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    Only problem I have with this is that I like to press my camera button to launch the camera, any way to change this to a different app? If so I would buy it.

    EDIT - noticed I could just tap Lenses then ProShot, not perfect but better than unlocking and tapping the app!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jealy666 View Post
    Only problem I have with this is that I like to press my camera button to launch the camera, any way to change this to a different app? If so I would buy it.

    EDIT - noticed I could just tap Lenses then ProShot, not perfect but better than unlocking and tapping the app!
    Guess thats not possible at all even in future, thats why nokia put in Lenses for 3rd party photography app :(
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    ProShot rocks, check this one out, 4 seconds, ISO 100
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    #29  
    Try Proshot with everything auto versus the default camera app - it is MUCH better on the 8x, don't know about the Lumia.

    Proshot is my default camera app, I don't even use the built in app anymore.
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    This photography project is about to get a whole lot more interesting.

    "Fortune cookie said: 'Outlook not so good'. I said: 'Sure, but Microsoft ships it anyway'."
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    Hi! Since I had my son I like to take more pictures now!!! So I'm kind of new to all those settings for the camera. Now I've read some settings that you have setup for the proshot app and I'm a little confuse. In a dark place for example in the living room at night what could be the best options for:
    - shutter
    - ev (-2 to +2)
    - focus
    - AF assist
    - ISO

    Only of you have time and willing to write the settings, I would really appreciate it!!!!!

    Thanks in advance!!!!
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    Hi! Since I had my son I like to take more pictures now!!! So I'm kind of new to all those settings for the camera. Now I've read some settings that you have setup for the proshot app and I'm a little confuse. In a dark place for example in the living room at night what could be the best options for:
    - shutter
    - ev (-2 to +2)
    - auto focus
    - AF assist
    - ISO

    Only of you have time and willing to write the settings, I would really appreciate it!!!!!

    Thanks in advance!!!!
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    Hello, how do you achieve 4sec exposure? I can only find up to 1/2.
    nice photos
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruPlaya187 View Post
    Hi! Since I had my son I like to take more pictures now!!! So I'm kind of new to all those settings for the camera. Now I've read some settings that you have setup for the proshot app and I'm a little confuse. In a dark place for example in the living room at night what could be the best options for:
    - shutter
    - ev (-2 to +2)
    - auto focus
    - AF assist
    - ISO

    Only of you have time and willing to write the settings, I would really appreciate it!!!!!

    Thanks in advance!!!!
    I don't know much about photography but until someone else reply you can use the Sport mode on the default camera app of your windows phone and the rest on auto/default, that should do if you have a little kid running around.
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    Hello! I am the developer for ProShot. I am really happy to see everyone enjoying the app!
    If anybody has any questions, please ask away! I tried addressing the most common ones here: ProShot

    Jason, you only have 1/2s exposure available because that is the longest exposure your hardware supports. I think only Nokia Lumia 920 (and perhaps 820?) support 4 sec exposures, and only after the Portico update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RiseUpGames View Post
    Hello! I am the developer for ProShot. I am really happy to see everyone enjoying the app!
    If anybody has any questions, please ask away! I tried addressing the most common ones here: ProShot

    Jason, you only have 1/2s exposure available because that is the longest exposure your hardware supports. I think only Nokia Lumia 920 (and perhaps 820?) support 4 sec exposures, and only after the Portico update.
    Hi! Very happy using your app, purchased it immediately after trying it. One question, is it possible for you to add in a timer? So taking pictures with long exposure are easier too ^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by RiseUpGames View Post
    Hello! I am the developer for ProShot. I am really happy to see everyone enjoying the app!
    If anybody has any questions, please ask away! I tried addressing the most common ones here: ProShot

    Jason, you only have 1/2s exposure available because that is the longest exposure your hardware supports. I think only Nokia Lumia 920 (and perhaps 820?) support 4 sec exposures, and only after the Portico update.
    Hey, just saw this thread and decided to buy the app. Anyway to have the ability to delete photos in the ProShot lens? Would be nice to have the same options as in the native app, I realize I can press back to get into the native app and then from there find the photo and delete it but would be more convenient.

    Great app though, better than the stock I find.
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    #38  
    Bought this app because I wanted to try out the manual focus. It works great. However, my 920 got extremely hot afterwards. Did anyone else experience this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruPlaya187 View Post
    Hi! Since I had my son I like to take more pictures now!!! So I'm kind of new to all those settings for the camera. Now I've read some settings that you have setup for the proshot app and I'm a little confuse. In a dark place for example in the living room at night what could be the best options for:
    - shutter
    - ev (-2 to +2)
    - focus
    - AF assist
    - ISO

    Only of you have time and willing to write the settings, I would really appreciate it!!!!!

    Thanks in advance!!!!
    hi truplaya,

    There is no one size fit all kind of solution to photography.

    You need to just learn the basics as to what controls what and how it effects the output.

    Since I am typing this from my phone I am not able to give a more detailed explanation or provide exact links.

    Checkout dpreview.com or even more.com iPhone photography section as there are very good articles on the basics.

    And coming to your question,
    Set focus to auto, focus assist to on, ISO to 400 or 800. If you are manually adjusting the shutter speed, I would suggest a slow setting of 1/16 to 1/4 max, anything slower would introduce a lot of camera shake. Even at 1/4 this is a problem. Also motion blur will be there. So my advice is leave shutter speed at auto.

    The EV setting is like a tuner for compensating exposure which adjusts other settings like ISO or shutter speedy depending on the mode you are in. Basically the + side increases exposure and the - side decreases it. So for dark scenes increasing ev would help but its subjective.

    Hope this helps. Will try to put up some links later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Papapanagiotakis View Post
    Hello, how do you achieve 4sec exposure? I can only find up to 1/2.
    nice photos
    I use app called ProShot, there You can change shutter speed (exposure time) up to 4 seconds.
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    @RiseUpGames:

    Thanks for this awesome app. Regarding suggestions, timer is really good to have. If you can do something about viewer it would be great too, what I mean here is to be able to see full res photo.
    I can see that you are good developer and if you are reading lumia 920 forums it is like nr 1 complain, photo viewer only shows like 1280x720 photo ( downscaled) but when you zoom in, photo viewer do not show you more pixels but interpolate between these downscaled 1280x720 which makes us see our pictures as blurred.
    May be it is good to create completely new photo viewer with ability to zoom in to 100% and see every pixel, and then possibily arrange photos by albums, if you can do that I am your byer nr 1, like I bought ProShot directly after I saw this thred ! And there is a lot of people beside me who wants these things, so if you can do it, i am sure it will bring you a lot of money !
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    Quote Originally Posted by pen zoil View Post
    Hi! Very happy using your app, purchased it immediately after trying it. One question, is it possible for you to add in a timer? So taking pictures with long exposure are easier too ^^
    Coming in the next update, along with a few other things ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by mapleleafs89 View Post
    Hey, just saw this thread and decided to buy the app. Anyway to have the ability to delete photos in the ProShot lens? Would be nice to have the same options as in the native app, I realize I can press back to get into the native app and then from there find the photo and delete it but would be more convenient.

    Great app though, better than the stock I find.
    Unfortunately, I cannot implement a delete option, it's a limitation of the API. I had two approaches: 1) save all photos taken, lose the ability to delete them within app or 2) require the user to manually select which photo they want to save to their camera roll, and then save it.

    I ultimately decided to go with the first option, as requiring the user to manually select which photos to save adds an extra step to the photo-taking process, and that extra step makes photography feel like a chore.
    As soon as the API opens up a bit more and allows developers to delete pictures from the Camera Roll, I will add this feature!

    Quote Originally Posted by HeyCori View Post
    Bought this app because I wanted to try out the manual focus. It works great. However, my 920 got extremely hot afterwards. Did anyone else experience this?
    My Lumia 920 perhaps did get a little warm after extended use, but it was no more so than watching a video or playing a game.

    Quote Originally Posted by barareklam View Post
    @RiseUpGames:

    Thanks for this awesome app. Regarding suggestions, timer is really good to have. If you can do something about viewer it would be great too, what I mean here is to be able to see full res photo.
    I can see that you are good developer and if you are reading lumia 920 forums it is like nr 1 complain, photo viewer only shows like 1280x720 photo ( downscaled) but when you zoom in, photo viewer do not show you more pixels but interpolate between these downscaled 1280x720 which makes us see our pictures as blurred.
    May be it is good to create completely new photo viewer with ability to zoom in to 100% and see every pixel, and then possibily arrange photos by albums, if you can do that I am your byer nr 1, like I bought ProShot directly after I saw this thred ! And there is a lot of people beside me who wants these things, so if you can do it, i am sure it will bring you a lot of money !
    Unfortunately, I have to use smaller versions of the image for the viewer due to memory concerns.
    Having a photo album arranging feature is a great idea! I looked into such a thing a bit in the past, but I don't think the functions available to developers were satisfactory enough for what I wanted to accomplish. It's possible to implement albums within the app, but I'm not sure the functions are there to integrate that into the pictures hub. Once I finish the next update (v2.3) I will look into it more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RiseUpGames View Post

    Unfortunately, I have to use smaller versions of the image for the viewer due to memory concerns.
    Having a photo album arranging feature is a great idea! I looked into such a thing a bit in the past, but I don't think the functions available to developers were satisfactory enough for what I wanted to accomplish. It's possible to implement albums within the app, but I'm not sure the functions are there to integrate that into the pictures hub. Once I finish the next update (v2.3) I will look into it more.
    Can you at least look at 50% zoom in versions please, maybe it does not need that much memory but give somehow good quality. Thanks. By 50% I mean image will be like 2000x1600 or something like that depending on ratio.
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    @riseupgames
    There seems to be a bug in the manual focus mode.

    1. In any mode A,P or M switching from autofocus to manual, requires the slider to be activated to refresh focus.
    For example in manual mode I set the slider to macro, then switch to autofocus and the come back to manual, the focus is blurred, we have to activate the slider to refocus.

    2. In manual shooting mode, in manual focus, if the shutter speed is 1 or slower, after the shot is taken and the view finder refreshes, its goes out of focus and i have to again go into the menu and activate the slider to reset the focus.

    Please correct these bugs.
    A couple of suggestions.
    1. Please include a reset option in the settings to reset the settings in A, P & M modes.

    2. A toggle for the ISO to change it on the fly in the viewfinder. It can be automatically made to be visible when the ISO setting is not in auto.

    3. A slider for the manual focus in the view finder, so that we can change it on the fly!

    Thanks for the wonderful app.

    Edit:
    Better to make the ISO readout in the viewfinder a cycle switch to tap and change the ISO. Auto, tap, 100, tap, 200, and so on..
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    #45  
    Love ProShot :) However, is there a quick way:
    - to delete a captured photo?
    - 200% zoom when manual focusing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by radekhulan View Post
    Love ProShot :) However, is there a quick way:
    - to delete a captured photo?
    - 200% zoom when manual focusing?
    not possible to delete, API restriction as explained by the dev.

    Good suggestion for the zoom in manual focus 😊
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    #47  
    I got tempted and bought this app myself.
    I really like the UI and the way for example Burst mode was implemented. In CameraPro burst mode is really slow because it tries to save one picture by one, which is not optimal because you may miss the moment. In ProShot all pictures are put to buffer and saved in the end.

    Edit: Just noticed, that ProShot saves bursts only in 1024 x 768 which is a bit dissapointing, CameraPro may be slow but it is because it saves in the preselected resolution...

    I hope you guys will implement some features that CameraPro has, like maybe time lapse (maybe with option to turn off the screen), or bracketing or even true HDR?

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RiseUpGames View Post
    Hello! I am the developer for ProShot. I am really happy to see everyone enjoying the app!
    If anybody has any questions, please ask away! I tried addressing the most common ones here: ProShot

    Jason, you only have 1/2s exposure available because that is the longest exposure your hardware supports. I think only Nokia Lumia 920 (and perhaps 820?) support 4 sec exposures, and only after the Portico update.
    The fact you're involved with the community just earned yourself another customer - I was sort of on the fence about it.

    Keep up the good work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rajkumr View Post
    @riseupgames
    There seems to be a bug in the manual focus mode.

    1. In any mode A,P or M switching from autofocus to manual, requires the slider to be activated to refresh focus.
    For example in manual mode I set the slider to macro, then switch to autofocus and the come back to manual, the focus is blurred, we have to activate the slider to refocus.

    2. In manual shooting mode, in manual focus, if the shutter speed is 1 or slower, after the shot is taken and the view finder refreshes, its goes out of focus and i have to again go into the menu and activate the slider to reset the focus.

    Please correct these bugs.
    A couple of suggestions.
    1. Please include a reset option in the settings to reset the settings in A, P & M modes.

    2. A toggle for the ISO to change it on the fly in the viewfinder. It can be automatically made to be visible when the ISO setting is not in auto.

    3. A slider for the manual focus in the view finder, so that we can change it on the fly!

    Thanks for the wonderful app.

    Edit:
    Better to make the ISO readout in the viewfinder a cycle switch to tap and change the ISO. Auto, tap, 100, tap, 200, and so on..
    1) You are right! Manual focus follows the slider value rather than the slider value following focus. I'll see if I can squeeze that fix into the next update.
    2) Hmm, a reset option is an interesting addition. I'll see about how to integrate such an option into the UI (in a future update)
    3) ISO toggle & Manual focus slider ideas: these are great ideas, but I worry about the confusion that could occur by spreading UI controls all over the interface. I would like to adhere as much as possible to the two-panel UI that ProShot currently has. There were many, many reasons behind this decision!


    Quote Originally Posted by radekhulan View Post
    Love ProShot :) However, is there a quick way:
    - to delete a captured photo?
    - 200% zoom when manual focusing?
    I haven't implemented it yet, but it is planned for the 2.3 update. Jeez, you guys are spoiling all of the surprises! :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by un hombre View Post
    I got tempted and bought this app myself.
    I really like the UI and the way for example Burst mode was implemented. In CameraPro burst mode is really slow because it tries to save one picture by one, which is not optimal because you may miss the moment. In ProShot all pictures are put to buffer and saved in the end.

    Edit: Just noticed, that ProShot saves bursts only in 1024 x 768 which is a bit dissapointing, CameraPro may be slow but it is because it saves in the preselected resolution...

    I hope you guys will implement some features that CameraPro has, like maybe time lapse (maybe with option to turn off the screen), or bracketing or even true HDR?

    Cheers!
    The current burst shot capabilities of these phones are far too slow to implement a decent HDR mode, or a full-resolution burst mode. I am waiting for an update to the API that may help with this (but have no idea when it is coming). If you notice, the results from ProShot burst mode are similar to Microsoft's Blink app, which shows you that this is the best we can do for now. If you have a high resolution phone (Lumia 920, HTC 8X), the burst mode resolutions will be 1024x768 or 1280x720 depending on the aspect ratio you have set.

    And geez! Do you guys have access to my roadmap?? Timelapse is also coming haha. I was planning on announcing v2.3 features Sunday evening here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jealy666 View Post
    The fact you're involved with the community just earned yourself another customer - I was sort of on the fence about it.

    Keep up the good work!
    Thank you! I hope you enjoy ProShot!
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