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“Cortex Camera Takes Great Low Light iPhone Photos”
“In my experience, I found that Cortex Camera greatly reduced noise in low-light conditions. And I was able to get crisp shots without the need for a stand or tripod.”
Cortex Camera improves on your device’s already excellent camera to achieve quality that rivals a DSLR. It combines dozens of individual photos to create a single high resolution, noise free image. The whole process takes just a few seconds and produces an end result that you won’t believe came from your mobile phone camera.
PLEASE NOTE that for best results the camera must be held steady and your subject must be still for the duration of the exposure, which takes 2-10 seconds depending on which device you’re using.
- Advanced image processing techniques combine information from multiple frames to remove noise and increase resolution.
- Motion compensation enables hand-held long exposure photography.
- The “enhance shadows” option brightens dark areas of your photos without making them look unnatural or processed.
- Includes support for front camera, shutter timer, and grid overlay.
- Most of all, image quality! The list of features isn't long but the majority of development time has been spent on making image quality unreasonably good for a mobile device.
Image resolution depends on which device you’re using:
iPhone 6s, 6s plus: 27 megapixels
iPhone 5s, 6, 6 plus: 18 megapixels
iPhone 5: 12.5 megapixels
iPhone 4s, iPad 3, and iPod touch 5G: 8 megapixels
iPad 2: 2 megapixels
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What's New in Version 1.97
* Introducing a new feature! Enhance shadows brightens dark areas of your photo without making it look unnatural or processed.
* Improved image quality for OpenGL ES 3 devices (iPhone 5s and later).
* Lots of small improvements and fixes.
My favorite high resolution photo app
On this new version 1.97, cortex has been greatly improved over previous updates. Image quality is top notch at the moment and I enjoy using this app for generating crisp clear photos during the day and during the night. Take in mind that a larger image will look better when printed if anybody ever print their iPhone photos. This app is crisp and clean but you do have to hold still, I generally and hold firmly or use a small tripod when shooting landscapes with my iPhone. I highly recommend cortex camera for low noise images and general photography. On the iPhone 6s and 6S plus, images are equivalent to a 27.4 megapixel camera. I then will take that image and reduce it to a 20 megapixel in size to get the best clarity and overall image quality. I usually resize my images in the app called Big Photo.
Great for still life with no motion blur
It works well. The difference is clear once it starts getting dark and the ISO increases. I think it might be slightly over sharpened. However, the last update made using the app on my 5S very slow. Taking pictures used to be very fast. Now the exposure is about twice as long, requiring me to hold steady for about 4 seconds. In addition, processing time increased over 3 times (6 seconds). Not a big deal, but seems like a downgrade. Is this intentional in order to make it "higher quality" in the last update?
Everything I can think of is perfect
The stabilization is great. Everything gets a crisp border.
Large uniform areas become clean and smooth, with no visible noise.
Huge resolution means tons of detail.
Cortex has real zooming. When you zoom in with the regular Camera, you just get a cropped photo. When you zoom in with Cortex, it exposes and processes for slightly longer, to give you more detail and the same resolution.
File sizes are very reasonable. For my iPod Touch 6, Cortex JPEGs are only about 1.7x the file size of regular photos.
Cortex captures location data just like the built-in Camera. The geotags can be seen in Photos.
For still scenes, I have completely replaced the built-in Camera with Cortex.