The Nokia Lumia 1020 and Lumia and 1520 have incredible cameras that let you zoom in to your subjects while maintaining high image quality. You can thank the 41 and 20 megapixel sensors respectively in these Nokia PureView cameraphones. One app that does an excellent job of showing off the zoom power on these two devices is Sozoom for Windows Phone. If you already have the app, you should know that it has just received an update.
What's new in version 22.214.171.124:
- Better handling of portrait photos.
- New photo loading algorithm, solves the no-photo problem for some devices.
- Report error in the photo selection page appbar (requires internet connection), report back to us if photo's not being loaded.
Not familiar with Sozoom? This exclusive app for the Nokia Lumia 1020 and 1520 lets you add “zoom balloons” to your High Resolution photos taken with Nokia Camera. You can change the size of the balloons and the zoom power by playing with the two sliders at the bottom of the screen.
Tap anywhere on a photo to show a zoom balloon for that area. You can drag the balloon to change its position. Make it look more fun by adding color that’s customizable with more sliders.
Comparing with the previous version, it appears that some of pixels at the bottom of portrait photos are taken out so Sozoom can display the photo in full width with the editing controls. Don’t worry, though. When you click the save button, that lower portion is still intact.
Sozoom is available at the Windows Phone Store for 99 cents. You will not be able to install it without the Lumia 1020 or 1520. That makes sense because the zoom balloons will probably look pixelated on 5 or 9 megapixel photos.
Do you zoom with Sozoom? Let us know what you think of the app in the comments!
Get early access to Windows 10 October 2020 update – here's how.
In this guide, we'll show you the steps to upgrade your computer to the final release of the Windows 10 October 2020 Update before it's officially available to everyone.
Windows 10 October 2020 Update moves closer to launch with Release Preview
The Windows 10 October 2020 Update is nearly ready for primetime. Microsoft began shipping the update to Release Preview Insiders today, which is the last stop before it will start its full rollout to the public.
Join us LIVE for the Windows Central Video Podcast today at 2:30PM ET
We're LIVE with the Windows Central Video Podcast today at 2:30pm ET, make sure you're there!
Make the most of your Surface Pen and Slim Pen with these awesome apps
To really maximize the ability of the Surface Pen and Slim Pen, there are some essential apps you should check out. We've rounded up the best right here for a variety of purposes.