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Soviet Kam updated for Windows Phone 8, faster shooting and photo re-development added

Soviet Kam for Windows Phone 8

In a day that seems filled with Windows Phone updates, the photography app Soviet Kam joins the update list by getting bumped to version 2.0. Soviet Kam is a camera app that turns your Windows Phone 8 camera into a Soviet era camera. Soviet Kam has a variety of film, lenses and flash settings that gives your photos an antique feel. So what's new with the update?

The update speeds up the picture capturing and development, allows for re-development of photos and adds a shake the camera feature that will randomly select your effects settings.

Soviet Kam

While photo shooting and development has gotten a smidgen faster, it still takes a bit for the effects to load as you change or launch the app. The redevelopment feature allows you to change the film, lens and flash settings when you pull them up in the photo gallery. The re-development feature will only work with photos taken with version 2.0. Images captured under previous versions can't be altered.

The shake the camera" feature lets the app randomly select the effects when you... well... shake the camera. It's a nice feature when you just can't decide on an effects setting.

Soviet Kam is a nice addition to your Windows Phone photography app library. There is a free trial version to let you try Soviet Kam out. The full version of Soviet Kam is running $1.99 and you can find it all here at the Windows Phone Store.

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Reader comments

Soviet Kam updated for Windows Phone 8, faster shooting and photo re-development added

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There seems to be a bug in the trial. After the first photo, no images are captured, just the processing effects.

The trial was supposed to be good for 100 photos.

Yes, I could only shoot one photo. Moreover, afterwards the phone's regular camera didn't work either and I had to restart the phone. Was nervous there for a moment. So will it work if I buy it? I liked the one photo.

I purchased it the other when WP Central first profiled it and have had no issues with it yet. Neither with the full-version of the app nor my regular camera (Lumia 920). My recommendation is to purchase the app and enjoy without fear of it "bugging out" on your phone's regular camera. It's been fun and people have enjoyed the photos I've taken and shared so far.
Note: While I did download the update last night I have yet to use the app since then.

Thanks, I bought it and it does let me shoot more than one photo now. The phone camera stilldoesn't work afterwards, but after opening the last image captured from the camera and then starting the camera a second time it kicks back in. The images look really good. Sharper than the soft default shots (eagerly awaiting the camera update) and I love how it saves the original for processing elsewhere.

I really like this app but i want something i can use to add these fx's to pics i already have. Anyone know of anything to do this with?