Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

14th June

Photo Enhance video available at YouTube

written by Mark Wheadon

I’ve made a short video showing Photo Enhance Pro in action. Photo Enhance is an app for Android that I’ve been developing for the last year or so — it boosts detail in images and allows you to crop, manipulate brightness, colour balance, etc. before saving or sharing at full resolution (something most apps can’t manage).

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Photo Enhance Pro is available at Google play or if you’re based in the USA then you could give the Amazon Android App Store a go.


2nd May

Ever wished you could pre-focus the camera on your Nexus One, Desire, Droid, Milestone etc? It turns out you can.

written by Mark Wheadon

Focus left-o-centre

Touch to focus?

Ever wished you could pre-focus the camera on your Android phone? It doesn’t seem to be common knowledge, but you can.

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Use the Camera app as usual, but when you take the picture, place the subject in the centre of the image and press and hold the shutter release-button (on-screen on my Nexus One). A couple of seconds later the image will focus. Now recompose your picture with the subject off-centre — the picture is taken when you release the shutter-release button. Simple, once you know.

And no shutter lag

Hold the shutter-release button to focus the subject. Now get people to look your way, smile, etc. When you release the button the picture is taken almost immediately, and taking pictures of moving subjects no longer requires a highly developed sense of precognition 😉