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woffu22

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here is the new version of my tweak file based on Javasabr v42 base.
It is completely changed from 1.1, all cameras have been updated, pro mode now works well in low light and can be used in place of hdr++.

**While this is fork on Java 42, it will not work with Java's files.**

This is for s23u (ultra only).

The LMC app can be found here. Use either the scan3d, ruler, or aweme version.
Immediately the app opens after granting permissions tap the video button then double tap the space between the selfie button and the shutter and select my config.
You need to be very fast before the app closes, it may take a few tries.

There are 2 choices for installing.
Either create a folder on the root drive named LMC8.4 and put my config file inside or just use the included folder and then install my config.
Do not place my config inside Java's folder ...your phone will explode ....ok well it won't explode but you will not get the intended results and will likely look completely messed up.
I also recommend clearing the cash and data to avoid any issues or conflicts from previous versions. If anything looks funny then this would be the first troubleshooting step.
If you have multiple LMC configurations you can rename the others so you can switch back and forth as long as ...and it bears repeating ...only use my confing file in a clean folder.

My suggestions are also:
Never use night mode.
Never use AWB.
Zoom and ultra-wide will not work well in low light so i don't recommend using them unless inn good light, but if you must then turn on pro mode.

You will notice I removed most of the on-screen buttons becasue they are mostly uselsss or I have them configured to my preference, but feel free to change whatever you like although I don't recommend it if you don't know what you are doing.

Some things may not work as intended, you can let me know.

Big thanks to JavaSabr.
Thank you. But don't understand. Have a folder LMC8.4 with the files + libs from Java.
To load your config it must be in this Folder, ? didn't find another way.
You don't have changed Libs it seems, you changed only the XML .So in the end I have to delete all files from Java ? No way to give your configuration another Folder Name to store and load your config ?
 
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penfold

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Thank you. But don't understand. Have a folder LMC8.4 with the files + libs from Java.
To load your config it must be in this Folder, ? didn't find another way.
You don't have changed Libs it seems, you changed only the XML .So in the end I have to delete all files from Java ? No way to give your configuration another Folder Name to store and load your config ?
you don't have to delete anything

just rename java's folder to something like 'LMC8.4 java' and the place my folder on the drive, then (optionally) clear cache and data, and then just open the app and select my config.
If you want to switch back rename my folder to LMC8.4 tmz and rename the other back to LMC8.4.

you can go back and forth between the two, it's a couple of extra steps because they both need a folder called LMC8.4, so just rename one of them and then you can easily switch to the other config.

you don't have to clear cache and data, i just recommend doing it once in a while if swithching back and forth

that's why i said it cannot be in the same folder as java's files ....just rename whichever one you are switching from

* i updated the original post to explain this better.
 
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PhilMorin

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Java's (not yet released) xml for LMC 1x digitally zoomed to about 35mm to go against my Canon R6 35mm out of camera JPG. Funny or sad (I haven't decided), LMC is more color accurate! Of course in real life, I'd have used the raw from my r6... But still!

Lmc
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R6
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ajarosz

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you don't have to delete anything

just rename java's folder to something like 'LMC8.4 java' and the place my folder on the drive, then (optionally) clear cache and data, and then just open the app and select my config.
If you want to switch back rename my folder to LMC8.4 tmz and rename the other back to LMC8.4.

you can go back and forth between the two, it's a couple of extra steps because they both need a folder called LMC8.4, so just rename one of them and then you can easily switch to the other config.

you don't have to clear cache and data, i just recommend doing it once in a while if swithching back and forth

that's why i said it cannot be in the same folder as java's files ....just rename whichever one you are switching from

* i updated the original post to explain this better.
But why that extra step? As @woffu22 pointed out, it is just a XML change (as I can see in your zip). So there should be no need to rename folder and doing all that things, just load settings from the import menu and that's it.
 

penfold

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But why that extra step? As @woffu22 pointed out, it is just a XML change (as I can see in your zip). So there should be no need to rename folder and doing all that things, just load settings from the import menu and that's it.
because my file does not use Java's included model files etc, so it will cause a conflict.
you are free to try whatever you like, i have only tested my config in a clean folder so i believe you will get odd results
 

ajarosz

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because my file does not use Java's included model files etc, so it will cause a conflict.
you are free to try whatever you like, i have only tested my config in a clean folder so i believe you will get odd resul
But I have downloaded Java's newest config and it is as well only XML. That means, that this is config overlay over default one. I cannot see any additional files there. Am I missing something?
 

penfold

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But I have downloaded Java's newest config and it is as well only XML. That means, that this is config overlay over default one. I cannot see any additional files there. Am I missing something?
newer than version 50? ... i just downloaded it and it includes extra files

ie it uses third party libraries or modules which would conflict

maybe Java can explain better than me
 

woffu22

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Comparison Java +Expo button vs Tmzbeme.
Pics are very equal. Difference is Javas has a brown tint, TMZ more green. The white house opposite is in reality not brown, so TMZ seems to be a little bit more realistic.
It's crops from pics.
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Which setting you think must be enabled for the most accurate low light shots ?

A lot of settings between HDR+ and HDR++
Expo compensation
Pro mode
AWB toggle

For information, LMC 8.4 R15 and Java's latest xml

Thanks !
 

PhilMorin

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Which setting you think must be enabled for the most accurate low light shots ?

Thanks !
I'd say just use hdr++ and force a slower shutter speed like 0.5s or 1s (quick shortcut for it: long press the picture circle at bottom right) . Just don't forget to put shutter back to automatic after your night shots :)

Quick example:

Hdr+
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Hdr++
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Hdr++ forced to 0.5s exposure
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    1. Re-created the config for R16 from zero.
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    3. Configured expo metering for Samsung devices
    4. Fixed selfie crash on regular s23
    5. Updated sharp configuration for soft/medium/sharp
    6. Fixed AWB config for x1
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    \Installation instruction:
    1. Download and install LMC GCam from this page:
    R16: R17: For Samsung devices, we should use packages: scan3d, ruler or aweme.
    2. Create folder if not exist by path "Internal Storage/LMC8.4/"
    3. Copy my xmls to this folder
    4. Hold on the GCam icon and choose "Capture video"
    5. Double tap on the space between the shot button and the gallery and then import my config
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    Or video (thanks for @koahhe):

    UI description:
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    2. Expo toggle - makes images a little bit brighter
    3. LDR toggle - makes images more contrast with more deep shadows
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    GCam:
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    4. Changed contrast configuration for x10 lense

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    Changes log for v52 (all s23):
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    2. Updated noise reduction config for 0.6x for all s23
    3. Increased max expo time for HDR frames from 100 to 150ms for all s23
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    5. Updated light/shadows configuration for all s23

    Changes log for v53 (all s23):
    1. Updated color correction for regular s23
    2. Reduced max expo time for HDR frames from 150 to 80ms to reduce motion blur.

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    1. Changed all lenses to use SABRE to have faster processing, less motion artifacts and more details in day light.
    2. Updated noise configuration for SABRE
    3. Updated front camera config.
    4. Added focus tracking bottom in view port (now it works)

    Changes log for v54 (only ultra):
    1. Changed all lenses to use SABRE to have faster processing, less motion artifacts and more details in day light.
    2. Updated noise reducing configuration and sharp for SABRE
    3. Updated front camera config.
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    8. Updated reducing chroma noise configuration for x1
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    Changes log for v56 (only for ultra):
    1. Rebalancing noise reduction/details
    2. Fixed too bright night shots

    Changes log for v57 (all s23):
    1. Adaption for regular s23
    2. Minor updates for light configuration
    3. Increased limits to make all lenses a little bit brighter for low light scenes

    Changes log for v58 (all s23):
    1. Enabled back shasta(Gcam method to improve shadows) after resolving issue with shasta + HDRNet
    2. Updated light configuration for all lenses
    3. Updated noise reduction config for middle and low light
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    5. Added PRO button only for regular s23 (to make photos of dynamic objects)
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    Instruction:
    1. Install GCam
    2. Extract the attached archive to your root FS
    3. Hold on the GCam icon and choose "Capture video"
    4. Double tap on the space between the shot button and the gallery and then import my config
    5. Done

    User interface:
    1. HDR++ frames count
    2. Google Auto White Balance
    3. Expo correction toggle (make all photos brighter)
    4. Disable ISO limit to use HDR+ in low light if you don't want to use HDR++
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    Some sample from my recent trip.

    Probably is not the best photo quality on the market, but using the Gcam overall I'm very satisfied of the incredibile versatility.
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