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PhotoPhile helps you to sort, find and manage your iPad's photo collection. Add star-ratings, labels and comments to your photos, and then use these later to find exactly the photos you're interested in.

If you're a Lightroom user, you can publish your photos directly to your iPad from Lightroom complete with their Lightroom ratings, flags, keywords and comments and, once there, use all the normal sorting and filtering controls to make it easier to find the photo you want.

You can also use your iPad to edit the metadata directly and sync this back to Lightroom. Pro photographers, get your clients to apply their own star-ratings to their photo-shoot. Not so pro? Sit somewhere comfy while you rate, flag and tag your own photos.

PhotoPhile uses internal RAW photo decoding for most camera types and is extremely fast. The custom decoding allows it to show very large photos even on older iPads. Do you want to zoom right in to a 50 Megapixel photo? PhotoPhile can do it!

Upload photos directly to your iPad using a tethered Eye-Fi Mobi or Eye-Fi ProX2 card, with instant previews and automatic geolocation. Fully automatic setup of Eye-Fi Pro cards, no fiddling around with XML files on your PC to extract arcane codes! Both JPEG and RAW photos can be used, depending on which type your Eye-Fi card can send.

Automatically or manually send photos to FTP sites, Flickr, Dropbox or Google Drive, Twitter, Facebook and Microsoft OneDrive.

Display your geotagged photos on an interactive map, and add geolocation data either by hand or using a GPX file, complete with address lookup.

Check the tutorial videos at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-hSTSY7Vdxh-hqZ8qfeNrfH4jFL-AFNW

What's New

Version 1.0.6662

- Total re-write of display code to work with modern devices and iOS 11+
- Total re-write of access to Photos App photos*
- All uploaders changed to use current access methods (Dropbox, Facebook, Flickr etc.)
- Improved support for 12" iPads
- Ask for password if necessary for SMB uploads
- Show correct error messages for SMB uploads
- Scan for SMB servers before they are needed, so the first upload after a resume should not fail due to "server not found"
- Double-tap zoom fixed for 12" iPads
- Plugin bug where lower-case Z couldn't be used for a collection name fixed
- Plugin bug where the number of concurrent collections was never saved, fixed
- Allow zooming to 400% (was limited to 100%)
- Tidy up several dialog displays
- Fix display of toolbar icons on iOS 11
- Sort collection list alphabetically - was prioritiesed on number of photos previously
- Fix bug with renaming or moving sub-collections where multiple copies could be made
- More flexible date handling when parsing GPX files

* Currently, saving metadata changes back into Photos App photos is not enabled. Also, saving Eye-Fi photos to the Photos App is not enabled. These will be reinstated in the next release!

Ratings and Reviews

very cool app

bedlam and drudgery

I wasn’t able to get the uploading to Facebook feature to work, but everything else seems pretty solid — and of course you can do a workaround and post to flickr etc and share on Facebook. Not ideal, and this is the only hesitancy I have about rating it five stars.

But the good news is that the developer is responsive — taking into account that it’s a small outfit of course so if someone goes on vacation you’ll need to wait till they get back to get in touch. I was so impressed that even before they get a fix for the Facebook challenge (which is not something the impacts everyone, they said, but it impacts me and they were able to reproduce it on one setup), I went ahead and upgraded from the free version to “the works” which allows, among other things, excellent two way syncing with Lightroom, more uploading options, etc.

Sync feature is cool

bedlam and drudgery

Haven't gotten the facebook feature to work yet but they have given me some beta builds so they are definitely working on it, and apparently it works fine for some other folks. One star off until it works for me ;)

Curious to figure out a way for the app to recognize Favorite flags i might have added in the Photos app, since in the field that's a quick first pass tool.

The developer is responsive which is great and places it head and shoulders above apps like PhotoSmith.



This works very well for my uses - syncing smart collections from Lightroom. Still needs keyword syncing. It would also be nice to be able to see metadata from the camera on the iPad, and to know the filename of the image.


JK Custom Coding Ltd.
55.5 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Russian, Simplified Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Jim Keir
In-App Purchases
  1. The Works $4.99
  2. Two-way Sync with Lightroom $2.99
  3. Upgrade to The Works $2.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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