How to get the best quality photos?

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  1. emmaxoxo

    emmaxoxo New Member

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    I have just upgraded from my ipod touch 2g of nearly 2 yrs [died from water damage], to a 4g -- i don't understand why apple chose to have HD recording, and not even a 1MP camera -- i much prefer to take quick snaps, then record.

    What's the best way to get good quality photos? Or even HD photos? Is there an app I can download?

    Right now, I have found the best thing to do is to record, then later on taking screenshots from the video using [power & home button] the ipod, giving me roughly an 1MP photo, then only issue is it's saved as PNG, not JPEG.

    Thanks

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  2. CarlosTheJackl

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    just so you know, PNG is lossless, and JPEG isn't, so in theory the PNG is better.
  3. GTRagnarok

    GTRagnarok Active Member

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    emmaxoxo New Member

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    any other ideas,hints?
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    Found these tips on the blog for that ClearCam app - http://twoteethtechnologies.blogspot.com/2010/10/tips-for-capturing-moment.html

    I have been playing around with the anti-shake feature in ProShots and it seems to help some. it made a big different on a picture I took of a sign with text.

    I also have been playing around with some apps that combine multiple photos into interesting layouts and I think it helps to distract from the poor quality and low resolution. Something about a collage just gives them a little more pizazz. The apps I have used for this are: Diptic, Card Studio, and Photo Wall.

    Also adding effects like oil paint or cartoon can make a low quality photo more interesting.
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    If you know a little bit about photo editing, Filterstorm is a decent app that allows you to make alot of adjustments (Curves, brightness, contrast etc.) Its not the cheapest app, but you can do alot of things that make the pics a bit better. Worth it to me.
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    I find ClearCam to cause more noise than the stock app.
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    You could enable the native HDR feature from the iphone 4. There is a good tutorial here http://www.ifans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=316490.

    Works kinda like clearcam. I think it only takes 3 pics though. Just be aware that you must hold the camera really still.

    Other than that, all we can really do is wait for the next generation.

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