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got a US version in Europe, so no LTE at first.
Recently found out that I could get LTE on it, so the phone felt faster all of a sudden. ([link])
Then 5.1 got released, so all those redraws are gone and don't need to restart the phone anymore.
Then, someone pointed out a camera app, that uses the new API and is fucking awesome and allows to shoot at 4K (snap camera [link])
The only thing remaining to fix is the battery and I'm considering getting a new one.
This phone just keeps on giving!
I've installed almost all camera app, you name it I have it, and the best one would be snap camera hdr without a doubt. The best in term of picture quality and faster than google camera shutter speed. It have the old jellybean swipe up to access settings which is a pain to use but the image quality just is better than others. You can even change the UI to material design in the settings
I got really sick of this stuff happening and ended up switching to a 3rd party camera app. I have two I like.
Snap Camera HDR: While it has "HDR" in the title, it does take normal non-HDR images, too.
HDR+ Camera: Takes 3 images in a row with different brightness settings and then post-processes to create a single HDR image.
Other apps I've used are Camera Zoom FX, A Better Camera (same maker as HDR+ Camera), and Camera 360. Lately, I've been defaulting to Snap Camera. There's a lot of camera apps in the store, I should try out a few others again.
Used to depend on Snap Camera HDR as it offered a basic set of stable features without any filters-faff. It seems to have been discontinued since the middle of last year.
At the moment, I'm looking at the fresh, new Footej Camera which appears to be a well-rated spiritual successor that's regularly updated.
Let us know how you get along!
But in Pro mode notice how sky easily burn out the dynamic range is a lot worse.
Personally I use Snap camera. It has adjustable sharpness and noise reduction, and a low light mode, that makes 32 photos into one low-noise pic, it's quite amazing.
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>>Is there a real alternative to LG camera with same or at least similar quality or has been the LG camera ported?
>No, and it never will happen because of a closed-source camera framework.
Χρησιμοποιώ αυτό το camera app αντί για το aosp
This is what your referring to correct? Just wanna make sure. So if that is correct, would you be able to retain the original UI that the OP5T has cause the SnapCamera one looks meh. And one final question. With this camera app is the HDR mode basically their interpretation of HDR? So it just replaces the default method of HDR?
Interesting. I might have to go back to MIUI sometime and impersonate my RN3P to a Mi5, see what gets unlocked.
I get what you mean. Thankfully the muted colors can be fixed in post. The JPEGs are manageable.
The app that has this feature is called Snap Camera HDR, mentioned in my first post here. It has a trial mode, you enable Camera2 in the advanced settings. Picture stacking is done with the low light mode, the one with a little moon on it.
I like this camera app in that it also has a zebra mode for quick noticing of when something gets overexposed, and there's a feature that measures your hand shake so you can more or less correct your pulse and get a less shaky picture.
I've been using Snap Camera for about a year now, used it as my default for 3 different phones. Totally worth the $1.99 I paid for it. Easy to configure and has a very clean interface that doesn't get in the way of your photo taking.
Edit: link: [link]
If you buy it check out the XDA thread for it and install the beta, has some new features that the one on the play store doesn't yet.
When I was playing around with Cyanogenmod 5.1.1 I found that Snap Camera HD had quite a few options to make it better, but still, not better than stock.
On a side note, Snap camera hdr has this feature. Been using it over google camera for about the past year and haven't looked back. Google camera has better hdr function though. (That or I don't know how to hdr on snap camera.)
I use Camera FV-5 for my 'take my time photography" but for a quick draw, I have "Snap Camera HDR"(you can have the HDR function disable for faster capture).
Opens in one second to one button, and it's in the Point & Shoot category, although behind the scenes, there is a good amount of settings that you can use and play with. It also has a one button video.
Before going into class, you can set it on Burst Mode and fire a few shots concurrently if you need.
Now, I don't know your location, but I think it will be wise to check your laws about snapping pics of under age kids without and adult consent. It could get murky.
It's $1.99 but there is a free trial version. I paid for mine right of the bat after reading a few googled reviews of it, and fits the bill.
According to the thread if the camera has the setting yes, It works with Snap Cam and Moto cam.
But I haven't tested google camera so I cannot tell
After some research, I've had good luck with Snap Cam. Haven't tried it on CM yet, but it did get great frame rates and stability in low light on stock 4.2. I'll try flashing again on my lunch hour.
I'm on 5T and I can assure you the same image processing issues you're talking were there before my phone came out in 2017, and this situation is not going to be addressed any time soon by OnePlus.
By best advise is to use an advanced 3rd party camera app, which can use the native camera processing while disabling Denoise and Sharpness algorithms.
The best one I found up now and use on a daily basis is called Snap Camera HDR.
It's paid, but it offers a ton of pro options, including the multi frame merging technology used by GCam, which it's called Low Light Mode.
Here's a 100% crop side by side comparison between Stock front facing camera and Snap Camera with 0 Denoise, 0 Sharpness and 15 frames on Low Light Mode:
Now you can say it's blurry, but the image is full of details and almost color noise free and ready for editing. Here I edited it quickly in Photo Editor app to add sharpness:
As I said the app is paid, it also doesn't receive a lot of updates (although I'm part of the beta program to receive faster updates), and the interface is far from intuitive or at least modern.
But if you take mobile photography as serious as I do, it certainly pays off the effort and it has no competition. Just remember to really dig deeper its configs and ask for help if you're not getting the results you like.
Relevant settings for the pic I mentioned:
Note: I still use GCam as my main camera app, but I switch to Snap Camera in special cases, to record 4K 4:3 videos, and many other "pro" things.
Note2: Here's the official XDA post of Snap Camera, with more than 100 pages since 2012:
Snap Camera HDR allows you to use all 3 cameras.
- Front facing camera: [link]
- Rear camera: [link]
- Rear wide angle camera: [link]
Playstore URL: [link]
Snap Camera HDR is a fun app that I find easier to use than Pro Mode
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Snapseed This is for editing your photos. Really a neat app.
Adhell I have not seen any ads so I guess it is doing what it is supposed to be doing haha
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GemBoy! This is a Game Boy Color emulator that is kinda fun to have.
Of course I have Google Maps and Waze which everyone should have and know about so I won't link them here.
Saving the best for last, I simply LOVE this theme.
Day & Night live wallpaper/theme While I am not totally in love with the icons they use, they are not too bad. But god damn the theme is beautiful!! When you scroll through your phone the background scrolls with you. There is a tree that gently sways in the wind. Birds fly by. A deer runs past. The sun rises. The sun Sets. There are shooting stars at night and fireflies around the tree. And of course you can turn on and off every one of those things as well as customize how many are shown and if you want them to make sounds. Really all the Teragon themes are beautiful but this one is my favorite. There are free versions available if you want to check them out.
The default camera app in 5 can be terrible. I use Snap Camera to get much better shots.
Download Snap Camera for the 5, and live a happier life.
I use the Snap Camera from the playstore
Does Snap Camera HDR offer RAW capture on compatible devices, /u/Isaiah4verse1 , /u/icangiveuorgasms and /u/iemandiejenietkent ?
> snap camera
This one right?
Try Snap Camera. I've been very happy with it.
Sweet thank you!
Do you mean this app? :)
Also what will camera2 api do?
Will it make the pictures better? :)
For the camera I'd check out snap HDR, it started out as a project to get 4k and slow mo video shooting out of the original nexus 5 but has progressed to becoming a really solid app for basically any device in fact it's handy to have the pro version available in cases where you're flashing a new ROM on a device where the Google camera app doesn't work, I've done this a few times with galaxy devices with excellent results.
There is also FV-5 which seems to be very popular amongst nexus users though I haven't used it much myself, again there is a free version and a pro version, the free version doesn't let you save full res images though so unless you intend on buying it, I wouldn't bother..
Lastly there is open camera which is excellent, and is free, it has many of the same key features as snap HDR, I get mixed results sometimes with this one, but because I paid for snap HDR before this one came to exist, i probably have some bias towards snap HDR and therefore, use it more often and have become more familiar with it
All of that said these apps are more for taking specific photos that require more manual settings, if you just want to point and shoot (as I do a lot of the time) then the Google camera app actually does a really great job on the 5x overall, it's only really in specific scenarios I'll choose to use one of these as the "auto" modes on all 3rd party apps I've tried on the 5x don't really measure up to Google's own, even of it isn't particularly fast sometimes it does generally do a pretty accurate job at detecting the kind of scene you're shooting
Get this camera, it is the best one I have ever used.
Snap Camera HDR has this functionality.
You can get it from the Play Store: Link
It costs $2.50, but you can get a trial version if you just want to try it out: Link
Snap Camera HDR works very well. It's not as good as Samsung's camera software, but it's as close as you'll get. It's worth every penny.