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[TAsker] Camera Control: Zoom + Autofocus

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  1. ldm1417

    ldm1417 Member
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    Hi there,

    Is there a way to control the Camera Zoom + AutoFocus with Tasker? How?

    Actually I need when the camera is launche, it will be launched with a zoom x4 and performs autofocus over the time (let's say each 1min).

    Is this possible?

    Thank you in advance!

  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Tasker can do a lot of things but I seriously doubt it can manage zoom and focus within the camera app
  3. Are zoom and autofocus controlled by tapping something in the app display?

    You can use shell input x y to simulate a screen tap in Tasker.

    You must be rooted.

    If you run it on a device with a different screen size the x y coordinates will be different and it will not work.

    There is probably a plugin (autoinput?) that will do it unrooted.

    … Thom
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  4. ldm1417

    ldm1417 Member
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    "Are zoom and autofocus controlled by tapping something in the app display?" - yes. when the cam is in foreground and you tap the display the autofocus is performed to the touched pont. good catch! but how can I do this practically (I guess it should be performed with AutoInput plugin)?

    "You can use shell input x y to simulate a screen tap in Tasker" - OK, I'll try ... I thought Ineed to use AutoInput plugin ....

    "You must be rooted" - rooted :)

    "If you run it on a device with a different screen size the x y coordinates will be different and it will not work" - how can I know the (X,Y) coordinates of the middle of the display?

    "There is probably a plugin (autoinput?) that will do it unrooted" - how should I exactly do this?

    As for the zoom, it's two fingers gesture... exectly like a "zoom in" gesture ... Could this gesture be performed with Tasker?

    BTW, zoom function might be also performed with Volume Down and Volume Up buttons... Is there a way to simulate the buttons are been pressed?

    Thank you!
  5. I don't know of a way to do that with Tasker.

    Perhaps there is a plug-in that supports it. I would think that is unlikely.

    Perhaps there is another camera app you could use that controls it in a different way.

    … Thom
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  6. ldm1417

    ldm1417 Member
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    Cannot Tasker simulate pressing the Hard Buttons (Volume Up, Volume Down, Home, Menu)?
  7. ldm1417

    ldm1417 Member
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    How to know the coordinates (X,Y) of the middle of the screen for the shell input command?
  8. X,Y values on my Moto Z Force …
    Settings/Developer Options On
    Input/Pointer Location On
    X and Y are displayed at top of screen

    go to screen you want to find out about
    Position pointer
    Write down X and Y coordinates

    Return to Developer Options
    Pointer Location Off

    The location of the Developer Options varies from device to device … you have to search for it.

    … Thom
    #8 Thom, Oct 1, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2018
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  9. ldm1417

    ldm1417 Member
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    Thanks! Worked for me :)


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