Camera+ Updated With New Design, Features And “The Lab”
Just in time for the holiday season, Tap Tap Tap has updated their extremely popular and widely used Camera App, Camera+. The new release updates the App to version 5 and brings with it a slew of useful features. They have introduced a photo editing suite integrated into the App, called “The Lab,” which has many interesting features, such as Auto straighten, sharpen, and Clarity Pro, which allows you to adjust clarity and vibrancy boost.
The update will also split the exposure compensation and exposure lock controls into two different settings, making it easy for the user to operate.
The App icon, as well as icons and buttons inside the App have been completely overhauled, to stay on par with Apple’s iOS 7 design guidelines. There are also blur and saturation tools, using which you can make wallpapers.
Here is the complete changelog according to its iTunes page:
What’s New in Version 5
Introducing Camera+ 5, featuring The Lab
With this huge *free* update, we’re very happy to present to you The Lab, which brings world-class photo editing to your iPhone. Our goal was to bring you best quality adjustments, delivered in a very slick UI, and we think we’ve really nailed it. Here’s what you’ll find in it…
At the head of The Lab you’ll find Clarity Pro, which gives you adjustable Clarity and also adds a Vibrancy Boost adjustment which really brings out the life in your photos.
Not only can you manually straighten your photos in The Lab… we’ve also included a slick auto-straighten feature.
Easily tone your photos whatever color you please. Go just a tad to set a subtle mood, all-out to make a bold statement, or anything in-between. And if you’re having a hard time choosing a color, simply roll the dice to get a random one… will it come up lucky seven or snake eyes??
This takes the Tint adjustment and brings it to a whole other level. Try it. We’ll leave it at that.
Give your photos a beautiful, ethereal quality with Soft Focus. This one’s addictive so promise not to overuse it, ok?
For the look of analog film. Fully adjustable so you can get the exact look you want.
This can often be the answer to a photo that came out a bit blurry.
Soften harsh pics. Or go to the extreme to make the perfect iOS 7 wallpapers. More on this later…
Take it down for a cool, faded look. Or crank it up to make your pics pop.
Easily enables you to make your pics look “warmer” or “cooler”. It can be used for a simple compensation, or turned way up for a bold look.
Photo overexposed? Underexposed? This is the fix.
Brightness & Contrast
Two classic photo adjustments. You’d think that not much needs to be said about these two… but we went out of our way to make them look really good.
Highlights & Shadows
Boost or cut the bright and/or dark parts of your photos. Compensate for imperfect lighting conditions, or go for an intense, artistic effect.
Top-off the perfect set of adjustments with a stylish Vignette. Not only can you put on a traditional dark one, you can also go light for an airy feel.
[iPhone 3GS users please note: The Lab requires some pretty intense processing and unfortunately, your meager phones aren’t fully up to the task. But instead of bolting The Lab door on you completely, we’ve given you access to the sections that didn’t melt our test phones. The 8 lucky phones that lived yielded Rotate & Tilt, Straighten, Tint, Duotone, Soft Focus, Saturation, Temperature, and Exposure.]
We’ve taken yet another pass at streamlining the shooting experience in Camera+. In Camera+ 5, we’ve split the exposure compensation and exposure lock controls so that you can have even easier access to each.
iPhone wallpaper crops
As mentioned earlier, Camera+ 5 enables you to make some very awesome iOS 7-style wallpapers. Here’s the ticket: Simply grab one of your favorite pics and take it to The Lab. Then crank the blur way up and add a touch of saturation. Apply one of the new iPhone wallpaper crops, and voilà… a nifty iOS 7 wallpaper is born!
A Tale of Two Dicks
We’ve renamed Effects to Filters and Borders to Frames. We’re letting you know so you can avoid that feeling you got when Bewitched switched Darrins and Rosanne switched Beckys on you without uttering a word.
New icons throughout the app
Dozens of icons in the app have been redone and have the perfect look to go with iOS 7.
Shiny, new app icon
And the most obvious icon that changed for Camera+ 5 is the app icon itself. It was hard for us to let go of the old icon. But we came up with one that captures the essence of the longstanding Camera+ icon (albeit in abstract form), and fits like a glove on the first page of your home screen alongside all your other iOS 7 icons
*NOTE*: The new update is currently only available for the iPhone/iPod version of the App.