I have two folders full of photo effects apps on my iPhone, and one folder dedicated to iPhone camera apps. Here’s another one that’s easy to use, doesn’t cost much, and actually works better than Apple’s built-in camera app.
Better Photos, 99-cents
One question to ask, though, is this. Do we really need yet another camera app for the iPhone? There must be a few hundred already.
On top of that, there are hundreds more apps which use the iPhone’s built-in camera as part of the app’s functions.
What could possibly get someone to fork over 99-cents for yet another iPhone camera app?
First, I suspect that Analog Camera won’t be such a low price for long. It’s almost as easy to use as Apple’s own Camera app.
Second, it blends in just the right photo capture features most of us who are not semi-pro photographers want and need.
Here’s a look at screenshots. First, you get separate focus and exposure controls.
Second, adding a filter to enhance a photo is simply a tap.
Then, from within Analog Camera, access the photos on the iPhone’s Camera Roll and Photo Stream with a tap. And, of course, it’s social, so you can share photos to Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Again, with just a few taps.
The camera interface is devoid of clutter, and more like Apple’s own Camera app screen.
There’s a horizontal line to make sure your photos line up level to the horizon. The eight built-in filters are good, but nothing to write home about. You’ll find more on other photo enhancement apps.
Analog Camera comes with three basic camera modes, but what I like the most is the option for a manual focus and exposure with just a tap.
That makes it very easy to get an exposure on a darker portion of a photo, and focus on a different portion of the subject.
This is one new camera app that is nicely done, and instead of gimmicky features, it focuses on user usability.