Lots of models in todays smartphone-environment are using more than one camera. The trend seems to be to create lenses with lots of different focal lengths, to cover wide angles and deep zoom. There are approaches to combine several cameras to get higher quality photographs or improve a pictures impact, but these images are still depending on raster-based image file types, such as jpeg or png, which can waste storage space and limit possibilities.
(Co-financed by the European Union)
The mobile application that is being developed is co-financed by the European Union. The cost is covered by 50%. The app is planned to be developed within six months and shall be finished and released in may 2024. It is described further within the following paragraph.
It's planned to develop a mobile Application for Android, consisting out of a camera- and a gallery screen. When using the camera, the user may adjust the flash, timer or effects, zoom the screen and adjust the Deep-Shots resolution, while all main cameras should be triggered at the same time. The photos taken will be used to create the Deep-Shots introduced on this website. The user shall be able to view and zoom them within the gallery, send them towards other users (or share them on social networks) and load them onto the PC where they can be viewed within the desktop application or the web-viewer. The design is beta. The app will be free on the day of release. After that date, a small amount may be charged for the pro version of the application while the lite version, coming without flash, timer, effects and resolution adjustment, shall stay free.
The hardware existing is yet very useful for this method, and it's getting better and better. That means the only thing that has to be developed and initiated is appropriate software, preferably inside the phones default photo app. The software has to deal with shooting several photos at more or less the same time, combine these and recalculate a Deep-Shot through assigning each pixel to a field inside the centre-based net structure. The net structure should be optimized to fit the phones Quadro-camera system. The single photos used for the Deep-Shot’s creation can be deleted.
As the focal length of each of the cameras isn't adjustable, the perfect fitting point based net-structure can be precalculated once and standardized.
Another great option smartphones offer is creating videos with different cameras at the same time. The differently zoomed videos can be joined through the principle introduced on this website to create videos with depth.