Google Camera ported app on OP5T

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As some of you know the Google Camera app with HDR On is great to shot low light pictures. However OP5 users as myself aren’t as lucky when using the modded Google Camera app as as users from other devices.
With OP5 we have bugs that seem to be applicable only to our case: touch to focus not working along HDR & dots pattern issue visible when you zoom in certain pictures shot with the modded camera.

Therefore I would like to ask for a favor to the first OP5T owners:
  1. Download and install this modded camera app (I pick this version because it’s simple without tons of settings)
  2. Test if touch to focus work when HDR is enabled and if the picture is saved (do not confuse touch to focus with touch to change main point of exposure)
  3. Shot some pictures with low light
  4. Feedback in this thread :)
 

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If someone want to try one of the last versions of the app, then you can download it from here (shout out to Kisakuku).

The last modded version as per today 21st November is "MGC_5.1.016_7.0+C2API_v.1.3a_AllinOne.apk", but as I said the new new versions contain lot of settings that make it really time consuming to find the appropriate ones for each device.

That’s why in the OP I posted just the last version of Google Camera app with the minimum edits needed to get the HDR feature working on any Android 7.1.1 / Snapdragon 835 phones.
 
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Yeah I dl "MGC_5.1.016_7.0+C2API_v.1.3a_AllinOne.apk"
No working focus touch
The picture is saved
They both seem pretty bad but I'm not an expert.
Are those 2 pictures that you uploaded shot with HDR On? Which settings are you using?
In OP5 depending on the combination of settings used in the app touch to focus can work or not work, but usually it’s hit and miss so it can stop working randomly.

Do you notice small dots when you zoom in on the pictures shot with GoogleCam and HDR On?

I just would like to know if OP5T has the same bugs with the ported GoogleCam has the same bugs that we have on OP5.
 

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To make it more clear on which version and settings to use:

Please test this most recent version: https://drive.google.com/open?id=149yvCKyk2F75z_snuSjbivKF5PiWtkT9

with these settings from the screenshots: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=74417844&postcount=1215

In "Advanced" settings, enable HDR+ control right at the top!

Afterwards restart the camera app (completely swipe it away from recent apps), restart it and set the HDR+ toggle to "HDR+ Enhanced".


It is also important to get some shots in daylight, as the OP5 had issues with a constantly visible dot pattern in light areas.
Also please do not upload the shots directly through the forum, as they get downsampled and compressed. Use an imagehoster like abload.de for example, or even Google Photos.

Of course it is even better to additionally post a similar shot you took with the stock camera app, so we get a better picture of how this mod works on the OP5T.

Thanks for testing!
 
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As some of you know the Google Camera app with HDR On is great to shot low light pictures. However OP5 users as myself aren’t as lucky when using the modded Google Camera app as as users from other devices.
With OP5 we have bugs that seem to be applicable only to our case: touch to focus not working along HDR & dots pattern issue visible when you zoom in certain pictures shot with the modded camera.

Therefore I would like to ask for a favor to the first OP5T owners:
Download and install this modded camera app (I pick this version because it’s simple without tons of settings)
Test if touch to focus work when HDR is enabled and if the picture is saved (do not confuse touch to focus with touch to change main point of exposure)
Shot some pictures with low light
Feedback in this thread :)
Just got op5t
as u already in action here
 

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Posting a couple of pics taken from the 5T using the default camera app vs the latest GCMod app with the recommended settings. Just a single light source in the room. I'll try in the daylight tomorrow
Stock App:

GCMod 5:
 
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Posting a couple of pics taken from the 5T using the default camera app vs the latest GCMod app with the recommended settings. Just a single light source in the room. I'll try in the daylight tomorrow
Stock App:

GCMod 5:
Seems gcam's got a tendency towards a cooler white balance..same thing happens on the Essential phone. Which would you say best matches reality, color-wise?
 
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I don't know about color but the OP is suffering from pretty major loss in detail. There's a couple of spots of light creeping through that's clearly visible in the GCam but not so much in the OP. The OP is also suffering from a lot of graininess... the top left corner next to the suitcase is a good example.
 

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Posting a couple of pics taken from the 5T using the default camera app vs the latest GCMod app with the recommended settings. Just a single light source in the room. I'll try in the daylight tomorrow
Stock App:

GCMod 5:
Kinda weird that the stock cam looks better. Need more samples if you mind! :)
 

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@randumbore:
Did you follow AcmE85 instructions from post #5 in this thread?
Does touch to focus work?

thx for helping,
greetz,
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Yes, all settings are as mentioned in #5. I don't believe Touch to Focus is working, all it's doing is changing point of exposure (although I've never used TTF before so I could very well be wrong). Also the post-processing is incredibly quick with HDR+ Enhanced enabled. Coming from a Nexus 6p where it used to take ages, I can't tell if the OPT5T is just that fast or the HDR+ is just not working on the GCam app.
 

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Yes, all settings are as mentioned in #5. I don't believe Touch to Focus is working, all it's doing is changing point of exposure (although I've never used TTF before so I could very well be wrong). Also the post-processing is incredibly quick with HDR+ Enhanced enabled. Coming from a Nexus 6p where it used to take ages, I can't tell if the OPT5T is just that fast or the HDR+ is just not working on the GCam app.
You could set the processing to medium or super high to see if it makes a difference in speed.
Should take much longer on the highest setting.
 

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I've never used TTF before
How else do you focus if not by touching exactly where you want the camera to focus?!?

---------- Post added at 09:04 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:52 PM ----------

One more question, I found a thread from MickyFoley, maybe you could try this out for him (and me and I suppose lots of others)!

quote MickyFoley:
Dear owners of an OnePlus 5T and maybe 5 too,

please grant me an answer to a really important question: Is the Camera2-API bug fixed for the OP5T or is it still valid and OnePlus didn't do anything against it?
Please do following:
Download Open Camera > Go to settings > Scroll down > Switch on Camera2-API > Cover the rear camera with your hand > Read the values at the very top of your screen:

• If ISO 799 and 1/16,7 is still here: Nothing was fixed. Please leave a reply.
• If values differ from those values (ISO 799 1/16,7) OnePlus finally fixed the Camera2 API. Please also leave a reply.

Thanks in advance.

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How else do you focus if not by touching exactly where you want the camera to focus?!?

---------- Post added at 09:04 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:52 PM ----------

One more question, I found a thread from MickyFoley, maybe you could try this out for him (and me and I suppose lots of others)!

quote MickyFoley:
Dear owners of an OnePlus 5T and maybe 5 too,

please grant me an answer to a really important question: Is the Camera2-API bug fixed for the OP5T or is it still valid and OnePlus didn't do anything against it?
Please do following:
Download Open Camera > Go to settings > Scroll down > Switch on Camera2-API > Cover the rear camera with your hand > Read the values at the very top of your screen:

• If ISO 799 and 1/16,7 is still here: Nothing was fixed. Please leave a reply.
• If values differ from those values (ISO 799 1/16,7) OnePlus finally fixed the Camera2 API. Please also leave a reply.

Thanks in advance.

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Glad I could help.
ISO 9600 and 1/16,7s
 

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randumbore

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How else do you focus if not by touching exactly where you want the camera to focus?!?

---------- Post added at 09:04 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:52 PM ----------

One more question, I found a thread from MickyFoley, maybe you could try this out for him (and me and I suppose lots of others)!

quote MickyFoley:
Dear owners of an OnePlus 5T and maybe 5 too,

please grant me an answer to a really important question: Is the Camera2-API bug fixed for the OP5T or is it still valid and OnePlus didn't do anything against it?
Please do following:
Download Open Camera > Go to settings > Scroll down > Switch on Camera2-API > Cover the rear camera with your hand > Read the values at the very top of your screen:

• If ISO 799 and 1/16,7 is still here: Nothing was fixed. Please leave a reply.
• If values differ from those values (ISO 799 1/16,7) OnePlus finally fixed the Camera2 API. Please also leave a reply.

Thanks in advance.

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Here you go
 

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