Introducing Clear Image!

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  1. btown007
    Gingerbread Aug 11, 2014

  2. mipam
    Gingerbread Aug 11, 2014

    mipam , Aug 11, 2014 :
    Wonderfull! Amazing feature! :cool:
    I wish I had a device to try this out...

  3. vinay mallik
    Gingerbread Aug 11, 2014

  4. mgl888
    Froyo Aug 11, 2014

    mgl888 , Aug 11, 2014 :
    I'm not super impressed. I don't think the clearimage brings out more detail. In fact, it reduces sharpness, which hides detail. Guess I'll wait and see

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  5. eXsoR
    Eclair Aug 11, 2014

    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 11, 2014

  7. spyd4r
    Honeycomb Aug 11, 2014

  8. naumo
    Gingerbread Aug 11, 2014

  9. nickmurphyphotos
    Froyo Aug 11, 2014

    nickmurphyphotos , Aug 11, 2014 :
    I have mixed feelings on this after viewing the linked hi-res images.


    While the Clear Image version may appear better at first glance, I have a couple of issues with it. First, it seems to have less dynamic range than the original. Also, while the original shots have more noise, the clear image preserves less detail and looks like it receives more heavy-handed noise reduction. I'd rather start with a noisier image and adjust NR to taste; especially in the hotel image I would like to retain more sharpness and highlights (look at the chandelier).

    I feel like I could achieve better results just by manually adjusting to a lower ISO. I think Auto mode default ISO is too high (probably for the sake of reducing the chance of a blurry photo).

    Is this how they come exactly out of the camera? When you say "stitching" it suggests that maybe you're making an image with larger dimensions, but these are the same size. And it does say in the OP that the resulting image is higher res. So, let's hope the Clear Image has been downsized to match the resolution of the original. The more pixels we have to play with, the better!
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2014

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  10. Walkin_mn
    Jelly Bean Aug 11, 2014

    Walkin_mn , Aug 11, 2014 :
    Cool feature, can't wait to try it

  11. MichelMM
    Froyo Aug 11, 2014

    MichelMM , Aug 11, 2014 :
    TIP: Would be nice if the poster of this or any announcement could mention in an article how an update wil be added on our 1+1. With the next OTA or directly through an App update, which also could be an option?

    Many thanks in advance !

    arun742 likes this.
  12. tjy724
    Honeycomb Aug 11, 2014

  13. mamarios
    Froyo Aug 11, 2014

  14. Daumier
    Eclair Aug 11, 2014

    Daumier , Aug 11, 2014 :
    It just looks like you're smoothing the pictures, there's no additional detail in those pics.

    Anyway, how come the camera takes 13mp pics in 4:3 or something? The screen live view does not actually cover the entire picture. it's ridiculous.

    caspere likes this.
  15. shwiseneversettles
    Cupcake Aug 11, 2014

    shwiseneversettles , Aug 11, 2014 :
    APK? Please?

  16. crowny13
    Jelly Bean Aug 11, 2014

  17. LAD2014
    Honeycomb Aug 11, 2014

  18. Sulaco
    Gingerbread Aug 11, 2014

    Sulaco , Aug 11, 2014 :
    Am I the only one who prefers the non-clear image in the samples provided? The "Clear Image" pictures look washed out and have less detail. They appear to have less noise, but overall they don't look nearly as good.

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  19. TeamValor91
    Community Veteran Aug 11, 2014

  20. Machira
    Cupcake Aug 11, 2014

    Machira , Aug 11, 2014 :
    If you download the full res version of the pics and zoom in, you can see that even in areas where it's incredibly noisy, applying even the tiniest amount of smoothing effect would blur out the details. But the Clear Image option seems to bring back a lot of detail while keeping the noise low. It probably works on the same principle as stacking, in astrophotography.