Camera+ for iPad, the iPad version of the hugely popular camera boosting app for the iPhone, has been updated this week – to Version 1.1.
The headline new feature in this update is front flash, but it’s also packed with a whole lot of new features that should make for even better photo taking and editing on the iPad. Here are some of the notable improvements in this new version:
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.
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.
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).
Many, Many Camera Improvements
As great as Camera+ shooting is, there’s always room for improvement. We really wanted to provide the best shooting experience, bar none, with this update and we believe we’ve done that. Anything that didn’t feel 100% perfect was given a good overhaul. The end result is well over a dozen improvements that add-up to the best shooting experience on any camera.
I installed the update earlier today and gave it a quick try out on my iPad 3. Our kitty wasn’t a very willing subject, but I think Camera+ helped me get a much better shot than I would’ve done otherwise. The editing features were especially useful of course.
Are many of you using Camera+ with your iPad or iPhone? If so, what do you think of the app?