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#21
Originally Posted by Joseph.skb View Post
Sounds great! I like the fact that you can launch "A better camera" instead of the standard one when the cover is opened. I'll give it a try!

Edit: Typo
You can do that and much more for free with Camera Lens Launcher
 
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#22
night/dark pictures with the led fash are yellow and green, dont buy it.
 

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#23
Originally Posted by laasonen View Post
You can do that and much more for free with Camera Lens Launcher
I've disabled that and using the standard camera as default when the shutter cover is open for 2 reasons - standard camera app launch is faster, and I want to have video capture option.

Also, from my experiene with A Better Camera so far, it seems with 1.5 zoom and above, the pic quality is consistently better. At zoom 1, I keep getting speckled red dots (slightly low lighting). Hope the developers can look into this for improvement. Thanks.

Edit: Typo

Last edited by Joseph.skb; 2011-03-06 at 13:02.
 
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#24
I experienced both the "night/dark pictures with the led flash are yellow and green" issue, and a speckled red/blue dots issue probably similar to what Joseph.skb mentioned.

Both these issues occurred in HQ mode with everything else in default settings.

I'm a little disappointed because BlessN900 is pretty solid and I thought ABC would at least be on par.
 
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#25
Originally Posted by eugene.panich View Post
- Faster processing due to utilization of DSP and GPU;
How much faster?
 
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#26
Originally Posted by jo21 View Post
night/dark pictures with the led fash are yellow and green, dont buy it.
I, like a few others on this thread, bought it to support the developer. He's done a lot of work on this/BlessN900, and has been very responsive to this community. There aren't a whole lot of commercial developers out there supporting our platform, so with my purchase (even if it is symbolic) I want to show there are N900 users (even if it is only a drop in the bucket) willing to purchase commercialized applications, in hopes that the developer is encouraged to continue to refine his product.

We all have different motivations, and bring differing calculi to bear, when making purchasing decisions. I think that your motivation and reasoning (i.e., "it might be too buggy to be commercially ready for sale") for warning people against purchasing is perfectly valid. I just wanted to provide an alternative perspective.
 

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Also, I expect improved versions of this program to be made available. It isn't the only program to have ever been released with bugs, some of which were priced at more than $6.
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#28
Originally Posted by Pigro View Post
I like bless900 but I find it very slow to take a picture - if I half press to focus, then full press to take the shot, I get a delay of about 8-10 seconds

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2 questions:

a) is the delay I describe normal for bless900
b) would it be substantially reduced if I upgraded to ABC
a) No, it's not normal. Probably, BlessN900 conflicts with some other application on your phone. Have you tried to launch BlessN900 just after a reboot, with no other applications running?
b) I doubt, as the shooting process itself is identical in ABC and BlessN900.
 

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#29
Originally Posted by debernardis View Post
I am having a bug with "a better camera".
When shooting an HD photo at zoom > 1, instead of the usual 4 photos I get a full circle of several (20? 30?) photos, and the program immediately crashes.
In similar conditions, BlessN900 shows fewer photos and doesn't crash.

I'm running kernel-power-46, btw.

When I try to remove abettercamera there are problems:
Code:
Nokia-N900:~# apt-get purge abettercamera
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  abettercamera*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 25 not upgraded.
After this operation, 2552kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? s
(Reading database ... 52058 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing abettercamera ...
2405
ERROR: Module bc_cat does not exist in /proc/modules
dpkg: error processing abettercamera (--purge):
subprocess pre-removal script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
abettercamera
Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Originally Posted by Bratag View Post
Likewise the issue when taking pictures zoomed. I dont run kernel 46 but the stable 42 version and have the exact same circle of pictures which then switches to a single image of what I have taken and then crashes.
I confirm that ABC has problems in Zoom mode under power kernel. We are now trying to find out how to fix it.

To uninstall ABC, please try the following:
dpkg -r --force-all abettercamera
 

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#30
Originally Posted by retsaw View Post
How much faster?
HQ mode with no zoom, HDR: a little speed-up, about 2-3 sec.
HQ mode with zoom: about 4 times faster (10 sec instead of 40 sec for processing)
Burst/bracketing mode: images saving is 3-4 times faster.
 

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