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Just a reminder for those who discover GCam and struggle on the best way to use it. There are a few things to keep in mind when using it, as it may sometimes be a bit less of a 'point-and-shoot' camera than the stock OnePlus app.

For daylight scenarios, the stock app is perfectly able to handle the situation and using GCam does not always make much sense, especially as the former will probably boost the color channel vibrancy & saturation more, which some users may prefer, as well as raise the brightness (a bit too much, in my opinion, but that could probably be arguable and is definitely a matter of personal preference as well).

Stock app is also my first choice when I'm photographing people, as their face looks simply more pleasant with it. GCam will hardly know that it should 'soften' their skin and decrease the contrasts and micro-contrasts in these situations.

GCam becomes interesting for lower-light scenarios, interior shots and possibly closer shots which need to get as many details / recover as many details from the shadows as possible with the lowest possible (photographic) 'noise'. GCam is also interesting for some night shots, due to the ability to use custom AWB which will completely remove those terrible red/orange/yellow color temperatures, a function that the stock app doesn't have (of course, you could always use some other app for this function, but that's always an extra-step and not the purpose of this quick list of advice).

From my personal experience in using GCam, you need to 'learn' about those scenarios when it's best to use either stock app or the Google Camera one. In case of light & contrast-challenging scenes, it is also advisable to manually select your zone of focus, which will adapt your exposure more precisely (especially at night or when your subject is backlit). GCam also needs time to make its HDR and capture 20+ frames in a short time, you'd better be steady with your phone in low-light conditions, or simply use what is around you (a table, surface...) and use some timer. Again, selecting your zone of focus manually (app will then 'lock' the focus on it and you can then re-frame your shot safely) will definitely get you greater results and better exposure as well. You should also make sure you let the app finish processing your picture completely before switching to another lens, and a good way to know that the app has completely finished doing its processing job is to check for the 'social (network) share' symbol that will circle the small gallery icon for a few seconds after you take a picture (on B.S.G mod, for example), on the lower-right side of the main GCam screen (simply let it finish the job before you use a different lens and preferably before you simply take another shot, even with the same lens).

Anything video-related, I'd also not recommend using GCam as your primary app. There are much better choices out there...

I probably forgot tons of other advice, but this short list might already help some newcomers.
 
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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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Hey, I just bought this phone and find the photos under exposed with the last update B.S.G Google Camera V8.1 and NiCkAM8PRO V6.3. Do you advise an additional adjustment ? Anyway, thank you for your work !
 

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Hey, I just bought this phone and find the photos under exposed with the last update B.S.G Google Camera V8.1 and NiCkAM8PRO V6.3. Do you advise an additional adjustment ? AnywaHy, thank you for your work !
Hi buddy,

easy fix if you find your pictures under-exposed. Go to Settings > Modules > the-module-you-wish-to-set > Exposition Compensation.

You can also adjust exposure easily by tapping the preview screen once, this will allow you to both focus on your zone of interest and set exposure manually, using the dedicated slider.

Cheers!
 
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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 V6.4 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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    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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    /// 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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    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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    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...

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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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    🌸🌞 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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    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! :)