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  1. Hark

    Hark Well-Known Member
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    Does anyone know if there's a camera app that has "on screen controls" for settings. Specifically i'd like to be able to toggle the flash without having to go back into settings all the time. Just a little flash on/off toggle on the screen, it's such a simple thing, would make life easier but none of the camera apps I've tried have it. Has anyone seen one?
     

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    as i remember there was
    i will check now
     
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    I've tested 2-3 camera apps and, although they had plenty of options, none had the option to turn off the flash via onscreen menu or button. Snap Photo Pro can turn it off in the settings menu, Camera Pro can't turn it off at all. Besides, all those apps are good but are totally crap when it comes to stability. A number of Force Closes, broken images and stuff. So I'm back to default app, eventhough it is very limited, at least it's stable (I'm still on 1.5, don't know if 1.6 camera app is any better).

    EDIT: Both Snap Photo and Camera Pro do have other buttons on the screen.
     
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    no on-screen flash button there either
     
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    I meant are there more options in the settings: ISO settings, white balance, brightness and such. I heard someone mention that JB2 has better camera.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. Such a shame and I think a bit indicative of Android as a whole that the camera has been so neglected. Part of the problem with so many different phone models that they cannot standardise the software like they can with the iPhone (oops I said it). One of my main reasons for getting the Galaxy was the phone and I've been sorely disappointed. Maybe things are better with 2.x if we ever get it...

    All these camera apps are gimmicks and I'd rather just post-process in Photoshop than destroy my images with some tricky filter when taking the photo. I suppose it's good for people who just "send to Facebook" or whatever direct from the phone, but I'd rather have a good image, process it myself and then put it online.
     
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    yeah, me too :thinking:
     

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