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645 PRO Updated. Sleek New Interface and A Lot of New Features

Submitted by on June 25, 2013 – 11:50 am 6 Comments

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One of the most powerful camera replacement apps has just gotten a great new update. 645 PRO Mk II is available now and is a free update to previous owners of the app.

This new update adds a ton of new and improved features to this already powerful camera app. We’ve got a comprehensive list of what’s new in this update. Keep reading for more info. >>>

645 PRO Mk II from Jag.gr on Vimeo.

645 pro mk ii, iphone, ipad, cameraDeveloper Mike Hardaker says, “With 645 PRO Mk II we’ve not gone for a simple upgrade; this is a totally new app that uses the same philosophy as the original 645 PRO, but with a completely updated implementation.”

First thing that hits you is the larger viewfinder and a much less cluttered interface. All the information is presented over the screen instead of at the expense of it. Geotags, EXIF data, “Film” type and other all display onscreen.

On of the things that I really like about PureShot, Jag.gr’s other popular camera app, is its simplified interface, making it easier to use. The new 645 PRO interface draws inspiration from that. While the toolset has improved, so has the interface which is now cleaner and less imposing.

In the menus there are now more configuration options to customize the interface to your shooting preferences.

The film selector has been completely retooled. It’s now a button in the interface that brings up the various film simulations. To select a “film”, you simply now swipe onscreen and tap to select.

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645 pro mk ii, iphone, ipad, camera

There are nine new (or improved) Film Modes that provide spookily accurate recreations of classic film stocks as varied as Kodak Tri-X Pan, llford XP2, Kodak Portra and Fuji Velvia. These aren’t exaggerated for effect—they’re designed to look as though you are really shooting to negative or transparency.

Film modes can be easily be edited to further tweak its look and tonal qualities. Custom Film Modes can be created, saved and retrieved, Best of all, with a tap, these mods can easily be reset to original standards.

The Photo Filters have been revised to be much more accurate in the way they reproduce the use of real, glass filters.

Save processed and/or unprocessed images in HI-Quality JPEG, MAX-quality JPEG or TIFF (processed and unprocessed output options selectable individually).

Got an iPad? 645 PRO Mk II is now a universal app, with a specially designed full-screen interface for iPad featuring moveable control and information panels

There’s a lot more in this update and reading through the extensive and thorough built-in manual is an hour well-spent.

645 PRO’s powerful tool set already made it the choice camera replacement for many serious iPhoneographers. The new update, quite simply, is fantastic. There are more tools in an easier to use interface. It lets you shoot raw or emulate classic analog film stocks. The new update has one of the most comprehensive feature sets for photographers on the iPhone, all wrapped up in a new, easier to use interface. 645 PRO Mk ii is a serious camera. This is a great update.

645 PRO Mk ii is $3.99. This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad. 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.

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One of the most powerful camera replacement apps has just gotten a great new update. 645 PRO Mk II is available now and is a free update to previous owners of the app. This new update adds a ton of new and improved features to this already powerful camera app.…

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The new update, quite simply, is fantastic. There are more tools in an easier to use interface. It lets you shoot raw or emulate classic analog film stocks. Ithas one of the most comprehensive feature sets for photographers on the iPhone, all wrapped up in a new, easier to use interface. 645 PRO Mk ii is a serious camera. This is a great update.

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Marty Yawnick

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.

  • MiniBlueDragon

    Looks like a really good update! I used the original to begin with but then when they release Pure Cam I swapped to that for ease of use. I’ll have to re-install this and give it a go again to see how it compares to the old one and Pure (and ClearCam which has become my go-to app lately)

  • Rob

    I like the new interface, but oh my god, the wheel in the lower right hand corner is obnoxious. It’s really hard to turn a tiny icon like that. Thank god it has a lock so I can set it, lock it and forget it. Most of the new UI is nice, but they really should test this stuff with users first. For example, switching films works really well… except the film logo covers most of the viewfinder. That’s a silly design choice. Show the film icons as a slim rectangle at the bottom of the viewfinder rather than as a square covering the viewfinder so we can see what the change of film actually does while flipping through them.

    This is a very nice step forward for the app, but it’s still clunky enough to use that it probably won’t be one I use often.

    • Illusionist987

      They did test it with users. The Dev told me that the app was beta tested when I asked him about why there wasn’t a short cut for switching to qmode. Said the function for that that they had come up with was confusing for the beta testers.

  • Giuseppe Navone

    After the review, I had to reinstall, I must say that is fantastic, thanks for your advice Marty!

  • almasy

    this is unbelievable. best camera out there. hands down. you really don’t need another except apps like hipstamatic for entertainment purposes. but the quality of 645 is absolutely unbelievable and combines the best of all jag.gr other apps like pure shot and the 6 x series. no, it’s not dslr, you can’t replicate that sensor, but with proper post processing you can get close. there simply is no substitute. on top of that, the new zoom, which no one is talking about renders a lot of those annoying lens attachments and cases mute. i don’t know how they did it, but the new digital zoom on mk II is the best the iphone has ever had, providing a richness and clarity to the image that seems nearly lossless.

    that being said i have only one design complaint that i’m hoping will be considered for the next update. i’m a photographer constantly switching not only between “stocks” but formats depending on what i’m shooting. while i know a lot of people didn’t like the wheels on the original 645 to adjust these settings, i really worked with them to get used to them and they became rather quick and easy to use (also i have smaller fingers.) i liked how in preview mode i instantly could see the frame and my adjustment to it. while the new design allows for an easier toggling through the various formats for most, i miss the instant preview, especially when i’m working on the fly. the extra step to see the format and film stock in the new design is just not as fast. i’m hoping that the jag.gr design team will include an option for an instant preview mode, for those of us who’d like to go back to the old model, or something similar.

    anyway, thanks mike and jag.gr. you’ve knocked it out of the park and once again pushed the iphone camera to a new threshold. you should all be very, very proud and continued success.

  • Luc

    This app for me used to be number one hands down!! i couldn’t get enough of it, I used this with my iPhone 4s and it kept lagging and crashing every time I took a picture – I have since bought the iPhone 5s 64gb and I’m still having issues with it, I have spoken to the developer many times and still get the same information back. can anyone help – I just want my beloved 645 back :(

    Thank you.