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Rating: 3.9 (5,911) Cost: Free Downloads: 1,000,000 - 5,000,000
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: market://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.almalence.hdr_plus
- Adjust tone mapping parameters on-the-fly
- Geo tagging
- Flash control
- Shutter mute (on some models)
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
Matthew - 2011-10-17
It works well, but I won't pay for it. See why: As an Android developer I've made a point of buying apps that I have even a few minutes of enjoyment with in order to support my fellow developers. I wanted to do the same here, but this app is so over the top offensive with its advertisements that I simply can't bring myself to support the developer. The app has banners, full page advertisements, and random advertisement videos right from the start. The user is never shown the slightest bit of respect.
Works fine on my husband's Droid, but always unfocuses before taking shots on my Droid X
Freak - 2011-10-06
Today i have taken some pictues,after the update & the photos not to found. After taking the shots, says 'decoding' & skips the 'computing full-resolution' like before,i think thats the cause.Please fix,love this app. :( thx. LE> after uninstalling, and right over installed,tried to open the app end error : 'sorry,no acces to camera'. :|
Tim - 2011-10-07
Where on earth is this app storing pictures?
cmh - 2011-10-17
I like the app, got good results and was going to buy, but discovered "millenialmedia" folder created on my sdcard. Investigated and discovered it's created by the adware built into this app. That is a huge no-no, so not only not buying, but uninstalling. I know buying this app would make it go away, but I can't support someone who uses that type of adware. I understand the need to get some ad income from the free app, but would recommend some other way than this.
aleks - 2011-10-13
Excelent app finaly I can use my 5mp camere like I should. Exelent quality of pict,better then original foto app. If you rate less then 5* then you r.
desertangel - 2011-10-10
Last update on my Nexus S stores pics in an unknown location. Please fix.
Don - 2011-10-15
My Bionic did not take great pictures with the normal software. I tried a few, but this one gave me the results I wanted. Even in tricky lighting.
David - 2011-10-10
Does what you'd expect. Easy to use with decent results. Well recommended! Could be faster, but that may be the limitations of my phone's camera.
J. Sean - 2011-10-07
Update broke the app. Can't get to my pics w/ app. Saves to 'camera' folder (was 'HDR'). Using Quickpic, Thunderbolt.
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