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Camera+ gets stable without a tripod with version 1.2.1


With one of the few apps that I follow and keep tight tabs on personally because I love it, I thought I’d keep my readers updated, as this app has made a few of my lists, and will be included in another upcoming list soon.  Announced today, the people at tap tap tap announced a stability update of Camera+ with already mentioning version 1.3 and new features!!  Whoohoo!!   Below is the an exert of tap tap tap’s announcement on their blog:

For this release, we’ve gone into bug-fix mode in order to make Camera+ as stable and reliable as it can possibly be. Here are the release notes for version 1.2.1 (app store link):

  •  greatly improved usability of our exclusive Touch Exposure and Touch Focus features so that you can now move around the controls once you lift your fingers, hopefully resulting in far fewer cases of pretzel-finger
  •  fixed a bug where the camera shutter button would stop functioning (again)
  •  fixed a bug where the whole app basically wasn’t working if you were using the app on a certain beta version of a certain OS (special thanks to the several people who 1-starred us for not being completely on the bleeding edge while we develop… it’s payback time and you owe us stars… staaarrrsssss!)
  •  fixed a bug where double flash & flip controls would appear in the camera screen

Click the link above if you would like to read the rest of the release notes, and if you haven’t already, go out and buy this app, it is well worth it!  Now the wait begins for Camera+ 1.3!!

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Camera+ 1.2 released. New exclusive features!


Just last week, I posted a review on what I now consider the best iPhone camera app available right now in Camera+ from tap tap tap.  Well consider me surprised when Lisa Bettany, the professional photographer that is the mastermind being Camera+ tweeted

Woo! Camera+ 1.2 now available with exclusive Touch Exposure feature & detailed metadata 🙂

Not only was the best camera app being updated with a few minor bug fixes, but was adding brand new features including touch exposure to help you increase the quality and your ability to capture those rare moments in life.  Here is the release that was posted on taptaptap.com

Camera+ 1.2 is fresh off the presses and it’s got some very cool things in it! Get it now in the App Store.

Here’s the big list:

  • [Camera+ exclusive] Touch Exposure: set exposure separately from focus for the ultimate control of your shots (touch with a second finger to control exposure)
  • [Camera+ exclusive] Touch Focus: better than tap to focus because you can continuously drag the focus box around until your shots are in perfect focus
  • [Camera+ exclusive] Photo Flashlight: use the iPhone 4 LED flash as a continuous fill light to improve photo quality, especially for portrait and macro shots
  • speed of photo taking is now lightning fast
  • the high quality zoom control now works on iOS 4
  • stabilizer improvements
  • detailed metadata is now uploaded to photos shared on Flickr
  • fixed a bug where the camera shutter button would stop functioning
  • fixed a bug where photos wouldn’t display in the Lightbox on an iPad when in 2× magnification mode #weird
  • various minor bug fixes and enhancements

The new feature boasts the ability to allowing you to select a certain object in the photo your taking and adjust your focus accordingly.  Although currently unable to test this new feature as I’m waiting for the delivery of my new iPhone 4. (NOTE: The new touch exposure feature only works on the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 running iOS4) the video included at the link above shows great promise and has me excited about playing around and testing the new features range and ability.

Another reason you might find to go over to tap tap tap’s website is a funny little note about how a feature that they were wanting to implement into their app, a feature that I feel would throw this app above and beyond everything on the current market and would truly open the door as the iPhone being considered a true and tested camera on the go, was denied and caused the app to originally be denied acceptance into the App Store.  They also share a link where you can protest to Apple on their reasoning for this rejection.

Camera+ is one of the best values you can find in the App Store right now, so if you haven’t given yourself the privilege yet, these newest enhancements should be more then enough for you to embrace this excellent app

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