Camera Flash app
I bought the camera flash app the other day for $1.99 and it does pretty well. I took a photo in one of my extra bedrooms with mediocre light(1 60 watt light bulb from ceiling fan) and then another photo using the camera flash app with the same light. I was quite impressed. I was previously was using a Blackberry 8900 and it has camera flash. Using the iPhone 3GS without flash was hard to adjust to until I got the new app. Here are the pics to see what kind of difference it makes.
Last edited by Garz; 08-01-2009 at 01:49 PM.
- 08-01-2009, 02:42 PM #2
- 08-01-2009, 02:52 PM #3
- 08-01-2009, 04:19 PM #5
As a photographer the second photo looks really bad to me.
The black shirt has major artifacting and the whites are over exposed, losing detail
Here's the catch- people usually don't care about detail in the shadows. It's the detail in the light areas that makes or breaks a photo.
This app does not add light to a scene, it's just artificially lightening a photo. When you do this the photo comes out worse than it would have. You'd be better to add light to the scene.
It may be what you want to look at on screen but don't ever expect to print the photos and have them look amazing.
- 08-02-2009, 12:25 AM #7
As a photographer, I sometime *do* use the iPhone's camera to take photos. Yes it's always better to add light, but like Garz said, your not always going to be able to do that.
Unfortunately, I cannot see the artifacting because I am viewing this on my iPhone, but it is ALWAYS better to use a photo editing program on your computer rather than in-camera or on an app, as the alogorithims are usually better and you can usually control it better.
@sherman901, the app finds "dark" pixels in the photo and lightens them up individually (artificially).
While I agree with flyingember, I'd assume the most people that are going to be using this app, probably aren't planning on printing the photos out (don't get me started on cropping apps).
- 08-02-2009, 07:47 AM #8