Camera+, 500px update iPhone apps


posted Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 12:15 PM EST


Two massively popular photography-related apps for the iPhone have just been updated. Both Camera+ and 500px have been given new features and new looks, just in time for the new year.

Taptaptap has released Camera+ 5, which has added a remarkably complete sounding set of editing tools to the iOS app. Dubbed "The Lab", the new editing tools include "Clarity Pro" for tweaking clarity and vibrance; straighten; tint; duotone; soft focus; film grain; sharpen; blur; saturation; temperature; exposure; brightness and contrast; highlights and shadows; and vignetting.

Unfortunately, if you have an older iPhone, like the 3GS, not all of these features will work — but you still get "Rotate & Tilt, Straighten, Tint, Duotone, Soft Focus, Saturation, Temperature, and Exposure."

Shooting on Camera+ has also been tweaked by splitting the exposure compensation and exposure lock controls. It also allows you to crop your image for iPhone wallpapers, and features other, more minor, design tweaks and layout changes.

500px for the iPhone has also been updated. Beyond tweaks to its look and layout to make it gel better with iOS 7, version 2.4 of the software also brings the ability to edit the metadata of your images. You can now tweak the title, description, tags, location data, and EXIF information from your iPhone. There's no word on if or when those self same changes will hit the Android version, but we assume it will happen eventually.