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 6.13 MB. The current version is 4.8.1 and works well on 10.0 and high ios versions.

Sorry but nothing major in this release...

- Adds performance and stability improvements
- Fixes some typos (thanks Phong!)

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

MG Zoom

Muy malo....  MG Zoom  1 star

Esta aplicación de fotografía es muy malo y lento y la calidad malísima....

annE w/ an

Great app for Northern Lights  annE w/ an "E"  5 star

I was able to take decent photos of the Northern Lights!!!! Great app!!


plz add countdown time  wt07  4 star

Like native photo app, one may hit the shoot button and after two seconds the picture will be taken. This will help a lot in reducing the effect of movement of device when taking pictures!! Please!! It is really helpful for long exposure

BillyBob Jimbo

Nice tool. Could use a few tweaks.  BillyBob Jimbo  4 star

Love the app and use it a Fair amount as I love motion blur and light trails. Here the thing though...I really wish I could take several shots, and go back and edit them later. I miss out on some good action because I have to shoot, edit, save, and clear the image before I can take a second shot. Solving that would be awesome. Maybe it’s something they could put on a future release. Or maybe that capability is there and I’m just too dumb to find it. Would also be cool if it didn’t think I wanted to compost every shot. Could you make a setting that clears the shot after saving or something?


Amazing  ben45  5 star

Google “dunns river falls” I used this app for the first time at this place in Jamaica and the pictures you find are the pictures I was able to also take without my professional camera. Once you learn how the settings work you will be very surprised what your iPhone can do. This app is amazing!

SF Presidio

Great for light trails  SF Presidio  5 star

I really like the help this app gives me to get great street photos. I can control the density of light trails from auto traffic. The tools are simple and easy to use. It’s a great addition to a photography toolbox.


So good competitors recommend it.  aiwetir  5 star

No other slow shutter cam comes close. Responsive developer too.


Best for long exposure shots  Golfing_Fool  5 star

If you like to shoot at dusk , night with minimal lighting this is the app for you If you like to shoot waterfalls and get that silky look on the water this the app for you I have tried others and this is still the number 1


The worst  adrian.969696  1 star

WASTE OF MONEY. Don’t buy this app

ultra Rn

Amazing App!  ultra Rn  5 star

I downloaded this while I was at the Vancouver lookout to take some photos with my iPhone. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the photos which came out! The light trails option was spectacular!!! Highly recommend it!!!

This game is epic!

Help!  This game is epic!  5 star

I see this is a great app, I have purchased it. Can someone teach me how to use this app properly, as photography is my passion. Thanks!

Quetzal guy

Amazing  Quetzal guy  5 star

Amazing app. You can take photos better with this camera than the actual built in camera. It’s awesome, however, you will need to keep your device completely still for long exposure photos. If you bump it slightly, the photo will be ruined, especially with light trails. This does mean that you can’t do hand held photos, and unless you have a tripod for your iPhone, iPod, or iPad, then you’ll have to lean it on a rock or something.


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

SlimKirby G

Love Blur speed  SlimKirby G  4 star

I just love to take photos with slow shutter camera lol


Good for astrophotography on the cheap.  2shy98  5 star

I use this app for astrophotography, since I don’t have the money for a real astrophotography camera yet.

Secret Moonshine

Intuitive and effective  Secret Moonshine  5 star

This app only takes a few minutes to get comfortable and use to take great long exposure-style photos!


Very useful and easy!  ITPhotoGuy  4 star

Had this app awhile now and it’s one of my go-to’s when I need it.


Amazing  Zhshfhsja  5 star

I used this app on 4th of July and it was amazing!


Confusing  LH9  2 star

I feel like this was so confusing. I just wanted to delete the app. If there were any way to put instructions somewhere on the app that would be great! But for now, I’m going to stick with the regular camera app.


Absolutely Worthless  cinpop  1 star

This app is a piece of junk. It will not stay in focus, the lag is ridiculous, and there is no way to stabilize a shot. Total trash. Not worth the download even if it were free! I wish I had my money back.


IT WORKS!!!!  k1ss_me_im_irish  5 star

I use it all the time on my hikes to take pics of waterfalls. Make sure you have a tripod or just a place to set your phone. There can be NO movement with your phone otherwise it will be blurry.


Great!  Jswider33  5 star

Perfect tool to utilize all aspects of the camera

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.


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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