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Flickr Studio offers photo nirvana for iPad owners

Yahoo has yet to release an official iPad app for its Flickr photo-sharing service, but if and when it does, it could do worse than looking to independent app Flickr Studio for ideas.

It costs £2.99, but packs plenty of premium features for that price. You can flick through your own photos, those of your contacts, and the wider Flickr community. There’s also a geo-feature to check out photos on a world map – good for researching holidays.

Photos can be shown in grid, list and map views, with a full-screen browsing mode that sounds ideal for boring your friends silly entertaining friends with slideshows. It works with videos too.

The app also pulls in the daily Top 500 most interesting Flickr photos for swipey inspiration, along with hot tags to see what themes are popular on the site at any given time. Developer Keeple says more features will be added soon to help people manage their Flickr collections from the app, as well as cacheing photos offline and posting comments.

Our only reservation: a lot of people are sharing their photos more on Facebook than on Flickr nowadays, so may balk at paying £2.99 for Flickr Studio. How about an app that was able to browse both sites? Just a thought.

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