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I just got around to adding a few more testers tonight! Thanks for signing up to check it out, guys! Would love your feedback and image posts if you don't mind sharing. 

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On 10/22/2017 at 4:39 PM, seahostler said:

That's a good idea! Right now the app will allow you to manually max out the color temperature to the max the phone can handle. Sometimes, that's not enough enough which is why you can go further with the new color sliders.

Signed up to Beta Test this this morning. Hoping it can make pics with my PAR38 much better!

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9 hours ago, GaryR1984 said:

So the settings that started with the app, are those just default or did they try to adjust that way?

 

Upon startup it's all auto, but the image doesn't have much time to adjust.

One of the big items I'm working on is a way to easily toggle between auto/manual, BUT the RGB values will always need to be manual. 

I also just last night figured out how to reproduce what an orange lens does flat out. So it could be the case in a future version we have a simple and advanced mode you could go into.

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Thanks for letting me beta test. From just playing around with it for a little while I found this app very helpful. The thing I like about it the most is you have so much adjustment before taking the picture and the file getting compressed. This makes pictures turn out much better after doing final editing in post. If you could also add a post editor to the app it would be amazing. As it stands I defiantly think its worth the money. Here are a couple pictures taken with an iPhone 6.

 

Apple camera app

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Aquarium Camera App

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Aquarium Camera App edited slightly with a 3rd party app

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Same coral taken with a very expensive DSLR a couple weeks ago

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36 minutes ago, VaporCountry said:

Thanks for letting me beta test. From just playing around with it for a little while I found this app very helpful. The thing I like about it the most is you have so much adjustment before taking the picture and the file getting compressed. This makes pictures turn out much better after doing final editing in post. If you could also add a post editor to the app it would be amazing. As it stands I defiantly think its worth the money. Here are a couple pictures taken with an iPhone 6.

 

Apple camera app

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Aquarium Camera App

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Aquarium Camera App edited slightly with a 3rd party app

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Nice shots! What filters / properties are you using on your photos after you take them? 

1 hour ago, SelectedByNature said:

Looks good. So nothing on Android yet correct? Timeframe?

Development has been started. Hoping to have something to test mid November. So not long!

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7 hours ago, seahostler said:

Upon startup it's all auto, but the image doesn't have much time to adjust.

One of the big items I'm working on is a way to easily toggle between auto/manual, BUT the RGB values will always need to be manual. 

I also just last night figured out how to reproduce what an orange lens does flat out. So it could be the case in a future version we have a simple and advanced mode you could go into.

Ok, I opened it two days ago, and it seemed to be spot on, then I started to adjust it, and couldn't get back to how good it was the first time. It looks good.

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2 hours ago, seahostler said:

 

Nice shots! What filters / properties are you using on your photos after you take them? 

Development has been started. Hoping to have something to test mid November. So not long!

Thank you!! It had an option for overall temperature so that got turned up about halfway to max. The only other thing that was done was brightness/contrast and they were just adjusted till it looked the most accurate. 

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16 hours ago, GaryR1984 said:

Ok, I opened it two days ago, and it seemed to be spot on, then I started to adjust it, and couldn't get back to how good it was the first time. It looks good.

It's official, version 2.1 will have a reset to defaults on any level. Appreciate the feedback!

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I haven't had a chance to sit and take pictures of my tank since downloading the beta version. I now have been able to do so and tried to give an idea of not only with and without the app, but also the settings. I have a Nanobox mini tide over the tank and am using an iphone SE. These were taken this morning and no editing was done to any of them. I am really enjoying playing with the app and for a phone camera, it works well. I'm excited to test it out further this weekend because I work at a fish store, so I will upload some more pics then. Thanks!

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Here's a pic of my bowl using the app. It's pretty darn close to what I see with my eye with a little less blue than you see here. Red is set at 3.4 and green and blue are at 1.0.

My light is the ABi 12W Tuna Blue. 

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On 10/24/2017 at 1:50 PM, SelectedByNature said:

Looks good. So nothing on Android yet correct? Timeframe?

Hoping to have it wrapped mid-Nov. So not too long!

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Anybody at the Aquatic Experience in Chicago this weekend? 

Took these at the Kessil booth on the A80's (tuna blues).

 

Before:

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With Aquarium Camera:

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29 minutes ago, TILTON said:

So it's like photoshop express?

Yes and no. Yes in that it has the ability to effect histograms shots, but no in that it happens live instead of post-shot, helping you better color correct in real-time and speed up your process. Once you have your values dialed into your tank, all your shots will have that adjustment made. The other benefit is that iPhone photos are compressed when they're taken. This app preprocesses the photo before the sensor writes the pixels.

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50 minutes ago, seahostler said:

Yes and no. Yes in that it has the ability to effect histograms shots, but no in that it happens live instead of post-shot, helping you better color correct in real-time and speed up your process. Once you have your values dialed into your tank, all your shots will have that adjustment made. The other benefit is that iPhone photos are compressed when they're taken. This app preprocesses the photo before the sensor writes the pixels.

I get it now.  Sounds interesting for sure.

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To be completely honest I am not having success with this app (I purchased).  none of my shots look like yours.  I either have too much blue or it ends up getting over exposed and the and sand bed glows white etc.  Please take no offense but I cant see where it is helping anymore than what my standard iPhone camera settings do post shot.  Do you have general recommendations for settings?

 

I am using Nanobox mini Tide M lights.

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8 hours ago, Duane Clark said:

To be completely honest I am not having success with this app (I purchased).  none of my shots look like yours.  I either have too much blue or it ends up getting over exposed and the and sand bed glows white etc.  Please take no offense but I cant see where it is helping anymore than what my standard iPhone camera settings do post shot.  Do you have general recommendations for settings?

 

I am using Nanobox mini Tide M lights.

Hey @Duane Clark could you post a screenshot of your settings? Home button and on/off button press and release at the same time takes a screenshot. 

The next version is going to have a pretty decent auto-mode but yeah let's figure this out for sure!

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This is the best money I’ve spent in this hobby! I tried to adjust the filters until the corals look closest to my naked eye. At the end I realized I got the egg crate to be almost perfectly white!

 

Here are some pictures I took with my iPhone X. :)

 

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