April 18, 2012
Aside from all things Apple and App related, a big passion for me is photography. I could, given the time, browse 500px all day. Having my iPhone on me at all times really helps to facilitate this joy of photography. The App Store is just a haven for photography apps, so I'm always keen to check out any new ones I come across. Cortex Camera ($2.99), by Whimsical Productions, caught my eye in particular this morning. Cortex Camera is a smart little camera app that "improves the clarity and resolution of your photos." The way Cortex Camera goes about the task of attempting to improve your picture quality is quite interesting. The app combines over 100 frames of video to create one single enhanced, high resolution, and noise free image. At least that's the idea! According to the developer, Cortex Camera is inspired by the visual cortex found in our eyes. Whimsical Productions claims that Cortex Camera "... mimics this innovation of mother nature to bump the quality of your iPhone or iPad photos into DSLR territory." Cortex Camera also includes features you will find in most camera apps, including pinch to zoom and tap to focus. While not revolutionary, it's good to see these basic features haven't been ignored. This is certainly a good idea and some impressive engineering, though results will have to speak for themselves. My own results varied quite considerably. Have any of you tried Cortex Camera? I'd be interested in seeing what results you can glean from the app.