We hate bugs. The odd one is pretty much inevitable in an application as complex as 645 PRO, but we put a lot of effort into getting rid of them as quickly and thoroughly as possible. That’s why 645 PRO Release 1.11.1 is on its way very soon—it fixes a couple of bugs that crept into Release 1.11 when saving JPEGs and TIFFs at the same time. We appreciate how annoying these problems are, and would love to get the fixes out to the minute they’re identified and fixed, but each update needs to get App Store approval before it goes live, and that’s always a little time-consuming.
We have added (and, yes, tested and tested…) a few new elements to this release too, however. As well as using the main Settings.app to enter an Artist Name for your images’ metadata, you can now add Copyright data, including—if you want—the terms the license.
And there’s a new experimental feature, too. It should make iPhone’s auto-focus act a little more briskly in conditions where the light is less than perfect.
In its standard state, iPhone can take a while to find and lock the focus in high-ISO situations, but we’ve now added an option to use the built-in torch as an AF Assist lamp. It doesn’t fire with very slow shutter speeds, as it actually makes things worse then, but you may find it improves focus response for you in other situations. It is, we repeat, an experimental feature and one you may not want to use all the time—the torch is very bright, and might annoy people or animals, and it’s also not at all appropriate for close-up photography). Let us know what you think!
Release 1.11.2 will be following soon after—this will be a strict “under the hood” update, delivering (in places, substantially) improved memory management, power consumption and performance.