4Blend HDR updated, adds flash control and bug fixes

4Blend HDR is the latest HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography app for Windows Phone 8.  The app takes three photos of your subject at varying exposure settings and blends them together into one image.  The result should give the photo more dynamic colors/range.  4Blend HDR has a simple layout, a healthy selection of effects filters and a voice-triggered shutter.

We found the app to have potential but was held back, in part, by stability issues.  As expected, an update was released today taking 4Blend HDR to version 1.0.1 to address the stability issues.  The update also adds a flash setting to the control panel to allow you to turn off your Windows Phone camera flash.

At first glance, the update does allow 4Blend HDR to run smoother with less crashes.  I also did not experience any issues in running other camera apps after using 4Blend HDR that occurred with the previous version.

4Blend HDR is a free app, available for Windows Phone 8 devices.  You can find your copy of 4Blend HDR here in the (opens in new tab) Windows Phone Store.

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • Isn't like doing bracketing ? Seems like it
  • I tried it before and had a few issues, ended up unistalling it. Is it worth giving it another go?
  • I just tried it, not impressed on my 1020, but not many apps seem to take full advantage of the 1020's sensor.
  • Me too, not impressed at all!
  • L1520: It worked okay before the update. Now I get an error. It says an old firmware version has been detected. I went ahead and uninstalled and tried reinstalling and I am getting the same results.
  • I got that too, it works tho. Keeping it for now, I have so many camera apps.
  • It still works but I'm also getting error. Lumia 1520
  • I also get this error on HTC 8x. The developer say that my firmware should be about 3050 I have 3030? But its brand depending, right?
  • Got that error too. Also front camera is removed from three dots . . . Actually it didn't work anyway
  • Before i use the manual focus on this app, my 520 autofocus was awesome
  • Had the same issue when using the Nokia camera beta ...after using it I find it hard to use my default camera hope Nokia works on this
  • UI isn't amazing..
  • I've had some good results from this app on my Lumia 925 with none of the issues others are reporting here.
  • Dumb, non-photography expert question: Can the HDR effect be achieved with DNG files in post-editing?