This sophisticated little program packs a lot into a little. That is, a lot of standard photo editing tools and filters into a small iPhone screen. Despite the fact that the iPhone yields one of the largest mobile screens around, it's still tiny by desktop, even laptop, standards. Yet despite the handicap, Photogene arranges its tools in a standard layout, with cropping, rotation, color adjustment, filtering, and annotating tools represented by icons on the left side of the screen. Further menu tools, like sliders and color pickers, materialize below the image to allow for fine-tuning.
Restricted to mobile phone editing, Photogene doesn't offer all the features or control as a desktop editor. It does let you zoom in, but many filters, effects, and blemish removers--like red-eye reduction--are missing. However, the preview option, fairly complete granular controls, and decent post-production options make it a fast, effective choice for most viewers to touch up their iPhone photos from the device itself.