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Camera+, The Ultimate iPhone Photo App

Best iPhone Camera App Ever and my first App ; )

Camera+, the App that I’ve been working on for over a year, is now available in the App Store.

Woooo! *does a happy dance*

If you’ve been following my Twitter, Tumblr or Flickr stream, you’ve probably noticed a lot of iPhone shots pop up recently from my trips to New York and San Francisco. Now I can finally share the amazing app that created all those cool FXs!

NYC Taxi iPhone HDR
HDR (Special FX)

I partnered with the amazing Taptaptap team including, John Casasanta, Scott Meinzer, Wolfgang Bartleme and Karl Von Randow, on Camera+ and I truly believe we built the most streamlined and extensive camera App for the iPhone.

Camera+'s Purple Haze
Purple Haze (Colour FX)

I spent most of my time creating and tweaking all the custom Scene and FXs for the App in Photoshop. In all honesty, it was really hard coming up with 24 unique FXs.

I can’t even count the number of crazy and horrible FXs I came up with in the process, but I’m sure my colleagues can tell you that “subtlety” is not in my post-processing vocabulary. :P

*the hidden city*
Hipster (Retro FX).

We went all out on the names of the FXs, “So Emo” being my absolute favourite.

We’ve all had so much fun testing and creating the App, minus the time when we got slapped with a big rejection from Apple for trying to sneak in an illegal feature :-/

It’s been a long process and one that has renewed my passion for taking and sharing images. I am ecstatic to share this App with you! I can’t wait to see what you create with Camera+.

Download the App & show me your photos!

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    August 3, 2010 at 7:28 AM

    […] Tap tap tap collaborated with photographer Lisa Bettany to fine-tune the aesthetic capability of the app. Her blog is filled with tips on how to take photos with an iPhone (like this), and she describes some of her role in the software development in another post. […]

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    August 5, 2010 at 12:53 PM

    I would probably buy this if it were available on Android. The one thing I’ve seen on the new iPhone that I really like is the touch-to-focus/exposure and it works very well.

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    August 11, 2010 at 4:13 PM

    It would be nice if there was an option to directly save the photos to the iphone on the menu. This would be a real time saver since I don’t need to perform additional edits.

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    August 13, 2010 at 8:01 AM

    Where is the Australia app store love? Cmon we are dying over here without a decent camera app for the iphone 4!

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    David D.
    August 15, 2010 at 9:55 PM

    I know Apple pulled the App which I don’t agree with. are you removing the features they didn’t like and resubmitting. or is it gone for good now what happens I didn’t find out about the app till to late. I’m really bummed.

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    August 16, 2010 at 5:59 PM

    Am I doing something wrong? I keep getting told the App isnt available in the US store.


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    August 18, 2010 at 6:57 AM

    Hi, When do you think the app will be back in the App Store. I bought it about a few weeks ago but never synced with itunes. I have since replaced my iPhone and now i’m without this fantastic app!! Please provide some news for us on this soon!!

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    August 18, 2010 at 5:17 PM

    You guys should totally distribute jailbroke app, I would buy!!

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    August 20, 2010 at 2:43 AM

    Hi, I couldnt find this app in the itunes app store. Later i got to know that it has been removed. Does anyone know where else i can get it from for iphone 4? The more i read about camera+, the more i want to try.

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    August 22, 2010 at 2:40 PM

    Any word on availability in the appstore? Cant wait! (will it be US only?)

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    August 24, 2010 at 1:29 PM

    I was looking forward to this one, and now that I have my new iPhone4, it’s gone. :( Boo!

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    Scott Bass
    August 25, 2010 at 8:39 PM

    Everyone is so silent, wrote a note on your fb and also inquired to taptaptap on the cache size in light box because I was worried about taking to many photos before downloading them to the camera roll. Can’t seem to get in touch with anyone….this has nothing to do with the app getting pulled although that was silly…..the volume fix was awesome, there is no way it could have added user confusion.

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    Dale Hrabak
    September 3, 2010 at 12:23 PM

    I too am disappointed Apple has pulled the app, since I was hoping to use it on the new iTouch camera. Are there any plans to make app compliant?
    To loose one of the leading iOS camera apps to a technicality seems tragic.

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    September 7, 2010 at 9:23 AM

    A friend has this app and I really want to get it. I understand it was pulled from the iTunes app store since it had a hidden feature to make the volume down button act as a shutter release. I don’t care about that feature, and would just like to get the app for the other features. Are you going to take that feature out, and resubmit camera+ to the app store? Or has Apple permanently banned you from any future versions of this app?

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    David D.
    September 12, 2010 at 3:20 PM

    Weird That Dev has not responded once since it was pulled. Almost makes me wonder if Apple put a hush order out as well.

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    September 13, 2010 at 5:56 PM

    Not good of Apple to pull this. I had purchased camera+ and was using it extensively, until I updated my iPhone to iOS 4.1 at which time it was pulled off my phone. UNFAIR! I paid for it, and had pictures in the lightbox that I had not transfered over to the Camera Roll.

    If Apple wants to pull it from the store, that is one thing, but to take it away from customers who have already purchased it seems out of line!

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    September 17, 2010 at 10:16 AM


    it was rejected by Apple. Please leave feed back with apple, since this is a great app.

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    September 21, 2010 at 5:50 PM

    Love the Camera+ App, I have however a problem/bug to report. After shooting a photo and editing the image, when I go to “Share” it, the keyboard is not there anymore, use to be, what gives?
    Will this be fixed?
    Also noticed that if I keep the App open after a while when I go back to it, the camera screen/viewer is black, I can’t see what I’m shooting.

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    September 30, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    Following up on DanG’s comment – the “missing keyboard” issue is a big one. Fix on the way?

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    October 17, 2010 at 10:04 AM

    I can’t wait for Camera+ to be unblocked by the app store. Its so ridiculous.

    This, along with Hipstamatic and Instagram, is one of my favorite iPhone photo apps. Once it comes back I am sure there will be a rad update!

    I reviewed it and Hipstamatic here as well:

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    October 19, 2010 at 3:39 PM

    Please re support this App the side control apple pulled it for is not a big deal. there is another App called Camera Plus stealing revenue because of the name that app sucks compared to yours. please please bring this app back.

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    October 20, 2010 at 3:32 AM

    I use your app on my 3GS. It takes a while to load, but that’s ok.
    I wanted to suggest that you add the gps position info that the iphone camera app has. It’s brilliant being able to see where the pictures are taken. I hate losing that feature when using your app.

    Keep up the good work!

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    October 22, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    Camera+ was my FAVORITE app. I created amazing looking photos from it. I made the mistake of not backing up my apps, and now it’s gone :( I really hope Camera+ comes back soon!

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    Alberto Acero
    October 24, 2010 at 7:51 PM

    Why I cannot download this app? (FYI I’m an international customer)

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    October 27, 2010 at 7:46 PM

    Such a waste of a good app since this looks like a good app. Hope it will still be available in iTunes internationally.

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    October 27, 2010 at 8:46 PM

    I second the whole missing keyboard problem! It’s maddening! :(
    Bring back the app and start updating!

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    December 7, 2010 at 9:34 AM

    I tried to download the app but couldn’t find it on I tunes…
    Am I not typing the correct name: camera+?
    please advise…

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    December 10, 2010 at 5:54 PM

    @Carine: Carine, if you read any of the comments before yours you will notice that Camera+ was blocked from the app store. Its believed this will just be temporary and hopefully it will be back.

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    […] TWIT.tv, Net@Night, G4 & TWiP. Lisa has also recently developed iPhone Application ‘Camera+‘, which claims to be the “ultimate iPhone photo app”. Lisa uses Twitter regularly […]

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    December 18, 2010 at 11:04 PM

    Strange that an article would go out touting the great app that nobody can buy anymore because Apple has its arrogant head in the sand and taptaptap refuses to revert and provide to the public what it’s begging for. Honestly, the stain from this event would embarrass me enough to add distance between my name and the app unless they’re hoping that by advertising something Apple refuses to sell that Apple will back down (highly unlikely).

    Great app, too. I wish it were still for sell. The new version of iTunes keeps trying to remove the app from my phone without my permission so I have no other choice but to cancel sync each time I plug the phone in and perform syncs and backups manually. *sigh*

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    January 14, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    Android please!

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    February 8, 2011 at 8:57 AM

    I’m going to be repetitive and say ANDROID PLEASE! I would most DEFINITELY buy this app on Android if I could.

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    February 20, 2011 at 3:44 AM

    Congratulations on creating a fantastic app! Just a quick question though. Unfortunately I rejected the ‘use my location’ option upon first opening the app, is there any way of changing this within the app? I travel around the UK a lot racing superbikes, so would love to have the geotag on to see where all the great pictures have been taken.


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    February 20, 2011 at 4:07 AM

    Do! Problem sorted. I’ll be uploading most of my Camera+ photos to http://bradhowell.co.uk.

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    March 7, 2011 at 8:43 PM

    Android please! I switched from my iPhone to an android phone and I miss the app! I would definatley buy again!

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    March 12, 2011 at 9:50 PM

    when do we have camera+ android version? can’t wait for it… camera+ is just awesome

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    April 7, 2011 at 1:35 PM

    An android version would be awesome! PLEASE PLEASE make an android version!

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    April 16, 2011 at 3:45 AM

    This is the best app I’ve spent money on. I do have one big problem though. I took a pic just as the battery expired and now the app won’t start. I don’t want to reinstall as there are unsaved images. Any ideas?

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    April 16, 2011 at 9:05 PM

    Hi Lisa – not sure if I speak with you but I no longer can take pictures with camera+ for the iphone4. The shutter button remains dimmed out and it won’t let me tap it to take the picture. I looked for help everywhere but I see nothing. Is there something I’m doing wrong bc my regular camera takes pictures consistently and does not do the described. Thanks for your help.

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    April 17, 2011 at 9:01 AM

    Mine won’t let me take anymore pictures! :( Please Help!!!!!!

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    April 30, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Another one who dearly hopes that this camera will be available for Android soon.

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    May 2, 2011 at 5:00 PM

    I had the same issue as Brad, how can I turn geotagging back on, I can’t seem to find a setting anywhere.
    Ta, Anna

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      Mostly Lisa
      May 3, 2011 at 11:47 AM

      @Anna — tap the icon in the lower left corner to reveal the menu. Switch Geotagging on. :)

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    May 3, 2011 at 2:39 PM

    Is there any chance camera+ will again become available in the iTunes app store? As I understand it, they banned camera+ since it had a hidden feature to turn a volume button into a shutter release button. I’d be fine without that feature, and would love to get the basic app with all the filters!

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    Mostly Lisa
    May 5, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    @David: it’s been available since Dec 2010 :P http://campl.us/$

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    May 18, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    could you advise if there are plans of releasing Camera+ for Android ?

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    May 23, 2011 at 12:12 AM

    @Besty: Did you ever find a solution to this problem? I had the exact same thing happen…

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