05-23-2012 02:08 PM
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  1. greydarrah's Avatar
    I tried it out and unless I'm doing something wrong, it's nowhere near as fast as the stock camera. It's much longer to take a picture and then there is a processing delay. Is anyone else experiencing the same thing?

    Chris
    If I remember correctly (and I could be wrong), it actually takes 3 images (one underexposed, one overexposed and on in the middle), then merges the 3 into a single image. So yeah, I would expect it to take longer. You would want to use this app not to take a fast shot, but to get a shot that is just right.
    01-23-2012 06:28 PM
  2. Cigar-Junkie's Avatar
    What pictures? I am here for the cigar porn ;-)

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    01-23-2012 09:03 PM
  3. TabGuy's Avatar
    I tried the free version and have these observations...

    - It does good work in dim light, albeit very grainy.
    - Like all HDR it's not useful for motion shots
    - There appears to be no zoom.
    - A nag screen after every shot. Really?
    01-23-2012 10:28 PM
  4. zero neck's Avatar
    respectfully, the pics appear to me like its just the contrast and saturation are pumped way up.
    01-23-2012 11:00 PM
  5. Poseign's Avatar
    I tried the free version and have these observations...

    - It does good work in dim light, albeit very grainy.
    - Like all HDR it's not useful for motion shots
    - There appears to be no zoom.
    - A nag screen after every shot. Really?
    The nag screen is only in the free version. The paid version is only 4 bucks and worth it if you like the way the images look.

    Yeah they can tend to be saturated, but in the paid version (might be in the free version too idk) You can adjust the amount of saturation in the pic from light, medium, and heavy (default is medium) This isnt an app for true shot lovers, just people who want a nice looking pic on facebook or whatnot.
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    01-24-2012 07:57 AM
  6. radsaq's Avatar
    With the default settings the images look a bit overcooked. Turning the local contrast down (but leaving microcontrast at normal) seems to result in more natural-looking images that still have a good amount of pop.
    greyhd likes this.
    01-24-2012 09:46 AM
  7. Vance14's Avatar
    In order to get rid of the oversaturation, you can also adjust the color-vividness to "pure".

    What I have found after a bunch of experimenting is that it does better than the stock camera in good light. The colors are better and the fine detail is much better. But, in low light situations, you might get more "sharpness", but it doesn't handle dark areas very well, they are very grainy and even blotchy in places. I prefer the smoother and more natural look of the stock camera in low light.
    01-24-2012 10:31 AM
  8. MikeNY's Avatar
    I have the app and use it as often as I can, just hard to get the kids to sit still since it takes 4-5 seconds to take the 3 shots it combines. It is a great app. It does add some serious vibrance to photos but there are plenty of settings (I have not used them yet) that looks like it will adjust that and not make the photos look so extreme (the colors).
    01-24-2012 02:24 PM
  9. orlanka's Avatar
    Two quick questions:

    Reading through market comments, it seems that people are having issues when they want to quickly access the pictures in their gallery or just after taking a picture. Are these valid complaints or does it take some time for the app to process the photos?

    I already have Vignette and while I know it is a great app for all the different filters you can apply, are there any filters which would compare to HDR Camera+?

    I know, it's only $4 but figured I would ask anyway.
    Great questions, you are obviously a gentleman and a scholar. To answer one of them, Vignette accomplishes this with an effect called Fake HDR so there's no need for you to go out and buy the HDR Camera+. In the future though, you may want to test this out, since you already have Vignette, before asking the question.

    Really loving that avatar too, looks a lot better than the one TabGuy is using.
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    01-24-2012 02:31 PM
  10. tx_tuff's Avatar
    A couple new ones from Friday, I did touch them up a little on SmugMug.



    01-30-2012 12:58 PM
  11. jerrod6's Avatar
    Anyone have trouble with the stock camera after using HDR Camera+? After I use HDR C+ my stock camera takes pictures but will not store them anywhere. I panicked at first but now see that after using HDR C+ if I want my stock camera to store pictures I have to go into the camera settings and select reset defaults.
    01-30-2012 02:55 PM
  12. tx_tuff's Avatar
    Anyone have trouble with the stock camera after using HDR Camera+? After I use HDR C+ my stock camera takes pictures but will not store them anywhere. I panicked at first but now see that after using HDR C+ if I want my stock camera to store pictures I have to go into the camera settings and select reset defaults.
    I have not had that problem at all, now sometimes when I take pics with HDR app the pics don't show up anywhere. Turn the phone off and back on and the pictures are there. I know also that HDR has been updated a couple times lately and it seems to be doing better.
    01-30-2012 02:59 PM
  13. yosteve's Avatar
    My pics show up in the camera folder but you have to swipe a hundred times to get to them because they're put at the very end.
    01-30-2012 03:35 PM
  14. xcalibur1011's Avatar
    I did not see a zoom function, is that in the paid version?
    01-30-2012 04:25 PM
  15. jerrod6's Avatar
    I made a separate folder to store pics taken with her camera+ and that took care of the name sorting that pushes the pics to the back of the folder.

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    01-30-2012 06:07 PM
  16. Bob61's Avatar
    Picture taken only moments apart, one with stock the other with HDR. The HDR is much more vibrant and crisp, especially if you view in original resolution (not as scaled by the upload manager).

    HDR Photo:


    Stock Camera Photo:
    02-03-2012 10:07 PM
  17. tx_tuff's Avatar
    I did not see a zoom function, is that in the paid version?
    It doesn't have a zoom that I know of.
    02-03-2012 10:16 PM
  18. bplewis24's Avatar
    This is my first time reading up on alternative camera apps, including HDR Camera +. Seeing the pics in the first post reminds me of people who prefer their HDTVs set to torch/vivid modes because of the edge enhancement, contrast boosting and oversaturated colors. For some of the pictures it definitely has a benefit, but most of those pics are pretty garish with the EE and unnatural colors.

    Brandon
    02-03-2012 10:47 PM
  19. tx_tuff's Avatar
    This is my first time reading up on alternative camera apps, including HDR Camera +. Seeing the pics in the first post reminds me of people who prefer their HDTVs set to torch/vivid modes because of the edge enhancement, contrast boosting and oversaturated colors. For some of the pictures it definitely has a benefit, but most of those pics are pretty garish with the EE and unnatural colors.

    Brandon
    You can change the settings to natural color. That way they are not over saturated but you still get a crisper picture.
    02-03-2012 10:58 PM
  20. yosteve's Avatar
    Taken with hdr and edited on native editor. With the sun pointing in, the regular camera pic was way too dark.

    02-03-2012 11:55 PM
  21. jsarino's Avatar
    I'm trying to decide between this app and Pro HDR Camera. Has anyone tried that one?

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    04-20-2012 11:31 AM
  22. CallerHoller's Avatar
    I'm trying to decide between this app and Pro HDR Camera. Has anyone tried that one?

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    I read the comments on those two app pages in the Market. I saw more "less positive" comments on the Pro HDR page. I think I remember mentions of slow fixes and updates with the Pro HDR.

    I chose HDR Camera+.
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    04-20-2012 12:47 PM
  23. loraque's Avatar
    I am pretty interested in making my pictures even better. I just read a little about HDR since that is new to me. Based on some of the comments here, I want to check my understanding.

    Post-processing cannot give everything that HDR gives, correct? We can do some of it, but without the 3 pics getting merged to one, there is less to work with non-HDR?

    I got three boys to take pictures of. Not sure slower picture taking will work out too well, but it might be a great option for stills.
    04-20-2012 02:26 PM
  24. CallerHoller's Avatar
    I got three boys to take pictures of. Not sure slower picture taking will work out too well, but it might be a great option for stills.
    Yeah, kids and pets are tough even with a real camera. I use Stock, Camera Zoom FX, and HDR Camera+ just to give me more options and tools.
    04-20-2012 02:58 PM
  25. bbudnick5001's Avatar
    Wow big difference in camera. Very impressed. I wish I had seen this thread sooner!
    04-20-2012 07:20 PM
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