Yahoo chose to release some news that was worth remembering over the weekend, and the excitement has spilled into the new week. The company noted that there is officially a Flickr app for the iPad.

Yahoo, the owner of Flickr, noted that it has for a long time offered an iPhone app, but never had an app that would be exclusive to the iPad. The switch though comes at a time when iOS 8.1 is readying to launch, and the buzz from iOS 8 has been aplenty over the last month.

iPhone users also received an update, as long as they had updated to minimally running iOS 8, and weren’t still running iOS7. The new Flickr app displays images on retina displays with “up to 3,000 pixels per photo.” The measurement breakdown of the pixels on that screen equate to roughly 2,048 by 1,056 pixels on the devices screen.

Additionally, the app will finally allow users to search and move through Flickr in both landscape and portrait mode. Something many tablet users enjoy toggling between. The option to browse in a larger sense, as well as continue browsing in the traditional sense, is something that gives users a choice in the experience they have with the device – and that’s something highly sought after by tablet users.

Flickr app for iPad

There will be plenty of room for comments, and for detailed descriptions of photos, as that has always been one of Flickr’s strengths – and they show no signs of stepping away from that. Even taking a photo will be easier with the new app. The app will allow users to take photos with their iPad, and gives updated filters and an exposure graph, which lets users know what the photo will look like before the photo is even taken.

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The overall goal is to give the users a better experience, but be able to focus on the fact that the resolution of the screen has improved so greatly over the last several years. Now, officially carrying an iPad app, Flickr and step out from behind the proverbial 8-ball, in moving forward to compete with social photo sharing apps like Instagram.