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[APP][4.0+] Light Painting Helper - Make awesome colorful Ligth Paintings

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By KobiP, Senior Member on 5th January 2014, 10:35 AM
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Introduction:
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You have a Camera that is capable of long exposure times imaging and you want to make awesome Light Paintings? You don't want to buy special torches? Then download Light Painting Helper!

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- One Color or Color Gradient
- Predefined Colors and an easy to use Color Picker
- Five different Shapes in the Size you want
- Color Gradient time adjustable
- Backlight of screen can be set to max brightness - old value is restored at app exit
- Flip the Screen up to the sky or down to earth - the display is set to black
- If the screen is black you can choose if the color gradient continues or not
- If you have a LCD Device, you can disable the backlight when black is displayed for better Images. Not needed with OLED Devices.
- Vibrate at the end of a color gradient
- New Immersive Mode for Android 4.4 KitKat Devices
- Material Design, even with Android 4.x

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Reminder:
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This App does not create Light Paintings. You still need a camera that is capable of long exposure times

Limitations:
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Devices with Hardware Buttons: The Backlight Illumination of the Keys can not be disabled. Please use black Tape or similar.

Link to Google Play Store


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Light Painting Helper, App for the Android General

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KobiP

Version Information
Status: Beta
Current Beta Version: 0.7.2
Beta Release Date: 2016-04-10

Created 2014-01-05
Last Updated 2016-04-19
 
 
5th January 2014, 10:35 AM |#2  
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Changelog:

v0.7.2:
Bugfix
- App crashing after single color was displayed

Sideload Link: Google Drive


Older Versions:

v0.7.1:
Major overhaul of the App
- Material Design
- New Icon

v0.6.0:
New Features
- Refresh Rate and Number of Lines moved to Main Screen
- Vibration after color gradient finishes
Bug Fixes:
- RGB Color Gradient was actually a HSV
- Color Gradient Time was always 5s

v0.5.1:
Bug Fix:
- Removed crash at startup

v0.5.0:
New Features:
- Saves last run profile on app exit
- Added Opacity Bar at Color Mix Activity
- Reworked Code
- Improved Layout
- New Setting: Debug Mode - Enables LogCat output

v0.4.0:
New Features:
- Reworked Color Display Activity - Supports now the Immersive Mode of Android 4.4 KitKat
- Reworked Color Choose Activity - more rows, more colors
- Reduced Installation Size by half
Bug Fixes:
- Darker Black Setting was never evaluated
5th January 2014, 05:28 PM |#3  
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Hey,

I am proud to present my second app to a wider Audience! Since about two monts my App is now in the Play Store, but with my newest Version I dare to publish it here It would be absolutely amazing if you could test my App and tell me whats wrong and what else to implement. Even more amazing would be if you could post your created Light Paintings here! As it turned out I am a better Programmer than Photograph...

Cheers

KobiP
8th January 2014, 06:14 PM |#4  
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Hello Everyone,

I am happy to announce Version 0.5.0! Have Fun with it!
You can find it in the Play Store in a few hours, or you can sideload it now!

Cheers

KobiP
10th January 2014, 06:01 PM |#5  
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Hi!

I uploaded the BugFix Version 0.5.1. The APK I was installing with Eclipse worked fine, the APK that I exported and send to Play Store / Google Drive not. This should be solved now.

Cheers
12th January 2014, 09:15 PM |#6  
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Hello,

I am moving quickly towards the first Version that could be called "stable". This time I removed two Bugs: the first made the RGB color gradient to be executed as HSV. The second Bug was introduced in v0.5, it caused all color gradients to run for 5s, no matter what you applied.

I also Improved the UI: You can find now the Refresh Rate and Number of Lines on the Main Screen, not hidden in the Settings. Just press the new More Options Button. In the Settings you can find now a new Option that lets your Phone Vibrate when the color gradient is finished.

Cheers,

KobiP
10th April 2016, 07:23 PM |#7  
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Hello,

wow, more than two years later I have a new Version of the Light Painting Helper! This time it is a mayor rewrite of the App to get Material Design, Fractions, new Icon, ...
Much more of a maintenance release than new Features.

Tell me what you think!

Cheers
19th April 2016, 08:48 PM |#8  
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Hello,
another week, another update. This time just a small bugfix, when closing displaying a single color the app crashed.

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10th May 2016, 04:52 PM |#9  
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I've been using Light Painting Helper lately. Of all of the apps on the Play store, it's the only one that seems to work, so I thought I'd offer encouragement.

The use of the orientation sensor to 'pause' the pattern is really amazingly handy. My E-M5 Mk II has a "Live Time" mode so I can see the exposure take form on the iPad, while I use my Moto X to run your app. So, first I start your app, point the phone face-down, then I trigger the shutter, then I get in position to paint.

The 'lines' pattern tends to make for the most interesting texture.

I'd post a URL but I can't because anti-spam. :P
20th July 2016, 04:23 PM |#10  
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Hi. Just installed and know how to use it. Very helpfull app, I am wondering if you can add option for enter tekst that could be displayed as floating letters, like you observe it behind aperture. And moving phone will create hanging tekst when you capture it with camera with light painting option.
21st July 2016, 10:09 PM |#11  
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Hi. Just installed and know how to use it. Very helpfull app, I am wondering if you can add option for enter tekst that could be displayed as floating letters, like you observe it behind aperture. And moving phone will create hanging tekst when you capture it with camera with light painting option.

Hello, thank you for your input! I was actually also dreaming of such a functionality, I have currently just no free time to implement it, and I am not sure when this will change.

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give it to me

Sorry, what? You get it in Play Store and in the second post you find the APK to Sideload.
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