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Just wondering if anyone had a chance to look at either of these apps and which they think is best, because I've been hoping for some new effects for a while and the androidslide app sounds worth a look.
Thanks Lee. Been playing with Camera ZOOM FX for a couple of days - definitely the one to go for!
A really good selection of photo FX - they are all pretty quick and the quality seems better than on FXCamera which has some kind of distortion pattern on most pictures.
Its a shame Camera ZOOM FX doesn't have the manual focus button though, but maybe they'll add it, but it does have loads of features like zoom (obviously), geotagging, auto-save, so its a pretty amazing app overall!
FXCamera is still good for a free app, so I'd recommend that if you just want basic effects.
I bought the Camera Zoom FX app today. Just got the phone this weekend but this app seemed pretty highly regarded. I took a few pics and even with the stock camera just seems like i am getting a lot of interferance and quailty is not that good.
While using it just use normal mode i assume for taking regular pics? Did you change any menu settings?
Also did i read someplace i have to change some settings if i am email or texting this pics since it downsizes/downgrades the resolution, what is your preferred way to get them off the phone?
We are the developers of Camera ZOOM FX and are happy to answer any questions you have on the app or respond to any new feature requests.
Regarding picture size, this is configurable in the settings menu - it will let you specify up to the maximum resolution available for your phone model, e.g. 2048 x 1536 (G1) or 2592 x 1936 (Droid).
Pictures are only reduced in resolution if you add any special effects or overlays. E-mailed pictures will maintain their resolution.
There is in additional option within the app to perform a 1-click upload to any social networking site (Facebook, Flickr, Twitter) - these pictures have to be slightly reduced in size for performance reasons but display very well on the web.
Geotagging is also available from the settings menu. It is available on all pictures except those using effects or overlays. We will add geotagging for all types of pictures in the near future.
Camera ZOOM FX for Droid should be available in the next 3 days.
I love my droid but I have to say I am shocked at how bad the camera is. I came from an iphone, only 3 megapixels, no flash and yet it took fabulous photos. Just fabulous. The Droid's camera - it is awful. Now - I've never used it outside. All the shots have been indoors in various lights. But I am shocked at how "off" the color is, how off the depth of field is, how off the sharpness of focus is - it is really a terrible camera - I suppose one might say they just chose terrible optics. It must surely be about optics.
Do you guys think these optics problems will be addressed with "updates?" I don't really see how they can be. They "fixed" the autofocus so now that "works." But it doesn't really. There is no crispness. I find it fascinating that the iphone could take indoor photos so well with no flash. Well that's about shutter speed auto adjustment. Somehow the Droid's camera doesn't seem to have that - perhaps because it does have a flash. I see numerous apps to download. I did download picsay pro but that's about doing something more with a photo you've taken. I want an app that is about actually taking a great photo indoors. And I am not talking about "in a bar or a really dark room." I'm talking about in my front room with numerous lights on but certainly not "daylight" conditions. Help? I love my Droid - sure would like to take photos on the fly and email and mms them.
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Downloaded Camera ZOOM FX. It is excellent app. Really allows user to customize the camera settings for the shot, the zoom is quite good, offers image stabilization - it is a great app and very inexpensive for what you get.
FWIW, Camera Zoom FX won my heart and $$ when I saw "stable shot+ meter", grid, and white balance in the descriptive list of features. The bonus = all the additional stuff for AFTER the shot is taken as well.
I'm using Camera Zoom FX too, Great app, just 2 questions though.
I'm using the Samsung Galaxy, but there are two things I can't seem to work out how to do..
1) Disable shutter sound - I unchecked it, but it still plays the sound. It's not like I'm taking upskirt pics, but that shutter sound is pretty loud and quite annoying.
2) Is there a way to toggle the flash/red eye reduction?
Well, I finally found Camera Zoom FX for my Eris and have been comparing against the FXCamera app. For taking quick processed photos, I'm not as impressed as I thought I'd be. It appears to still downsample the image when you use any kind of effect, so that isn't an advantage over the small images that FXCamera produces.
It looks like Camera Zoom FX might be better for taking normal photos than the built-in app, not sure. But the most useful effect I would usually use is called 'Toy Camera' in FXCamera. This makes it look like an old toy or lomo camera, and is kind of nice for otherwise boring shots. I haven't found a way to really duplicate this effect in Camera Zoom FX. It has a cross-process effect, but it makes the shots way too blue overall. And I can't see a way to apply a vignette at the same time. So I'll usually prefer FXCamera for 'effected' shots.
However, I've briefly played with an app called PicSay. It looks REALLY nice and powerful for adding effects after the shot. May use the built-in app or Camera Zoom FX in normal mode, then use PicSay to do effects.
Okay, you guys sold me on trying out Camera ZOOM FX. Just finished downloading. I don't think they make tripods for phones... I'd suggest propping it up in one of those little bitty chair thingies that are made to set phones in. Off to play with my new program - give you guys and update later.
What is the difference between this app and PicSay Pro? It looks like they basically do the same thing, the only difference being when you actually apply the effects. Does ZoomFX actually enhance the quality of the picture over the normal camera?
I like Camera Zoom FX BUT it refuses to play nice with another camera app I came across called Slide Camera Zoom. If I try installed them together, Camera Zoom FX actually uninstalls Slide Camera Zoom so I can't use them both. What a bummer. I've never seen software do that. Not only will Camera Zoom Fx uninstall Slide Camera, but it will replace it's icon with Camera Zoom FX's icon. Verrrrry strange. I'm going to cc the dev on this one. Maybe they can figure out why this is happening. I even happens when I put the two icons on different pages.
I can't find any camera app that supports 5MP on my Acer Liquid. I find it hard to believe apps have to specifically detect a phone in order to have this feature. There are more and more Android phones coming onto the market over time and it'd be a lot easier to just allow setting of 3, 5, 8, or 10 MP and just have the app give an error msg if it doesn't actually support it than having the selection missing. Right now Camera Zoom FX just has small, medium, large (3 MP), which is way too simplistic.
Downloaded Camera Zoom Fx last week - it's a terrific little app. Makes the Droid camera usable. Pix are sharp, color is great and I'm loving it. My only quibble is how is saves the pix - I can't quite figure out where or how to keep them somewhere where they will be easier to find since when you put them in the default gallery they are stored in the past pix instead of most recent so you have to scroll through them all to view the most recent? Maybe user error . All in all a fantastic buy, well done chaps. Great software.
Liking the new interface for this - gives much more info onscreen before taking pictures. One question though - does anyone know if there is a panaromic option for this as I haven't found one yet - maybe I missed it?
So far i'm really enjoying Camera Zoom...however, i have a question out there for anyone who would be so kind to answer it. Is there any way to edit a picture i have already saved into my gallery with the same effects as what can be applied in the preview screen? if not, is there any hope of ever making that an option? because i love the effects, i just want to be able to go back later and edit the photos i've already taken. sometimes i just don't have time to edit them on the spot.