PhotoDismiss8

iOS 9 introduces a whole host of new subtle characteristics to the OS, such as swipe-to-dismiss functionality for photo previews in the Camera app. Today, a developer has released a new tweak that brings a similar swipe-to-dismiss gesture to the stock Photos app in iOS 8.

Simply entitled PhotoDismiss8, this tweak is now available for download via developer Andrew Wiik’s beta repo. To find out how to add Wiik’s beta repo and try PhotoDismiss8 for yourself, read on.

PhotoDismiss8

Since PhotoDismiss8 isn’t on the stock Cydia repos (yet), you’ll first need to add the third-party repo to your list of Cydia sources. The repo address is as follows:

http://repo.andrewwiik.me

Once you add the beta repo, perform a search for PhotoDismiss8, or simply open the repo section directly and find the tweak and install.

PhotoDismiss8 Preferences

After tweak installation, PhotoDismiss should start working immediately. There are no options to configure or settings to adjust. Just open the stock Photos app, open a photo, and swipe down on it to dismiss it and return to your album.

One thing that I should mention is that this only appears to work in the Albums tab. I tried the same swipe down gesture under the Photos tab to no avail. I’m not sure if this was intentionally done, or if it’s just a symptom of the tweak being so early in development.

Whatever the case may be, PhotoDismiss8 is a tweak that I think many of you will enjoy. It’s such a subtle gesture, but every little microsecond of time counts and eventually adds up to something significant.

What do you think about PhotoDismiss8?

  • Damian

    It is alright

  • Phil Shapley

    i cannot add the repo without an error message about verification?

  • PJ

    This should be a native feature for the Photos app. It is a simple feature that makes things simple. That is why major social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram uses it when viewing photos. In fact, the swipe gesture in general is one of the most useful feature that I believe is often overlooked. Forget using those arrows to go back and forward at the top and use swipe gesture instead. Makes things so much more simple. If you’re an Instagram user you’d know what I mean. Spotify users would also know how useful this is when skipping or going back to a previous track.

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      It will be in iOS 9

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    • Mr_Coldharbour

      While I do agree with you in that swipe gestures are the most useful and often most overlooked features ever, the arrows to go back are never going to go away. Why? Because it’s easily identifiable. When anyone sees it naturally they’ll tap on it to go back, especially those who aren’t the most tech-savvy users and aren’t aware that a swipe gesture is involved for a particular action.

  • Mr_Coldharbour

    On the subject of Photos. A two-finger gesture (the zoom in gesture) on a photo in grid view will slowly bring that photo into full view. Of course, a two-finger pinch gesture dismisses it. You all might already be aware of this, it’s been around since iOS 7 maybe even before.

    • coLin

      yes it’s true, but it doesn’t come handy when you hold your phone with just one hand

      • Alberto Espinal

        True

      • Mr_Coldharbour

        Aware of that, just thought I’d mention a tip (for those who didn’t know this existed) since we’re on the topic of dismissing and opening photos in the Photos app. You’re right though, no way of pinching one-handed 🙂

      • Drapnel

        I pinch one handed all the time haha

  • Inseltraeumer

    Would be far more useful if it worked anywhere in the photos app 🙂

    • Andrew Wiik

      Update it’s all fixed

      • Inseltraeumer

        Awesome!

  • Andrew Wiik

    I fixed the only albums problem

    • coLin

      You’re a great guy!

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