Windows Phone Manual

Updated: 4/12/15

Welcome to the ProShot manual. Here you can find all of the information needed to get the most out of your photography experience.


Tips

  1. You can double-tap any menu item to quick-select it and close that menu
  2. For the Camera Mode, Drive Mode, and Right Panel menus, you can quick-select an item simply by dragging your finger. For example, in P mode, place your finger on the Right Panel over ISO. Drag your finger left over the ISO value you wish to choose, then let go. The value will be selected and the menu will close.
  3. To select a Drive or Camera Mode without closing the menu, simply drag your finger through the Drive or Camera mode icon (just above the arc), and release.
  4. To show / hide EXIF data in the camera roll, tap the screen.
  5. Background processing: you don't need to wait for an image to save before taking another. Just keep taking them! ProShot's intelligent buffer system will manage all of the processing in the background, to make sure nothing gets between you and that next shot.
  6. To view the Tutorial or Field Guide in ProShot, open the Right Panel, tap the "?" button in the upper-right corner, and press the "Show Tuorial" button.

Glossary

Built-in Filters

  • Each built-in filter (with the exception of Sin City) was created using ProShot's filter editor. To visualize how they were made, first select the filter, tap the Generate Code {  } button, and then copy the code. Next, open the filter editor by pressing the + button, paste the code into the text box, and press the return button on the keyboard. You are now ready to experiment!

Color Profiles (filters)

  • With respect to ProShot, we actually prefer to call our filters "color profiles". We usually use the word "filter" because it's easier to understand, but when talking about the filter editor, the term 'color profile' is more appropriate.

    The filter editor is for much more than just filters, it's for you to create a personalized foundation for your signature photographic look. Most users do some kind of post processing before posting images to their favorite social networks. ProShot's filter editor is designed to give you a solid starting point before you fire up that image editor, or perhaps even replace the need for one, effectively optimizing your work flow. Prefer images with a bit more punch? Create a filter with a higher saturation value and get that polished look that you want, straight-out-of-camera.

Display (note: removed in v5.6, but may make a return at a later date)

  • 1: no extra information on screen (default value)
  • 2: contrast, saturation, shadow recovery, and filter values are displayed on the screen

Exit Prompt

  • When enabled, ProShot will ask for a confirmation when you exit the program. Default value is off.

Filters (see Color Profiles)

Focus Only / Focus + Photo

  • Modify the behavior of ProShot when tapping the screen to either just focus, or to focus and then take a photo.

Highlight Clip

  • This is a standard tool used in the photography and film industries. It shows the over exposed areas of the scene (by coloring them black). For more information about exposure, see here [Wikipedia]. Possible values:
    • Off: highlight clip is off
    • On: highlight clip is on
    • A-Off: highlight clip will turn off when the camera button is half-pressed
    • A-On: highlight clip will turn on when the camera button is half-pressed

Histogram

  • This is a standard tool used in the photography and film industries. It shows the distribution of light throughout the scene. For more information, see here [Wikipedia].

Manage Originals

  • Use this tool to manage your original images (original images are saved when "Save Original" is enabled in ProShot's Settings panel. From here you can batch export and delete your original and hi-res (20/41MP) images.

Overlay (filter editor)

  • This is a color overlay that uses a proprietary algorithm to quickly enhance the look of your photo by overlaying your image with a color of your choosing.

Save Original

  • Enabling this feature will save the original, unfiltered, uncropped image to ProShot's local folder. It is not RAW [Luminous Landscape] data, but it is the JPEG direct from the camera hardware. This way you can shoot with filters or zoom however you'd like, and will always have a backup of the original in case you need it.

Shadow Recovery (found in the 'adjust' tab of the IMG panel)

  • This is a unique feature to ProShot, allowing you to adjust the brightness of the shadows in your scene. Shadow Recovery effectively 'lifts' the shadows, without raising the brightness of the brighter parts of your scene. This will give your final image the look of expanded dynamic range.