Kimd is a concert photography and videography app for iOS that helps you not be obnoxious

by Felix Esser

posted Monday, July 28, 2014 at 2:09 PM EDT

Since the cameras in our smartphones and tablets have become so powerful, they're being used for all kinds of photography and videography work, including concert photography. In this case, we're not so much talking about professional concert photographers, but rather about fans bringing their mobile devices to record the event.

Seeing your favorite band live on stage is an incredible experience, so it's absolutely understandable that you'd want to record parts of the event in photos and videos. But when you're inside a concert hall where everything but the stage is shrouded in (more or less) darkness, having hundreds of brightly lit smartphone and tablet screens as well as constant (yet futile) flashes of LED lights around you can get rather annoying.

That's where Kimd comes in, which is an iOS photography app that's been developed specifically with concert goers in mind. The app's tagline is, "Concert goers, take pictures and videos without disturbing the crowd." Which is exactly what Kimd lets you do. By default, the app disables your device's LED flash and dims the screen significantly so you can take pictures and video without annoying everyone around you.

Since you probably don't want to have to constantly squint your eyes in order to make out the buttons on the dimmed screen, Kimd comes with a single button centered at the bottom of the screen, which serves both for snapping a picture and recording a video. Press the button once to take a photography, press and hold it to record a video -- as simple as that.

If you're planning on visiting a concert any time soon, and want to bring your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 6 or later, why not download Kimd and be an example for everyone else by not annoying those around you with additional light pollution? Kimd is available for free at the iTunes app store.

(via PetaPixel)