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04-04-2013 09:08 PM
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  1. brucexli's Avatar
    Thanks for this app!
    Some question about it:
    1-in store it says "it can also be loaded directly from the Edit menu of the system picture viewer", You mean, is it possible to set it as default gallery after taking a picture?
    2-suggestion for the future --> it would be nice to add double tap to full zoom in-out and a live tile based on camera roll
    Thanks for your effort!
    1. When you shoot a photo, swipe to the right to view it. From there, click the three dots and chose "edit" from the menu. You can see my app there and you can open that specific photo directly in my app. This way it is faster than going to the start to open my app and then browse to the photo you just took.

    2. That's easy. Will include that in the next release.
    03-11-2013 01:39 PM
  2. barareklam's Avatar
    Thanks for the bug report. I did not expect one has sub folders in the camera roll and has that many files. I will sort this out this weekend. Sorry I don't have the time to do it during the week. Have a full-time job.

    In the mean time, i suggest that you use the system picture hub to browse to the photo you want, then click the three dots and chose "edit" there you will find my app.
    Thank for your answer. Correct location of my folder with subfolders is Album, not camera roll. (Hope it is correct name, because Nokia translate names for europeian market)

    Regarding using default picture hub browser to get to last photo and then three dot and your app, it works, but then I can not browse, I can only see one photo, then when I press back button (after zooming out) to go to next picture, I leave app, which is not that user friendly.
    ( btw my folder structure is taken from PC, which is: my documents, images, then folders with some subfolders)
    03-11-2013 02:23 PM
  3. brucexli's Avatar
    Thank for your answer. Correct location of my folder with subfolders is Album, not camera roll. (Hope it is correct name, because Nokia translate names for europeian market)

    Regarding using default picture hub browser to get to last photo and then three dot and your app, it works, but then I can not browse, I can only see one photo, then when I press back button (after zooming out) to go to next picture, I leave app, which is not that user friendly.
    ( btw my folder structure is taken from PC, which is: my documents, images, then folders with some subfolders)
    Don't worry. I will sort this out.
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    03-11-2013 02:59 PM
  4. Nicklas Kozlov's Avatar
    Edit: Find my app HD Photo Viewer from the store.
    or scan this QR code
    Attachment 30336


    I noticed that photos look sharper in some apps (such as ProShot) but once they are saved into the photo library they look blurry. Initially I though this is due to some quality loss when saving the photos to the picture library, but after copying the photos to computer they look sharp again. Please compare the following.

    1. A screenshot (Win+Power) of a photo within the ProShot app.

    2. The same photo but opened from the Picture hub, screenshot from the phont.

    3. The same photo copied to a PC and cropped.

    The above photo was taken using the ProShot app.

    I also tested this with the phone's default camera app.

    1. A screenshot of the photo opened from the picture hub

    2. The same photo copied to PC and cropped.

    Any one who has experienced the same could you please share?

    1. Photo taken using the default camera app and cropped on a PC

    2. The same photo when viewed in the photo library on the phone


    Another interesting finding: when a photo is cropped on the phone to, say 50% of its original size, the photo becomes crisp. So it seems that the phone only allocate a certain amount of graphics memory to each photo when rendering it on the phone screen, which it exceeds that size, the phone drops the rendering quality.



    Even DSLR photos are rendered as blurry on the phone!!
    1. viewed on PC
    2. rendered on Lumia 920

    it may take sometime for MS or Nokia to 'fix' the problem. So I have made a simple app called "HD Photo Viewer". I have submitted it to the store and you should be able to find it in about a week.

    Attachment 30098
    Attachment 30099
    Just a comparison between my app and the system picture hub. The forum might have applied some compression. For full sized images check my Skydrive.
    Dude, holy ****! I've noticed this exact same problem! Pics taken in ProShot looks stunning, but once I open them in the photo library they aren't as near detailed as before. Great that someone else noticed this happening also! :) I'll definitely download your app!
    brucexli likes this.
    03-12-2013 12:49 PM
  5. chuba1's Avatar
    Thanks brucexli! I often deleted photos directly because I thought they were too blurry and did not check on a PC. The 920's camera seems to be quite good after all. Actually incredible that Nokia/MS did not notice that before!
    BTW: Bought your app.
    brucexli likes this.
    03-12-2013 06:02 PM
  6. Onerunjunior's Avatar
    All my photos taken on my 920 and viewed on a PC look very bad compared to my old iPhone 4S. Everything is muddy looking as far as textures go, and the edges around objects are blurred and show horrible chromatic aberration. It's like my phone need glasses, they look awful.
    03-12-2013 06:10 PM
  7. realwarder's Avatar
    All my photos taken on my 920 and viewed on a PC look very bad compared to my old iPhone 4S. Everything is muddy looking as far as textures go, and the edges around objects are blurred and show horrible chromatic aberration. It's like my phone need glasses, they look awful.
    How are you getting them to the PC?

    Pics?
    03-12-2013 06:39 PM
  8. Yialun's Avatar
    The same for me here, I was always wondering why all my pictures looked so soft in pictures hub, I really thought it was the picture's quality, but now, after having installed HD viewer, I know the problem come from the pictures hub, and I can finally enjoy my picture's real quality on-the-go.

    Thank you a lot.

    But indeed, it seems very strange that this picture hub issue have never been found before.
    03-12-2013 06:59 PM
  9. Onerunjunior's Avatar
    How are you getting them to the PC?

    Pics?
    Straight from the phone, and from SkyDrive. Either way, they are unacceptably muddy and blurry. Quite surprised to be honest, the quality is really very subpar. Viewing photos from my iPhone 4S on my iPad compared to the ones taken on my 920 show a massive disparity between two similar cameras. Its not even a close contest, the 920 loses everywhere but low light.
    03-12-2013 07:07 PM
  10. ricbon's Avatar
    Ok so I tried your app and its awesome!!! I wonder why the frack MS doesn't fix this ASAP, one again nokia brings the ball to the game only for MS to drop it!! will buy this app!!!
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    03-12-2013 08:14 PM
  11. brucexli's Avatar
    Thanks brucexli! I often deleted photos directly because I thought they were too blurry and did not check on a PC. The 920's camera seems to be quite good after all. Actually incredible that Nokia/MS did not notice that before!
    BTW: Bought your app.
    Thank you very much! You will receive an update for the app next week if all goes well!
    03-12-2013 08:33 PM
  12. brucexli's Avatar
    Seriously?! Most of the apps in that **** hole of an app store is useless. Why do I want another launcher to a mobile website? Microsoft, I hate you. I hate you so much it burns.
    Seriously. Policy 2.1. Prohibited App due to Limited Functionality.
    But eventually they passed it after I told them to do a proper comparison.
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    03-12-2013 10:17 PM
  13. brucexli's Avatar
    Ok so I tried your app and its awesome!!! I wonder why the frack MS doesn't fix this ASAP, one again nokia brings the ball to the game only for MS to drop it!! will buy this app!!!
    I contacted Nokia anfd they said it is an OS problem and directed me to Microsoft. The Microsoft guy told me to put this issue on user voice and wait for it to be discovered by their engineers. Since they haven't been able to lock the screen orientation yet, it may take them several years to solve this problem.
    03-12-2013 10:54 PM
  14. jdhooghe's Avatar
    Microsoft says my app is useless and does not want to publish it. I will need to add some other really useless functions to make the app "useful"...don't worry, I promise I will get it into the marketplace.
    Seriously?! Most of the apps in that **** hole of an app store is useless. Why do I want another launcher to a mobile website? Microsoft, I hate you. I hate you so much it burns.
    03-12-2013 11:02 PM
  15. drigerott's Avatar
    Thx brucexli for your app...

    2 months ago Dratwister started a topic about this issue/feature... but other the me no one else answered ihhihihi

    thx you again.. and i hope you will improve this app.. (double tap zoom, start from last picture etc etc etc)
    03-13-2013 04:01 AM
  16. brucexli's Avatar
    Thx brucexli for your app...

    2 months ago Dratwister started a topic about this issue/feature... but other the me no one else answered ihhihihi

    thx you again.. and i hope you will improve this app.. (double tap zoom, start from last picture etc etc etc)
    Thank you for your interest in the app. Yes, all the features you want is currently being worked on.
    barareklam likes this.
    03-13-2013 04:08 AM
  17. Tyrion1984's Avatar
    1. When you shoot a photo, swipe to the right to view it. From there, click the three dots and chose "edit" from the menu. You can see my app there and you can open that specific photo directly in my app. This way it is faster than going to the start to open my app and then browse to the photo you just took.

    2. That's easy. Will include that in the next release.
    Thanks for your answer!
    P.s. I've just bought your app ;)
    03-13-2013 07:34 AM
  18. austinlewis's Avatar
    Excellent app!! So glad you took the time to develop this. What a serious flaw on behalf of MS/Nokia or whoever is to blame. So glad I found this thread and found your app!
    Great work!
    03-19-2013 05:35 PM
  19. brucexli's Avatar
    Excellent app!! So glad you took the time to develop this. What a serious flaw on behalf of MS/Nokia or whoever is to blame. So glad I found this thread and found your app!
    Great work!
    Thank you for your kind words. If your friends also use windows phone please let them know I am adding support for all other Lumias as well. HTC 8S should be able to use the app but HTC 8X will need to wait for a few days.
    03-19-2013 08:38 PM
  20. barareklam's Avatar
    just got the update, AMAZING, this app is FANTASTIC !!!
    I have bought it and gave it 5 stars, if I could I would gave it 10 stars....
    @brucexli, everything works, even my subfolders with thousands of images works lightning fast
    Microsoft/Nokia should give you like 10 M $ for source code and replace Sh** photo viewer they install :)
    brucexli likes this.
    03-21-2013 02:44 AM
  21. m4tthall's Avatar
    If people like this app they need to give it some love by providing some positive feedback in the store. I can only see a couple of luke warm reviews
    brucexli likes this.
    03-21-2013 03:00 AM
  22. brucexli's Avatar
    If people like this app they need to give it some love by providing some positive feedback in the store. I can only see a couple of luke warm reviews
    Thanks mrtthall. I can see from y dev account that most reviews are positive and most of them give 5 star.
    03-21-2013 03:17 AM
  23. austinlewis's Avatar
    Would it be possible to add functionality to share photos from within your app? That would be a great feature.
    03-21-2013 04:16 PM
  24. brucexli's Avatar
    Would it be possible to add functionality to share photos from within your app? That would be a great feature.
    You meant like Facebook? It is possible but I need to learn the Facebook APIs.
    I am quite familiar with SkyDrive, though.
    03-21-2013 06:12 PM
  25. JellymanEN's Avatar
    Thanks for fixing this (just bought the app)

    Keep up the good work 😉

    Sent from my Windows 8 device using Board Express Pro
    03-21-2013 06:34 PM
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