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    Default Camera bug "Switch to HDR to capture better images" spam message

    I have my camera set to "Single shot" mode. Every time I open up the camera application, the informative message box "Switch to HDR to capture better images" keeps popping up for a split second, hides, then pops up again. If I switch to HDR it stops. Has anyone run into this problem? Or if you haven't. Does anyone know a fix that might work? I'm open for all ideas!!!

    Also, is there a way to turn off those informative messages?
    Last edited by zackh123; 11-13-2012 at 07:49 AM.
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    Default Re: Camera bug "Switch to HDR to capture better images" spam message

    It's not just you. I am wondering about this as well. I wish there was a setting that would leave the setting on HDR.
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    Default Re: Camera bug "Switch to HDR to capture better images" spam message

    So it's not just me. Have you tried a different camera app? This is my second phone and this did not happen on my first.

    Anyone else have any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zackh123 View Post
    So it's not just me. Have you tried a different camera app? This is my second phone and this did not happen on my first.
    I did, but do not remember which app it was. However, the day after installing it, I started experiencing reboots. I'm staying away from 3rd party camera apps. I hope Jelly Bean fixes the camera issues.
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    That is quite annoying. The problem with 3rd party cam apps though is I haven't found one that lets me turn off the shutter sound (without rooting).
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    I'm on the JB leak and dont see the message anymore. So maybe JB does get rid of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jroc View Post
    I'm on the JB leak and dont see the message anymore. So maybe JB does get rid of it.
    So you did have the problem of the message popping up non stop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zackh123 View Post
    So you did have the problem of the message popping up non stop?
    I had the HDR pop up too but I haven't seen it for maybe a week or so. I haven't changed any settings either.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD
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    Quote Originally Posted by blakke39 View Post
    I had the HDR pop up too but I haven't seen it for maybe a week or so. I haven't changed any settings either.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR HD

    The scenario I'm describing is a popup that appears for a second, very glitchy, and then goes away. Then it happens again a few seconds later. This is my 2nd Maxx HD and on the first one, the popup did what it was supposed to do. On the phone I have now, it's just really glitchy and won't stop popping up.
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    Default Re: Camera bug "Switch to HDR to capture better images" spam message

    I think the camera app overall is not good. No way to set picture size other than wide screen or regular (6 or 8mp). The HDR thing is indeed annoying. Shutter takes FOREVER compared to my GNex. Annoying HDR popup. Give me a way to leave it at HDR then.
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    Default Re: Camera bug "Switch to HDR to capture better images" spam message

    What does HDR do when taking pictures?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zackh123 View Post
    So you did have the problem of the message popping up non stop?
    Yea I did. Thing is.....I dont even know if it stopped with JB or its because I did a factory reset, data wipe before installing the JB leak...or it might have went away on I was on while on ICS....lol I really dont know.

    Quote Originally Posted by kmf View Post
    What does HDR do when taking pictures?
    Its supposed to make pics sharper, better. But in reality....I dont think the HDR software is that good. Most pics I seen, it makes it blurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jroc View Post
    Yea I did. Thing is.....I dont even know if it stopped with JB or its because I did a factory reset, data wipe before installing the JB leak...or it might have went away on I was on while on ICS....lol I really dont know.
    So your suggesting a reset it Jellybean doesn't fix it yeah?
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    Default Re: Camera bug "Switch to HDR to capture better images" spam message

    Quote Originally Posted by Snareman View Post
    I think the camera app overall is not good. No way to set picture size other than wide screen or regular (6 or 8mp). The HDR thing is indeed annoying. Shutter takes FOREVER compared to my GNex. Annoying HDR popup. Give me a way to leave it at HDR then.
    Yeah, but the GNex camera was horrendous. I'll wait a couple tenths of a second. I returned a GNex because of the camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatwhat View Post
    Yeah, but the GNex camera was horrendous. I'll wait a couple tenths of a second. I returned a GNex because of the camera.
    You mean picture qualitywise or something else?
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    Default Re: Camera bug "Switch to HDR to capture better images" spam message

    Yes I mean picture quality. What else could I mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatwhat View Post
    Yes I mean picture quality. What else could I mean?
    I dunno. Just wanted to make sure. I would take the gnex camera and its app over the razr cam and its app. Neither seems to be great in low light. I'd take the much better app over the slightly better camera. YMMV though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bottlerocket View Post
    That is quite annoying. The problem with 3rd party cam apps though is I haven't found one that lets me turn off the shutter sound (without rooting).
    I turned the shutter sound off without rooting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hancered View Post
    I turned the shutter sound off without rooting.
    On the stock camera app you mean? Yea, that's easy enough. Although again on the gnex app, I like the idea that you can turn it down or up with the volume rocker. On this one with the sound off I never quite know when it took the picture.
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    Default Re: Camera bug "Switch to HDR to capture better images" spam message

    I'm having this problem sometimes to. Today at one point the HDR thing popped up, and I tried to switch it to HDR, but the message kept popping up and taking me out of the menu before I could press the HDR button.
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    Default Re: Camera bug "Switch to HDR to capture better images" spam message

    UPDATE
    Just upgraded to Jelly Bean and this bug was not fixed.

    Off topic question. If I factory reset, what will happen to my photos? If they will get deleted, how can I back them up? I feel like a factory reset will be the only solution to this annoying problem.
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    Default Re: Camera bug "Switch to HDR to capture better images" spam message

    Move your photos to an sd card, and take the sd card out before you wipe.

    I'm curious though as to why you think a wipe will change a normal, albeit annoying, feature of the device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatwhat View Post
    I'm curious though as to why you think a wipe will change a normal, albeit annoying, feature of the device.
    If you read the whole thread, the bug that I have is not normal. The "Switch to HDR" notification sporadically pops up in a laggy/glitchy nature.
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    Factory reset after updating to JB fixed this problem for me.

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