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How to get Google Pixel’s AR Stickers on the Samsung Galaxy S9

The Google Pixel devices received an update in December allowing for Pixel and Pixel 2 owners to use AR Stickers in the camera app. AR Stickers are 3D augmented reality characters that are able to be placed into the world around you. These stickers included Star Wars characters and some characters from Stranger Things. It...

GCam Tool 2.0 Moves all Google Camera Photos to any Folder, Prevents Flipping of Selfies and More

We've reported a lot on the Google Camera with HDR+ port here on XDA, and various developers have figured out how to get more of the features working on our devices. While lots of work has been done with the application in getting it working on as many devices as possible, not a whole lot of...

Google Camera NX Mod updated with Lens Blur and HDR+ for Nexus 5X/6P

Google Camera NX is a mod that was released a couple of years ago. It brings features from the excellent Pixel cameras to older Nexus devices. As the official Google Camera has been updated, so has Camera NX. The latest release is version 7.4, which is based on Google Camera version 5.2. This latest update...

Google open sources a tool used to enable Portrait Mode-like features from the Pixel 2

Most people agree the Pixel 2 family has the best cameras on any smartphone right now. The camera hardware itself is great, but most of the magic is happening on the software side. For example, the HDR+ feature makes almost any camera better when it's ported to other phones. A new software feature on the...

Enable Google Camera HDR+ and EIS on the Xiaomi Mi A1 without Root

The Xiaomi Mi A1 is Xiaomi's first Android One smartphone. It was released in September with a decent list of specifications, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 system-on-chip, 4GBs of RAM paired with 64GBs of storage, a 5.5-inch Full HD (1920x1080) IPS display, dual 12MP + 12MP (wide angle + telephoto) rear cameras, and a 3080mAh...

How to Enable Camera2 API on the Xiaomi Mi A1 without disabling OTA updates

Multiple Xiaomi devices like the Mi A1 have support for the Camera2 API, but it isn't enabled by default. That's a shame because it means that things like the various Google Camera ports floating around our forums won't work. We've shown how the Google Camera HDR+ mod can greatly enhance the picture quality on Xiaomi...

Google Camera HDR+ port adds support for LG Smartphones’ Wide Angle Lens

The first version of the unofficial Google Camera HDR+ port was released in August. It made available Google Camera's HDR+ technology to non-Nexus and Pixel devices, and has been proven to significantly improve image quality in many cases. Since then, the port has received many updates, including RAW support, support for Motion Photos, support for...

Google Camera Port with Portrait Mode now works on Samsung Galaxy S7, S8, and Note 8 (Exynos)

Popular ports of the Pixel 2's Google Camera bring Google's post-processing technologies to a wide range of high-end devices. It took a few iterations, but the most recent releases support lens blur, bokeh adjustment, and high-resolution video recording modes on phones such as the OnePlus 3, the Samsung Galaxy S8, and the LG V30. This week,...

Magisk Mod Brings Pixel 2 HDR+, Portrait Mode, and AR Stickers to the Essential Phone

Those of you following our recent articles about updates to the Google Camera app will notice that there has been a huge amount of new features ported to other devices, but sadly on the Essential Phone, there are many problems. These include the sound cutting out and breaking the stock camera on the device when...

Google Camera Mod Updated with Portrait Mode/Lens Blur Toggle and 4K Video Support for Some Devices

When we first reported on the Google Camera HDR+ port, it had very few options and ran on only a handful of devices. It was unstable in many environments, which led to device-specific variants being released. Since then, it has flourished with a wide range of options for users to avail of and tweak their...

Get Google Pixel 2’s Portrait Mode on the Pixel, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P

The camera on the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is seen as one of the best smartphone cameras this year. Google put a lot of thought into how to tweak their camera software, and it really shows. Google Camera and its HDR+ algorithm is highly sought after, prompting some developers to go as...

Google Camera with HDR+ Supposedly Working on Exynos Galaxy S7/S8/Note 8

Up until now, the Snapdragon variants of the Samsung Galaxy S7, the Galaxy S8, and the Galaxy Note 8 could install and use the unofficial Google Camera HDR+ port to benefit from its image processing, but the Exynos variants of these devices were out of luck. This changes today, as the unofficial Google Camera HDR+...