Photo Deleting App, Purrge Updated with Cat Sounds, Today View Widget and More

The fast photo deleting app, Purrge, has been updated with a few new features that makes it even more fun and easier to use. Version 1.1.0 of the app adds an interesting widget that allows users to see how many photos they currently have in their Camera Roll and Recently Deleted folder from their Today View screen. You can learn how to add the Purrge widget to your Notification Center by following these instructions.


The Purrge developers have also been listening to customer feedback and have added a Select All button, and they are currently allowing users to vote on the next feature they will add to the app. To vote, just swipe down on an individual picture within the app and answer the question.

Photo Info Reveals Hidden Metadata in iPhone Pictures

There are many different ways to view the Exif and GPS metadata associated with digital photos. On the iPhone, free apps such as Exif Wizard will do the trick. The jailbreak tweak Photo Info eliminates the need for a third party app, bringing new functionality directly to the stock Photos app.

iOS 8 EXIF data

Once installed, no icon will be added to the home screen. Photo Info simply adds a circular "i" button that appears when viewing photos in the stock Photos app. Tap this button for a detailed list of information stored with the image.

Add Custom Timestamps to the Photos App

The iOS Photos app may already display the time a photo was captured, however this information isn't exactly highlighted in the app. Jailbreakers can use the tweak Photo Timestamp to add custom timestamps, without permanently changing any photos.

iOS 8 timestamp

The date and time can be displayed anywhere on the photos, with the tweak remembering both vertical and horizontal positions. Besides a toggle to enable or disable the tweak, there are various settings to change the timestamp style.

Change Aspect Ratio and Resolution on the iOS Camera

The jailbreak tweak PhotoRes adds aspect ratio and resolution settings to the stock iOS Camera app. Instead of cropping a photo after the fact, PhotoRes makes it possible to select from a list of 14 different aspect ratios. Once chosen in the settings, photos taken on the device will be captured in the selected format.

iOS 8 PhotoRes

The range of aspect ratios to choose from ranges from those matching other iOS devices (4:3 for iPad, 3:2 for iPhone 4) to other sizes like 16:9 (HD video) and 1:1 (square). PhotoRes is a convenient way to ensure all of the pictures taken during a photography session match the selected aspect ratio.

How to Save Instagram Photos and Videos on iPhone

Fans of Instagram on jailbroken iOS devices can install the free tweak SaveGram to save photos to the iOS Photos app. This jailbreak tweak simply adds a Save option to the "..." menu when viewing content. There are no options or settings to configure.

iOS 8 Instagram save

Both photos and videos from Instagram users you follow can be saved in one step. Opening the "..." menu in the lower right corner provides options to Delete, Edit, Share, Save or Cancel. SaveGram blends right into Instagram, operating like it was always part of the app.


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