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HTC M8 gets a boost with Eye camera app

M8 has the best best Android camera, the Eye camera app only adds to this value

Written by Nandagopal Rajan |
Updated: November 6, 2014 4:04:08 pm
HTC One M8 will have the Eye camera option now.  HTC One M8 will have the Eye camera option now.

The HTC One M8 has one of the best cameras in a smart phone. Now, the Taiwanese smartphone major is updating its flagship with its latest camera software, the one it pushed on the new HTC Desire Eye. The HTC Desire Eye is the first smartphone to sport 13MP cameras in the rear and front. The Eye software lets you make best use of the same with unique features like Crop-Me-In and Split Capture. We check out the new Eye software on the HTC flagship.

The app shows all features The Eye camera app shows all features

Eye camera

The Eye camera software will soon be available across a lot of HTC’s smartphone line-up. For now it is seen on the HTC Desire Eye phone as well as newer models of the HTC One M8. The software, along with the regular Camera and Selfie options, gives you a Crop-Me-In option, photo booth and split capture.

Crop-Me-In: Since I used the HTC Desire Eye soon after its launch in New York, I have been wondering what the purpose of this feature is. But I am sure there are lots of people out there who would want to see themselves cropped against the Taj Mahal. What the app does is crop you mug shot clicked using the front camera on the image that is being clicked with the back camera at that point of time. The results are good if you have a white background, very hard to find when you are at a tourist spot, or any place you want to shoot a picture. Even if the results are good, there is something aesthetically weird about you jutting out from the corner of a screen. I would click a photo with this and pass it on for the rest of my photographic adventures.

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Photo booth: Now, this one is for the compulsive selfie clicker. Once you click the trigger, the app initiates four selfies at three-second intervals. Great option when you want to fool around of Whatsapp your new hairstyle to family around the world. This feature showcases the quality of the selfie on this camera as well as the speed with which the M8 can move to the next show. I wouldn’t mind using this once in a while to goof around with my son.

Split capture: This feature let’s you click two similar size photos with both the cameras at the same time. Both results are good though the M8 does not have the dual camera power of the HTC Desire Eye. You might want to use this once in a while, maybe to show an expression of distress while stuck in a Delhi traffic jam.


This app has been there on HTC phones for a while. Now, it has been released for other Android phones as well as iOS.  The app let’s you create an automatic montage of your images and videos and share it with friends. The results are professional quality though all you do is select the theme. It even overlays a music track for the 30-second footage. It is better to mix videos and photos separately for best results. A great app to have for those with a good camera phone.

ALSO READ: HTC One M8 review

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