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gyroLens

By Hunter Research and Technology, LLC

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Description

Ever have problems taking that perfect photo? Can't frame a straight shot? Need help getting a level image? Use gyroLens! This full-featured camera app has a killer new feature: it automatically levels photos in real time, while shooting. With gyroLens, you don’t need to worry about crooked aim or setting up and taking level shots – the app does it for you. gyroLens brings a true point-and-shoot capability to iOS devices, and makes photography easier and more fun. Shortly after release, the app was featured in iTunes "New and Noteworthy" in January 2011, "What's Hot" in February 2011, and it has been part of iTunes "App Store Essentials".

gyroLens gets its name by using the gyro (iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4th generation) and accelerometer (iPhone 3G and 3GS) to correctly and automatically frame a level shot from any scene. Choose from clip and mask modes that cut out the level frame, or fill mode which zooms the level frame back to full size. The app also includes a gyro-off mode for regular uncorrected image capture.

In addition to its unique gyro capabilities, gyroLens is also a full-featured camera app, offering the following:

* Small, large, burst, and timer shot modes
* Manual tap-to-focus and exposure (iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4)
* Focus and exposure activity indicators
* Front camera (iPhone 4 and iPod 4) and rear camera
* Flash on/off/auto (iPhone 4)
* 1X, 2X, 4X zoom
* Portrait and landscape reference frames
* Gyro clip, fill, off modes
* Fast buffered image saves
* HUD on/off options
* gyro/accelerometer calibration
* camera and location EXIF metadata

gyroLens is great for action shots, macro shots, self portraits, scene compositions, and situations where it's hard to line up a level image due to complicated terrain, bad position, poor aim, or lack of time to aim. gyroLens frames a level 4:3 sub-image from the scene, with perfect alignment every time.

What's New in Version 1.2

Added option to change button colors.

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Customer Reviews

gyroLens 1.2: Fascinating Concept! (and it works)

Of all the apps I have (1000+), this is one of a few that rate a Wow! for the concept. (and it seems to work, too)
Whatever position the camera is in, the app figures out what it would look like if the dork photographer (me) had the iPhone straight and level, and takes the picture. I have Theodolite (a real working instrument from this same developer, with all the possible bells and whistles with info from all the iPhone sensors), but gyroLens is clean and simple---and amazing to see it work! This developer has a really interesting brain.
Good Job!

Must have

Works as said above. It really shines if you have an Apple TV with Mirror Mode running. Set it up with the camera facing out like a web cam, throw some music on with it and no kid can resist watching themselves dancing on the TV. Overall pretty sweet but you have to decide if you want crooked or unfocused pics since zoom is non existent while using the gyro. Hopefully we can look forward to seeing that in the next update/ version

Works as designed.

Make sure you understand the difference between gyro clip/full and use large photo quality (defaulted to small size) to avoid graininess. You want full megapixels for maximum satisfaction from a cell phone camera. Otherwise nice execution. Pony up the dollar!

gyroLens
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Updated: Jun 03, 2011
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 0.7 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Craig Hunter

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation).

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