If iPhone apps like Instagram and Camera+ aren’t producing photos up to your standards, there’s a new title that might be worth checking out. 645 PRO, by Michael Hardaker, describes itself as “the photography professional’s iPhone camera.”

Loaded with tons of high-end features like a real-time ISO and shutter speed reader, and a live histogram, the app promises unparalleled image quality. It even claims to produce “developed RAW” TIFF files and “lossless” JPEG images…

From the App Store description:

“645 PRO has been designed, from the group up, for professional and serious amateur photographers. So it works the way a camera works, not some piece of computer software.

Every setting is managed directly from the camera — no layers of menus to negotiate. You have instant access to everything that can be controlled, from focus/exposure and white balance locking to a 645 PRO-exclusive choice between spot and multi-zone metering.”

Obviously, if you’re not familiar with these features, the app probably won’t appeal to you. But if you’re an amateur photographer or an aspiring professional looking for an iPhone camera app that will give you more control over your picture-taking, it looks like a winner.

You can download 645 PRO from the App Store for $2.99. It’s optimized for the iPhone 4S, but works just fine on the iPhone 4.

Has anyone tried this new camera app? Thoughts?


  • KewlDewd

    Developed raw? Talk about your stupid marketing terms. If it’s “developed” it’s not “raw” anymore. That’s like calling a bag of cookies “cooked cookie dough”

    The app is intriguing though.

    • Exactly. This is just another camera app with a FEW extra features (you could probably find somewhere else for cheaper) and a “professional” looking UI. The pictures taken here won’t look any better than the stock iPhone camera app. It saddens me that the standards for Apple’s app store have dropped SO low that apps like this and the scam app “lock my screen” get let in AND make it to the top 25. I love iPhone and think Android is kind a pain right now but at least with the Google Play Market, you won’t get scammed because you can DO these things and not have scammers make you think you can. AND you have a refund period! If you get scammed on the App Store, too bad. Apple and the scammers now have your money and you have a POS in your purchased history.

      • Siddharth Desai

        Actually the quality of the pictures taken with this app is much better than most of the “photography” apps in the appstore.

    • You’re an idiot.

      RAW is a file format. If you don’t know that, maybe you shouldn’t be using an advanced camera app or commenting.

      • Anonymous

        Yea but real raw isn’t developed. This app seems to take a standard picture(jpeg) then convert to raw which in term won’t have nearly as much image data as a real raw file

      • KewlDewd

        I have no clue what point you’re trying to make here. I’m perfectly aware that raw is a file format. I never implied otherwise. In fact, that’s exactly why “developed raw” is a ridiculous term. It can’t be both a tiff file and a raw file. Are you trying to imply otherwise?

        By the way, this idiot shoots actual raw files with an actual pro camera as my job. If you’re going to call somebody out as an idiot, I would recommend you put a little more thought into your comment or you might come across as an idiot.

  • Anonymous

    When will people know that iPhone is not a DSLR…

    • When it costs less then one. Badum tsss!

  • I tried out this app. I’m not going to claim to be a professional photographer my no means. None the less, I know my way around a pro camera, and this ain’t it. You should be able to MANUALLY set settings. Such settings as; shutter speed, apeture, ISO… I missed the part on the site that said that those settings are device dependent. No controlling those settings with this app I’m afraid.

    • Aric Bolf

      “real-time ISO and shutter speed reader” key word here…READER.

      it is telling you what the ISO is at. It’s not claiming control. But this in itself sounds like a good step as knowing what my ISO is at will tell me if objects are going to blur and such.

    • David Villamizar

      I actually bought the app and got so disappointed of its performance on an iPhone 4 that I asked for the money back to iTunes, I know it’s just $2.99 but they really don’t deserve the money, the app sucks on the iPhone 4

  • i tried it on my iphone 4 and i was surprise with the result. i downloaded the .TIFF file from the ifile and had a look on my imac then import the files in lightroom and comparing both .tiff and the .jpg file from the camera roll. i was surprise about the result by manipulating both images in lightroom. the .tiff produces less noise compare to the jpg file. i like this app as a professional photographer. i just wish that i can adjust manually the shutter and ISO and make it a bit faster on taking the next shot.

  • I don’t know much about that phone, but I just want to say: the amount of pixels does not make a picture better, it is the size of the sensor that matters the most.

    • David Villamizar

      That phone converts the 41 megapixels to a perfect 10 megapixel photo, every pixel of the sensor gets too small amount of light, so it reduces the final file resolution so every pixel has perfect and noiseless quality.