Slow Shutter Cam 4+

Long Exposure Photography

Cogitap Software

    • $2.99


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
- Extraordinary Photo Apps
- Best New 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 and create multiple exposure photos
• 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 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!

What’s New

Version 5.7.7

- Fixes an issue where the model and lens information were not saved correctly in the EXIF data.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

The Nougat ,


Just got this app today to go along with my iPhone 15Pro and I love them both. The app is amazing and super easy to use. One thing I notice is that while I can set the Workflow to allow me to edit the shot right away or get ready for another new photo fast, if I choose the latter the pic is in my album and I have no chance to bring it back in to the app and do some of their amazing edit features, one being ‘freeze’. I have to stop taking pics and edit right there causing me to miss new photo opportunities. Am I missing something or can it be done? Would love if it could. I’d give it five stars all day!!

Update; I’ve been using this app a lot and have really gotten into it. There are so many things you can do. I appreciate the developer explaining about saving the photo to come back and re-edit them as they take up a lot of file space. Glad they explained it as it makes sense. Been able to work faster on this great app editing after the shot and getting ready for the next one. Highly recommend this app!

Developer Response ,

Being able to edit the photos later would require saving the internal buffers which are over 100 MB. However, I will see if I can find a solution. Thanks!

Mark H-L ,

Good but noisy night photos

Only used the Low Light capture mode. The controls are easy to use so I rarely needed to review the instructions. I like how the display shows the image live. Night photos are bright, showing stars fainter than the unaided eye can see. Photos show the brightest dark sky objects such as M31 even from the bright skies at home! Photos are noisy even with High Noise Reduction. Longer exposures are slightly less noisy. Use at least 8 sec to reduce noise; 30 sec has slightly less noise and no star trailing. I usually use the app when I put the iPhone in a Pocket Tripod, a plastic holder that folds up to fit in a wallet.

Bjdavis95 ,

It’s good, but low light isn’t. (11pro max)

First things first I am using the 11 pro max. I tried using this for low light and night sky photos both, and while the app itself isn’t too bad, it just doesn’t work right. The low light photos come out blurry, iso messes with the color of the environment if it’s too low, but if it’s too high then the photo is way to bright, and the noise reduction doesn’t seem to help. I understand real iso should be adjusted to the correct level but iso should also be as low as possible to reduce noise in the photo and not change colors. If this is remotely what you’re going for and have an iPhone 11 I wouldn’t even bother because the low light on these phones outplays this app with the quality it produces, even if it can’t get super bright.

Developer Response ,

Effectively, Apple did a very great job with their Night mode. However, I recommend you to experiment a little more with this app as it offer unique features not available with the default camera. Thanks for your comment!

App Privacy

The developer, Cogitap Software, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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