Argentum Camera is a Red Dot Award winning black & white camera app developed with street photographers in mind. It allows you to shoot high-quality black & white images without complicated adjustments or the need for post-processing.
Argentum Camera offers six filters, each aesthetically inspired by the classics of black & white photography, such as Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Irving Penn, Garry Winogrand, Yousuf Karsh and Dorothea Lange.
Want to bring your black & white photos to life? Try shooting Live Photos with Argentum (feature only available to those with iPhones 6S or higher).
All images (Live Photos and stills) are processed in real-time, so you can see an Ansel Adams inspired landscape treatment or Irving Penn inspired portrait tones right on your screen while you're still composing your shot.
Argentum Camera's interface is simple, but functional, a balance between the modern sleekness and the classical forms. It is hardly noticeable and allows you to focus fully on composing the shot.
It is also the first camera interface that adapts to the shift in handling. In the landscape mode the shutter button slides to the end of the panel placing it right under your thumb.
Argentum Camera processes images in real-time. The image you see while composing your shot is exactly the result you’re going to get when you press the shutter button.
Two Additional Shooting Modes
Street shooting mode turns your whole screen into one large button. Tap it anywhere to take a shot. Double exposure mode lets you superimpose two different images in a single photo with real-time preview. Pro-tip: go for underexposure on both shots to compensate for exposing the sensor to light twice.
Bring your black & white images to life by turning the Live Photo mode on (available on iPhones 6S or higher).
This option lets you have a quick look at the photo you just took right after pressing the shutter button. No need to go all the way to the Gallery to check if you got the light or focus right.
Keep Original Photos
When this option is switched on original unprocessed photos will be stored in your Camera Roll.
JPEG, HEIC, TIFF and RAW
Save original and processed photos in JPEG, HEIC or TIFF. Additionally, save the original photo in RAW.
Adaptive Interface Layout
In the landscape mode the shutter button is shifted and placed right under your thumb.
Torch & Flash
In addition to the standard flash option, there is also a torch mode that provides continuous lighting for better control.
Tap and hold on the screen to lock focus and exposure while composing the shot.
Argentum Camera saves your location and the filter you used in the EXIF, so you can always keep track of your best photos.
Concept & Development: Igor Terekhov
Concept & Design: Evgeniya Marukhina
In this update, we've fixed the issue preventing Argentum from taking photos using volume buttons on iOS 15.
As usual, if you have any feedback or suggestions, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Ratings and Reviews
Front Facing Cam
I really love this app. HCB is my favorite filter so far. I would love this app even more if there was a way to use to front facing camera. Unless I’m overlooking this setting. I rated it just 4-stars because I can’t use the front camera. Will change rating if I figure out how to use the front camera or if the feature is added later. But overall this has become a favorite app of mine and will recommend it to others.
A B&W fave
I have a lot of camera apps, but Argentum is on my front page. It can function as a sophisticated point-and-shoot—especially so in Street Mode. But all sorts of extra control is a stroke or two away, when you want it.
This isn’t the only double exposure in town for iPhones. But, compared say with the justifiably popular Hipstamatic, Argentum gives you so much more artistic control over the two exposures.
The approximations of the look of seven master photographers are pretty good. Educational, too. They aren’t after-the-fact filters; they’re on-screen WYSIWYG as you set up the shot. But don’t stop at punching in the AA or DL button; get online and familiarize yourself with the range of these exemplary photographers’ work. With Argentum, it’s thrilling to get closer to their widely ranging aesthetics of B&W.
Easily the best B&W photo app
I’ve always said that when it comes to photography, it’s about the eye, not the camera. Well, this app takes what you shoot and elevates your photos to epic proportions. Easy to use and not complicated, with great filters and just the right amount of tweakability. There is a little lag between shooting photos, one after the other, but I don’t mind it. I’ve tried so many B&W photo apps, and this is the only one I use.
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- Igor Terekhov
- 20.5 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2020, Igor Terekhov
- In-App Purchases
- Set of 5 filters $9.99
- HCB Filter $2.99
- YK Filter $2.99
- AA Filter $2.99
- IP Filter $2.99
- GW Filter $2.99
- DL Filter $2.99