SmugMug Releases Camera Awesome for iPhone

SmugMug announced Wednesday the release of Camera Awesome, a free photography app for the iPhone. The app features filters, presets, one-tap sharing to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, SmugMug and Flickr. It also allows users to focus their photos on one spot while setting the exposure on another.

There are lots of camera apps available for the iPhone, but this one stood out for us because we’ve seen its handiwork. It turns out that several of the photos of the Macworld All Stars from Cirque du Mac 9.0 that we published in January were taken with a beta version of the app by photographer Caroline Tien-Spalding.

This includes the great photograph below of Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus below, as well as the other photos in the series that have a border around them—the others were taken with a digital-SLR camera. When we found out that Camera Awesome was used to take the first group, we decided to cover the release.

Dr. Mac!

Photo of Bob LeVitus taken with Camera Awesome at Cirque du Mac 9.0

Features of the app (from the App Store description):

  • 1-Tap and 0-Tap Sharing
    Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, SmugMug, Picasa, Photobucket and Flickr.
  • 1-Tap Awesomize
    Touch just once for perfect pictures.
  • Professionally designed special effects
    From renowned photographer Kevin Kubota.
  • Beauty, Brains and Blistering Speed
    Gorgeous design that gets out of your way.
  • Great Scott! Video Time Travel!
    Precording starts before you hit record.

As noted above, Camera Awesome is free, but that price gets you a basic set of features. Additional features are US$0.99 and include additional filters and presets for certain effects.