Photo & Video
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This app is optimised for iPhone 5.
Age Rating: 4+
Forget iPhoto – Loom wants to be the place where you store and organise your images. After a few months in private beta, Loom has opened to the public with a new mobile interface for iOS 7 and support for Raw files.
Our earlier hands-on with the photo sharing service details most of its delights, but in short: Loom provides you with a central repository for your images that you can access from anywhere, upload to from any of your devices, and sort and organise with albums and sub-albums.
Loom offers a web view, Mac“>Mac app may see the best change: Loom now supports seamless Raw upload and storage. This means that you can upload your original Raw files to Loom and the service will store them as-is, letting you download them from any other device. When viewing the files, Loom creates device-specific resolution copies so that you’re not loading the full Raw file every time, but you can always retrieve the original copy by downloading the image.
This is just the beginning. The Loom team has many features in the pipeline, and a recent US$1.4 million round of funding gives them plenty of capital to execute upon them. They’ve released a slew of updates in the last few months alone, and I for one am excited to see where the service goes now that it’s public. Video streaming? Image search? Smart albums? There are so many possibilities that the Loom team could weave in.
Serenity Caldwell, Macworld