AMITIAE - Wednesday 31 July 2013
Updates to A Pair of the Better iPhone Camera Apps: Wood Camera and 645 Pro Mk II
By Graham K. Rogers
Wood CameraI reviewed Wood Camera at length back in February this year when it was the Number One download in the Thai iTunes App Store. I found that it was a reasonably easy to use app for those interested in photography using an iOS device and at its $0.99 price, this is well worth looking at. Going back to the review, I was pleased with the effects that were possible with the filters and adjustments then available.
As before, I was able quickly to take a photograph, then apply several of the editing effects within the app, before saving the image to the camera roll (the original is also saved) and sending a full-size copy via email.
That email image (cropped to 5 x 7) was some 821 KB, with dimensions of 3211 x 2138. The same image saved to the iPhone image library (imported using Photostream to Aperture) had identical size and dimensions,
645 Pro Mk IIIn June I looked at the sophisticated 645 Pro Mk II - one of Michael Hardaker's excellent professional-style camera apps - which has the features of a Medium Format camera.
A few days ago, the app was updated and a number of filters were added: Sunset, Blue and Tobacco. Apparently the filters were not working, but this latest update has now fixed that, while some additions were made to EXIF data.
I took a photograph using the new Sunset filter (full strength) and the V50 film selection. The image that arrived in Aperture was some 22.86 MB with dimensions of 3264 x 2448 (8 MP). That size will, when exported as in 16-bit TIFF format, open as an image some 45" x 34".
Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand where he is also Assistant Dean. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs.
For further information, e-mail to