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Take a Perfectly Stable Shot with Open Camera
The camera app on our Android smartphones and tablets isn’t something we focus on all that often. Usually, we use the built-in app or some third-party alternative like Focal by XDA Senior Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD, but most of us don’t even use all of the features to their fullest potential. However, the truth of the matter is that a good camera application can improve the quality of our photos and simply enhance our photography experience.
If you can’t snap a perfect and steady shot on your own, you might be interested in application made by XDA Forum Member mdwh. Open Camera will automatically stabilize your photos, so you don’t take a bad shot. It will also show the device’s current angle, so you can hold it straight and get the best possible photo. The application naturally also offers those functions that are already available in most of camera apps such as configurable volume keys, geotagging, compass direction and more. Open Camera can also switch some elements of the UI to optimize usage for left- and right-handed users. This application is fully open source, so you can make it even better by reviewing its code at Sourceforge.
If your current camera application bores you to the bone or you’d just like to look at other options, head over to the Open Camera application thread and give it a try. Perhaps this application will help you finally snap that ever elusive perfect photo.
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