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Private Albums: Photo, Video Manager – Updated iOS App

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Private Albums is one of the most advanced private photo and video manager in the App Store. Easily secure thousands of photos, videos, and even documents. Play them back in full-screen slideshows with enhanced viewing controls.

This app is jam-packed with features, check them out below. If you would like to purchase this app, it retails for $2.99/£2.49 and you can pick it up here.

Features

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✔ Transfer photos, videos, and documents wirelessly from your computer or other mobile devices using Dropbox.
✔ Create unlimited separate accounts with optional password or PIN protection, decoy passwords, and hack attempt actions.
✔ Create hidden accounts that are only revealed with a secret gesture – no one will know you have anything to hide!
✔ Create unlimited albums in each account, nesting albums to any depth. Mix photos, videos, and documents in any album.
✔ Create smart albums that populate themselves based on assignable titles, ratings, and keywords, or metadata such as date taken, last viewed, view count, media type, video duration, and more.
✔ Instant title and keyword search.
✔ Play slideshows of both photos and videos, including enhanced video controls like slow-mo and loop.
✔ Hardware content encryption when data protection is enabled.
✔ Boss button gesture to instantly hide what you’re doing.

Import & Export

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✔ Transfer items to/from a custom Dropbox folder. Allows you to transfer wirelessly from your computer or mobile devices!
✔ Copy photos and videos to/from Photos, preserving EXIF metadata.
✔ Import and export items to/from your computer with iTunes.
✔ Import and expand zip files.
✔ Automatically create albums matching your Dropbox folders, Photos albums, or the folder structure of your zips!
✔ Attach items to emails.
✔ Copy and paste.
✔ Open items in other apps.

User Accounts

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✔ Built-in guest account.
✔ Create custom accounts with independent media libraries, settings, and passwords.
✔ Create hidden accounts that are only revealed with the secret gesture.
✔ Each account can hold thousands of images, videos, and documents.
✔ Transfer content between accounts.

 

Library

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✔ Supports major image formats, iOS-compatible video formats, and common documents formats: PDF, Office, etc.
✔ Organize your photos, videos, and documents into custom albums.
✔ Customize album poster images.
✔ Nest albums to any depth. See child album content when viewing parent albums.
✔ Smart albums auto-populate based on your criteria, including all the sort criteria below and more.
✔ Grid and list views.
✔ Order by drag-and-drop, or sort by title, media type, rating, import time, creation date, file size, resolution, aspect ratio, video duration, last viewed, or view count.
✔ View metadata and edit titles, ratings, and keywords.
✔ Bulk assign titles, ratings, and keywords.
✔ Search instantly on titles and keywords you’ve assigned.
✔ Customize video thumbnails and extract stills from movie frames.

 

Slideshows

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✔ Mix photos and videos.
✔ Pinch and double tap zoom on both images and videos.
✔ Shuffle option.
✔ Quickly jump to any slide.
✔ Loop, continue to next slide, or pause when videos end.
✔ Remembers your place in videos over 5 minutes long.
✔ 10 second jump video buttons – hold down to seek forward or back.
✔ Slow and fast motion video playback.
✔ AirPlay H.264 videos.
✔ TV out support (iPad & iPhone 4+).

Privacy

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✔ Innocent name and icon (appears as "Albums" on device).
✔ Hidden accounts.
✔ Hardware content encryption when data protection is enabled.
✔ Add a password or PIN code to any account.
✔ Assign a decoy password that will lead to the guest account.
✔ Hack attempt actions: open guest account or delete your account after 5 failed password attempts.
✔ Disable iTunes and iCloud backups on any account.
✔ "Boss button" gesture instantly hides activity.

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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