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Camera Selfie Button [duplicate]

asked 2014-04-17 10:45:39 +0300

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updated 2014-07-24 11:11:39 +0300

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Add a button to the camera viewfinder screen to enable quick switching to the selfie setting (Front camera).

As a further step the button could also act as a selfie shutter delay release of 2 seconds to allow you to get you fingers away from the front camera.

Selfies are a popular photo to take and are often spontaneous and so to get to the function quickly, when you have managed to grab a celebrity for example, would be a great feature.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "duplicate question" by anandrkris
close date 2015-02-02 17:26:41.517682



Did you know you can use the volume buttons as the shutter button in the camera application? That should make it possible for you to snap the selfie without touching the screen.

kaltsi ( 2014-04-17 11:10:17 +0300 )edit

Yes,and very useful that is but you first need to change to front camera via the settings. A button that changes to front camera then did a 2 second delay would make the impromptu selfie a lot quicker to snap.

bockersjv ( 2014-04-17 12:28:11 +0300 )edit

just wait a few weeks and they aren't that popular anymore :D

nightmare ( 2014-04-17 20:02:41 +0300 )edit

Apart from the neologism itself, nothing's really changed. There's still hardly anything looking that stupid than adult people taking photos of themselves (better still: arm on photo).

marsch ( 2014-04-17 23:59:46 +0300 )edit

Indeed, but surely the advantage of the Jolla with monthly updates is that it can respond to trends? I want this to be a popular phone not just an open source one. If Sailfish will not respond to social trends it will be out of touch. The only thing new about selfies is the name, most phones had a small mirror next to the lens, for taking self portraits well before front camera became the norm.

bockersjv ( 2014-04-18 00:58:08 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-02-02 17:17:48 +0300

There is another active thread discussing quick way to activate front camera. Request you all to vote there and close this thread perhaps. Let's not split votes :)


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