Best settings for Google Camera ported (by Arnova8G2)

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PlagueCz

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Jul 5, 2017
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Hi guys,

first, I'd like to thank to @Arnova8G2 for his development and porting of Google camera. Due to his effort, many of our phones take much better photos than with stock camera. If you don't know what the app is, please visit this thread: https://forum.xda-developers.com/mi-5/themes/app-collection-camera-modded-t3591177

His app has many different settings and I wonder what are the best setting available. If we can find the best settings, we all can take better photos!
I made a small form which I please you to fill (takes aprox. one minute): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1...ntry.560585008=95%+(default)&entry.1874216323

Thank you everyone!

So please fill:
  • Device you own (I know this is Mi5 section, but still, GCam is used by many others)
  • Which ROM you run and version of it (Lineage 15.1, 14.1 etc.)
  • Settings you use
  • Sample photos (at day, at night, portrait mode, video ...)
  • Results
Or just share it down here.


RESULTS:
Table with results and sample photos: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_6hH8hQEBsahIVSFJSe5ymMIvFXNZA_nzL2hXrB-zvc/edit?usp=sharing
Visualized: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1...jdQPYhlSNHJVovuNhmqzZX-BD6rmEYw/viewanalytics
Sample photos on G-Drive: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B...FicE1HSTN2eS1MSW9TV0ZIOGZ2ak41RWk0TzU0RUpvc1E
 
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Iniku82

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Feb 5, 2017
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Hey ! Nice initiative.

I'm running on Mi5 with Google PixelMod mod by Arnova8G2 5.1.018-v1 . Settings :
-Model : Nexus 6P
-Config : Nexus 6P
-Option HDR+ On
-HDR+ Parameters : super high
-ZSL On
 

ckarv

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Dec 7, 2012
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This is a great idea, let's set up a spreadsheet where people can input their settings, so we can easily get an overview of what's in use?

Which fields to you think are most important? (don't want to over complicate things)
 

PlagueCz

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Jul 5, 2017
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Brno
This is a great idea, let's set up a spreadsheet where people can input their settings, so we can easily get an overview of what's in use?

Which fields to you think are most important? (don't want to over complicate things)

Well, probably device, ROM and versionof it, version of app and settings: Config camera HDR+, Model, HDR+ parameters, Advanced. Plus some sample photos.

IDK what else?

And I don't know how to set up spreadsheet on XDA ... :D
 

ckarv

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Dec 7, 2012
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Well, probably device, ROM and versionof it, version of app and settings: Config camera HDR+, Model, HDR+ parameters, Advanced. Plus some sample photos.

IDK what else?

And I don't know how to set up spreadsheet on XDA ... :D

For sample photos we should only take on comparison photos (same user, motif, different settings) if possible. Would be easier to spot the differences. On the spreadsheet, we should also classify the most used settings as separate, named groups, to minimize clutter and find the best setup.
 

pi4a7a

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-Mi5 (gemini)
-LineageOS 14.1
-Both Nexus 6P; Super High; Quality 100%;
Just a quick comparison of my keyboard, only light from my monitor.
MIUI Camera (auto) vs GCam 1.7beta
 

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Antire

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Hey mates, I'm on viper (nougat) with gcam v5. Is there any fix to the front camera's upside down problem? Do i need to downgrade the version or even maybe use another cam app for selfie? Cheers
 

st3ff4n0

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Aug 30, 2011
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Hey mates, I'm on viper (nougat) with gcam v5. Is there any fix to the front camera's upside down problem? Do i need to downgrade the version or even maybe use another cam app for selfie? Cheers

Yes it is!
Go and edit this file: /system/etc/camera/msm8996_camera.xml
You can use ES_File Explorer built in Note editor.

Look for:
<Position>FRONT</Position>
<MountAngle>360</MountAngle>
and change the "360" for "270". There's 2 times on this file.

It will be:
<Position>FRONT</Position>
<MountAngle>270</MountAngle>

Now save and reboot the phone.

TESTED on MI 5 MIUI 9 GLOBAL Beta 8.2.1
 
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vaisakmct

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GoogleCamera-Pixel2Mod-Arnova8G2-V5
just install the new apk no need to set manually
https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/f/GoogleCamera-Pixel2Mod-Arnova8G2-V5.apk

---------- Post added at 10:26 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:26 PM ----------

Yes it is!
Go and edit this file: /system/etc/camera/msm8996_camera.xml
You can use ES_File Explorer built in Note editor.

Look for:
<Position>FRONT</Position>
<MountAngle>360</MountAngle>
and change the "360" for "270". There's 2 times on this file.

It will be:
<Position>FRONT</Position>
<MountAngle>270</MountAngle>

Now save and reboot the phone.

TESTED on MI 5 MIUI 9 GLOBAL Beta 8.2.1
no need to edit in new gcam version
 

moo113

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Aug 27, 2008
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Was attempting to match some of the results in this thread, but by changing GCam versions I've lost my front camera HDR in LOS 14.1

Any recommendations for me? Configured for Nexus 6 Auto/Nexus 6P/High/95% JPEG. Tried the following:
Arnova's 5.1.018_v1.5 - Previously functional, but now no front camera HDR+ and front cam portrait is upside down.
Arnova's 5.1.018_v1.6 - Same as 1.5
Arnova's 5.1.018_v1.7 - Not a fan of manual focus, same issue

Am I missing something? Always clearing data for version install, and stopping/starting app for each setting change.

Solved: GoogleCamera-Pixel2Mod-Arnova8G2-V6 on LOS 14.1 has all my HDR+, all portrait, and no more upside-down photos. Other than the directories created for each photo; I can't figure out how to disable that.
 
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