The ProCamera 4.1 update has just been released with two new features to give photographers even more creative possibilities when shooting with the iPhone.
New Exposure Boost!
The first feature is a two-step Exposure Boost that allows you to take high-quality shots at night. To turn on the Exposure Boost first go into the Control Panel (bottom-right button) and press on the Histogram button (top row, second from the left). This activates the Histogram, Shutter Speed and ISO displays.
There are two ways to use the Exposure Boost:
- Tapping on the Shutter Speed display activates Hand-Held Mode which gives you exposure times of up to 1/7th of a second. This is perfect for boosting exposure while still being able to get sharp photos when holding the iPhone. It’s recommended that the anti-shake function is activated when using this mode to add further stability when shooting.
- A long press on the Shutter Speed display activates the Tripod Mode which gives you exposure times up to 1 second. Perfect for night-time cityscapes and light trails. Using this mode can also help reduce ISO levels and associated noise in night photographs. As the name suggests, this mode works best with a tripod if you want to capture clear photos. Otherwise, you can use the mode for interesting slow-shutter and blur effects.
Here is a table that shows how the two modes appear on the iPhone 4 and 5.
Note: The Shutter Speed button is located on the bottom-left on iPhone 4/4S and bottom-right on iPhone 5.
Full-screen editing control with new ProLab sliders
With the new ProLab sliders you can swipe anywhere on screen to fine-tune your image adjustments. When selected, a left/right swipe controls the intensity of the sliders. When de-selected a left/right swipe toggles between the adjusted and original photograph.
Here is an example of the new Contrast slider.
ProCamera is available from the AppStore for $3.99.
Requirements:Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.