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    4 mega pixel photos from your iphone

    taken from gizmodo

    ClearCam is the latest iPhone app to go live on Cydia, home for the jailbreak apps, and turns your 2MP photos into 4MP ones by stitching 6 normal photos into one super photo.

    http://www.occipital.com/Content/Products/ClearCam/image0.jpg
    http://www.occipital.com/Content/Products/ClearCam/image1.JPG

    Similar to the manner in which Gigapan created the 1474MP image of the inauguration, Occipital's ClearCam works its magic by creating a composite image using 6 iPhone photos taken in succession. This allows the photo to have the resolution of a 4MP image. And since the UI has infinite multitouch scale, you can zoom in as far as you want (a bit gimmicky, yes, but I did the zoom gesture 50 times, and it took 50 pinches to get the photo back to original resolution).

    Essentially, you choose to snap a photo, then it runs off 6 of them into a directory. Then there's a two step process for enhancement. First you hit the button to align the photos, then you hit the button to enhance photos. It takes about 30-40 seconds in total.


    Though the resolution is larger, it's worth noting that the image quality does not appear to increase substantially when viewed normally. Instead, the imageespecially textappears a little sharper and readable when zoomed in, and any obnoxious blur is eliminated for the most part. Files sizes are around 2x bigger than the normal image taken with the iPhone camera. Occipital says there's still room to improve as far as enhancement goes, but they need to work on keeping the file size low, first.

    In addition to creating 4MP photos, you can also select quick capture mode, which fires off 6 images in 2.5 seconds, selects the best looking one, and discards the rest.

    As for deciding to release in Cydia as opposed to the App Store, Occipital felt like the rapid shot mode would be rejected, and they didn't want to remove the feature from the app. So they've turned to the jailbreak community instead.

    As mentioned earlier, ClearCam is available now through Cydia, and after a 15-day trial, the full version can be purchased for $15. []Occipital]

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    http://www.occipital.com/Content/Products/ClearCam/image0.jpg
    http://www.occipital.com/Content/Products/ClearCam/image1.JPG

    nice app....... ill have me one of those.

    Original Poster

    http://www.occipital.com/Content/Products/ClearCam/image1.JPG

    http://www.occipital.com/Content/Products/ClearCam/image0.jpg

    ]Occipital Homepage

    Why you can't put HTML in an OP but you can in a reply is beyond me!:thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    MinstrelMan;4269003



    lol, whoops, cheers!

    Don't know if this still applies, but saw this
    'As mentioned earlier, ClearCam is available now through Cydia, and after a 15-day trial, the full version can be purchased for $15.'

    If this is the case, the title would be better if amended, otherwise this is just the promotional text for a product.

    You can get it for free if iphone jailbroken

    Do you have any links to any real photos showing that it works ?

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    strike;4269549

    You can get it for free if iphone jailbroken



    You can only get this if you are jailbroken, it's not available via app store and Cydia apps are rarely cracked. In fact I've not seen any so if you want the full featured version you will have to stump up

    Had a play today, the $15 dollars only applies if you want to have more than one picture in the editing part at a time or want to be able to take 4 consecutive shots and the software automatically picks the best.

    Otherwise from what I can work out the software is free.

    Once you have edited it you move it to the camera roll and delete it from this app.

    I personally didn't really like it, the quality is definitely an improvement but not so much that it demands me having two camera functions on my phone, there is no access to the camera roll from this software so you can't delete the native camera either. Takes about a minute all in all to piece the pictures together and enhance the quality and to its credit it does an excellent job of pasting them together.

    Seems good if you take alot of pictures but personally it's not for me.

    Just looked at the Exif on the pics that were posted and they were created using paint.net

    ROLFAO!!

    I think i'll pass and just use my N95's 5MP camera.

    Original Poster

    tonyg1962;4274067

    Just looked at the Exif on the pics that were posted and they were … Just looked at the Exif on the pics that were posted and they were created using paint.net



    Would that not have been to put th text on the top of the picture?

    I just tried it and it does give a small noticeable difference.

    rash;4276187

    ROLFAO!!I think i'll pass and just use my N95's 5MP camera.



    Careful not to drop it and break your toe, or the paving slab :thumbsup:

    ms2005;4284191

    Careful not to drop it and break your toe, or the paving slab :thumbsup:



    N95 weight = 120g
    iPhone weight = 133g :whistling:
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