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SwordfishII
post Feb 26 2020, 11:03 AM
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I use Google messages for sms/mms. It has a neat feature that allows you to scan a qr code on a computer browser and use the computer to respond to messages.

Problem is the cosmo camera seems to distort the qr code which is the only means of authenticating.

Anybody know how to tweak the camera distortion?
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Vistaus
post Feb 26 2020, 02:21 PM
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I've scanned various QR codes with a few different apps, including my banking app, and it's never distorted. So I think there might be something wrong with your lens. Try cleaning it.
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Daniel W
post Feb 27 2020, 07:00 AM
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If you scan other QR codes, with some dedicated barcode scanning app, do you see the same distortion there? If so, there may indeed be something off with your camera hardware, in which case you might have to open a support case and perhaps have your device repaired.

If other apps scans QR codes fine, it would seem the Google messages app might have a problem. If so, you may have to hope for a bug fix from Google.
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post Feb 27 2020, 09:34 AM
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You might find that the distortion is due to the rotation. I've seen this happen in several apps on my Cosmo, including a QR reader app along with other apps.

Have you tried to force-rotate the app when the camera image is distorted?
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Jeffers
post Mar 15 2020, 07:18 AM
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I've logged a bug for this because I'm having similar problems with other apps.

For example, in Telegram, if I try to take a photo within the app, the scaling of the live view is all distorted.

I use another app called Zipgrade that scans test papers, but I can't use it on Cosmo because the camera view is so distorted that I can't get the boxes in the camera view and on the test papers to line up.

In both cases, rotating the screen does nothing to help - sometimes it just makes the distortion even worse.
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SwordfishII
post Mar 16 2020, 10:35 PM
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QUOTE(NormMonkey @ Feb 27 2020, 09:34 AM) *
You might find that the distortion is due to the rotation. I've seen this happen in several apps on my Cosmo, including a QR reader app along with other apps.

Have you tried to force-rotate the app when the camera image is distorted?


Yes
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post Mar 16 2020, 10:36 PM
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QUOTE(Jeffers @ Mar 15 2020, 07:18 AM) *
I've logged a bug for this because I'm having similar problems with other apps.

For example, in Telegram, if I try to take a photo within the app, the scaling of the live view is all distorted.

I use another app called Zipgrade that scans test papers, but I can't use it on Cosmo because the camera view is so distorted that I can't get the boxes in the camera view and on the test papers to line up.

In both cases, rotating the screen does nothing to help - sometimes it just makes the distortion even worse.


Same. I'm not super concerned because that is a minor issue to me
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