Cool App Giveaway: PureShot

pureshot for iphone

pureshot for iPhone and iPadI’m really excited about this giveaway! PureShot is the brand new camera replacement app from the developer of 645 PRO. PureShot is a top-quality filter-free (or #nofilter) app. It helps you capture digital photographs with the highest possible technical integrity. PureShot lets you shoot quality raw images without adding anything to get in your way. I’ve had a chance to shoot with the app and I really like it a lot.

The app was quietly released yesterday. I’ve got a few copies to give away this weekend. Keep reading to find out how you can win one. >>>

When I’m not shooting with Hipstamatic or Hueless, my style of iPhoneography is to shoot a raw image and import it into the appropriate app later to filter and app it. I’ll have a full review of PureShot sometime this week, but one of the things that I really like about the app is that it has a great set of tools for capturing the best possible raw image. There are some powerful options hidden away in this app’s settings and you can easily use them (or not) depending on your preference. For instance, you can set the shutter preference to trigger on press or press+release. Not only does it have a Night Mode which allows long exposures up to 1 second, it also takes advantage of the Low Light mode of the iPhone 5. The tools in the viewfinder are straightforward and out of the way. Unlike its older sibling 645 PRO, the controls only perform one task each. The display indicators are on the edge of the viewfinder and out of the way. With a click, they toggle off and on. It’s got a quick recovery time. It’s a great, well-designed app that helps you shoot fast. The feature set is similar in many ways to 645 PRO but PureShot is leaner, less intimidating, and easier to use.

PureShot Giveaway

Today, I’ve got several promo codes for PureShot to give away. To be eligible to win a copy, simply enter the giveaway below. If you follow us on Facebook and Twitter, you’ll have additional chances for a free copy.

Cut-off time to enter is 11:59 PM Eastern Time, Monday, January 14, 2013. Winners will be determined by One code per reader, please.

Winners will be notified by email, Facebook message or Twitter direct message — be sure to check your spam filter. If you enter, be sure your email info is correct or your code will go to someone else. Your email address is used for contest entry and for contacting the winning entrants only. We will not use or sell your email address for any other purpose.

If you can’t wait and would rather purchase the app, PureShot is $1.99 in the App Store. It’s a Universal app and is designed for both iPhone and iPad. Cool! Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iPad (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini and iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular. Requires iOS 5.1 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

PureShot - Michael Hardaker


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Huge thanks to developer Mike Hardaker for sharing the promo codes for this giveaway.

About Marty Yawnick 1808 Articles
Marty is a self-employed graphic designer in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. He is an avid Rangers baseball, Chicago Cubs, Packers and Highbury Arsenal fan. In addition to capturing random moments with whatever camera is close by (usually his iPhone), his other interests include coffee, film, music, and traveling in seats 5E and 5F with his fiancé.
  • VA Silverio

    #nofilter 645pro ftw!

  • Andrea

    I can see myself ending up with a whole screen/page of camera apps on my phone … But what the heck – this one sounds like it could be useful 😉

  • Sigul

    It seems a very great app, as all the apps from mike. Can’t understand the difference with 645PRO, maybe Pureshot is intended for when you have less time to shoot?

    • Stu

      I think that’s precisely the intention.

      • Enrique

        If that’s the idea, welcome PureShot!

  • Mohd Farhan Abd Halim

    I hope i win. Love iphoneography!

  • ming

    This app might be useful. Hope to get into my app photo collection

  • Isaak

    Thanks for another great giveaway. Looking forward to your review of PureShot.

  • Robert Herold

    I would be glad to have a code 😉

  • Nick Noakes

    Would be great to win a giveaway code.


  • Guilherme

    I’m very curious about this app,would be really great to win a code =D

    Thank you !

  • Kajalschlampen

    I hope i do it right – this is my first time
    I like a free code

  • denis

    awesome app want try

  • Cyndy Johnson

    Oh, I would love to try this! New at photography and I need all the help I can get. Thank you for your fabulous site, I read it everyday!

  • Vitor Callis

    Heyy, is awesome photography dev!

  • Digital Artist

    Like to see what it offers…

  • Stu

    I’d love to give this a try!

  • David Lg

    I would Love one!

  • Federico Sardi

    Great! Would love to give this App a try.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Geoffg

    Love to win the giveaway; I am looking for a good clean simple photo ap

  • StickyQuote

    This is a great giveaway love to win a promo for this one sure shot! Just don’t want to give it try I would love to use it…

  • James P

    This looks like just the thing.

  • Darren

    Would live to give this a try

  • Constance Terry

    Looks like a good one!

  • Lily Sheng

    love the big orange button, thanks for the giveaway, Marty!

  • Angel

    Hope to win this time !!

  • petebar

    Looks cool! I hope I win a copy!

  • JP S

    I love 645, I’d really like to try this out!

  • Jean-Paul G.

    J’aimerais l’avoir.
    Merci pour ce tirage.

  • Polo Velo

    I am sure it’s a good one. I hope to get it.

  • Yawp Solo

    I would be glad to win a code, it seems to be a cool app.

  • Bernard

    I would love to try this new camera replacement app. Thanks!

  • nicola

    why not to try.
    I used all the apps developed by Michael Hardaker, and I loved them!
    so, I’d like to win this one also!

  • Daryl

    i would love this app

  • melia

    great developers. would like to try this app. thanks

  • tyler

    only took me about forever to realize i needed to click the link, but im in.

  • Lowell

    Yeah to the giveaway gods
    For photography mods

    That extend the range of composing
    By paring away size minimizing

    That constrains the volume of our seeing
    To invite a rawer image into being

  • Toastist (Oniontears)

    I’d like to compare this with 645! Also, I would love to see FieldCam ported to the iPhone, I know it does not make that much sense, but I don’t have an iPad with a camera.

  • GadgetComa

    One can never have enough camera apps. Looking forward to the high quality this app promises.

  • Dirk

    Keep up the quality coverage.

  • Stephanie Cabrera

    Can’t wait tO try this app out. 645 pro and 6×6 are great apps.

  • Aaron

    Would love to win. Thanks for the great giveaways Life in Lofi!!! :-)

  • Julie

    I’d really like this app if you can spare me a code x

  • Jesse

    I’d really love to try this app. 645’s complexity is my one problem for it, but in practice I’ve found I don’t use it that much as a result. This seems like an app I could fall in love with.

  • Ignacio Castro

    It looks nice. I want one!

  • Bill

    would love this!

  • Megan

    I’ll admit I’m still not sure what the USP is on this if I have 645Pro… but sure, I’d love a copy to find out! 😉

  • William

    Have 645 Pro, would love to have this as well.

  • Bill

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • James

    nice!!! thanks

  • Martin Stapleton

    As I am just awaiting an iPhone 5. This would be my first photo app to use.

  • Paul

    Looks like a great app, and one that uses more of the iPhone 5’s built-in features than most other after-market apps.

  • Lisa Jemison

    I only have a 4s, but I can dream!

  • Joaquín del Río

    Would love to have this app!

  • Deb Manley

    Here’s my comment for another chance to win a copy of this app. Thanks for all you do, Marty.

  • Rob

    This looks awesome!

  • Vi


  • Jeffrey Abejar

    I would like to win this app!

  • Helder

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Nicolas

    C’est elle qu’il me faut… Thanks

  • Marian Rubin

    I would love to win this app! It might take my iphoneography to a whole new level!

  • Fredrik

    Interesting app from a very good developer!

  • Lilian

    It seams cool… :)

  • Kevin


  • Bridget

    Would love to win a promo code for this app. Thanks for the chance!

  • Egmont van Dyck

    I already purchased my copy and feel in love with it. Now I do not need to use 645PRO in ‘Q’ mode, since that was the way I always use 645PRO.

  • Phil Carter

    Just woke up in Australia. Hope I’m not too late for this party. Would love to try this new app from a great developer.

    • Marty Yawnick

      Good morning! Nope, you are not too late. Thanks, Phil! =M=

  • Yoni Mayeri

    Thanks for the info on Pure Shot, I was looking for a new camera app as I’ve been having trouble with the one I favored (which shall remain nameless until the developers fix the bugs!)

  • Dee Bantz

    I’d love to try this one out!

  • Lux

    RAW iPhone images would be amazing! Hope I win! 😀

  • Daniel Scott

    I use 645 all the time. Can’t wait to check out the new app!

  • seokzzang

    I love to it!!
    i looking forward to make a fantastic photo.

  • neene

    by “raw” do you mean “unfiltered”?
    i wasn’t aware that RAW actually existed for iphone.

    • Marty Yawnick

      I mean raw unfiltered, not RAW format. I don’t think there are any camera apps that support RAW format on iPhone yet.


  • blembonk

    Cant wait, give me one

  • Alex Kissin

    Have so many different camera apps on my phone none show me the information I need at the critical time of image capture. I’ve held off adding 645pro to the collection as I can use a one App for this another for that approach, all the time thinking I would just like a no nonsense efficient and informative interface with all the control available. Came across this on flicker and immediately knew its what I’ve been waiting for , I’ll just have to be patient for a bit longer and see if fortune smiles on me.
    Thank You

  • Mulvaney

    Interesting app. I will have to look at it closer

  • bichonpawz

    Always love a chance to check out a new camera app!! Or any photo app for that matter! Thanks for always keeping us updated!!

  • Elise

    I love 645 Pro. This would be great to check out, too.

  • Brandan

    App sounds nice!!

  • Carlos

    This is my first time….please go easy on me!

  • robbe

    this looks like one to try out…

  • daren

    I love to win a copy to use on my iPhone for taking photos.

  • Lisa

    I would love to try this app! I have 6×6 and 6×7. The simplicity of Pureshot
    sounds great.

  • Adela

    Very interesting. I’d rather love to try it.

  • Valdimar

    This app looks really neat. Can’t wait for more impressions!

  • France Freeman

    I’m liking 645Pro, intrigued to see how ProShot compares.

  • idieuwke

    a fast 645 pro quality app, very cool.

  • Gareth

    Thanks for another great giveaway

  • zerozero31

    I’ve been a huge fan of Mike’s apps. 6×6 and 6×7 get a regular outing during the week, but I’ve never liked 645Pro (sorry). Too clunky, too slow to use.

    This however seems like a stripped down version of 645 giving the same quality without all the hassle around it.

    I’ve hee-haw chance of winning this giveaway promotion so I went out and bought it anyway.

    So far: i like!

  • Raul Diegues

    I wish I win… I never won nothing through these promotions 😀

  • Jackson Mah

    Wow! Very promising photo app! I wish I can have one of this :)

  • Tom

    Been considering 645 but this sounds more of all what I would use.

  • mhc

    Nice one!

  • Emily Reid

    I’ve heard excellent things about this app and I’m excited to give it a try. Thanks for sharing this review–and the app itself–with us. Helpful as always! Cheers!

  • Kristiina

    Love to shoot with iPhone, I’m addicted to all camera apps!

  • Adrian

    Count me in!

  • Noel G

    I would love to have a simple app like PureShot!

  • massimo

    can’t wait to try it! 😛

    thanks for the review!

  • WitChi

    Looks fantastic!

  • RegiB

    This app by the makers of 645Pro really sounds interesting to me because, as reviewed, it may be simpler and more user friendly. I do love 645 Pro to, but getting used to it slows my shooting down. This app may enable me to capture more shots ! Thanks for the promo codes. Hope I win one, thanks!!

  • Aleph

    I would LOVE to try this one out!!

  • The_BORG


  • ifstock

    Very interesting app. high res JPEG is something I am looking for

  • msalinas

    Would love to try it! Thanks.

  • Cuatexoft


  • Vickee Tee

    Holla! I want this so bad.

  • John

    Since upgrading to the iPhone 5 I’ve bought at least half a dozen camera apps. I’d like to try this one out too…

  • Paul

    really hoping to win!

  • Mjoshtree

    110 interested by this app so far! That’s going to be difficult to get it. Why not me?

  • BG

    645 pro is cool but a bit complicated, this looks promising!

  • Mario Brandao

    The perfect giveaway!

  • Paul Moore

    Count me in too. Would like to give it a try.

  • Dee

    I’m a big fan of 645Pro… and this one looks like an app that can be a great replacement for it.

    Thanks :)

  • B. Chandler

    I’d like a copy — have 645 already

  • Bannie

    Joining the giveaway! Love this app!

  • Rick Spaulding

    “PureShot lets you shoot quality raw images…”
    I see you still can’t resist tossing the “RAW” terminology into a description regardless of the simple fact that there is no way to shoot RAW images with an iPhone. Your articles are otherwise very well done. I don’t understand why you insist on trying to sneak the term “RAW” in especially when it involves this particular app developer. I’m guessing you must have a personal interest or stake in this company/developer, namely, Michael Hardaker.

  • Megan

    Would love to give this new app a try!

  • Megan

    I would love to win PureShot for my iPhone! Thank you Life in Lofi for the opportunity!!

  • cedric

    great thanks

  • james

    I’d give it a go.

  • Vincent F.

    I too can’t understand the difference with 645PRO but the fact that the controls only perform one task each is interesting.

  • Allan Chitay

    Great Giveaway!!! Hope to win!

  • Maria Gjonaj

    I’d be delighted to try this app. It appears more intuitive that 645. Thanks!!

  • Morplett

    Always looking for a solid camera replacement app.

  • Filip

    Hope the 645Pro won’t stop getting updated because of PureShot though I am anxious to check this new app out for sure :)

  • m1hoff

    Love 645 pro.

  • Brandee

    This would be great to try out!

  • jeannie

    Looks like a great new app!!

  • Vinay

    Love 645Pro, this seems even better – would love to try it out Marty!

  • Austin

    I’ve got way too many photo apps, but I love trying new ones :)

  • Drew

    Nice giveway! I would love to try this app out.

  • Luigi

    If that’s the idea, welcome PureShot!

  • Raul Diegues

    i was reading about the app and it seems really nice app for those who become enthusiastic photographer 😀

  • John Driggers

    I REALLY like your chart showing all the specials.

  • Simon Wagner

    This camera looks very interesting

  • ken walker

    The biggest difference between 645 Pro and Pureshot is that the latter works on my iPad2 and iPodTouch4. 645 Pro does not. So it’s great to have most of its
    capability available in Pureshot. I also like being able to shoot square images directly. The native iOS Camera app’s photos require cropping in another app to get 1×1 proportions.