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Camera+ iPhone App Is Free For A Limited Time, Here’s Where To Download It

By Michelle Bird on October 28th 2014


Camera+ has to be one of my favorite iPhone apps to use when I use my phone to take a quick picture. Its interface provides ample versatility with speed, pro-functions and editing capabilities. I’m not the only one praising this iPhone app – Camera+ has sold over 10 million copies, and is one of the most well-liked third party camera apps out there.

Camera+ regularly costs $3 at the App Store, but now you can snag it for free, and only for a limited time– the offer ends November 16th.

If you head to the iOS App Store right now, it’ll still say $3, that’s because Apple is offering the free promotion somewhere else. Alas, here’s how to get it!

(P.S.- Make sure you have the latest iOS 8 installed on your iPhone before doing so)

How to Get Camera+ For Free

Step 1: Download the Apple Store App from the iOS App Store (yes, you read that correctly, it’s a separate app).

Step 2: Once you install the app, launch it, and tap on the Stores tab at the bottom.

Step 3: Scroll all the way down, until you see the Camera+ special offer.



Step 4: Tap on the Camera+ icon, tap the “Download now for free” at the bottom of the screen.



Step 5: A pop-up will appear, asking you to go to the App Store, tap on Continue. When the App Store opens up, tap on the Redeem button on the upper right.



The Camera+ app will begin to download.

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This is definitely an app every photographer should consider. My favorite feature has to be the Touch Exposure and Focus– which allows me to easily control how light or dark my shots are, and set the exposure separately from the focus. Here’s an example of a photograph I took using Camera+:


Photo by: Michelle Bird

What are some of your favorite photography apps out there, whether for snapping away or editing?

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Michelle Bird is a Southern California based freelance photographer and writer, with a strong focus on music, editorial and portrait photography. She is the founder and creative force behind the music+culture online blog Black Vinyl Magazine, and can often be found in the photo-pit shooting the latest concerts in town. She has a strong passion for art, exploring, vintage finds and most of all animals. Connect with her through Email,
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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Aaron Cheney

    This is a great app but I have definitely used better such as VSCO, Snapseed, and Afterlight

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  2. Brian Song

    Thanks for sharing this offer!

    For those of you that were previously denied, try downloading again. I was able to redeem and download this offer on Nov. 7th around 1700 PST.

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  3. Pete B

    “This is all I got. Seems like a scam to get you to download the apple store app. ”
    I agree I couldn’t find it, Apple can’t be trusted anymore they should honor the offer

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  4. Luis Castellon

    It didn’t work for me, all that comes up is available workshops..

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  5. James Parker

    No longer available on the Apple Store. November 6. Unfortunate abrogation of their obligation.

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  6. Dre Rolle

    Thank you so much for this. Was watching “Framed”networks playlist at work yesterday and saw the iphonography documentary showcasing this app.

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    • Michelle Bird

      Anytime Dre! Once you use it, I think you won’t ever go back to the regular iPhone camera haha.

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  7. fred kuxhouse

    Received the same error message that Peter got. Not available anymore due to high demand. If they say it’s a special till Nov. 16th then they should honor it.

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  8. Peter McWade

    We’re sorry, Due to high demand, this offer is not available anymore. Please check the Apple Store app often for new promotions.

    This is all I got. Seems like a scam to get you to download the apple store app. Bait you in then say its not available but the offer is supposed to be available until the 16th of November and yes, I run iOS8.

    Not a happy camper with this one.

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    • Peter McWade

      Now its completely off the app so its not viable any longer. Ditching the apple app too.

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  9. Hannes Nitzsche

    Cheers! Will give it a go! :)

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  10. John Havord

    Thank you Michelle.

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  11. Brandon Dewey

    Ive been using this app for years and love it. The new updates make it even more amazing!!!! I wish it was free when I got it a few years ago but it has been well worth the $1.99 I paid beck then.

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  12. Jonathan Heckel

    I couldn’t find the special offer and then I read the little P.S…only for iOS 8 users :(
    I was so excited to use this app…

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  13. Jennifer Breig

    Seems like I’ve had this app for forever and I LOVE it. It’s the one I use 95% of the time. Free or not, I highly recommend it.

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  14. Jeff Gelzinis

    The only thing I see on the stores tab is a list of featured workshops. Anyone else having any luck?

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    • Michelle Bird

      Hey Jeff! Once you open the app, and click ‘Stores’, scroll downwards, it’s at the bottom.

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  16. Nick DiGiallonardo

    *sigh* If only I wasn’t an Android junkie…

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    • Duc Hong

      looks like we’re in the same boat, Android user :(

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    • Michelle Bird

      I’ll keep an eye-out for Android junkies! :)

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    • Greg Silver


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    • Michelle Bird

      PS- What apps do you Android lovers like to use, in terms of photography?

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    • Nick DiGiallonardo

      Snapseed and Afterlight are my favorite Android apps to use for editing on my phone. I use the camera app that came installed on my Galaxy S5 but I would love to find one where I can control the shutter speed and ISO (like the Nokia Lumia 1020).

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    • Michelle Bird

      Snapseed and Afterlight are two great ones as well, do they have VSCO for Android?

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    • Nick DiGiallonardo

      Yeah, VSCO Cam is available for Android. I’m downloading it now to try it out.

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    • Michelle Bird

      I think you’ll dig it, it’s definitely one of my top favorite apps. Geared more towards the creative photography community. When you download it, check out the “store” section within the app, because they usually list various free packs on there that you can download.

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    • Nick DiGiallonardo

      It looks pretty slick so far. Thanks for the tip, I think I downloaded 4 free packs already :)

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