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OpenCamera for Android is really good for this, since they took away the colour correction and exposure settings in the default Android camera - it has options for daylight, overcast, fluorescent and incandescent lighting (and surprisingly good auto-correction) as well as ISO settings (which I haven't had to play with so far). It also has a macro focus option, 'torch' flash option (if you want a better way to check that you've got everything positioned just right) and a timer. I'm also pretty sure it has a 'save as RAW' option, but I wouldn't touch that unless your phone supports microSD cards - RAW files are HUGE so you'll run out of space quickly if you're doing a lot of swatch photos or something.
Still not as good as a proper camera, but for those without the money to spend on a separate camera (or if you just don't have it on you when you want to take a photo) it's an option.
For my photos, I usually have it on 'daylight' or 'overcast' correction - the incandescent correction is pretty much defeated by my ridiculous bathroom lights (I have those 'heater-light' things, they make everyone look jaundiced as hell) and I've had no reason to use fluorescent correction yet. I use macro focus for swatch and product photos, and I use the 'torch' flash when I'm trying to show sparkle or pick up shifts in products. (Or when it's too overcast to take sunlight photos.)
(I'm not sure if there's a better camera app for Apple and Windows, but I'm sure there must be by now.)
Oreo ROM: [link]
Stock (Nougat ROM): [link]
I have a G5 Plus, & use Open Camera, which you can download from the Google Play Store, here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.sourceforge.opencamera
I used to use Google Camera, on my previous phones, but when I was unable to get it on this one, I gave Open Camera a go. I've been pretty happy with it, so perhaps you should give it a go. It's way better than the stock camera app, & it's free & has no ads.
Have you played around with non-default camera apps? I've been installing Open Camera on my phones and have been pretty happy with the finer control that doesn't seem to be available in most default apps.
Open Camera does that, and is a free, open source app as well. Tap on the popup menu (3 dots), then tap on the m icon for manual focus, then you should see a slider at the bottom of the screen to adjust it. You can read more in the manual.
Tell her to use Open Camera. Is an Open Source app that works way better than the default camera app. Works wonders! Send her the link [link]
I use OpenCamera. I have it set to record the audio from just the microphone. If it's set to just camcorder, it has the same muffled sound. It's worth looking into.
Android users wanting to use their phone's camera would do well to check out something like Open Camera, which is open-source and offers a LOT of manual controls. (I'm not the dev, just been using it for years across three phones now.)
I personally use Open Camera. I like the stock camera app, but the night mode issue is by far the only thing keeping me from using it. I would just toy around with a few apps and see what you like.
Pretty much my experience, too.
I just switched back from using Ginger Keyboard to the stock ASUS keyboard because it seems to respond better.
I found that Open Camera [link] helps a bit with taking pictures, so give it a try.
I've had great experience with Open Camera as well as the modified LG G2 camera that works on AOSP.
Try those out.
Is this the article you're talking about? They used an in-house camera app that they didn't publish. Post processing was done in Photoshop.
If you want manual controls, I suggest using Open Camera.
I was initially disappointed with image quality using the Motorola and Google camera apps on my G5+, but have had better results using OpenCamera.
An app like what /u/sid32 mentioned or one like Open Camera will allow you to choose what folder to save your work photos in. You'll want to place that folder outside of the DCIM directory so those photos won't get backed up with your Google Photos app.
Simple Gallery can handle viewing of your work photos only folder while also hiding it from Google Photos. Once you've created the work folder and taken a couple of pics so that it will show up in the gallery, long press on the folder to select it, then click on the three dot menu at the top right and click on "Hide Folder". This will place a .nomedia file within that folder so that other gallery apps like Photos will no longer see it.
Next, deselect that folder and click on the three white dot menu again and select the Settings menu. From there click on "Manage Included Folders", click on the plus sign at the top right and scroll down the list until you find your work photos folder and then click on that. Now go back out to the main gallery viewer page and pull down from the top to refresh the gallery. You should now see your work photos folder with (hidden) underneath.
The last thing to do, if you don't want any other folders but your work folder showing in Simple Gallery, long press and select all of those other folders. Click on the three dot menu and click "Exclude" and that will exclude those photos from being shown in just the Simple Gallery app. Do not click "Hide" or else the app will place a .nomedia file in all of those folders.
Sorry this is long-winded, and maybe there's a better way, but hopefully it accomplishes what you are wanting to do for now.
The camera that ships with the image is still overexposed, oversaturated, and defocused.
However this can be remedied fairly easily by using a third party camera application.
I use the build of GCam Mod linked here on my hero2lte and the quality is extremely good. Portrait mode and HDR+/HDR Advanced work perfectly well and none of the aforementioned issues are present.
If you dislike the idea of using a modified proprietary camera application, you could make use of Open Camera which also has very good image quality (but a pretty terrible user interface).
From Quora [link]
> Anyway, it turns out that a camera app that I had already installed a long time ago had this feature… but I didn’t know it! It’s called Open Camera. (A Google search will direct you on where to get it.)
> Let’s say you want to take several photos of you and your cat.
> First click TIMER. This will set the initial PAUSE from the time you click the shutter to that of the first shot. (In our example above, select something like 10 seconds, which should give you plenty of time to grab your cat and get in front of the camera.)
> The second item you need to select is BURST. Here, you choose how many total shots you want to take. Let’s say you choose 10. (Valid options are 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, or unlimited.)
> And then finally you select BURST MODE INTERVAL. This is the item I missed earlier. This is the DELAY between each of the ten (in this case) shots. Let’s say you choose 3 seconds. (Valid options are no delay, 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 seconds, and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 30 minutes, and 1 and 2 hours.
I mainly use Open Camera now and it's quite good and quite free.
I also like the one-touch widget for taking a photo quickly.
Open Camera is on the Play Store
OpenCamera app will save raws in any situation, as long as your phone supports raw. I use it for basic shooting, and switch back to the bundled camera app for things like panos. This is on a Motorola.
OpenCamera - free!
When you photograph near a modern CFL or led lamp, you get lines because the lamps are not constant light source but are sort of blinking in high speed, that is to do with how they work. Usually you avoid that by slowing down the shutter speed, but what mobile phones do when you add light is usually make shutter speed faster. Unless your phone has a shutterspeed controls, I'm not sure you can do much about it. You might need a tripod or a stand to take pictures with slower shutter.
If your camera app doesn't allow to adjust the shutter speed, you could try some other app from the store such as Open Camera by Mark Harman.. Open Camera even has a anti-banding mode in the settings.
Try OpenCamera. This is both video/photo camera, but to get the best picture quality, you should go to the Settings and configure it.
Also OpenCamera can lock exposition that can be very helpful for those who wants to shoot a little bit pro) :D
For the camera, improvements were made to the auto focus speed, and consistency, especially in low light. Furthermore when recording video, especially in 4K, will have better accuracy and reliability while in situations with lots of motion.
If you need some better video controls, I recommend grabbing open camera for video recording for situations where you need to lock the exposure, and use back button focus.
Low light has improved in terms of detail, though in manual mode, there is currently a bug with the latest update they they know about, which i where once in a while, you may need to turn but focus on and off due to the auto focusing behaving strangely in manual mode.
Download open camera app and that's the quality you will get.
An issue with the camera in lineage is that you will sometimes get "camera cannot connect" message and you will have to reboot your phone to fix it.
Open Camera will give you manual shutter speed from 1/17758" to 4.1". Granted it also says "serious camera error" after taking a 4.1" picture, but it still takes the picture.
I use Open Camera - [link]
It's free, Open Source, shoots RAW, and has loads options to play with.
It won't do the 5T's portrait mode. It also doesn't have "beauty" mode. But I don't think that's a great loss.
Honestly, I still think you have no idea what you are talking about. Pictures are done by the app built in. You probably just preferred the stock app that wasn't available on LOS. This has nothing to do with scripts.Do you know what scripts are? Everyone knows that you shouldn't use the stock LOS app as its garbage. My phone has the same results using gcam on either stock or lineage. What you are stating makes absolutely no sense as all the camera functionality is done in the camera app. Here is a quick run down of all camera related changes in lineage [link]
If you want to do a comparison you need to make sure you are using the same app on both OSes. Here is a good free one you can test out using the same settings on both operating systems: [link]
Check out Open Camera. I've been using it for a few days. The interface isn't breathtaking and it does hiccup occasionally, but it's free. I still use Google's Camera app for quick shots, but Open Camera is great for when I want to dial something in.
I use this.
It doesn't make the camera iPhone level good but it gets from crappy to decent imo.
Lowering the resolution helps with the delay when taking a picture too. The memory speed isn't the best and it shows when snapping pictures. 3840x2160 works well for me and takes good enough pictures for everyday use and I can still crank it up if I need more.
• Yes, WiFi tethering works
• Yes, I keep my Misfit and Android Wear connected constantly
• Open Camera for use of camera
One thing is, the ROM creator has disabled NFC because it was draining absurd amounts of battery, he is working on a fix.
Other than that, it works exactly like CM on any other device!
I thought you were going to mention the lens flair...
Edit: Actually it's the flash that sucks on this camera. I just keep it off all the time now because it ruins night shots by turning up the grain factor. Good thing it's completely unnecessary, because with HDR on, night shots always come out great.
I installed Open Camera recently and am looking forward to seeing what kind of night shots I could get now with manual controls. I tried it a bit last night and was amazed with how much more light this phone's camera can get into pictures by turning up the exposer. Going to revisit some scenic shots I've previously taken and had ruined by the flash going off.
I think they really should return exposure control to the stock camera app in an update, because the app by itself only turns up the ISO for dark shots, resulting in graininess.
I can't say I've ever had this issue, but I see it on the tracker. Have you tried using a third part camera app? I personally use Open Camera mainly because I can record without that terrible noise the 5 suffers from on the stock camera app. It might be worth a shot.
Give OpenCamera a try. It correctly detects the reverse-landscape orientation of the sensor so everything looks proper. It also has experimental EIS for video recording, and it works pretty not bad, as long as you're not using high-res (4k).
This one allows you to tweak all the settings such as resolution, ISO, exposure, etc. Plus there's no bloatware or ads.
Frequent crashes for me.
I use Lenovo Super Camera. No idea about low light performance. Have heard good things about Open Camera.
I just gave this a shot and was able to lower the resolution enough to take a photo at 45kb. It's a shitty photo, but if you want small file size from the get-go you'll have to deal with it. The app has many resolution choices, so you can play around with it. I might leave this on my phone for a while to mess with. Good luck!
I think the default OnePlus camera app doesn't support external microphones, at least I couldn't make it work.
I downloaded an open-source camera app, called OpenCamera and in its settings I could declare that I want to use my external mic. It worked perfectly ;)
Open Camera seems to have pretty good video quality and resolution settings.
On their website, they have links to where you can download the APK.
And here's the Google Play link for referance.
Open camera is pretty good. Not perfect but it does the job very well. And it takes much better pictures that the stock google camera.
There are some listed here, I tried Open Camera and it worked well for me (you can change saved image quality) but I think it might be slower than the native app.
We used to be able, but it seems something about Android 8.1 prevents manufacturers from adding the option.
Not even GCam by Google has the option on Android 8.1. So I believe it is not Razer's fault; since their camera app is based on Gcam's code. Unless they try to make their own source coded app later.
Open Camera has the option.
It takes good pictures, though it will show flickering on screen since it doesn't expect the fast screen refresh rate. That does not influence how the picture comes out in the end anyways.
Google's Gcam is good for videos since it has video stabilization it does via software.
If the camera isn't a concern, I'd say go for it. You can probably get decent pics with manual controls. I don't bother with the default camera app, though. I personally use Open Camera. Other than that, it's a solid device. Battery is fantastic. I usually charge every night because I do a lot of Bluetooth streaming and my job has terrible reception. Even then, I can go 2 days between a charge if I wanted to.
Maybe check out Open Camera. You can record up to 3264x1840. Seems like locking focus and exposure in this app produces some decent footage. Still messing around with it myself. You are right about the stock app dropping the ball on video though.
After trying about 6-7 looking for a mostly-intuitive interface and manual focus (since my 6P focus hunts a LOT at the short/macro end), I settled on Open Camera, which is working quite nicely for my needs.
EDIT: Clarified that my 6P hunts
You can contact Google support, if needed they will send a replacement model. As for long exposure you can go as far as 4s using open camera app:
I know it's not the Snap Camera app, but Open Camera 'seems' to be working on my Nexus 5 running 5.0.0 at a resolution of 3840x2160.
From what I understand, it's free too!
Play Store link
Edit: Play Store version is 1.23 and F-Droid is 1.24
Edit2: v1.24 has camera2 api but the focus is pretty bad...
Try installing Open Camera? I had it installed before I updated to Nougat on a Swift at the weekend. It's still working fine throughout.
I'll check the default camera app tho'.
EDIT: default is opening and taking photos for me. Maybe try another app, set it default then set the original back as default if it then opens correctly? IMHO Open Camera beats the default but just an opinion.
> Only thing I miss from LP is saving photos to SD.
Check out Open Camera. Works much better than the ASOP or Moto apps, packed with tons of features, and even has an option to choose where your pictures get saved.
I've had my N6 since launch and have had above average battery life, but I have been running custom ROMs/kernels pretty much the whole time. My phone has never had the extreme throttling that I've read about on here and I think the camera is better than most people give it credit (I use Open Camera)
Wife just got a G4+ to replace an aging S5 and has not mentioned poor battery life in the couple weeks she's had it. I was pleasantly surprised at everything about the phone (size, feel, screen, sound) for the price when I was setting it up for her.
Sister had a S6 up until a month ago and never complained about battery life and she was glued to it 24/7.
I think maybe Open Camera and Camera FV-5 might do what you want. Just from memory so you will need to check them out yourself.
My stock camera and all of the Google cameras pause my music, but Open Camera does not. I just tested it with Spotify and Bluetooth headphones. I don't have any music on my device to test local music and music players with the stock camera.
Don't Pause! runs in the background and silences notifications when playing music. I just tested it and it worked with Spotify, Open Camera, Bluetooth headphones. You could also accomplish this with an automation app.
To answer the hardware/software question, you can download a camera app with manual focus, such as Open Camera  and run the focus to the macro extreme. I had a hard time focusing on objects closer than a few inches in manual mode. You may need to get a stick-on macro lens for your N5X if you want to be closer.
You need to set the exposure higher. The non-cast-iron in the photo will be too bright, but you'll get good detail in the CI. If you're using a camera with a touch screen (such as a phone), usually you can touch the iron to have the camera focus on it and base its exposure on that spot. Alternately, many cameras have exposure controls. I use Open Camera on Android ([link]), which has lots of controls to get things just right.
Alternately, you can put your pan on a dark background and the camera should automatically set a higher exposure.
Open Camera has options to choose audio source while recording videos. Useful if you want to use external source for recording audio.
Install the app. Open it. Go to it's settings menu. Click on video settings. You will see options for video quality , scroll down & you will see Audio Source Options. You can also record mono or stereo audio, if it is supported.
Just connect your external mic to the phone. Open this app. Change settings related to audio source & select 'Use external mic if it's present'. Now record the videos. It will use external source for audio & It will record video from your phone camera. Completed video will have audio from external audio source. So, that you won't have to edit & sync them after recording video.
No I just used this [link]
I am not a photographer or DSLR nerd, so I can't make any claims about the app's quality, but I can tell you it hasn't hard locked my phone any :D
After they update it, I'll try the Essential camera app again. I liked their minimal UI.
The developer says here that you can use Open Camera to access the wide lens. Did you try that?
> That is a drawback. It'd be tough to see the details, but I think you could see the framing decently.
I just tried this by rotating a widescreen photo I'd taken and viewing it in portrait mode. I assure you, I would not have captured the same photo if I'd held the phone in portrait mode. It comes down to the skill of the photographer, but that's kind of why smartphones are so good. They put a decent camera in everyone's pocket and make it easy (read: intuitive) to take photos and videos quickly.
> That's why I think it's the phone companies' responsibility to change the phone rather than expect people to change how they film.
Hmmm. I do see your point here. For some cases it would be great to have landscape lock in portrait mode, say when filming an intersection. But it would be preferable to film a single encounter with a police officer vertically so that their hands are always visible. It's definitely a case where I can see the clear advantage in having the option.
I guess it isn't considered a problem sufficiently large enough to merit a default option by manufacturers. After all, those who want options can find them easily on the app store like this one that allows orientation locks.
Yeah, it's a shame that this seems to be sort of a Pixel worshiping community rather than a Pixel discussion community. I've gone all-in on Pixel, even subscribing to Project Fi, since day one, but I've had some very real problems -- this being a major one.
If you're still struggling, the app that finally solved my video-recording problem is Open Camera. Unlike some of the other apps I tried, it's free, it completely supports external mics, and it, uh, actually works without crashing.
Honestly, had I known about Open Camera, I'd have never upgraded to the Pixel 2 simply because I had no other reason to upgrade. I kinda feel like Google just ran away with my $700 in this case, but hopefully my experience can help you out a bit.
Open Camera lets you set the ISO manually.
Open Camera (Google Play).
Open Camera works fantastically on CM11 + FirePhone, for both photos and hi-res video.
Other apps that use video are still broken (Skype, Wechat, anything that reads a QR code), but just for taking photos and video, Open Camera is a lifesaver.
As a street photographer, I know what you're looking to achieve. I doubt that there's room for a calibrated helicoid/voice-coil focusing mechanism inside that tiny camera module that will achieve what you're looking for. The laser AF works by timing the lag between emitting the laser and the image sensor's detection of the "bounce" off the subject. As such it will only work for intermediate distances (up to 1m?), above which a Contrast Detect AF algo kicks in. (I don't think the module has PDAF/Focus Pixels type of tech on it.)
In short, I highly doubt the smartphone sensors are designed for hyperfocal/zone-focus type shooting.
Edit: Hmm I could be mistaken. There's an app called Open Camera that has a manual focus mode that works on my 5x. Give that a shot. link
You can't disable the heavy processing in the stock camera app for the front facing camera. If you use a third party camera app, like Open Camera, you should get most more what you're expecting.
Unless you're talking about the wide angle or focus in which case, both are fixed in hardware and cannot be changed.
My slow motion shots we're all done with the stock camera by locking the Auto Exposure/Auto Focus and dragging down the exposure to the lowest setting.
But the rest of the low light shots were done in Open Camera by focusing on the harsh exposure and locking down the Auto Exposure button.
Don't expect any miracles, due to lack of Camera API2, 3rd party apps have limited control over the camera. It's still sufficient to get better results.
OpenCamera is the go to answer and it does the job.
I had slightly better low light results with ProShot and I really like its features and interface but it can be buggy at times. Also, it's not free (but frequently discounted, I think).
Yeah, I inferred that was the actual question. It's rather unfortunate that the team misinterpreted it. You might be right about it being a separate team handling that limit in the app.
I haven't tested it yet, but I wonder if the app Open Camera is also held back by this 4GB limit as well? Curious if it grabs a value somewhere in Android's system that says the device default is 4GB?
I found out the 4GB limit when I recorded a 2 hour lecture in 1080p, which of course split my videos among 6(?) separate files. It confused me for a bit, because I thought the internal memory was formatted with a native Linux system. I wrongly concluded that they must have formatted an $800 phone with an old FAT FS.
Maybe I should chat up the Google Support team and ask if they are aware of the issue?
Thanks for answering. I actually knew about how limited the Pro Mode is but I was wondering if options are also limited in Camera FV-5 or Open Camera which are some manual camera apps. Camera FV-5 is paid but Open Camera is free. It would be great if you could check it out for me. Here is the link for Open Camera: [link]
Just ISO and Exposure Time, nothing more. I understand if you can't be bothered. Thanks.
Long exposure camera 2 is a pseudo long exposure app, it uses camera shutter as video recorder at lower resolution.
Please install Open Camera [link] for real slow shutter photography and share the true slowest exposure time with us. Thanks
Sorry to mention OpenCamera twice but Tasker can detect this app. When the app starts I trigger a reminder to hold the camera in landscape mode. Shutter sound can be muted in the app.
That's your choice of course, but it's a mistake.
For a mere 3.07 Mbytes you could have OpenCamera:
Shutter sound can be muted, and (oh joy) AutoInput can click the Take Photo button. Thus you could have the phone say "cheese" when you take a photo suppose ...
Is Open Camera good? How does it compare to an app like Manual Camera or Proshot? This will be the first time I have a device with a nice camera so I've never played around with these apps before.
Also have that happen on occasion with stock camera. It's probably a bug. Use Open Camera [link] seems to go away if phone is already horizontal when switching from camera to camcorder.
Have you tried Open Camera? [link]
Camera FV-5 should work as well, i think i'll invest in that, if i really keep the 5x.
And i found L Camera, but it seems it wasn't updated for a few months ([link]).
I'm still rocking my Nexus 4, so i don't have any hands on experience with RAW photography on a smartphone. Maybe the apps have to be updated to support the new devices as well?
I like Open Camera ([link]) because it has all sorts of manual features and takes advantage of the new Camera2 API introduced in Lollipop. The other app I bounce over to is the camera app from the HTC M9 (since it doesn't rely on HTC's framework anymore you can install it as an APK).
I use Open Camera
Its a really great and versatile camera app with lots of options and features. And pictures come out pretty good. And it's completely free with no ads
Open Camera + 4K Mod is what I'm using and the pictures are beautiful.
'Open Camera' app records in stereo if you change the settings. Not amazing, but still way better than the mono default in the stock Google Camera app.
Could someone test video recording in any 3rd party app, for example in [link] ? Is the video quality in 3rd party apps comparable to the stock app?
Open Camera and Camera FV-5 both take raw photos.
If you want a great camera app -- not necessarily the fastest, but very good at choosing the best focus and exposure -- try Open Camera
The Z Play does not support RAW with either of its built-in cameras, as others have stated, but the Z and Z Force do. Here's a sample from the rear camera on my Z, taken with Open Camera:
Rummage around in preferences|action and see if allowing some time to autofocus helps; by default it's two seconds, so you might wait in your task for an extra second.
The OpenCamera app has a rather good burst mode; plus it responds to AutoShare's Take Photo intents. You might see if the vibration happens with that.
My use case was firing off 8 shots to make sure one came out right (my hand shakes).
Great tips! I might try out that app next time I have some google play credits. If anyone is looking for a great camera app on Android that's totally free, check out Open Camera - Android Apps on Google Play
Open Camera can record in 60 FPS, and makes a solid all-around alternative to the stock camera. You can also install the official MiFavor Nougat camera from a package on XDA.
Viper4ARISE is the audio solution for every need, except for the "only one channel" speaker bug. Works beautifully for headphones, and Atmos is an option in the package.
I'm using Open Camera; works really well. However, I'm hoping to try out the camera in MiFavor's Nougat and see how that goes.
I am currently using OpenCamera. This app still works. [link]
The integrated app does not focus and can't take a picture and the Motorola Camera app crash immediately with nightly 20171030.
OpenCamera appears to have lots of options, and I suspect it'll probably help you.
If you have an external microphone, OpenCamera will use it when filming a video, which inexplicably the built in app won't.
[link] - it's free though you can make a donation to the developer.
Sorry for the delay, that was lame of me. I think it is still not fixed but I can run fine with other camera apps. I am currently running with "Open Camera": [link]
Open Camera let's you make quick settings shortcuts, one of them is record video. I'd have to install it again to check, but it might have widgets that do the same thing.
Thanks for the tips :) I've also been trying to mess with other camera apps too. I have [link] and [link]
What do you use?
Aside from my "do a short swipe" alternative, there's Open Camera that responds to AutoShare Intents without need of AutoInput.
I haven't used it with S7 but it works on my S4 mini.
Try open camera for your photo needs, it seemed better than Google camera to me.
My auto focus has been wonky, and I enjoy open camera's option to focus manually as well.
Open Camera is the fastest full camera app to launch and be ready to snap a picture, in my experience.
If you wanted to try something a little different, maybe Spy Camera OS 3.
If speed was the most important, you could use an automation app to trigger a picture, burst of pictures, or video without a viewfinder.
I'm on android too but that doesn't work. It must vary from phone to phone. I'm on a Moto X Pure 2015 and the default camera app doesn't really let you do this or pull down the notification tab.
I did a little bit of research and did find a solution, though.
If anyone is creeping this thread and has the same problem as me, try out Open Camera. I'm sure there's other 3rd party Camera apps that let you play music while recording as well.
Open Camera is the best camera app I have enocoutered. Fully featured and completely free Open Source Camera app. No ads!
Snapseed for photo editing.
Try camera apps that support it: -
Open Camera -> [link]
AZ Camera - Manual Pro Cam -> [link]
Don't use the default camera app, use one like this and compare: [link]
But even then I think the Samsungs still does processing. Another option is to take a screenshot of the Snapchat viewfinder
I do think there has been some post-processing on the photo...you can usually notice it around the finer hairs around the eyebrow - they get softened into the skin.
I've noticed the same thing, especially when it comes to videos. But I installed Open Camera which is a massive improvement over the stock camera app. It's not perfect, and definitely can't compete with the Pixel, but I'm able to take halfway decent pictures and videos with it. And I was able to keep the 'twist twice to open camera' feature by making a Tasker task to kill the Moto camera app when launched and launch Open Camera (suggested on an XDA thread).
Since you just got it, I'd probably recommend exchanging it just to be sure it's not a faulty device.
Try another camera app and see if the problem persists.
An actual link to the store rather than some random feature request on Sourceforge
Right off that bat, Samsung doesn't have full api 2 support on any of their devices which is about 50% of android sales at the moment. Specifically they have yet to comply with the autofocus and continuous focus mechanisms in api v2 despite the devices reporting compliance. There are problems with other manufactures implementations as well, this is why you have tons of libraries trying to fill in these edge cases and switch back and forth between api 1 and 2 depending on the model (and not just the android version):
You can test this on your s7 Edge yourself by making a build of googles own simple api 2 example:
Or download open camera and switch it to api 2.
Have you tried Open Camera?
Open Camera works great on mine with 14.1.
Open camera is pretty good...
This is my experience after about two weeks with the distro (my first AOSP experience).
Best camera app: <strong>Open Camera</strong> (Play Store link)
The stock Samsung camera app was nothing to write home about but it did decent (fast) HDR. I was worried about losing functionality when switching to Lineage OS but that's not proved to be an issue. The free and open source Open Camera does a great job. I've already donated to his project and encourage everyone who uses his app to do the same!
FYI nearly every DSL app that's in the Google Play Store has taken Open Camera and repackaged it with a different icon and advertising so don't even bother trying most of them. Once I even found one that had taken Open Camera and even removed the copyright notice stating that it's Open Camera (which they're not allowed to do under the license that it's been open sourced under). Sadly Open Camera doesn't even have as high a rating as the knock-offs (which are the exact same app) despite being the most up-to-date and bug free version of all the DSL apps. Fortunately it does have many, many more downloads than the knock-offs.
The stock AOSP/Lineage camera app does not take particularly good pictures, though, it is simple.
Open Camera does a good job of balancing power with usability. Spend some time learning how to use Open Camera. It's well worth it! The focusing is superb, certainly as good as, if not better than Samsung's own camera app. But, you do need to learn how the focusing works to fully appreciate its versatility.
Open Camera's HDR is a true HDR for those of us who are used to doing exposure bracketing and then post-processing. The HDR processing that's built in is subtle, perhaps even 'practical' rather than artistic.
FWIW Open Camera also has exposure-bracketing, i.e. it'll take 3 photos in rapid succession each with different exposure levels. Later you use a separate application to process those images into an HDR image using your own algorithms (haven't tried it).
It does work! You've got to "read between the lines" when it comes to the instructions. First, touch the home button for a few seconds. You won't feel a vibration. Then you'll need to swipe down and repeat the swipes until you've finished recording the fingerprint. You may want to disable the back and menu buttons with an app like All in One Gestures while you're recording your finger prints. It'll be a lot less painful.
You've got to download Samsung Health from the Play Store and then download an apk from XDA (2nd link). The only thing I never did get working was to authorize the phone with Samsung Health so I could use some of the communal features. When I get the SMS or the voice call for the PIN the authorization fails with an error :(.
I've noticed no problems with battery life. Seems fine to me. I get upwards of a day with moderate use and fair number of photos (>10/day) out of a single charge. Then again, I only used it as a Samsung Android phone for a week before I replaced Samsung stock Android with Lineage OS so I can't really comment on relative battery life.
Seems stable enough. Once in two weeks I did have lock screen weirdness where I had to reset the phone but otherwise I've only run into typical Google instability.
If you're an iOS user transitioning to Android, an AOSP Android distro like Lineage OS 14.1 is probably the closest thing you're going to get to the iOS experience. It's clean. It's simple. It's customizable. It's bloat-free.
If you're coming from iOS this is perhaps your safest bet for a low-frustration transition. Well, I suppose if you were to go with a Google Nexus or another device that uses nearly unmodified Android Nougat or Oreo you'll have an even lower-frustration experience since the phone will officially come with unmodified Nougat or Oreo.
weems to work. No problems so far.
I use Keepass, an open source password tracker and generator to track my passwords (Windows & Linux) and found an app today that offers in-built Dropbox integration: Keepass2Android. Seemed to work the one time I tried it. It was even easy to synch a changed password database with it.
P.S. If you go for it, use this instead of the stock Lineage camera app. [link]
Using Open Camera here with a Nexus 5 on Lineage. It has HDR. Nice app. [link]
I like Open Camera.
I like open camera.
Possibly the best the camera software there is. The weakness is the n7 camera itself.
It's open source, no ads, and the dev updates it pretty regularly.
I really like open camera, I have been using it on cm and its great!
Open Camera allows you to do this. [link]
This? It's not just on fdroid
I recommend open camera [link]
I love and use open camera, it supports HDR and many other things:
Open Camera can do this.
You can try:
Open Camera [link]
Open Camera can do this. Here's the burst settings.
The pre-installed camera is fine, but Open Camera is worth trying too. [link]
Camera processing... It stays for ever. Also, it stop working when you are trying to use another camera App.
Today, October 18. 2018 I have a good solution.
What I did and it seems that works nicely:
Go to System Settings > Apps > Camera. Force To Stop and disable it. It doesn't matter if you delete or keep the Camera Data, just keep it DISABLED.
Install OpenCamera: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.sourceforge.opencamera This Camera doesn't have Ads, it is Open Source https://sourceforge.net/p/opencamera/code/ci/master/tree/ Great App, definetely recommended.
I hope this could solve the issue. Have a nice day.
If you use an app like Open Camera you can turn geo tagging off. OpenCamera is open source and ad free.
Try Open Camera.
Go with Open Camera instead, directly from the Play Store.
I don't have that issue, but I would recommend trying Open Camera [link]
You could also try Open Camera. [link]
Open Camera: [link]
Simple Camera: [link]
Works fine for me, will write images to SD Card.
Open Camera can do this.
Open Camera Allows you to use Macro Mode as well.
Maybe check out opencamera? It's an open source app and it works well enough for me.
Open Camera - [link]
Pick up Open Camera.
See if your camera situation improves any before heading back to touchwiz.
Have you looked at open camera?
Open Camera is supposed to be excellent, but I find it difficult to use.
Try Open Camera. It works great.
I'll go look and see if i can find it for everyone.
Open Camera is my favorite. Open source, no ads/tracking :)
you could check out Open Camera. It's been pretty nice on the 6P.
Open camera. I really hate the UI but I think it's a good camera app. Let's you change exposure etc for AOSP roms like cm12.1
Open Camera very nice. You have a lot of manual config settings.
Or Open Camera.
Just remembered that "Open Camera" has that future. [link]
Maybe the problem is the external mic.
There are different standards for mics such CTIA and OMTP.
I could only record from an external mic with my "Nokia WH-208" with Open Camera (Video settings -> Audio source -> external mic) and Voice Recorder (settings -> audio source -> main mic).
I also tried, but without success, with a Nokia WH-102 and an external mic for PC.
All of them connected in the audio jack.
-- edit --
I also found out that there are such things as TRRS, TRSR, and TRS configurations. It seems that the Nokia WH-208 has a TRRS configuration. There are also expensive adapters.
Install Open Camera, activate Camera2 API, now you can dump to JPG+DNG. Yer welcome.
Open Camera (f-droid) has this feature.
Have you tried enabling RAW/DNG saving as described here? Might get you close to what you want. You might also want to try other camera options in the Store such as Open Camera, which I've found to be very good at NOT smoothing anything.
>something that looks natural without editing
You mean you just don't want face smoothing? Hate to get into semantics here but there's a vast difference between "natural" and "aesthetically pleasing." Most camera( app)s bump up image saturation,etc. considerably to achieve the latter. i.e. it's possible to have a natural pic that looks ugly and a pretty pic that is quite unnatural and looks nothing like reality.
Yea i'm on 15.1 Gemini. I dont have this issue, i also use OpenCamera
Open Camera hands down is the best camera replacement appp for the Moto Z series! Especially with the Camera Mod Photos are awesome!
Does your phone get OTA updates and all? Just want to make sure you're not on some vendor ROM or anything...
Also, maybe the camera app is bugged on your phone? Can you try seeing if the rear camera works properly with a different app like, say, OpenCamera (link: [link] )?
Default camera (of my old Nexus 5) didn't work because the flash wore broken, this app allowed to use at least the front camera (plus it's opensource)
UI is old, but works fine. [link]
Open Camera, maybe? From my experience, open source software have a tendency to incorporate advanced tech. But I haven't tried Open Camera so I'm not 100% sure.
nice pics. I counted 13 eggs in the top pictures.
note about macro photography. to change the focus you'll need to move A BIT closer or farther away. if you're using android and the camera keeps changing your focus and driving you nuts look for an app called "Open Camera", it's a free up that in macro mode locks the focus and allows you to turn on the led light as a torch/lamp.
You wanna take a look at the open source camera app ’OpenCamera'. It's a great camera app and it has that option.
Open Camera has a widget that does that.
I think you mean HDR. Open Camera can do this:
Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.sourceforge.opencamera
How is Open Camera working for you? It supports RAW if you enable "Use Camera2 API" in its settings.
I'm not much of a photographer, but Open Camera seems to have better results in lower light. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.sourceforge.opencamera It's not going to give you Pixel or GS9 quality images, but worth checking out.
Your not alone, someone else had the same problem on another forum.
Try an alternative camera app (Open Camera) and see if you still have the same problem.
Old Video but suggest's clearing app data of the gallery app.
Also you can do one trick. Go to...
Settings ---> About phone ---> click few times on "Kernel version" and you will enter CIT mode.
You can test all your phone components. Including front and back camera.
i know that this is old but an app called open camera should work. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.sourceforge.opencamera&hl=en_US
You could try Open Camera.
Try downloading another camera app that allows 1080 6ofps. Then you'll know if it's a hardware or software issue.
Pretty sure this one does it and it's free:
That looks a lot like the dust spots, that you sometimes see on DSLR camera sensors. I'd be tempted to try another camera app, just to see if the results are the same. Open Camera is a good app to try.
I don't have an S8, but I regularly do that on my phone by playing music through VLC and recording video with Open Camera. You can get it in Google Play or on F-Droid.
that is weird. have you tried the Open Camera application in the Google Play Store [link]
Its not the Google Camera, but it may be somewhat like it, id imagine. If i can find another link for a different port of the Google Camera, Ill post in my comment for ya. Here ya go, here are some other links to the apk's for the Google Camera [link]
It depends. If you have a Phone that tends to apply a strong sharpening filter to the image try Open Camera, it gives you more control over the camera settings.
But I think what's even more important are the lighting conditions. Basically try to shoot under "boring" weather conditions: No direct sunlight and no rain in the past 24 hours (-->no reflections).
If you are not confident in the resolution your phone outputs, make several images and stitch them in Microsoft ICE. That's how I make my 8k textures.
I’ve heard this is a good camera app compared to the stock Lineage/CyanogenMod apps, have you tried it?: [link]
Seems like we're in the same boat when it comes to pictures. I'm not one to take pictures in general but it feels even more of a chore when trying to get good ones for online stuff. I've gotten a lot better now, though, with practice and giving less of a shit about it. Here are the three (haven't decided which one of the two in the middle I'll pick) I have so far: [link]
My biggest issue is poor lighting. First one was touched up through photoshop to remove the platform my phone camera was on because it showed in front and it was outside which did the lighting for me pretty much. I couldn't get the lighting any better in my gym while the last one on the couch sewing was what I got from lights on inside. They're definitely not the best but I feel they show well enough.
I really suggest finding places with natural light instead of indoor lights but you can still make it work. I've been setting my phone somewhere flat (Table, my A/C for the outside shot, etc.) and propping it up properly. Then I set it to keep taking pictures until I turn it off. Just move around, pose, whatever and then go through the pictures to choose which looks best. My phone didn't have the repeat shot feature so I use Open Camera app. It also helps a lot to use the 3x3 grid system for placing yourself in the right spot for a better look.
Best of luck to the both of us. I still have one or two more to take and I'm already tired of it all.
You need to use open camera to switch the inputs [link]
Not much unless you also use an app that supports it.
i.e. Open Camera : - [link]
Or Google Camera HDR+ ports that are floating around. Check XDA for your device.
Has some great features.
This app will help a lot. [link]
I was still confused by your comment. This clears it up.
I tried Open Camera but it would crash too
Try open camera or bacon camera.
You might look at Open Camera. It's free and open source, and has a lot of manual settings.
I'm coming from iOS and a 6S..
would I use this app or another?
Aside from Snapchat and Facebook, have you tried any other apps? Try Open Camera and see if the issue occurs there.
Here are the apps I have on my phone so far. I've only played with settings but will get a chance to take some pictures over the 4th break. These are all free to use.
Has the most features so far but a poor UI. Has no panorama mode?
Has panorama and several types of stitching modes.
This has pretty cool time lapse and motion stabilization features.
This one is like camera #1 except much better UI design but less features. I may end up uninstalling this one.
I may have to just carry 3-4 cameras on my phone, since there is not one that does it all.
unless you use Open Camera
Open camera is good [link]
I'm not sure, sorry. However, a great 3rd party camera with superb functionality is the Open Camera on the playstore: [link]
I use open camera ([link])
I got the Note 3. If you want to experiment with 4K video install OpenCamera: [link]
Open Camera: Vol = pic/Cam [link]
> Dense as fuck... Code for living, for both platforms.
>after seeing the Android O developer preview its pretty ironic.
So wait wait wait, you're an android/ios developer, yet you don't know the word "Developer Preview"?
This is a developer preview. Here is the definition directly from google:
>alpha version, preview version, beta version - Alpha version describes a development status that usually means the first complete version of a program or application, which is most likely unstable, but is useful to show what the product will do to, usually, a selected group—and is also called preview version; the beta ...
So OF COURSE android O will be sluggish and buggy. This is the first developer preview. How the hell did you get a job as a developer?
>Talking about support, really? I wont even mention that not even 1% of android devices are able to get officially android 7
That's because of manufacturers, not android as a platform.
Not only that but most of these devices can obtain android 7 IF rooted.
My nexus 5 might not get nougat, but I already have it thanks to third party developers.
>And ssh with jailbreak goes the same as having root access to have full access to android. It works exactly the same on both!
You don't need root to ssh into servers with android.
>You re just full of shit seriously. The problem that most fanboys its that they dont know shit what they are talking about.
Nonsensical argument that provides nothing more than insults.
>Boot TWRP flashing compiled zip files makes you and expert and a super geek... lol... because its a super hard task... that if you're not an expert, you can screw everything... lol
Never said it makes you an expert and you're contradicting yourself.
You say it doesn't make you an expert in a sarcastic way yet you say that if not knowing what to do, you could potentially screw up your device.
There are thousands of videos showcasing how to use twrp and how to flash roms, especially for the LG G3. There are countless root-tools that install twrp automatically for you and flashing a rom is no more than 3-5 clicks.
Its not brain surgery, its pretty easy. Even twrp has an application which eases flashing for you so that you don't need to mess around in twrp.
>And no, it doest matter the app, on lg and most brands stock cameras are closed source and they are the only ones who can take advantage of the cameras quality, laser focus and all the features.
Three applications that all can utilize the LG G3's camera hardware.
>Since you are an super expert, you should join xda and teach us how to port all the lg camera framework to lineageOS
Didn't you already say its closed source? and that it cant be done?
Oh but wait, I forgot, you're the one who codes for a living, right, because knowing how to make applications for both iOS and android is such a challenging task.
>Ios advantages, really? Security, Stability, Consistency, Optimization, and the list goes on and on. Its not perfect but in all the foundations its without a doubt a much better system to the point that even google apps work better on ios than on android.
You mean the continuous security flaws that iOS is having?
like the planned obsolescence that people complain about every single year that their devices are running slow, all while my nexus 5 is still running smoothly with lineageos?
If you change damaged hardware inside your iphone, it bricks itself automatically. That does not scream consistency at ALL.
>Its not perfect but in all the foundations its without a doubt a much better system to the point that even google apps work better on ios than on android.
You do realize that you're not giving me any sources or proof, right?
>Just because you deny that it doesnt make it a fact
Actually, if I back up my claims with facts it does make them correct. Meanwhile you still haven't presented any facts.
I'm using Open Camera.
I've been using Open Camera and it's been taking awesome pics. Completely free.
I have used open camera for date time stamp with a label. You have to change the label before the shot, but it's close.
Ever tried open camera? Free, open and high rated.
I use open camera and in settings, you can enable camera2 API and then change shutter speed in the main camera screen.
I've found a app that does practically that: [link]
Currently I have two of them installed:
- OpenCamera ([link])
Works, supports immersive mode (double-power shortcut), opensource. And I almost like it, but it waits for ~1 sec before taking a picture. No idea why.
- AZ Camera ([link])
Pretty nice camera with useful manual controls but doesn't support immersive mode and seems to be discontinued.
Looks like I found one for myself: Footej ([link]). Has all the features I want except for nice license for sources.
Well I can't speak for iOS but for Android there are many apps that do that, but this one seems to have the best reviews.
I think Open Camera does it.
Taken with the Open Camera app: [link]
If you want more manual control, you might want to try Open Camera, it's pretty good.
did you try a different camera app like
or something from the play store
Opencamera is free and has a great deal of manual controls.
have you tried Open Camera?
that's for /u/Kennyjive
Open Camera looks promising. I haven't used it mush, I normally use the default one.
Did you try any other camera app? Are you using stock rom? Try Open Camera
D850 with CM12.1, I use open camera. It allows me to film in UHD and takes photos at 4160x3120, with all the options (minus stuff like panorama).
Give OpenCamera a try. (if you haven't already) ;D
Try Open camera. I just installed it today and it is significantly better than CM stock.
Try using the Open Camera app [link]
I managed to achieve this, I believe if we are thinking of the same thing.
It looks like Open Camera does.
I use Open Camera
Google Play Store Link
Open Camera can do this. Open Camera link
Open Camera seems quite good
Get Open Camera and ditch (stop using) the stock camera.
Have you tried OpenCamera?
This one? [link]
Just making sure I know which one you're talking about.
Nobody tried installing Open Camera?
Please help me to test out the video recording quality on this app, Open Camera
Resolution: 1080p will do, 4k if you are willing to try out.
as I highly rely on my phone to maintain my video work. You can please then upload to YouTube for the results.
THANKS IN ADVANCE!
I've used Open Camera previously on other Xperia devices. I didn't have a Z5, but you could give it a try.
But a lot of us techies can download open camera and select our frame rate. [link]
Or just hit 120fps and downsample since everyone here has really cool and free video editing programs :) It's like when we used to convert 60 to 30, and everyone complained it was sped up!
I suggest it after my experience: my photos, with the original app of my smartphone, usually came out with plain colours and i was quite disappointed so i started using this app. The results improved thanks to the optimization of settings and auto-stabilization.