Today I went out on my bike, got a little lost and eventually found Eastbank Esplanade to get some comparison shots for the proHDR app. I took way too many photos and it's taken me ages to sort them all out. But I have an update on yesterdays post now!
I gotta say, I don't know if I'm so impressed now that I have some side by side photos with the new app and my regular camera.
Unless your're A, a robot with perfectly steady hands, or B, OK with blurry images this app is basically impossible to use without a tripod.
Even resting my phone on solid objects and breathing like a sniper I couldn't get images which didn't have a tiny bit of overlap. Really, this is to be expected since its using two images but it's also a phone app which most people would use without a tripod.
Here's the shots I took today.
First shot was taken using proHDR. I had to take multiple shots before I could get one which was properly focused and not overlapping. If you move at all you end up with doubled images. I was holding my phone on a fencing post for this one.
The second image was taken with my normal phone camera with some editing (I adjusted the contrast level, highlights and vibrance).
I definitely still like the app since it does take vibrant images, but I will use it on a tripod next time.
After doing even a small amount of editing on my phone camera images I can see a lot of grain and distortion. You just can't do much editing on a non RAW file.
More on RAW files another time.