NewImageCamera+, the top-selling non-game app for the iPhone, has made its way to the iPad.

The app, which has sold more than 9 million copies, is a full-featured replacement for the standard Camera app that comes with the iPhone. It includes a plethora of options for editing and sharing pictures, as well as a variety of different shooting modes.

The new version of Camera+ adds support for iCloud, as well as the new iPad app that will sync photos between the iPhone and iPad versions of the app to make editing easier.

Together, the iPad and iPhone apps should pose a challenge to Adobe, which offers a suite of Photoshop apps for editing photos on the iPad, as well as its own cloud storage service.

Like the iPhone version, the iPad app was designed to make editing photos quick and easy. It has five basic tools: Scenes for applying automatic touch-ups for photos taken in certain light conditions, like in low light or indoor areas; Adjust for making basic adjustments like rotating the image or removing red eye; Crops for cropping portions of a photo; FX Effects for applying fancy filters; and Borders for adding stylized borders.

NewImage
The New York Times spoke with the developers behind Camera+, hearing how difficult it was to make iCloud work the way they wanted it to. They said Apple's iCloud API's were inadequate and that it took their developers "twice as long as it should because of the problems with it."

Regardless of the difficulties in developing it, Camera+ is now available on the both the iPhone and iPad for $0.99 each. [Direct Links: iPhone, iPad]

Top Rated Comments

infowarfare Avatar
126 months ago
It seems iOS 6's Camera app takes different looking picture than third party apps.

According to Gruber's Flickr stream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gruber/sets/72157631638585684/), the built-in app has wider ISO range (up to 3200), whereas third party apps are restricted to 800. ISO 800 might be a plus to some (less noisy), but it is a difference worth noting.

From Gruber: (http://daringfireball.net/linked/2012/09/27/consumer-reports-iphone-5)
I posted three photos taken with an iPhone 5: one using the built-in Camera app, and two taken with third party apps (Camera Plus Pro and VSCO Cam). I included one taken with the built-in Camera app on an iPhone 4S.

Looking at the EXIF data, the big difference is that the photo shot with the built-in Camera app on the iPhone 5 had an ISO speed of 2500; the other three all maxed out at 800. It appears the iPhone 5 can go up to ISO 3200. That’s the two-stop difference Apple is promoting.
No, the iPhone 5 takes a different looking picture than third party apps that were made for the iPhone 4S; in other words, the iPhone 4S had a maximum ISO of 800, so third party camera apps were made to take advantage of that. Now with the iPhone 5, the max is 3200 ISO, so third party apps simply need to be updated; Camera+ was updated today (not to be confused with Camera Plus Pro which is a completely different app/company.)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
randallking Avatar
126 months ago
I use the lock screen shortcut to access my iPhone's Camera app almost always. Even if the phone is unlocked, I will lock it and access Camera through the lock screen because it's faster. Not having lock screen access to Camera+ would probably keep me from using it as my primary camera app. So that's one disadvantage I can think of immediately.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
infowarfare Avatar
126 months ago
It seems iOS 6's Camera app takes different looking picture than third party apps... <snip>
No, the iPhone 5 takes a different looking picture than third party apps that were made for the iPhone 4S; in other words, the iPhone 4S had a maximum ISO of 800, so third party camera apps were made to take advantage of that. Now with the iPhone 5, the max is 3200 ISO, so third party apps simply need to be updated; Camera+ was updated today (not to be confused with Camera Plus Pro which is a completely different app/company.)
Developers have no control over what ISO is used... unfortunately it's not a simple matter of updating a camera app to support up to ISO 3200.
I was going to say, "maybe they just didn't update the ISO part yet in today's update"
Actually, it looks like I spoke too soon. Apple provides some properties developers can set to support the iPhone 5's "low light boost mode"... I just missed it because it's not fully documented yet:

http://blog.crushapps.com/2012/09/the-iphone-5s-low-light-boost-mode/
Looks like my original statement stands then; Camera+ was updated again TODAY (October 3, 2012) with the ability to use the 3200 ISO mode on the iPhone 5 when in a very low light situation...
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Staindsoul Avatar
126 months ago
Not to sound like a troll, but do folks really take a lot of pictures with the iPad? I have an iPad 2 and the camera on the back is lousy.

I think it's mainly for taking pics with your iPhone and then being able to edit them on the iPad. Am I missing something?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jjpmir Avatar
126 months ago
iCloud API blows!

Apple REALLY needs to streamline their iCloud API, especially since much of so much of their future depends on developers integrating iCloud

You are sooooo right, I've had to abandon planned functionality because the codebase was dominated by recovery code - too many exceptions and not enough reliability. I think the API must work because Apple's apps work but the sample app and the provided docs blows beyond belief.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
somethingelsefl Avatar
126 months ago
Apple REALLY needs to streamline their iCloud API, especially since much of so much of their future depends on developers integrating iCloud
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

apple ar headset concept 1

Apple's Headset Said to Feature 14 Cameras Enabling Lifelike Avatars, Jony Ive Has Remained Involved With Design

Friday May 20, 2022 6:50 am PDT by
Earlier this week, The Information's Wayne Ma outlined struggles that Apple has faced during the development of its long-rumored AR/VR headset. Now, in a follow-up report, he has shared several additional details about the wearable device. Apple headset render created by Ian Zelbo based on The Information reporting For starters, one of the headset's marquee features is said to be lifelike...
iPhone 14 Purple Lineup Feature

Will the iPhone 14 Be a Disappointment?

Saturday May 21, 2022 9:00 am PDT by
With around four months to go before Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 14 lineup, the overwhelming majority of rumors related to the new devices so far have focused on the iPhone 14 Pro, rather than the standard iPhone 14 – leading to questions about how different the iPhone 14 will actually be from its predecessor, the iPhone 13. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are expected...
sony headphones 1

Sony's New WH-1000XM5 Headphones vs. Apple's AirPods Max

Friday May 20, 2022 12:18 pm PDT by
Sony this week came out with an updated version of its popular over-ear noise canceling headphones, so we picked up a pair to compare them to the AirPods Max to see which headphones are better and whether it's worth buying the $400 WH-1000XM5 from Sony over Apple's $549 AirPods Max. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. First of all, the AirPods Max win out when it comes ...
studio display 3

Apple's Rumored 27-Inch Mini-LED Display Now Said to Launch in October

Friday May 20, 2022 8:07 am PDT by
Apple now plans to release a new 27-inch display with mini-LED backlighting in October due to the Shanghai lockdown, which has resulted in production of the display being delayed, according to display industry consultant Ross Young. In a tweet, Young said Apple is in the process of moving production of the display from Quanta Computer to a different supplier and/or location, resulting in a...
HomePodandMini feature green

Kuo: Apple to Release New HomePod in Late 2022 or Early 2023

Friday May 20, 2022 8:55 am PDT by
Apple is working on an updated version of the HomePod that could come in the fourth quarter of 2022 or the first quarter of 2023, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo says that there "may not be much innovation in hardware design" for the new HomePod, and there is no word on what size the device will be and if it will be a HomePod mini successor or a larger speaker. Apple would ...
airtag purple

Best Apple Deals of the Week: Save on AirTag, AirPods 3, and iPads

Friday May 20, 2022 8:01 am PDT by
Solid markdowns on the AirTag, AirPods 3, and a few iPad models were introduced this week, and below you'll find all of the best deals of the past few days that are still available to purchase. AirTag Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. What's the...