Camera Settings

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The camera settings can be changed by tapping on the "Camera" menu button in the startup screen or by tapping the "Adjust camera settings" touchscreen action, if defined, when running an event.

The camera settings screen will be displayed showing the live view from the currently selected camera with control for adjusting the settings at the bottom:

 

camera settings screen

 

Breeze Booth can use the rear facing or the front facing camera. Tap "Switch cameras" to switch between the front and back cameras.

 

The contrast, saturation and vibrance sliders can be used to adjust the appearance of the camera images. The saturation slider adjusts the strength of the colors in the image and ranges from 0, which has no color and gives grayscale images, through 2 which gives highly saturated images. The vibrance setting adjusts the saturation of an image while keeping pleasing skin tones. The default settings are contrast=1.0, saturation=1.0 and vibrance=0.0.

 

Normally the camera uses auto exposure and this can be adjusted using the auto exposure compensation slider. For manual control of the exposure tap the switch to the left of "Auto exposure compensation" and it will change to "Shutter speed" and the ISO slider will be enabled. Adjust exposure by moving the shutter speed and ISO sliders.

Note: It's best to avoid slow shutter speeds (e.g. less than 1/15 sec) otherwise the live view refresh rate may be slow.

 

Normally the camera selects the white balance automatically. For manual control tap the switch to the left of the "WB: auto" caption and adjust the white balance using the WB and Tint sliders.

 

The camera can be digitally zoomed in using the "Digital zoom" slider. Please note that this works by cropping the photos and will reduce the resolution and the amount of detail available. If the photos are zoomed in too far it may affect the quality and the photos may appear pixellated.

 

Tap the "Done" button or anywhere in top half of the screen to close the camera settings screen.

 

Touchscreen Actions

The exposure compensation and digital zoom settings can also be adjusted by defining touchscreen actions in the ready or menu screens. This makes it possible to give users control over basic camera settings without needing to give access to the full set of camera settings which may cause confusion or lead to less than optimal settings being selected.