Android 4.2 camera

D3lit3 writes in our Nexus 4 forums,

I was taking pictures with my baby and I realized that the HDR mode does not show a tick when you enable it. Thus I am left in confusion because I never know if my pics have HDR. Am I missing something? Thanks.

Don't be left in confusion, D3lit3! While this only applies to the stock camera app in Android 4.2, it is a change, and a little easy to overlook. When you're in HDR mode -- or any other scene mode, you'll see it listed in the circle in the corner. That circle may move around a little bit, depending on which way you're holding the phone. (Also, tap that circle to pull up the settings buttons.) But that's where you'll see it.

 

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Ask AC: How to tell when HDR is enabled in Android 4.2

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Thank you, I did try that earlier but I obviously didn't do it right. Love the new UI with the quick settings menu etc but not a fan of this pinching to zoom on the camera interface.

its not included....think this is a nexus 4/10 feature only for now.
silly, because and HDR effect can be had by 100% software.

It appears that I have HDR running on my S3. I get two photos each time with different exposure. How do I use these? Do I run software such as Photoshop or is there something else that I'm missing? Generally, HDR would work best with three different exposures. Is there something in the camera app that can combine these as the HDR output?

Same ballpark but slightly off topic. What I hate about the 4.2 camera is there is no way to jump to the last picture I just took. Why was that removed (or put into some obscure setting/shortcut that I've yet to discover)?