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  1. Muessig's Avatar
    Thanks Muessig, but I want to ask one more question :) I can't see Scene selection in my NL620 :'( Native Camera app is the built-in camera app right?
    Yeah the native camera app is the one that comes with WP8. If you go to photo settings> it will be the very top item. It should look like below:

    wp_ss_20130726_0001.png
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    07-26-2013 11:57 AM
  2. TechFreak1's Avatar
    Thank you for taking the time to write this awesome guide, which is extremely informative and easy to understand -). Bookmarked for future reference.
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    07-28-2013 10:01 AM
  3. eroselim's Avatar
    Yeah the native camera app is the one that comes with WP8. If you go to photo settings> it will be the very top item. It should look like below:

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    Oh yea. There it was. Sorry :)
    07-29-2013 12:06 AM
  4. gedzum's Avatar
    I think I need a bit of advice. I love the camera on my 920, but if there is one thing I struggle with, it is getting the colour of my desk shot accurately without sacrificing too much with the main subject.

    Going to post some images for reference, so please bear with me

    1) Full auto on default camera

    wp_20130729_001.jpg

    2) ProShot Cloudy White Balance. The reds and blacks are pretty much true to life. However my desk is a bit too yellowish.
    2013_07_29_10_34_49_proshot.jpg

    3) Same settings as #2 except I turned saturation down a bit. Table colour is a bit more accurate, but at the cost of the reds and blacks.

    2013_07_29_10_38_32_proshot.jpg

    4) Same settings as #3 except I increased Contrast a bit.This is as accurate as I can get the colour reproduction of my desktop, but the accuracy of the reds are sacrificed.
    2013_07_29_10_38_57_proshot.jpg

    Is this a trade off I have to make or can you guys advise me on what other settings I can tinker with? Thanks a bunch
    07-29-2013 06:02 AM
  5. HaibaneReki's Avatar
    try Sunny - not so yellowish as Cloudy, but still should produce better reds.
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    07-29-2013 06:19 AM
  6. Muessig's Avatar
    In ProShot there's also a custom white balance option you can use to fine tune the balance, which you might find useful.
    07-29-2013 10:14 AM
  7. gedzum's Avatar
    try Sunny - not so yellowish as Cloudy, but still should produce better reds.
    Thanks man. Gave it a try and I think it struck a slightly better balance. There is still a hint of yellow at the far right, but the left side is a bit more true to the colour of my desk. I guess it could a lighting issue since my window is on the left perhaps.

    2013_07_29_12_03_26_proshot.jpg

    In ProShot there's also a custom white balance option you can use to fine tune the balance, which you might find useful.
    I can only see the preset WB settings like cloudy, sunny etc. Where abouts can I find that setting?

    While I'm here, thanks for the guide. Great read.
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    07-29-2013 02:40 PM
  8. Muessig's Avatar
    Where abouts can I find that setting?
    Oddly enough, I can't find a WB mode called 'Sunny' and I can't find the custom white balance slider that was there before. It must have been removed for some reason. Bit of a pain but at least trying the other modes has helped you. For the record the modes I can see in ProShot are: Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Tungsten, Candlelight.
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    07-29-2013 02:47 PM
  9. gedzum's Avatar
    Yeah those are the settings I see too. Maybe it changed with the last update?

    And my bad calling is sunny. It is indeed the daylight setting I am referring to. I think because of the icon I called it sunny lol.
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    07-29-2013 03:01 PM
  10. HaibaneReki's Avatar
    Yeah those are the settings I see too. Maybe it changed with the last update?

    And my bad calling is sunny. It is indeed the daylight setting I am referring to. I think because of the icon I called it sunny lol.
    actually it was me, sorry for the confusion 😌
    07-29-2013 06:04 PM
  11. frett's Avatar
    Do you know any apps to make the picture to be square so it's just nice to be uploaded to Instagram? Not cropping, but to add white background on the picture so the whole picture will be square? You know what I mean if you use Instagram! :D
    Check out Squarify
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    07-30-2013 05:22 PM
  12. jabtano's Avatar
    Really a great defined posting of information, in general moist folks just aim and shoot as most phone cams are so-so but Nokia is changing all of that. with the information you just posted people can really go out now and play with the settings with a little better understanding of what they all do. Great posting.
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    08-01-2013 04:41 PM
  13. Roland Dombi's Avatar
    saved the post. this is a life saver
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    08-06-2013 09:05 AM
  14. Neeraj Saini's Avatar
    I have clicked a picture of my son. He is standing in front of the wall. Now I want to change the background i.e. the wall & change it to sea or forest or anything. How do I do that, with which software? Please help.
    08-30-2013 12:38 AM
  15. Muessig's Avatar
    Hi Neeraj, I'm currently writing a guide on post processing and I'll make sure this is in it. But for best results you should probably use Adobe Photoshop.
    08-30-2013 02:57 AM
  16. pkcable's Avatar
    This is one of the best and most complete Guides I have ever seen!!!!! Great work!!!!!
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    09-05-2013 10:26 AM
  17. Smyrna5's Avatar
    Great thread, Muessig.
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    09-06-2013 10:55 AM
  18. infestedd's Avatar
    A BIG thanks. Im a photodesigner that knows only the obvious about photography. This helped me a lot starting to understand. Now im playing with my phone and having a lot of fun
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    09-26-2013 12:26 PM
  19. EchoOne30's Avatar
    Amazing guide, many thanks, OP.
    10-02-2013 05:18 PM
  20. holeinone1959's Avatar
    Great job ! Thanks !
    Very good manual with simple instructions and effective
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    10-24-2013 07:10 AM
  21. unnatixlr8's Avatar
    awesome guide.. thanks a lot
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    10-24-2013 07:49 AM
  22. Willy Yu's Avatar
    great post to read, thanks

    may I ask what if we just need a snap shot and send out via email or post to a forum, there is no setting for other pic resolution, is there a way to take small size pics at low-res?
    or have to use other app to edit the pic before sending out? much hassle.

    hope there is a better way
    11-16-2013 01:29 AM
  23. Muessig's Avatar
    If you long-press a picture and select share then text message your phone will automatically resize the picture for you. :)
    11-17-2013 04:35 PM
  24. mjrtoo's Avatar
    great post to read, thanks

    may I ask what if we just need a snap shot and send out via email or post to a forum, there is no setting for other pic resolution, is there a way to take small size pics at low-res?
    or have to use other app to edit the pic before sending out? much hassle.

    hope there is a better way
    Long press on the picture and select share.... Or, select the photo through he email attachment.
    11-17-2013 04:38 PM
  25. polomint's Avatar
    Fantastic post!

    I'm off to take some pictures!!!!!!

    :D:D:D:D:D:D
    11-20-2013 04:45 AM
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