Camera+ update lets you save higher quality photos, brings auto front-facing camera flash

One of our favorite camera apps for the iPhone has received an update to deliver better image quality. Camera+ has now been updated to version 6.1 and allows discerning users to save images with lossless compression in the TIFF file format to retain better image details and have a higher quality photo as a result. The trade-off with saving a TIFF file, compared to a traditional JPEG, is that the TIFF format will consume more storage space on your phone.

For those of you who are willing to sacrifice your precious storage space for the sake of capturing and saving the absolute highest quality images you can get with your iPhone, this feature's for you. With this setting, your photos are stored and processed in the TIFF format with lossless compression. Pro quality isn't the kind of setting you'll typically want to use all the time, but for those extra-special shots where you want the utmost in quality, this will definitely do the trick.

In addition to the TIFF format, the new version of Camera+ also introduces an auto-flash mode for using the front-facing camera on your iPhone:

But now in Camera+ 6.1, you also have an Auto setting for it so that you can let the little gnome that lives in your iPhone decide whether it should be on or off.

The new version will work on either iOS 7 or iOS 8 for those who have not taken the plunge and updated to Apple's latest mobile operating system.

What do you think of the lossless compression with the TIFF file format? Will you be using Camera+ more now to retain more details in your iPhoneography?

  • So how much are we talking here? I would love higher quality photos but is it a big jump in size? Sent from the iMore App
  • How does the front facing camera flash work? Using white screen? How about some elaboration in the story body when it's mentioned in the artical title...
  • I think it's just a retype of a press release. In which case a 2 line article with a link to the source would suffice, instead of redressing it to make it look like original content.
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  • The update crashes when I try to use camera+ as an extension to edit photos in the photo app.
  • I remember reading somewhere that most editing apps on iOS can't open a TIFF file and needs to convert them to JPEG first, or simply can't open them. Is this at all true? Anybody run into any trouble regarding this? Thanks! Sent from the iMore App
  • I got the app free via the Apple store app. Maybe the offer is still active.. Sent from the iMore App
  • I used Camera+ when I first got an iPhone 4 or so years ago because back then it was one of the very few apps that allowed you to set separate focus/exposure. This is now a standard for photo apps (even the iPhone camera does this now) so the only reason for me to keep using it would be editing and filters and IMO there are now better apps for this (Photogene4, Snapseed, VSCO Cam, Camerabag2, Fotograf, Oggl). As for TIFF, I think that's over hyped. JPG photos taken with iPhone are now very high quality and most end up on services that don't even support full resolution anyway, e.g. Instagram.