Focal (Beta)

Focal (Beta)


Focal is a fully featured camera app looking to provide the most features on the most phones possible, including device-specific features on some devices.
This app is the official release from the ex-CyanogenMod app.

*** THIS IS BETA: It has high chances of NOT WORKING PROPERLY - Instead of rating 1-star because something doesn't work, just WAIT FOR AN UPDATE - This is FREE! If it doesn't work on your device then REPORT THE BUG, then WAIT AND SEE -- If you don't want to test it, don't install it. ***

If you want to support the development, buy the Donate app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fr.xplod.focal.donate

It features:
- A photo and video mode, supporting many features (burst mode, timer mode, scene mode, shutter speed on Sony devices, ...)
- A panorama mode, currently semi-broken
- A PicSphere mode, open-source replacement of Google's PhotoSphere, to do 360° sphere shots
- A review drawer, by sliding from the top of the screen (in portrait). It shows your latest pictures.

In photo mode, you also have access to a few tools, such as automatic picture enhancement (auto-awesome), or a rule of thirds overlay. On some devices, settings such as Color adjustment, HDR and a manual light measure point are also available. Double tapping the screen will put your in quick shot mode, where tapping the screen anywhere will take a picture.

In video mode, high-framerate video is also possible.

Need help? http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=45806383

Tips :
- You can slide a widget's left handle to the right to close it
- You can swipe twice to temporarily hide open widgets, and swipe back to recover them
- You can pin widgets on your main screen
- You can scroll the sidebar

Notes :
- This app targets mostly phones, but should mostly work on tablets.

- It is fully open source (GPL), and the sources can be downloaded at https://github.com/xplodwild/android_packages_apps_Focal

- It is a BETA, which means you might encounter bugs and crashes. I'm mostly working on newer devices (Galaxy S3 and +), so older devices might encounter more issues than recent ones.

- I do this in my free time, and this is a free software. Instead of rating 1 star because there is a bug, you should do a constructive comment, or raise the issue to me on twitter, @xplodwild. Or even better, fork the project and fix the problem :)

- Even if some parts of the app sucks for now, they'll improve over time.

Recent changes:
1.0-4aeccf19:
- (Finally) fixed regressions on Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013) and a few other devices.
- More fixes to come soon
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3.8
User ratings
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100,000+
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About Focal (Beta)
Focal is a fully featured camera app looking to provide the most features on the most phones possible, including device-specific features on some devices.
This app is the official release from the ex-CyanogenMod app.

*** THIS IS BETA: It has high chances of NOT WORKING PROPERLY - Instead of rating 1-star because something doesn't work, just WAIT FOR AN UPDATE - This is FREE! If it doesn't work on your device then REPORT THE BUG, then WAIT AND SEE -- If you don't want to test it, don't install it. ***

If you want to support the development, buy the Donate app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fr.xplod.focal.donate

It features:
- A photo and video mode, supporting many features (burst mode, timer mode, scene mode, shutter speed on Sony devices, ...)
- A panorama mode, currently semi-broken
- A PicSphere mode, open-source replacement of Google's PhotoSphere, to do 360° sphere shots
- A review drawer, by sliding from the top of the screen (in portrait). It shows your latest pictures.

In photo mode, you also have access to a few tools, such as automatic picture enhancement (auto-awesome), or a rule of thirds overlay. On some devices, settings such as Color adjustment, HDR and a manual light measure point are also available. Double tapping the screen will put your in quick shot mode, where tapping the screen anywhere will take a picture.

In video mode, high-framerate video is also possible.

Need help? http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=45806383

Tips :
- You can slide a widget's left handle to the right to close it
- You can swipe twice to temporarily hide open widgets, and swipe back to recover them
- You can pin widgets on your main screen
- You can scroll the sidebar

Notes :
- This app targets mostly phones, but should mostly work on tablets.

- It is fully open source (GPL), and the sources can be downloaded at https://github.com/xplodwild/android_packages_apps_Focal

- It is a BETA, which means you might encounter bugs and crashes. I'm mostly working on newer devices (Galaxy S3 and +), so older devices might encounter more issues than recent ones.

- I do this in my free time, and this is a free software. Instead of rating 1 star because there is a bug, you should do a constructive comment, or raise the issue to me on twitter, @xplodwild. Or even better, fork the project and fix the problem :)

- Even if some parts of the app sucks for now, they'll improve over time.

Recent changes:
1.0-4aeccf19:
- (Finally) fixed regressions on Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013) and a few other devices.
- More fixes to come soon
User reviews of Focal (Beta)
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
41 min ago
Barnone the best camera app This is the best and most changeable camera app I have ever found! Props guys, keep it up!
A Google User
14 hours ago
Doesn't take pictures On the Nexus 5 but surely fixes those annoying out of focus shots! But it isn't able to capture photos :( tapping the camera icon just pulls down the last taken image. :/ hope this gets fixed!
A Google User
Friday 8:36 PM
Video Recording crashes.... Even the latest update, primary camera just go blank. But front facing camera working smoothly on my LG Optimus L7. Pls fix and I give you 5 star! Edit: camera now working to my Xiaomi Redmi Note, but still buggy and the video recording always crash. Fix all of these and finally you will get 5 stars and no more complain from me :)
A Google User
Friday 6:24 AM
It could be better. Being beta, there are obvious bugs. I find that the app crashes every so often when flipping from landscape to portrait. The settings is lacking resolution settings. I do think that the camera focuses better than my stock camera app but that could just be my visuals playing tricks on me. But being free as well, I like how it does not bombard you with advertisements. I also like how you can have bursts as well and HDR shots. User interface could be better. When previewing the shots, the photos are completely blurry and blocky but when you see the pictures with a different app it is clear as day. So reviewing the pictures won't let you determine if you got a good focused shot or not. I also noticed if you tap the screen repeatedly it was enable a "tap to shoot" mode. I don't like that. Pleased remove because I want to focus on object but tapping the the screen.
A Google User
Friday 2:19 AM
Set as default... I like the app. However, there is no way for me to set this as my default camera application. Fix this and its sure to get a 5 star rating.