Updated Windows Camera app for Windows 10 Mobile smartphones

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A_Deerslayer

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As users have already discussed in this thread, it's possible to make work some apps for PCs on smartphones.
Several days ago Microsoft released a big Camera app update with new useful features (version 2017.1223.10.0). Seems, that it won't be officialy available for smartphones, but nevertheless it's possible to install it. Just complete several steps:

1) Uninstall a stock Camera app with help of Interop Tools.
2) Download modified AppxBundle from here.
3) Install downloaded AppxBundle.

The app works only on Windows 10 Mobile 1703 or higher (build 15063 or 15254).

If you want to restore the stock version, just delete this one and install stock Camera from the Microsoft Store.

I do not take any responsibility for the consequences of your actions. Do everything at your own risk.


Seems, that new app is working faster than the stock one. But there're some bugs as well - for example, physical camera button doesn't work on some devices, HDR doesn't work on some devices and etc. It depends on your phone model. You can find more info on it below, just read the discussion.

Update 6.02.18: modification is now based on the newer app version (2018.130.10.0). Scaling files and language packs for Be, Cs, De, Es, Fr, Lv, Pl, Ru, Uk, Uz are now included.
Update 14.02.18: modification is now based on the newer app version (2018.209.10.0).
Update 01.03.18: modification is now based on the newer app version (2018.226.10.0).
Update 04.04.18: modification is now based on the newer app version (2018.309.60.0).
Update 03.07.18: modification is now based on the newer app version (2018.426.70.0).

Source: wp-seven.ru.
Thanks @gus33000 for providing original AppxBundle package.
 
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A_Deerslayer

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Any advantageto stock one if MS droped support for mobile version in some point?
Yes, there're some.
Stock one works with physical button (as I have told, modified one doesn't), with live photos (this feature is cut from this new version) and switches between Camera and Photos apps faster. New version can also be buggy, you know.
But this new version is overally faster (startup is immediate even on Lumia 735), has more settings related to the photo/video quality and remembers the last used mode. It's possible, that more features coming in the future.
 
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As users have already discussed in this thread, it's possible to make work some apps for PCs on smartphones.
Several days ago Microsoft released a big Camera app update with new useful features (version 2017.1223.10.0). Seems, that it won't be officialy available for smartphones, but nevertheless it's possible to install it. Just complete several steps:

1) Uninstall a stock Camera app with help of Interop Tools.
2) Download modified Zip from here.
3) Install downloaded AppxBundle by enabling Deployment mode in Interop Tools and registering AppxManifest.xml.

If you want to restore the stock version, just delete this one and install stock Camera from the Microsoft Store.

I do not take any responsibility for the consequences of your actions. Do everything at your own risk.


Seems, that new app is working faster than the stock one. But there're some bugs as well - for example, physical camera button doesn't work, some users report that HDR doesn't work and etc. It can depend on your phone model.

Source.
Thanks @gus33000 for providing original AppxBundle package.

HDR works for me, i'm not a photo pro so, pardon me if i'm wrong... The flicker reduction is the video stabilizer?
 

nate0

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HDR works for me, i'm not a photo pro so, pardon me if i'm wrong... The flicker reduction is the video stabilizer?
I think the flicker is what you get from viewing refresh rates or eletrical frequency of your envionment. Set that to what the environment around you is and you should avoid more or eliminate video flickering during recording.

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I installed this on my 950 XL and it works fairly well. I got a lot more heat more quickly when loading it and using, so for now I uninstalled...The living images missing is not a total loss, and it disables auto hdr or seems to on my 950 XL. I cannot toggle the flash after enabling HDR either. This occurs like this on the IDOL 4s and Elite X3 by default in the mobile app so not like I am not use to seeing it....

I do not do much video recording so for me there is not much use for the flicker reduction.
 
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kukmikuk

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Good job, A_Deerslayer, THANKS!! Any chance to add czech support lang (CameraApp_2017.1223.10.0_language-cs.appx)?? It would be very useful, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
 

kukmikuk

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What are you guys noticing as benefits from this app over the Mobile only version. We already know some of the shortcomings...Thanks.

You can choose aspect ratio (6, 3,8, 0,9MP) and save data. Only this benefit I think, but on some older Lumias saving data is good.
 

A_Deerslayer

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I miss pt-BR Language too. :silly:

I don't see such language pack in the original app. Only Pt, not Pr-Br.

You can choose aspect ratio (6, 3,8, 0,9MP) and save data. Only this benefit I think, but on some older Lumias saving data is good.

So, benefits depend on your phone model and your usual experience with the Camera app.
The modification works faster on my Lumia 735, it has these additional photo / video settings, it remembers last used mode. I have no problems with it - everything works properly, even the shufter setting (which didn't work in the original Camera app for mobile).

Of course, there're some problems on other phones. I have heard, that the hardware button doesn't take photo on Lumia 930 and Lumia 1020, that HDR doesn't work on some models, that Lumia 950 users have lost some options. Also live images aren't here. These bugs doesn't affect me, but can affect other users. So you and only you can decide whether to use this mod or not.
If it will be useful for someone, I'll be happy. If not - I won't be unhappy.
 

nate0

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I only used it for a short period of time. On my 950 XL OIS seemed turned off unless in Recording mode. The HW button would not respond as a shutter key anymore too. This might be a good app for older models like you mention. 640/730 etc
 

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I am getting this error while installing "A prerequisite for an install could not be satisfied" (Tried Package installer app and device portal)
Any solutions?

Lumia 730
Build: 14393.2007
 

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    As users have already discussed in this thread, it's possible to make work some apps for PCs on smartphones.
    Several days ago Microsoft released a big Camera app update with new useful features (version 2017.1223.10.0). Seems, that it won't be officialy available for smartphones, but nevertheless it's possible to install it. Just complete several steps:

    1) Uninstall a stock Camera app with help of Interop Tools.
    2) Download modified AppxBundle from here.
    3) Install downloaded AppxBundle.

    The app works only on Windows 10 Mobile 1703 or higher (build 15063 or 15254).

    If you want to restore the stock version, just delete this one and install stock Camera from the Microsoft Store.

    I do not take any responsibility for the consequences of your actions. Do everything at your own risk.


    Seems, that new app is working faster than the stock one. But there're some bugs as well - for example, physical camera button doesn't work on some devices, HDR doesn't work on some devices and etc. It depends on your phone model. You can find more info on it below, just read the discussion.

    Update 6.02.18: modification is now based on the newer app version (2018.130.10.0). Scaling files and language packs for Be, Cs, De, Es, Fr, Lv, Pl, Ru, Uk, Uz are now included.
    Update 14.02.18: modification is now based on the newer app version (2018.209.10.0).
    Update 01.03.18: modification is now based on the newer app version (2018.226.10.0).
    Update 04.04.18: modification is now based on the newer app version (2018.309.60.0).
    Update 03.07.18: modification is now based on the newer app version (2018.426.70.0).

    Source: wp-seven.ru.
    Thanks @gus33000 for providing original AppxBundle package.
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    The post has been updated. Modification is now based on the newer app version (2018.130.10.0), which brings some bug fixes (stop button while recording videos works properly, etc).
    Scaling files and language packs for Be, Cs, De, Es, Fr, Lv, Pl, Ru, Uk, Uz are included.
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    Any advantageto stock one if MS droped support for mobile version in some point?
    Yes, there're some.
    Stock one works with physical button (as I have told, modified one doesn't), with live photos (this feature is cut from this new version) and switches between Camera and Photos apps faster. New version can also be buggy, you know.
    But this new version is overally faster (startup is immediate even on Lumia 735), has more settings related to the photo/video quality and remembers the last used mode. It's possible, that more features coming in the future.
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    Camera modification has been updated to version 2018.209.10.0.
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    Camera modification has been updated to the version 2018.426.70.0. There're some new features such as rotating photos and HDR Auto mode.
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