For those who are not satisfied with the standard camera controls that ship with the iPhone (or iPad), Two teeth Technologies has an application called QuickPix that makes the standard camera 100 percent better. Now in version 1.2.1, QuickPix offers a range of features and settings that enable you to better control the camera. I reviewed the app on an iPhone 3Gs, but it works with the iPhone 4, iPad 2 and iPod touch with camera. Your icons will vary based on the device you use. On an iPhone 3Gs, when you launch the app, there are four icons on the main display; the familiar video camera and still camera icons, the Photo Browser icon that resides between the two, and a settings icon in the upper right corner.
QuickPix 1.2.1 photo browser
Settings include Special modes, which feature RapidFire Mode (hold the still button for burst capture), VideoPix mode, which enables you to capture still images while in video mode; and QuickPic mode which is a setting to automatically take a photo when QuickPix in launched.
Camera mode features a Focus Lock feature which locks the focus after a tap; Exposure Lock, which locks the exposure after a tap or double tap; and White Balance lock, which locks the White Balance on tap.
QuickPix 1.2.1 camera settings
The final user adjustable settings deal with the interface. You can change to a Grid setting, which gives you grid based viewing; Pinch to zoom, and Display zoom slider. When you pinch to zoom the slider moves accordingly. Or you can just use the slider. When you take a photo, a picon appears between the video camera icon and the camera icon. Press down on the picon and the Photo Browser opens within the QuickPix application. Rather than navigate with a swipe of your finger, you navigate by pressing the arrow buttons. There is also a custom button mode that enables you to change the look of the video camera and camera icons. These range from a flip out viewfinder video camera, to a hand sketched model.
QuickPix 1.2.1 interface settings
QuickPix adds more capabilities to the standard camera that ships with Apple’s mobile devices. It gives the camera the capability to shoot in rapid succession, up to two pictures per second on the iPhone 3Gs and 4, 14 pictures per second on the iPad 2, and six pictures per second on the iPod touch. It has a built in Focus Lock, White Balance Lock, and Exposure Lock, giving you more control over what the camera outputs. And you can capture still images while shooting video. For $0.99, QuickPix 1.2.1 adds more than enough functionality to the iPhone’s camera. Now if it could only improve the image quality on the iPad 2.
QuickPix 1.2.1 is a very cool app for those who take lots of pictures with their iOS devices. Super LIKE.
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QuickPix 1.2.1 for iOS