NightCap Pro, a Universal app, was updated to version 6 a few days ago with a wealth of new features and an updated interface. This app is the one you need if you want to do light trails or low light photography. From the description:
Do you find your photos a little dark and grainy in low light? Meet Aidie, the AI camera operator at the heart of NightCap Pro. Aidie (Artificial Intelligence Derived ISO and Exposure) handles the camera for you like a pro, ensuring you get the brightest, clearest shots possible. All you need to do is hold steady and tap the shutter.
NightCap Pro also has amazing tools for serious photographers, including full manual control with a unique gesture based system that gives you instant access to all controls. Simply swipe to adjust. ISO can go up to 4x higher than any other app, and there are 2 special long exposure modes: one removes almost all noise, the other captures light trails such as night traffic and even the movement of stars in the sky!
I’ve used the latest version (currently $2 on iTunes) and was really impressed. The changes to the interface (and nice walkthrough when you first start the new app) definitely made it feel more intuitive than prior versions, and ‘Aidie’ made it simple to take photos in really low light conditions. The new manual controls (and their interface) works flawlessly. There are lots of great sample images on the NightCap Pro home page and below are just a few of mine (last three edited with Snapseed).
A hand-held shot of a remote control in a dark room (you can tell the remote needs a cleaning!). The image on the right is from the built-in camera app.
To compare the noise in the images this is a closeup of the ‘3’ region. This was handheld in a dark room and there was very little noise in the NightCap Pro image.
‘Moving Man’, A shot taken in the afternoon as a person walked past the window of a local coffee shop.
‘Porch traffic’, I propped my iPhone on my front porch as the sun was heading down on a stormy day. Several cars passed by.
‘Underneath the tracks’, Using the light trails feature let’s you get some awesome shots like this one. This is a local underpass as a truck passed through. A tripod was used.
If you want some great long exposure, light trails, fireworks, or low noise shots you can’t skip getting this app (selected by Apple for the App Store’s Amazing Photo + Video Apps promotion April 2015). Be sure to visit the NightCap Pro home page to see lots more images including star motion for the astrophysicist in all of us.
Download NightCap Pro on iTunes
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