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Not possible to swipe left to see taken photos when starting camera from lock screen shortcut

asked 2017-09-08 11:50:06 +0300

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updated 2017-09-11 19:24:29 +0300

When taking a photo with the Camera app, it should be possible to swipe left to see previous photos. When starting Camera from the launcher this works - but not when starting it from the new lockscreen shortcut.

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For me it's a security feature :)

coderus ( 2017-09-08 12:09:08 +0300 )edit

I agree it shouldn't show all the photos in gallery, but it might be useful if it showed only those photos that the user takes through the shortcut during that instance. Now we are practically shooting blind when using the shortcut :)

tmy ( 2017-09-08 12:55:39 +0300 )edit

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answered 2017-09-08 11:54:37 +0300

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"It's not a bug, it's a feature"

The phone is still considered locked as I understand it.

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100% agreed

misc11 ( 2017-09-08 12:30:10 +0300 )edit

I call BS. The feature could easily allow for the camera to see the taken pictures only.

tortoisedoc ( 2017-09-08 19:42:00 +0300 )edit

@tortoisedoc That's a bit harsh... Sure, that would be a nice feature, but it means introducing the concept of "images from the current session" to the camera app. I.e. the current state of things is not a bug.

attah ( 2017-09-08 19:51:54 +0300 )edit

@attah : I think the need to see the picture after having taken it is pretty much intuitive. As it stands now, you have this cool feature, which allows you to take pictures with locked phone, but to see the picture, you actually have to unlock it. Inconvenient.

tortoisedoc ( 2017-09-08 20:22:10 +0300 )edit

Even if the device lock is not turned on (i.e. not necessary to enter lock code to unlock phone) it's not possible to view previous photos. I don't consider it a "feature" not to be able to verify that the photo I have just taken is how I intended it to be - especially not with Jolla's notoriously subpar camera hardware. If this is really the intended behaviour of this shortcut, I don't expect to use it much.

bocephus ( 2017-09-09 10:59:02 +0300 )edit

answered 2017-09-11 18:39:41 +0300

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For anyone not satisfied with the answer "it's a feature" and who wants full camera functionality from the lock screen - including the ability to view previously taken photos: add the camera to one of the shortcuts in the lock screen pulley meny (Settings > Lock Screen). The camera app does not suffer from the aforementioned "feature" when opened that way.

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Or use Quickbar app (which gives you the MRU / MCU / FAVs as well ;)

tortoisedoc ( 2017-09-13 21:24:53 +0300 )edit
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