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Uffizi Touch allows you to discover all of the Uffizi Gallery's masterpieces in high resolution.
You can search for paintings and sculptures by artist, historical period or location.
With a wi-fi or 3G connection you can access 100 Mpixel images, the highest resolution currently available.
You can explore Leonardo's Annunciation, Botticelli's Primavera and Titian's Venus of Urbino, as well as all the works in the Vasari Corridor and in the Museum Deposits.
This app is the perfect companion for your next visit to Florence!
Works description in Italian and English.
Images are courtesy of Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, protected with a very light watermark when viewed at the maximum resolution.
What's New in Version 2.0
New feature "Visual Tour" (only for iPad): while you enjoy a work of art and its fine details you can enable the "Visual Tour" feature that will show other works of art containing the same themes ("jewels", "landscapes" and so on).
If you touch and select one of the suggested work of art, this will be displayed on the main panel with the detail choosen zoomed in.
The works of art suggested in the "Visual Tour" will dinamically change while you move around the painting or the sculpture you're seeing at the moment. The "Visual Tour" feature will be available while you're connected to Internet.
This version is optimized for Retina devices: the whole Uffizi Gallery at a never seen before resolution!
Content concerning rooms and works of art has been updated to the latest available inside the Uffizi Gallery.
I really like this app, the artwork is outstanding, the resolution and detail is equally outstanding. The narratives are clear and provide enough engaging detail to keep me interested. The only thing I don't care for are the random watermarks that appear in each and every work of art. Clearly these are added in near real time. I understand the need to keep things from being copied, however, I also have many of these same works of art in my Humanities college book (analog I know) and there isn't a single watermark on those. I have been so annoyed by these watermarks that I've been tempted to ask for a refund, for me this is a huge problem, for others, maybe it's not a big deal. The description of the app reads that there is a very light watermark, guess it's a personal thing, to me, one watermark would have been ok, 8 - 12 on the same work of art at the same time, yeah, way too much.
I am an art historian specializing in the Italian Renaissance, and I teach many of these works in the Uffizi every semester. The accuracy of color and resolution when using the zoom feature is the best I have yet seen - anywhere. The quality of these images is unmatched anywhere on the internet, including subscription image databases like Artstor, which I also use regularly. The watermarks are indeed annoying - however, they can be overlooked if your goal is the image itself and technical details. As it is impossible to offload the images, the watermarks could be eliminated, which would be a good idea.
Fantastic app ruined by the watermarks. If I wanted clean versions of these images I could find them hundreds if not thousands of other places on the Internet. Here, I just want to learn about and enjoy the art on my retina display iPad on the app which I paid for. Seeing these images makes me want to visit the Uffizi all the more, but these watermarks just ruin the experience for me.