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  1. Smyrna5's Avatar
    Good tip, mike. I have also used the voice cam app, but not sure I can run it with ProShot at teh same time.
    Last edited by Smyrna5; 09-23-2013 at 07:40 AM.
    09-22-2013 05:29 AM
  2. djmuzi's Avatar
    Manual focus


    Untitled by m1.m1., on Flickr


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    Untitled by m1.m1., on Flickr
    Last edited by djmuzi; 09-23-2013 at 03:27 AM.
    09-23-2013 03:11 AM
  3. djmuzi's Avatar
    Quick question, what do you think about this UI color change? I am planning on changing the menu to black, and only using color for certain accents (color is customizable, defaults to phone's accent color)

    Yay or nay? Thank you for your feedback!

    Attachment 37371
    I can't find this menu anymore.

    It would be nice for landscape photography to set this once and never set is again. Infinity focus does not work on Lumia 925
    09-23-2013 03:27 AM
  4. Muessig's Avatar
    The focus is now a circular ring which you can set without having to enter a menu. It's on the right hand side of the display. Tap the "AF" and dial up the focus.
    09-26-2013 11:36 AM
  5. djmuzi's Avatar
    Yes I know but I would like to safe it permanently. Please make the C slots fully customizable!!!!!
    09-27-2013 04:52 AM
  6. RiseUpGames's Avatar
    Hi everyone!!

    I am really really sorry that I have be MIA this month. Between the Future | Capture competition, taking a short vacation, my grandmother passing away, and having to go to her remote village in Greece, I have had very limited access to WiFi and electricity these past few weeks.

    I will be traveling back to the States on Monday, and will be back to business as soon as I can get home. I will try to respond to posted questions / suggestions asap, but I might not get a chance til early next week. I really truly appreciate your patience!

    I will have some good news to report on v2.9 then, too :)
    09-27-2013 08:33 PM
  7. rubenwidjaja's Avatar
    Hi everyone!!

    I am really really sorry that I have be MIA this month. Between the Future | Capture competition, taking a short vacation, my grandmother passing away, and having to go to her remote village in Greece, I have had very limited access to WiFi and electricity these past few weeks.

    I will be traveling back to the States on Monday, and will be back to business as soon as I can get home. I will try to respond to posted questions / suggestions asap, but I might not get a chance til early next week. I really truly appreciate your patience!

    I will have some good news to report on v2.9 then, too :)
    Hi RiseUpGames,

    Long time no see :)
    I knew it that you had bad accident because I never see your post last 2 weeks :( and I feel sorry to your grandmother.
    I will waiting for next v2.9, thanks RiseUpGames.
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    09-27-2013 08:56 PM
  8. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Hi everyone!!

    I am really really sorry that I have be MIA this month. Between the Future | Capture competition, taking a short vacation, my grandmother passing away, and having to go to her remote village in Greece, I have had very limited access to WiFi and electricity these past few weeks.

    I will be traveling back to the States on Monday, and will be back to business as soon as I can get home. I will try to respond to posted questions / suggestions asap, but I might not get a chance til early next week. I really truly appreciate your patience!

    I will have some good news to report on v2.9 then, too :)
    Well, you can do this!
    You've been through harder times before,why quit now?

    Looking forward to finally try this out once carrier billing comes to the Philippines.
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    09-27-2013 09:51 PM
  9. djmuzi's Avatar
    Proshot app got 50% off today :)

    Is it possible to make the Manual focus to be safed in the C settings?


    2013_09_29_15_56_34_ProShot by m1.m1., on Flickr


    2013_09_29_16_01_14_ProShot by m1.m1., on Flickr

    Shot with Proshot and afterwards edited with Faststone.

    I added a bit contrast, rose shadow details and lowered Exposure A LOT! The 925 overexposes massively.

    Contrast can be turned to +1 in the Proshot app but afterwards you have to bring back shadow details.
    Last edited by djmuzi; 10-01-2013 at 03:25 AM.
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    10-01-2013 03:14 AM
  10. RiseUpGames's Avatar
    Ooook I'm back! Sorry again for being gone for so long. It's good to be back in business. Time to respond to your posts!


    For dummies like me, I'd like to see an optional message on the opening or splash screen that reminds me to clean my lens. Since I keep my camera in my pocket, it always has fingerprints on it, and I sometimes don't remember to clean it when I see a great shot.

    Super app, by the way. Keep up the good work.
    Hmm, interesting idea! It's too bad that splash screens can't be localized (as far as I can tell). Still, something I could look into.



    When sharing photos with other photography bugs, its nice to include the camera info, such as ISO, shutter speed, etc. I know I can see this on the bottom of the pictures I take with ProShot by hitting the i button. Is there an easy way to include it photos I share?
    I'm sorry, there's no option for this. If there's enough demand though I'll add it to my (already massive!) to-do list.



    Hey Eddie, just saw the article on the competition and sorry that you didn't win but your idea of infinite zoom is really cool. That must have been quite an experience!
    Thank you! And oh my God it was an incredible experience, I can't thank Nokia enough for it. They took great care of us.
    I'm totally fine that my idea didn't win, it was barely even a functioning prototype by the end, haha. Rudi and Shida's app is awesome, they showed some amazing examples of it in use. Their idea is going to go far; they truly deserved first place.

    The good news for me (and for the photo community at large) is that my idea works, it's totally possible. My teammate and I are very interested in pursing it further :)



    I just wanted to let you know that on L920 Amber update fixed the persistent gps EXIF data ;)
    Glad to hear it! I'd been meaning to check up on that




    Proshot Infinity Focus is very blurry (why?????????)

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    Proshot Infinity by m1.m1., on Flickr
    Darn, is it broken on the 925 too? (the 920 also doesn't work) This feature is available for all Nokia devices, but so far it seems like it's only working on the 520 and the 1020 (I don't have 6XX, 7XX, 8XX phones to test). I'm going to have to investigate this further.



    So glad that Proshot works on your devices, on my 925 it simply can't focus...
    I've had this issue from time to time on my 920 as well.
    Are you referring to the infinity focus option, or just in general? I haven't written any custom AF algorithms for ProShot, it uses whatever autofocus functions are built into the camera's hardware. I'm not sure why it wouldn't work sometimes, unless there is not enough contrast to focus on anything (these cameras use contrast-detect AF)



    I can't find this menu anymore.

    It would be nice for landscape photography to set this once and never set is again. Infinity focus does not work on Lumia 925
    The focus is now a circular ring which you can set without having to enter a menu. It's on the right hand side of the display. Tap the "AF" and dial up the focus.

    Shortcut: you don't need to tap the AF button to go into MF mode. Just slide your finger along the dial and it automatically goes to MF :)



    Yes I know but I would like to safe it permanently. Please make the C slots fully customizable!!!!!
    I've had a debate with myself about that. When I tied the focus to the camera modes, it became a bit confusing switching between camera modes, so I stuck with the way it is on most DSLRs -> the focus mode is a global value that spans camera modes.


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    Hmm, I think I promised some v2.9 news. Things got a little hectic and I'm behind schedule, so perhaps I'll... filter my teaser for now. Good things are coming.
    10-02-2013 08:38 PM
  11. Smyrna5's Avatar
    I've noticed the infinity focus thing is off a bit too on my 521. I can focus it just fine in manual mode as long as I don't take the setting all they way up to infinity. It just goes a little bit past where it should on distance. Whatever software or hardware stops the lens from going past infinity just doesn't seem to work, on either ProCam, the native app, or Proshot, so I don't think its a problem with the ProShot software. I think that is why there are so many posts on the forum about out of focus pics. For some strange reason, it doesn't always seem to happen on automatic though.
    10-02-2013 09:00 PM
  12. RiseUpGames's Avatar
    I've noticed the infinity focus thing is off a bit too on my 521. I can focus it just fine in manual mode as long as I don't take the setting all they way up to infinity. It just goes a little bit past where it should on distance. Whatever software or hardware stops the lens from going past infinity just doesn't seem to work, on either ProCam, the native app, or Proshot, so I don't think its a problem with the ProShot software. I think that is why there are so many posts on the forum about out of focus pics. For some strange reason, it doesn't always seem to happen on automatic though.
    Ah yes, that is the hyperfocal distance. All phones for WP can focus past infinity. Unfortunately there's no way of telling (though the API) where infinity lies.
    Does the Infinity AF button work though? On the 920 it takes a blurry photo, but on my 520 & 1020 it worked fine.
    10-02-2013 09:18 PM
  13. Smyrna5's Avatar
    Ah yes, that is the hyperfocal distance. All phones for WP can focus past infinity. Unfortunately there's no way of telling (though the API) where infinity lies.
    Does the Infinity AF button work though? On the 920 it takes a blurry photo, but on my 520 & 1020 it worked fine.
    I've taken so many pictures that came out blurry that I almost never use Auto anymore, and can't remember which of the 3 apps were particularly bad. I'll take some pictures tomorrow with ProShot on Auto and let you know. I am using a 521, by the way.

    I do wonder how any of the apps know when to stop if they can go into hyperfocal range. I assume it is some sort of algorithm that can figure out when most of the background is in focus. Whatever it is, I think Nokia/Microsoft needs to do a bit more work on it.
    Last edited by Smyrna5; 10-02-2013 at 09:53 PM.
    10-02-2013 09:32 PM
  14. Smyrna5's Avatar
    Here is something else interesting. I can take a picture with ProShot (or the other camera apps) that is as in focus as I can get it manually. Then, once its saved it won't always be as in focus as what I saw on the screen - sometimes yes, sometimes no. That effect has been reported a lot elsewhere for ProCam etc. But, here is the interesting part. I can pinch zoom in and out a bit and get the details on the picture (such as printed letters) to be as sharp as tacks. Zoom a little more, or less and they become a bit fuzzy again. Obviously, the camera has recorded all the information needed for a super sharp picture, but the display algorithms of the phone's screen don't always show it. When you look at the saved pictures on a computer the pictures you can see the same effect by zooming in and out a bit. It may have something to do with the number of pixels available to represent the edges of objects. Zoom out enough on the saved picture and there aren't enough pixels to give and object sharp edges. Zoom in too much and you can see the individual pixels (pixelization). Zoom in just right in post processing and you get the sharpest representation of the object.

    A lot of the out of focus reports are probably being caused by this.
    Last edited by Smyrna5; 10-03-2013 at 12:00 AM.
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    10-02-2013 11:44 PM
  15. djmuzi's Avatar
    Touch Focus makes more blurry photo than on Pro Cam.

    Optimal focus is a bit under the second last mark on manual focus scale
    10-03-2013 10:34 AM
  16. RiseUpGames's Avatar
    It may have something to do with the number of pixels available to represent the edges of objects. Zoom out enough on the saved picture and there aren't enough pixels to give and object sharp edges. Zoom in too much and you can see the individual pixels (pixelization).
    Precisely.
    10-03-2013 11:11 AM
  17. slimshaney2012's Avatar
    Loving the app.

    However, could an alternative icon be used for the Live Tile.

    On my L620' the icon is too detailed so looks pretty poor on the small icon - too messy so to speak compared to all the surrounding tile icons.

    It works better on the medium and large tiles, but doesn't need the scroll effect showing ' ProShot' text because medium and large size tiles already say 'ProShot' in the bottom left corner. So this repetition looks silly/not consistent with surrounding tiles.

    Perhaps the option to have the original logo/icon and an alternative 'basic camera icon'.

    I know it's only a small issue but looks of the tiles are important and ProShot's look out of place.

    Cheers,
    Shane :)
    10-06-2013 02:04 PM
  18. RiseUpGames's Avatar
    Loving the app.

    However, could an alternative icon be used for the Live Tile.

    On my L620' the icon is too detailed so looks pretty poor on the small icon - too messy so to speak compared to all the surrounding tile icons.

    It works better on the medium and large tiles, but doesn't need the scroll effect showing ' ProShot' text because medium and large size tiles already say 'ProShot' in the bottom left corner. So this repetition looks silly/not consistent with surrounding tiles.

    Perhaps the option to have the original logo/icon and an alternative 'basic camera icon'.

    I know it's only a small issue but looks of the tiles are important and ProShot's look out of place.

    Cheers,
    Shane :)
    Glad to hear you're loving ProShot!
    While the icon is not the worst out there, I do agree that there is room for improvement.

    I currently have a complete code re-write planned for v3.0, including a visual overhaul. It's probably too ambitious though and the sun may explode before I ever finish, so I might try and roll out the visual updates incrementally.

    My focus right now, however, are the updates I've planned for v2.9, which are unfortunately taking a lot longer than expected to finish. There are so many awesome features in beta waiting for you all to try, it's driving me nuts that they're not out yet! :)
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    10-06-2013 04:01 PM
  19. slimshaney2012's Avatar
    Cracking news. :)

    Cheers for the quick response. You're a credit to app developers.

    Ta,
    Shane :)
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    10-06-2013 04:28 PM
  20. mikeymcz's Avatar
    There are so many awesome features in beta waiting for you all to try, it's driving me nuts that they're not out yet! :)
    Hi RiseUpGames,

    Do you have Beta version available in store for testing?
    10-07-2013 12:51 AM
  21. RiseUpGames's Avatar
    Hi RiseUpGames,

    Do you have Beta version available in store for testing?
    I'm sorry, there is no public beta. I'm....pretty private about my work ^_^
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    10-07-2013 02:20 AM
  22. james05gt's Avatar
    After going thru all the pages on this thread, went and bought it! my first wp8 app purchase! loving the app so far and I'm very surprised about the colors! its..colorful! lol my 920 suffers from that bug after updating to gdr2/amber where the colors are fuzzy and just not right when using procam even after playing with different settings. First pics with ProShot testing out the colors, everything auto.
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    10-07-2013 04:36 PM
  23. Kier Clark's Avatar
    So I finally got the Amber update (thanks ATT for dragging your heels) on my 920. And then I found out about the post processing that is done on photos that makes them look blurred and yellowish. Does this happen even on your app? (which I absolutely love by the way!) Are there ways around it, or do we have to wait on Nokia to do something? It's a shame, because when you look at screenshots of the pictures before the post process, they really do look quite good.
    10-12-2013 05:49 AM
  24. rubenwidjaja's Avatar
    So I finally got the Amber update (thanks ATT for dragging your heels) on my 920. And then I found out about the post processing that is done on photos that makes them look blurred and yellowish. Does this happen even on your app? (which I absolutely love by the way!) Are there ways around it, or do we have to wait on Nokia to do something? It's a shame, because when you look at screenshots of the pictures before the post process, they really do look quite good.
    I just got Amber update too today,hahha
    yes I found similar like blurred, not sharp and yellowish in my Lumia 720 too after update to Amber
    that's happen to all photo apps I have tried so I think that's because windowsphone post processing, not because the apps
    the worst is front camera quality looks very bad (OK quality before amber) :(

    and I just found out my Lumia 720 got f/1,8999 not 1,9 :)
    and got ISO 3200(on auto ISO mode). Don't know this is real ISO 3200 or just bug because the limit ISO I can change just 800, no option to change it to 3200 manually


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    10-12-2013 07:23 AM
  25. RiseUpGames's Avatar
    I just got Amber update too today,hahha
    yes I found similar like blurred, not sharp and yellowish in my Lumia 720 too after update to Amber
    that's happen to all photo apps I have tried so I think that's because windowsphone post processing, not because the apps
    the worst is front camera quality looks very bad (OK quality before amber) :(

    and I just found out my Lumia 720 got f/1,8999 not 1,9 :)
    and got ISO 3200(on auto ISO mode). Don't know this is real ISO 3200 or just bug because the limit ISO I can change just 800, no option to change it to 3200 manually


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    f/1.8999? hahaha. I'll have to clean that up a bit.

    About the ISO... I've been getting a lot of reports from users of Lumia 8XX that their auto ISO also goes to 3200. There's only 100-800 available as options in ProShot because that is what the hardware lists as officially supported. I'm considering adding options that force up to ISO 3200, but I don't have all Nokia devices to test this on, (only 520, 920, and 1020), and was worried that certain hardware might crash when trying to force the settings. I'll have to look into it more after v2.9.

    About the Amber update...the yellowish tint only appears at higher ISOs (I think it starts creeping in at 400 and then just gets worse from there). It's really sad, I don't know why Nokia decided to go with such harsh processing. I like their default colors at low ISO, but high ISO is just bad.

    Unfortunately there's nothing that can be done about it at the moment because the images are processed by Nokia's algorithms before ProShot can even get a hold of them (well, it can be fixed in post, but that's an extra step). What's interesting is what you've noticed: the pic on the screen when you capture a photo looks good, it's just the pic that's saved that has the yellowish colors.

    In code when you ask the camera hardware to take a picture, it returns two items, the actual pic, and a thumbnail of the pic taken. The thumbnail is what gets displayed on the screen before it slides off. That thumbnail doesn't get processed using Nokia's algorithms, but the full res image does. I believe it's something that they'll fix for "Bittersweet Shimmer." At least I sincerely hope so.
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    10-12-2013 01:04 PM
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