Combo Apps/ProShot

ProShot, advance photography for all and it’s true. The app was originally made on Windows Phones, ProShot was released for iOS in October of last year for FREE. You all know I picked up this app and let everyone know this app was free on Combo Apps Instagram. At the time of release that was when all these Manual Camera apps were released in the App Store. Like all free app I get, I’l put them away in my collection and let them sit. If I really like them, I’ll either do a quick review post on @combo_apps or write a blog post about these apps I find for FREE through AppShopper. I know I’ve put off writing about ProShot. But I knew this was an app I had to write about later on down the road.

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When you load the app, you can see the layout of the manual controls. It’s one of the easiest and the most intuitive camera app I’ve used so far. ProShot has the standard camera functions with easy controls dials and button. At the top center of screen are your aspect ratio settings, there are only three, 16:9, 4:3 and 1:1 (square).

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The top right hand corner has an AUTO button. When you tap on it, you can change your settings. P is for Program and it’s your ISO priority settings. M is for Manual and your camera is completely manual. That means you will do all your settings manually without any auto functions. C1 and C2 are custom settings. You can save 2 preset settings with this app. Right now I’m in Auto mode.

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The bottom right hand corner button are your Drive Modes. This would be the different modes of the camera, timer video, time-lapse or normal. You also have sub-modes built into normal mode, such as burst mode and bracket mode for HDR.

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This is your display settings for your screen. I like the grid and everything turned on when I use a camera app.

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This is how you can change the color of the screen buttons on ProShot. I changed mine to blue because it’s my favorite color.

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This is how ProShot looks in Manual mode with all my buttons in Blue.
15x and 5x Macros - ProShot

These are macro photos taken with ProShot. The first photo is 15x macro and the second is 5X macro. What else I like about ProShot is this app works with my Snap! 6 plus case that has a shutter button. You have to turn on the volume shutter in the settings. There was an update that it was turned off because of compatibility issues with other mobile devices.

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The photo above was shot with ProShot by Ithalu Dominguez with 10x macro. ProShot is only available for Windows and iOS, sells for $2.99 on each platform. The app is universal to the iPad and requires iOS 8 on your mobile devices. Coming soon to Android

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Just like my ProCamera story, I didn’t use the camera app right away. When I finally used it, I was really impressed with this app. It’s really rare to find a well made camera app that was set apart from other camera apps. This is a diamond in the rough camera app. I’m glad I got the app when it first came out and free at the time. Photo above shot with ProShot by Ithalu Dominguez.

Overall ProShot puts all the manual camera apps to shame and gives ProCamera 8 and Pureshot a run for its money. It’s one of the few camera apps I could pick up and use right off the bat because of its simple controls. Edward Kezeli is a developer that understands how a camera app should work. He has made it work for all levels of mobile photographers. If you don’t have this camera app, get it !!! You won’t use your iPhone camera app after you use ProShot. It’s truly an advance photography app for all…

Introducing time-lapse video for iOS from ProShot. If you have any questions about this blog post, please leave comments or email me ashcroft54@gmail.com. Have a great day and HAPPY SHOOTING !!!

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9 Responses to Combo Apps/ProShot

  1. Itha says:

    Thank you so much for featured two of my photos in your blog!! I really like this app. πŸ‘Œ

  2. rjllane says:

    Hello ashcroft54 (Tina).

    Thanks for highlighting this app and writing this tutorial. I would never have known about it. I agree that it has one of the better interfaces for manual control of the iPhone camera. I found 2 little aspects that I really liked – when you go into the camera roll to review the photos that you have taken, it gives some basic but handy information – ISO / shutter speed / file size / image dimensions from the EXIF information. And it allows you to delete photos if you want without having to quit, open the Photos app and delete them from there.

    One critical shortcoming though – it doesn’t include location information in the EXIF data. Not everyone wants this, but it doesn’t offer the option.

    Because of this, and for the more comprehensive on-screen feedback that they provide, I shall be sticking with Pure Shot / 645 PRO for manual control of the iPhone camera.

    πŸ™‚ … MomentsForZen (Richard)

    • ashcroft54 says:

      Richard, I know the developer said he’s going to update the app. I’ll let him know about location EXIF.

      • rjllane says:

        Wonderful, ashcroft54 (Tina). That would change things for me (and many others, I imagine). It has lots of potential given the UI. πŸ™‚ … MomentsForZen (Richard)

    • Hi Richard, I’m the developer of ProShot. Glad you like the app! ProShot requests permission to use your location (for EXIF) when you first start it up. You may have accidentally denied it permission. To fix this, go to the system’s Settings app -> scroll down to ProShot -> turn Location on.

      Date / time info was, however, missing from the EXIF, but that was corrected with today’s update to 2.5.2 πŸ™‚

      • rjllane says:

        Hio there @Rise_Up_Games. I did as you suggested. However, the only settings are for Photos, Microphone and Camera – nothing there for Location 😦

        To go back to the beginning, I deleted it then I downloaded v2.5.2. This time, it asked for permission to access the location!! And, yes, the Location option is now in the Settings section!! And the location is present in the EXIF data.

        You have made me very happy.

        πŸ™‚ … MomentsForZen (Richard)

    • I didn’t see a reply button under your most recent message so I’m replying here: happy to read it all got sorted out! πŸ˜€

  3. psiu says:

    Nice write up!

    Have used it on WP for quite awhile – though similarly, it was originally a “free pickup and stash away for later” download. Have it on my wife’s iPod now as well.

    One really nice bit you might know but I didn’t see mentioned: the adjustable contrast/saturation/sharpness and shadow recovery. Those can be tweaked and saved with each individual profile (P/M/C1&2) though I generally just give the slightest touch – depends on the device.

    Dunno if iOS allows anything like it – pinning the shortcuts to the Start screen on WP is handy, especially on my Lumia 928, I keep a regular P profile set to Auto, but I also keep a C1 shortcut with flash set to on to force the xenon flash (woot).

    The manual focus (and assist) is quite natural and generally, the program is very shallow, but very broad – in the UI/UX sense. Nothing is buried but there is a lot of power lurking.

    I’ve been eyeballing Android devices lately just to see what this could extract from them. πŸ˜›

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