Selective Focus Mode

duketreo

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I've been messing around with Selective Focus Mode while taking pictures. It gives very interesting results but I've had two issues:

1) I understand that taking pictures under this mode fails often and the camera can only take a normal picture (usually close focus). However, often times I am able to get the near and far zoom parts of the picture but the pan zoom option in the gallery won't light up and is not functional. Is this normal? If so, is it because it just can't stitch together the two focal points in a decent manner?

2) I downloaded a Selective Focus Picture in order to upload to the picture thread on these boards. However, when I click on it, the near zoom is all I see. Do I have to individually save each zoom in the gallery to view elsewhere. Androidcentral would just hang when I tried to download the original file.
 

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I've been messing around with Selective Focus Mode while taking pictures. It gives very interesting results but I've had two issues:

1) I understand that taking pictures under this mode fails often and the camera can only take a normal picture (usually close focus). However, often times I am able to get the near and far zoom parts of the picture but the pan zoom option in the gallery won't light up and is not functional. Is this normal? If so, is it because it just can't stitch together the two focal points in a decent manner?

2) I downloaded a Selective Focus Picture in order to upload to the picture thread on these boards. However, when I click on it, the near zoom is all I see. Do I have to individually save each zoom in the gallery to view elsewhere. Androidcentral would just hang when I tried to download the original file.

Did you ever figure this out?
 

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I use it, it's pretty good!, but have some of the same issues you have. It just doesn't always work. I think because 1. The object around the main object is too close for the camera to differentiate. 2. If I move while it's processing, it loses the focus.
Mostly it works 1 out of 4.
As for your second question, I'm just not sure how to save the far focus rather than the near. But, here's a couple that turned out great! Sorry the one with our cat is sideways, it's not that way in the gallery
 

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I figured I'd try one more time. Opened one of my pictures in Microsoft Paint and re-saved it as a JPEG. It's now 1/7 the file size:
 

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RedBarchetta

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How do you get the picture to post without it being sideways like mine? I'm posting from my phone. Does it need to be from a desktop/laptop?
 

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I managed to use it, albeit with the occasional error.

Cannot change image orientation. Why is it sideways?
 

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I have an S7 and I was able to use it. However the selective focus icon ends up remaining in the finished picture which is kind of totally unusable.
 

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