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uliwooly
Posts: 48,858
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: 8 Mpx Camera produces only ultra-compressed low quality images: is it a bug or a feature!?

I'll check it out and try it on my Arc

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

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paul4os
Posts: 338
Registered: ‎2011-10-29

Re: 8 Mpx Camera produces only ultra-compressed low quality images: is it a bug or a feature!?

I wouldn't waste your time if I were you. The guys there have stated that their hack won't make any noticable difference as they can't adjust the sub-sampling used inside the compiled camera drivers.

Anonymous(anon)
Posts: 0

Re: 8 Mpx Camera produces only ultra-compressed low quality images: is it a bug or a feature!?

so it is not camera compression which is the result of poor pic result

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paul4os
Posts: 338
Registered: ‎2011-10-29

Re: 8 Mpx Camera produces only ultra-compressed low quality images: is it a bug or a feature!?

(For still images that is, for videos I reckon reducing h.264 compression would improve things a bit too)

Anonymous(anon)
Posts: 0

Re: 8 Mpx Camera produces only ultra-compressed low quality images: is it a bug or a feature!?

okay .. i hope they find what is actually wrong ASAP

its not above my level of understanding .. but i want it fixed

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paul4os
Posts: 338
Registered: ‎2011-10-29

Re: 8 Mpx Camera produces only ultra-compressed low quality images: is it a bug or a feature!?

... oops - my bad. To correct myself:

The problem IS related to JPEG compression, but just not related to the standard JPEG "quality" setting.

You can read more about the bad 2x2 sub-sampling used to create the JPEG at:

http://www.impulseadventure.com/photo/chroma-subsampling.html

Anonymous(anon)
Posts: 0

Re: 8 Mpx Camera produces only ultra-compressed low quality images: is it a bug or a feature!?

Guys, I think I have found a part solution to this problem, it is the gallery application that does not display images and videos very well, it does not allow you to zoom in much,

but when I downloaded "QuickPic" from the Android Market my images instantly looked better and I could for example see number plates on cars where I could not before. Here is a

download link, tell me what you think:

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.alensw.PicFolder&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEs....

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slimshaddy
Posts: 6,623
Registered: ‎2011-06-28

Re: 8 Mpx Camera produces only ultra-compressed low quality images: is it a bug or a feature!?

although a user "uliwooly" kept on saying its better , i did not downloaded it but everybody's saying its good...so i'll give it a try :smileylaugh:

i'll reply..

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slimshaddy
Posts: 6,623
Registered: ‎2011-06-28

Re: 8 Mpx Camera produces only ultra-compressed low quality images: is it a bug or a feature!?

ok i agree... quick pic has more zoom level then the stock gallery and also its clearer...

but theres no widget , are you kiddding me :smileyshocked:

Anonymous(anon)
Posts: 0

Re: 8 Mpx Camera produces only ultra-compressed low quality images: is it a bug or a feature!?

Quick pic is really clear?? ..

i am using it also .. not much difference i felt