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Lightbulb [APP][4.0+] Open Camera and A Better Camera, open source camera apps



Almalence, Inc., the maker of a number of camera apps for Android, including HDR Camera+, has just released Open Camera, an open source camera app with an extendable commercial version (A Better Camera).

Our intention is to make A Better Camera a top-ranked app and allow third-party developers add their plugins (free or paid), getting instant exposure to millions of users.

We welcome all of you to test that fresh application, provide your comments and, of course, join the project as developers!

Availability:
  • Open Camera is available at Github: Get from GitHub
  • Available on Google Play: A Better Camera, the version with Almalence’s proprietary plugins (free with some features in trial mode): Get from Play

The idea:
  • Provide as much shooting modes, features and options as possible, potentially replacing all other camera apps
  • Plug-in system, allowing developers to easily implement new modes without having to develop the whole camera functionality from scratch
  • Make it possible to use the code in commercial applications and in conjunction with code and libraries under different licenses (Open Camera is under MPL 1.1)
  • Allow third party developers to add their paid plugins to the commercial version distributed by Almalence

The Synergy:
  • Almalence works on making A Better Camera the top app on Google Play
  • The developers can add their plugins to A Better Camera, getting instant exposure to millions of the users of ABC, instead of publishing a new app which goes to the bottom of apps list.

Features available at the moment in A Better Camera:
  • HDR (functionality is the same as in HDR Camera+ app)
  • Panorama
  • Unwanted objects removal: remove objects from the photo with a tap
  • Night mode: capture sharp and noise-free photos in any illumination
  • Group portrait: make everyone smile, fuse faces from series of photos into one
  • Video recording
  • Pre-shot: capture what happened before you tap the button
  • Sequence shot: capture the evolution of the dynamic scene
  • Burst shooting and exposure bracketing
  • Self-timer
+ full access to all Camera controls, settings and functions



The processing libraries used for HDR, Panorama, Night mode, Group portrait stitching, objects removal and sequence shot are available under developer license (can be used for development, but not for distribution)

All interested developers and users are welcome to discussion!
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Great camera! Thanks for sharing it. I've made this the default camera app on my S4. I've compared the basic camera control features to many others including stock AOSP, FV-5, Lenovo Super Camera (ignoring gimmicky features such fancy effects, filters, stickers, i heart u from apps like Camera Zoom FX, Cymera, etc). This camera app comes out on top.

Wishes:
- Faster load. It's good now, but can be better.
- Manual ISO settings (on Galaxy S4, it doesn't show though other camera apps can show it)
- Live/actual shutter speed and aperture (I know aperture is fixed, but for the thinking photographer, it helps to see the numbers)
- Exposure Bracketing setting: +-1, +- 0.5, etc
- Timer setting: 1 sec (for movement reduction after tapping the screen), 3 sec, 10 sec, etc
- Timer setting: disable/enable flash warning
- Flash compensation (useful for fill-in, not that the onboard flash can do much)
- Swipe to gallery (a bonus, not a must)
- Faster load. Did I say faster load?

(I think all those wishes are still sticking to basic features)

But even without the wish list, this camera app rocks. Hopefully it would make the XDA front page one of these days (already tipped them).
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yes a great camera APP! Now one of my camera app on HTC ONE.

I use Camera360, Lenovo Super Camera, Focal, Camera FV-5, HDR+ ....


my Wish:

please make a widget, so that you can start the camera applikation with settings !!!

-> example: on click on HDR Widget or one click on Normal Widget ...
i dont know why i need always to go in the camera app, make my settings and then i can make my photo.
it would be nice to save the settings to a widget
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Thank you for the feedback

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please make a widget, so that you can start the camera applikation with settings !!!
This feature is in the nearest plans
 
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Cool tasker support

wishlist:

when you done it a solution with settings - you have new possibilities:
I use utter - a personal voice assistent ( a very good one) this software has support for tasker ( automatic solution) :

so it would be a nice solution to have tasker support

i say: "make a normal photo" -> the phone make a normal photo
i say: "make hdr photo" -> it makes a hdr photo ...
i say: "make video" -> it makes a video

it was the first solution like this
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Better camera

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apk please?
 
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apk please?
APK attached (recent version)

New in this version:
- Exposure lock, White balance lock, Focus lock added
- HDR fixes (gray lines/images problem on some devices - big thanks to Krzy Pal)
- video mode improved
- launch speed-up
- support of different devices
- object removal/groupshot/sequence improvements
- stability fixes
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This app has an awful lot of promise. Nicely done! One problem I am having is after selecting video mode, it doesn't want to let me return back to single shot mode.
Of lesser importance, I also wish there were a way to switch to video faster and think the main app icon could be improved. Look forward to future development. Thanks!

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One problem I am having is after selecting video mode, it doesn't want to let me return back to single shot mode.
Thanks, we know about this bug. It should be fixed in the next version.

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