Hands-on: ProCam 4’s new iPhone 7 Plus-exclusive 3D photo feature [Video]

ProCam 4, an advanced photo and video app for iOS, has been updated to support the iPhone 7 Plus iSight Duo camera. Not only will users find basic support for switching between the wide angle and telephoto lenses, but you’ll also find a new 3D Photos mode. This mode allows users to wield both cameras to take faux “3D” wigglegram photos and save them as GIF animations or videos.

ProCam 4 8.0.2, released back on September 19th, introduced initial support for the iPhone 7 Plus. Yesterday’s September 29th update, however, is what brought the new 3D Photos shooting mode to the fore.

Here is the full changelog for yesterday’s version 8.5 update:

  • New 3D Photos shooting mode on iPhone 7 Plus.
  • 3D Photos mode takes advantage of the iPhone 7 Plus’s dual lens camera system to produce amazing full resolution wiggle 3D photos (aka wigglegrams).
  • RAW exposure bracketing (AEB) is now supported.
  • The embedding of a full resolution JPEG in RAW image data can now be disabled under the Photo tab in the Set menu.
  • GIF preview and sharing is now supported.

Hands-on video

How it works

Wigglegrams consist of two photos that rapidly alternate to produce a pseudo-3D effect. Both photos are only slightly different in order to produce the effect. The 3D Photo feature in ProCam 4 uses both cameras to take a photo at the same time, and then allows the user to align the images in post before exporting the final combined animated image.

Animated images can be exported as GIF animations or as a video, and JPEG flat versions of both photos can be exported for archival as well. The great thing about these so-called wigglegrams is that it results in high resolution GIF animations that look great.


In order to take decent-looking wigglegrams, you’ll need plenty of light and at least 2-feet of distance between the camera and the subject. ProCam states that portraits work the best, but you can turn any subject into a proper wigglegram.


ProCam 4 is a ridiculously deep app for serious photographers and videographers

ProCam 4 is available for $4.99 on the App Store. Keep in mind that you will need an iPhone 7 Plus in order to use the new 3D Photos feature, but the app has tons of depth beyond what many will consider to be a gimmicky feature. For instance, ProCam 4 supports shooting video at various frame rates, disabling OIS, RAW support, manual focus peaking for photos, and much more. In other words, this is an extremely deep app that any serious photographer or videographer might consider.


ProCam 4’s 3D Photos feature is likely just the beginning of all of the cool things developers will come up with. Are features like this compelling enough to make you consider the larger iPhone 7 Plus this year?

Be sure to check out our iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7 top features video for a closer look at the differences and similarities between the two new iPhones.

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