1. abnikki's Avatar
    I use my phone a lot for taking pictures and a lot of them come out blurry. Any one have any tips on how to make the picture expirence better?
    03-01-2012 09:15 AM
  2. dontlookatme's Avatar
    Is your camera lens the dirty sometimes a dirty camera lens can be the problem.
    Is it focusing right? Try a different camera app. If the problem persists then it might just be the actual hardware not software problem.

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    03-01-2012 11:31 AM
  3. MA2GA28's Avatar
    I had a friend that got her first smartphone not long ago and loved it. Then, all of a sudden, she was complaining about blurry pics. I took one look at the phone, wiped the fingerprint off the lens, and all was well.

    However, it could also be that you're juttering a bit, especially if the blur is more noticeable in low light (you'll see it more than with daylight pics). Our phones don't have image stabilization for photos, only a digital stabilization for video.
    03-01-2012 07:02 PM
  4. tlacour's Avatar
    The Maxx is my 4th Android phone. Always taken lots of pics with my phones and am familiar with issues of dirty lenses. This phone's stock camera app is really bad with fuzzy pics. Something about the way the auto focus and the shutter lends itself to blurry pics. I switched to a third party camera app and now pics are fine.
    03-01-2012 08:09 PM
  5. jezreel's Avatar
    I'm going to have to do the same then for camera
    03-23-2012 01:14 AM
  6. XxRyuusukexX's Avatar
    what app did you end up getting, any suggestions?
    03-23-2012 11:09 AM
  7. tlacour's Avatar
    I'm using CameraMX right now.

    The stock app takes the pic the instant you press the capture button. For me the phone moves just a bit as I'm pushing, so my pics end up blurry.

    This app takes a couple seconds to auto focus after you press the button. That seems to make the difference for me. No more problem with blurry pics.
    Walter Morris likes this.
    03-23-2012 03:33 PM
  8. jezreel's Avatar
    I'm using camera 360 and I love it and it fixed my camera when I take pictures.
    03-31-2012 05:36 AM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    With the stock camera, it helps if you wait for the center focus to become a full square before taking the shot--it should beep when it becomes a full square, which means it's focused.

    CameraZoomFX is a pretty good 3rd party camera app, with a feature that won't take the shot until the camera is still enough.
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    03-31-2012 06:07 PM
  10. jezreel's Avatar
    I see what you're saying about waiting for it to become a square then shooting. I was probably not waiting long enough so I will try it. Thank you for your input.
    04-01-2012 01:10 AM
  11. Walter Morris's Avatar
    I'm using CameraMX right now.
    Thank you for the CameraMX tip. Despite the age of this thread, it was a great help to me, so maybe others will find it, too. MX replaced the default camera app in my first smartphone, a ZTE Blade Sharp (Z971) and its chronic problems with focus, light and color. Camera MX saved it from the bottom of the lake!

    I tried Open Camera, too. It improved focus and color, but all pix were dark, even when I adjusted the exposure. CameraMX results look natural. For other devices, Open Camera may be the way to go.
    02-01-2018 08:43 PM
  12. southsam7's Avatar
    If you have data saver (in settings) or Datally (one of Google's apps) active, it will definitely blur pictures esp in apps like Facebook etc. They send data thru their servers which saves your data but compresses so much that pics are unacceptably blurry
    05-21-2018 01:57 AM