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Introducing Camera+ 9.1 with more RAW POWER… and more POP!

March 22, 2017 by 0 Comments

About John Casasanta

Among too many other things to list, including serving as chief of tap tap tap, John Casasanta is the Producer and Architect of Camera+. He possesses the innate ability to make people cringe on demand.



Camera+ 9.1

For you photographers who want total control over your photos and wish to attain the best possible quality in doing so, you’ll be very pleased to hear that in Camera+ 9.1 we’ve enhanced the RAW capabilities that we recently added in Camera+ 9 to help you do just that.

Specifically, when you have Camera+ set to save the RAW photos when you shoot, we’ve added options to enable you to either keep together or separate the JPEG/TIFF and RAW portions of your photos when you go to save them. So you can now either save them as single combined photos or separate each into two, with one being the RAW DNG (digital negative). Separating the photos can make it easier to deal with them if, for instance, you move them to a computer for further processing.

Additionally, we’ve added options so that you can export either just the JPEG/TIFF portions or just the RAW portions to your Camera Roll. You can access these new export features via the action button in the RAW Lab, and via long press or 3D Touch on the Save button in the Lightbox.

Did somebody just say 3D Touch??

Along these lines, we’ve also added 3D Touch capabilities to several areas of Camera+. Most notably, you can now 3D Touch the Lightbox icon right from the camera screen to access the most recent photo in your Lightbox. So now you have zippy access to the last photo you’ve shot and you can do things like copy it… save it… or share it without having to jump into the Lightbox. You can now even quickly delete those inadvertent thumb shots and unwanted photobombs right from the camera screen. Nifty, eh?

But we caught the 3D Touch Fever and didn’t stop there… so you can now 3D Touch various elements in the Lightbox, too. “Precisely what?” you ask? Well, where would the fun be in that if we just told you. For those of you with 3D Touch-capable devices, you know that ⅞︎ of the fun of 3D Touch is the mystery-meat aspect of it where you just start jamming your thumb on various things and hope that something magical will peek and/or pop. So we won’t ruin that experience for you by telling you anything further. Consider it an early Easter Egg hunt. Enjoy!

Moving back into the 2D realm where there are far less mysteries & surprises… we’ve renamed the AutoSave section of the menu to Save because we’ve added some save-related functionality and it all lives nicely under that heading now. The new functionality is a feature that enables you to choose between either revertible or non-revertible edits when you save your pics to your Camera Roll. Revertible pro: you’re able to undo any edits to your photos, even after saving them. Revertible con: saved photos take up more space on your device. And vice-versa for non-revertible, of course. Sidenote: Autocorrect has been beaten to submission regarding trying to change “revertible” to “reversible”. WIN!

For you metadata geeks who like to be all in-the-know, we’ve added a few niceties, along with some spit & polish to the ever-informative Info panel.

And finally… coming to you directly from the Department of When You Remove Existing Features, It’s Guaranteed to Bite You in the You Know What, No Matter How Insignificant You Think They Are: we’ve added a “new” JPEG Downscaled quality option to compensate for the recently removed Optimized option. Or you can look at it as us “re-introducing” it with a different name and better functionality. Or mayyybe even “un-retiring” it? Take your pick. We’ll just be over here growling, but with our tail between our collective legs…

If you peer over the horizon, you just might be able to catch a glimpse of Camera+ 10 making its way toward you. One word for now: AMBITIOUS

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