LateNiteSoft, the developer of the immensely popular iPhone app Camera+, has now introduced a game-changing iOS app called Photon. This new app is specifically tailored for pro-image shooting, catering to the needs of photography enthusiasts and professionals alike. With a focus on simplicity and multiformat support, the developers are confident that Photon will captivate users seeking advanced photography capabilities on their iPhones.
Photon grants users the convenience of shooting in an auto mode right from the start. However, the real magic lies in its easy accessibility to a plethora of controls, enabling users to fine-tune various aspects of their photography. With Photon, adjusting focus, shutter speed, ISO (sensor sensitivity to light), and white balance (a method of tweaking image warmth or coolness) becomes an effortless endeavor. This level of control empowers photographers to unleash their creativity and capture stunning images with precision and finesse.
The app offers a free auto mode for download and use, but users who crave the full suite of professional features can opt for a subscription. The pricing options are quite reasonable, with a monthly subscription available at $3.99 and a yearly plan at $19.99. For those seeking a lifetime experience, there’s a limited-time offer of a lifetime subscription priced at $39.99. To sweeten the deal, LateNiteSoft is currently offering a generous seven-day trial, allowing users to explore the app’s capabilities before committing to a subscription.
Photon boasts a clean and intuitive main interface, granting swift access to essential functions. Users can effortlessly change image formats, adjust photo resolutions, control the flash, and switch between various lenses, including wide, ultra-wide, telephoto, and selfie. These streamlined features ensure a seamless shooting experience, regardless of the scenario or subject.
On the top-left of the viewfinder, users will find the flash control with multiple modes, such as auto, on, off, and torch. Meanwhile, the top-right corner displays a histogram—a graph depicting the different light tones present in the photo. This histogram provides valuable visual feedback, assisting users in optimizing exposure and achieving the desired tonal balance in their images.
Photon is designed to facilitate adherence to the widely used “rule of thirds” in photography. By default, a 3 x 3 grid is overlaid on the screen, guiding users to place their subject in a way that maximizes the composition’s aesthetic appeal.
For those who desire full control over their photography, Photon offers an array of manual adjustments. The focus, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance can be tweaked using intuitive sliders, allowing users to achieve their desired image outcomes precisely. Numeric values, such as white balance in degrees Kelvin and the percentage of maximum focus distance, are also displayed on the screen, providing users with precise data for their settings.
Photon supports a wide range of formats, including JPEG, HEIF, True RAW, and ProRAW. This versatility ensures that users can capture and save their images in the format that best suits their creative vision. Additionally, Photon allows users to save combinations of JPEG/HEIF with RAW for maximum flexibility in post-processing.
The app’s convenience extends beyond the shooting experience. Users can effortlessly review all the photos taken in a session without exiting the app, making it easy to keep or discard the shots they desire. To further support users, LateNiteSoft has thoughtfully prepared a comprehensive manual for Photon, ensuring that even photography beginners can make the most of the app’s manual controls and unleash their creativity.
As Photon enters the market, it is bound to face competition from other photography apps, such as Halide. With a slightly lower subscription fee of $2.99 per month and $11.99 per year, Halide has already garnered a considerable user base. Nonetheless, Noël Rosenthal, a product manager at LateNiteSoft, is confident in Photon’s unique proposition. He believes that while Photon may have a slightly steeper learning curve, it offers an unparalleled experience that simplifies pro photography and makes it accessible to a broader audience.
In summary, Photon represents LateNiteSoft’s commitment to delivering a sophisticated yet user-friendly photography app. The culmination of over a decade of photography expertise, the app promises to elevate iPhone photography to new heights. With Photon, users have the perfect companion to unleash their creativity, capturing breathtaking images that stand out in the world of mobile photography.