100 Cameras in 1But, at least it’s getting closer….

100 Cameras in 1 is the texture app with an interesting interface, some funky Zen sounds and very obscure and frustrating filter names. It was one of the first photo apps to make iPhoneography a game and also one of the first to directly save to Instagram. Unfortunately, it’s one of the last major photo apps to support the iPhone 4S.

The new 3.1.4 update has just been released. After just seven months, 100 Cameras in One comes close to supporting full, square format resolution of the iPhone 4S. The new version now supports “higher resolution choices” on an iPhone 4S — that’s 4 MP images or 2048×2048 pixels. This is an improvement over the 1200×1200 px resolution of the previous version, but still less than the 2448×2448 pixels that nearly every other non-Instagram replacement offers.

For a while, 100 Cameras in One was a big deal in the App Store, hovering in the App Store top Ten for a long time. The fact that HDR photographer Trey Ratcliffe developed the app contributed greatly to the app’s press, word of mouth, and success in the app store.

For a texture app, it’s worth a look, although there are now many other photo apps with more tools that also have texture overlays. In addition to textures, 100 Cameras also applies complimentary color and shading effects to the image. Later versions have added the ability to stack effects. 100 Cameras allows you to save your favorite settings to a less-cluttered window — a good feature. Of the 100 or so built-in filters, I found myself liking and using about ten or so.

If you have a 4S, it’s now safer to use 100 Cameras. I appreciate the occasional updates, but it’s as if the developer has moved on and any bug-fixes or new features are almost an afterthought to the app now.

100 Cameras in One is $1.99 in the App Store. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

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