Slow Shutter Cam

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Slow Shutter Cam brings new life into your device's photo toolbox by letting you capture a variety of amazing slow shutter speed effects that you only thought you could get with a DSLR. Continue reading to learn more about this unique app!


• Featured numerous times by Apple:

- App Store Essentials: Camera & Photography
- Photography for Professionals - Total Control
- Shot on iPhone 6 - Shoot Beautiful Photos
- Extraordinary Photo Apps
- Best New App

• Nominated for the 2010 and 2011 "Best App Ever Award - Best Photo App"


"It’s one of those rare photography apps that creates effects that few others are capable of, and it does it easily and with better results."
— Marty Yawnick, Life In LoFi


How many times have you tried to capture artful images with your iPhone camera but were left wishing you had more features to work with? Slow Shutter Cam puts an end to mere snapshots and gives you some of the most powerful features of a DSLR camera. All this, in a package that fits in your pocket.

Slow Shutter Cam offers three capture modes to capture unique images:

MOTION BLUR: Equivalent to the shutter priority mode on a DSLR, the Motion Blur mode is perfect for creating ghost images, waterfall effects or suggesting movement in your photographs by adding a blur.

LIGHT TRAIL: The Light Trail mode allows you to 'paint' with light, show car light trails and fireworks or capture any other moving light in a unique way. Unlike shooting with a DSLR and being tied to specific rigid settings to obtain good results, the Light Trail mode takes care of the essentials, letting your creativity soar!

LOW LIGHT: In low light conditions, this capture mode allows the camera to accumulate every photon of light hitting the sensor. The longer the shutter speed, the more light it will accumulate. You can even fine-tune the result using the exposure compensation slider to achieve the exact effect you want!


• Unlimited Shutter Speed and manual ISO
• Option to resume capture
• Real time live preview - See the result in real time
• Innovative 'Freeze' and ‘Blur Strength’ controls
• Tap to adjust focus/exposure
• Time-lapse Intervalometer
• Apple Watch support and handy Self-Timer
• Full resolution support on every devices

With Slow Shutter Cam on your iPhone or iPod touch you get the features of a DSLR camera with the convenience of a device that you can drop in your pocket and take with you wherever you go. Download it now and put an end to mere snapshots!

Search #slowshuttercam on Instagram or visit the "Slow Shutter Cam - iPhone" group on flickr for amazing samples!

Slow Shutter Cam App Description & Overview

The applications Slow Shutter Cam was published in the category Photo & Video on 2010-02-23 and was developed by Cogitap Software. The file size is 6.12 MB. The current version is 4.8 and works well on 10.0 and high ios versions.

- Adds 4k Photo Resolution (3840 x 2160)
- Fixes an issue where some controls may be misaligned on iPhone XS Max
- Adds performance and stability improvements

More to come soon!

By the way, every time we release a new version, we lose all our ratings on the App Store which negatively affects our sales. Thus, we would REALLY appreciate if you could update your rating on the App Store (simply tap the "Rate on App Store" button in the settings). Many thanks!!!

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Slow Shutter Cam Reviews


Not working  1111nothappy  1 star

Bought the app doesn’t take photos and it’s a black screen wasted my money


Fun App  Picman2  5 star

Slow Shutter is a fun app that allows endless experimentation and at times results in great abstract photos.


Altogether pretty solid  atechie  4 star

I though the app did fine in daylight, but when shooting inside the app can get noisy and gritty.


Easy and fun  jmac345  4 star

Great app for Christmas lights


Best!  EvgenyPetrenko  5 star

U should buy it!!


Didn’t work for me  Twb1313  2 star

I tried taking a picture of the Northern Lights in the distance but it didn’t work well with this App.


Awesome  themanfrmarizona  5 star

I’ve been trying a lot of apps.. but this one tops it off.. love how simple you can take photo,, and I recommend this app for those who want to take those good photo with out use or forgetting a dslr...


From 6 to XS  Chakin524  5 star

Been using this for awhile! Still love it. Even more now. Helps me create some awesome photos.


Awesome app.  chuojj2012  5 star

The beauty of this app is that it does perfectly what it claims to do. Once the effects are applied, great photos can be obtained. AAA app.


A great addition  OceanSkyNight  5 star

All of the tools that Apple left off.


Slow shutter + iColorama = beautiful art  JennMk  5 star

I’ve had this app for a while but didn’t realize it’s full potential till I started doing iColorama tutorials and using it for base and/or layered images. iColorama isn’t the only art/editing app that you can take Slow Shutter Cam images to, but it’s probably to most diverse. Appreciate the app, and the good updates. Well done, devs 🙏 💐 🌟 PS: visit some time, introduce yourself to the staff and have a chat.


Top 3 camera apps  The FLB  5 star

Can’t believe I haven’t written a review of this app yet. A long time ago I created one of the first award winning blogs dedicated to iPhone photography. I’ve tested hundreds of apps & very few stay on my phone. I not only love this app but my next art exhibition will feature more than two thirds of the images created by this app! My other recommendation is to not just use the app properly but to mess around with the settings to get some wonderful abstract effects. If you want to see examples of this just go to my instagram - funkylovebunny It has a really clean & simple to use interface with all the settings you need & nothing more. No extra clutter just for the sake of adding features. Some other apps have slow shutter but it’s not their main focus (forgive the pun) & is often buried under other menus etc. but I can jump right into this app knowing that it remembers my preferred settings. Capture the image & get on with it It’s very rare that I write a review & cant think of any way to improve the app Definitely in the top 3 capture apps Thank you

Elmore James King of Slide

Heaps of fun  Elmore James King of Slide  5 star

App is heaps of fun. Easy to use and solid. Takes a little experimenting to find the right settings, you’ll over do it at first and just end up with an over blown white screen but soon enough you can get the exposure time and settings right and make some wicked trails etc. Can be slightly annoying it doesn’t automatically remember your last used settings but easy enough to dial them back in.


One of the best camera apps  Fuzzy05  5 star

So easy to use. Unbelievable how clear and crisp the photos are. You can literally turn into a pro photographer with the touch of one button! This is a must for anyone who loves photography.


Love this app  Trooper230  5 star

As I shoot using a DSLR Canon I don’t always have it with me and the lenses and kit. But there are those moments when I see something and think ohh no. But I’ve had this awhile as still got my iPhone 6s + probably going to a 8s+ as the 10 is great but a nice camera inside and bigger drive is main thing and phone calls. But with little app which is bigger than you think. I’ve had some shots that would never been able to have if I didn’t have it. Best thing is they keep supporting the app which is a big thing as I only use mac Apple stuff. So new iOS and MacBook system soft ware. It’s important. But highly recommend it I’ve actually got to remember to see if it’s on my iPad as it goes with me a lot as well. Cheers.


Simply awesome!  Lonewolff75  5 star

Fantastic results and very easy to use.


Creativity at its best  Glefoe  5 star

Has a lot to offer so worth reading the instructions. Love the resultant impressionistic images. My go to app for creative images.


Slow Cam App  oldshakey  5 star

Fabulous application, best app purchase ever

PC Forever

Can shoot PNG format in the old iPhone 6!  PC Forever  5 star

As current “old” iPhone 6 user, I’m more than happy to find out this app CAN shoot lossless PNG format (of course including lossless TIFF as well). No complaint for rest the functionality. Post at 6th March 2018.


Fantastic App  Mike-BetterMobilePhotos  5 star

This is by far my favourite low light and seascape app. Love the control over the effect @bettermobilephotos

DJ Stinky

Nice Little App  DJ Stinky  4 star

This is a nice little app for some great special effects. The app has grown significantly since it was first introduced to the great quality it is today. With a good tripod I can enjoy taking some cool high quality photos.

El paso gasso

Excellent control  El paso gasso  5 star

Excellent set of options from this well-supported app. I’m running an iPhone 6S and can easily get lightning-bug light trails, low-light pet pictures, etc with a minimum of fuss. Looking forward to continued updates and features.


Awesome!!  Taysian23  5 star

Great app got a lot of great pics from this app!!


Really works  WadeHM  5 star

I left the review below 7 years ago and haven't changed my mind! Only app I use for this type of photos. This app works as advertised. Love it's simplicity. I agree with the reviews that comment on the bad reviews, this app is NOT going to be like a DSLR camera due to the iPhone limitations. If you want a DSLR camera, buy one! Meanwhile, this works fantastic, and I am using a 3G!


Truly impressive  Amituofo10000  5 star

I truly love this app. video feature please.


Kinda sorta works  BLAQHAWK  3 star

While this app will give you a slow shutter at the push of a button, I got much better results with one of my fully manual camera apps. Shooting full manual will give you control of not only the shutter, but all the other settings so you can really nail the short you’re after. This app is literally a point-and-shoot slow shutter which probably won’t give you the results you’re hoping for unless you get lucky with lighting. In case you’re new to long exposures, you should definitely be using a tripod. Hopefully this tidbit of information helps someone.


False.  GGPedro  1 star

This app does not create long exposures. It seems to instead take multiple shots and blend them into each other to create a blur effect. Don't get me wrong... It's a nice effect. But it is NOT a long exposure. If I had known this I would not have bought it. It is falsely advertised as being able to take long exposures. Don't buy it if that's what you're looking for.


Love it!  Gim211  5 star

Super easy app to take long exposures.

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not all motion is created equal  I work in the DMV  2 star

results are not close to how the app is being advertised. also the developer needs to read up on Apple’s API on sound. this app kills the sound and you have REBOOT your phone to get the sound back. Killer virus.


Does it all  Bobk419  5 star

Powerful app, so many different settings. I took some awesome pics while in the complete blackness of a cave. I really look forward to getting to know the app and its functions throughly. Lots of opportunity for creativity.


Amazing application!  Exocist54  5 star

Expands the possibilities and pushed the boundaries for iPhone photography. Very highly recommended.


Great app  Strkd  5 star

Love it

Savvy BoyIE

Awesome app 😄  Savvy BoyIE  5 star

Update greatly improves ease of use


Amazing app for dslr like long exposure shots!  serz.v  5 star

I haven't used it much as I mostly shoot with dslr but I know my dear friend Fifi @negrita75 on instagram has made awesome shots using this app and gorillapod for iPhone.


Light trails not possible? Think again  Hubble252010  5 star

After falling in love with iPhoneography I realised that I missed a few things that I could only do with my SLR camera. But this app has resolved this with an amazing flair. This app is packed with every possible way or scenario to achieve that light trail perfect picture. Well done guys!!


Brighter  J.B.Goode  3 star

Don't know about artful , that depends on the artist, but if youre in a low light area and for some strange reason you want a pic of something, it surely does bring up the light, the colour definition is of course lost, as the light saturates the image.. Usefulness is low, but lighting is high... I tested the slower shutter speeds for a moving light source, I found the image definition was bad in that case.. Perhaps a lot of fine tuning would have improved it..(I doubt it) But the moving light source would be long gone..overall results were not near as sharp as the promo images, and the colour accuracy was understandably not as good as the native camera..its definitely better than trying to brighten a very dark image later, but not as good as editing a mid light image later...does what it claims.. The artful part in the promo is just blurb...well worth 79cents.. But no more, as it may have a very short shelf life.

Peace, the Great

It works  Peace, the Great  5 star

Picture came out clearer n less noise in low light condition

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