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 taken with the stock Camera app; this is the HDR version of the same shot from the Camera app again; here we have the Camera+ version with Clarity applied; lastly this is the original photo edited in Lightroom 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.