This Is One Of The Best Third-Party iPhone Camera App Out There

Uzair Ghani
Posted Jul 28, 2015
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iPhone camera apps are aplenty over at the App Store. Just dive into the Photo & Video category, and you’ll come to realize that the floodgates are overflowing with different offerings that give users something to mull over. But not all camera apps are great; some go above and beyond features which aren’t suited for the average Joe, while some fall short miserably. That’s where Obscura Camera comes in, which is a perfect blend of being advanced and minimalist at the same time.

Obscura iPhone Camera

From the get-go, you’ll realize that Obscura Camera is meant with ergonomics in mind. The app’s user-interface is designed in such a way that everything is just a thumb’s reach away, making it very comfortable to use on a day to day basis.

Ergonomics aside, the app is packed with features which should be there in every camera app as standard, including the stock one which ships as part of iOS for iPhone and iPad both. Users get the usual set of options, such as quick focus lock and quick exposure lock controls. Obscura Camera really takes off when you take into account that it also lets you manually control ISO settings and shutter speed. If you’re a pro photographer, then you would already know that these two settings alone are important for taking a great shot.

Obscura Camera also features three gird overlays, with rule of thirds, square and circle being the available options, so you can rest assured that you’ll get a perfectly aligned and weighted shot every single time you pull out your iPhone from your pocket.

Obscura iPhone Camera

And of course, there are live filters if you want to take your snaps to a whole new level. With nine live filters to choose from, you can preview each and every single one even before you even take a photo, so the user gets a rough image beforehand what he or she would end up shooting. Although there are nine filters, as we mentioned before, you can buy six more, which are available as an in-app purchase.

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The developer promises to update the app with even more feature in the near future. And taking the app for a spin in its current form on one of our iPhones, it makes us wonder how it can be improved even further knowing it’s already in good shape.

The app is available to download from the App Store and costs absolutely nothing, with in-app purchases being available, ranging from $1.99 to $4.99. The app is only compatible with the iPhone and does not support the iPad natively just yet.

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