Given the sheer volume of camera and photography-centric apps available throughout the App Store, finding those proverbial diamonds in the rough can be a tricky task. But the app we’re featuring here today is not only one of the better offerings currently knocking about for those on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, but also – for a very limited time – has shaken off its usual price tag and can be snapped up free of charge.
Named ProCam 2, it lives up to its name in that it offers a versatile range of features and functions in order to promote its “pro” credentials. It’s fair to say that the stock Camera app offers only a very bare-bones experience, with no speakable features for enhancing the shot, but ProCam 2 is a completely different animal, and should be the only third-party camera app your could ever want.
As many of our long-time readers will know, we’re big fans of clean, minimalist interfaces here at Redmond Pie, and seldom do we feature an app that doesn’t meet this basic prerequisite. ProCam 2 not only keeps clutter down to a minimum, but is designed in such a way that it feels almost like a native app, and if anything, offers the kind of experience that iOS – considering its age – really ought to be offering right off the bat.
As well as an abundance of basic shooting modes including timer, night mode and level mode, there are also plenty of special effects that can be utilized to tweak that perfect shot. You’ve got an array of live lenses, including vignette, macro, ripple and hatched, as well as another 32 of those ever-popular filters to add to the eight available at stock level, which, as the math-minded among you will have already worked out, brings your your total haul of filters up to an impressive 40.
You can also save you photos as lossless TIFF files – the cornerstone of any ‘pro’ camera experience – although it’s worth noting that this feature, like many of ProCam 2′s key features, is compatible only on the iPhone 5S, 5C, 5 and the iPod touch 5th-gen.
Grab it now while it’s still free (down from $0.99), and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments.
(Download: ProCam 2 for iPhone on the App Store)