[How To] Native HDR Photos

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  1. Swift

    Swift Member

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    If you liked the way I built my last tutorial, you'll like this one too

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    More tests found at the bottom of this post:

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    1) Download iFunBox V1.0.391.368
    Code:
    http://dl.i-funbox.com/ifunbox_en.zip
    2) Download and install pList Editor 1.0.2
    Code:
    http://www.icopybot.com/plistset.exe
    3) In iFunBox, go to Help > Troubleshoot > Disable bplist Conversion

    If you don't do this step your camera app will no longer work after finishing this tutorial !

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    4) Navigate to Raw File System > System > Library > CoreServices > Springboard

    5) Right click N81AP.plist and click Copy to PC (make sure you don't right click the wrong file ! It starts with N8, not N1).

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    For the window that comes up after you click copy to pc, just click on the Save button (without typing in anything in the box). Now check your desktop for the .plist file we saved. It should be there.

    6) Open the file we saved with the pList Editor software you installed earlier.

    7) Add these lines to where I marked them in red

    Code:
            <key>camera-flash</key>
            <true/>
    Code:
    	<key>hdr-image-capture</key>
    	<true/>

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    8) To save the file: right click the original file in iFunBox and click Copy from PC. Select the new file you saved to your desktop.

    9) In iFunBox, navigate to Raw File System > System > Library > PrivateFrameworks > Celestial.framework > N81

    10) Repeat step 5 but this time save the AVCapture.plist file. Now open the file with the pList Editor.

    11) We're going to add two lines. Make sure you are at lines 949, not the earlier instance of ChromaNoiseReduction (there are two instances). So when you press CTRL + F to find ChromaNoiseReduction, it'll be the second search result, not the first.

    Find:
    Code:
                <key>ChromaNoiseReduction</key>
                <true/>
                <key>FastSwitchCompanion</key>
                <string>AVCaptureMode_FrontFacingPhotoCapture</string>
                <key>FullResolutionPreview</key>
                <true/>
    Replace with:
    Code:
                <key>ChromaNoiseReduction</key>
                <true/>
                <key>FastSwitchCompanion</key>
                <string>AVCaptureMode_FrontFacingPhotoCapture</string>
                <key>FullResolutionPreview</key>
                <true/>
                <key>HDR</key>
                <true/>

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    12) Repeat step 8 for the AVCapture.plist file.

    13) Respring or reboot your device to finalize the effects.

    14) Finished

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    Observations: Gives sharper images, but only works best in broad daylight. Low light gives too much noise.

    Credits to Coentje44 for the method.

    Tests done around the house (all done by me):

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  2. tinyman392

    tinyman392 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Quick question: HOW MANY THREADS DO WE NEED ON THIS?

    Here's a quick list:
    -Original developer's first release (closed, illegal files)
    -Original developer's second release (closed, illegal files)
    -Mine that was created
    -Original developer of the HDR created one
    -Separate one for a Cydia package that doesn't corrupt your iPod

    5 threads on the same topic... Your's makes 6. Four are still open. They are just the same directions over and over. I would have said this to the second currently open thread, but he was the original developer. The 3rd open thread is different. This thread is basically a copy of the first two that are currently open.
  3. Swift

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    Why are you so upset? Be thankful we have members that contribute to this forum.

    What have you contributed? Nothing except a silly review and your a skimpy tutorial on how to do what I described in this thread. I found your tutorial and all the others too confusing; this one has pictures which most users find appealing.

    Have a great day

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    exit1010 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah this tut make more sense. But I understood the original thread.
  5. tinyman392

    tinyman392 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    There's a rule on this forum... Search before posting... You obviously didn't do that. If you did, you'd know that there are many threads on this... And within the next 24 hours there will be a Cydia package released... Which is easier than editing plist files, which most users find more appealing.
  6. Swift

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    Lol? I never denied the existence of many threads on the topic. What use would searching before I posted a tutorial do for me? I wanted to share with everyone an easy-to-follow tutorial. If I want to do that, I can. No rule against sharing

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    . Please only speak when you know what you're saying xD

    But anyhow, enough bickering ! We're all friends here

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    Enjoy the tut ! You never had to post in here and attack me ya know.
  7. iAwesome

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    Within 24 hours? There's been one out for at least one day already, which is called 'iPod Touch 4 HDR Enabler'
  8. Swift

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    Yes there has, so I don't know where he pulls his facts from. The reason some people don't like that one is cause it utilizes Winterboard, thus less appealing.

    The manual method in my tutorial doesn't need any extra apps.
  9. tinyman392

    tinyman392 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Alright, but I'm just saying, we don't need 6 threads on the same thing... That's my point. I know what I'm talking about (don't say I don't)... The Rules say to search before you post, maybe there's a thread about it already (there were 5).

    Either way, it's a good tutorial, and sharing is always allowed. But soon enough, all of these threads are gonna' become useless because it's going to be able to be done with a simple Cydia package.
  10. tinyman392

    tinyman392 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    A different one... There was a thread on that too... It's from the BigBoss repo (NOT ModMyI... That one is flawed and doesn't work correctly).

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