In this article, we are going to be covering the new update for Camera+ 2, allowing users to use the upscale feature that can take photos up to 48 MP.
Camera+, the popular iPhone camera app, is getting a major upgrade. For a faster and more intuitive experience, the new editor is powered by machine learning. There’s also an UltraRes 48 megapixel upscaling feature, as well as a move to a subscription model for new features. Developer LateNiteSoft went over all of Camera+ 2 version 22’s modifications in a blog post. The new Camera+ 2 software may now be downloaded from the App Store.
Camera+ 2 update brings many new features
Users who already use Camera+ won’t have to switch over to a subscription plan in order to keep all of the features they enjoy and benefit from, but they will need to pay $3.99/month or $17.99/year, or $24.99 for lifetime access.
“Yes, Camera+ is moving to subscriptions. But don’t panic! If you’re an existing user, you’re not losing anything or going to be charged for what you’ve already paid for. This is absolutely not a decision we’ve taken lightly and our intention is to make Camera+ available to everyone at a reasonable price for the work we do to maintain and add to it.”
“Now I’m sure you’re wondering why we’ve chosen to do this. The simple and honest answer is that the number of people buying paid apps is shrinking faster and faster over the past few years. For a long time we’ve depended on new customers discovering and buying the app in order to pay the 6 of us working in the project. Not knowing whether next month’s sales will be enough is a continuous stress on our company. We are here for the long run, and we trust this change will provide us with some measure of certainty.
We love Camera+. We believe in its future growth potential, and that we have been, and will continue to be able to deliver you features that are well worth the cost.”
Overhauled editor and performance
“We have rewritten a lot of the app to use the latest technologies, making it faster, modernized, and future-proof. But you may be wondering, what’s in it for you? For starters, we have been able to redesign the editor, to make it much prettier and way more streamlined. For example, you can now effortlessly scroll through dozens of filters instead of seeing them in pages of 9 at a time.
Layering effects and tweaking their intensities is now a much more intuitive and accessible process. And the new design is simply gorgeous on iPad: you have a big editing area and a vertical toolbar to work with. We are really proud of all of these changes, and we think you’ll enjoy the smoother, more effortless editing experience.”
UltraRes 48 MP upscaling
The other significant change is the new 48 MP UltraRes upscaling, which was also introduced in this update:
“It allows you to upscale your photos up to 48 Megapixels, which is 4 times what the native camera sensor can achieve. How does it work? It uses a lightning fast machine-learning model that we painstakingly trained on millions of photos, to teach it how to upscale images without making them blurry. Keep every detail in your photos, and don’t ever be afraid to crop or print them! UltraRes is available both through a camera preset, and also as a new tool in the editor: you can apply it to any photo you’ve taken, even with the system camera.”
“UltraRes is available in devices with a neural engine and enough RAM (i.e., iPhone 11 or better, iPad Pro 3rd generation or better, iPad 9th generation or better, and iPad Mini 6th generation or better). This is because the process is much slower in other devices, and editing takes more memory than they have. Additionally, UltraRes will not upscale photos larger than 12 Mpx.”
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