1Shot is a Windows Phone 8 photography app designed to let you capture images at the highest resolution possible and saves them as a single viewable file in your camera roll.

1Shot was updated a few days ago to address a few performance issues but it prompted us to take notice of additional features that had arrived through previous updates.  From user interface re-designs to adding a few new settings, 1Shot has progressed rather nicely.


A few of the changes coming to 1Shot since we last visited the app includes:

  • More on-screen controls that include resolution, flash controls, shutter timer, burst mode, AF modes, ISO settings, shutter speed control, exposure compensation and white balance settings.
  • New settings that includes continuous auto focus before capturing images with the multi-capture mode, scaling back the number of on-screen settings controls (eliminate the more advanced controls), and turning on a high resolution photo viewer.
  • Zoom option ( now a slider bar as opposed to a pinch to zoom style)

Additionally, the image resolution options now support 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios.  While 1Shot has improved functionality by adding features, the one downside to the app is how camera settings are controlled.  Instead of the on-screen pinwheels we have grown accustomed to on Nokia Camera and other camera alternatives, some of 1Shot’s controls rely on slider bars which can be a little on the sensitive side.  The slider bars are not a bad design option just not very friendly for on the fly changes.


All totaled the updates that have been put in place over the past few months have added to the appeal to 1Shot.  1Shot is a free app, available for Windows Phone 8 devices, which you can find here in the Windows Phone Store.

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