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Fresh out of the oven: Camera+ 5.1!

by John Casasanta
February 20, 201423 comments

We just released Camera+ 5.1. Here are the details…

For Camera+ 5.1 we’ve made a bunch of refinements to The Lab, making the best photo editing on a mobile phone even better. We’ve made several usability tweaks to further streamline the whole experience. One slightly hidden, but handy addition is that you can now tap & hold an adjustment to reset it.

We’ve added a new setting so that you can choose whichever section you’d like to begin in when you edit your photos. This is nice if you always want to go straight to The Lab, for instance.

For those times when you want to go more intense with filters, we’ve added a new BOOST feature. You can now bump the intensity up to 200%.

You can take widescreen photos with the new 16×9 shooting mode. Bring out your inner Scorcese. Or Fellini.

Many of you were hitting a pipe too often while flapping, causing you to lose all your photos. That’s now fixed, thankfully.

And we’ve spent a good amount of time fixing bugs for this version. Many were esoteric and only occurred on particular hardware, but we did our very best to try and resolve all known issues for this release. If any of you experience any further issues, please report them to us.

Take 2: The API issue that was causing apps like Day One to not work properly with Camera+ is fixed now. For realsies this time. Thanks to the chaps at Day One for helping us to resolve this.

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  1. Shashwat Nagpal
    5:59pm, February 20, 2014

    Enjoying the new Camera+ upgrade…. It’s been a favorite since version 1… Keep up the good work guys!

  2. cyril
    7:13pm, February 20, 2014

    Any chance of an update of the iPad version in the very near future? It is after all more expensive…

  3. Lane
    1:12pm, March 8, 2014

    Thanks for the question, Cyril. I was wondering why I couldn’t find some of the features.

  4. Anne
    6:26pm, March 18, 2014

    Hi, I’m not sure what happened but the Clarity Pro feature in The Lab doesn’t function like it used to. When tuning it b/w 20-100%, it appears fine in the preview but upon clicking “Done”, the image becomes super clarified. Is it a bug? It never happened to any of my pictures before but it does for selected pictures now. It’s the only app that I use to clarify all my images and now it’s all wonky. :(

  5. upset andriod phone user Eileen
    11:26pm, March 19, 2014

    I recently changed to android. and am very upset that there is no android version ! can you pls come up with one for android users? :(

  6. Isa
    3:59am, March 29, 2014

    Being also a Android user, Camera+ is the app I miss the most. Please develop for Android and I will promptly buy it! ?

  7. Vanessa
    10:20am, April 9, 2014

    I recently removed some programs from my iphone and when I reinstalled camera+ all my in app purchases were gone. Is there a way to restore my purchases so I don’t have to pay for it again?

  8. Ashish
    6:21pm, April 17, 2014

    Will you be adding video capability to camera+ app?

    Thank you.

  9. Carry
    1:56am, May 1, 2014

    Why does the clarity pro keeps going to 100%? Is it because i use iphone 4s?
    I just bought camera+ for my ipad because i thought that would fix this problem on my ipad, but this feature is not even in here! I feel i wasted my money. It makes me sad because i really like camera+!

  10. Jorge
    3:01pm, May 3, 2014

    Will be getting folders anytime soon? I have over 3GB of photos and want an easier eay to scroll through my pics.

    On that note, any way to delete cache? Thimbnails are taking a ton of space

  11. And Pav
    4:50am, May 6, 2014

    I too was wondering whether an Android version might be in the pipeline? Camera+ was absolutely my favourite app on my old iPhone, bit sad I can’t get it on my Android.

  12. Simone
    6:06am, May 6, 2014

    Now here is the “problem”….I love Camera+, it’s actually the app that I use the most on my iPhone and now I want to install it on my new iPad, with Lightbox sync is perfect…take photos with iPhone and then post process and apply lab and filters and finally share them from my iPad.

    So…wow, kind of pretty expensive to buy twice the app (even though I understand and greatly value the extras that the iPad apps give compared to the iPhone one)…..Couldn’t you put put out and offer or discount for you faithful clients that enjoy so much camera+ and want to have it on all of their iDevice?

    Worth trying…. ;-)

  13. Tomas Dahl
    1:16am, May 9, 2014

    Hi John. Love your work! Please contact me at Would like to discuss Optimal Image with you, a new app within photo and video category saving up to 90% of your Camera Roll without experiensing any quality loss. It is amazing I promos you.

  14. Randal McClure
    9:44pm, May 18, 2014

    How do I save my photos to my PC in bulk, (not one at a time). Why won’t iTunes let me see the photos when I plup my iPhone into my computer?

  15. Melissa
    9:08am, June 3, 2014

    give the people what they want!! Please create an app for Android!!! TIA

  16. Daniele
    7:14am, August 19, 2014

    For Android: We need the same app for Android!!!

  17. lisa
    9:10pm, September 25, 2014

    Ack, please make Camera+ for Android. The Android world would seriously appreciate it. Why not be the top camera app seller there as well? I’d be one of your first customers waiting in line to purchase it.

  18. Sant
    10:30am, October 21, 2014

    Pleeeeeeease, update the ***** ipad app!

  19. Kari Peterson
    8:48pm, November 20, 2014

    I cannot figure out how to make the zoom work.

  20. Malcolm Westley
    8:53pm, March 16, 2015

    I also can’t get zoom to work.

  21. Cris
    4:15am, March 17, 2015

    Android??? Please!!!

  22. Zach Williams
    8:22pm, January 7, 2016

    I just lost Over 1600 photos! Any way of restoring them. Started showing only about 10 photos and the rest would have the spinning circle. Now all are gone!

  23. gina
    2:37am, March 9

    Help please - I also seem to have lost all my photos. I had the spinning circle but the photos seemed to be there. I went to take a new photo and it now shows lightbox empty.

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