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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Chuck1906, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Chuck1906

    Chuck1906 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I am sitting here looking at some pictures I took with my Droid then uploaded them to Facebook and Twitter and they don't look good at all. Its like the colors are all faded looking. I have shot some nice looking pictures with my phone before but for some reason here lately they look horrible! Anybody else notice this with their phone when your uploading to a website? I do have photoshop mobile so maybe I should try and edit them first before I upload a picture next time.

  2. BenDroid

    BenDroid Well-Known Member

    I don't know...my pictures actually look really good. Now I have only uploaded them to Facebook but they do look pretty good. I do not use photoshop mobile either. Now, there was a time when Facebook was screwing up pictures and it didn't matter what you uploaded them from.
  3. ladybadger2007

    ladybadger2007 Well-Known Member

    I have the same problem with my camera, and it is worse when you zoom. Mine look crappy on the phone itself thoo. Not all the pics just some. They almost look pixalated sometimes.
  4. watersrules

    watersrules Well-Known Member

    now this was advice I read elsewhere, so don't shoot the messenger, but some people cleaned the camera lens area, and the photo quality improved... probably not the greatest advice, but it may help
  5. Soultics

    Soultics Well-Known Member

    I've had my Droid since Day 1 and my camera has ALWAYS sucked.
  6. smpage

    smpage Member

    Best phone camera I've ever used.
  7. Are you new to phone cameras?

    I had an LG enV before my Droid which took amazing pictures for a cell and then I got my Droid and was sorely disappointed in the picture taking quality. That is when I really learned that more megapixles doesn't mean better picture quality.
  8. cwcheese

    cwcheese Member

    Very true, it has to do with the optics. Bad lens leads to subpar pics. I use Droid camera for quick 'n dirty snapshots. For good pictures I use a DSLR.
  9. smpage

    smpage Member

    Crazy! My camera takes amazing pictures. Even zoomed in all the way! I'll have to post a pic when I get home from work.
  10. Mr. Yuck

    Mr. Yuck Newbie

    Been pretty happy with the camera on my Droid. Here are a couple examples...


  11. Do you not notice the complete lack of color saturation in those photos?
  12. Mr. Yuck

    Mr. Yuck Newbie

    Did you notice it's a phone?
    Not like I'm shooting wedding photos. For a phone it takes pretty darn good pics.

    You are one picky dude if the quality I displayed is not good enough......for a phone.:rolleyes:

    Here's a couple more for posterity's sake.

  13. muab

    muab Android Enthusiast

    Just got a replacement phone a week ago and hadn't checked the camera yet so I thought I would give it a try.
    Shooting a picture using the gold button actually caused the phone to crash.

    That was a first.

    My original Droid shot much worse pictures than my iPhone.

    I just took another picture after the phone restarted and it worked fine.

    Not sure about the picture quality yet really.
  14. Like I said in my earlier posts, the Droid camera is one of the worst ones I have used in recent years.

    I don't expect DSLR quality, but I do expect them to keep up with the like of an LG enV.
  15. SinfulDragon

    SinfulDragon Android Enthusiast

    my vision must be bad, I'm not seeing an issue here.
  16. gwlaw99

    gwlaw99 Android Expert

    You might want to try the photoshop app. Adding a tad more contrast and saturation will help the photos pop more if they look washed out.
  17. Mr. Yuck

    Mr. Yuck Newbie

    All I can say is that LG phone must have had a camera on par with a Nikon D50 or something similar.
  18. Nope, but it took pictures with vibrant colors. The detail was about the same.
  19. supersaki

    supersaki Android Enthusiast

    It does have a very nice camera for a phone. That said, I don't think it's that much better than the droid's. The only complaint I have with the droid is low light pictures. In daylight, I think it's pictures are more than adequate.
  20. Mr. Yuck

    Mr. Yuck Newbie

    Throw some pics up there 0verdose. Surely you must have sent some pics to Facebook or have some online somewhere. I'm not trying to be an ass....I really want to see some pics from the LG.
  21. muab

    muab Android Enthusiast

    Both of my daughters had the LG Envy and their pictures did not seem noticeably better than my pictures on my Droid. The pictures displayed above seem entirely adequate for any phone in my opinion. I want clarity on a cell phone picture generally speaking...and most cell phones have crappy clarity with very, very soft images.
    You can warm up images in Photshop but it is hard to make clarity when it just isn't there in the original image.
    For me at least if I can look at a picture shot on a cell phone and not realize it was shot on a cell phone then I feel pretty happy.
    My Ex has the Nikon DSLR but I have a Cannon IS2 and shoot a fair picture usually.

  22. Unfortunately I don't. I had that phone before I was doing the FB thing and I never got a cable to pull things directly off the phone.

    supersaki, who somewhat backed up my claim, my have one and have some photos he can post.
  23. MahoVader

    MahoVader Member

    Oversaturated colors are typical in low end cameras and phones. They assume the run of the mill consumer wants to see things more vibrant than they are in real life. Pro DSLRs do NOT oversaturate (not even prosumer cams do that). If you just want more vibrant colors, it is very simple to add saturation by post processing. It's not as easy to desaturate if some of the colors are blown out. Mr. Yuck's first examples are really not too shabby for a phone...

    Lots of information here from two of the best digital camera review sites:

    Digital Cameras: Digital Photography Review, News, Reviews, Forums, FAQ

    Digital Cameras, Digital Camera Reviews - The Imaging Resource!
  24. I don't think anyone has been talking about over saturated colors. My point is about the difference between under-saturated vs. what one would normally expect. The photos posted here have all been under-saturated.
  25. eclsnowman

    eclsnowman Newbie

    The Droid has an ok daylight camera. But try taking a picture in medium to low light. I can tell you that comparing the Evo's camera to the Droid's under medium to low light is unbelievable. I was at a wedding recently and my friends Evo took truely great pictures of the "First Dance". My Droid on the other hand took a whole lot of grayed out blur.

    It's all about size (lense size that is). No lense wiping or software will ever fix the fact that they undersized the optics.

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