Photogene2 logo

Photogene2 for iOS

By Omer Shoor Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Dec 20, 2011

Photogene2 is the successor of a favorite photo-editing app of ours on iOS, and this completely rebuilt version is definitely worth checking out. To start off, a redesigned interface offers intuitive controls for exploring Photogene2's many editing options.

Photogene has a bunch of editing tools and effects you can use with your images. Either take a snapshot with your iPhone camera or grab an image from your photo library to get started. From there, the app features a radial menu on the bottom that divides up Photogene's main functions, including crop, rotate, color adjust, effects presets, and retouching tools. When you pick a function--effects presets, for example--you can then swipe through the available presets to see how each effect changes your picture. More detailed functions like light and color levels bring up sliders so you can get your image to look just the way you want.

In addition to having numerous ways to apply effects and adjust specific levels, Photogene2 offers several photo enhancements to give your images a unique look. The app lets you add things like vignettes so you can focus on specific portions of an image, for example, and give the image a tilt-shift look. Photogene has interesting picture frames not found in other apps, some with drop shadows and others with glowing effects that feel much more useful than the usual fare. You also can choose from several collage templates with Photogene's Collage maker, for when you want to combine photos from an event.

Another handy feature is the Metadata viewer. Here you'll be able to view all the information stored in your images including the location of the photo, date and time, and file size. You also have an IPTC editor so you can add metadata attributes defined by the IPTC yourself.

When it comes time to share your projects, the app has a full range of options, such as Twitter, Flickr, Dropbox, Facebook, and Picasa. You can also resize images as you export them, which is great for sending your enhanced photos at full resolution.

Overall, Photogene2 is an excellent image-editing and enhancing app with a slew of possibilities for playing with your pictures. If you're looking for a comprehensive image editor on iOS, Photogene2 offers more options than most and an interface that makes it easy to get the exact look you want.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0


Release November 15, 2011
Date Added November 15, 2011
Version 1.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements None


Total Downloads 1,389
Downloads Last Week 0
Report Software

Related Apps

Instagram logo



VLC for Mobile

VLC for Mobile
Cute CUT - Full Featured Video Editor logo

Cute CUT - Full Featured Video Editor

Cute CUT - Full Featured Video Editor
FotoRus -Camera & Photo Editor & Pic Collage Maker logo

FotoRus -Camera & Photo Editor & Pic Collage Maker

FotoRus -Camera & Photo Editor & Pic Collage Maker

Developer's Description

Photogene is back with a brand new version! Loads of new features and a completely overhauled user interface.

Photogene is the ultimate tool for handling your iPhone photos. We know you take lots of photos with your iPhone - don't let them just lay there in your camera roll. With Photogene you can easily browse, improve and export multiple photos. The app features a compelling new user interface which is fast & fun.

Main features:

- Full featured photo editor: crop, straighten, color adjustments (including histogram and curves), sharpen and denoise, retouch tools (dodge/burn, heal, localized effects and more).

- Export several photos at once. Photogene supports a wide selection of export destinations, including Flickr, Dropbox, Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, FTP and e-mail.

- Full support for iPhone 4S native 8 MP resolution.

- Special effects: center focus, vignette, frames, reflection, text boxes and much more.

- Presets: large collection of predefined presets. Instantly give your photo a new look and then tweak it yourself.

- Collage maker: combine several photos into one piece of art using a variety of templates.

- Camera: use our built-in camera module to snap great photos and apply real-time effects.

- Metadata viewer: visual display of all the information stored in your photos. Including location on a map, date&time, file size, etc (IPTC editor included).

- Resize your photos as you export them. You can export edited photos at full resolution (same as the original).

- Compare edited photo vs the original at any time.

Why should I pick Photogene?

- Photogene works directly with your iPhone's photo library and albums. No need to import your photos.

- The app offers a wide selection of photo editing tools. No gimmicks - they will actually make your photos look better.

- Improving your photos is easy, even if you've never used a photo editor before. If you're a seasoned photographer, you'll find all the professional tools you need.

- Photogene offers a unique photo browser that can show large thumbnails (requires location-services permission).

- Nondestructive editing. Your edits are saved, but the original photo is always preserved.

- The user interface is quick and responsive. Most edit operations happen in real time.

- It's a live product. We update it frequently and add new features users had asked for.

Promo image for CNET Shopping

Get the best price on everything

Shop your favorite products and we’ll find the best deal with a single click. Designed to make shopping easier.