We’ve gotta be honest with you guys. We’ve decked Camera Plus up like it’s the prom and iOS 8 it’s date for this special occasion. Before we ruin their evening, let us take you through all the fancy features and improvements that have made their way into the all-new Camera Plus 4. Tuck yourself in!
September 9th, 2014 probably knocked the socks off you guys. The release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus looks to have answered the prayers of those craving for a phablet sized bite of the apple. No wonder that Apple racked up a cool 4 Million pre-orders inside the first 24 hours after its release. Impressive, no doubt. All things considered, Apple looks like they’ve got everything under control, for now. Going beyond all the hullabaloo, it’s what is inside that really matters and what has us most excited are the capabilities of the new iSight camera that has a lot of bells and whistles with it this time.
The all-new Camera Plus 4 is out to make the most of this and offer you guys an experience that will keep you coming back for more. Oh, we’re serious all right! We’ve rounded out the best features from professional cameras and cajoled them into joining Camera Plus. Of course, the USP of Camera Plus has always been to give all of you an apt replacement for the default camera app. A million features isn’t the way to go and only a fool would think so. We’ve always strived to include features that only aid you when capturing that priceless shot without overwhelming the moment with unheard of tools. Isn’t it awesome that Camera Plus simplifies all high-end features like exposure and focus into just slides and taps?
This is why stuff like Lumy (super simple ‘Exposure’ control), Photo Focus Modes (photos crisper than a chip) and Pix’d (auto photo-enhancement with one tap) has been a hit with all users. So, moving along, let’s get started on the new features and additions, shall we?
Some handpicked features in the new Camera Plus 4:
- Get the fullscreen experience on the remote device. The camera and remote control device need to be on iOS 8 for fullscreen to work
- Access to Photo & Video Focus Modes, Lumy – Intelligent Exposure Control and Zoom
iOS 8 SPECIALS
- FAMILY SHARING – Compatible for use by member devices, making it perfect for use in AirSnap etc.
- EXTENSIONS – Use Camera Plus’ photo editing features including Pix’d, Filters and Text via the default Photos app
- HANDOFF — Automatically initiate AirSnap on another device that has your iCloud account logged in
- DIRECT DELETION – Delete captures in the Photos app directly from Camera Plus. Deleted captures can be found in the Photos app trash
- NON-DESTRUCTIVE EDITING – Edit photos and re-edit/alter the applied effects later
- SHARE BETWEEN iOS AND MAC – Instantly transfer captures between iOS and Mac (requires OS X 10.10) using AirDrop
- New Video Focus Modes – Auto and Shift
- Lumy is now improved and supports ‘Default’ (HD) video recordings
- New photo editing tools have been added – Shadow, Highlight and Fade
- Locked Roll now supports Touch ID to lock and unlock
And much more!
AirSnap ~ Now All That!
Starting things off, AirSnap is now even better at capturing photos and videos remotely with. As you guys know, AirSnap lets you use any two iOS devices to remotely capture stuff. You get to use one device as a wireless camera and the other becomes a remote control that you can use as a detonator. Yeah, bombs included. Pretty neat, eh? Camera Plus 4 upgrades this experience to a whole new level with a fullscreen live view on the remote device. No more squirming to know how things are in front of the camera. Also included are access to Lumy, Photo Focus Modes and Zoom for a complete photo and video capture adventure.
iOS 8 ~ Finally Letting Loose
With the alluring new iOS comes flexibility that’s never been seen before. Gimmicks? Useful niches? We’ll let you be the judge. We’ve taken the best of the lot and integrated em’ into Camera Plus. Handoff. Check. AirDrop Sharing between Mac and iOS. Check. Extensions. Check. Flexible Editing. Check. 3D Printing. Check. Not! Almost got you there . Handoff looks like it’s going to be getting a lot of action this time as it can be used to initiate AirSnap on the second device instantly. Have fun, lazy bums! Also in the fray are extensions and extended AirDrop sharing. Get a dose of Camera Plus’ features within the default Photos app with extensions and send files between your Mac and iOS device instantly using AirDrop. The icing on the cake however is Family Sharing. Allow your near and dear ones to grab Camera Plus so that AirSnap becomes a family affair. You can also delete captures in the default Photos app from within Camera Plus.
Video Focus Modes ~ Le Directeur
With Camera Plus 4, you now get to shoot videos and bring subjects in and out of focus. ‘Shift’ allows you to separate the rest of the scene into the background, thus creating super cinematic effects. Don’t blame us if you start skipping school or work and run around your backyard all day to film your next blockbuster.
The Stalwarts ~ Now Wiser and Awesomer!?
The wise men of Camera Plus like Lumy, Pix’d and Photo Focus Modes have evolved into super-intelligent beings. Kinda like how that freckled classmate of yours grew up to be drop dead gorgeous. Lumy has been enhanced to record videos in both 720p and 1080p HD modes. It also takes in all parameters like Bias and more that the new camera lens now allows for. We’re hard-pressed to say more because you guys have to use it to see how beautiful these new improvements make photos and videos look. All right, get moving now!
So there you have it. We’ve laid everything out for you to experience. Start a fire, bring down the government or do whatever it is that you do in your spare time. But do make sure to take the new Camera Plus 4 for a spin by checking it out on the App Store. We promise it’ll be loads of fun as always. Do meet up with us on Twitter, Facebook, G+ or Linkedin if you’d like to chat. We’re listening!