Taking self pics with Android (or camera app for lonely people)

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  1. AmitX123

    AmitX123 Active Member

    If I have to take pic of myself, there are two options:
    -- get a friend to take the pic
    -- extend your hand and take the pic with an awkward looking pose (one hand extended, bad angle, etc)

    I hate both options equally.

    I was looking for an app that allows me the following:

    -- connect the phone to my pc (wifi or wire)
    -- put the camera (phone) at a convenient position
    -- look at the PC screen and see how the pic will appear
    -- readjust myself/camera to get the best angle
    -- cllck a mouse button and take the pic with full resolution.

    (NOTE: I am not looking for videos... only pics)

    After several days of Googling, I could not find a simple app that does thiis.

    There are apps that allow to take pics via sms, make the phone into a spy camera, use it as a webcam, and a lot of other junk that does useless stuff with the camera... but I could not find a SINGLE app that does what I want (dont mind even paying).

    I cannot believe that such a simple app does not exist. Is there not even one android developer who does not have friends and want to take self pics?? Or are all developers very social people.. or maybe they dont care to take their own pics??

    If there is an app that lets me do this please point me to it.

  2. amlothi

    amlothi Well-Known Member

    Buy a phone with a front facing camera? There are several out there now, and if this is such an important issue to you, you should consider it when making your next selection.

    Also, web cams for your computer are cheap.
  3. AmitX123

    AmitX123 Active Member

    I have a front facing camera.. it is only 2 mp, compared to the rear camera of 8 mp. I want full resolution of 8mp.

    Seriously, there is no app that can do that? I might consider making one if I get time.

    [EDIT:] This is exactly the type of app I am looking for, but for Andoid phones.


    [EDIT2]: amlothi: please tell me how to use the front camera for the task. Thanks
  4. ari-free

    ari-free Well-Known Member

    My phone camera has a timer. That was always the classic way of taking a self pic.
  5. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

    Solution 1, a "hardware app" ... ;)

    Solution 2, using the phone's front cam ...
    With my phone, I start the cam and then I can toggle between back and front cam, using a little cam icon :)

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  6. AmitX123

    AmitX123 Active Member

    nice ideas both, especially the hardware one ;)

    My problem is somewhat different. I dont want the "extended hand" mode as it is too obvious.

    And cannot take full length ones.. I'll keep looking until I see the right solution. I think the best idea would be to program one..

    Any takers? willing to pay for it.
  7. david1806

    david1806 Well-Known Member

    Why is the timer option no good to you? I'm just curious :)
  8. SysAdmNj

    SysAdmNj Well-Known Member

    Or a bathroom mirror for that matter...

    Me personally, lookin forward to my first ffc android device for that purpose :)
  9. AmitX123

    AmitX123 Active Member

    Its ok.. its still trial and error.. not wysiwyg.. unless I am missing something..
    we take a pic..then see how it is.. then take another if its no good.

    I'd like a true tethering app.. set the camera and then click using a mouse.. then click again if needed..
  10. david1806

    david1806 Well-Known Member

    Ah, i see what you mean. Fair enough, tho personally the timer is fine for myself, but obviously we all have our own agendas. :)
  11. AmitX123

    AmitX123 Active Member

    Well if you are fairly photogenic, the timer solution will work.. Not so in my case. I need several takes before I see what I like :mad:
  12. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor Guide

    Why just not use a webcam if you're going to use a PC anyway?

    Anyway USB WebCam for Android is the closest thing I know of that MAY work.

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