General Camera and the touch screen

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by thetingster, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. thetingster

    thetingster Well-Known Member
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    I find when you touch the screen in the camera it auto-focuses and "occasionally" takes a picture. Is there some trick to this? I can't seem to figure out how to take a picture every time I touch the screen. Any ideas?
     

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  2. andrizoid

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    its a long press that takes the picture
     
  3. thetingster

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    I have tried that too, but it's always hit and miss.
     
  4. andrizoid

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    AOSP or sense?
     
  5. thetingster

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    I'm on xtr 4.6.1 right now so sense..
     
  6. andrizoid

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    well i cant really help there, i havent been on a sense based rom since i rooted :p
     
  7. Demache

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    You can always press the trackball to take a picture. It will focus then take the picture.
     
  8. VonKannick

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    Mine focuses, waits a second longer, goes out of focus then takes the picture. I'm really thinking something is wrong, but it doesn't too much matter since I almost never use the camera anyway, and it has always been great as a phone for me, especially now that I am rooted.
     
  9. CaptainObvious

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    There IS a trick to this. And it's a pretty stupid one at that because it's not the most obvious.

    When you first open the camera app, it'll focus on it's own. Wait a few seconds. I figure after it focuses, it gives itself about 3-4 seconds before it's initial focus is kind of unlocked. After you tap to focus, you have to tap again and hold it. And it should work
     

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