The long-awaited and long-overdue iPad edition of Flickr for iOS comes through the latest update to the app, which was released for iPhone and iPod touch back in September 2009.
“This version of the Flickr iOS app is optimized to take full advantage of the larger screen on iPad, while delivering the gorgeous design you expect of Flickr, our powerful camera, and the versatility you need to manage your photos while on the go,” the Flickr team proudly proclaims. “On iPad, Flickr can now display images in high resolution by pushing up to 3,000,000 pixels per photo.”
Flickr for iPad offers a more immersive experience when browsing photo feeds, whether in landscape or portrait mode. What’s more, photos are displayed in virtually their original aspect ratio and presented to “cascade in a lovely waterfall format.”
And if you’re in the habit of taking photos and videos with your iPad (no judging, considering that Apple itself thinks iPad photography is here to stay), you can use the Flickr app for iPad to shoot with live filters and editing tools.
Flickr for iPad also lets you liven up your profile with your avatar and background photo along with an introduction and links to your sites.
In addition to universal support for iPad, the latest update to Flickr for iOS brings the following enhancements:
- Integration with iOS 8 Share Extension
- Ability to access and edit photo details
- Unified search across your photos, albums, groups and Flickr photos
- Performance and stability improvements
- Bug fixes
Your move, Instagram.