Akhil Jain Akhil Jain - 11 months ago 52
Android Question

How to open camera directly in panorama/photosphere mode?

I am stuck in a problem in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

How can I open camera from my application, by default in panorama/360 photosphere mode?

I have searched a lot in grepcode and also Camera.Parameters, but nothing seems to help. Does anybody have any clues to open camera in panorama mode apart from video and image?

Answer Source

there is no standard way to do it. AFAIK Panorama, Photoshere are proprietary features of Gallery3d (provided by Google) package com.google.android.gallery3d. It's depends on firmware of the device.

in ApplicationManifest.xml

<activity clearTaskOnLaunch="true" screenOrientation="0" name="com.google.android.apps.lightcycle.ProtectedPanoramaCaptureActivity" theme="resource_id:0x1030007" configChanges="1184" label="resource_id:0x7f0a00b2" windowSoftInputMode="35" taskAffinity="com.google.android.camera">
<intent-filter>
<action name="android.intent.action.MAIN">
</action>
</intent-filter>
</activity>

I've tried to start this activity from my application

    Intent res = new Intent();
    String mPackage = "com.google.android.gallery3d";
    String mClass = "com.google.android.apps.lightcycle.ProtectedPanoramaCaptureActivity";

    res.setComponent(new ComponentName(mPackage,mClass));
    startActivity(res);

but it throws NullPointerException in camera app.

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