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Camera+ 3.7 is out and there’s just one word to describe it: Quality

by John Casasanta
December 17, 201212 comments

Camera+ 3.7 is hot off the presses. Here’s what you have to look forward to…

You know those people who are never satisfied? Wait a minute… you’re one of them?? Well then, this update’s just for you!

For Camera+ 3.7 (1.2 for iPad), we’ve added a new Quality setting. For those of you who want your photos to be of the highest quality, we’ve introduced a third setting, named “High”. (The setting formerly named “Full” is now called “Normal” because it would’ve been confusing as hell to have a medium setting named “Full”… and the lowly, old “Optimized” setting got lucky and got to keep its moniker.)

new Quality menu

new Quality settings

In case you’re not totally sure exactly what the Quality setting affects, it handles the 3 Big S’s: Shooting, Sharing, and Saving.

Keep in mind that the higher quality doesn’t come for free… the price you have to pay is slower performance and larger photo sizes. So if your device if filled to the brim with photos, music, and apps, High Quality may not be the best choice for you (the actual best choice for you is probably to ask Santa for a newer device with more storage so you don’t have to keep deleting old things to make more room for new things).

And what if you *are* satisfied with The Quality Formerly Known As Full (AKA “Normal” or ☥ if you’ve been paying attention)? Well, we’ve bumped-up the quality a bit for Twitter, Message, and Web Link sharing so you’ll get better quality even if you don’t change a thing.

For this update, we’ve also done some optimizing to our recently added Front Flash feature. We did it because we care that you get the best results when you’re sexting. 

And last, but not least, we’ve made photo importing more robust. Importing now does a better job handling atypical image formats. The iPad version of Camera+ (you do know that there’s an iPad version, right?) already had more robust importing and we’ve made both versions work uniformly now.

Speaking of the iPad version of Camera+ and making both versions of the app work more uniformly, you’re going to love the upcoming version 3.8, which is right around the corner. We’re working hard toward converging the features in both versions and the next major update will go a long way toward that. In addition, we’ve got a few other really cool things that we’re adding so stay tuned for it!

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  1. Dann
    10:41am, December 17, 2012

    Higher quality is always worth the cost. Thanks for the update.

  2. Chris
    11:02am, December 17, 2012

    Thanks for giving us a heads up on 3.8 with feature parity between the two apps,

  3. Leo M.
    11:02am, December 17, 2012

    I hope that this means that the API on the iPhone version is extended to the iPad version.

    It’d be great to be able to use Camera+ iPad with DayOne & Tweetbot.

  4. Joe Clark
    11:38am, December 17, 2012

    But Tap Tap Tap still angrily and defensively refuses to make Camera+ work in VoiceOver.

    There may be “just one word to describe it,” but “quality” wouldn’t be that word.

  5. Jamie
    11:39am, December 17, 2012

    Always appreciate higher quality, but this of course begs the question: what were we getting before with the “full” quality setting compared to Apple’s stock camera app? Is “full/normal” equal to apple’s quality? Or less than? Is the new high quality mode equal to it? Or does it exceed the stock app’s quality? I would hate to think that all this time using Camera+ I was giving up some level of photo quality compared to the stock camera app.

  6. Sergey
    12:13pm, December 17, 2012

    Today I bought your version for IPAD (i used iphone version before). And I have a problem with Twitter sharing. It stops and frezz when I try to share with twitter

  7. perfectface4radio
    7:38pm, December 17, 2012

    So is full quality .tif? Or, still .jpg? If the Apple Camera API allows it, any chance of Camera+ getting full quality pano support?

  8. Daniël Haveman
    1:25pm, December 19, 2012

    Now if only we can get a slider on the “scenes”, so that we can make Clarity a lot more useful. Now the scenes are pretty hit and miss. Quite often Clarity in particular makes everything look like a bad attempt at HDR. Just a slider, same as on all the other effects, would solve everything :)

    I know this has been asked many times before (also by other people). And you may get sick of hearing it, but just add it already, and you’ll never hear it again ;)

  9. Joseph Rose
    12:39pm, December 21, 2012

    iCloud light box sync is not working. Why?

    It used to work, and no settings have been changed.

  10. Roger Kliffen
    7:51pm, December 31, 2012

    I’ve just downloaded the ipad 3 and iPhone 5 versions.

    The light box sync has worked both ways (ipad -> iPhone and iPhone -> ipad), but then it didn’t. First I thought I just needed to wait, but it’s been a couple of hours and still not syncing.

    Probably just a user error, but I can’t work out how to fix it yet.

    Just thought I’d let you know in case it is a bug.



  11. Nick Nafpliotis
    4:00pm, January 3, 2013

    There is no doubt that you have made an excellent photo processing application. I also like the fact you are continuously looking to improve your product, as seen by the frequent updates.
    However, there is one “simple” thing that is missing from your application: Zoom for the Camera mode.
    Do you have any plans to incorporate it in future updates?

  12. Raymond
    1:53am, April 25, 2014

    I’m unable to find it in App Store, whats the reason?

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