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Toggle between video and still modes in camera app (faster than now) [released]

asked 2013-12-24 22:10:26 +0300

msknight gravatar image

updated 2014-01-08 02:49:10 +0300

Artem gravatar image

On switching between stills and video camera, it would be more efficient to allow it to toggle the setting rather than pulling down the whole menu structure.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by nthn
close date 2018-01-06 16:27:24.652485



Can you please clarify? It is not clear what you mean. Thanks

stezz ( 2013-12-28 18:05:11 +0300 )edit

my interpretation: have a toggle button (photo/video) directly cam ui, instead of first needing to open the cam settings (pulling down) and there switch between photo/video.

Kontio ( 2013-12-29 15:33:42 +0300 )edit

Might be easier just to have two buttons: one takes picture; one starts/stops recording.

robertc ( 2013-12-29 21:51:24 +0300 )edit

I'd like a toggle button for the back/front cameras.to toggle between Foto/Video in my opinion it would be cool to have like two pages. from Fotomode drag left for videomode and then drag right to get back

michel ( 2013-12-31 02:01:43 +0300 )edit

Nice ideas in general here :-)

NikosAlexandris ( 2014-01-05 19:18:42 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-08 13:07:50 +0300

Macilaci457 gravatar image

If the pull-down menu would not disappear completly (have states: down, only 1 row down, total up) it could have an instant switch between video/still. Of course, touching a button that needs more options, would scroll down the menu for you. Opinions?

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I'd prefer the suggestion in michels comment on the question : use a gesture to toggle between foto and video (swipe left/swipe right) because it will be much faster and easier (especialy in bright sunlight) than trying to hit the menu button.

gernode ( 2014-05-19 17:07:41 +0300 )edit

answered 2018-01-06 16:10:06 +0300

bennyV gravatar image

The swipe gesture in does that for me, doesn't it?

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Yes, switching between modes is now much faster and you don't have to pay attention to tapping the correct tiny button, either.

nthn ( 2018-01-06 16:27:15 +0300 )edit

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