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  1. Cesar Tobias's Avatar
    I'm not sure if I've posted these already, but I had some fun playing with shutter speed and a custom green filter. Straight from ProShot, shutter speed was 1/2s:

    Attachment 59932


    Took this of my roommate's dog using manual focus. Added tilt-shift effect in Creative Studio. Colors came from a combo of ProShot effects and adjustments in Creative Studio:

    Attachment 59933
    Where is that combo color effect in proshot?
    03-23-2014 09:04 AM
  2. RiseUpGames's Avatar
    Where is that combo color effect in proshot?
    Sorry I don't quite remember. I end up making random filters, shooting with them for a day or two, then moving on to a new one, heh (side note: I'm expanding on the overlay option in the next version of ProShot which should allow for a lot more useful filter combinations).

    What I do remember from that pic is how the shot was taken: using MF + assist to focus on the eye, and tapping away at the screen until the dog managed to stay still enough to come out mostly blur-free (1/4s shutter speed indoors + hyper Boston terrier = almost impossible haha)
    03-23-2014 06:09 PM
  3. djmuzi's Avatar
    Oh yeah I shoot my Dachshund only with my Canon EOS1100D indoors when he is not sleeping :D
    03-24-2014 02:06 AM
  4. goixiz's Avatar
    Please have separate focus and shoot on screen
    suggestion as an option in configuration. Single or double tap. Tap once focus tap twice focus and take picture for dbl tap
    03-24-2014 05:01 AM
  5. Kim Diedrichsen's Avatar
    Hi everybody.
    now its actually possible for me to do a macroshot, wich i found impossible before.
    for the price im happy with any improvement it can bring to the platform, i really hope that nokia takes notice on this app,
    And give the small developers more room to manouvre and credit for their work.
    My camera of choice until i got the 1020 was anything Canon and pocket, The possibility to change the firmware via CHDK
    makes any 40$ pocket cam into a universal photo gadget.
    I hope for that to happen with these nokia super pocket cam phones eventually.
    Maybe when the next gen gigapix shooters gets released.
    Last edited by Kim Diedrichsen; 03-24-2014 at 05:59 AM. Reason: found answer to question myself.
    03-24-2014 05:21 AM
  6. rockentboy's Avatar
    Luv it. Awesome macro shoot!
    03-27-2014 04:37 AM
  7. azaaa's Avatar
    @riseupgames:

    hello,

    i purchased the app for my 1020, i also have some hdr apps etc installed later, last week pro shot froze for the irst time and after that its just capable to take one or two pictures before the screen gets green (stays that way for other camera apps) and i have to reboot the phone, i was never able to use hdr function, timelapse fuction with 5min intervalls iso 100, fixed wb, auto shutter etc produces the same green screen, but saves it on the camera roll. i bought this phone in germany so i dont know if thats maybe an issue with software etc. after all this frustration i deinstalled the app, reinstalled it-purchased it for the second time! -because this timlapse function where i can deffine everthing in manual its the vital piece of my project, but it didnt helped...do you have any suggestions and is it possible-when i reset my phone completly- to install the pro app without purchasing it for a third time?

    best regard
    04-18-2014 04:24 AM
  8. RiseUpGames's Avatar
    @riseupgames:

    hello,

    i purchased the app for my 1020, i also have some hdr apps etc installed later, last week pro shot froze for the irst time and after that its just capable to take one or two pictures before the screen gets green (stays that way for other camera apps) and i have to reboot the phone, i was never able to use hdr function, timelapse fuction with 5min intervalls iso 100, fixed wb, auto shutter etc produces the same green screen, but saves it on the camera roll. i bought this phone in germany so i dont know if thats maybe an issue with software etc. after all this frustration i deinstalled the app, reinstalled it-purchased it for the second time! -because this timlapse function where i can deffine everthing in manual its the vital piece of my project, but it didnt helped...do you have any suggestions and is it possible-when i reset my phone completly- to install the pro app without purchasing it for a third time?

    best regard
    Hi,

    I am really sorry to hear that you are having so much trouble, I am not sure what the problem could be. I thoroughly tested the timelapse feature on my Lumia 1020 before publishing the current version to the store. If you're shooting at 5min intervals there really shouldn't be a problem, unless....do you have your screen set to automatically lock after a certain amount of time? Once the screen is under lock, the camera hardware automatically turns off. If ProShot then tries to take a photo while the camera hardware is off, it will crash the camera, causing the green screen issue you see. Yo ucan only fix this with a reboot. Currently there is no way to consistently shoot a picture while the screen is locked.

    As far as HDR working, I am not sure what the issue could be, as it, too, has been thoroughly tested on a Lumia 520, 920, 1020, and HTC 8X before the update was submitted to the store. Is anyone else experiencing any issues?

    Finally, you shouldn't have to re-purchase apps once you've already paid for them. The current system for re-installing apps is totally confusing -- you have to hit the "buy" button before the Store shows an "install" button. You don't actually purchase the app again, you just have to hit the "buy" button first. Hopefully Microsoft fixes this awkward user-experience.


    ProShot: NEXT
    It's coming along well! I'm focusing on making the UI more playful and easier to use, as well as optimizing performance for all devices, and adding a lot of new features. There's only one thing holding back this update -- something I can't talk about yet. All I can say is, *fingers crossed*
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    04-19-2014 04:19 AM
  9. RiseUpGames's Avatar
    By the way, I can confirm that the new 8.1 Store finally addresses the buy / install issue. Whew!
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    04-20-2014 12:07 AM
  10. azaaa's Avatar
    By the way, I can confirm that the new 8.1 Store finally addresses the buy / install issue. Whew!
    thanks for this great user support, the timelapse worked, i didnt shut off the preview screen, then it was no problem, is there a site where all this infos are available, i dont want to waste your time while u could develop more great stuff, instead of replying :) ...anyway, when using the burst mode it looks like the app defines the megapixel readout by itself? as well as there is no proper automatic mode because the pics from burst lack, clarity, colour focus, so i recon i would be better of adjusting everthing manual? whats your opinion? and another thing i encountered was, that pics in 16:9 (12mp;10mp,8mp, 5mp) look 'warped' when the camera is held horizontal (landscape) , in portrait(cell upright) theres no such issue

    ....
    04-20-2014 09:07 AM
  11. thelostsoul's Avatar
    ProShot: NEXT
    It's coming along well! I'm focusing on making the UI more playful and easier to use, as well as optimizing performance for all devices, and adding a lot of new features. There's only one thing holding back this update -- something I can't talk about yet. All I can say is, *fingers crossed*
    This sounds great! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the new APIs from Nokia and the new 8.1 features! :)

    Although, my fingers are still crossed for camera button support ;)

    Also, it would be nice to have even rudimentary video support if it does become possible to make it the default camera app because quick access to the video recorder will be important, else it would be lost by setting ProShot as default. Though I guess this can wait until that happens anyway :(
    04-22-2014 10:16 AM
  12. AndrewL920's Avatar
    Gladly!

    The preview image seen right when the photo is taken is a thumbnail produced by the camera hardware, totally separate data from the full-res photo that ends up getting saved. You can say this preview image is a raw buffer snapshot, untouched by any post-processing. In the background, the full-res photo then gets run through Nokia's algorithms on its way to your camera roll, and unfortunately the result can sometimes be quite a bit off from what you originally saw in the preview shot.

    And while I'm here, I just wanna say I'm working on the next update, v4.0. No ETA yet, but soonish. Should be good ;)
    So the Nokia Algorithm is the real culprit! Any way on how ProShot can bypass the Post Processing/Algorithm?
    04-22-2014 12:53 PM
  13. RiseUpGames's Avatar
    thanks for this great user support, the timelapse worked, i didnt shut off the preview screen, then it was no problem, is there a site where all this infos are available, i dont want to waste your time while u could develop more great stuff, instead of replying :) ...anyway, when using the burst mode it looks like the app defines the megapixel readout by itself? as well as there is no proper automatic mode because the pics from burst lack, clarity, colour focus, so i recon i would be better of adjusting everthing manual? whats your opinion? and another thing i encountered was, that pics in 16:9 (12mp;10mp,8mp, 5mp) look 'warped' when the camera is held horizontal (landscape) , in portrait(cell upright) theres no such issue

    ....
    Some links to ProShot's website are found in the About panel, which contain some information about the app, but I will admit it's still lacking a lot of stuff. I will be making my company's website soon, and that will be a part of the additions.

    You are correct, burst mode is currently low-res, it's the only way to get a high frame rate from the image sensor. With Windows Phone 8.1 I believe higher resolutions are possible, I haven't investigated it fully yet though.

    There is a bug with ProShot and rotation lock that causes the issue you mentioned. It's actually a bug in Microsoft's OS, and I've been waiting for the better part of two months to hear back from Microsoft on a fix :/ I think I'm going to have to find my own solution -- it's not going to be pretty (code-wise) based on the way I currently handle orientations (which is already convoluted based on other OS bugs), but I guess at this point I'm not going to get an answer so I have to press on.



    This sounds great! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the new APIs from Nokia and the new 8.1 features! :)

    Although, my fingers are still crossed for camera button support ;)

    Also, it would be nice to have even rudimentary video support if it does become possible to make it the default camera app because quick access to the video recorder will be important, else it would be lost by setting ProShot as default. Though I guess this can wait until that happens anyway :(
    If I can get ProShot to launch from the camera button, I will add video support :p (it's actually finally possible thanks to WP 8.1 API)



    So the Nokia Algorithm is the real culprit! Any way on how ProShot can bypass the Post Processing/Algorithm?
    Unfortunately, not. Not without RAW access, which is something I've been petitioning Microsoft since December 2012.
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    04-23-2014 01:11 AM
  14. Guytronic's Avatar
    I think launching ProShot from the cam button is starting to be imperative for me.
    If I end up actually getting my dream device the 1020 I would really like to see this.
    04-23-2014 01:14 AM
  15. RiseUpGames's Avatar
    I think launching ProShot from the cam button is starting to be imperative for me.
    If I end up actually getting my dream device the 1020 I would really like to see this.
    I'm fighting tooth and nail to get this.

    Honestly, the *reason* I bought my first Windows Phone, an LG Optimus 7, was because of the camera button launch feature. Without that, I would have never gone Windows Phone, and without Windows Phone I would have never made ProShot.
    04-23-2014 01:25 AM
  16. Guytronic's Avatar
    I'm fighting tooth and nail to get this.

    Honestly, the *reason* I bought my first Windows Phone, an LG Optimus 7, was because of the camera button launch feature. Without that, I would have never gone Windows Phone, and without Windows Phone I would have never made ProShot.
    Understood
    I know it's an old story and an ongoing battle.

    Pretty sure there isn't anyone who wants the feature more than yourself.
    Still a user and still pleased with PS on 2 phones!
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    04-23-2014 02:02 AM
  17. supershi80's Avatar
    A simple question:
    why is not possible to configure Scene (backlit,sport,...) and AF(hyperfocal,full,...) modes with Proshot ?

    (Nokia, with official docs, shows us that it should be possible:
    h**p://developer.nokia.com/resources/library/Lumia/imaging/advanced-photo-capturing.html
    h**p://www.nokia.com/gb-en/support/faq/?action=singleTopic&topic=FA138457
    and also the default wp camera app permits to configure Scene modes at least)
    Last edited by supershi80; 04-23-2014 at 08:47 AM.
    04-23-2014 07:21 AM
  18. RiseUpGames's Avatar
    A simple question:
    why is not possible to configure Scene (backlit,sport,...) and AF(hyperfocal,full,...) modes with Proshot ?

    (Nokia, with official docs, shows us that it should be possible:
    h**p://developer.nokia.com/resources/library/Lumia/imaging/advanced-photo-capturing.html
    h**p://www.nokia.com/gb-en/support/faq/?action=singleTopic&topic=FA138457
    and also the default wp camera app permits to configure Scene modes at least)
    I'd be glad to answer!

    For AF modes: though exposed by the API, most hardware doesn't properly handle these settings. MF, AF, Macro AF, and Infinity AF are all supported by ProShot, but, for example, Infinity AF just doesn't work on the Lumia 1020 and quite a few other devices. It won't focus to infinity, but to somewhere ~10ft beyond the camera. This is something that can only be fixed on the firmware level. The reason why "full" AF is not included is because it works just the same as the default AF. Furthermore, the hyperfocal setting doesn't work on any camera I tested, and it's easier to just use MF and set focus to 100%. Finally, there was no way to sensibly include 5 AF mode choices into the current Focus Dial area. I want to keep the UI as simple to use as possible, without too much screen clutter.

    For Scene modes: Scene modes were sooo busted on so much hardware back when WP8 launched that they fell far down on the priority list and I focused on other things such as filters, HDR, timelapse, etc. It's something that I want to revisit now that most WP phones at least have GDR2 (which is where most of the camera bugs were fixed). With every feature I add to ProShot, I try to be very careful about where I add it to the UI. A million buttons on the viewfinder makes it hard to compose your image, and digging deeper than one level in a menu is annoying. The new UI I'm working on hopes to address some usability issues such as this, all while reducing clutter, and hopefully adding new features such as scene modes.
    04-23-2014 02:52 PM
  19. supershi80's Avatar
    Thanks for the detailed answer :-)
    I confirm that Infinity & Hyperfocal AF don't function well on my 920 with Portico

    Only last question: I have a 920 with Portico/GDR1 and I can't see Macro AF. I read in the proshot changelog that it appears only with GDR2/Amber. Why not with Portico ? (I tested Macro AF with other camera apps and seems to be function well)

    PS I want continue to use Portico on my 920 because is the best firmware for quality shots (no postprocessing bug)
    Last edited by supershi80; 04-23-2014 at 07:23 PM.
    04-23-2014 06:19 PM
  20. RiseUpGames's Avatar
    Thanks for the detailed answer :-)
    I confirm that Infinity & Hyperfocal AF don't function well on my 920 with Portico

    Only last question: I have a 920 with Portico/GDR1 and I can't see Macro AF. I read in the proshot changelog that it appears only with GDR2/Amber. Why not with Portico ? (I tested Macro AF with other camera apps and seems to be function well)

    PS I want continue to use Portico on my 920 because is the best firmware for quality shots (no postprocessing bug)
    There were so many camera bugs and inconsistent issues with GDR1, it was impossible to test them all, so a few features just required GDR2. I know what you mean about the post-processing, Nokia went overboard with their algorithms. The yellow tint is not *too* bad with GDR3, thought it's still there.
    04-23-2014 07:32 PM
  21. AndrewL920's Avatar
    Unfortunately, not. Not without RAW access, which is something I've been petitioning Microsoft since December 2012.
    I see. Unfortunately 920 does not have RAW. I think there isn't anything I can do about the (slightly yellowish/blurry) post-processing/algorithm right now.

    Thanks!
    04-23-2014 09:00 PM
  22. squire777's Avatar
    On the capture screen there are buttons for macro, AF, and another one which I am assuming is landscape/scenery mode - is this correct?

    I took some pictures of scenery using the landscape mode button and they all came out quite blurry for some reason. Was there something else I had to do or should I just stick to AF?
    05-01-2014 05:15 PM
  23. RiseUpGames's Avatar
    On the capture screen there are buttons for macro, AF, and another one which I am assuming is landscape/scenery mode - is this correct?

    I took some pictures of scenery using the landscape mode button and they all came out quite blurry for some reason. Was there something else I had to do or should I just stick to AF?
    The top option is for setting focus to infinity. It seems like it's not working properly on quite a few devices. It's nothing I can fix though, it's the hardware not properly handling the request to focus to infinity (the option seems to work fine on my 521, but not on my 1020). I may just have to remove the option :/
    05-01-2014 05:43 PM
  24. Guytronic's Avatar
    By the way RiseUp thanks for the recent update!
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    05-01-2014 06:14 PM
  25. RiseUpGames's Avatar
    By the way RiseUp thanks for the recent update!
    It's nothing compared to what's in store, if I can pull it all off ;) FINGERS CROSSED SO HARD
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    05-02-2014 12:40 AM
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