We wanted to build a hyper-modern iOS interface that scaled to every iOS device size, in every split screen, and in both orientations. To accomplish that, we rebuilt the entire user interface from scratch using Auto Layout, Apple’s declarative layout engine, allowing us to fine-tune the layout for every device. We’re excited to support three distinct layouts today: Portrait, Portrait-Wide, and Landscape. Darkroom will choose the best layout for each device and size, and you’ll always have a consistent editing experience. This new system allows us to improve how we handle gestures, delivering a more fluid navigation experience.
You can read more about the update here. Check out the changelog below
What's New In This Version:
Darkroom for iPad is finally here! We've taken the same simplicity, beauty, efficiency, and power that you know and love, and scaled it way, way up. The new iPad interface is designed to take full advantage of the bigger screen real estate and be a first-class citizen on the new platform. With support for multi-tasking and keyboard shortcuts, Darkroom now sports a desktop-grade photo editing experience, in the same mobile-friendly, easy-to-use package you're familiar with.
New in this release:
● Responsive interface: One app for all devices and orientations, supports iPad multitasking, and landscape mode on iPhones.
● iPad Only: Extensive Keyboard Shortcuts support. Hold the Command (cmd) key on your keyboard in any view to see an overview.
● iPad Only: Introducing the Photo Strip when viewing and editing photos. Allows you to quickly and visually tap through your library and take quick actions like copy and pasting edits.
● Darkroom x Moment: Along with our existing Halide integration, we've added support for the Moment Pro Camera app and its magnificent lenses.
iPhone & iPad Changes
○ Added quick filters for: Screenshots, Selfies, Panoramas, Live Photos, Hidden Photos, Portrait Photos, and Recently Deleted.
○ Library Sync now supports Albums. Renamed, deleted, and newly-created Albums show up automatically.
○ Albums now show a photo preview of their contents.
○ The design of the Batch experience has been updated to stand out more clearly.
○ Sliders are now full width and include a value label.
○ Sliders no longer snap back to 0 as easily when a changed value is less than 10%
○ Photos opened from Moment or Halide now allow you to navigate through the library.
○ New Gestures: Two-finger tap for undo, three-finger tap for redo.
● Filter Strength
○ Copying and pasting, and creating a filter now respects the strength value.
○ To prevent confusion we now persistently show the strength on the filter when used.
○ Redesigned the Filter options dialog to make better use of space.
● Transform Tool
○ Added a Done button that closes the tool to make it more explicit on how to proceed.
○ The options for both Aspect Ratio and Grid Layouts now open inline instead of as an action sheet.
● Color Tool
○ Added a live Color Histogram, making it far easier to see what color wells need to be adjusted to change color in a photo (Landscape layouts only).
○ Updated the labels and buttons throughout the app to no longer be all-caps, making for a much friendlier feel.
○ Redesigned our App Icon for a fresh new look, and used the opportunity to change the accent color in the app to our new signature Crimson Red.
● Added extensive right-to-left language support.
iPad Only Changes
○ Added buttons to quickly Undo and Redo, and to see the unedited photo.
○ Added a button to quickly zoom out if you were zoomed in.
○ Added a button for the Meta Data tool.
○ Added a persistent button to all tools to show and hide the edits of the tools.
○ Added a persistent button to all tools to Reset all edits in respective tool.
● Transform Tool
○ Expanded all of the options “hidden” behind taps inline, originally optimized for the much smaller screen of the iPhone.
You can download Darkroom – Photo Editor from the App Store for free.