General CameraTweak is back for iOS 8! Live on Cydia now!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by JTaffer, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. JTaffer macrumors newbie

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    And free update for previous users. Dunno about you guys but I missed this tweak.
     
  2. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    I get that it adds extra features, but since I never end up using them I typically skip tweaks like this.

    I guess I'm curious what tweaks do people actually find useful, and actually use regularly?
     
  3. shenan1982 macrumors 68040

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    I'm the same way... an iPhone's camera is designed to be point, and shoot. It's not a DSLR, and isn't meant to be. Whenever I have used camera tweaks or third-party camera apps, I find it's cheesy, like apps that record audio and make a music video or something... feels childish.

    I'm curious what people use them for. The iPhone camera and the Camera app get rave reviews, even from photography professionals. I guess it's extra customization, but I just don't find the need to customize every aspect of my photo on a phone.
     
  4. tateu macrumors 6502

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    I frequently need to record videos playing on a computer screen and also large, outdoor LED signs. It helps to be able to manually set the exposure and lock it so the screens don't get blown out. With exposure controls, such as these, I don't need to carry a second piece of equipment with me, everywhere I go during my work day.
     
  5. JTaffer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    One of my favs is TypeStatus. Great if you get tons of texts.
     
  6. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    Thanks. I meant what tweaks does CameraTweak actually give you that you find useful.
     
  7. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    The stock Camera app doesn't allow for almost anything manual AND this is a huge problem with it, as

    - there's no way to, say, force it to use high shutter speeds to shoot action in low light, even on the expense of using high sensitivities

    - Apple doesn't allow third-party apps to use HDR (and panorama - nevertheless, manual settinsg don't affect pano), which is a HUGE problem as it's always preferable to use the HDR mode, Apple's implementation being THAT great.

    CameraTweak has always allowed to fix these things. I haven't installed the new version of it yet as I've gone for the Note4 instead of the iPhone6+ but I'll report on it when I have the time, just like with the previous versions, of which I've written several articles.
     
  8. jeevestobs macrumors newbie

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    One of the genuinely useful features the new version adds for iPhone 5s users is the ability to shoot videos with continuous auto-focus. You have to tap the screen once after starting the recording to activate it (maybe a bug), but it works smoothly (without constant focus hunting), just like (or similar to) how CAF works on iPhones 6. I don't know why Apple didn't enable it by default. Maybe it's one of those differentiating features that are supposed to make the new iPhones more attractive.
     
  9. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    Some good featues. Thanks
     
  10. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

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    See above - it allows you to set any shooting parameter in the only iOS app with decent HDR support.
     

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