A new highly appealing feature has been added in the latest CyanogenMod 10.1 builds out there, namely support for “HDR” mode for the stock CM 10.1 camera.
Courtesy of the new functionality, a phone’s camera will shoot 3 pictures, one at minimal exposure, one at neutral, and another one at maximum exposure, and then combine them in a single shot.
“As with the stock HDR functions available on the Nexus 4, our HDR mode captures multiple pictures, and then renders them together to form one HDR image,” the team explains.
However, given the fact that cameras inside smartphones
function differently, the CM team warns users that they should use a stand when enabling the HDR function, as it is very sensible to movement and vibration.
The quality of these images might be poor on devices with low cameras, the team also explains.