Andy Ihnatko, Chicago Sun-Times:
[iPhoto for iPad] doesn’t just reassert the iPad’s supremacy over all other tablets (although, yes, it’s yet another reminder of the total hopelessness of the Android tablet app marketplace). It goes way beyond that. iPhoto asserts the iPad’s equality with notebooks. I spent a whole week in a foreign country with lots of work to do, and I left my laptop at home. iPhoto for iPad is one of the reasons why I pulled that off without any real sacrifices.
There’s been quite a lot of criticism of Apple’s recently released iPhoto for iPad app. People have said it’s too complex and non-intuitive. This piece argues that that’s a good thing as what they have created is a proper photo-editing app as opposed to simply a mobile photo-editing app.
I’ve not used it a lot yet, but I have been impressed with its capabilities—even if it is taking some time to figure out what all those capabilities are and how they work.
And, as Andy points out, the one other thing this app highlights is just how far out ahead the iPad is of other tablets when it comes to apps. There’s nothing close to an app like this anywhere else.