Saturday, 7 April 2012

Camera Awesome: SmugMug's iPhone Photography App Review

Apple iPhone is not much wrong with the Camera Awesome app. Although Apple's iPhone boasts some impressive camera technology from a hardware perspective, the interface and what it allows you to do is a bit basic. It takes photos, it shoots video and it is even accessible from the lock screen.

Camera Awesome App, Photography App, iPhone Apps

The Camera Awesome App bears a fairly close resemblance to its iOS counterparts in terms of look and feel. The shooting modes on tap (burst, timed, interval, etc.) are well implemented, though not exactly revelatory. What does set SmugMug apart is its ability to improve your photography skills — assuming you take advantage of the included tools, that is.

For users looking to squeeze more functionality from their Smartphone’s snapper, downloading the Camera Awesome app is a must. It expands the options you have at your disposal, enabling you to capture timed shots, slow and quick bursts, and set which part of the photo needs more exposure.

There are so many options in this camera app, developed by picture-sharing website SmugMug, that it's hard to know where to begin. While the iOS Camera app allows you to overlay a grid, to make it easier to line-up your shot, Camera Awesome gives you a range of grids to choose from. While Camera takes just a single shot, Camera Awesome can take a burst of shots and features image stabilization too.

Additionally, the app gives you access to an arsenal of post editing tools including numerous filter effects. Further editing options include the ability to alter the sharpness and contrast of the image.

The Camera Awesome App is not only still killing it in the App Store (4 million downloads, #1 photo app in 55 countries) but today announces some new features and improvements that give our rabid fans more of what they want plus, letting you know about a new integration with Instagram.

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Price: Free at App Store

Download Link: Camera Awesome App