Tap, swipe and share your way to organized photos in 2012 with the new Linea app for iPad and iPhone.
And best of all, you can try it for free.
Say you’re taking pictures at your holiday gathering. And so is your sister. And your mother. And your nephew on his new iPhone.
Download the app from the App Store for your Apple device or go to www.getlinea.com on your PC. Create a “line” and upload your photos, then invite your sister, your mom and your nephew by email address. They can add their digital photos to the line and comments to all of the photos. Just the act of creating and naming a line imposes a sense of organization on your photo collection.
Unlike Facebook, which provides easy photo sharing, you can compile all your photos with your sister’s, your mom’s and your nephew’s, all in one place. And Linea doesn’t compress your photos — these images remain at the same quality as you loaded them. And you don’t have to worry if you’re sloppy with your “friending” habits or about hackers (do you hear me, Mark Zuckerberg?) — the only people who see these photos are the ones you invite to the line.
The app improves the view of your photos, even on an iPhone. Remember wallet photos? I’m amazed nowadays when people talk about their kids or their dogs and say, “You want to see a picture?” as they whip out their cell phone — the way they used to pull out a wallet — with a teeny, tiny image on it. Linea makes sharing digital photos that way much more satisfying.
I’ve created a line of images from my personal blog at Minnesota Transplant, and if you want to be invited to it, send your email address to email@example.com. (Don’t forget to download the Linea app first.)
For consumers of a certain age, be like Alka-Selzter: Try it, you’ll like it.