Open Camera

Open Camera


Open Camera is a fully featured and completely free Camera app for phones and tablets. Features:
* Option to auto-stabilize so your pictures are perfectly level no matter what (see example image shown above).
* Zoom via multi-touch gesture and single-touch control.
* Flash on/off/auto/torch.
* Choice of focus modes (including macro, and a "manual" focus mode which only focuses when you touch the screen).
* Touch to select focus and metering area.
* Face detection option.
* Choice of front/back camera.
* Choose scene modes, color effects, white balance, ISO and exposure compensation.
* Support for exposure lock.
* Video recording (with optional audio, and support for video stabilization, and changing frame rate and bitrate).
* Choice of camera and video resolution, and JPEG image quality. Support for all resolutions offered by the camera. Also support for 4K UHD (3840x2160) video on some devices (experimental - may not work on some devices!).
* Option to lock orientation to portrait or landscape for photo or video.
* Timer option.
* Burst mode, with configurable delay.
* Thumbnail of last photo/video is displayed, with link to the gallery app.
* Option to silence the shutter.
* GUI works in any orientation without any pause when changing orientation. Option to optimise for left and right-handed users.
* Configurable volume keys (to take picture, focus, zoom, change exposure compensation, turn auto-stabilise on/off).
* Choice of save folder (though note Google have blocked write access to external SD cards in Android 4.4, see http://bit.ly/1eTBWCx ).
* Configurable on-screen display shows battery, time, remaining device memory, orientation and direction of camera; also option to overlay a choice of grids (including "rule of thirds") and crop guides.
* Preview aspect ratio can be set either to maximise the preview display size, or match the aspect ratio of the photo/video resolution (so what you see is what is actually recorded).
* Optional GPS location tagging (geotagging) of photos and videos; for photos this includes compass direction (GPSImgDirection, GPSImgDirectionRef).
* Support for external microphones (may not be supported by all devices).
* Instructions available from http://opencamera.sourceforge.net/
* Small file size.
* Completely free and ad-free, unlike most Android apps. Open Source.

(Some features may not be available on all devices, as they may depend on hardware features, or the Android version.)

If you wish you can show your appreciation and support future development by donating! This can be done by purchasing my donation app. Thanks!

Please contact me if you encounter any problems, or have any suggestions for improvements - either email, or post at https://sourceforge.net/p/opencamera/discussion/ .

Known Issues:
* I've had reports of problems on CyanogenMod (CM11) - unfortunately I don't have any CM11 devices to test on, and CyanogenMod doesn't appear to offer any means of testing without a real device (e.g., no emulator AVD images, no remote device testing), so I have no way of supporting this.

FAQ: http://opencamera.sourceforge.net/#faq

Privacy Policy: Location permission is required for geotagging of photos, but this is disabled by default. If enabled, your location is encoded in the saved image files (and it is only used for this purpose).

Recent changes:
Fixes: Crash on startup in some circumstances; location info being lost when switching camera or changing scene mode; focus rectangle wouldn't disappear after switching from video to photo; fixes for Spanish translation.

New option to display crop guides, and option to rotate preview 180 degrees (useful if using Open Camera with adapters that invert the image).

Improvements to icons (Material Design style, and more consistent look). Improvement to toasts (now Android 4.4 style).
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About Open Camera
Open Camera is a fully featured and completely free Camera app for phones and tablets. Features:
* Option to auto-stabilize so your pictures are perfectly level no matter what (see example image shown above).
* Zoom via multi-touch gesture and single-touch control.
* Flash on/off/auto/torch.
* Choice of focus modes (including macro, and a "manual" focus mode which only focuses when you touch the screen).
* Touch to select focus and metering area.
* Face detection option.
* Choice of front/back camera.
* Choose scene modes, color effects, white balance, ISO and exposure compensation.
* Support for exposure lock.
* Video recording (with optional audio, and support for video stabilization, and changing frame rate and bitrate).
* Choice of camera and video resolution, and JPEG image quality. Support for all resolutions offered by the camera. Also support for 4K UHD (3840x2160) video on some devices (experimental - may not work on some devices!).
* Option to lock orientation to portrait or landscape for photo or video.
* Timer option.
* Burst mode, with configurable delay.
* Thumbnail of last photo/video is displayed, with link to the gallery app.
* Option to silence the shutter.
* GUI works in any orientation without any pause when changing orientation. Option to optimise for left and right-handed users.
* Configurable volume keys (to take picture, focus, zoom, change exposure compensation, turn auto-stabilise on/off).
* Choice of save folder (though note Google have blocked write access to external SD cards in Android 4.4, see http://bit.ly/1eTBWCx ).
* Configurable on-screen display shows battery, time, remaining device memory, orientation and direction of camera; also option to overlay a choice of grids (including "rule of thirds") and crop guides.
* Preview aspect ratio can be set either to maximise the preview display size, or match the aspect ratio of the photo/video resolution (so what you see is what is actually recorded).
* Optional GPS location tagging (geotagging) of photos and videos; for photos this includes compass direction (GPSImgDirection, GPSImgDirectionRef).
* Support for external microphones (may not be supported by all devices).
* Instructions available from http://opencamera.sourceforge.net/
* Small file size.
* Completely free and ad-free, unlike most Android apps. Open Source.

(Some features may not be available on all devices, as they may depend on hardware features, or the Android version.)

If you wish you can show your appreciation and support future development by donating! This can be done by purchasing my donation app. Thanks!

Please contact me if you encounter any problems, or have any suggestions for improvements - either email, or post at https://sourceforge.net/p/opencamera/discussion/ .

Known Issues:
* I've had reports of problems on CyanogenMod (CM11) - unfortunately I don't have any CM11 devices to test on, and CyanogenMod doesn't appear to offer any means of testing without a real device (e.g., no emulator AVD images, no remote device testing), so I have no way of supporting this.

FAQ: http://opencamera.sourceforge.net/#faq

Privacy Policy: Location permission is required for geotagging of photos, but this is disabled by default. If enabled, your location is encoded in the saved image files (and it is only used for this purpose).

Recent changes:
Fixes: Crash on startup in some circumstances; location info being lost when switching camera or changing scene mode; focus rectangle wouldn't disappear after switching from video to photo; fixes for Spanish translation.

New option to display crop guides, and option to rotate preview 180 degrees (useful if using Open Camera with adapters that invert the image).

Improvements to icons (Material Design style, and more consistent look). Improvement to toasts (now Android 4.4 style).

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A Google User
Yesterday 11:08 AM
Very good. Very easy Ui and easy use and good quality. I already thrown out C360 camera.
A Google User
Monday 11:41 PM
Will do some more testing... If I use the screen buttons to change settings I have to wait for the toast message to disappear before I can continue change it. They seems to lock the buttons. Are you sure you can record videos over 4G? I notice I can set the recording time to 1 hour and that is over 8GB and even if I'm running extFAT I can't record more than 32 minutes (4GB file size) if I use stock video recorder (I have tried others too).
A Google User
Monday 11:09 PM
Like Great camera app!!
A Google User
Monday 2:38 PM
Great I use a Galaxy Note 3. - Love the completely free, no-ad open source approach. Thank you! - I would like to see several more scene modes, and provision for time exposures up to 15 minutes for astrophotos.
A Google User
Sunday 4:46 PM
Love it! Galaxy S5. Just looked for an app that improved on features that the standard camera couldn't provide. So far, so good. Down side is that due to restrictions in the android software, you can't change the destination folder to the external SD card. You're limited to the resident memory of the phone. From what I've been educated on, 4.4 doesn't allow you to change the destination folder. Seems to be a problem for any app that needs storage memory. Otherwise, this app is wonderful!