I have been asked many times what I use to create HDR images from my phones. So I thought I would simply detail it here. Although I primarily use my Nokia N8, these applications work for all Symbian 3 devices and I have tested on X7, 700, 701, E7, C7, C6-01. They are also available on the N9. The two applications in question are HDR Photo Camera by Intellsys and HDR Pro Camera by Harald Meyer. In simple terms they both do exactly the same job, however there are differences. These differences could determine which application is right for you.
Continuing from a previous post “A Finnish Phone in New York” and having seen what phones people are using in London these days it would seem appropriate. I think I saw two Nokia devices in 3 days, other than my wife’s and mine of course. So here is London as seen by my Nokia N8.
Being British most people would think we know London well, not quite so, well not me anyway. I try wherever possible to avoid it, but I did enjoy my weekend this time. The weather was pretty good for this time of year and I got to see some places I have not seen since I was a child. I will now pause for a moment whilst people who know me say “You still are a child”.
We set off Saturday morning from Helsinki Airport, of course the usual procedure took place this time of year, a bit of de-icer on the wings before take off.
First up let me say that after my disappointment with the N9’s camera, I am not expecting too much this time. Afterall the Lumia 800 uses the same camera module as the N9. So I have lowered my expectations somewhat. Right, one thing I should point out from the start is the Lumia’s Camera focus mode is set to “Macro” by default.
So what you need to do is alter the camera settings and save them to your liking before you start taking any pictures. How do you do that? Well lets take a quick run through so you can see what you need to do, and when I say “see” I mean it metaphorically as I can’t take screen grabs to show you. So what settings are there to play with?
Here is a rundown. I will point out however that some of the settings I have absolutely no clue about as I have never come across them before, namely all those settings in “Scenes”. Such as “Beach”, really you need a setting for a beach? I guess you do, not sure why. Continue Reading