1. belodion's Avatar
    Tried HD Photo Viewer 8.0 app last night, allows you to view high-res versions of photos on phone. Found little if any difference. App details unclear, seem to suggest that you can do it on a Windows phone, and that you can't on a Nokia. Can anyone shed any light? Anyone using it successfully?

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    06-19-2014 05:57 AM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    Wait...I think I've got it. What I see in Camera Roll is 5mp image...when I open that in Nokia Camera Beta, I get a sharper, though not necessarily much more satisfying, higher res image which is presumably the 38mp one. I'd expected something stunningly sharp and detailed but it's not like that. But at least I've seen it.
    Thanks all three of you for your patience in leading me stumblingly towards enlightenment.

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  3. jay6600's Avatar
    Jusy tried it and just seems same as default picture viewer , noticed the file name at top didnt show the highres copy like you can see if view camera roll on a pc.

    Guess only the nokia camera app can gain access to that image on the phone itself.
    06-19-2014 07:41 AM
  4. belodion's Avatar
    Perhaps it would work on 8.1.

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    06-19-2014 01:00 PM
  5. belodion's Avatar
    I just tried the app again and sent a high-res email of a photo to my Android phone to see if I could view high-res version on that (Nexus 5). All I got was, to the best of my ability to judge, the same resolution as in the 1020's camera roll.

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    06-19-2014 03:49 PM
  6. Wam1q's Avatar
    Try using Microsoft's Files app to access your high-resolution photos without your PC if you are running WP 8.1.
    06-19-2014 04:14 PM
  7. belodion's Avatar
    No, I am on WP8.0, but thank you.

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    06-19-2014 05:51 PM
  8. jojoe42's Avatar
    If you open the photo in the Nokia Camera app it shows the full-resolution copy (a little cumbersome I know, but on WP8.1 with the Nokia Camera Beta it shows full-res photos in the camera roll).
    06-20-2014 02:40 AM
  9. belodion's Avatar
    Sorry but that doesn't work for me. Tried it in Nokia Camera and Nokia Camera Beta. All I get is the 5mp versions, same as in Camera Roll. Perhaps there's something I'm missing here.

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    06-20-2014 06:25 AM
  10. Wam1q's Avatar
    It means you didn't capture high-resolution photos. Try capturing a photo in high resolution (5MP+34MP/38MP) using Nokia camera (beta). Open photos hub and tap on the photo
    06-20-2014 08:31 AM
  11. jay6600's Avatar
    I Think If You Actually Are Capturing HiRes When you open it in nokia camera it should basically look similar .its when you start zoom in and cropping the image its noticeable its access the high resolution image.
    If you try doing it without opening via nokia camera the amount is somewhat less.
    06-20-2014 09:20 AM
  12. belodion's Avatar
    I've just tried a test with Nokia Camera Beta, changing the three settings each time and shooting same subject as JPEG (5MP); JPEG (5MP + 34MP); and JPEG (5MP) + DNG (34MP). The middle one of those is the default setting. Results viewed looked the same so I must be looking at 5mp images. I'm not complaining of course...the 1020's 5mp oversampled images are wonderful.

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    06-20-2014 02:25 PM
  13. belodion's Avatar
    Wait...I think I've got it. What I see in Camera Roll is 5mp image...when I open that in Nokia Camera Beta, I get a sharper, though not necessarily much more satisfying, higher res image which is presumably the 38mp one. I'd expected something stunningly sharp and detailed but it's not like that. But at least I've seen it.
    Thanks all three of you for your patience in leading me stumblingly towards enlightenment.

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    06-20-2014 02:43 PM
  14. Taigatrommel's Avatar
    I also expected somewhat stunningly sharp and heavily detailed images when viewing the original high-red photos and was also kind of disappointed when I realized I simply expected too much. I should've known better since I've been a DSLR user for many years.
    Viewing the high-res samples on third party software also seems to be kind of lacking. I am using an app called "Zoom" you can manually select to view the full resolution image when opening a picture. While the resolution indeed increases, the image info still says I am viewing the 5mp file.
    06-20-2014 03:56 PM
  15. jojoe42's Avatar
    I also expected somewhat stunningly sharp and heavily detailed images when viewing the original high-red photos and was also kind of disappointed when I realized I simply expected too much. I should've known better since I've been a DSLR user for many years.
    Viewing the high-res samples on third party software also seems to be kind of lacking. I am using an app called "Zoom" you can manually select to view the full resolution image when opening a picture. While the resolution indeed increases, the image info still says I am viewing the 5mp file.
    Just wait till you view photos from a 1020 on a 4K monitor like I did....you'll take it back :P otherwise 1080p monitors don't have enough pixels (2 million) to show all of the detail captured in the photos you take (34-38 million, so you're only seeing 7% of the detail in theory)
    06-20-2014 11:17 PM
  16. belodion's Avatar
    Just wait till you view photos from a 1020 on a 4K monitor like I did....you'll take it back :P otherwise 1080p monitors don't have enough pixels (2 million) to show all of the detail captured in the photos you take (34-38 million, so you're only seeing 7% of the detail in theory)
    Yes. When I send 1020 Camera Roll photos to my Nexus 5 via OneDrive, they look noticeably sharper. Whether this is due to any lack of sharpness in the 1020's Pentile OLED, or because it's 720p, or both, I don't know, but if 1080p shows them better, 1440p must show them better still....a main reason I'm considering acquiring an LG G3.

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    06-21-2014 04:02 AM
  17. blue1k's Avatar
    Same for me too. I love my 1020 but the Nexus 5 screen (once calibrated) is just awesome. LG3 looks insane.


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    06-21-2014 12:51 PM
  18. belodion's Avatar
    Same for me too. I love my 1020 but the Nexus 5 screen (once calibrated) is just awesome. LG3 looks insane.


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    Calibration, eh? That sounds interesting. I must look into it, as long as it's not one of those procedures that void your warranty.

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    06-22-2014 10:13 AM
  19. blue1k's Avatar
    You have to root so yes. But I rarely keep a phone for more than a few months.
    06-22-2014 09:26 PM
  20. Deutscher2's Avatar
    You can use Nokia Camera now to view the full Resolution Photos.
    06-23-2014 02:02 PM
  21. belodion's Avatar
    You can use Nokia Camera now to view the full Resolution Photos.
    I think that Nokia knew what they were doing when they stuck the hi-res images deep inside the phone....accessible yes, but not as worthwhile viewing as you'd think.

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    06-23-2014 03:23 PM

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