While Hipstamatic was getting all the update news cycles last week, it wasn’t the only great iPhone photo app updated last week. The ProCamera 3.0.1 update has been released and features overall performance and stability improvements, as well as improvements to the new Studio module.
In my opinion, ProCamera has been the best camera replacement app for serious iPhoneography for a long time. It has an impressive tool set which focuses on getting the best picture. You can read our recent full review of ProCamera 3.0 here.
Among the improved features are an improved Pro Cut cropping tool. The issue with the 1:1 crop not quite cropping square has been fixed and the Pro Cut tool feels more responsive.
Focus and exposure tools received a great performance boost. You can now see focus and exposure previews instantaneously in the viewfinder.
Pro FX has received several new filters. The Berry-Pop-like Fridge effect has been replaced with a more subtle sepia filter, Sepiaphine. Gold Rush has been replaced by the less gold, more toned down and vintage Historical. Invert and Candy are gone, replaced by the more usable Half C and High K (very very high contrast color). filters. Other new filters include Grayon (a higher contrast grayscale filter), Posterize, and color Boost. While still not on par with the excellent effects of Camera+, Pro FX in ProCamera are definitely improved with the new filters.
TIP: When doing a fresh install of ProCamera, be sure to check the app’s settings. Expert Mode, Auto Save, and Full-Res Zoom are all turned off by default.
Here’s all that’s new in version 3.0.1:
- Overall performance and stability upgrade
- New effects in the FX Studio:
- Pro Cut Studio improvements
- Performance upgrade FX Studio
- Performance upgrade Pro Lab Studio
- Improved Expert Mode: Drag the focus/exposure squares around and see instant reaction
- More zoom: Now with 6x Digital Full Resolution Zoom
Although stability improvements are mentioned, I did experience a crash after updating where the camera would not initialize. Rebooting my iPhone helped and the problem went away.
Again, unless all you do with your iPhone is point-and-shoot, ProCamera is powerful enough for the most demanding iPhoneographer, yet still usable and highly recommended for all. This is an iPhoneographerâ€™s photo app â€” just the camera alone makes the app worth it. The new 3.0.1 update continues to feature improvements. ProCamera is the camera replacement app that I regularly shoot with.
ProCamera works on any iPhone or iPod Touch 4th Gen running iOS 4.0 or newer. The latest version of the iOS is needed to take advantage of some of the appâ€™s advanced features. ProCamera is $2.99 in the App Store.