Like it or not, tablet photography is here to stay, which means developers are starting to create apps to take advantage of this trend. We saw a pretty slick Pixelmator demonstration at Apple’s iPad event earlier this week, and now Flickr is jumping into the action with a tablet app of its own.
The Flickr app for iPad essentially—surprise, surprise—shows you whatever photos were uploaded to the service, and it looks quite nice. The layout is pretty simple, with a navigation bar on the left that allows you to see your own profile, browse photos, etc. Flickr still offers 1TB of free storage, so really you have nothing to lose by using it as backup.
In addition to using the service as storage, the new app also allows users to capture photos and videos with live filters on the iPad, and even use the editing tools. Apple’s new iPad Air 2 is more powerful than any iPad before it, making it the perfect vehicle for media editing on the go. If you use the Flickr seriously, the app for iPad is one of the best ways to browse the service, whether you’re just looking for inspiration or building up a portfolio