Camera+ 2 was released for iPhone and iPad today, a complete rewrite of the popular photography app of the same name that appeared almost eight years ago and sold over 14 million copies in that time. The successor app features a completely redesigned interface for accessing manual controls, raw shooting and editing, depth capture, and more.

As a universal app, Camera+ 2 promises a consistent experience across iPhone and iPad, with multitasking support for the latter baked in. Unlike its predecessor, the app also comes with all features, one-touch filters, and tools included as-is – no in-app purchases required.

camera 2
In shooting modes, the manual onscreen wheels and controls include traditional settings like shutter speed, ISO, White Balance, and Macro, with wide-angle and telephoto options available on dual-lens devices. These functions can also be hidden during casual shooting.

With depth capture enabled in Camera+ 2, the depth information is saved alongside the image, and the adjustments in The Lab section of the editor can be selectively applied to distant or close subjects. A collection of filters are also available, with options to adjust their strength and layer them to customize the aesthetic.

camera 2 1
A new Smile mode enables Camera+ 2 to detect smiles and shoot automatically, while a Stabilizer mode shoots only when the iPhone is steady enough to produce a sharp picture. The Slow Shutter mode meanwhile brings the ability to take long exposures, even in daylight, with additional Burst and Timer modes also included.

Elsewhere, in a much-requested change, Camera+ now has full Photo Library integration with editing support, with the added ability to switch between the Photo Library and the Lightbox with the tap of a button. Drag and drop gestures on the iPad are supported for copying or sharing photos, while Files and iTunes integration are also available for transferring pictures to a computer or other apps.

Camera+ 2 is available to download on the App Store for $2.99 and requires iOS 11 or later. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

urtules Avatar
44 months ago
Really what I miss most from traditional cameras is the option to have the date and time stamp automatically applied to images in the proper bottom corner location. Without having to manually add it later.

That’s the feature I want. Otherwise, the built in camera seems adequate for me.
You mean like water mark, why you want to do this unless for print? Image file contains metadata already. Do you add label with GPS coordinates and time zone as well?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gaanee Avatar
44 months ago
Is this new app related to the original Camera+ app? This not just upgrade for Camera+ app. and looks like they formed a new company with a similar name to that of the original Camera+: both sellers are different but have LateNiteSoft in the name.
If indeed it's the same developers, I wonder why they chose to list this app as from a separate developer and not just alongside the original Camera+.. possibly to avoid backlash from customers since this is a paid app and not a free upgrade
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mic'sBook Avatar
44 months ago
Really what I miss most from traditional cameras is the option to have the date and time stamp automatically applied to images in the proper bottom corner location. Without having to manually add it later.

That’s the feature I want. Otherwise, the built in camera seems adequate for me.
To me, the most wanted feature is the ability to take photos at lower resolution. Sometimes there's no need to take photos at full resolution for receipts, etc. Camera+ (and this Camera+ 2) can do exactly that.

To the best of my knowledge ProCam 5 is another camera app that enables the user to manually control the camera settings though I'm not sure if date stamps are available.

Camera+ is the must-have app and it was the most well-spent HKD $8. I guess I bought it since the iPhone 4 (2010).
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
H3LL5P4WN Avatar
44 months ago
Really what I miss most from traditional cameras is the option to have the date and time stamp automatically applied to images in the proper bottom corner location. Without having to manually add it later.

That’s the feature I want. Otherwise, the built in camera seems adequate for me.
Mom, what did I tell you about posting on the internet?

(Seriously, that's what metadata is for. Having anything on the picture, ruins the picture. Any time I'm around her, I turn that off on her camera.)
[doublepost=1527685122][/doublepost]
Halide? Obscura 2? Camera+ 2?

Which one am I supposed to know is best for me?!
Only way to find out is to use them all.
He's pretty much right. I love Halide's GUI, haven't used Obscura 2, and just got Camera+ 2 for nostalgia's sake. It all depends on what you want.

The two camera apps on my main homescreen are Camera.app and Pro HDR X, if for no reason other than I still can't reliably denoise RAW files (and that's what I have Halide for, shooting RAW) on my phone. There's no "one touch" denoise app that I know of.

*goes and looks up Obscura 2*
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
flyinmac Avatar
44 months ago
You mean like water mark, why you want to do this unless for print? Image file contains metadata already. Do you add label with GPS coordinates and time zone as well?
For documentation purposes. I cannot legally edit a photo that is taken for documentation purposes.

As soon as I alter the image manually, it loses all value.

And metadata is useless legally.

For other purposes, it is also nicer to look at a photo and have that date and time in the image for easy reference. I don’t have to go and find the original and look at metadata.

And so many actions alter metadata as well.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
daniellidio Avatar
44 months ago
Really what I miss most from traditional cameras is the option to have the date and time stamp automatically applied to images in the proper bottom corner location. Without having to manually add it later.

That’s the feature I want. Otherwise, the built in camera seems adequate for me.
I sometimes need this as well, found a camera app a while a go called Procamera, it's by Cocologics. It adds Date, Time and Timezone. I will upload a file of mine so you can look how it works.

Also it is a really good camera app.

Attachment Image
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Related Stories

studio buds family

Beats Studio Buds Debuting Today With Active Noise Cancellation, Stemless Design, and More for $150

Monday June 14, 2021 8:00 am PDT by
We've seen a lot of teasers about the Beats Studio Buds over the past month since they first showed up in Apple's beta software updates, and today they're finally official. The Beats Studio Buds are available to order today in red, white, and black ahead of a June 24 ship date, and they're priced at $149.99. The Studio Buds are the first Beats-branded earbuds to truly compete with AirPods...
gradiente iphone white

Brazilian Electronics Company Revives Long-Running iPhone Trademark Dispute

Tuesday May 19, 2020 1:06 pm PDT by
Apple has been involved in a long-running iPhone trademark dispute in Brazil, which was revived today by IGB Electronica, a Brazilian consumer electronics company that originally registered the "iPhone" name in 2000. IGB Electronica fought a multi-year battle with Apple in an attempt to get exclusive rights to the "iPhone" trademark, but ultimately lost, and now the case has been brought to...
youtube apple tv

YouTube Discontinuing 3rd-Generation Apple TV App, AirPlay Still Available

Wednesday February 3, 2021 3:09 pm PST by
YouTube is planning to stop supporting its YouTube app on the third-generation Apple TV models, where YouTube has long been available as a channel option. A 9to5Mac reader received a message about the upcoming app discontinuation, which is set to take place in March.Starting early March, the YouTube app will no longer be available on Apple TV (3rd generation). You can still watch YouTube on...
YouTube Picture in Picture Feature

YouTube Premium Subscribers Can Now Use iOS Picture-in-Picture: Here's How

Wednesday August 25, 2021 3:55 am PDT by
Google has rolled out picture-in-picture support as an "experimental" feature for YouTube premium subscribers, allowing them to watch video in a small window when the app is closed. If you're a premium YouTube subscriber looking to try out picture-in-picture, follow these steps: Launch a web browser and sign into your YouTube account at YouTube.com. Navigate to www.youtube.com/new. Scroll...
2012macpro

Apple Outlines Metal-Capable Cards Compatible With macOS Mojave on 2010 and 2012 Mac Pro Models

Monday September 24, 2018 3:26 pm PDT by
Apple's new macOS Mojave update is not compatible with mid-2010 and mid-2012 Mac Pros with stock GPUs, but it is supported on 2010 and 2012 Mac Pro models that have been upgraded with graphics cards that support Metal. Apple today shared a new support document that provides a list of graphics cards that are Metal-capable, which will be useful for 2010 and 2012 Mac Pro owners who want to...
apple privacy

Apple Publishes FAQ to Address Concerns About CSAM Detection and Messages Scanning

Monday August 9, 2021 1:50 am PDT by
Apple has published a FAQ titled "Expanded Protections for Children" which aims to allay users' privacy concerns about the new CSAM detection in iCloud Photos and communication safety for Messages features that the company announced last week. "Since we announced these features, many stakeholders including privacy organizations and child safety organizations have expressed their support of...
iphone 13 teal with text

Apple Expecting iPhone and iPad Supply Constraints in September Quarter

Tuesday July 27, 2021 2:34 pm PDT by
During today's earnings call covering the third fiscal quarter of 2021 (second calendar quarter), Apple CFO Luca Maesteri said that Apple is expecting supply constraints to affect the iPhone and the iPad in the coming quarter. "The supply constraints that we've seen in the June quarter will be higher in the September quarter," said Maestri. The constraints will impact iPhone and iPad sales...
anker lightning cable mfi

Unwrap a New Apple Device? Stock Up on Extra Certified Lightning Cables for as Little as $6

Monday December 25, 2017 5:45 am PST by
If you unwrapped an Apple product today it likely came with one of the company's first-party Lightning cables, but having an extra on hand is always a good idea, so you can place it in other rooms in your house, in your car, or in a bag when you travel. For that reason, now's a good time to shop for third-party Lightning cables that are cheaper than Apple's own accessory, but still Made For...
apple screen time screen icons

Persistent Kids Finding Loopholes in Apple's Screen Time Limits

Tuesday October 15, 2019 9:44 am PDT by
Apple is currently engaged in a cat-and-mouse game with persistent kids looking to circumvent Screen Time restrictions, but the company has been receiving some criticism for not moving quickly enough to lock down some of the loopholes, reports The Washington Post. A few of the loopholes and ways for parents to shut them down are documented on the site Protect Young Eyes, while these and...
os x mountain lion macs 16x9 2

Apple Makes OS X Lion and Mountain Lion Free to Download

Wednesday June 30, 2021 12:19 pm PDT by
Apple recently dropped the $19.99 fee for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion, making the older Mac updates free to download, reports Macworld. Apple has kept OS X 10.7 Lion and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion available for customers who have machines limited to the older software, but until recently, Apple was charging $19.99 to get download codes for the updates. As of last week, these updates no...