Yahoo announces new Flickr app for iPad

Yahoo recently announced, at 11:40pm on Friday, that the company has released an official Flickr app for the Apple iPad tablet.

This new app being released, called Flickr 3.2, supports the high resolution retina displays found on the current iPad Air tablets and iPad mini tablets.

Despite the fact that Retina displays are nothing new, what could have finally prompted Flickr to release the app was the recent release of iOS 8 – the new app only works with iOS8.

iPhone users can also update their Flickr app to version 3.2 if they have the new OS.

According to the company’s official blog post, the app can display imaged on the screens with “up to 3,000,000 pixels per photo”.

“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. On iPad, Flickr can now display images in high resolution by pushing up to 3,000,000 pixels per photo.”

“In addition, we’ve included the ability to capture photos and videos with live filters on the iPad, allowing you to use our professional editing tools and opening a whole new world of enhancing your images.”

Flickr iPad filters

The app will allow iPad owners to take pictures with the tablet and offers a range of live filters and a live histogram – so that people can see what their photo will look like before pressing the virtual shutter button. It provides plenty of space for photo descriptions and metadata, supporting Flickr search and commenting features.

The new Flickr for iPad app will be available globally in eleven languages.

“If you already have Flickr on your iOS device, you’ll be prompted to update shortly, or you can head over to the App Store to install Flickr 3.2 on your iPad or iPhone right away. The new app requires iOS 8.0 to be installed as well.”