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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.

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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.

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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?