By Michael Hardaker
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Take high-quality, square photographs with 6x6. It's a reminder of the old 6cm (or 2¼-inch)-square medium format that was so popular with both amateurs and professionals using 120, 220 and 620 roll film. Because it just looks so good.
✓ 1:1 image ratio (yes, square)
✓ Blistering performance
✓ Optional Real-time Preview
✓ Full EXIF support – including location-tagging
✓ Manual focus and exposure control
✓ What you see is what you capture
✓ Framing grids help keep your verticals and horizontals where they should be
✓ "Split-image" shows where the middle of your composition is, and even whether it's level
✓ Fixed focal length lens (no digital “zoom” making your photographs fuzzier)
✓ Saves straight to the Camera Roll
✓ Manual flash control - it's either on or off
✓ Color or B&W
✓ Elegant user interface
✓ View and share your images—e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram and other apps
✓ Opt-in to Real-time Preview - see exactly (from any of sixteen Color or B&W Modes) what you will take, in the viewfinder!
✓ Picture Review lets you see your photographs on screen straight after you've taken them (tap to clear)
✓ Select B&W Mode from eight dramatic choices
✓ Select Color Mode from eight sumptuous choices
✓ Print Border adds a crisp white or black border to your photographs, or a choice of film and hand-printed effects
✓ Control sounds: audio feedback when you click a switch or press a button
✓ A retro flashgun sound, for some serious nostalgia
✓ Save as HI-Quality JPEG, MAX-Quality JPEG (no visible compression artefacts) or TIFF
✓ For the true obsessive, 6x6-Flex (TLR) Mode replicates the effect of the standard waist-level viewfinder on a twin-lens reflex camera, with a mirrored preview!
MANUAL FOCUS/EXPOSURE CONTROL
✓ Tap to set the focus/exposure point-of-interest
✓ Tap-hold to set an independent exposure point-of-interest (a single tap now manages focus alone)
✓ Swipe the display to lock the focus and exposure
✓ Double-tap to return to Autofocus/Autoexposure
If you find other camera apps over-fussy (and their photographs annoyingly oblong) then 6x6 is the app for you. It stays out of your way as you focus on the most important aspect of photography: getting the right composition in the frame.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“Could be the favorite among The 30 or so camera apps I own”
“Thanks for creating an app that will just let me take square pictures without insisting I apply stupid filters!”
“I'm really enjoying 6x6. It's becoming my primary shooting app on my iPhone”
“I like the app and [am] glad I bought it”
“The 6X6 shutter release is the best by far of my camera apps”
“I still find myself going back to 6x6 every time simply because of the lack of bloatware”
“With all the apps out there, and all the cool &%$@ they can do, 6x6 is my go-to”
“Here's a shot taken with 6x6 on the iPhone [...] It is exactly like the old Hasselblad would have seen it”
“Thanks for a great and simple camera app!”
What's New in Version 3.10
Release 3.10 introduces a range of performance enhancements along with minor bug-fixes.
A photographic time machine
I am a fan of 645 Pro and PureShot and bought this (and 6x7) mainly to show support for the developer. That said, 6x6, 6x7 and 645 together constitute a course in vintage photography (I left out Field Camera; I don't have an iPad). Working within the constraints of 6x6 and 6x7 allows me to concentrate on honing my image composition skills. 645, with its film stock and glass filter emulation has helped to provide me with a grounding in color composition that I didn't gain from just pushing sliders in Photoshop.
These apps have afforded me the opportunity to use (in virtual form) cameras of the past to sharpen my skills in the digital age of photography.
Considering the small outlay for all these apps, it is a rewarding experience.
App is cool but has a bug
I was told about this app by a fellow photographer. I checked it out and fell in love with it. You need to have the option for "borders" turned off though, or else the app will crash on you the moment you hit the shutter. Other than that, I love the user interface and the options for color and black-and-white photography.
Live previews rocks
Having live previews, especially for black and white capture, is wonderfully helpful at seeing better in monochrome. Anytime I photograph in black and white this is now where I start. TIFF exporting looks cool, too. The focus and exposure controls take some getting used to but it's worth learning.
- Category: Photo & Video
- Updated: Mar 04, 2013
- Version: 3.10
- Size: 6.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Michael Hardaker
- © Jag.gr 2011-2012
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.