Pro HDR Camera is a new Android App from EyeApps, LLC. If you’re not familiar with the term, HDR means High Dynamic Range. I’m sure you’ve seen photos where the color really “pops” out, well that’s HDR, and this app allows you to do that. There are other programs that allow you to do the same, but this one has some features that set it apart. After snapping dozens of photos, here’s the lowdown on the app…
The application is very simple to use, especially compared to a few others I’ve tried. All you need to do is fire up the program, find your subject and take a picture. From the main screen there are a few settings you may want to adjust before you start. You can set the image size along with auto-save, auto slider adjustment, and focus before second shot. If you’d prefer just to start snapping away, you can set it to Auto-HDR, or Manual-HDR. The Manual setting lets you choose the exposure of each image, while Auto does it all for you. You can also browse your gallery from the main screen as well.
Once you are ready to go, you’ll take your photo and get to adjust the settings. You will have to hold the camera fairly steady, as the program takes two pictures and combines them. When that’s done you can alter your photo by changing the brightness, contrast, saturation, warmth, and tint. It has a full screen image preview in landscape or portrait mode. I also liked the gallery feature where you can share or edit your pictures.
There have been some complaints about having to hold still, because it takes two pictures. Even though I was a bit shaky, mine turned out fine as you can see by the photos posted above. The whole process took only 10 seconds or so. I like the fact that it takes two pictures as well. When you are in the gallery you can go back and adjust the original two photos, or the HDR one you took. You can save all of those as new copies, so you can keep adjusting your images without losing one. There isn’t a free version available, but you can get the paid version in the Market for 1.99.