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  1. Nicholas Huizinga's Avatar
    Does everyone elses note 4 sharpen pictures as much as mine? Is there anyway to get it to not auto sharpen every picture?

    In good lighting pictures look stunning, but seriously, when taking pictures in lower light (both front and back cameras) my pictures look so over sharpened, that they look like they were taken with my old flip phone.....Selfies look terrible in mid to low light.

    Thoughts?
    11-04-2014 12:41 PM
  2. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Does everyone elses note 4 sharpen pictures as much as mine? Is there anyway to get it to not auto sharpen every picture?

    In good lighting pictures look stunning, but seriously, when taking pictures in lower light (both front and back cameras) my pictures look so over sharpened, that they look like they were taken with my old flip phone.....Selfies look terrible in mid to low light.

    Thoughts?
    No problem with mine. I have everything set to auto.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-04-2014 12:43 PM
  3. maximalife's Avatar
    Mines is fine...try using flash in the dark...and low light selfies...what kind of quality are you expecting?

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    11-04-2014 12:49 PM
  4. Nicholas Huizinga's Avatar
    Its not exactly quality that I am talking about. So both side cameras take great photos (always well lit, not blurry) BUT then its like the app processes the image, and applies this crazy sharpen filter which makes the photos look way over sharpened. Ill try get some pics and post here so you can see what I mean.
    11-04-2014 12:55 PM
  5. xxx420's Avatar
    I know what you're talking about. I'd like to find a way to turn it off as well.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-04-2014 02:34 PM
  6. M3Stang's Avatar
    Yeah it can be quite a bit annoying. My mustang in this picture is supposed to be yellow. Instead it looks orangey. It's supposed to look like the second picture. Why the picture is upside down, I do not know...

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    11-04-2014 02:57 PM
  7. LaTuFu's Avatar
    The top picture, other than being upside down, looks great to me. Good color and everything, and definitely looks yellow from this end. Did I miss a "/S" somewhere?

    OP, I gotta admit, you're the first person I've ever heard to complain that a phone camera's pictures were "too sharp."
    11-04-2014 03:02 PM
  8. Gator352's Avatar
    Turn off HDR. HDR makes pics POP like a firecracker on the 4th. Personally, I like HDR in some situations, like trees n stuff but not when taking pics of bright colors.

    Now this is a real mustang But I like yours too!

    Note 4 pictures too sharp!-1000b-4_3.jpg
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    11-04-2014 04:19 PM
  9. M3Stang's Avatar
    Lol the 03-04 cobras pioneered the newer gt500s being that they were the first supercharged SVT mustangs.

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    11-04-2014 06:39 PM
  10. Nicholas Huizinga's Avatar
    Now this is what I am talking about. Before you say that I need flash and stuff, this is seriously what all my low to mid light pictures look like. Ignore any blurriness, and stuff out of focus on the pic, because that is not what I am talking about. I am reffering to the actual sharpness of the picture being so high that it looks grainy instead.

    Note 4 pictures too sharp!-20141104_200059.jpg
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    11-04-2014 09:18 PM
  11. M3Stang's Avatar
    Now this is what I am talking about. Before you say that I need flash and stuff, this is seriously what all my low to mid light pictures look like. Ignore any blurriness, and stuff out of focus on the pic, because that is not what I am talking about. I am reffering to the actual sharpness of the picture being so high that it looks grainy instead.

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    I believe mine does that too. Nice PC BTW.
    11-05-2014 12:06 AM
  12. shanghaichica's Avatar
    Yeah it can be quite a bit annoying. My mustang in this picture is supposed to be yellow. Instead it looks orangey. It's supposed to look like the second picture. Why the picture is upside down, I do not know...

    Posted via the Android Central App
    It looks yellow to me but I am looking at it on my Nexus 7 2013. I'll have a look on my S5 which also has an amoled display and samsung's over saturated (amazing) colours.

    Edit: looking at it on my S5 now. It is definitely a different shade of yellow. However I think if you view your pictures on a different screen they will appear more natural (life like) . Samsung displays tend to over saturate things. That's why everything pops! However you can adjust the display mode in settings to something you prefer.

    Posted from my nexus 7 2013
    11-05-2014 03:14 AM
  13. Boboman86's Avatar
    Very nice terminator such a monster of a Mustang

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    11-05-2014 11:32 AM
  14. kaoene's Avatar
    Totally agree! I've been using the HDR and it really helps a lot
    Turn off HDR. HDR makes pics POP like a firecracker on the 4th. Personally, I like HDR in some situations, like trees n stuff but not when taking pics of bright colors.

    Now this is a real mustang But I like yours too!

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    11-06-2014 11:29 AM
  15. shebad89's Avatar
    I've noticed that as well my pics look very grainy thought it was me but on my note3 my selfie look way better I love taking pics but my note 4 has me a Lil upset 😢

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-08-2014 10:13 PM
  16. jayochs's Avatar
    idk if you guys know but the Samsung gallery app has different screen settings profiles than the rest of the ui. the sharpness goes up exponentially in gallery when looking at any pics. it's those mdni profiles or whatever. samsung always did that in their phones

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 using Tapatalk.
    11-09-2014 01:24 AM
  17. Kbabs7's Avatar
    YES! I know exactly what you mean! My Note 3 never had this issue. Anyone who is replying that you are complaining that your pics are too sharp, in a sarcastic way, must not know too much about even basic photography. It is exactly like taking a slightly fuzzy pic and applying a cheap sharpen filter... it just looks "fake". I wonder how our photos appear on other devices though. Could it be the jump in Megapixels, also. Hopefully they don't look like this on all devices! It's making me miss my Note 3. If there is anything that can be adjusted to fix the issue I would love to know asap.

    And in daylight outside mine are amazing as well. Someone asked what do you expect in low light? But, it isn't a "low light" issue when you are talking about issues indoors. Low lighting is dark surroundings, or outside at night. Of course it'd be crazy to have no grain whatsoever in low light, but it acts this way in regular lighting indoors. It's just not right.
    12-07-2014 11:39 PM
  18. Seremedy's Avatar
    Damn thats is one sexy cobra.

    Posted via Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    12-07-2014 11:52 PM
  19. LaTuFu's Avatar
    Now this is what I am talking about. Before you say that I need flash and stuff, this is seriously what all my low to mid light pictures look like. Ignore any blurriness, and stuff out of focus on the pic, because that is not what I am talking about. I am reffering to the actual sharpness of the picture being so high that it looks grainy instead.

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    The grain is not from sharpness. That picture is not too sharp.

    The grain is from the ISO setting the camera had to use to capture a low light image.

    Try experimenting with HDR settings on a couple of shots.

    Try editing the shot with Snapseed or something similar and see if you get closer to the results you want.
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    12-08-2014 05:44 AM
  20. monsieurms's Avatar
    The grain is not from sharpness. That picture is not too sharp.

    The grain is from the ISO setting the camera had to use to capture a low light image.

    Try experimenting with HDR settings on a couple of shots.

    Try editing the shot with Snapseed or something similar and see if you get closer to the results you want.
    Yeah, that was my impression, too. I find it a lot with low light shots as well.

    -->From what I understand most manufacturers in fact have their basic setting as "low end of sharpness" to avoid these problems. If you want to sharpen photos, pull it into Aviary or what not on ANdroid (or various programs on the desktop like IrfanView) and go for it. They leave that to the user.
    12-08-2014 06:44 AM
  21. Ryan Mcleod's Avatar
    Does everyone elses note 4 sharpen pictures as much as mine? Is there anyway to get it to not auto sharpen every picture?

    In good lighting pictures look stunning, but seriously, when taking pictures in lower light (both front and back cameras) my pictures look so over sharpened, that they look like they were taken with my old flip phone.....Selfies look terrible in mid to low light.

    Thoughts?
    if you don't mind me asking what's your display settings on, i have adaptive on prob ur best for mobile experience when taking pictures I found when on any others seem to look very grainy/digital looking at first I was like sending it back and thought what have I changed swapped back boom pictures look good again day and night but some big camcamera to shame
    12-16-2014 11:58 AM
  22. brvzr's Avatar
    Does everyone elses note 4 sharpen pictures as much as mine? Is there anyway to get it to not auto sharpen every picture?

    In good lighting pictures look stunning, but seriously, when taking pictures in lower light (both front and back cameras) my pictures look so over sharpened, that they look like they were taken with my old flip phone.....Selfies look terrible in mid to low light.

    Thoughts?
    I totally noticed this as well and at first it want really an issue but in constant use I realized the whole sharpening effects were horrid. At least in some situations. Now I post constantly on social media and I've noticed a huge difference in quality when I use the built in camera feature on the free app VSCOCAM. no, this isn't spam lol but I've seriously found the solution. Take photos with the app and then with the stock camera app and you'll see such a huge difference. It smooths everything out but leaves just the perfect amount of detail, even in low light! try it and let me know if that helps. Idk if anyone has suggested it but yeah! Works like a charm
    05-03-2015 10:32 PM
  23. qbngator's Avatar
    ISO increases to let more light in when taking "dark" shots.
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    05-04-2015 05:26 AM
  24. Racinghart91's Avatar
    why do you have different alloy's on the pictures
    05-04-2015 06:42 AM
  25. natehoy's Avatar
    ISO increases to let more light in when taking "dark" shots.
    That's a fantastic summary chart of the compromises necessary to take photos at lower light.


    You can built in a larger aperature (bigger lens, more expensive, heavier), slow down the shutter (blurry, hard to take photos at all), and/or jack up the ISO (more noise). A DSLR or something with a larger lens will naturally win any low-light contest as they can have a ginormous aperature and collect tons of light (and no one really cares too much about depth of field in *MOST* low-light situations.
    05-04-2015 10:00 AM
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