Vintage Camera app a real ‘Square’

Vintage Camera app a real 'Square'

Image: Vintage Camera

In it’s first month of availability, Vintage Camera, a simple, straightforward photography app, was downloaded by more than 3 million users and was one of the most downloaded free apps during the holiday season.

Vintage Camera, developed by Presselite, is available for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad and requires iOS 4.0 and later. It is offered as a free download in base form with the professional version priced at just 99 cents in the Apple App Store.

Vintage Camera, now in version 1.2, utilizes a square format for image capture and offers choice of after effects the user can apply to those images.

This app is very simple and does not offer any customization beyond the preset effects. The free version features normal mode and 11 effects with the “professional” upgrade adding four more effects to the mix.

Vintage Camera app a real 'Square'

Image: Vintage Camera

The images can be saved in full resolution and then added to camera roll or uploaded to Facebook, Twitter or e-mail – that’s it.
The camera application allows for choice of flash off, on or automatic and let’s the user choose from front or rear device lens.

That’s about it for Vintage Camera. Very simple, very straightforward and very limited, but a good choice for those wishing to take advantage of no-muss/no-fuss square-format photography in an iPhoneography world.

MSRP: Free/$.99 iTunes App Store only
Likes: Ease of use, free version allows full resolution.
Needs Improving: Needs more effects in pro version to justify cost; add more social sharing choices.
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Vintage Camera app a real 'Square'

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David Goodspeed
David was editor of AutoworldToday at Today Newspapers in the Dallas suburbs until its closing in 2009. He was also webmaster and photographer/videographer. He got started doing photography for the newspaper while working as a firefighter/paramedic in one of his towns, and began working for the newspaper group full-time in 1992. David entered automotive journalism in 1998 and became AutoworldToday editor in 2002. On the average, he drives some 100 new vehicles each year. He enjoys the great outdoors and as an avid fly fisherman, as is his spouse Tish. He especially enjoys nature photography and is inspired by the works of Ansel Adams.