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Surfeur-des-Reves

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Great to see a new release ☺️ 💪
I switched to Evo X and now I don't know the folder structure.. where do I need to put the XML?😆
Well, first, thanks for the support :)

Concerning your question, whenever you don't know or don't remember in which folder the xml should be put, simply create a new xml (simply save your settings through the 'Save your current settings to an XML') with the GCam app, and it will automatically creat the appropriate folder for you. Then, you can simply cut/paste my custom xml and place it there.

To make it simpler, Wichaya release uses this folder: /GCam/Configs8/

Hope it helps.
 
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I think if this mod could use both the tele (not the fake tele 2.2x) and macro lens's, I would finally be able to move to LOS 18.1. Macro lens is actually very good! I use it for zooming in very close to flowers and insects, and there is no way I could take those photos with gcam.

Is anyone looking to get the proper tele and macro lens working?

Great versions! However, i cant seem to find the macro option on any of them...can anyone halp me out plz?

Hello, no macro support for any GCam release compatible with our device, sorry. Only some auxiliary sensors are supported, not all of them.
As fas as I know, macro and ultrawide camera use the same lens, therefore simply switch to ultrawide mode and put the camera real close to the object to get the macro working. If the FOV is too wide, you can zoom in digitally to adjust it.
Cheers :)
 
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As fas as I know, macro and ultrawide camera use the same lens, therefore simply switch to ultrawide mode and put the camera in real close to the object to get the macro working. If the FOV is too wide, you can zoom in digitally to adjust it.
Cheers :)
Interesting indeed! I'd always been thinking the Pro version was using a dedicated Macro sensor, as the normal 8 does, but it seems you're right and the Pro actually uses UW as a macro sensor. We then have to apply a 1.5X or 1.7X digital zoom when taking the picture, or in post-processing. That'd then explain why we don't see any Macro button among the list of auxiliary sensors for our device, on any GCam mod. Good find!

I'm curious whether the normal OnePlus 8 gets a dedicated Macro aux button or not when using GCam...
 

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For those like me who sometimes use the Ultra-Wide lens and wish to repair geometric distortions, they can use ACDSee (Ultimate) 2021 and select the following profile (only for UW shots):

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As many of you know, GCam mods do not correct geometric distortions from UW shots, so we need to do it manually, using either an Android app or a PC/MAC software. I couldn't find any Android app that would do the job, so I use ACDSee (PC only), which is nice and less 'intrusive' on my laptop than Lightroom. With the above profile, my UW shots look completely fixed and the crop is extremely minimal.
 
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** Greatness GCAM Update with NiCkAM8PRO V1.5 Custom XML Settings **

Download: https://ufile.io/69o0kewb

Changelog:
- Added New NMs and AWBs
- If all files access is not given prior, you will be automatically taken to required screen while restoring xml
- Added Experimental Options in Rampatcher (Don't use without knowledge/proper testing)
- Added new dev parameters
- (Some) UW distortion correction. (Still not 100%perfect , but possibly better than before)

Several small improvements to my Custom XML file, still a work-in-progress of course...

>>> LONG PRESS on the Miniature Gallery Picture (bottom-right of main screen) to CHANGE the ISO/EXPOSURE TIME <<<

Hope you enjoy, Cheers! :)
 

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hi there. got my hands on one of these babies (12GB + 256 version) still getting used to it but wanting to do some changes... for starters is this last version NiCkAM8PRO V1.5 Custom a go? will i get better results than stock camera? thank you
 
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hi there. got my hands on one of these babies (12GB + 256 version) still getting used to it but wanting to do some changes... for starters is this last version NiCkAM8PRO V1.5 Custom a go? will i get better results than stock camera? thank you
Hello there, I recommend you try every different GCAM release from the ZIP file available on post #1 of this thread and make your own opinion.
 
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Small Update, V1.6, for my Custom XML Settings made for latest Greatness GCam release.

- Some Improvements in the RamPatcher section for UW & Main lenses.

Download (APK + Custom XML): https://ufile.io/tni2u7tw

Also, Post #1 updated with Super-Pack V1.3 combining 4 GCam releases for OnePlus 8 Pro ( https://ufile.io/achcv3zj ). Includes latest Greatness 8.2 release as well as my latest custom V1.6 settings for it. Cheers!
 

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I can confirm that UW lens works well as a macro lens and produces better macro photos in gcam than in native camera app.

If only we could fix the slow motion (and telephoto to an extent), I would finally move to LOS18.1
 
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Hello I installed the Greatness version of GCam on my OP8P using CarbonROM and everything went fine.
I then decided to switch to AICP rom because it has more features.
Unfortunately, the AICP Rom uses the Stock OnePlus camera and I think they conflict. Anytime I try to open Gcam it just crashes.
Is there a way to remove the stock version of the OP camera?
 

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Hello I installed the Greatness version of GCam on my OP8P using CarbonROM and everything went fine.
I then decided to switch to AICP rom because it has more features.
Unfortunately, the AICP Rom uses the Stock OnePlus camera and I think they conflict. Anytime I try to open Gcam it just crashes.
Is there a way to remove the stock version of the OP camera?
As said before, several apps allow you to remove sys apps when your device is rooted. For example, Swift Backup, Lucky 3C AIO Toolbox (Pro), Lucky Patchers...

However, will it solve your issue? This, you need to experiment by yourself, but I'd recommend you to have a backup of your device/files before you proceed.
 

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Hello Fellow GCamers,

Here's the latest B.S.G GCAM Mod for our OnePlus 8 Pro. It comes with a new XML as well, which is my personal experiment at providing the best mix of SPEED and QUALITY that I could get. No HDR+ here, only INSTANT shutter delay (in 'normal mode), to 'imitate' the stock camera app...

Download (APK + Custom Settings): https://ufile.io/fjn2b6p7

The XML folder has CHANGED, so you need to copy my settings to /Download/MGC.8.1.101_Configs/

No need for users to keep being still for a second or two while capturing their shot! Of course, you can always revert back to the full HDR+ capture method by pressing the top arrow on the main screen and selecting 'HDR+Advanced' (possibly in low-light scenarios). :)

Hope some of you will enjoy it! Cheers ^_^

EDIT: My mistake, I unfortunately forgot to disable the HDRNET function of the app, which caused several issues... Settings & upload link are now updated!
 

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A slight update to the previous XML release, for B.S.G's latest GCAM Mod...

Download (APK+XML): https://ufile.io/phqyjvtx

Custom XML V5.2.1 brings lighter shadows in all back lenses, which results in recovering more details. Some may prefer this version, as others would want more 'contrast'. Anyway, in case you haven't noticed yet, these XMLs are a constant work-in-progress, and are definitely based on my very personal tastes... I'd highly recommend you use them only as a starting point to set it the way you like! :)

As I don't notice some huge improvement between the 'INSTANT' snapshot mode and 'HDR+ Advanced' in terms of Image Quality (there is some, don't get me wrong, but it is subtle, especially in daylight, and you can always go for the other mode in low-light or night scenarios anyway), I decided to disable 'HDR+Advanced' by default in this XML, so that users would have a faster experience, closer to stock app. Anything can be modified anyway, so it's really up to you! ^^
 

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    🌸🌞 NiCkAM8PRO V6.4 Custom Profiles (for OP8Pro) - B.S.G Google Camera 🌞🌸

    😻 Hello XDA buddies and GCAM lovers 🔥

    A new version of B.S.G Google Camera mod was released ('GV1u'), which fixes some annoying bug with our device (Changelog: Fixed a bug when saving photos on devices whose raw format resolution is not 4/3 or 16/9, like Redmi Note8-9 Pro, OP8Pro and others).

    🌟DOWNLOAD (APK + Custom Profiles): https://ufile.io/2xx4arec 🌟

    It is advised to completely UNINSTALL the previous version (clear cache and data before you proceed), then install this new V8.1 "GV1u" edition.

    Of course, as always, this new App version comes with my own custom 'Profiles', available in 3 different flavors ('Fine', 'HQ' and 'Night'), depending on what mix of Quality / Speed you wish to achieve. They are the result of some very personal choices regarding saturation, contrast, colors, brightness, exposure...), so in case they do not match yours, just take them as a base and adapt them to your needs and preferences.

    💖 NiCkAM8PRO V6.4 Custom Profiles for B.S.G - Changelog & Advice:

    ✅ 3 Custom Profiles based on different Exposure Time ('Speed') and HDR frames (Warning: Be STEADY when using 'Night' profile and for 'HQ' mode -in low light- as well!).
    ✅ Optimized White Balance and Noise Profiles for our OnePlus 8 Pro, for all lenses.
    ✅ RamPatcher areas have been carefully set for natural results, yet slightly enhanced saturation/contrasts/details.
    ✅ Face Retouch (Level-1) and Face Detect set 'ON' for all lenses, Back & Front.
    ✅ Astrophotography works fine, just remember to set a Timer in order to avoid blurry pics!
    ✅ Front camera settings are set for natural colors (i.e: with saturation kept at reasonable levels), still with some details. However, keep in mind that any GCAM app will take pictures at 4MP only (instead of 16MP with stock app) when using the Front Lens of our OP8 Pro (a limitation that cannot be currently overcome).
    ✅Exposure was willingly kept at reasonable levels, which allows for truer, more realistic pictures, closer to what you really see, and maintains more details in the pictures at the same time (less blown-out zones). If that's not your preference, simply adjust Exposure Compensation in the Settings > Modules, or in post-processing.
    ✅ Developer settings are carefully selected, to offer as many functions as possible for our device, with some good stability.
    ✅ AWB is automatically turned ON when using 'Night' profile. If using any other profile in dark / night situation, or under some artificial lights, just remember to set Auto White-Balance 'ON' to avoid unpleasant results.
    ✅ Social Share functions are activated on all profiles, for easy file sharing, as well as being a useful indicator for when your pictures have been fully processed by the app. Let the app finish its processing work before switching to another lens!
    ✅ In some situation (i.e under some harsh lighting conditions), it is advised to manually set your point of focus, as well as your exposure, using the dedicated slider.

    ⚠️🙏This custom profiles pack is a result of countless hours of work, so please, do not share it anywhere else without permission, and even more importantly, give credit to its creator. Thank you, and have fun with it! 🙏⚠️
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    /// NiCkAM8PRO V6.1 Custom Profiles (for OnePlus 8 Pro) - B.S.G Google Camera V8.1 \\\

    Download (APK + XML): https://ufile.io/na68zm40

    Changelog:
    - Modified several RamPatcher areas linked to Light/Shadows/Contrast/Brightness for each lens.
    - Optimized the Expo-Time/ISO values of 'Fine' profile for slightly easier (faster) use in darker environments, Portrait mode & Selfies.

    N'Joy, as this Work-In-Progress comes free of charge! :)
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    Another day, another update...

    /// NiCkAM8PRO V5.7 Profiles \\\

    Download (APK + XML): https://usaupload.com/50LV/NiCkAM8PRO_V5.7_(Custom_Pack_for_OnePlus_8_Pro)_-_B.S.G_8.1_GCam.zip

    Changelog:
    - Ultra-Wide Distortion Correction Works (matches stock camera app)!
    - Some Minor Adjustements in the RamPatcher areas
    - A little bit of 'Black Magic' in the Dev Settings... :)
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    New Custom Profile Pack for Latest B.S.G GCAM 8.1 'GV1r':

    /// NiCkAM8PRO V5.4 Profiles \\\

    Download (APK + XML): https://ufile.io/kahn326y

    Changelog: Performance, Quality & Speed Improvements.
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    New Custom Profile Pack for Latest B.S.G GCAM 8.1 'GV1r':

    /// NiCkAM8PRO V5.5 Profiles \\\

    Download (APK + XML): https://ufile.io/e1u0076y

    Changelog:
    - Added (back) the Social Share Menu in the Settings
    - Added the Auto/Manual Focus Menu directly in the Quick Selection Panel
    - Changed the AWB for 'Zoom' Lens from 'Sony IM363' to 'Pixel 4 Tele' for improved WB accuracy.
    - Separated the Custom Settings in 3 specific categories: Fine (fastest one, handheld shots are no problem), HQ (shooting takes longer, be steady for 2-3 seconds) & Night (longest time, need to be stabilized for 10-15 seconds)
    - Front Camera now uses the Flash/Screen-Light by Default, Face Retouch (Front) is also Disabled by default to preserve more details, but can easily be activated through the Quick Panel :)

    Those of you who prefer stronger contrasts / blacks can use the 'Night' profile for any situation and simply switch the HDR mode to 'HDR+' instead of 'HDR-Enhanced'. Faster, Darker! ^^

    >>> EDIT: I forgot to adjust a few values before publishing, the fixed version has been re-uploaded. <<<
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    Hello OnePlus Addicts,

    Here is a Custom-Made SUPER-PACK of some of the newest Google Camera Mods available out there, which contains the work of several developers such as Greatness (Rakin), B-S-G, P.Z.D and Wichaya.

    Please, keep in mind that I am not an app developer, myself, just an enthousiastic end-user happy to share the good stuff!

    /// https://ufile.io/v7ct1xck \\\

    >>> The included XML configuration profiles are made for ONEPLUS 8 PRO ONLY! Using them on another device may result in some serious bugs, crashes, and it will definitely not bring you the same user experience... <<<

    1) Just download the file above, unzip it, then install the apk file of your choice on your device.

    2) Extract the appropriate xml configuration file, as well as its folder, to your phone internal storage.

    3) Then, just start the app, give the necessary privileges, double-click on the lower black area near the 'shutter' button of the app, it should allow you to load custom profiles. Select my xml, press ok, done! :)

    Some of these mods come with Face Detection, Face Retouch (both Front & Back sensors), great color reproduction, low noise, excellent details (especially on the main back sensor), FHD & 4K videos @ 30/60FPS with OIS/EIS stabilization, Night Shots, Astro-Photography, Portrait and more...

    However, there is still no Distortion Correction/Fix on Wide-Angle sensor, on any GCam mod I have tried sor far actually. This might come in the future, but it seems to be quite hard for devs to implement in their respective mods. This can be fixed by some apps in post-editing anyway...

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    There are some 'hidden' shortcuts in some of these GCam mods! For example, with Greatness and P.Z.D, you can access the (very useful) Exposure/ISO menu by long-pressing the circle 'gallery' button on the lower-right of the main app screen, which will provide you with a choice of ISO settings, as well as Exposure choices. The lower the ISO, the better the final picture quality, but it will take more time to 'capture' your image. The same goes for Exposure; the longer the time, the better your image (and the lower iso at the same time), but you may have to be steady if you go lower than 1/10s.

    A long-press on the Camera-Switch button (on Greatness Mod), on the lower-left of the main app screen, will directly bring you to the App Settings.

    Double-Press the viewfinder itself will zoom 2x to what you want to shoot, and will display the Zoom Bar at the bottom, so you can finely adjust it!

    There is also a 'Sunset' shortcut on the main screen/viewfinder (Greatness Mod), just above the 3 back sensors, which should theoretically bring better color reproduction and lighting to your sunsets.

    Also, one personal advice when using some, if not all of these mods: You will get BETTER EXPOSURE as well as LIGHTER SHADOWS when selecting your focus zone MANUALLY (within limits of your focus zone of interest, obviously). This goes for Daylight shots, as well as Nightshots, and another advice would be to try to select either a Dark area of your image (when shooting in daylight) OR one of the Brightest zones (for example, some streetlights at night), and then take the shot. The App should then do a better job at adjusting your Exposure, Contrast and Shadows, and this will greatly reduce risks of Under-Exposing or Over-Exposing your shots. When taking snapshots of people, in case the app can't detect their face, make sure you select it manually, you will definitely get brighter, more detailed skin results. It may be one extra-step, but I personally found out that it was usually worth doing it!

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    ** NO Need to be ROOT **

    Learn more about GCam and How to Master it: https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/p/f/2021/05/GCam-Handbook.pdf

    Learn more about RamPatcher settings (BSG MGC): https://www.celsoazevedo.com/files/android/google-camera/dev-bsg/help/2/

    Have Fun!
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    In an effort to make it easier for everyone to get all the APKs and custom XML profiles in one same download, here is a SUPER-PACK which contains all 4 Google Camera mods & all their respective custom profiles for OnePlus 8 Pro:

    /// https://ufile.io/ke1459bi \\\

    If you enjoy my work, feel free to say 'Thank you' as well as a 'Thumbs Up', allllwayyys appreciated! ^_^
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    🌸🌞 NiCkAM8PRO V6.4 Custom Profiles (for OP8Pro) - B.S.G Google Camera 🌞🌸

    😻 Hello XDA buddies and GCAM lovers 🔥

    A new version of B.S.G Google Camera mod was released ('GV1u'), which fixes some annoying bug with our device (Changelog: Fixed a bug when saving photos on devices whose raw format resolution is not 4/3 or 16/9, like Redmi Note8-9 Pro, OP8Pro and others).

    🌟DOWNLOAD (APK + Custom Profiles): https://ufile.io/2xx4arec 🌟

    It is advised to completely UNINSTALL the previous version (clear cache and data before you proceed), then install this new V8.1 "GV1u" edition.

    Of course, as always, this new App version comes with my own custom 'Profiles', available in 3 different flavors ('Fine', 'HQ' and 'Night'), depending on what mix of Quality / Speed you wish to achieve. They are the result of some very personal choices regarding saturation, contrast, colors, brightness, exposure...), so in case they do not match yours, just take them as a base and adapt them to your needs and preferences.

    💖 NiCkAM8PRO V6.4 Custom Profiles for B.S.G - Changelog & Advice:

    ✅ 3 Custom Profiles based on different Exposure Time ('Speed') and HDR frames (Warning: Be STEADY when using 'Night' profile and for 'HQ' mode -in low light- as well!).
    ✅ Optimized White Balance and Noise Profiles for our OnePlus 8 Pro, for all lenses.
    ✅ RamPatcher areas have been carefully set for natural results, yet slightly enhanced saturation/contrasts/details.
    ✅ Face Retouch (Level-1) and Face Detect set 'ON' for all lenses, Back & Front.
    ✅ Astrophotography works fine, just remember to set a Timer in order to avoid blurry pics!
    ✅ Front camera settings are set for natural colors (i.e: with saturation kept at reasonable levels), still with some details. However, keep in mind that any GCAM app will take pictures at 4MP only (instead of 16MP with stock app) when using the Front Lens of our OP8 Pro (a limitation that cannot be currently overcome).
    ✅Exposure was willingly kept at reasonable levels, which allows for truer, more realistic pictures, closer to what you really see, and maintains more details in the pictures at the same time (less blown-out zones). If that's not your preference, simply adjust Exposure Compensation in the Settings > Modules, or in post-processing.
    ✅ Developer settings are carefully selected, to offer as many functions as possible for our device, with some good stability.
    ✅ AWB is automatically turned ON when using 'Night' profile. If using any other profile in dark / night situation, or under some artificial lights, just remember to set Auto White-Balance 'ON' to avoid unpleasant results.
    ✅ Social Share functions are activated on all profiles, for easy file sharing, as well as being a useful indicator for when your pictures have been fully processed by the app. Let the app finish its processing work before switching to another lens!
    ✅ In some situation (i.e under some harsh lighting conditions), it is advised to manually set your point of focus, as well as your exposure, using the dedicated slider.

    ⚠️🙏This custom profiles pack is a result of countless hours of work, so please, do not share it anywhere else without permission, and even more importantly, give credit to its creator. Thank you, and have fun with it! 🙏⚠️
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    A tiny little update for 'B.S.G GCam profiles pack' that might fix some noise artefacts in some low-light scenarios. If you are fine with previous V5.1, then it's fine, if not, you could try this one :)
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    Hello buddies,

    Currently in a short trip but I have some good news for you; Greatness developer managed to publish a new version of his Google Camera Mod, oriented toward the OnePlus 7, 8 and 9 series, with AUX support (yes, Wide & Tele work perfectly on it!), Face Retouch as well, low noise, nice picture, OIS stabilization when taking shots, and much more...

    Greatness Modified Google Camera V8.2, with NiCkAM8PRO V1.2 Profile: https://ufile.io/7z7fgpch

    1) MAKE SURE YOU FULLY UNINSTALL any other Google Camera app that you may have on your phone before installing this one. ALSO COPY THE 'CONFIGS8' FOLDER in my zip file inside of your (preexisting or not) GCAM folder of your phone storage.

    2) First time you start the App, grant the needed privileges, then go to the Settings, Advanced, scroll down then select XML Configs, and click the top option with the yellow sign, which should allow the app to 'read/write' custom profile configuration files on your device.

    3) Go back to the main GCam screen, then DOUBLE-PRESS the black area AROUND the SHUTTER button, this will allow you to LOAD my XML configuration file.

    4) Select it, then ENJOY this great mod!

    Took me some time to set this one up, but here it is... Hope you guys will enjoy it as much as I do! :)