Camera+ came out with a new update (version 2.2) that boasts a new ‘filter’ called Clarity. Typically when you see the words ‘clarity’ or ‘definition’ in photo editing software it means that it will be adjusting the micro-contrasts. Basically it is going to make your shots look a little sharper and give them some more depth — as with any photo filter this can be both a good and bad thing.

I took an iPhone snap from Victoria B.C. that I took and ran it through this new filter to see what it looks like. Here is the [original iPhone photo](https://f3a98a5aca88d28ed629-2f664c0697d743fb9a738111ab4002bd.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/Stock.jpg) taken with the stock Camera app; this is the [HDR version](https://f3a98a5aca88d28ed629-2f664c0697d743fb9a738111ab4002bd.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/HDR.jpg) of the same shot from the Camera app again; here we have the [Camera+ version](https://f3a98a5aca88d28ed629-2f664c0697d743fb9a738111ab4002bd.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/Clarity.jpg) with Clarity applied; lastly this is the original photo [edited in Lightroom](https://f3a98a5aca88d28ed629-2f664c0697d743fb9a738111ab4002bd.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/Lightroom.jpg) 3 ((I applied a ton of tweaks and settings in Lightroom, taking only 30 seconds to make the photo look as good as I can in that time period. I have no doubt you can get a better image with more time, but that’s not the point of this post.)).

I have no comment on which is best, but I thought it would be nice to show the range of editing you can do on these photos.


Posted by Ben Brooks