Camera-iconThe popular Camera+ iOS app from developer taptaptap gets an update today, jumping from version 4.0.2 to Version 4.2 (just for the fun of it according to the release notes below), and adds a few notable new features.

On top of fixing a bug that crashed the app when using burst-mode, the update includes support for full-resolution bust-mode photos. That includes the iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, and the “unapologetically poorly-selling iPhone 5c,” according to taptaptap.

The app also adds a new effects pack that includes Apple’s new iOS 7 filters:

So we added a new effects pack that includes all the filters that Apple’s standard Camera and Photo apps include (for users on iOS 7). Two hours of coding (and eight trivial Core Image filters later), the Standard Effects Pack was born.

The updated Camera+ is available on the App Store now.

What’s New in Version 4.2

So the previous version of Camera+ had a little bug where burst-mode shooting would crash. We fixed that.

We almost stopped there and just called it version 4.0.3, but then figured that it’d be the perfect time to boost burst-mode snaps to full-resolution on devices that could handle it (like the iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, and the unapologetically poorly-selling iPhone 5c).

That was enough to justify calling it version 4.1. And then we thought about jumping on the bandwagon where we put Camera+ out as a whole new app and let existing customers pay for it all over again. And of course there’d be the ensuing sh__storm where those customers felt cheated and we’d have to backpedal and reverse that shortsighted decision.

So it was Clear that that would’ve been a knuckleheaded move so instead, we decided to treat our lovely customers fairly and make Camera+ 4.1 a free update as we’ve always done. But then we felt like it was all give and no take… so to make us feel better about giving-in too easily, we chose to call it version 4.2. That’ll teach you to mess with us.

Then we felt bad about jumping ahead two version numbers and giving you little for your troubles. So we added a new effects pack that includes all the filters that Apple’s standard Camera and Photo apps include (for users on iOS 7). Two hours of coding (and eight trivial Core Image filters later), the Standard Effects Pack was born.

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12 Responses to “Camera+ iOS app adds full-resolution burst-mode & new iOS 7 filter pack”

  1. Wow, I think that Camera+ is having a go at ProCamera 7 for releasing a new app. The problem is there hasn’t been a shitstorm around the new version. Quite the opposite, users have been overwhelmingly impressed at the new interface and features. ProCamera has significantly more photo, video and editing capabilities than Camera+, which seems to get by on pithy copywriting and free filters.

    For those who actually want to see an app that is trying to innovate then head over to the App page: http://procamera-app.com/appstore

  2. PMZanetti says:

    From iOS 1 to iOS 7 I’ve yet to see any need for any camera app besides the built-in. None of them are as fast, or take full quality photos.

    • That’s not correct. ProCamera 7 takes higher quality jpegs than the stock app (you can set it to save uncompressed jpegs). The ProCamera 7 burst rate on the iPhone 5 running iOS7 is also faster – 7 shots a second compared to 4 per second on the stock app.

  3. “So it was Clear that that would’ve been a knuckleheaded move” *zing*

  4. Lan Lin says:

    It’s very Clear that ProCamera 7 is a much better app than Camera+. The developer of ProCamera is too humble to say this but every photographer admits this very fact. I am very surprised that Camera+’s maker talked dirty about ProCamera 7, it’s extremely narrow-minded.

  5. Jim November says:

    It may be a free upgrade, but it is not a free download

  6. stevenspl says:

    I have tried the new camera and I like it. The quality is great