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Camera+ 5.0.1 is out with more fixies than a hipster gathering

by John Casasanta
January 8, 201414 comments

We would’ve gotten Camera+ 5.0.1 out a lot sooner but for some crazy reason, Apple has an annual holiday shutdown of iTunes Connect, which makes it impossible to submit updates during the Xmas holiday period. If any of you actually know what this crazy reason is (or have some even crazier theories or speculation about it), I’d love to hear it in the comments.

Anyway, here’s what this one’s all about…

This update is one of those stability releases that we all know and love. We’ve put the kibosh on a bunch of bugs and improved several little things that’ll make the whole Camera+ experience a bit better, especially with the shiny, new Lab that we added in Camera+ 5.

The app would sometimes crash when you tried to save photos edited in The Lab. That should be all fixed now.

Clarity Pro was getting a little too ambitious on occasion and he’d boost himself a tad more than the actually intensity level you set. We had a good talking to with him, and we now have an understanding and he promised it won’t happen again.

And speaking of Clarity Pro (and anthropomorphic app features), it seems like he and his older brother Clarity weren’t playing nice with each other. The way things were supposed to work was that if you had The Clarity scene set and then went to Clarity Pro in The Lab, it’d automatically be set to 100% intensity there (instead of 0%). That’s fixed now and we hope it doesn’t cause any confusion for those of you who’ve gotten used to it working the other way.

We killed a horrible, little bug where the app was crashing on launch for some people. There’s not much worse than being locked-out of your photos and we apologize for the inconvenience. The programmer responsible was forced to say 100 rosaries… and he’s an atheist, which made it all the more painful for him.

The Camera+ API has been fixed and is working smoothly again. This should fix any issues you were having with apps like Day One. Because we care.

Issue #605 has been resolved. We’d tell you more, but then we’d have to kill you.

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  1. Dan Palmer
    8:30am, January 8, 2014

    Apple always try to give the appearance of curation of the App Store, and I suspect a lot less of it is automated than it could be (or than the Play store is).

    As so much of the company is off work over Christmas, and as Apple want a heavily curated front page for all those shiny new iOS devices on Christmas day, I can see why they don’t want developers making changes to the system over the holiday period.

  2. Jeffrey Alan Imig
    8:32am, January 12, 2014

    Ok. Before Christmas there was a feature called “Magic Light” (or Magic Hour?) … now that is gone.

    Hiding somewhere? It was the most useful thing I’ve seen in a long time.

    So what is the story?

    Thanks, Jeff.

  3. Ekaterina
    6:53am, January 13, 2014

    He comprado camara+ y no funciona. Tampoco me han contestado del soporte. Parece poco serio, no?

  4. Nishit Patel
    12:41am, January 16, 2014

    V 5.1 needs a fix ASAP now working at all. Lost all my precious pictures and now I can only see a frame of the app.

  5. Nishit Patel
    12:42am, January 16, 2014


  6. Tomas Dahl
    10:38am, January 28, 2014

    Hi John.
    I would appreciate if you would contact me.
    Like to give you a promo code to our new app Optimal Image, launch date in February 2014.
    Best Regards
    Tomas (CEO, Optimal Apps Sweden AB)

  7. Alfred Jordan
    11:21am, January 30, 2014

    How do I know which version of Camera plus I have. I have version on my i-phone but I do not know when I added it to my 5S. Was the recent release a free update?

  8. Charlotte W. Webb
    11:00am, January 31, 2014

    Make a free dedicated The Lab app for iOS!

  9. David L. Rodriguez
    11:01am, January 31, 2014

    @Charlotte ‘Nuff said.

  10. Olivier B
    3:15pm, February 5, 2014

    Seems that the nasty little bug when saving a retouch picture is still there… The app keep crashing on me…
    PS: Clarity pro is great ;-) hope it will arrive on my iPad version soon

  11. khubsurat
    8:25pm, February 18, 2014

    nice post and informative content i like it keep it up

  12. Lexx
    5:24am, February 20, 2014

    So are you going to fix the unusable 5.0.1 release on iOS 6 any time soon?

  13. Lourie Holl
    3:58am, March 9, 2014

    Hi guys. First off, thank you for one of the best apps I’ve ever used. You’ve enabled me to publish some of the best pictures of my life.

    There is still an issue with the clarity pro function on my phone (5s). Once I’ve made the adjustments and I hit ✔️, it seems that the intensity setting goes all the way to 100% automatically. I would gladly help you sort it out so if you need more info please email me. Cheers!

  14. YS
    10:59am, April 5, 2014

    The same issue as Lourie’s: the intensity automatically jumps to 100%!

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