Getting a good quality app on a Windows-powered smartphone is not an easy task. As most Microsoft fans and users will surely attest, it is typical to feel left out on the platform, due to a sad combination of poor business choices and lack of developer backing. We won't get too much into that now, but, on a more positive note, we will mention that after the launch of Windows 10 and the new Universal Apps platform, things have definitely started picking up.
Life seems to be easier for both new developers and those with a strong history on Windows, like Rise Up Games - the team behind the excellent and truly powerful ProShot app. The rich camera suit has been a popular choice for many Windows Prone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1 users as a great stock camera replacement. Now, after teasing the unveiling since last November, Rise Up Games has announced that a new version of the app, designed from the ground up to work with Windows 10 will be coming next Monday, August 15.
This does constitute a full month delay from the originally promised July 15 release date, but the wait appears to be worth it considering ProShot's impressive feature list, only made sweeter by the promised performance optimization for low-end devices.
Seeing how the app will be build on the aforementioned Universal Apps platform, it will be compatible with Windows 10 Mobile, as well as the regular PC version on the OS, provided you have a camera. You can get the current version of the app on the Microsoft Store at the source link for $2.99 and iOS and Android users don't have to feel excluded either, as there are ProShot builds for them as well. The list of features does, however differ by platform, so be sure to check it at the source link.
- Auto, Program, Manual, two fully configurable Custom modes
- Full manual control over exposure, ISO, shutter speed, and white balance
- Burst, Timer, and Timelapse modes
- Real-time filters, real-time filter editor, and sliders for Contrast / Saturation / Sharpness / Shadow Recovery
- Live Histogram
- Live Highlight Clip indicator
- Timelapse intervalometer
- Auto ISO and Auto shutter speed options
- Manual focus assist
- Hi-res capture up to 38MP on certain Lumia devices
- Quick access to Auto, 16:9, 4:3, and 1:1 shooting modes
- Front-facing camera with exposure control
- Zoom with just one finger, up to 10X
- Integrated Camera Roll with EXIF metadata, and RGB + Luma histograms
- Multiple grid overly options
- Pin any mode (Auto, P, M, C1, C2, HDR) to your start screen for quick access
- Battery meter
- Customizable accent color
And speaking of being left out, the Prisma app has been a phenomenal hit on iOS and Android since its recent release. The clever art-augmentation, neural-network software is yet to make its way to the Windows platform, but one of its excellent alternatives - Vinci already has. You can grab it fro free at the second source link.
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