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.
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.
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]
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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
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).
(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] 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*
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.
Also it is a really good camera app.