Photosane - Camera Roll Navigator

Current App Store rating, worldwide: 4.5 stars

Use the standard Camera app to navigate!

Find the person who sent you a selfie or prevent others from locating you from your shared photos. Red Mechanic continues to improve upon the Photos app by adding incredibly simple photo-based GPS navigation to Photosane. Also HD-Zoom, four times more zoom pixels than the Photos app was added, as well as stickers, text and emoticons improvements to the photo editor.


In iOS 8.0, Red Mechanic created Photosane to give you the missing Camera roll back, which Apple strangely had removed from their Photos app. Super-fast photo browsing was added as well as advanced photo editing with nice effects to make editing photos even more fun.

Now that iOS 8.1 is here and Apple put the Camera roll back, Red Mechanic continues to improve upon the Photos app by adding useful photo GPS navigation to Photosane. They also put in HD-Zoom, four times more zoom pixels than the Photos app and added stickers, text and emoticons to the photo editor.

Photosane features:

  • GPS navigation to any photo, including iMessage photos.
  • Privacy feature for hiding photo location data from others
  • HD-Zoom (4x the normal zoom pixels)
  • Super-fast photo browsing
  • Non-destructive photo editing
  • Easy album management
  • 100% Photo Library compatible

In the Photos app, you can only display a map where a photo was taken. In Photosane, you can even navigate to the photo location, using any navigation app from the app store, including Uber, Transit, TomTom and the built in Maps app. If someone sends you a photo, Photosane will let you find the way to the exact spot where this photo was taken. But, don't be alarmed, Photosane also has a privacy feature letting you strip out the GPS data from a photo before you share it with someone who also uses the Photosane app.

Now you can use the standard Camera app as your basic navigation tool! Just take lots of photos and you will always find your way back, even if you don't have an internet connection. Photosane uses the GPS position stored inside all your photos to find where it was taken.

The app has the same look & feel of the standard Photos app so you'll immediatelly feel right at home. Photosane manages the same photo library as the Photos app. Everything you do in Photosane is mirrored in the Photos app and vice versa. Photosane does not have it's own photo database, making it very memory efficient.

Note that Instagram and Facebook removes the location data when you upload photos (for privacy reasons), so you can’t navigate using these photos. iMessage, Mail and other apps works fine, but photos in an old school MMS message doesn't.

Photosane requires that you have Location services turned on in your Privacy setting.

Photosane v1.0.1 runs on any device running iOS 8.0 or later

Have fun! /The Photosane team


Some App store reviews from around the globe:

✭ ✭ ✭ ✭  4 stars
byTtandem - US
The app is simple but it works perfectly, it show pictures in an organized way, including videos which many of the fancy apps don't even show them.. It works!!! Keep the work, it would nice to have the option of a black background.

✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ 5 stars
byKyb23 - US
The app works perfectly!

✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ 5 stars
byRedempse - US
I was looking for a way to get the "camera roll" feature back and this does that.

✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ 5 stars
byBalloon able UK
Found all my photos that were lost on iOS, fantastic

✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ 5 stars
by拳王アゴウ - Japan
写真フォルダの使い勝手が悪いのでこちらに乗り換えました! とても使いやすいのでおすすめです