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Fhotoroom

Fhotoroom is a feature rich photography app for your Windows Phone. It is part photo editor, part camera app, and part photo sharing network. Which includes sharing to Fhotoroom's network, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and Instagram (via Instagraph).

The Windows Phone 8 version of Fhotoroom was recently updated to version 9.1.3 which adds a few tweaks to the user interface, but most notably allows Fhotoroom to handle the larger images files generated by DSLR cameras and the Nokia Lumia 1020.  Registered users (free) can now work with larger high resolution image files that range from 8MP to 25MP. We've even had success handling the 38MP high resolution image files from the Lumia 1020.

A couple of caveats though.  Processing is a little slower with the larger files (obviously due to... well... the larger files size) but not painfully so.  

Then there still isn't a way to directly access the high-res copy of the image.  As with any other photography app running on your Lumia 1020 you can see the 5MP image but the larger, high-res image remains hidden.  As a work around, you can off-load the high-res file then return it to your Windows Phone's Saved Picture folder and then edit the image.  

Currently, the developer is looking at Nokia's imaging SDK to see if that will shed some light on things and maybe get access to the high res image.  Regardless, even without tapping into the imaging SDK, while it's not perfect, Fhotoroom is one of the few photography apps that can handle the larger, high-res image files.

Fhotoroom does reduce the image file when the edited version is saved but nothing critical. A 38MP image file with minor edits (filters but no cropping) is saved at 22.1MP resolution. Add cropping and the file size reduces in the neighborhood of 17MP. As we understand things, the edited image resolution is device dependent based on the RAM available. The 38MP file with minor edits on the Lumia 920 is reduced to 11.8MP. Regardless, the image quality and resolution is nicely preserved by Fhotoroom.

Fhotoroom

Along with being able to handle the larger files, the updated version of Fhotoroom updates the TiltShift tool to support pinch, tap, rotate, and warp edits, adds new crop ratios, and adjustable frame filters. You also have a zoom feature (little magnifying glass in the upper left corner of the image) that will let you zoom in to view the finest of details. It's not a "zoom later" of the Nokia Pro Cam but for viewing the image detail is rather nifty.

Other changes with the version 9.1.2 update covers the sharing networks that includes:

  • Updating Photo Messages on the Fhotoroom network
  • Delete your own posts from anywhere
  • Delete any comment on your photo
  • Profile Links work to custom locations
  • Unlike photos from the My Likes.

Fhotoroom has been a popular photography app for our Windows Phone. This update adds to the app's capabilities and gives us an option to use with our larger image files.

Fhotoroom is a free app for Windows Phone 8 and 7.x that you can find here in the Windows Phone Store.  Again, this update is only for the Windows Phone 8 version of Fhotoroom.  It is our understanding that the update will roll out for the Windows Phone 7.x version is a few weeks.  Oh, you can also find Fhotoroom for Windows 8 here in the Windows Store.  It's a free app as well.

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Seems more promising that ATT locker

teaMJPx says:

Cool. Lots of updates this week. That's awesome.

Marce807 says:

I am waiting for Molome :/

btbam91 says:

This app is so well supported. Follow them on Twitter.

dalydose says:

Love this app! The developer is a HUGE WinPhan too. Always working and developing and coding.

Fhotoroom says:

What is not told in this post, is just how helpful George and the WPCentral team are to devs like me. Not having a 1020 myself, George was kind enough to keep testing updates on his 1020, which i am extremely appreciative of. Thank you George.
The WP7 update is already in the works and will probably not take as long as originally thought, most likely less than week before being submitted.

ladydias says:

It's always wonderful when a developer speaks out to this community. Both you and WPC do excellent work. Thank you so very much.

nightryder21 says:

This hands down one of the most under rated apps on windows phone! Dare I say better network than instagram.

peacock93 says:

Yes you dare!!
And yes it is an awesome app with huge developer support.

Khoa Lai says:

Still waiting for this to come to Vietnam.

I am a huge fan of fhotoroom! Keep 'em coming!

Daniel_H_UK says:

The developer also fixed the Facebook integration you just need to re authorise the account link

ArcticUK says:

Love this app!