Posted on February 18, 2011
Okay. The DSLR Camera Remote 1.4 releases are _now_ available in the iTunes App Store. Really, they are.
First, thank you everybody for your patience in waiting the additional week for the iPad version. For those of you who are using the original, non-HD, version of the DSLR Camera Remote app, you can update your existing 1.3.x versions (either Pro or Lite) to version 1.4 at no charge. Just use the iTunes App store update feature to get the appropriate update.
Please note - if you update your DSLR Camera Remote app to version 1.4, YOU MUST ALSO DOWNLOAD VERSION 1.4 OF THE DSLR CAMERA REMOTE SERVER OR IT WILL NOT WORK.
Several people have asked me to show screenshots of the iPad version because someone who bought the iPad version before we took it down from the iTunes Store reported that their images were pixelated. Please see below for those screenshots. Please click on an image to see the full size.
For comparison, here is the same scene shot with the DSLR Camera Remote running on an iPhone. These are the full size screen grabs from the iPhone.
I'd like to share with you a little bit of info on the images that we display on the iPad or iPhone after they are taken by the camera. When you tap the Fire button and the camera takes a picture, the image is copied from the camera to the host computer running the DSLR Camera Remote Server. The Server then takes the JPEG image from the camera (either the JPEG you shot or the JPEG that is included with the Raw file if you are shooting Raw) and makes it, in the case of the iPad version, a maximum of 2,000 pixels on the longest edge. The reason we do that is the iPad itself will not allow us to copy over an image larger than that.
The image that is displayed initially will be less than 2,000 pixels wide on the long edge. Something closer to 800 pixels in order to fit in the user interface. When you double-tap on the image that is displayed on the iPad, the app then zooms into 100% of the 2,000 pixel wide image. If you use the pinch gesture, it will be between the (roughly) 800 pixel wide version and the maximum 2,000 pixel wide version. Any artifacts you may see will be from the JPEG compression either from the camera or from the down sampling that is done by our Server app (or both).
Hopefully that gives you a better idea of what you'll see. Don't forget, if you want to try this app on your iPad, the best way to try before you buy is to download the Lite version from the iTunes store and install that on your iPad. It won't be the full iPad user interface version, but it will give you an idea of how you have to set this up before you buy the full version.