Camera+, an iPhone camera app that has been a top seller in the App Store for years, expanded to the iPad on Thursday. Not many people shoot photos with an iPad, but the core features of the app are its editing suite and integration of Apple’s iCloud online storage service. The company also released an update for the iPhone version of the camera app to include cloud synchronization, so that photos taken on an iPhone will also appear in the iPad app.
Nine million people so far have downloaded the Camera+ app for iPhone, which costs 99 cents, said Lisa Bettany, a developer at Tap Tap Tap, the studio that made Camera+. Together, the iPad and iPhone apps should pose a challenge to Adobe, which offers a suite of Photoshop apps for editing photos on the iPad, as well as its own cloud storage service.
Like the iPhone version, the iPad app was designed to make editing photos quick and easy. It has five basic tools: Scenes for applying automatic touch-ups for photos taken in certain light conditions, like in low light or indoors; Adjust for making basic adjustments like rotating the image or removing red eye; Crops for cropping a photo; FX Effects for applying fancy filters; and Borders for adding stylized borders.