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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
In iPhoto, kids can learn to digitally edit, organize, and share their photos with family and friends. The extensive filter, color-correction, and cropping tools let kids use images to better tell a visual story. The app is an efficient and engaging way to make the most of an iOS device's built-in photo album. The connection with iCloud makes iPhoto especially valuable as an easy way for kids to create a quick Web page from a simple gallery of photos. Although iPhoto wasn't designed for education, it has very good learning potential and is a great way to edit, organize, and publish photos in the iOS ecosystem.
Ease of Play
iPhoto has great built-in tools for organizing, editing, and sharing photos. Features are intuitive and extensive.
Products & Purchases
One built-in feature allows users to buy physical versions of their photos, but this isn't required to use the app.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that iPhoto is a phone and tablet version of the photo-editing and -organization program designed for the Mac. Kids can use it to organize their photos into albums, edit their photos, or present their photos in new digital and physical products.
Is It Any Good?
iPhoto seems to have more and more features the more you use it. There are great tools for editing photos and creating presentations, and those features include layers of helpful options. Although some users might prefer to edit photos with a mouse or stylus, iPhoto for iOS is thoughtfully designed to make it easy to make changes and then undo them, if needed. It's easy to import and share images, whether kids choose to work solely on their devices or share their work online or in the cloud.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.