My first picture taken using Camera+ of a couple of Woodpecker holes in a tree.
Camera+ comes along with an array of features that are easy to use “right out of the box”. I was able to start making use of its lots of features within seconds of clicking it open on my iPhone. First off, the screen has actually a very handy set of grid lines which help line up your shot, putting an end to the crooked photos I often ended up along with before due to the awkward nature of holding the iPhone to take a picture along with it. Camera+ also has actually a stabilizer built into the app, helping to really improve the sharpness of the images, which for someone like me who has actually shaky hands to begin along with helps out a ton.
The zoom function on Camera+ (6x) is also markedly better than the newly added zoom function on the iPhone’s built in camera (5x) app. From what I could tell, Camera+’s zoom function seemed to maintain image clarity, without leaving behind too lots of digital artifacts in the image. The images take along with the iPhone’s zoom function were of poor quality on the highest zoom settings, whereas the pics take along with Camera+’s zoom function where crystal clear.
Here’s another picture I took of a rusty pipe near a lake where I live. I love how Camera+ captured the colors cast on the rusty pipe by the sun behind me. The standard iPhone camera app never caught colors so well for me…
Another feature that comes in Camera+ is the Touch Exposure & Focus controls. By simply touching the screen along with a second finger while focusing, you are able to control the exposure of the shot, given you so much more control over how your image will turn out. In my opinion, feature such as these allow you to take professional quality pictures. Using the iPhone’s standard camera app, you really needed to get lucky and have actually the perfect conditions around you, be standing in the perfect spot, and be skilled at holding your hand super still while the slow as molasses app processed the crappy picture it just took for you. along with Camera+ you also get an on board effects suite, and basic editing tools, so even if you weren’t blessed along with the perfect conditions to take your picture, you can go back and edit it until it looks great.
Lastly, one of the things that really stood out to me while taking some test pictures on a walk along with my dog this afternoon, is just how quickly Camera+ allowed me to take back to back shots. As just mentioned above, the iPhone’s standard camera app takes forever and a day to process and save the images you took, where as Camera+ allowed me to shoot pics as fast as I could tap on the shoot button. Most of the pictures I end up taking are shots of wildlife in nature, so having the ability to shoot lots of shots in a row can make all the difference in catching that bird mid flight, or a deer as it leaps away into the woods.
On this image I applied one of the onboard Color Effects called “Sunkiss’d”. It really warmed th picture up and made it reflect the actual vibrant array of colors I was seeing along with my eyes during my hike around the lake. It really makes my iPhone into a camera I am now willing to use to create pictures for my blogs.
Camera+ has actually really turned my iPhone into a serious camera option for me now. Before I would certainly always be toting an extra camera along along with me on all my hikes, because half the reason I am out there is to capture some of what I experience on film and share it along with all my friends and family. Now, Camera+ has actually restored my faith in the iPhone’s ability to act as my main camera for lots of situations where I would certainly just not have actually considered it before. Now just imagine after I’ve actually used Camera+ for a few weeks and get under the hood. I’ve only been using it for a single afternoon and I’m thrilled to the gills along with it. Gimme a week or two and I’ll report back along with feelings on it then, and a more in depth review of its features and how to use them. But for now, I have actually to say, the .99 cents I spent on Camera+ were the very best .99 cents I have actually spent in a long time! Check it here