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Photaf - Create a 3D panorama


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  1. Obg1

    Obg1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    This application enables you to create a 3D panorama.
    It utilizes the orientation sensor to know the exact angle that the picture was taken.
    Just like Google's Sky Map,
    you can move your phone in a 3D space and see all the pictures as if your'e at the place you've shot them.

    I'm the developer of this application and will be happy to hear your feedbacks.

    [table][tr][td][​IMG][/td][td]Photaf
    by Oren Bengigi
    1,000 downloads, 66 ratings (2.2 avg)
    [/td][td]Free
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  2. cmedytrgdy

    cmedytrgdy Well-Known Member

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    BAsed on your 2 star reviews average below, I think you got your feedback

     
  3. Nodders

    Nodders Well-Known Member

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    To be fair looking at the entry it is a mixture of 4/5 or 1/2 stars - seems to be a bit of a marmite thing going on i.e love it or hate it, or some hardware issues, so I can see why the OP is asking for feedback.

    Just dling it now
     
  4. Nodders

    Nodders Well-Known Member

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    Just had a short play. Initial impressions are "what's going on???". I can see how some of the commenters moaned about a black screen if they had the phone pointing downwards. I suspect that the app is getting mixed reviews because some people "get it" and others (like me) don't. Some will persevere and others will give up.

    I did find the instructions under Menu>More>Help but I need to really think about them to make them make sense. I haven't managed to complete a view yet - not sure therefore whether it is working or not.

    So feedback:
    1. Nice idea and very useful if you can get it to work
    2. A bit sluggish - hopefully later versions will make it more responsive.
    3. Not intuitive to make working and instructions could be improved. Suggest loading the "Help" screen on first run. Suggest adding Help to Menu button rather than under More
    4. The little tip that flashes up about holding in portrait mode - suggest adding that the phone needs to be vertical as well as this is an obvious source of confusion in commenters.
    5. Suggest rewriting help screen into easy to follow steps. If you have a website it might be worth going into more detail with pictures etc

    Will continue to play though and comment again when I get one working.

    I hope that helps.
     
  5. Obg1

    Obg1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Indeed, there are Hardware issues, But I can say its working well on HTC Desire \ Nexus.

    Its hard for me to tell what are the problems based on 1 star rating without any meaningful feedback.

    Posting your feedback on the Forum will help me improved it. People who rated 1 or 2 stars did that probably because hardware incompatibility.

    As a developer it's hard to support all the various camera hardware out there, but this is the nature of the Android platform, if I was an iPhone developer it was much more easier for me, but I rather stick to Android, much more freedom.
     
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    Obg1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Nodders,

    Thanks for the feedback, this is exactly the things I've wanted to hear for the users.
    I will work on improving it based on your feedback.

    Thanks,

    Oren
     
  7. Obg1

    Obg1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi all,
    I've update Photaf version with many new features:

    * Facebook Share
    * Automatic Image Stitching
    * Automatic Picture Taking
    * Pinch to Zoom
    * Move to SD

    Appreciate your feedbacks.

    Thanks
     
  8. Obg1

    Obg1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi All,
    Since my last post here, I've made lots of update and improvements
    to "Photaf", and my rating are a little higher, 3.2 instead of 2.2 :)

    I've also integrated the ability to share your panorama in a public gallery,
    at Photaf 3D Panorama.
    So you can see what panoramas can be made with this app.

    There is also a Pro version with no ads and a live wallpaper feature,
    But try the free version first.

    Thanks a lot for the constructive feedbacks, it help me make my App better,
    so keep them coming :)
     
  9. Arni01

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    Will give it a try :)

    Poste after first try: it works flawless on my Desire! Will use it more because there is some need for it ;)
    Thx for this App,the idea and how you did it is nearly perfekt! Its great you cant change the level because its telling you go up or down,its fast and looks on the phone-display great!
    More later ;)
     
  10. Obg1

    Obg1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm glad to hear you liked it.
    It will be great if you could upload your Panoramas to share with us :)
    My development phone is also HTC Desire, so "Photaf" should work best for it.
    I'm always trying to support as much devices as I can,
    so if anyone encounter any problems with his device, give me a note.
     
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    May i will share it,but dont want to make your jealous :-D no.... i will!!!!
     
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    Works well so far on my Evo
     
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    works well on my Eris as far as I can tell. This actually works pretty well considering this is just a phone. Will be interesting to try out if I go any where interesting like the Grand Canyon. Maybe the beach would be nice. But this is one of those apps that you just say...wow, the apps that people can come up with. You devs are amazing. Here is a panorama I took at work. Certainly not perfect but not bad for the first time.

    Photaf 3D Panorama
     
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    Obg1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Nice panoramas!
    For the best results I recommend you to read the tips for making better panoramas.
    On the next versions I'll work on further improving the stitching algorithm,
    so it will equalize the exposure of the pictures, thus making the blending more pleasant to the eye. I'm also planning on adding geotaging and landscape camera mode.
     
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    I tried right now much more and i hav to say i like it!! Uploaded my garden ;)
    And send the link as well to friends,so they can share my views...
    have to say when you improving the stich on the last and the first pic like you said above,it would be much better,because this is the only thing (right now i can tell) which is not this great,the rest even in perfect light is absolut fantastic!! thx for the app!! will buy it!! :)
     
  16. faz1964

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    Good app had to delete though as it still is large even after moving to SD card
     
  17. Obg1

    Obg1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    The garden panorama looks great!
    I've looked at it on my browser with full screen, and it looks awesome!
    Your phone's camera picture quality is excellent too.
    What phone do you have?

    Also thank you for buying, more sales will help me improve this app,
    or maybe even quit my day job and dedicate my time to Android Apps development
    and watching TV :)
     
  18. reinbeau

    reinbeau Klaatu barada nikto VIP Member

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    The Captivate has a panorama setting, how does this differ? The gallery panoramas are awesome - Arni01, do you have a link to your specific garden photo? I love gardens, I looked through about 21 pages but gave up :)
     
  19. mc48

    mc48 Well-Known Member

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    It might be this one:

    Photaf 3D Panorama

    If you click on the little icon over your photo in the gallery, it will pull up a page with just your specific picture and number.
     
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    Thats the one :) sorry i named it in german for my friends over in germany ;)
    The camera is the build in of my Desire,but cleaned the lens carefully before i did this picture :) but have to say the lens cover is crap... will probably remove it and protect the lens with a film or something!!

    @ obg1 dont give up your day job ;) but buy a nice drink from my money and have it while you make this nice app perfect :) cheers!!

    Add a picture with the pro version ;) looks even more nice and think its faster stitching(?) found the compass mode to view the pic on your mobile,its funny to turn around to see the panorama :-D
    @reinbeau look as well here: http://www.photaf.com/index.php?PanoramaId=503
     
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    reinbeau Klaatu barada nikto VIP Member

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    Very nice, Arni, I love anything to do with gardens :)
     
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    You want to come over and help to keep it clean? ;)
    Joke..but it
     
  23. reinbeau

    reinbeau Klaatu barada nikto VIP Member

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    I hear ya, Arni, I don't have time to take care of my garden - I'll take a panorama with the program when I get it and post it up there for you to see.
     
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    Obg1 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Maybe we should create a garden panorama contest :)
     
  25. reinbeau

    reinbeau Klaatu barada nikto VIP Member

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    That's a great idea, but you'll have to wait for my gardens, they've just gone to sleep for the winter :)
     

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