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Libre Camera

A free and open source camera app for Android written in Flutter and Dart licensed under the GPLv3

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Table of Contents

  1. About Libre Camera
  2. Roadmap
  3. Contributing
  4. Packages used
  5. License


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You can download Libre Camera on F-Droid by tapping on the badge below. Alternatively, download and install the apk directly from the GitHub releases page. Downloading directly from the GitHub releases page will typically download a more recent version – notice though that the F-Droid and the GitHub versions aren't compatible with one another. You will need to reinstall the app; make sure you remember your settings.

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  • Take pictures and record videos with your rear and front camera
  • Privacy: No EXIF metadata saved by default when taking pictures (enable optionally in settings) – without ads, tracking, or unnecessary permissions
  • Themes: Material Design with a Dark, Light or system theme
  • Languages currently supported: English, French, German, Spanish, Basque, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Turkish – Contribute translating your language!
  • Zoom: Zoom with 2 fingers or with an optional slider
  • Timer/Delay: Select a photo capture timer to get ready for your photo
  • Flashlight modes: On at capture, Off, Auto, Always on
  • Focus: Auto focus, locked focus and manual focus by touching the screen
  • Exposure: Auto exposure, locked exposure and manual exposure with an optional slider
  • Image compression: Set the compression amount in the settings
  • Formats: Switch between 3 camera formats (JPEG, PNG, WebP)
  • Resolutions: Switch between different camera resolutions
  • Save location: Choose your preferred save location
  • Small size (~21 MB)
  • Customizable: Open the settings to customize the app to your liking!


  • More supported languages (See Contributing below) and Weblate integration
  • Your features
  • Feature: Add integrated QR-Scanner
  • Feature: Add "photo capture at phone volume button press" as an option in settings
  • Theme: Add a black Dark mode for AMOLED screens
  • Settings: Add a search bar for the settings page
  • Check tablet support
  • (Included in version 1.3.0) Feature: Add photo capture delay option
  • (Included in version 1.3.0) Feature: Add a capture sound as an option in settings



Languages currently supported:

  • English
  • French (Français)thanks to @melentan
  • German (Deutsch)
  • Japanese (日本語)thanks to @vladkorotnev
  • Spanish (Español)thanks to @Loughty
  • Basque (Euskara)thanks to @ZiTAL
  • Portuguese (Português)thanks to @zehrique
  • Russian (Русский)thanks to @vladkorotnev
  • Turkish (Türkçe)thanks to @metezd

Get started:

  1. If not already supported (see above), request a new language by opening an issue on GitHub and I will add the necessary code for the second step
  2. Translate an already existing language (see below)

Translating guide: Go to the .arb file of the language you want to translate (for example, app_de.arb file for German) and change the text inside the "" quotation marks. If the keys listed in the untranslatedMessages.txt don't exist, simply create them just like the others. Use the English translation as a reference for the text to be translated to the target language.

Additionally, if you want to translate the local app name (default: "Libre Camera"), go to the strings.xml file of the language you want to translate (for example, this file for German and translate the "Libre Camera" text inside the string elements, like this German translation: <string name="AppName">Libre Kamera</string>

Send in your translated files as a Pull Request

Bug Reporting or Feature Requests

Open an issue on GitHub: Open issue


Feel free to send in a pull request! To get started with Flutter, follow this link:

  1. Clone this repository
  2. Switch to the project's directory and run flutter pub get. To test the app, run the project in debug mode by selecting an Android device or emulator in your preferred Flutter IDE and running the app in debug mode
  3. To build the final app, run the app by installing the apk (see next) on an Android device or emulator. To receive the apk, run the following command in your terminal: flutter build apk – the output apk will be generated atlibrecamera/build/app/outputs/apk/release/. If you'd like to get multiple apks by splitting them into different platforms (results in smaller sizes) use flutter build apk --split-per-abi

Packages used

The packages used for this app, also listed in the pubspec.yaml file. See their respective licenses.


This project is licensed under the GNU General Public License Version 3. For details, see LICENSE

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