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Open Camera

Open Camera is a fully featured and completely free Camera app for Android phones and tablets. Features:
* Option to auto-stabilize so your pictures are perfectly level no matter what (see example image).
* Expose your camera's functionality: support for focus modes, scene modes, color effects, white balance, ISO, exposure compensation/lock, face detection, torch.
* Video recording (supports all available resolutions including HD).
* Handy remote controls: timer (with optional voice countdown), auto-repeat mode (with configurable delay).
* Option to take photo remotely by making a noise (e.g., voice, whistle), or by voice command "cheese".
* Configurable volume keys.
* Optimise GUI for left or right-handed users.
* Zoom via multi-touch gesture and single-touch control.
* Option to lock orientation to portrait or landscape for photo or video.
* Choice of save folder (including support for Lollipop's Storage Access Framework).
* Disable shutter sound.
* Overlay a choice of grids (including "rule of thirds") and crop guides.
* Optional GPS location tagging (geotagging) of photos and videos; for photos this includes compass direction (GPSImgDirection, GPSImgDirectionRef).
* Apply a date and timestamp, location coordinates, and custom text to photos.
* Yes you can take a selfie (also known as front camera), includes support for "screen flash".
* Support for (some) external microphones.
* Widget to automatically take a photo after launching.
* Support for Android 5 Camera2 API: manual focus distance; manual ISO; manual exposure time; RAW (DNG) files.
* Support for HDR and Exposure Bracketing (Camera2 only).
* Small file size.
* Completely free, and no ads in the app (I only run ads on the website). Open Source.
(Some features may not be available on all devices, as they may depend on hardware or camera features, the Android version, etc.)

If you wish you can show your appreciation and support future development of Open Camera by donating! This can be done by purchasing my donation app at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=harman.mark.donation . Thanks!

Website: http://opencamera.org.uk/FAQ: http://opencamera.org.uk/help.html#faqForums: https://sourceforge.net/p/opencamera/discussion/Source: https://sourceforge.net/p/opencamera/code/

Note that it's not possible for me to test Open Camera on every Android device out there, so please test before using Open Camera to photo/video your wedding etc :)

App icon by Adam Lapinski ( http://www.yeti-designs.com ).

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Reviews (30)

Jer. T. Jun 21, 2019     

This app looks fantastic, but I can't find the option to disable shutter sound anywhere. This is a must have and makes the whole app totally unusable for me. This sound "feature" should not even exist in the first place! There is absolutely no way I get a loud shutter sound every time I take a picture, this is the most irritating thing ever. I'll wait until an update implements disabling shutter sound. Until then I can't use this app.

Max. L. Feb 2, 2021     

Great app. Only things I wish were improved would be some device-specific bug fixes for the Galaxy S20+, namely being able to access the third camera in camera2 mode... and maybe also being able to switch cameras on the fly while recording. 60fps support also appears to be to not be working, unfortunately. But this almost salvages the horrible video recording experience of the stock camera (which is utterly incapable of not dropping a frame; the average framerate of a 30fps video can come out to 29, which is insanely bad). Keep up the great work!

ya. a. May 18, 2022     

Love it. But now colors in photos & video are strangely muted. Nearly grayscale, but there is some color. Very weird. Hence I've stopped using it. Cannot find a fix. It's not a camera mode, and doesn't depend on available light either. Don't remember when this first started, but seems like a year or more ago. LOVE all the options, settings, and camera controls. But it's unfortunately become unusable because of missing color. Other camera app doesn't have this issue.

Dav. A. May 26, 2022     

This is hands down the best free 3rd party camera available. I failed to see that before and realized lately that some features on Samsung devices are locked to 3rd part apps. Example being the telephoto lens(es), 12-bit & 16-bit raw (only 10-bit is available as far as I can tell), 8k video, 108MP, macro mode and list goes on. For the most part, I like the exposure and focus bracketing. I usually wind up doing edits on a laptop, so those come in handy.

Sta. C. Apr 16, 2022     

If you have a pixel 6, highly recommended. I find the pixel 6 to be great, particularly at selfies with the most recent updates. However, the camera app has kind of taken a step backwards. The final picture from the main shooter is overly processed and often doesn't look as good as the preview, for some reason. When I first got the phone, this app was lacking as the processing seemed nearly non-existent. Now, it is quite amazing. Just wish there were shutter controls.

Dav. C. Feb 10, 2022     

I have been using this app for a few years until suddenly it gave me problems yesterday and I was unable to use it. My photos for work must be time and date stamped and now I get fuzzy shapes and colours on the screen. Tried uninstall and reinstall but same results. Either the app went bad or my phone is no good. High technology usually goes hand in hand with low durability/reliability and this is an example of that.

Fel. F. Mar 23, 2022     

This is the best free manual control camera app. I normally use it to record my musical performances live while recording external audio from the soundboard and It works well. The only thing I wish it worked was the camera 2 api. I can't set a proper shutter speed and ISO settings that I want, it freezes the app.

Hab. Z. A. May 14, 2022     

When I first try this app, I'm not expected, if results after taking photo is different from camera app I used before, seems more darken even I use with same settings (DRO, Single Shot, 60hz, Auto focus). This app cannot change focus when face detection is active, hard to focus to an object from small hole, I'm a bit disappointed. But overall this app is awesome with detail in setting, timestamp and have Repeat Shot to automatic captured image in presets like we need.

Jus. V. Feb 20, 2022     

Allows users to do incredible things, but needs PROFILES for shooting modes. We need CUSTOM PRESETS that we can save, update, delete and duplicate. There's no reason why the user should need to reprogram a shooting mode everytime a different setting is needed. The user ends up spending more time fighting with settings than actually taking photos.

Car. P. Feb 21, 2022     

Issue: This app is very good in video recording with the amount of features it provides for good videos. This beats the built in camera app for samsungs. The issue I had recently was that when using the rear camera the exposure goes crazy with white flashes ever so often. Not sure why, but I hope someone can relay any helpful information on how to fix it.

gar. m. Feb 25, 2022     

Video Recorder doesn't work! Just plays back an all gray video. Even reinstalled the app, same thing. If you want just a photo camera, it's simple and very good. I tried all types of video settings, it just wouldn't record. Mark, for such a great college football player and tv star, you can do better this, do it for the gipper, the gipper !

Ben. S. Feb 9, 2022     

This has exactly the features I want in a camera app. External mic support is great! Only thing I'd like changed is for it to not record sound made by the phone. I've had some videos recently even include the "start recording" sound. Has to be trimmed off, so fixable but inconvenient.

Mas. M. May 19, 2022     

almost perfect, if its possible to adjust shutter speed , iso both in photo and video mode, and options to change the recording frame rate and speed below normal like 0.5 or 0.25 it would be absolutely amazing worth 5stars edit: it would also be great if it would be possible to combine various features together including wide angle camera lens (since it cannot access it somehow)

Ion. O. Feb 13, 2022     

All in all it is a very good app... More detail in low light than stock camera. Unfortunately the main drawback is that cannot access all camera's on A52s 5G... Only wide, super wide and front. No tele or macro. There are any chances to get full functionality? I'm ready to pay for it, but to have the full access to all camera's on the phone... Maybe the developer can help with an answer?

Pau. Y. Apr 27, 2022     

This solved two problems for me with the default camera app on my tablet. Firstly the auto focus was hunting and messing up videos. This app has two tracking modes and the second solved this problem. Secondly I can now use an external microphone for audio. Highly recommended.

Set. G. Apr 21, 2022     

Running it on a Pxl 3 Android 12 and it's pretty much unusable. Half the time the exposure settings change as soon as you press the record button for video, and most of the time, the exposure in captured still images is completely blown out compared to the viewfinder/preview.

Dou. S. Feb 12, 2022     

Great Camera With Logical Options: On Moto X4, the only thing missing is the wide angle frature of the OE camera. However the available options are intuitive and comprehensive plus the biggest thing for me is the ability to have multiple resolutions easily acessible to save storage space and reduce file sizes for sharing. Thank You!

Pow. M. Feb 12, 2022     

Good alternative to stock app esp. on AOSP ROMs. Great camera with pro level features. But "Gallary" crashes after recording a video and immediatly tapping the gallary icon to go view the video. Also it is slow to start and stop recording, the button is unresponsive. App also just looks a bit dated, like it was made for Android 3.x or 4.x. Pixel 4A 5G Bramble, LineageOS 11, no root (yet)

Jo. S. Apr 10, 2022     

I MISS basic setting which allow me to take good picture with one shot: where's for e.g cloudy day option, where's artificial light? I don't wanna spend days on editing photos. I'd like AT LEAST to give a hint to that SMARTPHONE - in what circumstances i am. Block exposition - one, but what else? Adding text is not as important as light settings....

Fre. W. May 18, 2022     

I recently dropped my phone, which had caused one of the back cameras to stop functioning. Unfortunately, the default camera app would not open despite the fact that only one of the cameras was broken while the rest were completely fine. This app fixed the problem, and now I can continue taking pictures.

Nos. 5. Apr 15, 2022     

This is good camera app thing just look better and it offers more settings however image size only limited to 12 megapixels I noticed at least that's what I saw it looks a lot more but if I was going to make a suggestion I wish HDR mode what only take one picture then copy it by three and set the exposure to like that because trying to stabilize an image with a bunch of moving objects or without a tripod is hard!

May. S. Apr 30, 2022     

Hi mark, You have done Great work to developed open camera but there is issue in video setting. Once you open video setting -> Audio source -> optimised for Voice call option clicked then record the video.. After 2 sec audio quality volume Decreased in my mi phone and I have install same app on samsung phone as well.. Please update the app and resolve the issue..

Sel. C. Apr 28, 2022     

Is good for phones that don't have good controls... BUT... The saving system is so complicated, I can't find how to save in the SD card... And of course I have the SD card to save space in the internal phone memory... 🤨😡🤬☹️

Luk. May 7, 2022     

Now I dont know if I dun' goofed with this Fire HD 6 4th gen (i know, ancient now. I work with what I have on hand) running Cyanogen 12 (Android 4.4.4 custom ROM), But it wont save the photos I take, and outright refuses to do video. If these bugs are fixed though, this will be my go-to when ROMs dont have a camera app already installed. Zero ads, just point and shoot.

Caf. H. Mar 5, 2022     

This is a good application. I think it could be made better. Motion detection and video/photo need. You could turn old phones into security. While limiting MBs used. Also not searching through hours of data. 😀

Sky. K. Feb 27, 2022     

Love this app! I have a Motorola edge fusion and it does not take pictures with high detail or accurate brightness at all. This camera fixed it! The Motorola people should hire this guy to fix their canera software. Cons: Only works for normal( auto focus mode), macro cam is not better than Motorola because it does not use the dedicated lens and uses the primary lense itself. Wish there was a way one could write skins for this app or customize the UI

Pil. R. -. P. Mar 9, 2022     

Love the app. Use it for mainly filming as it has great options for manual setup. I only have one issue, my phone doesn't let me set it as a default camera app, which makes it not possible to use with live videos :( If you have any tips on this, it would be much appreciated.

Jos. V. Mar 25, 2022     

Camera used to be really good before. But now, it takes forever to click a picture, sometimes I have to close the app and open again. When i press the camera button, white border appears and it stays that way for 5-20 seconds, sometimes longer.

Adi. Apr 22, 2022     

This really works in 2022. I was not able to record my voice using redmi 9 phone but using this now I am able to record my voice using this application. Really this work wonders. Note that the in audio setting, in Audio source option of Optimised For Best Recognition Option to get the best results.

Ric. V. R. Mar 8, 2022     

Sadly, I can't really 5⭐ this app because, at least in the current version, it have a bug where the app crashes when I tried to access a photo that I just taken touching it from the left bottom preview window, fix that, and is A NEARLY PERFECT CAMERA APP.