iOS User Guide
“There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.”
— Robert Frank
ProShot is a rich and powerful camera app filled with features, modes, and options that may overwhelm at first, but are easy to master. This guide assumes no prior photography or video experience, and can be read by users of all skill levels.
ProShot’s user-interface can be split into 3 main sections:
+ Top bar
+ Camera buttons
>> Top Bar
This is where you’ll get access to global settings — settings that persist no matter which camera or drive mode you’re in (with a few exceptions). In order from left to right you have:
Shows a preview of the last image that was taken
Enable / disable Live Photo (not available in 1:1 or 16:9 aspect ratio)
Select the aspect ratio of your photo. You can choose between 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9
Enable / disable flash. Press and hold for light at any time
Opens the Settings panel. This panel allows you to change Grid overlay, Level, enable RAW (.DNG) capture and more. See Settings Panel section below for more info.
This is where the camera feed is displayed. You can tap anywhere on the viewfinder to simultaneously set the focus and exposure at that point. If you wish to set exposure to be a different point than the focus point, press and hold the screen to show the exposure brackets.
You can move the focus circle and exposure brackets anywhere on the screen and reset them with a tap.
>> Camera Settings Bar, Camera Buttons, and More
Here is where you have access to the majority of ProShot’s functions. At the top of the camera buttons area is a strip of options, this is the Camera Settings Bar. Tapping on any item will open its corresponding menu. Here you can change (listed from left to right): lens (on devices with multiple lenses such as the iPhone 7+, 8+, X, etc), white balance (color temperature), ISO (light sensitivity), shutter (amount of time the camera lets light in), and focus (switch from autofocus to manual focus).
Just below the Camera Settings Bar is (from left to right): the Drive Mode button, flip camera button, camera shutter button, video shortcut button, and Camera Mode button.
The mode buttons open their corresponding mode dials, which are described in the next section.
Finally, at the bottom of the Camera Buttons container you have the hard drive space free indicator, brightness (exposure compensation) slider, and % battery remaining.
Portrait mode is available on the iPhone X, iPhone Xs, and iPhone Xs Max. On certain devices, manual controls may not available while in portrait mode. Zooming and RAW capture are also disabled.
Manual Focus Assist
For shots that require precise focus, there is a unique feature in ProShot that will zoom in on your subject so you can be sure you’re getting the clearest photo possible. This is Manual Focus Assist.
To activate, open the Focus menu from the Camera Settings Bar and pull the focus slider towards the center of the screen. From here you can make adjustments to your focus. To turn off manual focus assist, simply release your finger from the phone’s screen.
>> Drive Mode Dial
Open this dial by pressing the Drive Mode button. You can use this dial to quickly switch between ProShot’s drive modes, including Photo, Light Painting, Time-lapse, Video and Slo-mo. Each mode is described below.
This is the standard photo mode. Use this mode to take pictures. From the Photo menu you can toggle EV bracketing, set a timer, and switch between Color and Monochrome modes.
This mode is used to simulate long exposures, or as we like to call, Light Painting. Here you can set a timer for how long you want the Light Painting to last, and you can switch between the two mode types, Trails, and Add. This is a fun mode, so feel free to experiment!
This is ProShot’s time-lapse mode. Configure time-lapse duration, interval, and whether you wish to capture individual frames or make a movie.
Configure your video options here, for video size and frame rate.
Configure your slo-mo options here, for video size and frame rate.
>> Camera Mode Dial
Open this dial by pressing the Camera Mode button. You can use this dial to quickly switch between ProShot’s camera modes, including Auto, Program, Manual, Custom 1 and Custom 2. These are standard camera modes emulated from traditional DSLRs, and aid in quickly transitioning between camera settings when timing is critical.
To make things easier for beginner and experienced users alike, ProShot will automatically switch these modes for you depending on your settings in the Camera Settings Bar. You may, however, switch to them to your mode of choice at any time using the Camera Mode Dial.
This is ProShot’s Auto camera mode. Use this mode to capture great results in any situation, without needing to configure anything.
This is your typical semi-automatic mode that allows you to set ISO and White Balance, ProShot handles shutter speed adjustments. Use this when you want to keep ISO low for crisp photos, and don’t want to worry about setting a shutter speed.
This is ProShot’s manual mode. Use this mode when you wish to set all settings manually. You can switch to manual mode at any time using the camera mode dial, or by simply setting a shutter speed to anything other than AUTO.
Custom 1 and Custom 2
Use these modes to quickly recall favorite camera settings, including ISO, shutter, and white balance. You can save a new setting by simply being in C1 or C2 and changing either camera setting.
>> Settings Panel
Use this panel to change ProShot’s settings. In order from left-to-right, top-to-bottom, they are:
Grid - Enable or disable ProShot’s various rule of thirds grids.
Level - Enable or disable ProShot’s horizon level
JPEG / RAW - Toggle between capturing JPEG and JPEG+RAW images
Location - Toggle GPS on and off for adding geotagging to your photos
Volume button shutter - Toggle this to enable / disable capturing photos with the device’s volume buttons
Haptic feedback - Toggles haptic feedback when pressing a button or moving around the UI
Contribute - If you’re enjoying ProShot, please consider making a contribution, it helps us keep the lights on! Press this button to open the Contribution page.
Theme - customize the look of ProShot
ProShot Version History
Improved exposure algorithm
Improved low light performance
Improved image capture speed
Increased auto max shutter options up to 1/30s
Fixed a rare crash when switching between camera modes
Fixed a rare crash when taking a photo
Fixed pinch to zoom gesture
Fixed a bug where manual controls weren't used when taking a photo
Fixed a bug that prevented RAW files from being shared
Fixed a bug that occurred when swiping to the camera roll after image capture
Added URI scheme back
Added histogram with 4 different visualizations
Added .DNG (RAW) bracketing
Fixed a crash in portrait mode
Fixed some localization issues
Improved exposure algorithm
Improved usage while rotation lock is on
Improved iPad compatibility
Many tiny fixes here and there
Added labels to camera settings for clarity
Added scroll indicators to ISO and shutter menu
Increased the size of some buttons that were too small
Added link to our online user guide (Settings panel > tap the 3 dots)
Fixed ISO and shutter settings when only one of them is set to auto
Improved left-handed usability
Fixed iPad layout issues
Many other small changes and improvements to the UI
Added Live Photo support
Added Monochrome mode
Added portrait mode
Added AUTO MAX ISO option
Added AUTO MAX Shutter option
Added battery level indicator
Added disk space remaining indicator
Added dedicated slo-mo mode
Added ability to swap lenses
Added Live Photo + light painting mode
Added ability to export a single JPEG or DNG from a RAW+JPEG file
Added camera roll support for favoriting photos
Added camera roll support for video scrubbing
Added real-time white balance information
Added focus confirmation indicator
Sweet new design
New Grid types
Added haptic feedback to UI (Live Photo needs to be off for haptics, its an API issue)
Improved volume button support
Added iPhone X support
Improved iPad support
New Camera UI
New Camera Roll UI
Added button to settings panel to reset UI color
Updated image capture pipeline for iOS10
Added support for RAW/DNG. Compatible devices can now shoot in JPEG, RAW and RAW+JPEG
RAW can be used with Normal, BKT (bracket) and burst modes
Added RAW support to ProShot’s camera roll
Added support for wide color capture
Added audio input level meter during video capture
Made UI buttons bigger and easier to press
Fixed bug where timelapse videos wouldn’t save
Fixed bug where front camera image might be blank
Many other small UI tweaks and bug fixes
Brand new camera roll with updated UI, RGB + Luma histogram
Added video bitrate info to EXIF
Increased manual WB range to 2250-9000K
Added workaround for timelapse video issues affecting some devices
Fixed a few video bugs
Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements
Updated UI for better visibility and usability
Dozens of small improvements
Fixed all known bugs
Added a new AE lock feature (tap the new AE button)
Focus and exposure targets can now be dragged anywhere on the screen (tap them to reset)
The button next to the main camera button now takes still photos during video
Improved auto ISO and auto shutter algorithm (faster, more reliable, stable)
Fixed volume shutter bug
UI improvements and various bug fixes
New camera roll, integrated into the viewfinder for faster workflow
Added Light Painting mode, with innovative Live Preview, 2 unique submodes
Added bracketing modes for exposure, ISO, and shutter
Added bracketing frame count option
Added 4K video (on supported devices)
Added 4K timelapse (on supported devices)
Added full manual controls to front camera
Added support for retina flash on front camera
Added video shortcut button
Added a toggle for GPS
Added a toggle for UI sounds
Added toggle to video stabilization
Added toggle for image stabilization (on supported devices)
Added a battery indicator
Increased timelapse video quality, up to 100 Mbits/s
Major improvements to UI and UX - zoom, controls, everything
Various bug fixes
Added support for iPhone 6 and 6+
Added 1/25s shutter
Several bug fixes, including a bug where date / time wasn't being added to the EXIF
Added URL Scheme for URL Launchers (for devs out there, the URL is proshot://).
Due to issues on some devices, Volume Shutter is now disabled by default. To turn it on, please go to the Settings menu.
Added time-lapse video, with full manual controls & aspect ratios
Added volume button shutter
Can use volume button to snap still images during video recording
Added more detailed info to EXIF
Added discrete steps to the manual white balance slider
Improved night time performance when using ISO priority in P mode
Improved visibility of level gauge
UI now rotates properly when orientation lock is enabled
Many, many UI/UX improvements
Bug fixes to image and video orientation when orientation lock is enabled
Bug fix to keep screen on during time-lapse
Bug fix to torch slider
Bug fix to improve stability when switching between shooting modes
New default theme color for spring (tap the color bar above the color wheel in the settings menu to set it)
Added 16:9 and 1:1 aspect ratios with full EXIF metadata
Added zero-lag bracket exposure (found in “Normal” drive mode menu)
Added advanced video capabilities: configurable video resolutions and frame rates with industry-standard options for the 180 degree rule, as well as up to 240fps slow motion video on compatible devices
Added a light meter (just above the exposure compensation dial)
Added 3D level gauge with 5 different modes
Added torch option with intensity slider (in the flash menu)
Added universal media share and file size info in camera roll
Added double-tap gesture to quick select a camera setting and close the menu
Added higher ISO options (depending on video frame rate mode selected)
New dynamic buffer system allows for rapid hi-res shooting at any aspect ratio
Burst from any camera mode or drive mode, just hold the camera button
Improved iPad compatibility
“hi” burst mode option now full res
New live tutorial
New default accent color
Added Japanese and Korean localization
Extremely optimized and energy efficient
Several bug fixes
Removed volume button functionality due to compatibility issues (we hope to add it back soon)
Bug fix to MF assist on certain devices
Added support for iPad
Can now take a picture with the volume button
Fixed GPS bug
Added feedback link
Bug fixes to intro screen and MF assist
Initial release! :D