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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ca1987, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. ca1987

    ca1987 Lurker
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    I have just upgraded from the Intercept and was surprised to find out that the camera on that phone was much better than the one on the galaxy reverb.. Is there any way to improve image quality? Software/app?

    Note: I have it set to superfine and the highest resolution. It's just JPG'd to hell and it can't take a steady shot and the colors are washed out/bleed/aren't even the right colors. The video is the same way.

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  2. KOAM

    KOAM Well-Known Member

    I don't think there's a way to improve the quality. It defaults to the highest quality setting so I don't think there's anywhere to go from there.

    My main problem with the camera is that almost every picture I take looks correct in the Gallery but when I text it to someone or transfer it to my computer they're sideways. This is a problem people are having with the Samsung S2 and S3 though, so it's not just this phone. Apparently you're supposed to only take pictures with the camera button facing up, but I've been doing that and they're still sideways. And you can forget about taking pics in portrait view. The only way to fix it is to edit each pic, rotate it and then save it again. These phones are so intricate and can do so many complex things that it's amazing they let a detail like this pass through quality control.
  3. monkeytailz

    monkeytailz Lurker

    I can't take a decent photo with my new Reverb. It's on the default highest settings and photos are blurry and washed out. Will be watching this thread for any suggestions.
  4. cobretti

    cobretti Member

    You cannot move at all when shooting.

    try these settings,
    Self-portrait Off
    Flash Auto flash
    Shooting mode Single shot
    Scene mode None
    Exposure value 0
    Focus mode Macro
    Timer Off
    Effects No effect
    Resolution 2560x1920
    White balance Auto
    ISO Auto
    Metering Center weighted
    Guidelines Off
    Image quality Superfine
    GPS tag Off
    Storage Memory card

    Just hit the gear in the upper left corner to open dropdown. Tap each entry to edit setting.
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  5. kzrdrnc

    kzrdrnc Newbie

    Im wondering if an app like Camera FX would help with these cameras.
    Has any one tryed any of the apps out there?
    Theres got to be something we could do. these pics just dont cut it.
    Dang the LG took far better pics, and that was a 3mp camera.
  6. KOAM

    KOAM Well-Known Member

    I bought CameraZoon FX when it was on sale a couple weeks ago and it won't improve image quality, but it does have a 'Stable Shot' mode where it won't snap the picture until it detects the phone has been stable enough for a couple seconds (you can set the amount of time in the settings). It has a bunch of other functions that I haven't gotten into, but the stable function was worth it by itself for me since I've always had problems with blurry pictures on phones since they're so sensitive to movement. Especially when pressing down on the physical hardware button.

    Also CameraZoom FX didn't help with the sideways pictures, that's an internal Samsung problem it seems.

    Edit: Just checked and it's still half off for $1.49

  7. kzrdrnc

    kzrdrnc Newbie

    Thanks Koam for that info.
    when I get some time ill try this out and maybe a few other apps.
    somethings gotta help.
  8. ca1987

    ca1987 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I just wish there was a way to get rid of the horrible compression. I can fix everything else on the computer. Should have gone with the S2.. My friend has that and it takes great pictures, even better than my intercept (lol). I wonder why they messed up so bad on this phone. Guess I'll just keep the intercept to use as a camera.
  9. kfisher

    kfisher Lurker

    I'm not sure what phones with camera and video capability people have had before - and are comparing the Reverb to, but to me - this phone functions well with both. Took some still shots, which are great - and took some videos the other night which came out great - as well as capturing still shots from them. The only exception I can think of was the EVO 3D....but it had a dual camera, so naturally, it took wonderful pictures.
  10. monkeytailz

    monkeytailz Lurker

    I think Camera FX Zoom has improved my images with the use of the Stable Shot mode. My pictures do seem to be coming out better than when I first got the camera and was just using the stock app.
  11. superboy4444

    superboy4444 Android Expert

    so you know that you can hold the button halfway to focus it...i have had zero problems with mine..and my pictures come out right too
  12. kzrdrnc

    kzrdrnc Newbie

    Thanks super.
    I tryed this with the camera shot button on the phone, not the on screen button.
    pictures are a lot clearer, less blurred.;)
  13. superboy4444

    superboy4444 Android Expert

    Happy to help
  14. learning2

    learning2 Guest

    I'm playing with one called "Shot Control" -- the Focus and Shutter buttons are separate, so the autofocus is never running when you hit the shutter, which helps image quality, but you have to remember to hit focus before you take your shot.

    Shot Control with scene set to "text" and color set to "mono" has replaced my favorite scanner app for copying text or receipts.

    The app does have some drawbacks:

    1. It does not use the hardware camera button
    2. It saves my photos to the internal sdcard, not my add-on card
    3. It has it's own camera roll rather than using your choice of photo viewer (may bother you if you're picky)
  15. monkeytailz

    monkeytailz Lurker

    I'm still having issues with bar code and QR code scanning. No app I try to use will get either of those in focus enough to scan. I haven't been able to scan one of either yet. Anyone else having an issue with those?
  16. superboy4444

    superboy4444 Android Expert

    I had a problem with that for a while but all of a sudden it started working perfectly...
  17. jrgagoako

    jrgagoako Lurker

    These settings above, except changing ISO to 100, fixed the color in my pics. That was my only problem. The pics were too light in color, especially with the flash, which I refer to as, "The Light of God." =) I don't have an issue with blurriness/steadiness.

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The Samsung Galaxy Reverb release date was December 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 768GB RAM, Snapdragon S2 processor, and 1700mAh battery.

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