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Selfies with or without HDR?... 5T

  1. Herbert_Lagos
    Jelly Bean Nov 28, 2018

    Herbert_Lagos , Nov 28, 2018 :
    Well I create this new thread even though there are inumerous ones already about how bad, how crap, how degraded since introduction, generally criticizing the bad photography quality of the device allegedly is....

    Very often myself as well as others (@NahbiCris, @borft, @Waveform Modifier, etc) have replied and showed that it is not the device and its stock camera app, but the photographers who do not take the time to learn how to best use their device. Of course the app can still be improved but it's absolutely not crap!

    Now I generally advise people not to use HDR if they do not know exactly in which situations it might be useful. Also whenever possible do several shots of same subject, without, with hdr maybe even in Pro Mode fully automatic or with user defined configuration.

    One of the many returning complaints with sample pics is selfies made with strong light in front of the lens i.e. behind the subject. These look overexposed, under saturated etc.

    Well a bit like this, no HDR, no beautifying option used:

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    I used the exposure slider which appears when you tap on the preview screen to reduce luminosity, otherwise this would be the result :

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    Now this is a situation where HDR can and should be used as well as the exposure slider and this is the result :

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    I think any further comment is useless as it shows clearly that even on OnePlus 5T the HDR can do an excellent job... If you know how to use it.


    PS. As oneplus hdr is based on software post-processing it's in fact not b true HDR. True one uses at least three sequential images at different exposures and then combines them into final result. Just for demonstration purposes I used Open Camera to show the procedure.

    These are the three differently exposed pics of which none is really good: 1543419010149.jpg

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    And after processing that's the final result : 1543419044562.jpg
     
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  2. xnutzii
    Lollipop Nov 28, 2018

    xnutzii , Nov 28, 2018 :
    Great information, I'll use this thread for people saying the cam is overexposing!
     

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  3. Herbert_Lagos
    Jelly Bean Nov 28, 2018

    Herbert_Lagos , Nov 28, 2018 :
    Be my guest [e]1f44d[/e]
     

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  4. Mukund760
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 28, 2018

    Mukund760 , Nov 28, 2018 :
    The Camera is over-exposing the images on Auto mode but you can always lower it. No one denied it but the GCam mod is usually a lot better at auto exposing. Phone Cameras are generally used by people who do not have knowledge about photography thus it has a "Auto" mode. A phone camera should automatically adjusts to the best conditions (Like Google Pixel/iPhones etc) instead of forcing user to adjust it. Its a Point and shoot not a DSLR.
     

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  5. Herbert_Lagos
    Jelly Bean Nov 28, 2018

    Herbert_Lagos , Nov 28, 2018 :
    Now I just made this with GCmod, no hdr.... You mean that's better? Really?....
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  6. Mukund760
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 28, 2018

  7. Mukund760
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 28, 2018

    Mukund760 , Nov 28, 2018 :


    Herbert_Lagos

    Now I just made this with GCmod, no hdr.... You mean that's better? Really?....
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    Yes it certainly alot better than the stock camera one with no hdr. btw how did you get GCam (front Cam) working on 5T/5
     

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  8. Mukund760
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 28, 2018

    Mukund760 , Nov 28, 2018 :
    My point is that the auto hdr never kicks in with the stock app in front camera.
     

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  9. Herbert_Lagos
    Jelly Bean Nov 28, 2018

    Herbert_Lagos , Nov 28, 2018 :
    This is Gcmod no hdr

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    And this stock no hdr

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    Both overexposed outside roughly same but stock does expose more correctly face.

    But if you are more happy with GCmod that's fine.

    Just remember you b the content of my thread is not about gcmod qualities or flaws, but about b using our not hdr.
    Allow me therefore to tell you that your comment is out of concern because not responding to the thread's content.
    Thank you.
     

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  10. Mukund760
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 28, 2018

    Mukund760 , Nov 28, 2018 :
    Google Cam
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    Stock App
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    which one would you prefer. Both on auto
     

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  11. Herbert_Lagos
    Jelly Bean Nov 28, 2018

    Herbert_Lagos , Nov 28, 2018 :


    It works without hdr....​
     

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  12. Herbert_Lagos
    Jelly Bean Nov 28, 2018


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  13. Mukund760
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 28, 2018

    Mukund760 , Nov 28, 2018 :


    Herbert_Lagos

    Can you please read the title of my thread? What does it say?
    So please post rear camera pics and comments about gcmod to corresponding existing threads. Thanks​


    Oh sorry. I was just trying to prove that Auto HDR on stock app rarely kicks in. Sorry again.
     

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  14. Herbert_Lagos
    Jelly Bean Nov 28, 2018

    Herbert_Lagos , Nov 28, 2018 :
    If u select hdr fully, not hdr(a) it works. But I also wrote in my thread better don't use hdr at all if you don't know when it's useful.

    By the way your argument about point and shoot is only partially valid. All devices, be it cellphone, microwave, wash machine or whatever imply a learning process. There is no magic which makes things perfect just pressing a button.
    That's marketing lies!
     

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  15. Mukund760
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 28, 2018

    Mukund760 , Nov 28, 2018 :
    Maybe you're right. Lets see if OP can improve their camera with Android Pie. Hopefully they can do something like Google. Getting things closer to perfect.
     

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  16. Herbert_Lagos
    Jelly Bean Nov 28, 2018

    Herbert_Lagos , Nov 28, 2018 :
    As per posts I've seen apparently on Pie Gcmod can be used without need to root. But again that's also not this thread's concern.... [e]1f609[/e][e]1f44d[/e]
     

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  17. G_Ahmed_Moussa_Msat
    Froyo Nov 28, 2018


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  18. Prince Prahalad
    Froyo Nov 29, 2018


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  19. Herbert_Lagos
    Jelly Bean Nov 29, 2018


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  20. Prince Prahalad
    Froyo Nov 29, 2018

    Prince Prahalad , Nov 29, 2018 :
    Google camera... That he use to take front pictures of his face... From his phone to take some great pictures that stand out differently from the oneplus's stock camera ...
    And results were much better...
    So if you understand that's fine...
    If not than i can explain more in details....


    Hope you understand.. [e]1f60a[/e]
     

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