Camera+ 6.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)

Camera+ by Taptaptap, the award-winning iPhone photography app and one of the longest-standing camera and image editing apps in the App Store, is available free of charge for a limited time, but only through Apple’s sleek Apple Store shopping application for the iPhone and iPad. That’s a cool $2.99 saving right off the bat over the app’s regular asking price.

No matter if you’re only mildly into mobile photography or a seasoned photographer, you really shouldn’t miss out on this promotion because Camera+ has never gone free since its inception in August of 2011. Again, you can’t just follow the app’s iTunes URL to grab Camera+ for zero bucks because the offer is exclusive to users who have the Apple Store application installed on their devices.

Jump past the fold for the full instructions.

How to grab Camera+ for free

Step 1: Download the universal Apple Store application for the iPhone and iPad, it’s free in the App Store.

Step 2: Open the Apple Store app on your iPhone or iPad and hit the Store tab along the bottom. Scroll halfway down to the Camera+ promotion and tap the link. A new screen will appear with app description. Now tap the green “Download now for free” button at the bottom.

Camera Plus (Apple Store promo 008)

Step 3: You’ll be now taken to the App Store. Upon confirming your Apple ID password, the App Store will put up the Camera+ promo page. Tap the Redeem button in the upper right. If all goes well, your copy of Camera+ will begin downloading to your device.

Camera Plus (Apple Store promo 009)

Tip: Once the system has registered your free purchase, you’ll be able to re-download the app later and put it on your other devices through the Purchased tab in the App Store.

Caveat: the offer is valid only in the U.S. App Store and the code is not redeemable for any purchase made within the app.

Again, this limited-time offer expires on November 16, 2014 so you better hurry up and grab Camera+ for free before it’s too late. Note that only the iPhone/iPod touch edition of Camera+ is being offered for free. The legacy $4.99 Camera+ for iPad is still alive in the App Store as the team continues work on the all-new iPad build for iOS 8.

In my view, Camera+ is the ultimate iPhone photography. The software is jam-packed with incredible features that would take too much space to mention here. Camera+ received a substantial iOS 8 refresh last month so I urge you to read my article to learn more about it.

Just a brief recap: you get a new wheel control, handy white balance presets, a great macro shooting mode, the full range of manual camera controls such as ISO and exposure, a nice extension so you can edit images using Camera+ filters right inside the stock Photos app and much more.

The app sold more than ten million copies and has a rating of four stars from more than 30,000 ratings in the App Store. I sincerely hope you’ll enjoy Camera+ as much as I’ve been.

For what it’s worth, this app has to this date remained my go-to software for quick touch ups, precise camera control and powerful image edits, and I don’t see that changing anytime soon.

Are you a Camera+ user and if not, will you be giving it a whirl?

  • Pat

    Well, it seems awesome for those who haven’t bought the app !!
    For the others ? It kinda sucks having to pay for something a few weeks ago and now knowing it’s free…

    Good job anyway iDb for all your hard works ! 😉

  • halacoglu

    Bought already and definitely worth the money. Do not miss.

  • Keir Dicus

    I just bought the app, not even 5 mins ago….

    • TwinSon

      Email the dev or Apple for a refund.

    • Giacomo Castellucci

      go in purchased section in your itunes account. there’s the option to ask refund of purchases within 6 months

  • Victor

    I live in Brasil, but I use an US App Store account. All I had to do to get it was disable location service for the Apple Store app and it showed up under the Stores tab =)

    • Matheus Lisboa

      Thanks… I was having this problem

    • César Alberto

      Obrigado !!

  • Ricky

    I have tried three times and each time it says my code has already been redeemed

    • Merman123

      Same here. Been trying all morning.

      • Brandon D

        It was doing the same thing to me until I turned off wifi. Worked the first time afterwards

    • Vidro

      Just did it worked perfectly.

      • Ricky

        I just tried for the fifth time exactly how it says in the steps. Still no luck.

    • JaeM1llz

      Same problem. Tried on LTE and WiFi.

    • Rahimo

      I tryed on my ipad, no promotion under the stores tab ! Heeeeeelp

  • Lhu

    not in Belgium…

    • Carlo Samayoa

      Change your country Region to US, once done go Back

  • Bought the app a long, long, long time ago and it was definitely worth the money. No regrets at all

  • Frank Thrashmetal

    just for ios 8 or later… 🙁 i have ios 7.1.2 with JB

    • Reximilian

      Me too but I grabbed the gift code it gave me and claimed it on another device, probably could do it through iTunes too.

      • Any chance you replied to the wrong comment? Ha 😀

      • Niclas


  • JR

    From Sweden here – followed the steps and received the app for free! Thanks for the tip

  • leart

    Damn, ios 8 only, im still on 7.1.1….
    Guess im not updating to get this app, uninstalled apple store again

    • You might be able to redeem it anyway, that way it’s on your account for whenever you do decide to update

      • leart

        thats what i did and wrote 😀

    • gittlopctbi

      What steps did you take to get it through iTunes?

      • leart

        Follow the steps wroten on article, download the Apple Store first and the rest…
        Once you get the promo code just open your itunes on your PC and just click redeem..
        I was able even to get the latest working version for ios 7, after the app was in my purchases list, I downloaded the latest compatible version for my iphone 4 on 6.1.3 and installing that ios on my ios 7 device I was able to update it in the apostore of my device to the latest version for ios 7 huh 😛

      • gittlopctbi

        Thanks so much!

    • gittlopctbi

      Did you delete the comment that showed how you did this, or was it an administrator? Either way, I needed to look at it again.

    • gittlopctbi

      Nevermind, I figured it out. Thanks again.

  • TwinSon

    Downloading right now, good lookin.

  • Andy Gostavo

    THANK YOU man !!! I was about to buy it tomorrow !!!

  • Frozen Bee .GFKS

    great…i bought it 2 months ago

  • InfinitePlusOne

    Can confirm it works in the UK.
    iOS 8.1 6Plus.

    • Falco


      • InfinitePlusOne

        Well I followed the steps. It worked.
        Also it could be just before I saw this I changed my phone region to USA. Not App Store. Jus the phone region in Setting>General>Language and Region

  • Christopher Tuason

    It is not working !

  • Joel Torres ツ

    I tried redeeming the code but I keep getting a message saying its been redeemed. Suggestions?

  • n0ahcruz3

    Thank u iDB! Been waiting for it to go free(limited time)!

  • Rohit Singh

    iOS 8.1 + Jailbreak + Camera+ app free… This week has been good 🙂

  • i can’t find camera+ app when i enter apple store and go to stores

    • Bruno Pinho

      me too….. ipad?

  • Al

    I believe I bought this app when it debuted. I also have the Camera+ app for the iPad. Definitely worth the money, although since it’s free.. it’s worth the data to download

  • workin

    Bad joke, after jumping the hoops it’s only letting me get the newest version which requires ios8-but ios8 not supported on my devices

    • Diego Milano

      I know, you can’t have it all, I guess. 🙂

      • workin

        Should have versions appropriate available. Bloody apple not so Eco ecosystem

      • Diego Milano

        Yeah, that’s not a bad idea, to be able to keep previous versions available if you previously downloaded them. I thought at some point that was being discussed…

    • Use iTunes for Windows/Mac, that way you’ll have it in iCloud

      • workin

        Thank u. U mean I don’t actually have it on my us iTunes account if I tried and failed via AppStore app? Whatvr

  • waqass

    somebody please generate a code for me 😛

  • Bluetuga Rykardu

    Manually closed the Apple Store and App Store, even restarted the phone. Still getting the redeem error!
    Any comments!?

  • onesimpleclik

    Stopped using Camera+ after they flattened/updated it for iOS7.
    The old Camera+ 2 was so much faster to start up & take photos.

    • Diego Milano

      Camera+ hasn’t really changed between iOS6 and iOS7; what flattening update are you referring to? Also, it depends on what device you’re running it, as the newer versions do run slower on new devices, as sad as expected.

      • onesimpleclik

        Camera+2 was faster overall on all devices running iOS6, compared to Camera+3 on devices running iOS7 & above.

      • Diego Milano

        I obviously did experience slowness on the most recent versions of Camera+ if I was running them on older devices, but I I never had that experience on my most recent devices running the latest and greatest version of Camera+. Using new APIs on older devices can cause slower performance, as expected.

  • Alberto Espinal

    I bought it, now it’s free, Damn it!!

    • Diego Milano

      Just for a limited amount of time though.

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  • svartkuken

    Bought it back in 2011 and been using it since, now it’s better than ever and the best one out there.

  • Techsticles

    It’s telling me the code has already been used!

  • Firehawk95

    Definitely not accessible on the iPad Store app.

    • justme

      agree with you, I tried too.

  • Jamessmooth

    Ok ok, I’ll give it another (another) shot. This will be the third time I’ve downloaded it. The first two times, I just couldn’t get into it. Don’t understand what all the fuss is about…

  • Worked 😀

  • Mark R Medina

    Thank you very much for the tip and download.

  • Billy

    Why can’t I get this deal to show up on my iPad Air? It shows up fine on my iPhone

    • Eqwan Syafiq

      Also had the same problem on my iPad mini.. 🙁

  • Noah

    I never thought Camera+ would ever be free…

    IMO, the screenshots look really unprofessional though (I haven’t seen the screenshots for iOS 8 until now) and childish. I know iDB can do nothing, but it looks horrible for taptaptap’s sake…

  • bud11dy

    Tells me that I have to be using ios 8

  • Bob

    Works in the Australian store, great app

  • I am in the United States, Connecticut. Just tried to do this three times and each time I get this code has been redeemed.

  • Ardivian

    Getting the the code has already been redeemed error. So guess I’ll try later.

  • Madeline Dior

    Does not work from my iPad mini but does on my iPhone. I also had to try twice, first time said code was already used.

  • Steven Feng

    it says my code has already been redeemed

  • Someshwar

    Every time I tried, I got the same redeem code and the same error saying that code has already been redeemed! Wtf!

  • Aneeq Naqvi

    Can somebody just send me a spare code. I just don’t have received my iPhone yet, so can’t get the app. Any help will we appreciated. 🙂

  • Falco

    The german Apple Store App does not show the camera+ app 🙁 Any tips? Already tried to change my region to US and changed my apple ID to US and turned of location service for apple store app but camera+ does not come up under the “store” tab
    iPhone 6 iOS 8.1 here

  • Richard Russo

    I’m having problems to do it on my iPad.

  • Redfern96

    Just got it first time in the UK store…

  • Lolka

    5th day: still get that code that i got on the first day and still cant download it because i always get the error:

  • Julio M.

    Can someone please generate a code for me? Please? My problem is, I currently don’t have an iPhone (sold my iP4 back in March), and saved so I could buy the 5s (changed my mind the 6 is better, gonna get it this month). So I don’t have access to the apple store… I keep reading everywhere that its the best camera app and can’t wait see it for myself! If anyone is willing to do so please send it to my email, or someone will redeem it before I do! (I’ll give it once someone replies).

  • stormy_skye

    Works in the Canadian app store no problem