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editing videos
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3
editing pictures
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30
3
photography editor
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30
9
editing photos
0.00
28
9
flickr
641
17
2
memories
0.08
9
2
awesome
4.55
8
5
photography
0.56
7
photography editing
0.00
7
awesome photo editor
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7
photography edit
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7
2
picasa
353
5
1
sharing
0.01
4
1
hd camera
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3
smugmug
931
3
photobucket
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3
1
iphone camera
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2
awesomize
0.00
1
camera
1.31
1
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Description
camera awesome takes your photos to the next level by shooting faassst and taking sharper, better-exposed shots. Make your memories come alive with stunning professional effects, and 1-Tap sharing on the sites you love. * 1-Tap sharing Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, smugmug, picasa, photobucket and flickr. * 1-Tap awesomize Touch just once for perfect pictures. * Professionally designed special effects From renowned photographer Kevin Kubota. * Beauty, Brains and Blistering Speed Gorgeous design that gets out of your way. * Great Scott! Video Time Travel! Precording starts before you hit record. "... it is by far one of the most full-powered camera apps I’ve used, and it marks an exciting advance for smartphone cameras." - The Wall Street Journal "...makes the iPhone feel less like a cameraphone and more like a phonecamera" - TIME "An iPhone app that Instagram and Apple could learn from" - ReadWriteWeb * More than 2 million downloads in less than a week! * * #1 photography App in 55 countries! * * #1 Overall App in 10 countries * awesomize Your memories. awe·some·ize | To trick your friends into thinking you're a famous photographer.
Desperately needs an update
by mam8dg on 2015/08/25 20:29
Like other reviewers have said, this app used to be great and then it started crashing. It crashes either when I open it or when I try to upload to photobucket. It basically crashes every time I try to use it. After over one year of no updates, they just released a minor update that doesn't solve the problem that me and tons of other reviewers are experiencing. I am regretting paying for the "everything" in app purchase.
Video issues
by mellylikeduh on 2015/08/22 06:17
So far I feel like the pics and videos shoot better than the regular iPhone camera app. My issue is that the video never saves! I was recording a rather memorable moment, but because I was using this app while it happened to "glitch" during video as it usually has, I missed it :(
Useless
by Swanga.Com on 2015/08/18 18:35
Crashes on iPhone 6. Doesn't recognize camera. Useless. Not happy.
Problem...
by Natieacb on 2015/08/16 22:56
The photos and videos won't save.
Fixed IOS 8 Blurry Pics Prob
by BhBillh on 2015/08/16 18:49
Fixed the problem of unfocused blurry pictures IOS 8 and Iphone 6
Good rocket
by Grimmsmile on 2015/08/16 13:10
Takes great pics
Difficult to use
by Alex_no_other_usrname_availble on 2015/08/09 21:50
I found this app quite hard to use and it has a separate library. I'm sure there is useful stuff within the app but the overall filter system and saving is complicated.
Give Me More!
by Playstation4245 on 2015/08/06 12:23
HEY!!Is that all u got?C'mon I need more to make my masterpiece.
Disappearing videos
by SYS CRMC on 2015/07/27 04:42
I love this app but find it unreliable for videos. My battery is charged, I'm recording, I see the seconds ticking by, I press the red button to stop recording ... and my video is gone! I test it later and it works. This is the 3rd time it's happened. I don't want to go back to my old camera app but at least I know my videos will be there when I'm finished recording. Is anyone else experiencing this? As I said, I do test videos and they don't disappear. But my important videos are another story. Otherwise I'd give this app 5 stars.
Too bad
by Toobadapps on 2015/07/25 17:54
I give a 1 star because it wouldn't cut on!
Working fine on my 3GS
by Lazybagg on 2015/07/15 22:11
Not much to say first and best app 4 third part camera
Buena
by Btoelena on 2015/07/12 15:13
Para ser gratis me gusta
No sound for videos iPhone 5
by Tmtay276 on 2015/07/11 10:48
The still photos are good. Will never use for video again. I had one chance to record an event - took 3 videos and there's no sound.
Needs an update, but otherwise very good
by Lauren Crosby on 2015/07/04 20:41
I love all the features of this app, but it is still way too glitchy.
Great App!!! ,But...
by Fircx on 2015/06/27 04:03
The app is great i love it. It has HD quality. But I wonder if a zoom in with the recorder in app can be implanted. Great app I really recommend it.
Awesome
by Drnine2u on 2015/06/24 21:50
Best camera app by far. I love how you can change the exposure. Apple should be ashamed for putting such a crappy camera in iphone5. This is SO much better
Shahir
by Shahir choudhury on 2015/06/18 03:29
This app is so awesome. I really love this app.
Really want to like this app
by gk4271 on 2015/06/13 05:40
I would give this 5 stars except that it has a penchant for crashing occasionally, especially when working with the library. I am a bit concerned about using it for that reason. When I do use it, I make sure to automatically save pictures in the Camera Roll—a perhaps unnecessary duplication. In that regard, I see no real reason to have a bespoke picture library at all. After sharing my enthusiasm for this app with some family members I later discovered that they had simply lost track of pictures taken with Camera+. The resulting cleanup yielded nearly 3 GB of wasted space. I think that the best way to enjoy this app would be to simply buy into the show SmugMug scheme and forget abp. Camera Roll entirely. For those not wanting to do so, then unless you are constantly vigilant about managing duplication and willing to waste time messing with it, Camera+ does not seem to be designed with your best interests in mind.
Issues about the app
by Weyheyitsdanny on 2015/06/11 01:23
Okay, so I tried making a video on the app, but when I pressed the record button again to stop recording, the app just continued, what the actual fak??
Can't open this app anymore
by Medic10421 on 2015/06/02 23:06
Pretty disappointed with this app. I used to love it. Now it won't even open any more. I have quite a few pictures I'd like to retrieve from the app of me and my dog who passed away and it just keeps crashing :( any suggestions?
Camera
by Zk fam on 2015/06/01 09:17
Needs more features but awsome
Use to be Awesome
by Silent Scribe on 2015/05/31 19:24
With newest update all my pictures are just gone!
Favorite camera!
by Abuckstar on 2015/05/29 00:03
I have tried a lot of camera apps on my iPad, this one is the best. Takes the highest quality photos. I don't use the extra features.
Love it!
by Higace on 2015/05/17 16:14
I love unicorns! By far this is my most used app behind maps. Use it all the time, enjoy it every time, Thanks for making an awesome product!
Needs another update
by thefollows on 2015/05/16 20:16
I really like the control it offers. I wish it allowed rotation of the overlay guides, especially the spiral. You should be able rotate and flip the overlays to help with composition. If I try the one click sharing, it crashes every time. I don't think we should see that on an iPhone 6 plus running the latest iOS. I wish the app incorporated the share sheets in iOS 8. This app just feels like iOS 6. It's ready for a refresh, but still installed for now.
Update
by mvier on 2015/05/16 18:57
Crashes every time on iPad Air. Works fine with iPhone 6+ and iPad Mini. Have written to company and will see what they respond. Will keep you advised
This app is vary helpful when I do group photo with my friendship
by Arcelia13 on 2015/05/14 05:24
Nice
Need the iPad (retina display) version!!!
by Stuke on 2015/05/11 23:10
Update (11.May.2015) After a few updates, functionality is back; but, the look and feel is getting a bit long in the tooth! I'm a SmugMug Business user and I'm migrating to camera apps that take 16:9 ratio images that fit iPhone 5 (and I image iPhone 6 and 6+ users are just dying). Please, update the app and give us a settings option that matches our phones camera resolutions. Latest update (week of Aug 20, 2013) CRASHES EVERY TIME I TRY TO TAKE A PICTURE ON iPad! NEEDS FIXED NOW. Original version purchased Great app with lots of fun filters (many are just silly play) but superior picture taking ability. Really need the iPad version! Now, with the retina display, REALLY NEED the iPad version! iTunes+ please.
A Big Thanks to SmugMug
by Terry pery on 2015/05/10 16:37
Thank you for making this app, I am on an iPod and can't really edit any thing at all, so this is a big, big thanks to SmugMug for creating this app.
Best free camera app
by applepie008 on 2015/05/05 15:31
Love that i can edit and export
Perfect for any kinds of touchups
by Star!!!! on 2015/05/03 23:44
It is a very fun app that is easy to use (once you self teach and figure out how to start) while waiting for it to load you are thoroughly entertained by the creative designers and their funny mystical sayings :) it has every kind of special effect one might need to enhance a photo including ones i had never thought of. Only wish it would give a small preview or label the buttons the first few times to understand how to navigate it at first. But i love it and will recommend it to my friends and family
One job, take a photo
by GroupHarmony on 2015/05/01 01:33
Used to be great. Now, error message every time I launch the app or do anything else,. This on a fully updated, late model device. Sorry, not so awesome anymore.
A+
by BlendRealEstate on 2015/04/19 19:37
Flawless on the iPhone 6+.
Best Free Camera App
by Tech Producer on 2015/04/18 14:42
RESONSIVE. EASY TO USE. FAST. This app has the right amount of features for begginers and intermmediate users alike. It Beats any free camera app all the way and easily competes with the paid ones. Developers should fix bugs for ios 8 and iphone 6/6+ though, cause the bad reviews are not doing this app any good. Also I hope future upadates won't affect older devices cause its truly a near perfect camera app.
This WAS the best camera app ever!
by FormbyLyn on 2015/04/17 14:40
I can edit existing pictures, but it closes down when I try to take a picture. I love this app! Please fix it. It has the best filters, you can do so much and it is funny! While it is processing the things on the screen make me laugh out loud. Please make me happy again and make it all work nicely. I am on iPhone 5.
Used to work fine...
by dm2587 on 2015/04/14 23:11
Tried using this app - had used it before on my iPhone 5. I now have a iPhone 6... opens, no image shows, touch the record/shutter - CRASHES!!! Deleted, reinstalled, same thing CRASHES
HELP
by Tardisbluebean on 2015/04/10 01:47
This app has potential, but on my device it doesn't let me edit photos I already own. Please help?
How Disappointing!
by WindRydr on 2015/04/07 07:33
Used to be the Best camera app. Now it won't even load past the title screen! Reverse the last update! Serious screw-up!
Mehh
by  on 2015/04/06 21:32
Kinda awesome but I thought u Could derorate the pictures but Noo! Hate it!! The good thing is that you take pictures
Can't get to my 1,000 Pictures!!!! :,(
by Cass Tech 79 on 2015/04/03 20:18
This was my go to camera for the last few years. I'm so sad because all it does is crash now and I can't get to my beloved pictures. I wish there was a HELP telephone number. Signed, 54 years old, sad and Frustrated
Terrible 😕👎
by Lola 😏🐹🐭 on 2015/03/29 22:51
Worst ️app ever 👎👎 soo annoying 😱 U should NEVER EVER GET THIS APP!!!!!!!!!
comes thru
by Sifu TW Smith on 2015/03/29 10:21
550 pics. two hours video during a workshop. iphone and ipad using the app. one taking a pic every 15 seconds. the other video. gives me the chance to control, edit and alter pics before pushed to dropbox or iphoto stream. saves me time deleting the pucs i dont want later. i do wish i could trim the video before sending.
AWEFULly Cool👏
by Rich Azure on 2015/03/26 07:10
Uploading and downloading to their cloud is time consuming on my iPhone 3GS, but better than cluttering up the memory with an inboard app.
Awesome photo app!
by oPTiK Al on 2015/03/17 19:42
As good as it gets for a free camera app for the iPhone. It works flawlessly on my 6+ and used to work great on my older iPhone 5 as well. I really like that you can try any of the paid filters before buying them so you know what you are getting. Otherwise the free filters are more than enough for your everyday photography. I actually end up using the free "Awesomize" feature and it really helps my photos pop! And makes them more vibrant and even improves exposure. While shooting the exposure and focus lock features are really advanced and similar to dSLR cameras with its dual point locks (lock exposure in one part of the photo while focusing in another). I wish they would implement a quick and easy red eye fix feature otherwise it really has everything you could want in a prosumer and professional photo app!! Special shout out to Danny P....
Favorite app
by Horse newbie on 2015/03/16 01:04
This app was great, then when I purchased a new iPod I was able to update to the latest version of the app. Now it doesn't work, instead it just crashes and doesn't read the camera.
Really Awesome!
by KATMOMMAZ on 2015/03/16 00:06
Love this app. It takes great pictures especially in low light!
Timer
by 'Obvious:?(;-69'v,47);/3?80!, on 2015/03/15 02:49
Installed app Took photo with timer Timer comes on But doesn't turn off ever Reset settings Timer still on Deleted app reinstalled Frustrated Smug Mug subscriber
Amazing
by $j;g@jlk''l@@L@@l&£m&mj'k&@ml@ on 2015/03/08 14:05
This old version cause I use 6.6.1 (•_•) it has no crashes and works absolutely fine cause my camera does not work this makes it this app is ermehgerd
crap absolute crap
by Person090 on 2015/03/03 22:45
This is seriously stupid! I downloaded this and all it shows is the title page then cuts off. How the heck are you supposed to use this if you can't even open the stupid thing! What a waste of my time and memory space.
Old Version Great... This one crashes
by Alexandriaboy on 2015/03/03 03:27
Was my go to photo app, but this one just crashes when I try to edit photos. I want my old version back!
WAS the best
by isickity on 2015/03/03 02:31
What happened? This used to be my favorite photo app. Camera crashes app. Updates have "big fixes" yet app still won't take photo.
Used to be awesome, but...
by Drag1001 on 2015/03/02 17:13
...hasn't worked since updated my iPad to iOS 8. Can't uninstall/reinstall without losing all my images, so it is now the electronic version of a doorstop.
Nice
by WABO73 on 2015/03/01 10:45
Really improves pics on my 3GS
Go To App
by oktobe1 on 2015/02/28 16:04
This has become my GO TO app for snapping pictures.
Quit crashing!!!
by Imbatman0606 on 2015/02/28 08:50
I love this camera, but I can't share any of my photos without it crashing. I'm running out of memory with no way to move these photos
I used it during deployment
by Lexoe on 2015/02/23 01:11
Great for selfies
Barely able to use without buying
by imageryMC on 2015/02/21 11:55
Makes my pics look good but still barely anything u can actually do besides like 2 filters and 2 textures that actually look good on a picture
Nice little app for a free one
by ThePokemonMaster123 on 2015/02/15 02:58
This app is okay but considering that it's free and it runs smugmug it's pretty good.
Update please
by Ragtop86 on 2015/02/14 17:19
How about updating this app. Doesn't work with Flickr. Get the spinning wheel of death. Works with Facebook and my Smugmug site.
Recording
by Love is magic to Me on 2015/02/07 15:26
Does it only record sound bc when I record the screen is black
Lacks controls
by Malloware on 2015/02/01 17:02
I use this app for the frames only. They are unique and exclusive to this app. A few of them obfuscate the image area but I have learned to control that in the original image crop. I wish the Developers would offer more editing options. Mextures, a competing app, does offer filter intensity controls, but this app has a more unique artistic bent. The filters are too grotesque for my tastes and there's no way to control the intensities.
Love this Camera
by Coco1029 on 2015/01/29 01:09
If your camera app crashes, go into settings and click so the green shows. It kept crashing on me until I did this (I-Phone 5) works great now.
Update is needed
by TheBurningAngel on 2015/01/24 01:45
I have recently recorded a video with my friend and wanted to post it. I have tried multiple times to open the app, (once daily) but it seems that I cannot; for every time I do it crashes. If you are considering buying this app I advise you to wait for the next update.
Disappointed 😰
by FASHION 1002 on 2015/01/19 22:19
Everyone I know loves this app, and I love photography, so I thought I'd give it a try, on on my friends phone it worked fine, but when I got the app it wouldn't let me take a picture.😰 All there was was a black screen, I tried to take a picture but then the app just crashed. I've updated the app, open and close it and shut off phone to see if it works.
What happened?
by Gerald Czaya on 2015/01/17 02:45
Used to love this app. Suddenly, the camera doesn't function at all, and reinstalling only creates an endless request to update. Back to VSCO.
Buggy & Outdated
by LEMONerd on 2015/01/15 18:01
build-in film roll gets messed up after importing photos from iPhone camera roll. and there's no way to re-index!
Camera
by Gapgoody on 2015/01/14 23:17
Keeps crashing or won't load completely So sad. I really wanted this ap but had to delete
Its name suits the app!!
by Nomi12 on 2015/01/11 22:35
This is the BEST camera app i have downloaded in 2 years!!! Wowzer!!! ❤️❤️ it!!!
The best camera app! Really!
by SlackerDad on 2015/01/10 12:10
I am amazed at this app. I'm a real camera junkie, and this is my fix.
Use for timer settings
by Mimisss1111 on 2015/01/09 03:32
The best camera feature is timer, get the whole group in for the shot
Just what I was looking for
by Wills1900 on 2015/01/08 21:39
Perfect for what I need!
crashes
by Ladysf on 2015/01/08 06:58
updated the app and now it crashes when i view my photos!! pls fix!
Camera awesome
by Cute soul on 2015/01/07 23:30
Very so amazing app camera awesome
I love Zach miller
by Clown faced on 2015/01/06 02:42
All I got to say in pressing
Crashing, not saving video
by dontpostponejoy on 2015/01/05 19:03
I love this app; the video quality is far clearer than any of the other dozens of recording apps I use. I vowed after the fourth crash on my iPhone that I'd leave an angry review if playback crashed again, & it did, so here's the reasons this app isn't getting the five stars it deserves: 1. Recorded video saving issue on iPad: more than once have I been excited by capturing stunning footage, only to realize the clips are nowhere to be found. I'm unsure if it's my fault, but the app will be recording, then I'll hit the camera icon to end that clip, & another one will start automatically, with the last one disappearing forever. 2. iPhone playback crashing -- frustrating me endlessly.
Used to work
by Kd8foy on 2014/12/30 20:45
Tried this cam app today and nothing but black. looked for update and nothing. so boo on this app
So crispy
by DirtyDanceN on 2014/12/30 10:38
Hd photos easy
Will not work on my new iPhone 6 +
by Gms gms on 2014/12/27 00:31
I've used this on my 5s, my wife uses it on her iPhone 6 but all I get, even after a reinstall is a black screen. Trying to take a pic closes the ap. it's good when it works. I'll update this if support gets back to me.
Nothing!
by Khrow11 on 2014/12/23 13:17
Doesn't work at all anymore. Just a black screen where the display should. When you the picture button the app crashes.
Get this
by spqrdx on 2014/12/21 21:59
If you have any social media photo needs, this is the app for you.
Just Eh
by Hello Fashion 😙 on 2014/12/20 23:01
I wanted to like this app, but unless I'm on the furthest zoom, it's picture is really blurry. The filters are just so-so too. I wouldn't get this app.
Once a great app...will you update?
by bionicgram_on_IG on 2014/12/17 17:40
This app was ahead of its time. Grunge effects were barely on the scene and now it's time for an update. Let the public know you are working on something and if you do update this app I'm quite positive it will appear in the top 10 again.
Smugmug love!
by JenGrace on 2014/12/16 14:18
Update 12/16/14: It's been about a year since the last update and according to a support hero she hasn't heard anything about a new update coming. She was helpful enough to say that an update will show up here in the store when/if available. Thanks for that info. /rolleyes It would be really nice to get an update that takes advantage of the iPhone 6 camera. There is definitely a difference in picture quality especially on zoomed in pictures. Stay with the times, Smugmug. Don't let this awesome app fall to the wayside! Original review: I love Smugmug! I've been a Smugmug member for years and won't even consider leaving as long as they stay family-owned. This app is amazing and carries on their tradition of passion for photography and photographers.
Remember this when you review
by PathMax on 2014/12/12 14:05
You give an app a terrible review who is not that bad I don't expect to ever get updates for it because the company won't make any more money selling it, and they're gonna stop working on it, it will be no more updates however, if you give a decent review tell him what you want say tell him what you will do to make it better tell him what you they can do to make it five stars. Then you'll get the updates will design the app that you want and who will have spent your money and invested in the wise app.
Does not work!
by ASJ122 on 2014/12/06 23:47
After ios8 update just has a black screen and not able to rake pics! Dont waste paying for this app!
Wow
by Merlmama on 2014/12/05 23:35
Okay
Crushed.....
by Juliaartak on 2014/12/04 02:22
Got free version month ago and now it's crushed: I can't make any pictures, vidios, neither transfer my pics in Apple album, lots material been LOST and it's upsad me really bad. But camera been really Awesome for short period time.
This is a great app
by DaveGo19803 on 2014/12/02 02:45
I use this constantly, it's focus and light balance are awesome. Great use of the control feature too.
Was great but it crashed
by 18gshdb!?:&-!uhov)4 on 2014/12/01 05:26
For the first hour is was great. The only flaw was that my videos couldn't be saved to my camera roll for some reason. Now every time I use the app, the app crashes within 5 seconds of opening it
Awesome Indeed!
by JFC978 on 2014/11/30 04:24
Nice app, does wonders on photos. Easy sharing to SmugMug. Haven't tried any other sites. I've used this for a few years and it's been rock solid.
Absolutely Terrible
by Mazer13579 on 2014/11/29 15:45
I wish I could put no stars. The app crashes before it's even completely opened!
All Functions are Functional with 6 Plus
by GigaPan on 2014/11/26 01:12
At first it appeared that I could not restore my settings, but it's all there now.
Love, but after buying all the filters, I can't use them on the 6 plus
by Melnyc727 on 2014/11/23 03:21
I purchased all the filters for use on my iPhone, but when I upgraded to an iPhone 6 plus, smugmug isn't recognizing my prior purchase. I shouldn't be asked to purchase the same filters again!
Wonderful
by boy george's friend on 2014/11/20 19:11
I use it for making videos and more I love it!😊 p.s the app is fine for me I got it on my iPhone and iPad and I pod touch guys try it out you love it!
Not what I thought
by heatwebb000 on 2014/11/19 06:25
So I go to upload these great pics on my computer and guess what I can't! The app only lets you email them ONE BY ONE AND HALF LOOK LIKE CRAP BUT DIDNT WHEN I TOOK THEM. THIS APP IS THE WORST. the bad part is someone must be paying people to write these great reviews bc it really stinks.
Crash essue
by User1o1 on 2014/11/15 16:05
I enjoyed using the app but recently it crash all the time !!
I tricked myself
by MeandYouandOther on 2014/11/12 23:36
Like they wrote: I tricked myself into believe that i am a keen photographer. Great product that shows the amount of talent beyond the evolution of this app. SmugMug rocks!
Quick and easy
by Oldvw on 2014/11/11 20:12
For a quick and easy way to enhance photos and save to my smugmug. Excellent.
Review
by Stoops60 on 2014/11/04 02:39
Works fairly well on my iPad. I haven't Had it too long but I have been happy with it.
Omg
by k6yarreview on 2012/08/26 13:19
If you are not getting this camera app, there is something wrong with you! It was with me until I got it. Self timer, anti shake n all other cool features made me delete all other photo apps, also made me feel low when I tried to use the built in camera, so kind of shame on apple! So, hire guys from this company if you want to tweak or learn about camera ! Omg this app alone made me feel like I had a solid camcorder on my hand I guess u won't be looking for any budget camera now ! If u love photography, or like to take great photos such as those none blurry ones sometime comes from the apple's so called camera? Get this app. Nice feature is, it has it's own library kind is storage and everything about this camera such as focus flash lights all will make u smile. :) get it n you will agree without of us here. For developer, could u popout a few info when overlong over things or create or point to a location so people who need help on what setting does what, tour help page would help them. Perhaps a small link to your Facebook help page could help. Don't quit, keep adding a few more filters please and a set or tools so you could actually create acting film? All in all, a photo all that will make you go wow! Shame on apple n how nice we have these guys working so hard to bring a true camera we have been waiting for. Many thanks to you all. Please stay on the course, develop updates n no ads please in future too. Love it n love u guys.
Camera Awesome App, by SmugMug, Review
by Richard_Curtis_Jr on 2012/04/10 12:04
This FREE Camera Awesome App, by SmugMug, Is a wonderful addition to an iPhone camera. The additional features in Camera Awesome allows the user to to edit their pictures with simple yet effective adjustments. For example cropping image, adjusting the contrast, adjusting the sharpness, and adding special features which Smugmug calls "Awesomize." it's a very nice convenience to know that after you take the picture you can adjust the image to maximize it's impact to the viewer. For example it may sound silly but it's very effective to crop out unwanted background. For example the taillights of a car or someone's trash can in the neighbor's yard. How many times have we seen self portraits posted on websites when the picture was taken in the mirror and you can see the toilet in the background. Wouldn't it be nice to crop out the toilet with just basic composition skills? The Camera Awesome App, by Camera Awesome App, by SmugMug, , when used with some basic photography education will allow the user to make these exciting corrections and begin to exhibit more powerful images. Thank you to the SmugMug Team for creating this useful application for my iPhone. I recommend that you try this free application and you too can be a better photographer. Richard Curtis, Photographer, Washington DC, USA
Love it but viewing older pics crashes it
by Alohakat on 2013/01/27 22:04
I have been using this since shortly after it was first released and love the quality and how quickly it snaps. It edits well, missing a couple things but it is nice, and backup to Smugmug or other sites is easy. At night I often set it to upload a ton of pics and it does so reliably. But it has been crashing when trying to view the library of pics, at the same place, except that "place" (when I go back to a certain pic in time) has been creeping closer to present pics. I am afraid it will creep forward to the present completely rendering it worthless if you cannot view today's pics without crashing. Please fix this bug smugmug! (I will edit this review if they do.). I am also wondering if I will be able to retrieve older pics I did not yet upload. I have cleared off a lot of pics and all vids hoping more memory would alleviate the issue but no luck. So I recommend the app for improving the stock camera hugely, but upload your pics regularly to be safe. I see in reviews I am not the only one with the bug. Iphone 4s user on two phones.
I think it's very good.
by NBee83 on 2012/03/08 21:21
I think this is a beautiful app. There are plenty of very nice looking filters, frames and FX. Yes, the app is free and there are limited amounts of filters and such, while the rest of them are in-app purchases. I think many of them are well worth the 99 cent price. Overall, this app performs well. I like the awesomize feature. I have noticed an ever so slight difference in shutter speed compared to Camera+. As a side note, it would be nice if people didn't rush here to whine and complain that the app makes you pay more for some extra features. Giving it one star for that alone is an unrealistic reflection of the app. There are plenty of people that have no problem paying. You can't expect everything to be handed to you for free and if you do, there are plenty of free camera apps out there. I could understand if the app wasn't free and you purchased it only to find you had to purchase more, but that's not the case. You're free to delete it and move on instead of trying to lower the rating of a great app just because you don't want to pay for some extra features.
Fantastic!
by 2artsy4u on 2013/02/23 02:58
I use this camera on the daily basis and enjoying it tremendously. Being able to preset effects allows me to visualize my compositions instantly. I mostly have it set on the road trip. With experimentation, I found that by tapping on the sky it lowers the brightness and gives me a deeper bluer sky instead of a white wash. Shooting through foliage I allow it To overexpose by tapping on the darker areas making up for the exposure compensation that the camera does when facing the sun. This effect works beautifully. I absolutely recommend this to anyone who like to see instant art which otherwise normal photography would not look as graphic and interesting without the effects. As a professional photographer I take many artsy shots with my big time camera and spent hours in Photoshop refining it. Camera awesome allows me to see my visualization instantly. I do wish that there was a white balance control in camera And in post. Perhaps there is one and I have not found it? In other words, love it! get it!
Some promise...but not a top contender
by Guitarbrain on 2012/03/06 17:58
I have a ton of camera apps and I think Camera+ is about the best there is right now. Camera Plus Pro and Pro Camera are my next favorite camera apps. I bought Camera Awesome because it looked promising as a close competitor to Camera+, but, after some time using it, it falls short. The filters, textures, and border options get expensive after purchasing a few feature packs. The filters are not nearly as good as Camera+ and the textures and borders are nothing to brag about either. I spent about $8-$10 on several feature packs. The awesomizer that some compare to the Clarity feature in Camera+ is not nearly as good, and the individual tweaks in awesomizer, really don't do much. I did have one problem after activating the interval feature (multiple shots after a predefined countdown). I couldn't get it to stop. Every time I opened the camera, it kept wanting to take pictures. I'll keep testing but...it may be on the journey off my camera, into the pile of other apps, waiting for a future update that makes it worth a second look....later.
Best Photo Editing App Ever Created!
by Lauren808 on 2012/11/03 08:53
The last couple years, I've always kept my eyes peeled, looking for an amazing photo editing app on my phone & this one is the best (by far!). It is hands down, without a doubt, the very first photo editor app that has tons of options & gives you so much room to be super creative, so your photo's don't have to look like anyone or everyone else's! After downloading the app (for free!!!), I found myself glued to it, & using it for all of my photo & photo editing needs. I began using it so much, I paid the couple bucks, so I could access even more cool stuff! I would definitely highly recommend this application to ANYONE AND EVERYONE who appreciates being able to make those little changes (whether they're small - large and/or subtle - obvious), the diverse & unique color schemes, frames, textures, and so many other amazing options make this "awesomizing application" so much fun & even hard to put down, at times :)
Good, almost ideal
by Jefferson76 on 2012/03/04 18:06
Best camera I've found so far. The grid overlays are great. The artificial horizon works well but could be more subtle. Anti shake and burst modes are great. The editor is also good. Awesomizer makes it simple to make adjustments with a single slider that does a good job of balancing settings, then you can tweak sharpness, hue, saturation, and contrast from there. The individual sliders however have a pretty limited range, which could be a good thing to keep novices from getting carried away and ruining their picture. The filter and texture effects are good, but don't have sliders so they're all or nothing. You can stack only one filter with one texture and one frame, which is fine for textures and frames but it would be nice to be able to stack multiple filters. All in all it's a very good app that provides "pro" features clearly targeted to the casual shooter. It has some annoying (too me) goofiness in the interface (you'll see), but it doesn't affect usability or results so I'll just ignore it. Some may even like it. Some things I would like to see for a five star rating. - adjustment sliders on the filters and textures - stackable filters - import photos - volume+ as shutter button - exposure bracketing - shake reduction in video I've tried a lot of the camera apps and so far I'm sticking with this one while hoping they continue to update and improve the app. I'll buy additional filters when they do. Definitely try this.
They have a monopoly on my pictures!
by NicuNurse123 on 2013/02/08 04:53
I can't begin to tell you how good the pictures were because I can't see the pictures! In order to use this app you have to be willing to put your pictures where they want them. The pictures won't simply post to my phone so I have to subscribe to what they want me to subscribe to or I can't even see my pictures. I started to agree to Facebook until I saw that the small print said that I was agreeing that my pictures could be posted publicly. So for now I'm going to delete the app until they change their requirements.... So I gave it one star; And that's pretty generous since I haven't even seen one picture. A week later, I figured out a bit more. Now able to save to "camera roll" on my iPhone. Gave in and posted some pics to Facebook of Christmas Tree and Ornaments but not people, if Facebook is going to have rights to post publicly. Want to learn more to use this APP better, but can't figure out how to find any instructions in the APP. Anyone know how????? Can't upload pics I want. They are trapped here! Same with all the video ! I could scream!
Awesome alternative to paid-for camera apps
by Doebringer on 2012/04/24 07:20
I love the user interface and the different extras for shooting, like the option to overlay thirds or the golden proportion onto the screen. The horizon indicator is particularly beneficial to make sure shots are level. Editing options are basic, but pretty good. The awesomize function is a quick short-cut to good photos, and i like the 4 sliders for various editing options. Having a few more manual editing controls wouldn't hurt though( camera genius has many, and the cost of a few dollars and poorer interface). I'm not a fan of all the paid-for options. I dont plan on using pre-set filters much, but if/when i do , id much rather just have paid 5 bucks or so for the app with a bunch of options than a small purchase for each individual option. Sharing options are great and i like that you can choose an album to upload to for facebook and add a comment for each photo as you upload them. Finally, im very happy that the app records picture info like iso setting used, shutter speed, etc. but given that it doesnt give the option to manually control these functions its kind of a waste to tell me. Id love having more shooting options as well(manual exposure setting, white balance options, histogram while shooting, iso control, etc) those options i'd gladly pay a few dollars for and would seal this app as the best, hands-down camera app for iphone.
Certifiable AMAZING!
by Realist7780 on 2012/12/15 01:47
I have almost every camera/photo editing app ever made for the App Store and I deem this to be the absolute BEST in the market today. I have a freelance production company if that tells you what kind of authority I have in this area, or not, I'm just saying this application is as strong as I've seen in the store and its also probably the most stable to boot! I've grown accustomed to spending a large amount of time tweaking photos to get them this eye-catching, where I achieve the same results, (if not better, sometimes;) ) in a quarter of the time with this App. I write this review 100% unbiased to any of the Apple or Apple third-party developer products and have no vested interest in this developer, company, or related party(ies). I simply recognize a breathe of fresh air when I inhale one, and I've been extremely satisfied with this program and it's vast array of powerful, pro tools at my disposal. 6 Stars!!!!!
Awesome photo app!
by oPTiK Al on 2015/03/17 19:42
As good as it gets for a free camera app for the iPhone. It works flawlessly on my 6+ and used to work great on my older iPhone 5 as well. I really like that you can try any of the paid filters before buying them so you know what you are getting. Otherwise the free filters are more than enough for your everyday photography. I actually end up using the free "Awesomize" feature and it really helps my photos pop! And makes them more vibrant and even improves exposure. While shooting the exposure and focus lock features are really advanced and similar to dSLR cameras with its dual point locks (lock exposure in one part of the photo while focusing in another). I wish they would implement a quick and easy red eye fix feature otherwise it really has everything you could want in a prosumer and professional photo app!! Special shout out to Danny P....
One of the better free photo apps
by whatever it takes!!! on 2012/03/10 18:49
Camera Awsome is not quite my 'go to' photo app but it's close. What it has going for it is it's selective focus and the ability to show a horizon to ensure a straight photo plus it's anti shake feature. Photo quality is as advertised. What I didn't like was the feature allowing one to apply a filter before you take a photo. You're stuck on one of the filters unless you delete the app and reinstall it essentially starting over. In this mode there's no way to revert to being 'filter free'. In this case I'd recommend taking the picture then applying a filter. There's lots and lots of filters however most of them are in packs which cost money, if you bought them all you'd have lots of filters but just paid for a rather pricey app. There should be a bulk discount 'buy all' pack. It also appears posting to just about all of the photo sites is available from the app which is very nice.
The One
by Dez Perado on 2012/05/06 07:30
I have about 12 different camera apps on my iPhone 4s so that I could use them and compare each one and the features that they have... After playing with them all and taking a variety if different shots, Camera Awesome has proven to absolutely be the best. I don't eve really use the other ones that much anymore, only for certain features like panoramic or a timer which This one died not. But for the majority if my photos I use this one, camera awesome. Features like the focus and expose that u can adjust to prepare a shot make this camera unique and too if the line... Plus it comes with an editor for after photos which is better than the ones I have seen elsewhere.. Get it. I don't usually write reviews, but besides for the pop up reminder asking me to write a review, I am writing this because it deserves it. Good cam. Try it out and I'm sure u will agree. Peace
Feature-rich, well designed, & useful for all shots at all skill levels
by wizrdry on 2013/02/04 08:19
Using Camera Awesome is a pleasure. My shaky hands require image stabilization, although it does seem to take longer than I'd expect. Export to Smugmug is quick and reliable. The effects are great, although I wish the sliders allowed for more drastic changes. Besides slightly slow image processing (which is worth it), my only beef with this app is the separate image stores from your camera roll. I understand this to be because of an Apple design, however, adding and exporting 1 file at a time is very tedious. Bulk add from my photo stream seems very doable so I hope that is in the works. I desperately want to sync the photos and videos and would happily go thru extra steps to do so. I would use Camera Awesome exclusively if it was the superset of the Apple camera but currently I'm forced to use both.
Okay, but SO slow
by Tangerinefight on 2013/04/18 16:26
This app is great and the camera is definitely much shaper than the default camera. I actually have this one on my little dock, and I prefer to use it 9/10 times. However, I do have some pretty big complaints and these are what drive me to use another camera app like... Ever. - IT IS SO SLOW. it takes probably an extra 30 seconds each to launch, focus/take a photo, and switch between ANY functions. Especially when I try to view the photos I already took, it takes about a minute to open the screen. - the photos are not saved to your camera roll and are harder to access. You have to re-save the pictures you take here to access them in the roll and share them anywhere. - I can't get the "one click share" feature to work at all. Whenever I try to use it, the app crashes. - I still don't fully understand how focusing works, actually. When you can get it to the pictures turn out much clearer than with the regular camera, but I can't get them to focus correctly every time because tapping the live view doesn't always do the same thing. Basically, if I have time to compose and figure out a good picture I will use this camera every time, but if something is happening fast or I just don't have the patience I always go back to the default camera. If these things are resolved in the future I will absolutely give 5 stars and recommend that everyone download this.
Better than default iPhone Camera
by 700MHz on 2012/03/09 15:35
This camera is better than iPhone camera app for one main reason, exposure control. Using this app to select your point of focus and then selecting your exposure area to allow the lens to open more to allow more light in gives you a better picture when you have shadow areas. This level of control is usually only on high end cameras. You won't expect this on a "cell phone" of course you need to understand the value and how to use these options. Great to also see the f-stop, shutter rate and mm of the photo you have taken. Once again, if you understand lens and cameras you would have a better appreciation of this app. This may now become my default camera. Plus you have to love the features, stabilization, rapid shoots, timer, interval shoots, etc... to play with. Enjoy!
Nice
by Nstolpy on 2012/12/23 02:49
I would say this app is a great competitor to camera+ and it has a few advantages that make it even more attractive. One is that it's free and most apps of this caliber do cost money. The other is the ability to shoot and edit video, which is rare for photo apps to do. My friend and I are also raving about the speed with which it shoots stills, which is just amazing. The free edits are also sweet but I went ahead and spent the 9.99 to have the whole catalog of edits. My goal has always been to have one camera and video app that is a one stop shop for shooting, editing and sharing. I think this one does that for me quite adequately. Two gripes: I just experienced some crashing while applying filters, and I wish you could shoot a photo with the volume button in on the side of the phone. Otherwise keep up the good work, smugmug.
My third try a charm.
by waldhaus1 on 2013/07/05 01:14
At first I couldn't get this to work on the new iPad. Whenever I tried to access the library it crashed. And I had trouble separating the focus and exposure points. Not initially intuitive to me.. Need to touch in one point and then a second point while maintaining contact with the screen. I thought I had been doing that but apparently not. Finally got it to work on the iPad by deleting and reinstalling. Sinc then it has accessed the library fine and seems to work fine. Need to check out how the smugmug archive works. Long time, and happy smugmug user. Also I love Athentecs perfectly clear. I am amazed it isn't more popular. I am a bit surprised that smugmug doesn't support camera awesome on digital grin their support forum. 7/4/13 A tutorial would be helpful. I'd like my pictures to go to a smugmug gallery. Perhaps I just need to play with C A again. That used to work.
Nice app but could be better
by Darknekoboy on 2012/09/11 07:40
In terms of shooting photos and video, this is the best photography app I have tried on my iPhone 4S but could be better and will be if the updates come soon. The iPhone 4S comes with a 8MP camera that along with the integrated camera app developed by Apple, is a joke but camera awesome aside from being free, makes it more awesome. There are a bunch of presets that I haven't tried and you can still buy more. I am not a photographer and take photos mainly for fun that I may later edit in Photoshop CS5 so I don't need to spend more. I haven't tried the video shooting a lot. I think I shot one or two but no more than 5 minutes, and still the quality is beautiful. It's a nice add-on to this app. Makes me very happy to have it there. Exportation is a little tricky and I would love if they could make it easier by going to iTunes, tap on the app and being able to export/save files. Instead, I have to send my pictures to the gallery on my iPhone and then save them on my PC. Too much work. If I have to pay for this feature, I would do it. Like I said, this is an awesome app, it offers lots of free and high quality results for FREE. Lots of photography apps charge you and fall down against this one. It could be better, but now it offers good results. You won't go wrong picking this one out.
Second try because it's promising, but no improvement
by Ex 5-0 on 2012/11/22 18:09
Long time smugmug user, tried the app a fee months ago, too many glitches already mentioned in other reviews here, including only recognizing a limited number of smugmug categories/galleries, it's a huge battery hog, issues with seizing up, only able to chose big button or image stabilization and the list goes on. Very disappointed there were hardly any noticeable fixes since I dumped the app a few months back and tried again now (the zoom works now, so Thanks bunches for that!). The free pre-sets and adjustments are generous, fun to play with even for a complete luddite, awesome indeed. Overall I think this app has awesome potential because it's a great concept as typical from the MacAskill crew, but somewhat poor execution (simply in a sense it was released too soon before too many issues were thought thru), and the lack of solutions and fixes for common issues and glitches hold me back from giving it 4 stars.
Fantastic app, minor flaws
by FJ Woods on 2013/02/07 02:56
Extremely fast shots and excellent exposure controls. The post production is superior though not without flaws (the color temp and sharpness sliders have no noticeable effect, at least on my iPhone 4). Also, while interesting, I find many of the PP presets repetitive and not worth the money. I think Instagram has a slight edge in this category although Camera Awesome seems to allow for more editing than I remember Instagram allowing. The export function is also superior, allowing you to go directly to Facebook, Twitter, Smugmug, and others, though I still find simply exporting to Camera Roll the best option based on my workflow. All in all, I find this the best low-cost (assuming you control your urge to purchase all of the PP presets) photo app out there, well worth the five stars.
Many Pluses
by Vfwsxe on 2012/08/04 05:56
I have an iPhone 4. This app performs better than the native photo app, with features such as independent focus and exposure. I was especially impressed at the depth of field available during video mode compared to the native app. However, there seemed to be a significant battery drain when shooting video for more than a few minute clip. UI is easy for me and the speed is also sufficient and comparable to other high quality apps. Export options are better than native app but don't include some competitor hosting sites such as shutterfly. I also like the built-in effects and filter settings, and the option to buy more is nice I suppose, but not worth it to me. I don't know how this app compares to other popular pay apps. I am reluctant to pay for any application and this one performs adequately for my needs so I see no need to pay for one.
Great on the spot app for shooting & editing
by lorojoro on 2012/03/04 17:02
App works quickly and adds a number of great tools for the photographer. Intuitive controls and excellent button placement for setting exposure, focus, etc. Unlike Camera+, this app also records video. Neat set of filters for post processing. Note that filters come in sets of 9 for 99c. Before you complain: the app comes with 9 good filters for free plus presets and frames, and you can do basic image editing and cropping as well. Don't spend money unless you want to; the app is great bought for free. Seamless one-touch integration with many sharing sites like Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, Picasa. This is a great app for its low price. Definitely Apple needs to integrate better camera functions in the next iOS; till then, you should put this app on your phone.
Really want to like this app
by gk4271 on 2015/06/13 05:40
I would give this 5 stars except that it has a penchant for crashing occasionally, especially when working with the library. I am a bit concerned about using it for that reason. When I do use it, I make sure to automatically save pictures in the Camera Roll—a perhaps unnecessary duplication. In that regard, I see no real reason to have a bespoke picture library at all. After sharing my enthusiasm for this app with some family members I later discovered that they had simply lost track of pictures taken with Camera+. The resulting cleanup yielded nearly 3 GB of wasted space. I think that the best way to enjoy this app would be to simply buy into the show SmugMug scheme and forget abp. Camera Roll entirely. For those not wanting to do so, then unless you are constantly vigilant about managing duplication and willing to waste time messing with it, Camera+ does not seem to be designed with your best interests in mind.
You were already Awesome. Now you
by mjseik on 2012/02/29 18:37
SmugMug, I loved you before, but now that I've christened my app with a photo of my Three Stooges mouse pad and Awesomized them to look far Awesomer than they have a right to, you've entered the Awesome Hallowed Halls. In all seriousness, this is a robust and responsive app that helps shape the quality and focus of your untouched photos, or invites you to have some fun with them. Sharing is a breeze, and configurable to choose where you want to share, or simply have your photo bounced right up as you're shooting. There are even quick buttons for camera roll or SmugMug. I keep digging down to find more and more options, and I'm not sure I've reached the bottom yet. The icon is easily recognized and bears a very slight relationship to the native camera app icon, making it very easy to spot the app quickly. The interface is intuitive and easy to access, and the free presets, filters, textures, and frames (sets of 9, and the first set is free) are a lot of fun. The free sets are just as high quality as the paid sets; you won't find cheesy stuff here. You're even entertained while you wait for rendering. As usual, the SmugMug team had a lot of fun with their wordification! Thanks, SmugMug.
Cool, but maybe not worth the hype
by Crazyforpeanut on 2012/06/24 00:16
I've been playing with it for a week. It's cool that you can see what your shutter speed and f-stop are, but not sure the point since I haven't actually found a way to change them. There are 9 free filters and pre-sets (what's the difference??) with the option to buy a bunch more. But they are really REALLY heavy. If you want subtle, look elsewhere. If you like the heavily processed look, however, you're in luck. You can pick your favorite and have it automatically applied to every photo you take. And to the reviewer who mentioned it not automatically saving to your camera roll, you can change that in the settings. Overall, if you just want a nice little camera to replace the native one, it's great. If you want to give images a bold, heavily processed look, again, it's great. If you're just looking to give your shots a slight pop, this isn't for you.
Best Camera App - No Question
by JeffRogers01 on 2012/03/02 14:44
I have more than 20 photography apps on my 4S including Pro Camera and Camera Plus. This by far is the best one. I also purchased all of the in app purchases. Only complaint is that the post processing is very slow. But, they will fix that. I still like Snapseed and Photogene2 for editing, but this by far is the best camera app. Those that give this app a bad rating for functionality don't yet understand how to use the app. For instance, I had a problem turning off the fx when taking a photo. I thought that I could just tap the effects icon and that they would go off. Not so. You have to deselect the effect you have applied and it will go off. This was directly from SmugMug's tech support. I emailed about this and they emailed right back.
Recommended
by Bob b 1625 on 2013/03/29 12:52
I have been using Camera Awesome since Christmas, after being very unhappy with the results of Thanksgiving pictures using the installed iPad camera. Used Camera Awesome for the holidays and various events since, mostly family type events. I gave this four stars because it was a little difficult to get the hang of the controls at first. Not a show stopper for using the camera and ABSOLUTELY not a reason to simplify or dumb down the controls, just a little of a learning curve. The other issue that took a little time to get right, perhaps because I am a new iPad user, was transferring the pictures to my laptop. It is a multi step process that was not immediately obvious. Three months later I would recommend this app to anyone who wants to take excellent pictures with an iPad.
Better than most photo editing apps.
by Frodocito on 2013/05/11 16:25
Pretty cool app. Although the garble that scrolls across the screen during processing time is mildly amusing the first couple of times the best part of the app. Is the quick and easy use of the editing power. The U.I. is better than other apps where you can easily move from one function to the next without feeling like you got stick and have to start over. A couple of added features to the basic app. would improve it: 1. Add a leveling function that way it would be easy to fix all the crooked and drunken stooper fotos flooding the Internet. 2. Add a selective focus function 3. Add a custom frame filter 3. Add a custom effects filter or make the intensity adjustable. 4. Have a image location descrambler so nobody can track you location.... You could call it the "covert tag"
Good, but not so awesome
by Sparky McMuffin on 2012/03/06 12:11
This app takes good pictures. Awesomizing a photo often produces better results. Yet I feel I have to do too much work to get a photo. Swipe swipe swipe. I strongly dislike: The zoom bar disappears in seconds and can't be recalled again. Also, I purchased Destroyed presets, and now I have to thumb through screens of ads, basically, to access my purchased filters. Too much work. Swiping the samples and swiping the icons seems redundant. And buying Destroyed Presets does not unlock Destroyed filters or Destroyed textures. Way too many in app purchases. I much prefer how Hipstamatic handled in app purchases. I own everything they offer and don't feel ripped off. They didn't shove in my face everything that was for sale. Not so with the Awesome. As for all the five star reviews? I simply do not believe they are real. Other apps do what Camera Awesome offers with far less work and far less investment.
Camera Awsome
by BillHilly51 on 2012/07/22 18:25
I needed an app to upload camera and iPad photos to Smugmug. I think this app is working but am not sure if the uploads are full resolution or not. It is going very fast for full resolution. Selection process for getting photos from camera to iPad to Camera Awsome is slow, needing to select one photo at a time into CA. Also, the first time I tried to upload while on a trip, the app crashed. I got a "processing" message and photos never uploaded. After removing the app and re-installing, all worked again. Every now and then, uploads stop inexplicitly, but continues if I exit then return to app. Also, something crashed my AT&T data access. I had to reset the iPad to use the data network. I suspect this app because it had trouble and I don't have any other non-standard apps.
Please add these features to de-throne camera+!!
by Candyman874 on 2012/11/21 02:29
These additions would be but are not limited too: -a front camera flash (like in camera+) -HDR option for still images -taking still images while recording video -an barcode/QR reader mode (like in procamera) aside video and photo mode -a "more info" mode in the library (like in camera+) where you can see the image size, location implementing google maps, time, altitude, setting (like flash or no flash), any filters used or not Bug alarm: -there's a bug that switches to single mode even though the slider on the top right still indicates you are in multi image mode after multitasking from library mode (to edit/delete multiple shots you have taken) Misc Improvements: -faster image processing and saving -if only the "camera roll" would have a landscape mode... I'd pay good money for an app with these features and improvements rather than getting more "useless" filter or photo booth gimmicks and really focus on the picture taking that this app is intended by most people that choose this over the standard camera app... Thanks for your time reading my review, I put quite a lot of honest feedback and time constructing it, peace out!
Best camera ever
by Legendarypinkdots on 2013/05/22 04:47
This has completely replaced the normal camera for me for several reasons: even without the filtering, I find that it takes much better pictures than the default camera app. It works better in all sorts of lighting conditions. I often use it to photograph fish in a tank... it focuses better and allows for much more rapid successive shots. My default camera tints most night shots orange - this one does not. If you tap the viewfinder, it puts a moveable crosshair for selective focusing on things that aren't in the center of the shot. For the reviewer that said it won't put the pictures in camera roll... It's in the settings as an automatic option, or you can do it manually for each shot.
Best Photo App for the iPad mini
by saint ends on 2013/08/13 02:58
As a professional photographer, I honestly never expect much from my iOS devices when it comes to the camera; their use is usually a matter of convenience. After using this app while on a shoot this past weekend, I've changed my mind. The difference in the native camera app and Camera! is significant. The quality of the image is sharp and clean, the UI is simple and easy to navigate, and the functionality is robust and adds impressively to the iPad's camera. At this price, too? It is a steal. While it isn't going to be replacing your Nikon D4 or Canon 5D Mark III anytime, soon -- take better advantage of your iPad camera's potential and add this fantastic app to your photography toolkit.
Lots of promise
by BrianRoberg on 2013/01/06 21:24
I love the split focus/exposure points in video mode, a compelling benefit over the stock iOS video app. The pre-record feature is also very useful when recording video of a baby who might do something cute at any moment, but who might also do nothing much at all for 5 minutes. However, I've had trouble getting my video off the phone. Exporting to the camera roll hasn't worked consistently for me. The cloud archive is a great idea, but only a small minority of my videos have made it to the archive. (I think the "archive only over wifi" feature has the effect of preventing archiving altogether when you're not on wifi.) I've been able to get my videos through a painstaking manual process, so things could be worse. And as a longtime SmugMug customer, I'm optimistic. But it's not fully polished yet.
The Kitchen Sink!
by RoSealey on 2012/11/30 02:53
This is a fantastic product. Very intuitive, and easy to use. The results I get are wonderful, considering everything is being done in my iPad! I love that I can take a photograph wherever I am and it turns into something unusual. Then instantly have it on Facebook to share. My complaints are 1) only the awesomize option allows for tweaking and 2) you have to purchase the other batch of photo treatments after you get the app if you want to create anything varied beyond the initial nine or so options. I believe after using this product for weeks now, I would've paid full price to have the whole package knowing all it could do. It seems like a trick to offer the app to hook users in then only offer very minimum options.
Simply an unbelievable photo app!
by ChrisSosn on 2013/01/03 22:32
I'm a long-time Photoshop user and experienced with other photo/raster imaging software. When I found Camera Awesome I was simply blown away at its native capabilities. From the simple editing tools to the advanced filters and textures, this app is excellent. I would have like to have a better-than-Apple red-eye reducer in there so I don't have to use the Apple Photos app *and* Camera Awesome. Love the humor in there as well. A little error in the app...there is a typo in the share button menu: I'm not a grammar teacher, but the words "set up" when used as a *verb* are two words and not one word (Setup 1-Tap Share). Overall...wow! Very well done! Can't wait for future versions!
If yours is crashing...Try this...
by BevinJoy1030 on 2013/11/16 03:12
Mine randomly started crashing within five seconds of being opened, regardless of what I was (or wasn't) doing. After taking several different unsuccessful approaches recommended by Smugmug, their suggestion that finally solved the problem was to select the red "Reset all settings" button at the bottom of the settings (gear icon) option within the Camera Awesome app. (Don't worry; you won't lose any photos or videos.) Then restart your device. I'll add that I had even been getting an API error message, but this fixed everything, and the app has now been working perfectly all day for dozens of photos and videos.
Camera Awesome Is Awesome!
by Peelboy on 2013/06/15 16:43
(Note:this written by my 9yr old which shows not only how good it is but also how easy it is to use!) Camera Awesome is one of the best camera apps! You can change the style of a photo that you love. You can choose any photo from your camera roll to edit. Finally, you can change the shape of your photo. You can change the style of your photo. Sometimes you love a photo but you just wish something was different. Camera Awesome has different presets, filters, textures, and frames. You can take a photo of yourself and put it in a film reel background. You can choose any photo from your camera roll. In some photography apps you can only edit photos that you take in that app. In Camera Awesome you can get to any photo in your camera roll by pressing the little plus sign in the right corner. You can change the shape of your photo. Sometimes you take a photo in one way but you want it in another way. Camera Awesome has a button marked transform by pressing it you can change the shape of your photo. Overall, Camera Awesome is an awesome app.
Tymomma
by nikiheat on 2013/05/21 02:55
This gem is my favorite app. I would like to be able to make it my default camera. As it is, it is on my home page so I can get to it quickly. I used to use a Nikon DSLR for the big jobs and a Sony point & shoot for the quick jobs. Now I find I'm leaving the Sony home & just using my phone. I'll have to check out the stabilize feature someone else mentioned, although earlier I found I had to choose between big button and stabilize. A friend just showed me that i can use the volume up button for snapping a pic, so now i don't have to choose. I made a request awhile ago to be able to turn off flash and voila it happened with an update. Great job.
Great Camera, Good Effects, Nice Sharing
by TPapi on 2012/10/07 11:34
I got this app for the full featured camera that includes focus and light meter hot spots, timers, full screen button, etc. It's a real upgrade from the standard iPhone camera and that would have been enough for me. Then I started playing with the effects. There are a bunch of free ones, which are good, but the presets tend to muddy your pix. You can also buy tons more presets, filters, textures and frames if you want. Adding effects takes some time so they need to speed up the processing. Not perfect, but a nice addition to a great camera app. Then there's sharing. You can share with just about everyone, Smugmug, Picasa, Photobucket, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, email, SMS, even Instagram. It's not perfect because the sharing processing is slow too and there are pain points like it adding adds a #awesomized tag that you probably want to delete and placing photos uploaded to Facebook in a Camera Awesome album rather than mobile uploads, but still a nice addition to a great camera app. All in all it's a good app, tweak some presets, fix some sharing issues and speed up the processing and it will be truly awesome.
Best of all Camera Apps....
by DamuLaG_PoV on 2012/11/10 08:55
Reviewing the app from a Amateur POV, my impression with this application is that it has most of the things you will need if you are ever on field for instance filters rather than using tadaa or instagram this is better thn the two it has a boat load of features that I thought was too much... I found this app when I was browsin to my airsoft photos and it says smugmug and i checked the site and voila it says that camera awesome is the next best thing if you dont have any 600 to 1000 dollar camera. This app does the job like youhave experience photographer yet that depends on you if you have the skills for it. I give it a 5/5 for you will be using thia for A WHILE
Fantastic, but pricy to extend
by TheREALDJMac on 2012/02/29 21:28
I love this app. It's free, it's amazing and I would highly recommend anyone who owns and iPhone and loves iphoneography to get it. That said, it's a little expensive to extend (4 stars). There are numerous FX, Filter and Frame extensions and each and every one costs .99. This adds up pretty quickly and its ... painfully hard to resist. You can spend about $30 bucks tricking it out immediately. That being said, once you use the app you will realize the pain to accomplish one fantastic, functional and easy to use interface. Executed flawlessly, and so much fun to use ... how can you not purchase the extensions if only to support the development of such a fine iPhone camera app. Smugmugs Camera Awesome is simply that ... Awesome. Thank you.
Awesome app it's that simply put!
by KGoodness420 on 2012/10/11 17:53
Best camera app I've tried (tried the majority of them) but this one goes above and beyond with options to alter your picture or just adjust the original plus a feature to down or up (not sure the technical term there :) to almost anywhere you can think of. BUT BUT the BEST AWESOMEST feature are the phrases while it is processing something instead of boring numbers for time or just a sliding bar the creators went way outside the box to get ten stars From me on that (yes it's a feature that has nothing to do with the actual photo taking per say ) but it cracks me up every time making Any wait time well.... Fun! Download and enjoy!
Much better than the iPhones camera app
by tiffany247365 on 2012/11/22 18:08
I've been pretty unhappy with the iPhone's camera app for some time and decided to look for a replacement for it so I can get some decent pics when just out and about or when I want to travel light & don't want to bring an actual camera. This app doesn't do the greatest in low light settings. The better the light, the better it does (as with cameras in general). Still does better than the iPhone's app all around. The free editing settings and filters are pretty cool and you can pay if you want more, but the free ones are probably enough for most. Try it out and have fun! It's free, so why not?
"AWESOME, It Tis"
by thomasjon on 2013/09/18 04:17
The name says it all. For this app to be truly appreciated, you must purchase the entire package. With everything working, is when it all falls into place. I do not write many of these. An app has to be truly above average for me to write something glowing in a review. Or be absolutely downright horrible. The app has to be a either end of the spectrum. And this one is at the fantastic end of the spectrum. Give it a try. You will not be disappointed. As to the crashing problems listed in some reviews, I'm sorry that those fine people had them. I'm not sure of the causes. I have had nothing but great experiences with this camera and its attributes.
iPhone's best camera - for FREE!
by The Defstar on 2012/02/29 20:09
There has been a lot of talk out there on the true cost of this app. Let's get one thing straight - this app does everything you could ever want in an iPhone camera, and it does it all for free right out of the box. You can share to multiple social media services, you can utilize numerous DSLR-like features to take photos, and you can edit to your heart's content. All in one app. Sure, there are extra filters available for purchase, but they are a-la-carte. Buy what you like, skip what you don't. Not to mention, they already give me over 30 effects for free as it is. It's really a no brainer, this app is awesome!
Redacting my former 5 star review
by bis4betsy on 2012/12/05 23:13
This previously stellar app crashes and burns upon every opening of the gallery view - Every. Single. Time. For weeks I've looked for an update, nothing. I've tried contacting smug mug (and they sure are, aren't they?) but their web site is not directed toward this camera app, but rather a host service biz. I don't like taking bugs, complaints, or grouching to the review page. But come on!!!! I sunk over $12 into this lemon with the promise of lifetime updates!!!! Hellooooooooo!!!!????!!!!!?!!!! ----------------------------------- Love the camera, the free fx presets, filters, textures, and frames. Even better is the in-app option to upgrade - good for life!!!! - to ALL the goodies!!!! Yeah, it feels steep at the moment of purchase ($10). But think about all you're getting and it's worth it. It's stable, looks great, makes pics look great, all around the best alt camera ever. Replaced my native cam forever.
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camera awesome takes your photos to the next level by shooting faassst and taking sharper, better-exposed shots. Make your memories come alive with stunning professional effects, and 1-Tap sharing on the sites you love. * 1-Tap sharing Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, smugmug, picasa, photobucket and flickr. * 1-Tap awesomize Touch just once for perfect pictures. * Professionally designed special effects From renowned photographer Kevin Kubota. * Beauty, Brains and Blistering Speed Gorgeous design that gets out of your way. * Great Scott! Video Time Travel! Precording starts before you hit record. "... it is by far one of the most full-powered camera apps I’ve used, and it marks an exciting advance for smartphone cameras." - The Wall Street Journal "...makes the iPhone feel less like a cameraphone and more like a phonecamera" - TIME "An iPhone app that Instagram and Apple could learn from" - ReadWriteWeb * More than 2 million downloads in less than a week! * * #1 photography App in 55 countries! * * #1 Overall App in 10 countries * awesomize Your memories. awe·some·ize | To trick your friends into thinking you're a famous photographer.
Desperately needs an update
by mam8dg on 2015/08/25 20:29
Like other reviewers have said, this app used to be great and then it started crashing. It crashes either when I open it or when I try to upload to photobucket. It basically crashes every time I try to use it. After over one year of no updates, they just released a minor update that doesn't solve the problem that me and tons of other reviewers are experiencing. I am regretting paying for the "everything" in app purchase.
Video issues
by mellylikeduh on 2015/08/22 06:17
So far I feel like the pics and videos shoot better than the regular iPhone camera app. My issue is that the video never saves! I was recording a rather memorable moment, but because I was using this app while it happened to "glitch" during video as it usually has, I missed it :(
Useless
by Swanga.Com on 2015/08/18 18:35
Crashes on iPhone 6. Doesn't recognize camera. Useless. Not happy.
Problem...
by Natieacb on 2015/08/16 22:56
The photos and videos won't save.
Fixed IOS 8 Blurry Pics Prob
by BhBillh on 2015/08/16 18:49
Fixed the problem of unfocused blurry pictures IOS 8 and Iphone 6
Good rocket
by Grimmsmile on 2015/08/16 13:10
Takes great pics
Difficult to use
by Alex_no_other_usrname_availble on 2015/08/09 21:50
I found this app quite hard to use and it has a separate library. I'm sure there is useful stuff within the app but the overall filter system and saving is complicated.
Give Me More!
by Playstation4245 on 2015/08/06 12:23
HEY!!Is that all u got?C'mon I need more to make my masterpiece.
Disappearing videos
by SYS CRMC on 2015/07/27 04:42
I love this app but find it unreliable for videos. My battery is charged, I'm recording, I see the seconds ticking by, I press the red button to stop recording ... and my video is gone! I test it later and it works. This is the 3rd time it's happened. I don't want to go back to my old camera app but at least I know my videos will be there when I'm finished recording. Is anyone else experiencing this? As I said, I do test videos and they don't disappear. But my important videos are another story. Otherwise I'd give this app 5 stars.
Too bad
by Toobadapps on 2015/07/25 17:54
I give a 1 star because it wouldn't cut on!
Working fine on my 3GS
by Lazybagg on 2015/07/15 22:11
Not much to say first and best app 4 third part camera
Buena
by Btoelena on 2015/07/12 15:13
Para ser gratis me gusta
No sound for videos iPhone 5
by Tmtay276 on 2015/07/11 10:48
The still photos are good. Will never use for video again. I had one chance to record an event - took 3 videos and there's no sound.
Needs an update, but otherwise very good
by Lauren Crosby on 2015/07/04 20:41
I love all the features of this app, but it is still way too glitchy.
Great App!!! ,But...
by Fircx on 2015/06/27 04:03
The app is great i love it. It has HD quality. But I wonder if a zoom in with the recorder in app can be implanted. Great app I really recommend it.
Awesome
by Drnine2u on 2015/06/24 21:50
Best camera app by far. I love how you can change the exposure. Apple should be ashamed for putting such a crappy camera in iphone5. This is SO much better
Shahir
by Shahir choudhury on 2015/06/18 03:29
This app is so awesome. I really love this app.
Really want to like this app
by gk4271 on 2015/06/13 05:40
I would give this 5 stars except that it has a penchant for crashing occasionally, especially when working with the library. I am a bit concerned about using it for that reason. When I do use it, I make sure to automatically save pictures in the Camera Roll—a perhaps unnecessary duplication. In that regard, I see no real reason to have a bespoke picture library at all. After sharing my enthusiasm for this app with some family members I later discovered that they had simply lost track of pictures taken with Camera+. The resulting cleanup yielded nearly 3 GB of wasted space. I think that the best way to enjoy this app would be to simply buy into the show SmugMug scheme and forget abp. Camera Roll entirely. For those not wanting to do so, then unless you are constantly vigilant about managing duplication and willing to waste time messing with it, Camera+ does not seem to be designed with your best interests in mind.
Issues about the app
by Weyheyitsdanny on 2015/06/11 01:23
Okay, so I tried making a video on the app, but when I pressed the record button again to stop recording, the app just continued, what the actual fak??
Can't open this app anymore
by Medic10421 on 2015/06/02 23:06
Pretty disappointed with this app. I used to love it. Now it won't even open any more. I have quite a few pictures I'd like to retrieve from the app of me and my dog who passed away and it just keeps crashing :( any suggestions?
Camera
by Zk fam on 2015/06/01 09:17
Needs more features but awsome
Use to be Awesome
by Silent Scribe on 2015/05/31 19:24
With newest update all my pictures are just gone!
Favorite camera!
by Abuckstar on 2015/05/29 00:03
I have tried a lot of camera apps on my iPad, this one is the best. Takes the highest quality photos. I don't use the extra features.
Love it!
by Higace on 2015/05/17 16:14
I love unicorns! By far this is my most used app behind maps. Use it all the time, enjoy it every time, Thanks for making an awesome product!
Needs another update
by thefollows on 2015/05/16 20:16
I really like the control it offers. I wish it allowed rotation of the overlay guides, especially the spiral. You should be able rotate and flip the overlays to help with composition. If I try the one click sharing, it crashes every time. I don't think we should see that on an iPhone 6 plus running the latest iOS. I wish the app incorporated the share sheets in iOS 8. This app just feels like iOS 6. It's ready for a refresh, but still installed for now.
Update
by mvier on 2015/05/16 18:57
Crashes every time on iPad Air. Works fine with iPhone 6+ and iPad Mini. Have written to company and will see what they respond. Will keep you advised
This app is vary helpful when I do group photo with my friendship
by Arcelia13 on 2015/05/14 05:24
Nice
Need the iPad (retina display) version!!!
by Stuke on 2015/05/11 23:10
Update (11.May.2015) After a few updates, functionality is back; but, the look and feel is getting a bit long in the tooth! I'm a SmugMug Business user and I'm migrating to camera apps that take 16:9 ratio images that fit iPhone 5 (and I image iPhone 6 and 6+ users are just dying). Please, update the app and give us a settings option that matches our phones camera resolutions. Latest update (week of Aug 20, 2013) CRASHES EVERY TIME I TRY TO TAKE A PICTURE ON iPad! NEEDS FIXED NOW. Original version purchased Great app with lots of fun filters (many are just silly play) but superior picture taking ability. Really need the iPad version! Now, with the retina display, REALLY NEED the iPad version! iTunes+ please.
A Big Thanks to SmugMug
by Terry pery on 2015/05/10 16:37
Thank you for making this app, I am on an iPod and can't really edit any thing at all, so this is a big, big thanks to SmugMug for creating this app.
Best free camera app
by applepie008 on 2015/05/05 15:31
Love that i can edit and export
Perfect for any kinds of touchups
by Star!!!! on 2015/05/03 23:44
It is a very fun app that is easy to use (once you self teach and figure out how to start) while waiting for it to load you are thoroughly entertained by the creative designers and their funny mystical sayings :) it has every kind of special effect one might need to enhance a photo including ones i had never thought of. Only wish it would give a small preview or label the buttons the first few times to understand how to navigate it at first. But i love it and will recommend it to my friends and family
One job, take a photo
by GroupHarmony on 2015/05/01 01:33
Used to be great. Now, error message every time I launch the app or do anything else,. This on a fully updated, late model device. Sorry, not so awesome anymore.
A+
by BlendRealEstate on 2015/04/19 19:37
Flawless on the iPhone 6+.
Best Free Camera App
by Tech Producer on 2015/04/18 14:42
RESONSIVE. EASY TO USE. FAST. This app has the right amount of features for begginers and intermmediate users alike. It Beats any free camera app all the way and easily competes with the paid ones. Developers should fix bugs for ios 8 and iphone 6/6+ though, cause the bad reviews are not doing this app any good. Also I hope future upadates won't affect older devices cause its truly a near perfect camera app.
This WAS the best camera app ever!
by FormbyLyn on 2015/04/17 14:40
I can edit existing pictures, but it closes down when I try to take a picture. I love this app! Please fix it. It has the best filters, you can do so much and it is funny! While it is processing the things on the screen make me laugh out loud. Please make me happy again and make it all work nicely. I am on iPhone 5.
Used to work fine...
by dm2587 on 2015/04/14 23:11
Tried using this app - had used it before on my iPhone 5. I now have a iPhone 6... opens, no image shows, touch the record/shutter - CRASHES!!! Deleted, reinstalled, same thing CRASHES
HELP
by Tardisbluebean on 2015/04/10 01:47
This app has potential, but on my device it doesn't let me edit photos I already own. Please help?
How Disappointing!
by WindRydr on 2015/04/07 07:33
Used to be the Best camera app. Now it won't even load past the title screen! Reverse the last update! Serious screw-up!
Mehh
by  on 2015/04/06 21:32
Kinda awesome but I thought u Could derorate the pictures but Noo! Hate it!! The good thing is that you take pictures
Can't get to my 1,000 Pictures!!!! :,(
by Cass Tech 79 on 2015/04/03 20:18
This was my go to camera for the last few years. I'm so sad because all it does is crash now and I can't get to my beloved pictures. I wish there was a HELP telephone number. Signed, 54 years old, sad and Frustrated
Terrible 😕👎
by Lola 😏🐹🐭 on 2015/03/29 22:51
Worst ️app ever 👎👎 soo annoying 😱 U should NEVER EVER GET THIS APP!!!!!!!!!
comes thru
by Sifu TW Smith on 2015/03/29 10:21
550 pics. two hours video during a workshop. iphone and ipad using the app. one taking a pic every 15 seconds. the other video. gives me the chance to control, edit and alter pics before pushed to dropbox or iphoto stream. saves me time deleting the pucs i dont want later. i do wish i could trim the video before sending.
AWEFULly Cool👏
by Rich Azure on 2015/03/26 07:10
Uploading and downloading to their cloud is time consuming on my iPhone 3GS, but better than cluttering up the memory with an inboard app.
Awesome photo app!
by oPTiK Al on 2015/03/17 19:42
As good as it gets for a free camera app for the iPhone. It works flawlessly on my 6+ and used to work great on my older iPhone 5 as well. I really like that you can try any of the paid filters before buying them so you know what you are getting. Otherwise the free filters are more than enough for your everyday photography. I actually end up using the free "Awesomize" feature and it really helps my photos pop! And makes them more vibrant and even improves exposure. While shooting the exposure and focus lock features are really advanced and similar to dSLR cameras with its dual point locks (lock exposure in one part of the photo while focusing in another). I wish they would implement a quick and easy red eye fix feature otherwise it really has everything you could want in a prosumer and professional photo app!! Special shout out to Danny P....
Favorite app
by Horse newbie on 2015/03/16 01:04
This app was great, then when I purchased a new iPod I was able to update to the latest version of the app. Now it doesn't work, instead it just crashes and doesn't read the camera.
Really Awesome!
by KATMOMMAZ on 2015/03/16 00:06
Love this app. It takes great pictures especially in low light!
Timer
by 'Obvious:?(;-69'v,47);/3?80!, on 2015/03/15 02:49
Installed app Took photo with timer Timer comes on But doesn't turn off ever Reset settings Timer still on Deleted app reinstalled Frustrated Smug Mug subscriber
Amazing
by $j;g@jlk''l@@L@@l&£m&mj'k&@ml@ on 2015/03/08 14:05
This old version cause I use 6.6.1 (•_•) it has no crashes and works absolutely fine cause my camera does not work this makes it this app is ermehgerd
crap absolute crap
by Person090 on 2015/03/03 22:45
This is seriously stupid! I downloaded this and all it shows is the title page then cuts off. How the heck are you supposed to use this if you can't even open the stupid thing! What a waste of my time and memory space.
Old Version Great... This one crashes
by Alexandriaboy on 2015/03/03 03:27
Was my go to photo app, but this one just crashes when I try to edit photos. I want my old version back!
WAS the best
by isickity on 2015/03/03 02:31
What happened? This used to be my favorite photo app. Camera crashes app. Updates have "big fixes" yet app still won't take photo.
Used to be awesome, but...
by Drag1001 on 2015/03/02 17:13
...hasn't worked since updated my iPad to iOS 8. Can't uninstall/reinstall without losing all my images, so it is now the electronic version of a doorstop.
Nice
by WABO73 on 2015/03/01 10:45
Really improves pics on my 3GS
Go To App
by oktobe1 on 2015/02/28 16:04
This has become my GO TO app for snapping pictures.
Quit crashing!!!
by Imbatman0606 on 2015/02/28 08:50
I love this camera, but I can't share any of my photos without it crashing. I'm running out of memory with no way to move these photos
I used it during deployment
by Lexoe on 2015/02/23 01:11
Great for selfies
Barely able to use without buying
by imageryMC on 2015/02/21 11:55
Makes my pics look good but still barely anything u can actually do besides like 2 filters and 2 textures that actually look good on a picture
Nice little app for a free one
by ThePokemonMaster123 on 2015/02/15 02:58
This app is okay but considering that it's free and it runs smugmug it's pretty good.
Update please
by Ragtop86 on 2015/02/14 17:19
How about updating this app. Doesn't work with Flickr. Get the spinning wheel of death. Works with Facebook and my Smugmug site.
Recording
by Love is magic to Me on 2015/02/07 15:26
Does it only record sound bc when I record the screen is black
Lacks controls
by Malloware on 2015/02/01 17:02
I use this app for the frames only. They are unique and exclusive to this app. A few of them obfuscate the image area but I have learned to control that in the original image crop. I wish the Developers would offer more editing options. Mextures, a competing app, does offer filter intensity controls, but this app has a more unique artistic bent. The filters are too grotesque for my tastes and there's no way to control the intensities.
Love this Camera
by Coco1029 on 2015/01/29 01:09
If your camera app crashes, go into settings and click so the green shows. It kept crashing on me until I did this (I-Phone 5) works great now.
Update is needed
by TheBurningAngel on 2015/01/24 01:45
I have recently recorded a video with my friend and wanted to post it. I have tried multiple times to open the app, (once daily) but it seems that I cannot; for every time I do it crashes. If you are considering buying this app I advise you to wait for the next update.
Disappointed 😰
by FASHION 1002 on 2015/01/19 22:19
Everyone I know loves this app, and I love photography, so I thought I'd give it a try, on on my friends phone it worked fine, but when I got the app it wouldn't let me take a picture.😰 All there was was a black screen, I tried to take a picture but then the app just crashed. I've updated the app, open and close it and shut off phone to see if it works.
What happened?
by Gerald Czaya on 2015/01/17 02:45
Used to love this app. Suddenly, the camera doesn't function at all, and reinstalling only creates an endless request to update. Back to VSCO.
Buggy & Outdated
by LEMONerd on 2015/01/15 18:01
build-in film roll gets messed up after importing photos from iPhone camera roll. and there's no way to re-index!
Camera
by Gapgoody on 2015/01/14 23:17
Keeps crashing or won't load completely So sad. I really wanted this ap but had to delete
Its name suits the app!!
by Nomi12 on 2015/01/11 22:35
This is the BEST camera app i have downloaded in 2 years!!! Wowzer!!! ❤️❤️ it!!!
The best camera app! Really!
by SlackerDad on 2015/01/10 12:10
I am amazed at this app. I'm a real camera junkie, and this is my fix.
Use for timer settings
by Mimisss1111 on 2015/01/09 03:32
The best camera feature is timer, get the whole group in for the shot
Just what I was looking for
by Wills1900 on 2015/01/08 21:39
Perfect for what I need!
crashes
by Ladysf on 2015/01/08 06:58
updated the app and now it crashes when i view my photos!! pls fix!
Camera awesome
by Cute soul on 2015/01/07 23:30
Very so amazing app camera awesome
I love Zach miller
by Clown faced on 2015/01/06 02:42
All I got to say in pressing
Crashing, not saving video
by dontpostponejoy on 2015/01/05 19:03
I love this app; the video quality is far clearer than any of the other dozens of recording apps I use. I vowed after the fourth crash on my iPhone that I'd leave an angry review if playback crashed again, & it did, so here's the reasons this app isn't getting the five stars it deserves: 1. Recorded video saving issue on iPad: more than once have I been excited by capturing stunning footage, only to realize the clips are nowhere to be found. I'm unsure if it's my fault, but the app will be recording, then I'll hit the camera icon to end that clip, & another one will start automatically, with the last one disappearing forever. 2. iPhone playback crashing -- frustrating me endlessly.
Used to work
by Kd8foy on 2014/12/30 20:45
Tried this cam app today and nothing but black. looked for update and nothing. so boo on this app
So crispy
by DirtyDanceN on 2014/12/30 10:38
Hd photos easy
Will not work on my new iPhone 6 +
by Gms gms on 2014/12/27 00:31
I've used this on my 5s, my wife uses it on her iPhone 6 but all I get, even after a reinstall is a black screen. Trying to take a pic closes the ap. it's good when it works. I'll update this if support gets back to me.
Nothing!
by Khrow11 on 2014/12/23 13:17
Doesn't work at all anymore. Just a black screen where the display should. When you the picture button the app crashes.
Get this
by spqrdx on 2014/12/21 21:59
If you have any social media photo needs, this is the app for you.
Just Eh
by Hello Fashion 😙 on 2014/12/20 23:01
I wanted to like this app, but unless I'm on the furthest zoom, it's picture is really blurry. The filters are just so-so too. I wouldn't get this app.
Once a great app...will you update?
by bionicgram_on_IG on 2014/12/17 17:40
This app was ahead of its time. Grunge effects were barely on the scene and now it's time for an update. Let the public know you are working on something and if you do update this app I'm quite positive it will appear in the top 10 again.
Smugmug love!
by JenGrace on 2014/12/16 14:18
Update 12/16/14: It's been about a year since the last update and according to a support hero she hasn't heard anything about a new update coming. She was helpful enough to say that an update will show up here in the store when/if available. Thanks for that info. /rolleyes It would be really nice to get an update that takes advantage of the iPhone 6 camera. There is definitely a difference in picture quality especially on zoomed in pictures. Stay with the times, Smugmug. Don't let this awesome app fall to the wayside! Original review: I love Smugmug! I've been a Smugmug member for years and won't even consider leaving as long as they stay family-owned. This app is amazing and carries on their tradition of passion for photography and photographers.
Remember this when you review
by PathMax on 2014/12/12 14:05
You give an app a terrible review who is not that bad I don't expect to ever get updates for it because the company won't make any more money selling it, and they're gonna stop working on it, it will be no more updates however, if you give a decent review tell him what you want say tell him what you will do to make it better tell him what you they can do to make it five stars. Then you'll get the updates will design the app that you want and who will have spent your money and invested in the wise app.
Does not work!
by ASJ122 on 2014/12/06 23:47
After ios8 update just has a black screen and not able to rake pics! Dont waste paying for this app!
Wow
by Merlmama on 2014/12/05 23:35
Okay
Crushed.....
by Juliaartak on 2014/12/04 02:22
Got free version month ago and now it's crushed: I can't make any pictures, vidios, neither transfer my pics in Apple album, lots material been LOST and it's upsad me really bad. But camera been really Awesome for short period time.
This is a great app
by DaveGo19803 on 2014/12/02 02:45
I use this constantly, it's focus and light balance are awesome. Great use of the control feature too.
Was great but it crashed
by 18gshdb!?:&-!uhov)4 on 2014/12/01 05:26
For the first hour is was great. The only flaw was that my videos couldn't be saved to my camera roll for some reason. Now every time I use the app, the app crashes within 5 seconds of opening it
Awesome Indeed!
by JFC978 on 2014/11/30 04:24
Nice app, does wonders on photos. Easy sharing to SmugMug. Haven't tried any other sites. I've used this for a few years and it's been rock solid.
Absolutely Terrible
by Mazer13579 on 2014/11/29 15:45
I wish I could put no stars. The app crashes before it's even completely opened!
All Functions are Functional with 6 Plus
by GigaPan on 2014/11/26 01:12
At first it appeared that I could not restore my settings, but it's all there now.
Love, but after buying all the filters, I can't use them on the 6 plus
by Melnyc727 on 2014/11/23 03:21
I purchased all the filters for use on my iPhone, but when I upgraded to an iPhone 6 plus, smugmug isn't recognizing my prior purchase. I shouldn't be asked to purchase the same filters again!
Wonderful
by boy george's friend on 2014/11/20 19:11
I use it for making videos and more I love it!😊 p.s the app is fine for me I got it on my iPhone and iPad and I pod touch guys try it out you love it!
Not what I thought
by heatwebb000 on 2014/11/19 06:25
So I go to upload these great pics on my computer and guess what I can't! The app only lets you email them ONE BY ONE AND HALF LOOK LIKE CRAP BUT DIDNT WHEN I TOOK THEM. THIS APP IS THE WORST. the bad part is someone must be paying people to write these great reviews bc it really stinks.
Crash essue
by User1o1 on 2014/11/15 16:05
I enjoyed using the app but recently it crash all the time !!
I tricked myself
by MeandYouandOther on 2014/11/12 23:36
Like they wrote: I tricked myself into believe that i am a keen photographer. Great product that shows the amount of talent beyond the evolution of this app. SmugMug rocks!
Quick and easy
by Oldvw on 2014/11/11 20:12
For a quick and easy way to enhance photos and save to my smugmug. Excellent.
Review
by Stoops60 on 2014/11/04 02:39
Works fairly well on my iPad. I haven't Had it too long but I have been happy with it.
Omg
by k6yarreview on 2012/08/26 13:19
If you are not getting this camera app, there is something wrong with you! It was with me until I got it. Self timer, anti shake n all other cool features made me delete all other photo apps, also made me feel low when I tried to use the built in camera, so kind of shame on apple! So, hire guys from this company if you want to tweak or learn about camera ! Omg this app alone made me feel like I had a solid camcorder on my hand I guess u won't be looking for any budget camera now ! If u love photography, or like to take great photos such as those none blurry ones sometime comes from the apple's so called camera? Get this app. Nice feature is, it has it's own library kind is storage and everything about this camera such as focus flash lights all will make u smile. :) get it n you will agree without of us here. For developer, could u popout a few info when overlong over things or create or point to a location so people who need help on what setting does what, tour help page would help them. Perhaps a small link to your Facebook help page could help. Don't quit, keep adding a few more filters please and a set or tools so you could actually create acting film? All in all, a photo all that will make you go wow! Shame on apple n how nice we have these guys working so hard to bring a true camera we have been waiting for. Many thanks to you all. Please stay on the course, develop updates n no ads please in future too. Love it n love u guys.
Camera Awesome App, by SmugMug, Review
by Richard_Curtis_Jr on 2012/04/10 12:04
This FREE Camera Awesome App, by SmugMug, Is a wonderful addition to an iPhone camera. The additional features in Camera Awesome allows the user to to edit their pictures with simple yet effective adjustments. For example cropping image, adjusting the contrast, adjusting the sharpness, and adding special features which Smugmug calls "Awesomize." it's a very nice convenience to know that after you take the picture you can adjust the image to maximize it's impact to the viewer. For example it may sound silly but it's very effective to crop out unwanted background. For example the taillights of a car or someone's trash can in the neighbor's yard. How many times have we seen self portraits posted on websites when the picture was taken in the mirror and you can see the toilet in the background. Wouldn't it be nice to crop out the toilet with just basic composition skills? The Camera Awesome App, by Camera Awesome App, by SmugMug, , when used with some basic photography education will allow the user to make these exciting corrections and begin to exhibit more powerful images. Thank you to the SmugMug Team for creating this useful application for my iPhone. I recommend that you try this free application and you too can be a better photographer. Richard Curtis, Photographer, Washington DC, USA
Love it but viewing older pics crashes it
by Alohakat on 2013/01/27 22:04
I have been using this since shortly after it was first released and love the quality and how quickly it snaps. It edits well, missing a couple things but it is nice, and backup to Smugmug or other sites is easy. At night I often set it to upload a ton of pics and it does so reliably. But it has been crashing when trying to view the library of pics, at the same place, except that "place" (when I go back to a certain pic in time) has been creeping closer to present pics. I am afraid it will creep forward to the present completely rendering it worthless if you cannot view today's pics without crashing. Please fix this bug smugmug! (I will edit this review if they do.). I am also wondering if I will be able to retrieve older pics I did not yet upload. I have cleared off a lot of pics and all vids hoping more memory would alleviate the issue but no luck. So I recommend the app for improving the stock camera hugely, but upload your pics regularly to be safe. I see in reviews I am not the only one with the bug. Iphone 4s user on two phones.
I think it's very good.
by NBee83 on 2012/03/08 21:21
I think this is a beautiful app. There are plenty of very nice looking filters, frames and FX. Yes, the app is free and there are limited amounts of filters and such, while the rest of them are in-app purchases. I think many of them are well worth the 99 cent price. Overall, this app performs well. I like the awesomize feature. I have noticed an ever so slight difference in shutter speed compared to Camera+. As a side note, it would be nice if people didn't rush here to whine and complain that the app makes you pay more for some extra features. Giving it one star for that alone is an unrealistic reflection of the app. There are plenty of people that have no problem paying. You can't expect everything to be handed to you for free and if you do, there are plenty of free camera apps out there. I could understand if the app wasn't free and you purchased it only to find you had to purchase more, but that's not the case. You're free to delete it and move on instead of trying to lower the rating of a great app just because you don't want to pay for some extra features.
Fantastic!
by 2artsy4u on 2013/02/23 02:58
I use this camera on the daily basis and enjoying it tremendously. Being able to preset effects allows me to visualize my compositions instantly. I mostly have it set on the road trip. With experimentation, I found that by tapping on the sky it lowers the brightness and gives me a deeper bluer sky instead of a white wash. Shooting through foliage I allow it To overexpose by tapping on the darker areas making up for the exposure compensation that the camera does when facing the sun. This effect works beautifully. I absolutely recommend this to anyone who like to see instant art which otherwise normal photography would not look as graphic and interesting without the effects. As a professional photographer I take many artsy shots with my big time camera and spent hours in Photoshop refining it. Camera awesome allows me to see my visualization instantly. I do wish that there was a white balance control in camera And in post. Perhaps there is one and I have not found it? In other words, love it! get it!
Some promise...but not a top contender
by Guitarbrain on 2012/03/06 17:58
I have a ton of camera apps and I think Camera+ is about the best there is right now. Camera Plus Pro and Pro Camera are my next favorite camera apps. I bought Camera Awesome because it looked promising as a close competitor to Camera+, but, after some time using it, it falls short. The filters, textures, and border options get expensive after purchasing a few feature packs. The filters are not nearly as good as Camera+ and the textures and borders are nothing to brag about either. I spent about $8-$10 on several feature packs. The awesomizer that some compare to the Clarity feature in Camera+ is not nearly as good, and the individual tweaks in awesomizer, really don't do much. I did have one problem after activating the interval feature (multiple shots after a predefined countdown). I couldn't get it to stop. Every time I opened the camera, it kept wanting to take pictures. I'll keep testing but...it may be on the journey off my camera, into the pile of other apps, waiting for a future update that makes it worth a second look....later.
Best Photo Editing App Ever Created!
by Lauren808 on 2012/11/03 08:53
The last couple years, I've always kept my eyes peeled, looking for an amazing photo editing app on my phone & this one is the best (by far!). It is hands down, without a doubt, the very first photo editor app that has tons of options & gives you so much room to be super creative, so your photo's don't have to look like anyone or everyone else's! After downloading the app (for free!!!), I found myself glued to it, & using it for all of my photo & photo editing needs. I began using it so much, I paid the couple bucks, so I could access even more cool stuff! I would definitely highly recommend this application to ANYONE AND EVERYONE who appreciates being able to make those little changes (whether they're small - large and/or subtle - obvious), the diverse & unique color schemes, frames, textures, and so many other amazing options make this "awesomizing application" so much fun & even hard to put down, at times :)
Good, almost ideal
by Jefferson76 on 2012/03/04 18:06
Best camera I've found so far. The grid overlays are great. The artificial horizon works well but could be more subtle. Anti shake and burst modes are great. The editor is also good. Awesomizer makes it simple to make adjustments with a single slider that does a good job of balancing settings, then you can tweak sharpness, hue, saturation, and contrast from there. The individual sliders however have a pretty limited range, which could be a good thing to keep novices from getting carried away and ruining their picture. The filter and texture effects are good, but don't have sliders so they're all or nothing. You can stack only one filter with one texture and one frame, which is fine for textures and frames but it would be nice to be able to stack multiple filters. All in all it's a very good app that provides "pro" features clearly targeted to the casual shooter. It has some annoying (too me) goofiness in the interface (you'll see), but it doesn't affect usability or results so I'll just ignore it. Some may even like it. Some things I would like to see for a five star rating. - adjustment sliders on the filters and textures - stackable filters - import photos - volume+ as shutter button - exposure bracketing - shake reduction in video I've tried a lot of the camera apps and so far I'm sticking with this one while hoping they continue to update and improve the app. I'll buy additional filters when they do. Definitely try this.
They have a monopoly on my pictures!
by NicuNurse123 on 2013/02/08 04:53
I can't begin to tell you how good the pictures were because I can't see the pictures! In order to use this app you have to be willing to put your pictures where they want them. The pictures won't simply post to my phone so I have to subscribe to what they want me to subscribe to or I can't even see my pictures. I started to agree to Facebook until I saw that the small print said that I was agreeing that my pictures could be posted publicly. So for now I'm going to delete the app until they change their requirements.... So I gave it one star; And that's pretty generous since I haven't even seen one picture. A week later, I figured out a bit more. Now able to save to "camera roll" on my iPhone. Gave in and posted some pics to Facebook of Christmas Tree and Ornaments but not people, if Facebook is going to have rights to post publicly. Want to learn more to use this APP better, but can't figure out how to find any instructions in the APP. Anyone know how????? Can't upload pics I want. They are trapped here! Same with all the video ! I could scream!
Awesome alternative to paid-for camera apps
by Doebringer on 2012/04/24 07:20
I love the user interface and the different extras for shooting, like the option to overlay thirds or the golden proportion onto the screen. The horizon indicator is particularly beneficial to make sure shots are level. Editing options are basic, but pretty good. The awesomize function is a quick short-cut to good photos, and i like the 4 sliders for various editing options. Having a few more manual editing controls wouldn't hurt though( camera genius has many, and the cost of a few dollars and poorer interface). I'm not a fan of all the paid-for options. I dont plan on using pre-set filters much, but if/when i do , id much rather just have paid 5 bucks or so for the app with a bunch of options than a small purchase for each individual option. Sharing options are great and i like that you can choose an album to upload to for facebook and add a comment for each photo as you upload them. Finally, im very happy that the app records picture info like iso setting used, shutter speed, etc. but given that it doesnt give the option to manually control these functions its kind of a waste to tell me. Id love having more shooting options as well(manual exposure setting, white balance options, histogram while shooting, iso control, etc) those options i'd gladly pay a few dollars for and would seal this app as the best, hands-down camera app for iphone.
Certifiable AMAZING!
by Realist7780 on 2012/12/15 01:47
I have almost every camera/photo editing app ever made for the App Store and I deem this to be the absolute BEST in the market today. I have a freelance production company if that tells you what kind of authority I have in this area, or not, I'm just saying this application is as strong as I've seen in the store and its also probably the most stable to boot! I've grown accustomed to spending a large amount of time tweaking photos to get them this eye-catching, where I achieve the same results, (if not better, sometimes;) ) in a quarter of the time with this App. I write this review 100% unbiased to any of the Apple or Apple third-party developer products and have no vested interest in this developer, company, or related party(ies). I simply recognize a breathe of fresh air when I inhale one, and I've been extremely satisfied with this program and it's vast array of powerful, pro tools at my disposal. 6 Stars!!!!!
Awesome photo app!
by oPTiK Al on 2015/03/17 19:42
As good as it gets for a free camera app for the iPhone. It works flawlessly on my 6+ and used to work great on my older iPhone 5 as well. I really like that you can try any of the paid filters before buying them so you know what you are getting. Otherwise the free filters are more than enough for your everyday photography. I actually end up using the free "Awesomize" feature and it really helps my photos pop! And makes them more vibrant and even improves exposure. While shooting the exposure and focus lock features are really advanced and similar to dSLR cameras with its dual point locks (lock exposure in one part of the photo while focusing in another). I wish they would implement a quick and easy red eye fix feature otherwise it really has everything you could want in a prosumer and professional photo app!! Special shout out to Danny P....
One of the better free photo apps
by whatever it takes!!! on 2012/03/10 18:49
Camera Awsome is not quite my 'go to' photo app but it's close. What it has going for it is it's selective focus and the ability to show a horizon to ensure a straight photo plus it's anti shake feature. Photo quality is as advertised. What I didn't like was the feature allowing one to apply a filter before you take a photo. You're stuck on one of the filters unless you delete the app and reinstall it essentially starting over. In this mode there's no way to revert to being 'filter free'. In this case I'd recommend taking the picture then applying a filter. There's lots and lots of filters however most of them are in packs which cost money, if you bought them all you'd have lots of filters but just paid for a rather pricey app. There should be a bulk discount 'buy all' pack. It also appears posting to just about all of the photo sites is available from the app which is very nice.
The One
by Dez Perado on 2012/05/06 07:30
I have about 12 different camera apps on my iPhone 4s so that I could use them and compare each one and the features that they have... After playing with them all and taking a variety if different shots, Camera Awesome has proven to absolutely be the best. I don't eve really use the other ones that much anymore, only for certain features like panoramic or a timer which This one died not. But for the majority if my photos I use this one, camera awesome. Features like the focus and expose that u can adjust to prepare a shot make this camera unique and too if the line... Plus it comes with an editor for after photos which is better than the ones I have seen elsewhere.. Get it. I don't usually write reviews, but besides for the pop up reminder asking me to write a review, I am writing this because it deserves it. Good cam. Try it out and I'm sure u will agree. Peace
Feature-rich, well designed, & useful for all shots at all skill levels
by wizrdry on 2013/02/04 08:19
Using Camera Awesome is a pleasure. My shaky hands require image stabilization, although it does seem to take longer than I'd expect. Export to Smugmug is quick and reliable. The effects are great, although I wish the sliders allowed for more drastic changes. Besides slightly slow image processing (which is worth it), my only beef with this app is the separate image stores from your camera roll. I understand this to be because of an Apple design, however, adding and exporting 1 file at a time is very tedious. Bulk add from my photo stream seems very doable so I hope that is in the works. I desperately want to sync the photos and videos and would happily go thru extra steps to do so. I would use Camera Awesome exclusively if it was the superset of the Apple camera but currently I'm forced to use both.
Okay, but SO slow
by Tangerinefight on 2013/04/18 16:26
This app is great and the camera is definitely much shaper than the default camera. I actually have this one on my little dock, and I prefer to use it 9/10 times. However, I do have some pretty big complaints and these are what drive me to use another camera app like... Ever. - IT IS SO SLOW. it takes probably an extra 30 seconds each to launch, focus/take a photo, and switch between ANY functions. Especially when I try to view the photos I already took, it takes about a minute to open the screen. - the photos are not saved to your camera roll and are harder to access. You have to re-save the pictures you take here to access them in the roll and share them anywhere. - I can't get the "one click share" feature to work at all. Whenever I try to use it, the app crashes. - I still don't fully understand how focusing works, actually. When you can get it to the pictures turn out much clearer than with the regular camera, but I can't get them to focus correctly every time because tapping the live view doesn't always do the same thing. Basically, if I have time to compose and figure out a good picture I will use this camera every time, but if something is happening fast or I just don't have the patience I always go back to the default camera. If these things are resolved in the future I will absolutely give 5 stars and recommend that everyone download this.
Better than default iPhone Camera
by 700MHz on 2012/03/09 15:35
This camera is better than iPhone camera app for one main reason, exposure control. Using this app to select your point of focus and then selecting your exposure area to allow the lens to open more to allow more light in gives you a better picture when you have shadow areas. This level of control is usually only on high end cameras. You won't expect this on a "cell phone" of course you need to understand the value and how to use these options. Great to also see the f-stop, shutter rate and mm of the photo you have taken. Once again, if you understand lens and cameras you would have a better appreciation of this app. This may now become my default camera. Plus you have to love the features, stabilization, rapid shoots, timer, interval shoots, etc... to play with. Enjoy!
Nice
by Nstolpy on 2012/12/23 02:49
I would say this app is a great competitor to camera+ and it has a few advantages that make it even more attractive. One is that it's free and most apps of this caliber do cost money. The other is the ability to shoot and edit video, which is rare for photo apps to do. My friend and I are also raving about the speed with which it shoots stills, which is just amazing. The free edits are also sweet but I went ahead and spent the 9.99 to have the whole catalog of edits. My goal has always been to have one camera and video app that is a one stop shop for shooting, editing and sharing. I think this one does that for me quite adequately. Two gripes: I just experienced some crashing while applying filters, and I wish you could shoot a photo with the volume button in on the side of the phone. Otherwise keep up the good work, smugmug.
My third try a charm.
by waldhaus1 on 2013/07/05 01:14
At first I couldn't get this to work on the new iPad. Whenever I tried to access the library it crashed. And I had trouble separating the focus and exposure points. Not initially intuitive to me.. Need to touch in one point and then a second point while maintaining contact with the screen. I thought I had been doing that but apparently not. Finally got it to work on the iPad by deleting and reinstalling. Sinc then it has accessed the library fine and seems to work fine. Need to check out how the smugmug archive works. Long time, and happy smugmug user. Also I love Athentecs perfectly clear. I am amazed it isn't more popular. I am a bit surprised that smugmug doesn't support camera awesome on digital grin their support forum. 7/4/13 A tutorial would be helpful. I'd like my pictures to go to a smugmug gallery. Perhaps I just need to play with C A again. That used to work.
Nice app but could be better
by Darknekoboy on 2012/09/11 07:40
In terms of shooting photos and video, this is the best photography app I have tried on my iPhone 4S but could be better and will be if the updates come soon. The iPhone 4S comes with a 8MP camera that along with the integrated camera app developed by Apple, is a joke but camera awesome aside from being free, makes it more awesome. There are a bunch of presets that I haven't tried and you can still buy more. I am not a photographer and take photos mainly for fun that I may later edit in Photoshop CS5 so I don't need to spend more. I haven't tried the video shooting a lot. I think I shot one or two but no more than 5 minutes, and still the quality is beautiful. It's a nice add-on to this app. Makes me very happy to have it there. Exportation is a little tricky and I would love if they could make it easier by going to iTunes, tap on the app and being able to export/save files. Instead, I have to send my pictures to the gallery on my iPhone and then save them on my PC. Too much work. If I have to pay for this feature, I would do it. Like I said, this is an awesome app, it offers lots of free and high quality results for FREE. Lots of photography apps charge you and fall down against this one. It could be better, but now it offers good results. You won't go wrong picking this one out.
Second try because it's promising, but no improvement
by Ex 5-0 on 2012/11/22 18:09
Long time smugmug user, tried the app a fee months ago, too many glitches already mentioned in other reviews here, including only recognizing a limited number of smugmug categories/galleries, it's a huge battery hog, issues with seizing up, only able to chose big button or image stabilization and the list goes on. Very disappointed there were hardly any noticeable fixes since I dumped the app a few months back and tried again now (the zoom works now, so Thanks bunches for that!). The free pre-sets and adjustments are generous, fun to play with even for a complete luddite, awesome indeed. Overall I think this app has awesome potential because it's a great concept as typical from the MacAskill crew, but somewhat poor execution (simply in a sense it was released too soon before too many issues were thought thru), and the lack of solutions and fixes for common issues and glitches hold me back from giving it 4 stars.
Fantastic app, minor flaws
by FJ Woods on 2013/02/07 02:56
Extremely fast shots and excellent exposure controls. The post production is superior though not without flaws (the color temp and sharpness sliders have no noticeable effect, at least on my iPhone 4). Also, while interesting, I find many of the PP presets repetitive and not worth the money. I think Instagram has a slight edge in this category although Camera Awesome seems to allow for more editing than I remember Instagram allowing. The export function is also superior, allowing you to go directly to Facebook, Twitter, Smugmug, and others, though I still find simply exporting to Camera Roll the best option based on my workflow. All in all, I find this the best low-cost (assuming you control your urge to purchase all of the PP presets) photo app out there, well worth the five stars.
Many Pluses
by Vfwsxe on 2012/08/04 05:56
I have an iPhone 4. This app performs better than the native photo app, with features such as independent focus and exposure. I was especially impressed at the depth of field available during video mode compared to the native app. However, there seemed to be a significant battery drain when shooting video for more than a few minute clip. UI is easy for me and the speed is also sufficient and comparable to other high quality apps. Export options are better than native app but don't include some competitor hosting sites such as shutterfly. I also like the built-in effects and filter settings, and the option to buy more is nice I suppose, but not worth it to me. I don't know how this app compares to other popular pay apps. I am reluctant to pay for any application and this one performs adequately for my needs so I see no need to pay for one.
Great on the spot app for shooting & editing
by lorojoro on 2012/03/04 17:02
App works quickly and adds a number of great tools for the photographer. Intuitive controls and excellent button placement for setting exposure, focus, etc. Unlike Camera+, this app also records video. Neat set of filters for post processing. Note that filters come in sets of 9 for 99c. Before you complain: the app comes with 9 good filters for free plus presets and frames, and you can do basic image editing and cropping as well. Don't spend money unless you want to; the app is great bought for free. Seamless one-touch integration with many sharing sites like Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, Picasa. This is a great app for its low price. Definitely Apple needs to integrate better camera functions in the next iOS; till then, you should put this app on your phone.
Really want to like this app
by gk4271 on 2015/06/13 05:40
I would give this 5 stars except that it has a penchant for crashing occasionally, especially when working with the library. I am a bit concerned about using it for that reason. When I do use it, I make sure to automatically save pictures in the Camera Roll—a perhaps unnecessary duplication. In that regard, I see no real reason to have a bespoke picture library at all. After sharing my enthusiasm for this app with some family members I later discovered that they had simply lost track of pictures taken with Camera+. The resulting cleanup yielded nearly 3 GB of wasted space. I think that the best way to enjoy this app would be to simply buy into the show SmugMug scheme and forget abp. Camera Roll entirely. For those not wanting to do so, then unless you are constantly vigilant about managing duplication and willing to waste time messing with it, Camera+ does not seem to be designed with your best interests in mind.
You were already Awesome. Now you
by mjseik on 2012/02/29 18:37
SmugMug, I loved you before, but now that I've christened my app with a photo of my Three Stooges mouse pad and Awesomized them to look far Awesomer than they have a right to, you've entered the Awesome Hallowed Halls. In all seriousness, this is a robust and responsive app that helps shape the quality and focus of your untouched photos, or invites you to have some fun with them. Sharing is a breeze, and configurable to choose where you want to share, or simply have your photo bounced right up as you're shooting. There are even quick buttons for camera roll or SmugMug. I keep digging down to find more and more options, and I'm not sure I've reached the bottom yet. The icon is easily recognized and bears a very slight relationship to the native camera app icon, making it very easy to spot the app quickly. The interface is intuitive and easy to access, and the free presets, filters, textures, and frames (sets of 9, and the first set is free) are a lot of fun. The free sets are just as high quality as the paid sets; you won't find cheesy stuff here. You're even entertained while you wait for rendering. As usual, the SmugMug team had a lot of fun with their wordification! Thanks, SmugMug.
Cool, but maybe not worth the hype
by Crazyforpeanut on 2012/06/24 00:16
I've been playing with it for a week. It's cool that you can see what your shutter speed and f-stop are, but not sure the point since I haven't actually found a way to change them. There are 9 free filters and pre-sets (what's the difference??) with the option to buy a bunch more. But they are really REALLY heavy. If you want subtle, look elsewhere. If you like the heavily processed look, however, you're in luck. You can pick your favorite and have it automatically applied to every photo you take. And to the reviewer who mentioned it not automatically saving to your camera roll, you can change that in the settings. Overall, if you just want a nice little camera to replace the native one, it's great. If you want to give images a bold, heavily processed look, again, it's great. If you're just looking to give your shots a slight pop, this isn't for you.
Best Camera App - No Question
by JeffRogers01 on 2012/03/02 14:44
I have more than 20 photography apps on my 4S including Pro Camera and Camera Plus. This by far is the best one. I also purchased all of the in app purchases. Only complaint is that the post processing is very slow. But, they will fix that. I still like Snapseed and Photogene2 for editing, but this by far is the best camera app. Those that give this app a bad rating for functionality don't yet understand how to use the app. For instance, I had a problem turning off the fx when taking a photo. I thought that I could just tap the effects icon and that they would go off. Not so. You have to deselect the effect you have applied and it will go off. This was directly from SmugMug's tech support. I emailed about this and they emailed right back.
Recommended
by Bob b 1625 on 2013/03/29 12:52
I have been using Camera Awesome since Christmas, after being very unhappy with the results of Thanksgiving pictures using the installed iPad camera. Used Camera Awesome for the holidays and various events since, mostly family type events. I gave this four stars because it was a little difficult to get the hang of the controls at first. Not a show stopper for using the camera and ABSOLUTELY not a reason to simplify or dumb down the controls, just a little of a learning curve. The other issue that took a little time to get right, perhaps because I am a new iPad user, was transferring the pictures to my laptop. It is a multi step process that was not immediately obvious. Three months later I would recommend this app to anyone who wants to take excellent pictures with an iPad.
Better than most photo editing apps.
by Frodocito on 2013/05/11 16:25
Pretty cool app. Although the garble that scrolls across the screen during processing time is mildly amusing the first couple of times the best part of the app. Is the quick and easy use of the editing power. The U.I. is better than other apps where you can easily move from one function to the next without feeling like you got stick and have to start over. A couple of added features to the basic app. would improve it: 1. Add a leveling function that way it would be easy to fix all the crooked and drunken stooper fotos flooding the Internet. 2. Add a selective focus function 3. Add a custom frame filter 3. Add a custom effects filter or make the intensity adjustable. 4. Have a image location descrambler so nobody can track you location.... You could call it the "covert tag"
Good, but not so awesome
by Sparky McMuffin on 2012/03/06 12:11
This app takes good pictures. Awesomizing a photo often produces better results. Yet I feel I have to do too much work to get a photo. Swipe swipe swipe. I strongly dislike: The zoom bar disappears in seconds and can't be recalled again. Also, I purchased Destroyed presets, and now I have to thumb through screens of ads, basically, to access my purchased filters. Too much work. Swiping the samples and swiping the icons seems redundant. And buying Destroyed Presets does not unlock Destroyed filters or Destroyed textures. Way too many in app purchases. I much prefer how Hipstamatic handled in app purchases. I own everything they offer and don't feel ripped off. They didn't shove in my face everything that was for sale. Not so with the Awesome. As for all the five star reviews? I simply do not believe they are real. Other apps do what Camera Awesome offers with far less work and far less investment.
Camera Awsome
by BillHilly51 on 2012/07/22 18:25
I needed an app to upload camera and iPad photos to Smugmug. I think this app is working but am not sure if the uploads are full resolution or not. It is going very fast for full resolution. Selection process for getting photos from camera to iPad to Camera Awsome is slow, needing to select one photo at a time into CA. Also, the first time I tried to upload while on a trip, the app crashed. I got a "processing" message and photos never uploaded. After removing the app and re-installing, all worked again. Every now and then, uploads stop inexplicitly, but continues if I exit then return to app. Also, something crashed my AT&T data access. I had to reset the iPad to use the data network. I suspect this app because it had trouble and I don't have any other non-standard apps.
Please add these features to de-throne camera+!!
by Candyman874 on 2012/11/21 02:29
These additions would be but are not limited too: -a front camera flash (like in camera+) -HDR option for still images -taking still images while recording video -an barcode/QR reader mode (like in procamera) aside video and photo mode -a "more info" mode in the library (like in camera+) where you can see the image size, location implementing google maps, time, altitude, setting (like flash or no flash), any filters used or not Bug alarm: -there's a bug that switches to single mode even though the slider on the top right still indicates you are in multi image mode after multitasking from library mode (to edit/delete multiple shots you have taken) Misc Improvements: -faster image processing and saving -if only the "camera roll" would have a landscape mode... I'd pay good money for an app with these features and improvements rather than getting more "useless" filter or photo booth gimmicks and really focus on the picture taking that this app is intended by most people that choose this over the standard camera app... Thanks for your time reading my review, I put quite a lot of honest feedback and time constructing it, peace out!
Best camera ever
by Legendarypinkdots on 2013/05/22 04:47
This has completely replaced the normal camera for me for several reasons: even without the filtering, I find that it takes much better pictures than the default camera app. It works better in all sorts of lighting conditions. I often use it to photograph fish in a tank... it focuses better and allows for much more rapid successive shots. My default camera tints most night shots orange - this one does not. If you tap the viewfinder, it puts a moveable crosshair for selective focusing on things that aren't in the center of the shot. For the reviewer that said it won't put the pictures in camera roll... It's in the settings as an automatic option, or you can do it manually for each shot.
Best Photo App for the iPad mini
by saint ends on 2013/08/13 02:58
As a professional photographer, I honestly never expect much from my iOS devices when it comes to the camera; their use is usually a matter of convenience. After using this app while on a shoot this past weekend, I've changed my mind. The difference in the native camera app and Camera! is significant. The quality of the image is sharp and clean, the UI is simple and easy to navigate, and the functionality is robust and adds impressively to the iPad's camera. At this price, too? It is a steal. While it isn't going to be replacing your Nikon D4 or Canon 5D Mark III anytime, soon -- take better advantage of your iPad camera's potential and add this fantastic app to your photography toolkit.
Lots of promise
by BrianRoberg on 2013/01/06 21:24
I love the split focus/exposure points in video mode, a compelling benefit over the stock iOS video app. The pre-record feature is also very useful when recording video of a baby who might do something cute at any moment, but who might also do nothing much at all for 5 minutes. However, I've had trouble getting my video off the phone. Exporting to the camera roll hasn't worked consistently for me. The cloud archive is a great idea, but only a small minority of my videos have made it to the archive. (I think the "archive only over wifi" feature has the effect of preventing archiving altogether when you're not on wifi.) I've been able to get my videos through a painstaking manual process, so things could be worse. And as a longtime SmugMug customer, I'm optimistic. But it's not fully polished yet.
The Kitchen Sink!
by RoSealey on 2012/11/30 02:53
This is a fantastic product. Very intuitive, and easy to use. The results I get are wonderful, considering everything is being done in my iPad! I love that I can take a photograph wherever I am and it turns into something unusual. Then instantly have it on Facebook to share. My complaints are 1) only the awesomize option allows for tweaking and 2) you have to purchase the other batch of photo treatments after you get the app if you want to create anything varied beyond the initial nine or so options. I believe after using this product for weeks now, I would've paid full price to have the whole package knowing all it could do. It seems like a trick to offer the app to hook users in then only offer very minimum options.
Simply an unbelievable photo app!
by ChrisSosn on 2013/01/03 22:32
I'm a long-time Photoshop user and experienced with other photo/raster imaging software. When I found Camera Awesome I was simply blown away at its native capabilities. From the simple editing tools to the advanced filters and textures, this app is excellent. I would have like to have a better-than-Apple red-eye reducer in there so I don't have to use the Apple Photos app *and* Camera Awesome. Love the humor in there as well. A little error in the app...there is a typo in the share button menu: I'm not a grammar teacher, but the words "set up" when used as a *verb* are two words and not one word (Setup 1-Tap Share). Overall...wow! Very well done! Can't wait for future versions!
If yours is crashing...Try this...
by BevinJoy1030 on 2013/11/16 03:12
Mine randomly started crashing within five seconds of being opened, regardless of what I was (or wasn't) doing. After taking several different unsuccessful approaches recommended by Smugmug, their suggestion that finally solved the problem was to select the red "Reset all settings" button at the bottom of the settings (gear icon) option within the Camera Awesome app. (Don't worry; you won't lose any photos or videos.) Then restart your device. I'll add that I had even been getting an API error message, but this fixed everything, and the app has now been working perfectly all day for dozens of photos and videos.
Camera Awesome Is Awesome!
by Peelboy on 2013/06/15 16:43
(Note:this written by my 9yr old which shows not only how good it is but also how easy it is to use!) Camera Awesome is one of the best camera apps! You can change the style of a photo that you love. You can choose any photo from your camera roll to edit. Finally, you can change the shape of your photo. You can change the style of your photo. Sometimes you love a photo but you just wish something was different. Camera Awesome has different presets, filters, textures, and frames. You can take a photo of yourself and put it in a film reel background. You can choose any photo from your camera roll. In some photography apps you can only edit photos that you take in that app. In Camera Awesome you can get to any photo in your camera roll by pressing the little plus sign in the right corner. You can change the shape of your photo. Sometimes you take a photo in one way but you want it in another way. Camera Awesome has a button marked transform by pressing it you can change the shape of your photo. Overall, Camera Awesome is an awesome app.
Tymomma
by nikiheat on 2013/05/21 02:55
This gem is my favorite app. I would like to be able to make it my default camera. As it is, it is on my home page so I can get to it quickly. I used to use a Nikon DSLR for the big jobs and a Sony point & shoot for the quick jobs. Now I find I'm leaving the Sony home & just using my phone. I'll have to check out the stabilize feature someone else mentioned, although earlier I found I had to choose between big button and stabilize. A friend just showed me that i can use the volume up button for snapping a pic, so now i don't have to choose. I made a request awhile ago to be able to turn off flash and voila it happened with an update. Great job.
Great Camera, Good Effects, Nice Sharing
by TPapi on 2012/10/07 11:34
I got this app for the full featured camera that includes focus and light meter hot spots, timers, full screen button, etc. It's a real upgrade from the standard iPhone camera and that would have been enough for me. Then I started playing with the effects. There are a bunch of free ones, which are good, but the presets tend to muddy your pix. You can also buy tons more presets, filters, textures and frames if you want. Adding effects takes some time so they need to speed up the processing. Not perfect, but a nice addition to a great camera app. Then there's sharing. You can share with just about everyone, Smugmug, Picasa, Photobucket, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, email, SMS, even Instagram. It's not perfect because the sharing processing is slow too and there are pain points like it adding adds a #awesomized tag that you probably want to delete and placing photos uploaded to Facebook in a Camera Awesome album rather than mobile uploads, but still a nice addition to a great camera app. All in all it's a good app, tweak some presets, fix some sharing issues and speed up the processing and it will be truly awesome.
Best of all Camera Apps....
by DamuLaG_PoV on 2012/11/10 08:55
Reviewing the app from a Amateur POV, my impression with this application is that it has most of the things you will need if you are ever on field for instance filters rather than using tadaa or instagram this is better thn the two it has a boat load of features that I thought was too much... I found this app when I was browsin to my airsoft photos and it says smugmug and i checked the site and voila it says that camera awesome is the next best thing if you dont have any 600 to 1000 dollar camera. This app does the job like youhave experience photographer yet that depends on you if you have the skills for it. I give it a 5/5 for you will be using thia for A WHILE
Fantastic, but pricy to extend
by TheREALDJMac on 2012/02/29 21:28
I love this app. It's free, it's amazing and I would highly recommend anyone who owns and iPhone and loves iphoneography to get it. That said, it's a little expensive to extend (4 stars). There are numerous FX, Filter and Frame extensions and each and every one costs .99. This adds up pretty quickly and its ... painfully hard to resist. You can spend about $30 bucks tricking it out immediately. That being said, once you use the app you will realize the pain to accomplish one fantastic, functional and easy to use interface. Executed flawlessly, and so much fun to use ... how can you not purchase the extensions if only to support the development of such a fine iPhone camera app. Smugmugs Camera Awesome is simply that ... Awesome. Thank you.
Awesome app it's that simply put!
by KGoodness420 on 2012/10/11 17:53
Best camera app I've tried (tried the majority of them) but this one goes above and beyond with options to alter your picture or just adjust the original plus a feature to down or up (not sure the technical term there :) to almost anywhere you can think of. BUT BUT the BEST AWESOMEST feature are the phrases while it is processing something instead of boring numbers for time or just a sliding bar the creators went way outside the box to get ten stars From me on that (yes it's a feature that has nothing to do with the actual photo taking per say ) but it cracks me up every time making Any wait time well.... Fun! Download and enjoy!
Much better than the iPhones camera app
by tiffany247365 on 2012/11/22 18:08
I've been pretty unhappy with the iPhone's camera app for some time and decided to look for a replacement for it so I can get some decent pics when just out and about or when I want to travel light & don't want to bring an actual camera. This app doesn't do the greatest in low light settings. The better the light, the better it does (as with cameras in general). Still does better than the iPhone's app all around. The free editing settings and filters are pretty cool and you can pay if you want more, but the free ones are probably enough for most. Try it out and have fun! It's free, so why not?
"AWESOME, It Tis"
by thomasjon on 2013/09/18 04:17
The name says it all. For this app to be truly appreciated, you must purchase the entire package. With everything working, is when it all falls into place. I do not write many of these. An app has to be truly above average for me to write something glowing in a review. Or be absolutely downright horrible. The app has to be a either end of the spectrum. And this one is at the fantastic end of the spectrum. Give it a try. You will not be disappointed. As to the crashing problems listed in some reviews, I'm sorry that those fine people had them. I'm not sure of the causes. I have had nothing but great experiences with this camera and its attributes.
iPhone's best camera - for FREE!
by The Defstar on 2012/02/29 20:09
There has been a lot of talk out there on the true cost of this app. Let's get one thing straight - this app does everything you could ever want in an iPhone camera, and it does it all for free right out of the box. You can share to multiple social media services, you can utilize numerous DSLR-like features to take photos, and you can edit to your heart's content. All in one app. Sure, there are extra filters available for purchase, but they are a-la-carte. Buy what you like, skip what you don't. Not to mention, they already give me over 30 effects for free as it is. It's really a no brainer, this app is awesome!
Redacting my former 5 star review
by bis4betsy on 2012/12/05 23:13
This previously stellar app crashes and burns upon every opening of the gallery view - Every. Single. Time. For weeks I've looked for an update, nothing. I've tried contacting smug mug (and they sure are, aren't they?) but their web site is not directed toward this camera app, but rather a host service biz. I don't like taking bugs, complaints, or grouching to the review page. But come on!!!! I sunk over $12 into this lemon with the promise of lifetime updates!!!! Hellooooooooo!!!!????!!!!!?!!!! ----------------------------------- Love the camera, the free fx presets, filters, textures, and frames. Even better is the in-app option to upgrade - good for life!!!! - to ALL the goodies!!!! Yeah, it feels steep at the moment of purchase ($10). But think about all you're getting and it's worth it. It's stable, looks great, makes pics look great, all around the best alt camera ever. Replaced my native cam forever.
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