GCam for Galaxy A50/A51/Tab S6 and more (PenguinGCam)

Search This thread
header.png


Click here to download latest version (33,0 MB)

Features:
- Shooting Photo and making Video
- HDR
- PhotoSphere (on One Ui 2.1 or older)
- Lens Blur/Portrait Mode
- Panorama (on One Ui 2.1 or older)
- Timer(3s or 10s)
- Custom brightness
- Custom white balance
- Video stablilization
- Dirty lens warning
- Volume key actions(Shutter, Zoom)
- Double-tap to Zoom
- Custom resolution (Photo and Video)
- AR Stuff(Add-on)

Supported devices:
- Most Samsung Devices running Android 8 or newer
- some others too (must run Android 8 or newer and support partial camera2api)

Bugs:
- Panorama and PhotoSphere dont work on One Ui 2.5 or newer
- HDR is buggy on some devices

Telegram Channel for latest news: Join
Telegram Support Group: Join

PenguinGCam featured online:

Changelog:
v8.0
- Implement FrontBack Camera switch icon from latest Google Camera
- Added Icons to Settings
- Revert to com.google.android.GoogleCamera package name
- Hide Video stabilization on unsupported devices
- Other smaller changes
 

Attachments

  • PenguinGCam_v4.1.apk
    32.6 MB · Views: 18,920
  • PenguinGCam_v5.1.apk
    32.6 MB · Views: 20,355
  • PenguinGCam v6.0.apk
    33 MB · Views: 22,548
  • PenguinGCam v7.0-hotfix1.apk
    32.8 MB · Views: 11,416
  • PenguinGCam v8.0.apk
    32.9 MB · Views: 36,631
Last edited:

Jeswinthayil

New member
Mar 23, 2020
2
0
this is the most basic camera app.... I don't know why you would rather use this than the normal camera... it doesn't even have HDR?
 

Arihan10

Member
Oct 25, 2020
5
0
Hi! The version on Dropbox doesn't support HDR I believe. Where exactly can I get version 2 (or whichever one supports HDR as it says in the changelog)? Thanks.
 

Arihan10

Member
Oct 25, 2020
5
0
How to turn on HDR?

Hi! The version on Dropbox doesn't support HDR I believe. Where exactly can I get version 2 (or whichever one supports HDR as it says in the changelog)? Thanks.

Nevermind, it is indeed actually version 2; however, there's no option to turn on HDR. How do I turn on the experimental HDR as you've mentioned in the changelog?
 
Nevermind, it is indeed actually version 2; however, there's no option to turn on HDR. How do I turn on the experimental HDR as you've mentioned in the changelog?

v2 was a rebase and I forgot add HDR
In v2.1 which I just released, HDR and HDR+ do work, just download updated apk and install.

And thanks for using PenguinGCam :)
 
  • Like
Reactions: jeebspawnshop

kuryjuan

New member
Oct 27, 2020
1
0
Hello, in the link the file appears to me as version 2.1. but 2.0 appears in the app. The file is wrongly uploaded there.
ps: thanks for the app it works perfect for me
 

Arihan10

Member
Oct 25, 2020
5
0
Version 2.0, not v2.1

v2 was a rebase and I forgot add HDR
In v2.1 which I just released, HDR and HDR+ do work, just download updated apk and install.

And thanks for using PenguinGCam :)

Huh, so now this is weird... while the .apk's file name says it's v2.1, upon installing and opening the app it's still the exact same as before and says it's still version 2 (so no HDR or anything). You may have accidentally confused the two files. See the screenshot attached here: https://i.imgur.com/4yDpwrm.jpg

P.S Thanks a lot for putting so much effort into the app btw!
 
Last edited:

Arihan10

Member
Oct 25, 2020
5
0
HDR problems?

Hi Guys,
im sorry but the v2.1 release didn't went well because I confused the files (thanks for telling me @Arihan10 and @kuryjuan)

Here is the link for v2.1: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bskyjlc4x5losl5/PenguinGCam_v2.1_A51.apk?dl=1

It seems HDR still isn't kicking in (HDR is turned on and so is HDR+ Control; same results without HDR+ Control and HDR). See the attached screenshots below:

Stock Camera (HDR example): https://i.imgur.com/sSmIWKq.jpg
PenguinGCam (HDR enabled, not working?): https://i.imgur.com/u1Z3boi.jpg

Is HDR not working or are there some other settings besides HDR+ Control in Advanced Options and HDR in PenguinGCam Settings that also need to be changed in order for HDR to work? Thanks a lot!
 
It seems HDR still isn't kicking in (HDR is turned on and so is HDR+ Control; same results without HDR+ Control and HDR). See the attached screenshots below:

Stock Camera (HDR example): https://i.imgur.com/sSmIWKq.jpg
PenguinGCam (HDR enabled, not working?): https://i.imgur.com/u1Z3boi.jpg

Is HDR not working or are there some other settings besides HDR+ Control in Advanced Options and HDR in PenguinGCam Settings that also need to be changed in order for HDR to work? Thanks a lot!


Im sorry that HDR isnt kicking in for you, the only thing I can do is changing some values
 
  • Like
Reactions: jeebspawnshop

achour7

Senior Member
Nov 4, 2016
138
21
Tizi Ouzou
l5H6kDA.jpg

Stuff that works:
- Taking Photos (front and back)
- Taking Video (front and back)
- HDR and HDR+ (only on v2.1 or newer)
- Panorama
- Photo Sphere
- Lens Blur
- Volume Key actions
- Double-tap to zoom
- Grid
- Timer
- Flash
Stuff that doesnt work:
- Slow Motion

Installaton Guide:

- Download the apk file
- Install the Apk
- Open GCam
- Enjoy GCam on your A51


Changelog:

v2.1
- Better image processing
- ReAdded HDR
- Added HDR+
- Overall improvements
- Some minor tweaks

v2.0
- Re-Based to GCam v5.1.018.177470874
- Added Double-tap to zoom
- Minor improvment
- Much faster
- Better image processing
- Removed HDR

v1.0
-Initial Release


Download:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/bskyjlc4x5losl5/PenguinGCam_v2.1_A51.apk?dl=1

Screenshots:
https://imgur.com/a/OYLaC9S

Information:
Latest Version: v2.1
Created 2020-09-20
Last Updated 2020-10-28

HI, I saw that A51 doesn't support full caméra2 api but you managed to get hdr+ working on this phone without root...
Could you please do something to the huawei p20 pro which suffer from this issue, please?
 
HI, I saw that A51 doesn't support full caméra2 api but you managed to get hdr+ working on this phone without root...
Could you please do something to the huawei p20 pro which suffer from this issue, please?

Im sorry, I do not have a huawei p20 to test or debug. And on A51 HDR + is extremly buggy(it sometimes uses HDR in a photo and sometimes not) and if you want HDR+ RAW( which will be part of 3.0) you will need root to enable full camera2api if that even works.

Maybe you will find something on the internet: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=gcam+huawei+p20+pro&ia=web
 
  • Like
Reactions: jeebspawnshop

zombieanidata

New member
May 24, 2018
1
0
New request

It would be awesome if it could be added google photos integration like in most gcam modifications.
 
It would be awesome if it could be added google photos integration like in most gcam modifications.

Hello zombieanidata,

full google photos integration will not be happening, but penguingcam already uses Google photos editor for photo editing. If you don't have google photos installed, editing photos within PenguinGCam is not possible
 
  • Like
Reactions: jeebspawnshop

Top Liked Posts