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Unleash the power of your iPhone's camera with ProCamera

The iPhone 4′s camera is one of the better mobile shooters on the market, but Apple’s basic photo application leaves much to be desired with its lack of customization and editing options. That’s where ProCamera comes in, an iPhone app which is bursting at the seams with features that will help you take better pictures and video.

ProCamera ($2.99 in the iTunes Store) certainly isn’t alone in the photo app arena, but in my testing it’s one of the best. That’s why we’ve selected it for VentureBeat’s Mobile App Spotlight, which highlights some of the most interesting new apps.

Like most photo apps, ProCamera offers features like grid lines to help you align photos, as well as brightness and color controls. You can also tap anywhere on the screen to take photos, instead of trying to aim for a small shutter button like with Apple’s photo app. But where ProCamera really shines is in its expert mode features, which give you the ability to manually tweak focus, white balance and exposure settings.

The expert mode capabilities are only available on the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. ProCamera also runs on the fourth generation iPod Touch and the iPhone 3G.

ProCamera includes three editing studios for photos. Pro Lab lets you tweak colors, brightness and other options; Pro Cut helps you crop and realign crooked photos; and Pro FX offers dozens of filters and effects. Along with its advanced shooting features, the editing studios make ProCamera the single most powerful photo app I’ve seen on the iPhone.

Upcoming features for the app include HDR photography (ironically, something that was recently added to Apple’s photo app), photo stitching and improved social sharing features.

The app was developed by Mannheim, Germany-based Daemgen.net, a small startup that is spearheaded by software developer and consultant Jens Dämgen.

Want to have your mobile app featured like ProCamera? Then submit to our Mobile App Spotlight!

The Intel AppUp developer program is sponsoring VentureBeat’s Mobile App Spotlight. However, VentureBeat’s editorial staff selects apps for the program according to its customary editorial standards, without input from Intel.

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