums away for printing by Apple. Users with iCloud accounts can use the Web-Journal feature to create a digital scrapbook and publish it online as a webpage.
Although iPhoto wasn’t designed for education, it has great learning potential. In a school already heavily invested in iOS devices, this app is an efficient and engaging way to make the most of a device's built-in photo album. The connection with iCloud makes iPhoto especially valuable as an easy way for kids to create a quick webpage from a simple gallery of photos.