Camera+ 5.1 lands with new Boost feature, 16×9 shooting mode, Lab refinements and more

Camera Plus for iPad (screenshot 005)

iPhone photography fans, pay notice: following a major iOS 7 revamp, developer Taptaptap has delivered the first major update for its popular Camera+ app, a $1.99 download in the App Store.

Camera+ 5.1 brings out several refinements to The Lab feature, as well as some nice improvements and a pair of new features: a new 16×9 shooting mode for taking widescreen photos and a new Boost option for more intense filters.

As you’d expect, the team has also fixed a number of bugs such as a nasty API issue which caused apps like Day One to not work properly with Camera+…

Starting with Camera + 5.0, the team has folded all image manipulation features, filters and effects into a new section aptly named The Lab.

The new Camera+ 5.1 brings a few usability tweaks to The Lab.

For instance, you can now tap and hold an adjustment if you want to reset it. There’s also a new setting allowing you to tell the app where you’d like to begin in when editing photos.

“This is nice if you always want to go straight to The Lab,” the team explained.

Camera Plus 5 (The Lab teaser 001)

Next, your filters just got a whole lot more intense than before.

That’s because Camera+ 5.1 comes with the handy Boost feature designed to increase the intensity of any filter up to 200 percent. And as I mentioned before, you can now take widescreen photos by choosing the new 16×9 shooting mode.

With over ten million copies sold, Camera+ is one of the most popular and longest-standing third-party photography apps available in the App Store.

I keep dozens of photography and camera related applications in my Photography folder and Camera+ is still my go-to photo editing software.

This Camera+ update is free to existing users.

You can buy Camera+ for iPhone for $1.99 in the App Store.

The iPad edition is a separate $4.99 download.

Both versions support iOS devices running iOS 6.0 or later.