HDR Camera

HDR Camera

1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • HDR technology
  • Editing options
  • High resolution
Cons
  • Limited features in the lite version
  • Simple layout
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"HDR technology has been brought to Android"

Reviewed by / Mar 20, 2012

HDR Camera allows you to take high quality HDR photos from the back camera of your Android

It could seem a fake, but it is not. HDR technology is used in professional photography to capture details in bright and dark areas and have them merged in a single photo. By including moving object detection and hand shake compensation it avoid or, at least, minimize the ghosting in final image.That technology is now at your fingertips thanks to HDR Camera for Android.

It allows you to take full resolution photos by using that technique. So don't worry anymore about your hand shaking when taking a photo (well within certain limits). What has impressed us most is the simplicity of the app: launch it and tap on the screen to capture. That easy. After taking the picture apply filters and effects to correct brightness, micro contrast, exposure and color vividness. You can apply also some presets: custom, natural, candy and artistic (the full version includes even more). Once done just save it (or delete it if you don't like the outcome). Paid version includes other features like geotagging pictures, flash control, shutter mute and no ads.

Besides capturing photos, from the home you can see the gallery and go to settings. From settings you can configure color vividness, contrast, exposure, noise reduction and other interesting features.

HDR Camera is a great photo app that merges simplicity and professional photo features. Highly recommendable for those who want something else that what basic Android camera can offer.

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Developer's original description available here
HDR Camera grew up into A Better Camera - all-purpose, full featured camera for Android! 11 shooting modes, full camera control.
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Take pictures with vivid colors and rich detail! The best High Dynamic Range camera application. 13.5 million photos a year are taken with HDR Camera!

- Full resolution
- Take HDR image in one tap
- HDR image fused and tone-mapped on device within seconds
- Don't have to be rock-solid while shooting
- Correct handling of moving objects and de-ghosting
- You can control tone-mapping parameters: contrast, micro-contrast, color vividness, exposure
- Save original exposure bracketed images
More features in paid version: http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.almalence.hdr_plus
- Zoom
- Adjust tone mapping parameters on-the-fly
- Geo tagging
- Flash control
- Shutter mute (on some models)

Every two seconds someone in the world takes a photo with HDR Camera! Join us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/mobilehdr and on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1820156@N20

Why HDR
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Real life scenes often have a wide range of light intensity, which cannot be captured by a camera. In a photo of such a scene the bright areas look washed out and everything in shadows is pictured as a black spot with no details. The HDR technique allows you to capture details in bright and dark areas and have them merged in a single photo.

HDR photography is widely adopted by professional photographers. Wouldn't it be nice to have an HDR in mobile phones?

The problem is that HDR requires taking several differently exposed images in series, which must be precisely aligned and then fused. In order to be usable for real life scenes, the HDR feature should include moving object detection and hand shake compensation to avoid or minimize the ghosting in the final image. That requires a lot of computational resources and makes a challenge even for professional desktop HDR software.

Almalence has brought its expertise in professional HDR software to mobile phones. Our HDR fusion algorithms compensate hand shaking and detect moving objects in the scene, suppressing ghosting artifacts. At the same time, the algorithms are quick enough to provide comfortable processing time on mobile devices.

Additional info and facts
* Available for iOS/iPhone/iPad as well.
* Human eye has a built-in HDR-like processing which increases effective dynamic range nearly 10,000 times!
* Painters such as van Gogh used techniques similar to Tone Mapping

Recently changed in this version

version 2.41
- Android 5 support

version 2.40
- stability fixes
- Turkish added

version 2.39

- stability fixes for Android kitkat
- vf brightness fixed on some devices

version 2.38

- new lightweight UI
- stability fixes


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Comments and ratings for HDR Camera
  • (61)

    by adrianharveyphotography on 22/08/2012

    Not impressed with the free version,everything upside down on my Galaxy.think i´ll stick with my dslr and photomatix for hdr

  • (61)

    by tommi john on 07/12/2014

    Sweet action... A little hard to focus tho!

  • (61)

    by Innocent Maholi on 07/12/2014

    Best camera app i've ever seen

  • (61)

    by TAUQEER ABBAS TAUQEER BIRMANI on 07/12/2014

    Birmani

  • (61)

    by Sharful abedin on 05/12/2014

    Let's see how it works. Maybe it's unique.

  • (61)

    by Des Hutchings on 05/12/2014

    Top quality app.

  • (61)

    by Tamy Ahmed on 05/12/2014

    Its not even quarter HD -_-"