ProCamera has a great new update! It was already an award-winning app, having received Gizmodo’s gold medal for best iOS photo app, Apple’s Staff Favorite, and the 2nd place prize for best iOS development at the iPhone DevCon in Cologne, Germany. Now, it’s even better than it was when we reviewed it. With a more attractive and intuitive user interface and loads of new features, this is an app you’ll want to check out if you haven’t done so already.
So, what’s new? Highlights include an all-new PhotoStudio, which has a Pro Lab (fix the brightness, contrast, and more), Pro Cut (crop, rotate, flip) and Pro FX (dozens of special effects and fixes). The new UI is slicker and allows you to switch to video recording mode more quickly. Expert mode allows you to set your focus and your exposure separately. Extremely detailed EXIF data is stored for every photo. Not only can you view everything there is to know about the photo including date, time and location (including the direction you pointed your iDevice to shoot it), but you can also view where you took the photo on a Google map or satellite view.
There are so many great features to help you take better pictures in the first place, but personally, I think the PhotoStudio is where this app really shines now. There are certain limitations to the iPhone camera. For example, a common complaint with iPhone photos is an unwanted yellow tint. I have a number of editing apps that allow me to change the temperature and tint of my photos. If I tinker around enough, I can usually get most of the yellow out. However, in this update, there is a one-touch fix for yellow photos! As you can see in my before/after photo, ProCamera zapped that yellow right out. No tinkering or sliders, I simply tapped Pro FX, Retouch, and then Fix Yellow. That was it. The yellow is gone, and the colors are now exactly as they were in real life. Honestly, with all of the complicated tinkering I have done in other apps, I have never gotten the color so RIGHT before.
With loads of other new fixes and enhancements, there is something for all iPhoneographers from novice to pro and everywhere in between. Get the full list of features and exactly which features are accessible on which iDevices from their website. In my review I had said ProCamera was useful but not particularly sexy — now it’s a whole lot sexier. ProCamera has officially taken over the coveted spot on my dock, while the native camera app is buried in my Unused Native folder on the last page of my iPhone.