HDR Photography On Android
The release of Apples latest iOS provides the new iPhone 4 with HDR photographic capabilities and we have covered a method of enabling the older iPhone 3G & 3GS with HDR yesterday.
But if you have an mobile running Android 2.2 you also have the ability to take HDR photos using the new APIs included in the new OS update that allow apps to control exposure settings.
Unfortunately developers have yet to release software that uses these APIs fully at the moment. But dont worry there are alternatives for the short term that go someway to creating HDR photos features.
1. The Photo Enhance Pro app uses HDR tone-mapping techniques to add detail to your images. The results are very natural, and the closest (so far) you can get to the iPhone results.This isn’t real HDR, but software simulating HDR edit using a single image.
2. The Camera 360 Pro app is a total camera replacement app for Android. Among its myriad of features (including tap-to-zoom) is an HDR setting that, like Photo Enhance, uses tone-mapping to fake the HDR look.
Camera 360 Pro is $4. The non-Pro version is free, but lacks some extra effects.