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Camera Boost

Discussion in 'Apps Discussion' started by Chris / interealtime, 22 December 2012.

  1. Chris / interealtime

    Chris / interealtime The NightCapper... Developer

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    Another big update (I've had a busy week!): Camera Boost. This started off as a pretty high-end camera app for iPad, but as of now, it's for iPhone too! Only for 4S and 5 though.

    Basically, it's a camera for both photos and video. With filters. And all the usual focus/exposure/etc. control. Also a night mode, that works pretty much the same as NightCap (although limited to 1/3s).

    The cool bit: there's a lot of image adjustments you can use, things like lighting adjustment, colour balance, HDR enhancement, colour splash, noise reduction. You can combine them in any way you want, and then save it as a new filter. It works in realtime so you get a live preview, and it works with both photos (full res of course :)) and video (HD, 1080p on the iphone 5).

    So yes, instead of paying me to give you extra packs of filters, you can make your own :)

    This is it on an iphone 5, recording 1080p video with HDR enhancement, and using Night Mode for better image quality:

    3.jpg

    I'm going to be posting codes up here during the day (spread out for people in different timezones) so you lot can try it. Please let me know how you find it, and what you'd like changing. I know the presets menu could be better (what I have planned for that will take a bit more time, but it's going to be seriously cool!). And the photo review screen isn't great, this is going to get rebuilt very soon. (Yes, expect a lot of updates to this one :D)

    1st batch of codes:

    RWEPL494HYXN
    JNP6WYAFLN4X
    LM3366J6794X
    96WTLRA43TKA
    KLRA73KN3T6A

    2nd batch:

    MTYEA6MWYKJT
    9RYPWJTN6XRH
    RALNPNP4MK6H
    N63H7JWRHMYH
    PMM7TAH6A6TK

    3rd and final batch:

    MMNLLAMFAW9T
    47PEK9Y4XA4F
    ATM7YAKR6XHY
    F67TXE9PTH6P
    P9RYJ49RJ99P
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    Great little app. Will be in touch. Here's a image taken in extreme low light and got a great image. Captured in Camera Boost, processed in snapseed. Kudos Chris. ImageUploadedByMobiTog1356171062.381599.jpg
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    Superb stuff Chris,as you know I am a great an of your Apps and this has been no exception on the iPad, although I have not had a lot of opportunity of using it on my i5 as yet... ;)

    However, it has the same, easy to use, and well laid out UI and I find it totally intuitive and quick to respond (aside from the un-animated camera to video lag... :) )... :rog:

    One thing I would like to see is a tool bar option to change the screen iCon colours, as even in transparent mode they are very in your face, perhaps a nice subdued Green highlight shade... :D

    Oh and absolutely awesome on the Code split for various Time Zones, a superb idea Chris and a very big thank you for offering them to our MobiMembers... :thumbs:


    :D
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    Venomator Green & Serpentine... Admin Site Staff

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    That is a superb iMage Carlos... ;)

    Did you use the Night Mode in CameraBoost for it?... :rog:

    Also, if you don't mind me asking, did you try any of the Presets before you went to SnapSeed?... :D
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    Thank you so much, Chris. I used RWEPL494HYXN. The Night Mode on Camera Boost is phenomenal. I have only just downloaded it to my 4S, but took a quick snap of my nightstand just to try it out. I am looking forward to using it much more in the coming days!

    Unfortunately, my shot is not as lovely as Carlos's, but you get the idea. :D
    ImageUploadedByMobiTog1356183004.645634.jpg ImageUploadedByMobiTog1356183022.641122.jpg
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  6. Chris / interealtime

    Chris / interealtime The NightCapper... Developer

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    I've added 5 more codes, see the first post.

    And have a play with the preset filters and FX menu, there's a lot more to it than the night mode button :D

    That's a lovely shot. Have a play with the Presets and the FX menu though - you'd be able to get near enough the exact same image (aside from the frame) without editing later.

    No problem. I'll have a think about the interface colours - I was going for something between 'bold' and 'clean and sharp', but it's maybe nice to switch colour schemes.
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    lookingGlass79 Daily Chronicler... MobiSupporter

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    I grabbed the code PMM7TAH6A6TK. Thanks!! Gonna try Camera Boost out now. Looks awesome!! :)
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    Thanks! I used N63H7JWRHMYH, I opened it and I have a green screen
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    awesome thanks will take some pic today !
    Used 9RYPWJTN6XRH
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    Oooh, awesome, wish I had grabbed that number... :D
  11. Chris / interealtime

    Chris / interealtime The NightCapper... Developer

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    Ah, you got Venomator's code! I thought he would figure out the secret message in N63H7JWRHMYH and grab it first ;D

    Actually it probably means you're running it on an unsupported device (it only works on iphone 4S/5 and iPad 2/3/4/mini). What device are you running it on?
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    I just saw that it doesn't support iPhone 4
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    I have been exploring, and enjoying Camera Boost, too! Thank you, Chris! I feel like there is so much to discover. It makes my iPad camera look good!
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    Chris / interealtime The NightCapper... Developer

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    3rd and final batch of codes added (see 1st post).

    Ok, that would be why, thanks for letting me know. I'll have to either add some basic iPhone 4 support (actually it should work, if not very well - I must have broken something at some point) or add some checks and pop up an "incompatible device" warning or something.

    Hi Carolyn, it's great to hear from you! Did you manage to get out to take some pictures recently?
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    Chris / interealtime The NightCapper... Developer

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    Obligatory cat pic:

    ImageUploadedByMobiTog1356220208.037474.jpg

    Taken in camera boost of course, with saturation turned down, HDR up, and the lighting tweaked for more contrast. Exported into iPhoto for a quick crop and done :)
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    I have just redeemed P9RYJ49RJ99P

    Thank you for the opportunity :thumbs:
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    Hi Chris! thanks for the promo codes. I used code F67TXE9PTH6P. I've been doing quite a bit of camera replacement app toggling lately. All have their own strengths, and some more than others of course. I haven't found THE one yet, though. Can't wait to give Camera Boost a go tomorrow.
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    Hey Chris! Yes, I have been taking pictures, just not out and about. I have been in smaller, slower mode, lately. I have just finished a few commissions, so I can take the time to explore more thoughtfully. I do like your creation.
    The good news is that I'm still kicking, here. My somewhat dreaded pre-Christmas challenge has been postponed, indefinitely. I will try to explain, via message, tomorrow. Time has been slip sliding away... XXOO
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    Thanks V man.

    No I did not. All in all, converted the image after Camera Boost using the B/W filter and added a frame in Genius camera. Here is the exported file from Camera Boost
    ImageUploadedByMobiTog1356285283.638144.jpg
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    And yes...did use night mode. Fantastic!
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    Makes you look good Carolyn....the iPad is the tool, you are the artist.
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    A photographer went to a dinner party where he showed many of his photographs. The lady of the house said, those are very nice pictures, you must have a great camera. He said nothing, but when leaving for home offered the following compliment to the lady of the house "The meal was very nice, you must have great pots and pans."
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    Sweet kitty!
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    Love it!!! Such a perfect analogy!!
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    Can I steal this quote?
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    Carlos, thank you. That is a great story, and I will be quoting you!
    I am often asked what camera I use, often by people who have better equipment, but rarely touch their shutter release. People ask about what brand of paint and panels I use, by those who won't invest time in drawing. My big secret trick for impproving my work is taking time.
    I have noticed that a good tool — brush, hammer, camera or app — functions much better if one actually uses it. Camera Boost is in the league of tools that deserve more time, a well exercised eye, and use.
    Give your dog a kiss on both sides of that beautiful nose!
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