Camera+ ($ 1.99) by tap tap tap
Available on iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
I’ll keep this short: Camera+ is probably the best all-around camera app you’re gonna find in the App Store. I’m sure this is old news to a lot of you, but if you’ve never used it you should definitely give it a look.
I used to have apps like ToyCamera, Lomo Camera, and numerous others on my iPhone but Camera+ has replaced them all! Those other apps are great for certain things, but this one is basically the Swiss Army Knife of camera apps. All the retro filters and other functions like flash, crop, flip, and borders are awesome, but honestly the thing I like best is that Camera+ doesn’t automatically add every crappy pic I take to that stupid Photostream. My understanding is that the ability to delete items from Photostream will be getting easier in a future iOS update… currently you have to turn Photostream off and then back on in order to delete individual pics… but frankly I’d rather just not have every dadgum photo added to this thing. Yeah, I said DADGUM.
Ok, enough bitching about Photostream. The Camera+ features I use most often are the Flash filter which just brightens pics up, and I’m also a big fan of the FX Effects selections which range from black & white to depth of field to all kinds of Lomo-ish looks. Additional filters are available with an in-app purchase.
Numerous borders are also included, some of which allow you to add a caption. This is cool, but it would be even cooler if Camera+ would let you add a caption or speech bubble to any photo without having to use a specific frame.
Something else I have to complain about is that starting up Camera+ when there’s a hot photo op takes a little longer than I’d like. The other day Kim Kardashian was picking her nose about 10 feet away from me… she was practically up to her second knuckle and I missed it because it took a few seconds too long to get Camera+ going! Ok that’s a total lie but you know what I mean.
Overall this app is awesome and easily worth $ 1.99.
|Ease of Use||Basic functions are easy, advanced functions might be a stretch for some|
|Functionality||Insane in the membrane|
|Value vs. Price||An easy $ 1.99 decision|
|Overall||Probably the best camera app I’ve used yet|
|App Name:||Camera+ (iTunes)|
|Price as of this writing:||$ 1.99. A free version of this app is not available at this time.|
|iTunes category:||Photo & Video|
|Available on:||iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad|
|Developer:||tap tap tap|
|Device & iOS used for review:||iPhone 4, iOS 5.0|
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