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07/31/2015 06:25:40 AM · #1
A colleague has recently switched from a Samsung Note 2 to a Samsung Note 4 and commented on the fact that in the upgrade she has lost the ability to take macro shots (she has a particular interest in flower details). Apparently the Note 2 was excellent at this but not the new Note 4. She asked if I knew of any apps that she could upload to replace the gap. I said I'd ask around.....

If anyone out there has any advice she'd be be very grateful!
07/31/2015 06:38:55 AM · #2
if it a software or hardware limitation? if its software just find a new camera app.
07/31/2015 07:08:34 AM · #3
Originally posted by Mike:

if its software just find a new camera app.


I gather it's an app issue.. but as I don't use mobile devices for photography I'm not able to offer any suggestions. Bowing to the expertis eon this site!
07/31/2015 09:03:37 AM · #4
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07/31/2015 12:24:38 PM · #5
The macro mode is gone but it's still possible to take macro shots. You can selectively focus by touching the screen. I've taken plenty of bug shots with it.
07/31/2015 07:24:04 PM · #6
I would agree that the Note 4 is quite lacking in the ability to get close up. When you get close, the focus seems to constantly "hunt", and pictures I have managed to get are very soft, bordering on fuzzy. If I take a photo from a bit of a distance (about 6 inches or more), and crop the image, I get much better results, but overall, images are still quite soft, in my opinion. Lighting has to be pretty good too, to get a decent, sharp(ish) image.

Nowhere near as good as my Galaxy S4 was...it captured remarkable macro images.

Just my 2¢.

08/05/2015 03:59:59 PM · #7
Thanks for all your replies. Colleague is really grateful for the advice.

:-)
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