From the creators of the PhotoForge, comes what they describe as "a revolutionary new camera app", that is "beautifully designed and packed with powerful features", "for anyone who loves taking pictures or shooting video".
KitCam is described as "a virtual camera kit that contains an amazing assortment of lenses, films, and frames, which can be used to create incredible effects and turn your photos and videos into stunning works of art. All camera attachments are previewed live and are always reflected in full resolution outputs".
- Live Preview FX: Camera attachments (lenses, films, frames) can be previewed in real time before you take a photo and can be changed or removed even after its been taken using the shot editor.
- 13 Lenses add effects like vignettes, tilt shift, pinhole, fisheye and kaleidoscope
- 30 Films emulate the look of various vintage and black & white films
- 18 Frames uniquely showcase your photos
- Exposure & White Balance compensation controls like on a real camera
- Full HD Video Recording: Record full HD video (1080p available on iPhone 5 only) with incredible live FX. Automatic video stabilization reduces shaky video and keeps your video looking sharp (iOS 6 only).
- Aspect Ratios: Select from 4x3, 1x1, 3x2, or 16x9 aspect ratios, all previewed live.
- Auto & Manual Focus Modes: Tap once to focus and expose on a specific point; tap with two fingers to set separate focus and exposure points. Tap on the focus and exposure handles to either lock them in place or make them continuously update focus and exposure, double tap to return to auto focus.
- Low Light Boost: 4x brighter photos in low light (iPhone 5 only)
- Face Detection: Automatically focus and expose on faces found in the scene (iPhone 4S or better).
- Built-In Composition Aides: Use the virtual horizon level, real time histogram, and many composition grids to help you take the best photo possible.
- Stabilizer: Avoid blurry photos using the Stabilizer mode.
- Multiple Exposures: Expose a frame multiple times to make truly incredible creations with the Multiple Exposure mode.
- Multi-Shot: Shoot multiple photos in succession and compose them together into a single photo with various layouts using the Multi-Shot mode.
- Time-lapse: Capture photos taken at a defined interval; automatically compose them into a video, or store all the stills using Time-Lapse mode.
- Shot Editor: Incredibly powerful toolset for editing your photos: Auto Adjustments, Cropping, Straightening, Attachments, Exposure, White Balance, Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Color Mixer, Levels, Sharpening.
- Non-Destructive Editing: Undo or change any edits made or anything selected when the original photo was taken (attachments, compensations, aspect ratio, zoom).
- Auto Archiving: Automatically back up every photo taken to places like DropBox, Flickr or FTP.
- Photo Sharing: Share multiple photos at once to destinations like Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox, Instagram, Tumblr. You can even create a picture postcard and send it anywhere in the world.
So what do I think of KitCam? Well, I've not actually tested the app, as developers GhostBird seem to have kept me out of the loop on this one, but Marty Yawnick over at Life in LoFi has, giving the app 4.5 stars, and saying "I really like it a lot. KitCam is a unique camera app in a class of its own — a high-quality camera replacement with an excellent selection of filters to play with."
Marty's full review can be found here, on Life in LoFi
App Store Link: KitCam; Price: £1.49/$1.99/€1.59