One thing I’ve discovered recently is that apps like Instragram seem totally essential when taking photos of any kind with a smartphone. It’s almost as though photos simply cannot be uploaded without having a filter applied to them, sometimes it does actually make the photos look better! I’ll let you be the judge on that though!
One thing I’ve learned whilst travelling Europe is that a camera on your iPhone is probably the best thing you can have, (aside from the ability to call of course!) since it allows you to snap memories and remember where you’ve been. Camera+ is one of those apps that adds to the default camera app for the iPhone by giving it functionality that neither the camera app, nor Instagram can really offer (without uploading the photo of course).
Opening the app up you’re greeted with a familiar interface, one that is intuitive enough
for anything with experience with the default camera would know how to use. From here you’re able to go to the Lightbox
which gives you the option to Edit, Share, Save or have Info about the photograph you’ve taken. What I like about this part is that you can choose to either edit your photos one by one, saving them each time, or edit them and save them all together. I’m starting to find the default camera app to be quite sluggish when used, so being able to have this functionality really boosts my interest in using it.
The editing functionality works similar to that of Instagram, but like I said, without the need to upload the photo. Instagram is great, it’s a fab social network, but its generated a plethora of users that almost take photos just for likes or comments. Camera+ steps away from this, giving you almost iPhoto like functionality, cropping, adjusting, resizing, modifying the white balance (almost) and adding effects. All of which give you 100% customisability.
The integration with other apps is nicely done too, I’m yet to discover it’s compatibility with everything, but being able to upload from Tweetbot is really smart!
Sure the filters are very Instagram-y, but what do you expect when they’ve set the baseline for such things. My advice for potential buyers of this app, get it even if you have Instagram, even if you have a DSLR. I’ve used this app so much more whilst travelling, specially due to poor lighting, or wanting to take a quick snap of something I wish to remember.