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645 PRO iPhone Camera App Offers New Level of Control and “RAW”

About a week ago rumors of an iPhone app that could shoot in RAW format raged across the Internet. The app in question, the 645 PRO by developer Jag.gr, was to be the first camera app for the iPhone to achieve this feat. And although by all accounts the app is a very impressive and useful app, it turns out that shooting in true RAW isn’t among its features.

On the other hand, what the app does do — for $2.99 no-less — still makes it as much a “professional” camera app as there has ever been. Even though you can’t shoot in RAW format you can choose a lesser “developed RAW” TIFF format, or go one step down to lossless JPEG. Beyond that, the level of control that the 645 PRO app offers is impressive to say the least.

The app displays a live histogram alongside real-time ISO and shutter speed readings; it allows you to control your exposure, focus and white balance; it offers both multi-zone and spot-metering options; and it even gives you five separate backs (6×6, 6×7, 645, 6×9 and 6×17) and seven individual film modes (F4, H5, T3, C42, E6K, FC5 and K14). And if all of those features have your mind a bit boggled don’t worry, jag.gr have also provided a comprehensive manual to help you understand and better use the app.

Here’s a video introducing the app:

Like we said, this is as close to “professional” as a camera app is likely to get. For $2.99 it’s a hard deal to pass up.

(via jag.gr via PopPhoto)


 
  • http://www.naturpixel.com/ Guillem Calatrava

    I bought the application to test the RAW vs JPG is a scam.

    You can see the test: http://guillemcalatrava.com/2012/04/20/645-pro-opinion-y-review-de-la-aplicacion-que-guarda-raw-del-iphone/

  • http://twitter.com/DixonHamby Dixon Hamby

    Love this app, but so far three of us have had severe overheating problems with it. My iphone 4S got so hot it quit focusing.

  • http://twitter.com/Version3 Bryan Castles

    The video was annoying… what’s with all the zapping sounds for transitions? Do I really need an audio signal that a different bit of text is about to come up? Does the app make a bunch of ridiculous noise to get the job done? Is this app designed for “pro photography” only making it unusable for snapshots? The two-stage shutter makes me think that is the case. 

    Maybe I need to get an adapter for and SLR lens before I try to download and use this app. Not sure that my stock iPhone 4s lens is pro enough for the app.

  • Flgraphics

    I think the fact they don’t show any example photos is enough to make me  doubt the potential of the app

  • Valeriy Shtefan

    The author should stop to consider that the photographers are young children,
    who need a funny clicking sounds that mimic a real camera.
    Photographer during shooting absolutely no need for the chaos of information.
    This is a dead end and the road to nowhere.
    He needs a good designer and a specialist in a friendly, logical interface.

  • Valeriy Shtefan

    The author should stop to consider that the photographers are young children,
    who need a funny clicking sounds that mimic a real camera.
    Photographer during shooting absolutely no need for the chaos of information.
    This is a dead end and the road to nowhere.
    He needs a good designer and a specialist in a friendly, logical interface.

  • http://jraff.tumblr.com jraff

    Just read the manual, and I don’t think it actually lets you pick any exposure controls, it just shows you what it automatically picks for exposure time and aperture (which you can then lock I guess). I don’t have the app so I might be wrong though.

  • Kylers234

    I just tried to upload from this app to Flickr and the camera got so hot, I had to turn it off.  This app needs some tweaking.

  • Nihaosunshine

    It overheats my 4S, shoots color when set to T3, and monitor goes crazy when set to 6×7 format. Can’t control exposure other than to select Night Mode 1-sec shutter speed, or to spot meter and lock.

  • Geoffry

    645 Pro is my go to camera replacement app for the iPhone 4s. I love the fact that the higher res tiff files can be further explored using desktop apps and achieve sharper larger image sizes compared to the jpgs. Great customer service!