The Camera+ app has been updated. And just to clarify, this includes the iPhone and iPod touch version as well as the iPad version. Coincidentally, both versions are currently discounted and selling for $0.99. Pricing aside though, lets get into the update and the new features that have come along with. The features include a front flash, horizon level, Live Exposure and accurate framing on the iPhone 5. In addition, there was also mention of “various” minor improvements and bug fixes. Those aside, here is a bit more about each of those listed features;
- Front Flash: First off, we’ve made the impossible possible: we’ve managed to add a flash to your front-facing camera. That’s right… you can now take pics of yourself in total darkness! We predict that the number of duckface photos taken around the world will increase by an order of magnitude as a result. We apologize in advance.
- Horizon Level: Are you that person who never takes a straight photo? Well, with this new level, you’ll never have to feel the frustration of taking a crooked shot again. And where levels in other cameras look like something out of a flight simulator, we went for a much different approach. We channeled the ghost of Jonathan Ive(s), said the magic phrase, “AL-LU-MIN-I-UM” three times, and this incredibly simple, elegant, and nonintrusive Horizon Level was the result.
- Live Exposure: We didn’t forget all of you advanced iPhoneographers with this update. With the new Live Exposure feature, you get all the details of your shot before you take it. You can now see how exposure parameters like ISO and shutter speed change in real-time as you setup your shot. You always strive to take the best photos and Live Exposure in the new Camera+ helps you achieve them.
- Accurate iPhone 5 Framing: An added benefit of Live Exposure is that on your iPhone 5, you now get 100% accurate shot framing. With Live Exposure turned-on, there’s absolutely no viewfinder cropping so What You See Is What You Shoot (or WYSIWYS, because the world doesn’t have enough acronyms).
The iPhone and iPod touch app is now version 3.6 and the iPad app is now at version 1.1. Both require iOS 5.0 or later for use. With that, follow the links below, or grab the updates directly from the App Store on your device. All said and done, another solid update from the folks at tap tap tap. Not to mention, another reason why the Camera+ app lives in the dock on my iPhone.
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