Dev Request for simple Camera app
OK I say simple in that it would only have 1 feature so I assume it is "simple"
Take a photo with the native camera and be prompted for a name before you save.
Yes there are full featured apps that let you do this but what I think would be nice is to save a name with the photo so it is easy to find. One big gripe I have with the native file manager, such as when you attach to an email or edit a photo - you have to scroll through a long list to find it. The Search feature works great but with the native img_012892992.jpg title who knows what the name is. And if you just took the shot you can bet it is at the bottom of the list - lots of scrolling. So what do you think Devs?
Keep it simple, shoot, name and save.
What might be nice is the default name shows in a text box
If you click save it saves as is
If you click the X at the right of the text box it clears the default name and opens the keyboard for you to input the name - beach1 beach 2 etc. - the software would add the .jpg to keep it simple.
- CrackBerry Genius
07-12-2012, 12:56 PM #4
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There are a few workarounds that will allow you to do what you want, sort of. To attach a single pic to an email, first, install Ghost Commander, an android file manager in App World. Then, open Ghost and navigate to your Camera folder (or any folder where the pic you want to send is). Once in the proper folder, find the pic you want to send (if the thumbnails are too small, you can change their size in settings). You can use the toolbar at the bottom (which slides right and left for more options) to arrange the files by name, date, size etc if you like. Once you've found the pic, tap and hold on it. A dialogue will pop up- choose "Send to". Another dialogue will pop up, choose "Messages". Your Messages app will then open in the compose view with the pic already attached. I haven't figured out a way, yet, to send multiple pics this way, but another android file manager, ES File Explorer, which needs to be sideloaded, will allow you to do this- in a similar fashion to the way Ghost does it. There are other workarounds, but these are probably the easiest that I know of.
Beyond email - is when you use a photo editor for instance - same problem.
Thank you very much for offering a suggestion - I don't mean to sound ungrateful for your response
Last edited by BKillar; 07-12-2012 at 03:24 PM.
- 07-12-2012, 03:44 PM #7
(yes, I admit, one of my pet peeves and when it comes up, I jump into the thread wholeheartedly!!!)
- CrackBerry Genius
07-12-2012, 06:13 PM #9
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I also know Files and Folders can do this, but it is definitely more involved and I don't believe it uses the native messages app to send your emails.
As far as taking a pic within an app and then sending it, there is a way to do this that I know of but you'll need to be running OS 2.1 beta to do it.
- CrackBerry Addict
07-13-2012, 12:29 PM #12
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This is such a weird thread.
- 07-16-2012, 08:33 PM #13
Thanks for creating this thread. We will be including this feature in the next update of Über Iris. Never knew this was such a big pain point.
- CrackBerry Addict
07-16-2012, 11:31 PM #14
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^ I am not a big fan of iOs developers. Op I will make this app native.
- 07-19-2012, 05:33 PM #15
We have created a prototype of a camera app that fulfils the OPs request. We're deciding what additional features to put in for purchase. However, the ability to save a picture of a desired name will be free. Stay tuned!Sucroid - Sweet Apps for the Fans
Like most things it would be nice to keep it clean and simple.
- the default would allow you to simply save without renaming
- if there was a clever way to create a unique name without having to type, I like the way my Bold saves photos with the geo tag for instance, this creates a unique name without my input. So maybe you press the geotag button and get a unique name based on location?
- Maybe something like you save the first photo "title" you are taking at a birthday party as momsbirthday, and the default names for the following photos would be momsbirthday-01, -02 etc. Until of course you input a new "title". That would be nice on a variety of digital photo devices. We have the same problem with our digital cameras after all
- If you could create a folder to save to with a unique name that you create on the first photo of a series and the photos would be saved as the folder name - 01, 02 etc. This would allow you to organize the photos into a folder as you take them and create unique names as you do all by simply creation of a folder for the event you are capturing photos for. Folder "Disney 2012" - photo names - "Disney 2012-01.jpg" etc.
- Of course saving to a social website is always nice - save and post. And if you could do Instagram it would be a bonus (just saying lots of folks looking for a PB solution to Instagram)
- It would allow the same features when you select video rather than camera?
I am sure I will think of some others but I guess the idea is reduce the effort of the user by looking for a clever way to avoid typing in the name each time. Not necessary but just some ideas. Like I said this is an issue with my digital camera too..... piles of long photo names that are useless (with exception of the date maybe)
I assume the native camera resolution and zoom etc would be preserved in this app?
I look forward to tying this app!
- 07-20-2012, 11:28 AM #19
The level of sophistication described above will result in an app that is not going to be free from us.
We do not plan on supporting video recording at the moment. We would want to first nail down the details for pictures. The camera api for Native Development is still rather new and some things are not entirely clear. However, we foresee that the issues we have encountered could be addressed. The PB geolocation service is somewhat unreliable and so using geo info as part of the file name might pose a problem.Sucroid - Sweet Apps for the Fans
- 07-20-2012, 11:57 AM #20
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07-20-2012, 01:14 PM #21
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Hmm... I think I have an idea for my first cascades app. Thank you!
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- 07-23-2012, 10:32 PM #23
I have a camera app in the works (99cent). Consider this added. Ill get a trial with it and trial ver will allow this functionality indefinitely for free. Just advanced features will lock out.
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