Evert tried to take a couple of pictures with your Samsung Galaxy S5, and noticed something odd? Well, I sure did. As it turns out, a lot of people are having problems taking some pictures with their Samsung Galaxy S5, for the simple fact that it’s either inconvenient to do, they’re having touch issues or the quality output is simply not good enough.
Well, if you’re one of those people as well, then don’t worry anymore, because I’ll show you a great solution that has been working nicely for me, and it should be working for you as well.
Step 1: The first thing that needs to be done, is that you root your Samsung Galaxy S5. The reason for this is because we’ll need access to a couple of apps that are not on the Android App Store. Secondly, we need to root because we need our Samsung Galaxy S5 to be “free”, so that we can customize it in any way that’s possible, as we need to alter some settings as well.
Step 2: As soon as the Galaxy S5 root is completed, reboot it, and tap on the SuperUser Icon. Now you want to download a couple of apps.
Secondly, you’ll need to install SnapSeed, because it will allow you to optimize the exposure & color settings automatically, as well as adjusting the frame level (certain parts) of the photo that you’ve taken.
Thirdly, Camera+ will be needed in order to stabilize your Samsung Galaxy S5 when you’re taking pictures. This app will avoid the so called stutter affect that a lot of people are experiencing. It will also drastically decrease the touch effect when you’re in photo taking mode. Camera+ will also allow you to better focus on objects when you’re in a dark surrounded area, or at night when there’s little to no light.
Lastly, the app ProHDR is required. This one will help you to smoothen up your images by adding a high quality resolution over it. It will do so in layers, so the quality of the background image will be top notch! It’s important to note that it will do this without you needing to lift a finger. The setting are completely pre-programmed to get the best possible output. It also comes with preset filters, so you can make the images brigher, darker, adjust resolution settings, adding grid overlays, zooming effects etc.
Even though ProHDR’s user interface isn’t the best, you should have no problems at all when using this app as 99% of it’s features are pre-programmed. The only manual thing required would be you filtering some of the images.
Talking about filtering, I’ve got some great recommendations for you regarding apps that you can install on your Samsung Galaxy S5, which allow you to edit photo’s. This way you don’t have to transfer all of your photo’s from the Samsung Galaxy S5 to your Macbook. Instead, you can alter them right on your tablet!
I would suggest that you use either PixelMator, FaceTune or Waterlogue as your in-pad photo editor. All of these apps are so called root apps, where you’ll need your Samsung Galaxy S5 rooted in order to be able to run them. But it’s all worth the troubles in my opinion, since you’ll be able to completely turn your Samsung Galaxy S5 into a high quality photo taking machine, which is great since you’ll want to use background images for your app designs so that you can avoid copyright issues and what-not. Not to mention that this will save you a bunch of money as well, as you can use bought background images, but the costs for that can add up quickly.
I hope you’re able to do something with these tips I just gave you, make sure though that rooting can be risky, so make sure to read up on all the root guides that are around before you get started with it.