Latest release of GrapheneOS includes our next generation Camera app based on the AndroidX platform CameraX library. It's dramatically better than the prior AOSP Camera and takes much higher quality photos with proper lightweight HDR+ support on Pixels.
GrapheneOS 2021110507 release: grapheneos.org/releases#2021…. See the linked release notes for an overview of the changes since the previous release.
Nov 5, 2021 · 5:14 PM UTC
It uses whole image continuous auto-focus (CAF) by default on supported devices like Google Camera. Also has proper touch-based AF/AE/AWB with an exposure slider. Focus timeout controls how long it uses the manual focus before going back to whole image CAF which is often best.
Includes a QR scanning mode based on implementation in our Auditor app. It can easily scan very dense QR codes, unlike many other QR scanning apps. It also handles non-standard inverted QR codes. Other barcode types will be added later, in a way that doesn't disrupt QR scanning.
It's not yet as good as Google Camera for low-light pictures due to only having lightweight HDR+ via the OS/hardware on Pixels. CameraX vendor extensions will eventually provide support for more aggressive HDR+, Night Sight, Portrait mode and other features provided by devices.
CameraX vendor extensions are provided by device and will vary across devices. It's not part of the app but rather is provided by the OS/firmware/hardware. On Pixels, HDR mode (will appear as mode at the bottom) will mean more aggressive HDR+, Night will mean Night Sight, etc.