Some Google Camera versions support export/import of config files. This feature was introduced by Namok and is used by some, but not all, developers.
Config files are stored in the
/GCam/Configs/ directory, with
/GCam/ being next to the DCIM, Downloads, etc, folders (see image below).
This folder needs to be created manually using a file manager (no need for root or anything like that) or automatically by exporting your config (use the option in settings menu). Config files use the
To import a config file from another user, move it to the
/GCam/Configs/, open Google Camera, double click the dark area around the capture button, select the config, and then click on "restore".
To backup your settings, use the option available in the settings menu. Your configuration will be saved in the default
/GCam/Configs/ folder (eg:
/GCam/Configs/config-name.xml). This file can be used on another GCam version that supports this feature or shared with another users.
Use cases:This can be used for a few things. For example:
- Quickly switch between the best settings for low light and day light;
- Keep certain features enabled on one config but disabled on another;
- Use recommended settings from devs/other users for your phone;
- Move between versions without loosing your settings;