Best app to improve picture quality?

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  1. AndroidNinja

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    Any apps on the market or tips to improve picture quality?

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    i heard HDR Camera+ but i haven't tried it for myself
     
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    I really love the stock camera. What problems are you having?
    Camera 360 is pretty good since you're looking for a good photography app.
     
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    I can get good pics about 50% of the time. I try to hold real still and tap screen to focus. I'm just hoping there is an app that works better than the built in one.

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    I've been using camera ZOOM EX and it makes a big difference. The main thing is that it focuses before taking the picture rather than using the "continuous" autofocus. It also has a stability test mode, which won't fire the shutter until the camera has been stable for a given period of time. How stable you have to hold it and how long is user controlable (low/med/high sensitivity and .5/1/2 sec). Using the stability shooting mode I get significantly better photos than I do with the default camera app, even when I manually pre-focus and try to hold it stable it's just not as good.

    Here's a sample photo with that app:
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    Mind you this was on a very windy day where I had trouble holding the camera stable enough for the stability mode to even let me take a photo.

    This is the best photo I've taken with the camera so far, and it was with the default app, however it was also not horribly windy at the time.
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    Edit: I also just noticed I had the JPEG quality set to only 85% on the photo I took with the zoom ex camera app, which made it half the size of the default camera's photos. You can set it up to 100% which I have now done and I'll try to get a better quality photo to post tomorrow.
     
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    But if you use anything but stock I assume the speed of the instant shot is lost correct?
     
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    Wow Zoom EX looks good. Is there shutter lag with that app?
     
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    I bought zoom fx when I had the Bionic since I prefer to take pictures in under 7 seconds.

    But now I actually prefer stock and auto zoom.

    I just tried out camera zoom fx on the Nexus and it's faster than the Bionic but still way slower than stock. Picture quality about the same.
     
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    same picture quality isn't worth sacrificing shutter lag to me. You mind posting some pics of comparing the two? Problem I find with the other comparison is that they're two different pics and one of them has the sun almost directly shining into it.

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    I dont have a comparison between stock but here's zoom FX picture with a happy woods filter

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    Here are some pictures I took yesterday with the stock camera... I have no problems with this camera at all. :biggrin:
     
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    I agree I have no issues with the Camera at all. It's fantastic.
     
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