Black & white camera app Hueless has just gotten another update. The new 1.5 version is more than just another dot-one update. It adds some pretty big changes and several cool new features to this lean yet powerful black & white camera app.
Read more about the new features of this update after the jump. >>>
One of the many things that I like about Hueless are that the developers of the app are quick to take users’ suggestions, fix bugs, add new features and overall improvements.
The new update has a revised user interface. It’s a little cleaner than in previous versions. The biggest visible changes are with an improved color filter tool and indicators.
The app’s adjustable exposure setting is not gone. It now shares space with the new Dynamic Contrast slider. Tap the slider to switch modes between contrast and exposure. The tool also subtley changes looks to indicate which mode it’s in. Users can now adjust the contrast of the image in camera from a very flat grayscale to a very stark contrast which simulates the look of a very fast black & white film. Being able to adjust the effect and see the results immediately in the viewfinder make this a very handy new tool. This addition makes the onscreen slider a unique, very useful and powerful tool.
A sweet new 3:2 aspect ratio has been added to the election of aspect ratios, making Hueless one of few camera apps available to support the traditional 35 mm and digital format aspect ratio. You can now choose between Full Frame, 3:2 and 1:1 shooting, all with a pinch.
I like that Hueless as a camera has a fast recovery (shot-to-shot) time. That hasn’t changed with this update. I was able to fire off several test shots quickly and without crashing. The buffer seemed to keep up fine.
One bug that slipped past the beta testers (of which I’m one of) is that the composition grids do not readjust for 3:2 and 1:1 shooting. This is something that is planned to be fixed in the next update.
Overall, Hueless 1.5 is a very good update. I really like this new update. The new features, especially the contrast slider and 3:2 aspect ratio, add more “pro” features to this already great black & white shooter. If you’ve been experimenting with black & white photography, Hueless is a good app to consider for pure, straight black & white.
Hueless is $1.99 in the App Store. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation) and iPad Wi-Fi + 4G.Requires iOS 5.0 or later.
App Store link: Hueless – curious satellite
UPDATE: Corrected the part about the deletion of the exposure slider. It’s still there.