Sunday, April 14, 2013
App of the Month
I actually don't know I'll have lots use for this app - TimeCam, a iPhone camera self-timer - but what the hay. Or is it 'hey'? I could look it up, but I'm one lazy SOB.
There are times you might want to take an image of yourself and not hold your iPhone out at arms length. Beside always end up looking the same, there are the instances where you can't get everything in that you want viewed because you're arms just aren't long enough to box with g-d.....or get in that mountain view behind you.
Naturally, the app is free. I mean, c'mon - it's me!
It seemingly works with the front and back view camera lenses. You can set it for 5, 10, 15 and 30 second delays, so you can get into position. I suppose you might need the 30 if you have props or are in a wheelchair or walker.
You have to allow the app to have access to your photo library, so it can save / store these photos on your phone. When I did a trial run of the app, I didn't do that and couldn't save the photos. At that point, I had to go into the privacy settings for the phone and manually allow it to happen. After that, all was fine.
I only did a test shot or two up in my office and nothing of note and useless to show you here. I did forward facing shots (the lesser camera lens), so it showed the countdown of the 5 seconds I had. Because it was the front camera, the pics were a little grainier.
Had I flipped the camera around, you couldn't see the countdown. As I had the phone on silent mode, I suppose (?) there is an audible counter, but I didn't do that, so I don't know. Again, I could look it up, but there is that lazy SOB thing staring me in the face again.
There are a number of free self-timer apps out there, this is just the one I picked. Zero research and just the one that struck my fancy - so there you have it.