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Do any of these make use of the IR camera? I've tried enabling it manually in the setting (camera 4) but the app crashes after it attempts to access that camera.
 
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Do any of these make use of the IR camera? I've tried enabling it manually in the setting (camera 4) but the app crashes after it attempts to access that camera.
Hello there, unfortunately won't work, as far as I know. Might be able to tweak some GCAM mod to enable such access, but then, I don't know why no dev has made it possible yet... Must be related to some 'system access' that GCAM itself cannot get, or something completely different that I'm not aware of, sorry mate.
 

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Here are V5.3 NiCkAM8PRO Profiles for latest B.S.G GCam 8.1 GV1r version.

Download (APK + Custom Profiles): https://ufile.io/7uwbisj1

This Mod is oriented toward Image Quality. HDR+ 'Enhanced' is ON and it takes a second to take the shot using the FINE profile (and about 5 to 10 seconds for the app/device to post-process the picture), about 2 to 4 seconds when using the 'HQ' one (better be steady/stabilized when using this profile).

A lot of editing in different sections of the settings, for EACH and EVERY lenses. Countless hours of work on it and several hundreds of test shots. I hope it can be helpful to some here.

Cheers!
 

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An Update of the Super-Pack, V1.4, which contains All 4 GCam Mods I've been working on: https://ufile.io/o9jl4v9v

I also updated the OP with this additional advice, might be useful to some :)

"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!"
 
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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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Here is the same V5.6 version for B.S.G, but with Focus Tracking added (for those who struggle without it). However, due to the necessity to have 'OpenGL Preview' enabled for Focus Tracking to work, we lose the Face Retouch & Face Detect functions. If some of you have advanced knowledge of GCam settings, they might be able make both Focus Tracking and Face Detect/Retouch work, but I couldn't find the (Dev) setting to fix this myself.
 

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Here is the same V5.6 version for B.S.G, but with Focus Tracking added (for those who struggle without it). However, due to the necessity to have 'OpenGL Preview' enabled for Focus Tracking to work, we lose the Face Retouch & Face Detect functions. If some of you have advanced knowledge of GCam settings, they might be able make both Focus Tracking and Face Detect/Retouch work, but I couldn't find the (Dev) setting to fix this myself.
Thank you, i need focus tracking and do not bother about retouch & face detect.

Great work! 😎👍
 
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I'm a bit lost...
Is it for BSG or for NickCam? Or are they the same thing? o_O:confused:
No worries, I'll try to explain :)

B.S.G GCam is the camera application. It comes with no custom setting for our OnePlus 8 Pro device. This is the reason I make custom profiles/settings for the application, and my custom settings are called 'NiCkAM8PRO' (it is not an app, only the profile's name). Hope it makes things a bit clearer...
 
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No worries, I'll try to explain :)

B.S.G GCam is the camera application. It comes with no custom setting for our OnePlus 8 Pro device. This is the reason I make custom profiles/settings for the application, and my custom settings are called 'NiCkAM8PRO' (it is not an app, only the profile's name). Hope it makes things a bit clearer...
Crystal clear! Thanks!
 
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/// NiCkAM8PRO V6.0 Custom Profiles (for OnePlus 8 Pro) - B.S.G Google Camera V8.1 \\\

Download (APK + XML): https://usaupload.com/527A/NiCkAM8PRO_V6.0_(Custom_Pack_for_OnePlus_8_Pro)_-_B.S.G_GCam_V8.1.zip

Changelog:
- Re-worked and optimized several areas after comparing what was interesting in some xml made for different devices.
- "Fine" profile is fast enough for daily use and handheld shots, while "HQ" is made for more difficult lighting conditions and requires to be steady (especially for night shots).
 

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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... :)
I got this build, and it seems like the distortion is still apparent.
 

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I got this build, and it seems like the distortion is still apparent.
Hello there,

You are indeed correct and I apologize for those who feel they have been fooled. I, myself, have been doing some testing of the UW lens with some 'landscape' shots...



...which was probably my mistake, as I couldn't see any distortion, contrary to what your 'architecture' shot reveals. My intention was not to trick anyone actually, but I should have done more testing. As you can see on the above picture, without geometric lines, there is hardly any visible distortion, but you're definitely right in pointing that the issue still exists, so I've modified the previous post accordingly.

Anyway, and as it seems there is finally no current fix concerning distortion correction in-app, I'd recommend using some PC/Mac apps for those geometric shots. Here is what I get with your picture, once fixed (though my own UW above shot was not corrected 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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    /// NiCkAM8PRO V6.3 Custom Profiles (for OnePlus 8 Pro) - B.S.G Google Camera V8.1 \\\

    Here is an APP update (minor), as well as a Custom Profiles update for our OP8 Pro.

    Download (APK + Custom Profiles): https://ufile.io/0ulw42tc

    - B.S.G Google Camera V8.1 'GV1t' (Changelog: "Fixed Crash and Photo Resolution on some devices")
    - NiCkAM8PRO V6.3 Custom Profiles ('Fine' and 'HQ') (Changelog: Optimized Front Camera and Back Main Camera lenses for more natural and more 'face-friendly' colors/saturation/contrasts, Face Tracking ON and Face Retouch set to Level-1, Auto-Exposure/ISO Correction and number of HDR Frames Optimized for both profiles).
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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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    Here are V5.3 NiCkAM8PRO Profiles for latest B.S.G GCam 8.1 GV1r version.

    Download (APK + Custom Profiles): https://ufile.io/7uwbisj1

    This Mod is oriented toward Image Quality. HDR+ 'Enhanced' is ON and it takes a second to take the shot using the FINE profile (and about 5 to 10 seconds for the app/device to post-process the picture), about 2 to 4 seconds when using the 'HQ' one (better be steady/stabilized when using this profile).

    A lot of editing in different sections of the settings, for EACH and EVERY lenses. Countless hours of work on it and several hundreds of test shots. I hope it can be helpful to some here.

    Cheers!
    4
    /// 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! :)
    4
    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/euwaw2ms \\\

    >>> 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...

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    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!

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    ** 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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    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! :)
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    Well, I've just been away for a day and already plenty of new messages here... Cool! :)

    Not sure I have an answer for everything and everyone, but I'll try to help...

    To start with, here is version 3.0 of the GCam app: https://ufile.io/mlcr7jp0

    It is NOT (yet) available on Celso's website, so you can enjoy it before everyone else through my link. It brings several improvements found in the settings, compared to V1 and V2.

    It seems some of you got problems enabling and using the Wide & Tele sensors. Well, they work fine on my device, and my guess is that some of you may have downloaded a slightly different version than the one I indicated. By the way, I use O² OS version 11.0.5.5, and I am rooted.

    Concerning 'Motion' function, it is called 'Live Photo' in this app, and you can enable it in 'Setting up the mod' part of the Settings. I don't use it at all, so I can't tell if it works, but it seems to be there.

    I've spent some more time trying to get the most natural colors from this app, with pictures giving plenty of details, some contrasts, as well as details in the shadows, all this with controlled noise. You can simply download my newest V1.2 xml profile, hope you'll enjoy it! ;-)

    Saturation & Vibrancy have been kept LOW, so you get a Flat picture that you can easily post-edit with any app, like Snapseed or Photoshop Express on Play Store. Reds, Greens and Blues are not 'boosted', contrary to the stock app, so you may need to either 1) raise those values in the GCam app if you like saturated results, with the risk of losing authentic colours that may matter for some subjects or 2) simply post-edit your pictures, which takes seconds when you get used to it.

    It's still a work-in-progress, but I am starting to really like this new GCam mod...