I've spent the whole morning looking for and testing alternative Camera.apk for my phone
and I can say that this is the one that will get it's spot in the system/app folder
It is essentially the same camera as the CM11's one but with [imho] a much better user interface.
[I've never been a fan of the simili-pie control settings of Camera2.apk].
For others that could be tempted to test drive it, here are few more of my observations*:
*: [tested on a 4-5 days old CM11 nightly build]
- you can install the camera as either a stand-alone [unkonown sources checked] apk OR push it to: system/app [and set its permissions as other file in there] [and reboot];
- you can manually and independently set the front/rear camera resolutions to 16:9 ratio [cropped to 6MP for back] [which is exactly what I was after to begin with so
- you can hand-pick the scene modes that you frequently use.
Let's say: cloudy, portrait, backlight, actionmode, nightmode, etc.
Then you can directly swipe up/down on the cam screen to flick through/apply them.
No need to have to fight with the phone with muddy mountain bike gloves on some tiny little camera settings buttons and have to scroll through a 3 pages-long list of scene modes on a cloudy day....
..pretty awesome if you ask me!!
OK, phone's charging and has to cool down; testing the crap out of 4-5 installed cameras got the battery bloody hot...
Time to go decompile that beast and see what theming magic I can add to it ;-p
Thanks again for the find. :thumbsup:
Edit: it turns out that "cloudy" is not a scene mode but a white balance [set with one or two small button touch] but the rest remains true and you guys get the point I'm sure. Here are two screenshots to make up for the slight mistake. /A