Photogene for iPad ($0.99), a powerful photo editing app, has just been updated for the first time since January. As outlined in the app’s release notes, this new update brings a variety of of new features, including:

  • Support for retina display on the new iPad.
  • Greatly improved resolution during editing (on iPad 2 and above).
  • Now taking advantage of dual-core on iPad 2 and above. Save/export takes much less time.
  • New editing tools:
  • Gradients. Add color adjustments or filters as gradient transitions (in the “enhance” section).
  • Annotations: new tool for adding arrows and markers on the photo (in the “text” section).
  • Can now rotate text boxes.
  • New curves algorithm: makes curves much easier to control.
  • Geo-tagging: can add or modify geo-tagging of photos.
  • Textual watermarking (available with the GO-PRO upgrade).
  • New filter: oil-painting.
  • Bug fixes:
  • Fixed bug that prevented uploading more than 2 photos at once to Dropbox.
  • Fixed bug when using “original filenames” with FTP.
  • Improved stability throughout the app.

There are many photo-editing apps available, but Photogene stands out from the rest because of its beautiful interface and powerful editing tools.

Photogene for iPad is available in the App Store for $0.99 (currently down from $2.99). You can find our original review of Photogene for iPad here if you’re still skeptical.