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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Karel Bata, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Karel Bata

    Karel Bata Active Member
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    Just got myself a HTC Desire. Wow!

    I notice that in the preloaded photos folder is this picture:

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    This is HDR isn't it? No way this is off a regular camera (not yet anyhows!). A couple of others in there look a bit like this.

    Is there some trick or app I've missed...?

    Cheers! :cool:
     

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  2. cevMkV

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    yup this is an HDR photo...

    most likely taken with a DSLR
     
  3. Karel Bata

    Karel Bata Active Member
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    Bit cheeky them implying that was taken with the Desire...

    Stilll I found a nice app called Camera 360 that does some neat tricks, like two levels of fake HDR (dunno how it manages it) and even a fake focus tilt!
    But hey if I wanted these effects for real, I should use a proper camera! :D

    Here's a regular pic (on a very overcast day):

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    and here's fake HDR courtesy of Camera 360

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    Look at those clouds. Not bad for a phone!

    p.s. I usually take much better pictures! :rolleyes:
     
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  4. cevMkV

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    wow that makes a huge difference. i am going to check out that app!
     
  5. Podivin

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    Karel, where are you finding the HDR mode in Camera 360? I'm not finding a setting for that. BTW, I have the paid version.

    Thanks
     
  6. UKseagull

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    Is that a scooter parked on the roof?
     
  7. Karel Bata

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    It's a bicycle.

    wow that makes a huge difference. And that's with a mediocre subject to start with!

    mh, upon opening the app you get 3 symbols top right. Click the leftmost and scroll down.

    It's currently 11pm here, but my phone says it's sunny! :thinking:
     
  8. Bilbo

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    Do you live near the north pole or Alaska, like the film insomnia? :D
     
  9. Podivin

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    When I do that I see; none, mono, negative, solarize, sepia, posterize and aqua. There's nothing there that *I* can translate into 'HDR', but it could be I just don't know what I'm looking for.
     
  10. Karel Bata

    Karel Bata Active Member
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    Try an update
     
  11. Podivin

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    I'd thought of that too - and that was the problem. The Market wasn't giving me any indication that there was an update available, but when I uninstalled and reinstalled I got a different version with the HDR (and many other) options.
    Thanks for your help.
     
  12. Karel Bata

    Karel Bata Active Member
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    Excellent.

    Post any interesting results here. :cool:
     
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    I might have to check out this app. There's no way a cell phone camera can shoot HDR, but hey, the fake definitely heightens the colors!
     
  14. RagingSamster

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    Bought it, will post picks later, but I'm impressed - $4.00 well spent it appears
     
  15. takeshi

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    How is this fake HDR? If you're exceeding the dynamic range of the sensor used by combining photos with different exposures then it's HDR by definition. DSLR's tend to be preferred for HDR since they start with a wider dynamic range but that doesn't mean that anything not using a DSLR is "fake".
     
  16. Karel Bata

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  18. RagingSamster

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    A state of Divine Grace
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    Heavy HDR setting -not too shabby! I got my monies worth!

    Here's with the light HDR

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  19. Karel Bata

    Karel Bata Active Member
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    Superb.

    cevMkV did you take the originals with a phone?
     
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    hah, i came in here to recommend camera 360, I see no need! nice work :p
     
  21. RagingSamster

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    One more, because Camera360 is just awesome - this is at the start of a morning run
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  22. Phantom_LS2

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    I will have to keep this app in mind when I get my X in 5 days!
     
  23. cevMkV

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    @Karel no these were originally taken with my DSLR these are low res web versions so they may not look that clear.

    @Dr. Evo - nice shot!
     
  24. OstrichSaK

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    That's pretty impressive for a simple cell phone camera app. Nice work. I love HDR but it's too much for a novice like me but I can select an option in an app and plan to try this out!
     
  25. Karel Bata

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    That's an incredible pic.

    I've put a few more examples of my own online here: Camera 360 HDR - Photobucket Groups

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    Pretty random stuff so far.

    What we now need is an app that can make HDR time-lapse! :D It's gotta be coming soon.
     

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