1. halcyonku's Avatar
    I just discovered this today by accident, so I don't know if everyone but me already knows. I searched, but no one else has posted, so it must be common knowledge, my search skills are subpar, or not many know.

    When you are taking a picture, instead of touching the shutter "button" on the screen, touch the screen where you want to focus and the camera will focus there instead and take a picture. This is great for person shots with landscape backgrounds.

    Ok, so am I the last to figure this out? It really helps for taking pictures when you don't want to center the subject.
    07-05-2010 11:13 PM
  2. storino03's Avatar
    it's in the manual.
    07-05-2010 11:14 PM
  3. slthree's Avatar
    Well, I didn't read the manual so the fact that its there means nothing to me.

    Thank you to the thread starter for the tip
    07-05-2010 11:56 PM
  4. werx's Avatar
    Thx!
    07-06-2010 12:00 AM
  5. stlfrosti's Avatar
    THNX for the info...
    07-06-2010 12:00 AM
  6. SilverZero's Avatar
    I think tap-to-focus is fairly common in touchscreen cameras nowadays.
    07-06-2010 12:02 AM
  7. Kedar's Avatar
    Lol reminds me when somebody in the Precentral forum would realize that they could take a picture with the spacebar and make a whole thread about it.
    They would get like 50 thanks.

    Makes me wonder if I should make a thread for things like holding the back button in the browser to access your history, favorites, and bookmarks.
    07-06-2010 12:24 AM
  8. MikeBinOK's Avatar
    I'd read this somewhere early on, but had forgotten it.
    07-06-2010 12:35 AM
  9. scoobdude's Avatar
    Man I spent an entire shift going through the manual one night. Still missing little things apparently.

    Thanks..... for both those tips.
    07-06-2010 02:53 AM
  10. halcyonku's Avatar
    Who reads a manual?

    I have not owed a touchscreen camera before so this is new to me. I am just glad I'm not the only one who didn't know about this.
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    07-06-2010 10:11 AM
  11. Aspiring Developer's Avatar
    now if only there was a manual focus option...
    07-06-2010 10:50 AM
  12. IIAspire's Avatar
    This whole forum is a manual lol
    07-06-2010 11:16 AM
  13. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Well, I didn't read the manual so the fact that its there means nothing to me.

    Thank you to the thread starter for the tip
    Who reads a manual?

    You'd be amazed what else is in the manual that you might not know, and that would help you use the device more effectively.
    07-06-2010 01:09 PM
  14. halcyonku's Avatar
    Sorry, I must use the <sarcasm> tag more often. I did read the manual, I just didn't remember the section on fun camera capabilities. I did skim the entire thing and only just remembered the parts I found useful.
    07-06-2010 02:07 PM
  15. Darth Mo's Avatar
    One thing I've learned with Sense/Android is to just tap or long press everything and see what pops up.

    Seems they've spared us at least somewhat with nightmarish menu system with just making certain things interactive, so to speak.
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    07-06-2010 02:15 PM
  16. solo1's Avatar
    One thing I've learned with Sense/Android is to just tap or long press everything and see what pops up.

    Seems they've spared us at least somewhat with nightmarish menu system with just making certain things interactive, so to speak.
    Ha HA HA ... I long press and press menu for EVERY screen now .
    07-06-2010 03:14 PM
  17. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    One thing I've learned with Sense/Android is to just tap or long press everything and see what pops up.
    True. I keep discovering new things when I long press. I do wish there was some little indicator that would appear on screen when there's a menu, or a long-press action available.
    07-06-2010 04:44 PM
  18. theiphonewannabe's Avatar
    It is amazing what you can do with the camera focus.

    07-06-2010 05:07 PM
  19. dougeetx's Avatar
    Awesome pic@
    07-06-2010 06:00 PM
  20. scott_0's Avatar
    good info! thanks
    07-06-2010 09:22 PM
  21. slthree's Avatar

    Makes me wonder if I should make a thread for things like holding the back button in the browser to access your history, favorites, and bookmarks.
    I thought this was a joke, like you were trying to see who would bite... then I did it on my Evo and it did exactly as you stated. Thanks for the tip.

    I think I will read the manual now
    07-06-2010 10:30 PM
  22. npark's Avatar
    RTFM...

    hehe, sorry I couldn't resist.
    07-06-2010 11:01 PM
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