This version of Open Camera allows remote focus and shutter trigger control over a local WiFi network. You must use another app, WiFi Remote Capture, to send this app broadcast control messages to operate focus and shutter release. Not all WiFi routers support the needed broadcast feature.
The required WiFi Remote Capture app is available at
In addition the Open Camera Remote app now has a built-in Web HTTP server you can enable for downloading your photos with a Web browser. It only works with your local network and is active only while the camera app is running. In Settings there is a option to turn on the HTTP server and to show the URL of the server as a QR code or text.
You can use this app to trigger and capture photo and video captures nearly simultaneously on many phones. Depending on your local network, this number can range from 253 to 4093 phones maximum.
Information about using the Open Camera Remote app can be found at the Open Camera web page and links:
Please donate to Mark Harman, the author of Open Camera, for his excellent work.
The Open Camera Remote app has Settings under More Camera Controls for photo and video filename suffix and Time/Number format for filename with reset. The suffix string appended to the filename helps you determine from which phone camera a photo was shot. This allows you to merge all the photos from multiple cameras into a single folder for editing.
You can capture 3D left and right photos by choosing option. The filenames have suffixes _l and _r. You can view 3D photos by launching a viewer app for purchase at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.andymodla.apps.vrstereophotoviewer&hl=en (not supported by all phones). This app can be launched from preview thumbnail button if you select app for viewing photos.
Another new feature lets you align the scene you are shooting with your previous photo to help with taking 3D (left/right), composite, or stitched photos when you edit using other apps.
The open source code for Open Camera Remote (modified from version 1.40 Open Camera) is available at
Modifications for Open Camera Remote were added by Andy Modla.
Use the HTTP server at your own risk. The Nanohttpd HTTP server is
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