The iPhone's Achilles heel has always been its low quality camera. After noticing this problem in the first version and the successor to 3G, Apple has greatly improved the quality of the camera on the iPhone 3GS, but not made it a highlight of the device, leaving out features like zoom and flash. It is on this issue that the developer created the Global Delight Camera Plus, a special software for users who like the feature and prefer their approach well lit photos. Currently Camera Plus is among the most downloaded apps from the AppStore. Being free and easy to use, most people like the program, a factor that makes him continue in the iTunes top 100 list. As quoted above, the zoom feature fools well, but when the user transfers the pictures to your computer is disappointed with the outcome of the images.
The intuitive zoom function is amazing because the user can zoom in using just one finger. The result, unfortunately, is the same as using the zoom common, however the functionality of this feature shows up differently and is a positive aspect of Camera Plus. The Camera Plus is designed for users who do not want to spend a good quality application and looking for a software that has a good flash function. Who is looking for a software that uses digital zoom should not use this program, simply because the application does not perform this function.
The Camera Plus is an application very light and uncomplicated. With a button bar at the bottom of the program, the user can activate the flash (which works only after capture), activate the zoom feature intuitive, capturing images and access the photo album. At first, the zoom function is activated by a bar, which approximates the image at the center of the photo. Everything in Camera Plus seems to be very fantastic, however there is no perfection. It was suspicious that it turns out the "trick" of the application. Instead of applying a digital zoom, Camera Plus does nothing, we'll explain what he uses to fool the user.
The camera of the iPhone 3G - device we used in our test - has a resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels (or two megapixels). Imagine what would happen if by chance you recortasse part of the picture.Automatically she would be with a pixel size smaller, but on the iPhone, which has a small screen, you only see the part that you cut in full screen, giving a false impression of zoom (see the image below). This is precisely what Camera Plus does, he uses the tool "Crop" (cut) and tricks the user.
Unlike zoom, flash addition function is very interesting - and works better than expected. We did some tests with Camera Plus, which captured images with and without flash. When using the flash, in some cases overshadowed the program details, but did not give a false impression of enlightenment. Thus, the Camera Plus shows have featured his great time to add outdoor lighting. The Camera Plus has its own gallery, which is well organized. Nevertheless, the application leaves much to be desired when it comes to ease. The user can not use the accelerometer for pictures in landscape mode. Moreover, it is not possible to approach the images through the zoom function of the iPhone - a real disappointment for the user looking for practicality.
- Easy to use
- Flash helps a lot
- Zoom is false and leaves the smaller images