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PureShot is your top-quality filter-free (or #nofilter) app. It helps you capture digital photographs with the highest possible technical integrity—no other app can beat it!

You can then process these on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, or your computer, with no image processing taking place in-app.

You have instant access to everything that can be controlled on an iOS camera.

That means manual focus override—just swipe your finger up and down the viewfinder to control the lens position. And you even get Focus Peaking to help you identify what will be in perfect focus!

It means fully manual exposure control, as well as semi-automatic Shutter Priority and ISO Priority, together with fully automatic exposure with a choice of spot or matrix metering. Automatic and semi-automatic modes also include ±3 Ev. exposure compensation, while the on-screen exposure meter lets you judge your manual exposures to perfection.

And it means the choice of AWB or a selection of white balance presets—and even the ability to create and save a completely custom white balance. Or if you prefer automatic 18% grey card support, you have that too.

And you have all the information you need, all the time, including real-time exposure metering, real-time ISO and shutter-speed readings, Ev, real-time GPS data and a choice of histograms. And many aspects of the interface can be customized, so you can—for example—configure the Shutter Release button to behave the way you want.


• A choice of HI_Quality JPEG, MAX-Quality JPEG or dRAW TIFF output*

• A choice of standard multi-zone or (positionable) spot-metering for AE

• Configurable tap-to-focus AF. Set-and-lock, or simply define the point-of-interest

• Standard 4:3, square 1:1, 5:5, 35mm 3:2 or HD 16:9 image ratio

• Choice of single shot, 3-shot burst or 3-shot exposure bracket

• Real-time ISO, shutter-speed and comprehensive GPS readouts, with optional Ev100, Dynamic Ev, luminance or illuminance reading

• A choice of four real-time histogram options

• AE Night Mode, for real extended shutter speeds of up to 1 sec

• Quality-optimized 6X digital zoom

• A comprehensive in-app User Guide

• Much, much more!

PureShot combines the unprecedented output quality of's 645 PRO with blistering performance and a compact user interface.
* The term "developed RAW"—dRAW—is used to describe a TIFF image that has had no in-app post-processing applied and, critically, no JPEG compression at any stage.

What's New in Version 4.14

Release 4.14
* Enhanced: Bluetooth support
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Customer Reviews

Full camera functions

645 Pro is my favorite camera app, this is my most used one.
◾️Focus, ISO, Exposure, and white balance controls all work well with the interface without obscuring the viewfinder.
◾️Slide-to-focus + focus zoom + focus peaking make this the easiest app for getting a sharp image.

An observation: I have tried a lot of the camera apps that have come out since Apple opened up the camera API to developers, but most of them, while having simple interfaces and being easy to learn, are cumbersome to use, requiring several taps to access a function in order to use it or see the numerical value for a setting; i.e. to focus, you have to tap 'Focus' and then dial it in, if you want to see what the shutter speed or ISO is you may need to tap their labels first. With PureShot and 645 Pro, all the controls and values are visible. It means less time tapping and more time shooting. My two cents.


The features set is great, because it seems you need a third-party app to access the full functionality of the iPhone 5s camera. (I wish the Apple camera could just have a Manual option, but no.)

The interface is mostly intuitive to SLR users, but a few too many skeuomorphs, like a beveled shutter button and settings dial, which could better be handled with simple graphics.

What gets me are a few bugs I’m experiencing with PureShot 4.14 on iOS 8.2
I sometimes get fuzzy lines across the screen, which carry over to the saved photo. And I often get a crash when I hit the shutter interface. Some buttons are often unclickable, or really hard to hit, especially near the corners of the screen. (and not just the ones that are disabled in certain modes)

I’m hoping a future version of PureShot or iOS will correct these problems, but for now I can anticipate at least one crash per day of use. And most issues are repeatable.

The Best Camera App!

This is by far the best camera app I have ever used! With full manual control and a great ui I have been able to take fantastic photos. I especially like the bracket functionality and the ability to save photos as a lossless file format. Thank you and keep up the great work!

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.14
  • Size: 5.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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