Cypress Innovations Launch Digital Negative for iOS

March 21, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software | 4 Comments | |
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Cypress Innovations have launched Digital Negative, an iOS app which captures uncompressed images that retain all of the information recorded by the camera sensor and saves them in DNG format. Other interesting features include a real?time histogram, exposure compensation and shutter speed adjustments as well as flash, focus, and zoom controls. Additionally, Digital Negative can also record high?quality JPG images or uncompressed TIFF files. Digital Negative is now available for $2.99 on iTunes.

Cypress Press Release

Cypress Innovations launches Digital Negative, an advanced camera app for iOS
Get the most out of your iOS camera with Digital Negative

SAN FRANCISCO— March 20, 2013 – Cypress Innovations

Digital Negative is specifically designed to capture the highest quality images from the iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch camera. Digital Negative is the first app that captures uncompressed images that retain all of the information recorded by the camera sensor. These digital negative (DNG) pictures are much like the negatives from a film camera, and the serious photographer can use standard raw editing programs or Digital Negative’s built?in raw editing tools to develop the photograph and display all of the features in the image.

This feature was previously only available on high?end cameras like digital SLRs, but now your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, can do it too. Digital Negative has the tools needed to preview images quickly, view all of the EXIF information, and can develop them on the go.

There are several other revolutionary features in this app. First, Digital Negative shows a real?time histogram of the camera’s display, to avoid under? or over?exposing images before taking the photograph. Digital Negative contains exposure compensation and shutter speed adjustments, and flash, focus, and zoom controls to help set up the image with greater precision.

Still want to take pictures in JPG or TIFF format? No problem. Digital Negative also records high?quality JPG images or uncompressed TIFF files. Want to share photos? Digital Negative allows uploading of uncompressed pictures to Dropbox and uploading of JPG versions to Facebook.

Get the most of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch camera with Digital Negative!

About Cypress Innovations
Cypress Innovations is a creative software development group currently focused on iPhone and iPad apps for photography, fitness and education.

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#1 Modelling Photographer London

Your work is simply awesome! To many faves to list but a special mention for the shot looking down from the stairs with the blue

6:17 am - Friday, March 22, 2013

#2 Marco

I tried it but there are a lot of serious issues in the app.
1) uploading to dropbox crashes it
2) whitebalance editing in darkroom is totally whack.

And I do wonder if this is actually raw data or that they just created a DNG wrapper around TIFF data or something. I have my doubts Apple allows direct raw recording.. But I may be wrong.

10:14 am - Friday, March 22, 2013

#3 HTH

Bought the app this morning, tried a few shots, finding as follows,

1 Kept crashing on my iPhone 4S, iPad 4 after a shot,
2 Crashed on upload to Dropbox
3 Whacky colors during editing
4 I doubt DNG files are direct from sensor, reasons,
a jpeg artifacts,
b noise reduction done on files resulting in details smearing
c no color fringing found! Too good to be true
d no distortion at all!?

If its not generating true DNG then it's a waste of time using the app for shooting. Shooting operation is slow and very process-intensive, consumes battery.

Consider the frequent crash, it's simply not worth using. Don't need to try.

Developer's claims are very misleading.

How Apple allowed such thing to happen?

It's not 'free'! There are many better ones available for free.

3:53 pm - Friday, March 22, 2013

#4 Essogas

This app is totally broken. There is some serious debayering issues with the DNG files. Does not work at all. The app also crashes after taking one shot and then needs relaunching.

5:58 pm - Friday, March 22, 2013