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Robdyx

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Hey guys, I'm trying the Wichaya v2.7.3, fresh install and it works properly. I set the corresponding .xml and everything working like a charm. then I close the app and next time I try to open it the image is black (like it's not retrieving the feed from the camera, still can see the interface) and the app FCs after 2-3 seconds. Nothing restored functionality, deleting storage or even uninstalling and reinstalling the app. Do you have any idea about what's going on?
 

Lazo00

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Hi people, I tried a lot of GCams (Arnova, Wichaya, Nikita, MGC, UltraCVM) on my OP 7 pro and the RAW files produced by almost all of them can't be opened on Lightroom, Photoshop and others apps, both on Android and PC. The RAW files generated by UltraCVM and the stock camera app do work well. I tried to remove the cameracalibration sections from Exif as I saw in another post but it didn't work. Is anyone else facing the same issue? Does it means that it is something related with the GCam ports or my phone? I believe it's something in the ports as UltraCVM generate good files, but I'm complete new to the GCam world, and I would like to use one of the ports that allow Aux Lenses, UltraCvm doesn't allow it yet.
Thx in advance for the help!
 

slgooding

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Here is my feedback... Maybe will help someone. Wish there was more feedback about different versions and configs from other OP7PRO users.
After 6 months or so, I decided to try the recent builds. I tried about 10 different apks and about 20 xml config files. Tested mostly against the latest stock OP camera (V 3.10.25). I'm not after the truest color reproduction or best of the best skin tones. I was looking for setup that works most of the time regardless of the subject and light and looks "better" than stock camera. I don't tweak configs much myself, because it takes too much time too compare the differences trying to find the optimal. I really appreciate the work others are doing in that regard. I only use HDR+ (not enhanced), because enhanced photo processing takes too much time and I miss the shots. Burial version with his config I liked the best because I see the most amount of details and overall image looks good. In his config for telephoto lens I had to turn off Sabre, otherwise cam crashed after taking picture with the telephoto lens. So my current choice is:

Cam: GCam_7.3 Burial_release_beta_8.apk
Config: burial8_v2_op7pro-aryan.xml (modified)
Phone: OP 7 Pro, rooted, with magisk to enable AUX cameras.

Files can be found on www.celsoazevedo.com

Compared to stock: More details (not too much NC), not too much contrast, better nightsight, faster shutter speeds (less blur), can choose video bitrate for smaller video files. Definitely a winner in my eyes. In some very contrast situations HDR on stock camera might look slightly better, but more often gcam still wins (again in my eyes). In very low light conditions stock camera goes to much lower shutter speeds (almost like nightscape) compared to gcam (that instead only tells you to turn on the nighsight), so stock can look much better if you don't turn on the nightsight mode on gcam.

New versions come out every couple of weeks, so this info might be useful only for a short period of time.

I tried your recommendation and this is first GCam that I am happy with on my OP7pro. For example, Portraits in low light blow away stock. Sharper, less blur. The extra functions (photo sphere, time lapse, etc don't work, but I don't use those). Thanks again for posting this!
 
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maor23

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how can i use the other cameras?
the modules that was recommended here i cant find at magisk
 

Redfoot0

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Hi, interested in getting a 7Pro since prices are coming down
Really want the wide/ultra wide lense capabilities.

It's rooting required to get this working with magisk module?

I just did exactly that, no root/magisk module required. Don't expect it to be amazing but it's definitely improved over stock. For me, I might need to screw around with the settings more to brighten up low light photos esp of people but level of detail in the photos is great
 

sunrise77

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When I switch to the front camera, GCam crashes.

I already tried different APKs, clearing app data...
The front camera works in other apps (stock LineageOS camera and OpenCamera).
The other back cameras (wide/tele) work too in GCam, just not the front camera.

Any ideas?
 

Nhoxtwi

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Here is my feedback... Maybe will help someone. Wish there was more feedback about different versions and configs from other OP7PRO users.
After 6 months or so, I decided to try the recent builds. I tried about 10 different apks and about 20 xml config files. Tested mostly against the latest stock OP camera (V 3.10.25). I'm not after the truest color reproduction or best of the best skin tones. I was looking for setup that works most of the time regardless of the subject and light and looks "better" than stock camera. I don't tweak configs much myself, because it takes too much time too compare the differences trying to find the optimal. I really appreciate the work others are doing in that regard. I only use HDR+ (not enhanced), because enhanced photo processing takes too much time and I miss the shots. Burial version with his config I liked the best because I see the most amount of details and overall image looks good. In his config for telephoto lens I had to turn off Sabre, otherwise cam crashed after taking picture with the telephoto lens. So my current choice is:

Cam: GCam_7.3 Burial_release_beta_8.apk
Config: burial8_v2_op7pro-aryan.xml (modified)
Phone: OP 7 Pro, rooted, with magisk to enable AUX cameras.

Files can be found on www.celsoazevedo.com

Compared to stock: More details (not too much NC), not too much contrast, better nightsight, faster shutter speeds (less blur), can choose video bitrate for smaller video files. Definitely a winner in my eyes. In some very contrast situations HDR on stock camera might look slightly better, but more often gcam still wins (again in my eyes). In very low light conditions stock camera goes to much lower shutter speeds (almost like nightscape) compared to gcam (that instead only tells you to turn on the nighsight), so stock can look much better if you don't turn on the nightsight mode on gcam.

New versions come out every couple of weeks, so this info might be useful only for a short period of time.
Hi Droff, I tried your gcam version and modified xml, unfortunately, cam crashed when switch to other lens, I'm using oneplus 7 pro without root
 

iAnhur

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Couldn't find much about this but for some reason using double tap power button while the phone is unlocked launches the front camera by default. When it's locked, it opens the back one as expected but for some reason not otherwise. I saw a setting that says it opens the front camera by default but that's disabled. I'm running a OnePlus 7 pro, lineage os 18.1, Gcam: GCam_7.3.018_Urnyx05-v2.1_Wichaya_V3.1.1_snapcam.apk. I'm not sure if this is just a lineage os 18.1 quirk or not.
 

Animesh6096

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Can anyone help me with a perfect gcam for OnePlus 7 pro 5g (sprint). I couldn't find one that gives me better human face photos. It always gives me over sharpened human face that looks horrible. Face retouching also not working in any Gcam. Please help.
 

Aditya.Sharma

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How to change the default prefix PIX to IMG? PIX prefix messes up with my older photo's chronological order. Anyone help?
 

strifej

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What is the best camera for the OP 7 Pro? Original or some mod?
Not sure what's best, but I just put on gcam for first time today and both burial beta 8 and wichaya from the last 2-3 pages work.

burial only works with main cam (didn't try any magisk stuff), but wichaya works with both.

Both of them are way better for front face camera. a lot more detail.

In darker environments, both are better than stock too. I have both + stock cam on and will just choose based on what I need.

*Edit* Tried to get aux working with burial by using the magisk aux module from here https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/p/gcam-oneplus-7-t-pro/ but it still crashes when changing aux cams
 
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What is the best camera for the OP 7 Pro? Original or some mod?
GCam by Wichaya

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[GUIDE] GCam (Wichaya) OnePlus 7 Pro
 
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What version of gkam can you recommend with bright colors and good work?
On my OnePlus 7 pro is 10 oxygen and root
 

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    Hello everyone, I am creating this thread to provide the stable and beta builds of gcam, to avoid confusion and to keep the forums clean.

    Thank you @S4turno(Celso) for hosting, mirroring, translating and sharing all a to z Gcam..

    Special Thanks to @Arnova8G2 for all his support and hardwork !!!!

    FAQ GOOGLE CAM-

    I CAN'T INSTALL X VERSION, WHY?
    Make sure you uninstall every other GCam Port on your phone. You can't have two 6.1 gcam versions installed.

    HOW DO YOU SWITCH BETWEEN CAMERAS?
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/127r0_UNKMNY5MN5OrWYZISEleK8cZj4x/view?usp=drivesdk

    HOW DO YOU USE NIGHTSIGHT WITH THE DIFFERENT LENS?
    Select the lens in main mode, switch to Night Mode, then double tap the Camera Switch Button.

    WHY THE FRONT CAMERA IS 4MP AND BACK CAMERA 12MP ?
    Selfie camera uses pixel binning, same as for the main sensor. Since camera2api implementation only delivers a 4MP raw stream (16MP/4 = 4MP because of pixel binning)
    GCam can only work with what raw stream the API delivers.
    Same goes for back cam.

    WHICH GCAM IS THE BEST ?
    There is no best gcam. There are stable and beta builds which work fine for daily usage, but not the best. There may be some crashes here and there.

    WHICH XML IS THE BEST ?
    The xmls provided in the folder whose link is given below are the best at the moment.

    HOW TO USE XML ?
    A link to Celso Azevedo site is given below which clearly explains how to import and export xmls.
    Mod Edit: Link removed

    WHY COLOURS ARE DULL ??
    Sometimes the settings may not be applied by the xmls, and in 6.2 gcam, you need to manually set saturation levels.
    Also changing awb can help.
    Use the xml.
    Use the settings from the given screenshots for 6.2 gcam.

    WHY CAMERA CRASHES ?
    Changes in libs may cause crashes, in such a case clear app data.

    WHY AUX CAMERAS ARE NOT WORKING ?
    You need ROOTED DEVICE for now to use aux cameras.

    METHODS TO USE AUX CAMERAS- There are 2 methods:-
    1) Setting selinux to permissive by-
    1a) Using nfs injector magisk module or renovate ice magisk rom.
    1b) Using custom kernels like Kirisakura or Smurf
    2) Installing gcam as a system app-
    2a(Install any of the 6.1 gcam app as a standard user app by installing the apk as you would normally.
    2b)Open the camera app and enable the usual set of permissions (local storage, camera, etc.)
    3)Use the magisk module given below

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/19lwuT8koKQG3dod9nW2xzVHxWGQR-K3W/view?usp=drivesdk
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    Gcam V3.0beta.190716.1800

    ChangeLog for GCam 6.3.017 Test :
    - Fix to make it work
    - This version is a first test

    Does not work on many devices

    GDrive link:
    Gcam_6.3.017_Test_V3.0beta.190716.1800.apk

    Xda link:
    Gcam_6.3.017_Test_V3.0beta.190716.1800.apk

    S4turno Web link:
    Gcam_6.3.017_Test_V3.0beta.190716.1800.apk
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    The link below will provide the Gcams working-!!
    THERE ARE 1) XCAM BETA 11
    2) GCAM 6.2 WITH XML SUPPORT
    3) GCAM 7 BETA
    IN THE FOLDERS WHICH THE LINK BELOW PROVIDES !!
    https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1-FAjRY4S5PIBnL2vsf0Fm-pVw3QwOi2s


    Another link for xmls-
    https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/f/oneplus-7-pro/

    *These are the stable gcam, everything works perfectly except slow motion, stable for daily usage, also they support auxiliary cameras.

    If you want to use aux cameras in
    night sight and video mode, use xcam.



    TO USE XML ON 6.2, LOAD XML TWICE!!

    A quick guide on how to use xmls. -

    https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/f/settings09/
    Thanks to @S4turno

    Urnyx 6.2 (No XML SUPPORT)(STABLE)-
    https://f.celsoazevedo.com/file/cfiles/gcm1/GCam-6.2.030_Arnova8G2_Urnyx05-v2.4.apk


    Urnyx 7.2 (No XML Support)(STABLE)-

    https://f.celsoazevedo.com/file/cfiles/gcm1/GCam_7.2.010_Urnyx05-v1.3.apk

    Star Cam based on Gcam 7 (STABLE)-

    https://f.celsoazevedo.com/file/cfiles/gcm1/GCam_7.0.009_StarCam_v1.apk

    *For gcam 6.2-
    Firstly, after installing apk, go to settings, go to about and enable "Enable Advanced Mode"
    *For 6.2 Urnyx gcam-
    It is a simplistic mod, not much to edit.
    Guide:
    - How to use manual controls?
    - First of all, you must use HDR+ Enhanced. Then, enable the options in settings to show the sliders (only the 1st time). When you are in viewfinder to take a photo, click on "Pro" button to join the pro mode, where you can see all the sliders. Now, you can set any values you want. At the end, tap on the screen to apply changes (otherwise it won't work)


    NOTE-
    1) Only this version of 6.2 supports xmls-
    https://f.celsoazevedo.com/file/cfiles/gcm1/Gcam_6.2.030_Advanced_V2.2.2beta2.190907.0540.apk
    2) Slow motion doesn't work for now.
    3) Lens distortion in wide lens.


    How to have multiple gcams installed-
    https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/how-to-duplicate-clone-apps/
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    Alright, so I took a couple of pictures with a bunch of different cams.
    The pictures are labeled as PixelOG for my Pixel 1, OP7PCam for the stock camera on the OnePlus7.
    And then the GcamX pictures use the following preset files. Note I didn't use every preset every single time. Check the filename:

    1 - OP7_Arnova_Beta_Xlib2_Fizwiz_4.1_ggg.xml
    2 - SG ARG 1.1 (vivid) .xml
    3 - Arnova_Pure_by_Nameless.xml
    4 - [Xtreme] [Xcam 6 Beta 6] Vivid 190710.xml
    5 - Default_OP7-7PRO.xml
    6 - SamVivid.xml

    All of the original pictures are here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=12-d_wbTNOf3WDIE6H4SIsGz_miOyllM3
    The XMLs are here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1D5Pb54cz-EfEvNTfMpKkWb0zs0Qyn6BL


    My feedback/opinion:

    Photo1: Just a few household items to see color reproduction/detail. For all pictures, I tapped on the blue mug to focus and then took the shot. No other adjustments. I would say differences in white balance between the pics is a combination of the xmls, cameras, and just a slightly different WB each time you tap.
    - OnePlus 7 stock camera is definitely more cool than stock Pixel 1. I prefer the Pixel 'warmth'. The OP7 stock camera is also a little bit softer, maybe.
    - Gcam1: At a glance it looks nice. But a bit oversaturated. The mug is not that blue at all. It's a much duller color.
    - GCam2/3/4: These all look so similar. If the focus is off on one of them it's just the shot, not the XML.
    - Gcam5/6: The saturation is just nuts. Gcam5 is a little better, but that mug is duller in real life. Nope.

    Photo2: Second picture is outdoors, to see detail and HDR. Not only is it cloudy, it won't even stay cloudy. So the lighting outside is changing every minute. I might have to do this one again later.
    - Pixel OG showing it's age here. The OP7 stock pictures are actually decent. Again the wide angle is softer and it's also a bit saturated, but looks good.
    - For Gcam, same results. Gcam1 is trying too hard, Gcam 5/6 are ridiculous. All three of them take multiple shots every time, which I don't want anyways if I'm just shooting normally.
    - Gcam2/3/4 very similar. The XMLs don't saturate as much, also it might have been just more drab during those shots.

    Photo3: Testing out the night vision in the third picture:
    - The Pixel 1 obviously can't keep up, but it gets everything but the blurryness right. Doesn't have that kind of OIS/EIS that the OP7 does.
    - The OP7 stock app sucks here. Not accurate, and very noisy!

    Photo4: Testing out zoom. This is more confirmation than anything else:
    - Getting to use the OP7 zoom lens for that "10x" zoom is nice with the stock cam. It's a little washed out though. And I took a few shots here, that was the best one. I'm not rooted btw, so I don't have the other cams to use in Gcam yet.

    Photo5: Testing out how well the cams/XMLs do with detail:
    - Some interesting results here! The OP7 stock app handles the leaves on that green shrub/bush a lot better. The zoom is better of course, but even the main lens does better than Gcam. But, the stock app also overexposes slightly.
    - The XMLs are all the same here as before.


    So there you have it. First off, the OnePlus 7 Pro stock app... Honestly it does get it right and is better occasionally. Gets more detail sometimes (need to retest this) and sometimes it gets the white balance right too. But no focus tracking, night vision is worse, and there's a significant delay between hitting the button and it taking a picture.

    As for the XMLs, definitely avoid the last two which are ridiculously oversaturated and slow because they take a million exposures every time. The first one is nice for a vivid touch, but it also takes multiple exposures FYI.
    2/3/4 are very similar. Right now I'm using 2 - SG ARG 1.1 (vivid) .xml.

    I'd like to do some more testing later when it's more sunny as well. Want to see the HDR performance and further test the detail that the Gcam app does not seem to be picking up at times.
    Also I just realized that I didn't have upload at original quality checked the whole time. But the pictures are extremely close in filesize, and spot checking a few of them, they look the same. Especially the last few detail shots on the shrub.
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    Here is the Gcam 7, With XML SUPPORT-
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/19lGWieUvtAfwW2uyBShFwfLgLm6Ams0i/view?usp=drivesdk
    Changelog for the app-
    -Based on Arnova Gcam 7 (Thanks to Arnova)
    -Added saturation settings.
    -Added custom libraries.
    (Thanks to Parrot)
    -Added exposure compensation.
    -Added remove Portrait Zoom option.
    -Added Hdr+ enhanced option for Portrait Mode.

    **Works on both Pie And Q !!


    Here is the xml-
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/19luKQZRhISk5NUGfq7ZI6v0GkQ7TYeQO/view?usp=drivesdk

    To use XML in GCAM7, create a folder as "GCam" and then, create a new folder in "GCam" as "Configs7", and place the gcam 7 compatible xml..