Today, we’re thrilled to introduce you our last review about another great app in the world of iphonography:
Cocologics’ ProCamera app is one of the the most feature-laden alternatives to the iPhone’s native camera app, and is probably the main rival of Camera+ among the more serious set of iPhoneographers. While it’s not quite as slickly designed as Camera+, ProCamera does tend to run slightly faster most iPhones.
Like Camera+, ProCamera is for both shooting and editing, and excels at both. This app gives you real-time manual control of focus, exposure, and white-balance with on-screen buttons. ProCamera also includes a 6x full-resolution zoom, anti-shake, self-timer, tilt-meter, burst mode and 3 different grid overlays to assist with composition.
Once you’ve gotten the ideal shot, you can use ProCamera’s editing mode to improve it. With ProLab you can edit brightness, contrast, saturation, and white balance; with ProCut you can crop, rotate, flip, and straighten your photos; and with ProFX you can choose from over 35 filters and effects to personalize your photo.
While its editing functions do leave something to be desired, ProCamera’s level of control while shooting makes it worth the price.
While each of these apps is great on its own, if you really want to realize your full potential as an iPhoneographer, the best thing to do is experiment with ways to combine these apps and use the best parts of each. We’ve grown fond of shooting with ProCamera, doing some basic editing with Camera+, adding effects with Afterlight, then finishing with a frame from PicFrame.
Regardless what app or combination of apps you find works best for you, I think we can all agree on one thing: Pretty much anything is better than the iPhone’s native camera app. As iPhoneography continues to gain popularity and respect among photographers, we can look forward to continued improvement and innovation.