Owners of Windows Phone 8-based devices can now take advantage of a new flavor of the HDR Photo Camera on their phones, namely version 126.96.36.199.The new app release arrives on handsets with a series of performance enhancements, as well as with various bug fixes packed inside, and is meant to resolve some stability issues that were previous spotted with it.
Furthermore, the new iteration of HDR Photo Camera for Windows Phone 8 provides users with a settings menu and enables them to review the source of the photos that have been used to create HDR images.
Courtesy of the new settings menu in the application, users receive control over the capture parameters, while also enjoying a high resolution processing option (though the image resolution remains at 7.1MP, with a 16:9 aspect ratio).
As WPCentral notes, HDR photos are created through the merging of a bracketed image (which is the same photo that has been taken at different exposures), thus creating an image with more vibrant colors.
“The best results are obtained when the scene includes both dark and bright areas, such as taking pictures of a tall building against a blue sky, of the sunset into the sea or of some beautiful cloud formations,” the app’s description in the Windows Phone Store reads.
Through the additional settings available in the app, users will be able to save source images to their Pictures Hub, while also having the option to turn guidance messages on or off.
Furthermore, the application also provides them with the possibility to fine tune the merge or fuse parameters (such as contrast, saturation, and exposedness).
The HDR Photo Camera 188.8.131.52 for Windows Phone 8 application is available for purchase on this page in the Windows Phone Store. The software comes with a price tag of $2.49 attached to it, with no trial version included.