HDR mode is nice but Camera won't STAY in HDR mode (Android 4.3,T-Mobile, SIII)

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Liam O'Connor, May 7, 2014.

  1. I have the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.3
    and all I want is to set the camera to *stay* in HDR mode.

    I can easily set it to go into HDR mode each time:
    1. Open the default "Camera" app,
    2. Press "Settings->Shooting Mode->HDR".

    But, when I close the Camera app and open it again,
    the app defaults to "Shooting Mode = Single Shot".

    How do I set the default Android 4.3 Camera app to
    simply *stay* in HDR shooting mode?
    Liam O'Connor, May 7, 2014
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  2. Liam O'Connor

    tlvp Guest

    Is there perhaps (as there is on a Casio stand-alone camera I have) a
    general setting to toggle "stickiness" of shooting-mode settings? That
    might go under the name of "Remember previous shooting mode when restarting
    Camera app" (with a Yes/No toggle). HTH. Cheers, -- tlvp
    tlvp, May 8, 2014
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  3. Liam O'Connor

    Evan Platt Guest

    Might want to look into downloading / installing another camera app?
    Evan Platt, May 8, 2014
  4. Does anyone know of an Android camera app that has HDR
    which can remember the prior settings?
    Liam O'Connor, May 10, 2014
  5. I understand what's behind the snide reply, and I don't disagree
    that a google search is always to be done before the question is
    to be asked.

    Firstly, a minor correction is that I already searched for
    "best free HDR apps which keep HDR mode on"
    before I even asked the question here.

    The problem is, NONE of the results mentions whether the HDR
    mode is kept on between use, or not.

    So, the search is nearly *useless* because the ONE THING I'm
    looking for isn't in the reviews!

    That's why I asked!

    I do realize the ONLY people who will know the answer are those
    who actually care about keeping camera modes on between APP uses.

    I guess the REAL QUESTION, since you and I see that nobody in
    rec.photo.digital or comp.mobile.android knows the answer, is
    how do you SEARCH for a sub feature of an app such as this?
    Liam O'Connor, May 12, 2014
  6. Now that's interesting!

    My phone is the USA T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3, with Android 4.3.
    The native "Camera" app is version 1.5, 28.00KB.

    That's about all I can "see" to describe which one it is I'm using.
    Liam O'Connor, May 13, 2014
  7. I looked all over in the Android operating system, particularly
    in Settings->More->Application Manager->All->Camera->App info

    But, I can't find *any* way to "update* this default Camera
    app. I'm shocked it only takes 28KB of total storage, so,
    it's a really tiny application.

    I don't know if it's default Android, or if it's default
    T-Mobile, or default Samsung Galaxy SIII though.

    But, it was there when I restored the phone to the
    factory defaults, and it's an unrooted phone, so it
    can't be deleted.

    But I just don't see HOW to update it.
    There is nothing like it in the Android Play store
    (there are TONS of camera apps; just not this one.)
    Liam O'Connor, May 13, 2014
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