(Portrait/night sight) Google Camera Port Fully Working!

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jeffreyvh

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Hey Guys!

After trying many Google Camera ports and playing with the settings I found 1 which is pretty stable, so far everything seems to work (if not please respond and I'll update the OP).

How to install and apply my settings :

Download the app from here (Not my port, credits to the original Dev) :

Better version, quality improves but slower with starting the camera. Faster processing!

Old version, slow at processing. But starts much faster (2sec difference)

Download my config.xml (New config from 10 March) :

config for the new version (11March)

Config for the old version (10March)

After downloading both files do this :

1. Install the GCam port (like a normal apk, no root or anything is needed)
2. Copy the config.xml to /Internal Storage/GCam/Configs (if this folders don't exist, you should create them yourself)
3. Open GCam and allow the permissions
4. Double tap somewhere in the down (next to the shutter button
5. Now a menu should popup asking you for a config
6. Press restore
7. Enjoy your GCam!

Share your pictures in this thread :)

When I'll have time I'll add pictures (comparing stock with GCam)
 
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jeffreyvh

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Comparison Stock VS. GCam (With my config)

Night Sight (without flash on both) :

STOCK:
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GCAM :
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jeffreyvh

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Great, thanks a lot.
Did a quick test. All seems ok, also front cam is working.
Good job.
I'm glad I helped :)

If you can PM me some pictures (Stock vs. GCam), I'd wanna include some in the OP to show people that the quality really improves.

In my eyes :

GCam gives richer colors and less noise (especially in low light situations)

Thanks already!
 

jeffreyvh

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Here's a example of how Night sight works with GCam vs Stock Moto camera.

Stock got the watermark in the left down corner
GCam doesn't have any watermark

Both were without flash

Pretty impressive!
 

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Andolss

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Is there any way I can control the shutter speed in gcam? I shoot a lot of sports and I would love if I get sharp photos with moving objects.
 
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drdekzar

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Gcam portret mod

Sent from my moto g(7) plus using Tapatalk
 

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jeffreyvh

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i have a moto g7. any chance you have a config file for it?

You can try it with mine for the G7 Plus, I can't create one for the G7 because I do not have this particular phone. The only downside could be that taking a picture is a bit slower due to the Snapdragon 632 (G7P got the 636). But in general it should be working.

Let me know if it works, if so I'll add this to the OP ^^

Thanks!
 

Lupask

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Some example photos

I have tested this mod on my new 7+ and have to say the results are very good. I tested just the Night Sight and a few photospheres as the stock moto cam is probably best for everyday use in everything else - fast and easy to handle, great picture quality. However in some situations there is not such a big improvement at night with the mod - it really depends on the ambient lights and their uniformness in the scene.

Lets see:
Round one https://photos.app.goo.gl/qnfYeXaD4fgGagNTA, https://photos.app.goo.gl/wxNK9MAqQ1ShPSXL8 (taken with phone on solid support )
Round two https://photos.app.goo.gl/2pxSHSteaE64sHoNA, https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ygc4ZsDDcNNCZEeXA (taken with phone on solid support )
Round three https://photos.app.goo.gl/ATs2x7UnAyrsJot99 (just handheld; no stock image in this case)
Round four https://photos.app.goo.gl/x9yCfcdoKbWo78Sc8, https://photos.app.goo.gl/9pzQGJa4DXgLs3hp8 (handheld)
Round five https://photos.app.goo.gl/Kif1YWhRt6bCACG99, https://photos.app.goo.gl/HL4LKe9c9yQddZk3A (taken with phone on solid support)
(first is always stock automatic, second is gcam with settings from the xml file)

I have also noticed that the camera name in google photos viewer is different for both camera apps which is very good because it allows to distinguish

And yes, the photospheres struggle with straight lines (which is to be expected, as the distortions in handheld shooting angles are substantial). Otherwise they are of better or worse quality, depends on how one looks at them - a few examples:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/PEDWhbpbWpio33G98, https://photos.app.goo.gl/ACmzBHdkgkTHXAD48, https://photos.app.goo.gl/EFhJq4zvSuCqcHji8
Regarding the photospheres I wouldn't mind if they were of higher quality even if the shooting and processing takes more time (maybe some setting?) and the file will be larger. The processing happens in the backgroud anyway.

I really appreciathe the work that was done here! :good::good:
 

jeffreyvh

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I have tested this mod on my new 7+ and have to say the results are very good. I tested just the Night Sight and a few photospheres as the stock moto cam is probably best for everyday use in everything else - fast and easy to handle, great picture quality. However in some situations there is not such a big improvement at night with the mod - it really depends on the ambient lights and their uniformness in the scene.

Lets see:
Round one https://photos.app.goo.gl/qnfYeXaD4fgGagNTA, https://photos.app.goo.gl/wxNK9MAqQ1ShPSXL8 (taken with phone on solid support )
Round two https://photos.app.goo.gl/2pxSHSteaE64sHoNA, https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ygc4ZsDDcNNCZEeXA (taken with phone on solid support )
Round three https://photos.app.goo.gl/ATs2x7UnAyrsJot99 (just handheld; no stock image in this case)
Round four https://photos.app.goo.gl/x9yCfcdoKbWo78Sc8, https://photos.app.goo.gl/9pzQGJa4DXgLs3hp8 (handheld)
Round five https://photos.app.goo.gl/Kif1YWhRt6bCACG99, https://photos.app.goo.gl/HL4LKe9c9yQddZk3A (taken with phone on solid support)
(first is always stock automatic, second is gcam with settings from the xml file)

I have also noticed that the camera name in google photos viewer is different for both camera apps which is very good because it allows to distinguish

And yes, the photospheres struggle with straight lines (which is to be expected, as the distortions in handheld shooting angles are substantial). Otherwise they are of better or worse quality, depends on how one looks at them - a few examples:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/PEDWhbpbWpio33G98, https://photos.app.goo.gl/ACmzBHdkgkTHXAD48, https://photos.app.goo.gl/EFhJq4zvSuCqcHji8
Regarding the photospheres I wouldn't mind if they were of higher quality even if the shooting and processing takes more time (maybe some setting?) and the file will be larger. The processing happens in the backgroud anyway.

I really appreciathe the work that was done here! :good::good:
Processing takes long because our processor will do the job, and we got a SD 6xx SoC so it will take a bit longer then a 8xx SoC. But like you told, it will work in the background ;)

I tweaked the settings to get the maximum quality without having to wait like 10 seconds when taking the pictures. I can make it process faster, but this will be a lose of the quality, it is personal preference :D

If you want me to make a config like that I'd be more then happy to do so ^^
 

Lupask

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I tweaked the settings to get the maximum quality without having to wait like 10 seconds when taking the pictures. I can make it process faster, but this will be a lose of the quality, it is personal preference :D

So, if you managed to extract maximum that is possible (at whatever computational cost) than I'm happy with it :) Personally I don't mind waiting those 10 seconds, it's not everyday that one shoots photospheres and even so you don't usually need 20 of them in one minute.
Maybe if the mod creator added some setting so the user can decide by himself if they prefer speed or quality and they dont need to load up a configf file each time
 

jeffreyvh

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So, if you managed to extract maximum that is possible (at whatever computational cost) than I'm happy with it :) Personally I don't mind waiting those 10 seconds, it's not everyday that one shoots photospheres and even so you don't usually need 20 of them in one minute.
Maybe if the mod creator added some setting so the user can decide by himself if they prefer speed or quality and they dont need to load up a configf file each time

First of all, I am not the creator of this port. I clearly stated this in the OP, I just made these configs and shared the download links. If you load the config once your set up and don't have to load it anymore, unless you play with the settings and want to revert it like before.

Short :

Install apk, set config and you're all set. Next time you'll open the camera config is already loaded.
 

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