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QuickShot HD lets you take one-tap photos on your Android handset without the camera app

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QuickShot HD lets you take one-tap photos on your Android handset without the camera app
We've all been struggling with missed moments due to the fact that you have to enter the camera app to take a shot first on most android handsets. Save for Sony, which puts a dedicated camera key with a quick shot mode that goes from sleep to snap in seconds, others rely on the virtual stuff.

Until you unlock the screen and enter the camera app, the time to take a shot might have passed, and a new app is trying to remedy this. QuickShot HD Camera puts a simple icon or widget on your screen, which lets you take a high-res photo with just one tap, based on your phone's automatic setting. The app lets you set the resolution, and also gives you the option for the phone to briefly vibrate, so you know a shot has been taken and saved in the gallery.

While the app is $3 and often buggy, most such applications in their first version are wobbly, and the developers ask that you don't downgrade the app, but rather send your issues with each specific handset, so they can improve QuickShot. The devs also promise a widget, autofocus disabling and a built-in gallery to arrive pretty soon.

source: QuickShot HD Camera (Google Play)

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posted on 23 Nov 2012, 05:08 3

1. bohdan4ik13 (Posts: 82; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


And what about autofocus?

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 06:20

2. _Bone_ (Posts: 2110; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


What about it?

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 06:43 2

3. joseph98 (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)


I tested my samsung galaxy note 2 by going from sleep mode, unlocked my phone from the lock screen by clicking on the camera shortcut on the phone lock screen and went straight to my camera mode, snap a shot and all it took me 4 seconds. Sorry but this app is not for the note 2 owners. I did this many times and I was always able to snap a picture within 4 seconds but not less. And yes the picture was focused very well. Maybe this app is good for older android model. Thank you sammy for making such a super fast phone. And people ask me from now you are thinking to buy the note 3. Oh yes I will.

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 07:04 2

4. aokde (Posts: 185; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


woah 4 seconds are alot compared to sony's "less than a second" from sleep to snap.

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 07:16 3

6. boosook (Posts: 950; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


what's more, in sony phones that support this function, you don't have to unlock the phone. Just press the camera button.

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 13:37 3

11. zohayb (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 May 2012)


lol seriously he got two down votes for stating that for sony phones you just have to press the camera button :/

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 07:06 1

5. boosook (Posts: 950; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


4 seconds are an eternity when you have to take a picture. Sammy fanboys have become like Apple's fans and have joined them in the "reality distortion field"... :)

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 07:31 3

7. joseph98 (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)


First of all I am not a fanboy of samsung or any other manufacturer. I will buy the best always. To me I picked the note 1 because it has larger screen 5.3 inch. Then took my time to shop around and chose the galaxy note 2 again because of the 5.5 larger screen. And yes I will buy the note 3 if it has 5.8 inch screen. not because samsung made it. its is because no one make such a large screen phone beside sammy. This is what I like and it is my hard earned money and I get to buy whatever I want. Did I mention that sony is always overpriced otherwise I have no problem of buying sony products so stop saying fanboy of this manufacturer. Also compare sony price to any galaxy phone in the same specification hardware base and you will always see that sony cost more. Not a brainer to pay more for sony unless you are the fanboy of sony. I never buy apple product not because I hate apple but simply because they charge too much and android is the answer for people with brain.

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 09:47 1

10. sadaivadai (Posts: 156; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


"This is what I like and it is my hard earned money and I get to buy whatever I want."

This is perfect . But it goes with others too . If they wan't Sony or Apple and if they think its worth the cost they pay nothing wrong .

"Not a brainer to pay more for sony unless you are the fanboy of sony. I never buy apple product not because I hate apple but simply because they charge too much and android is the answer for people with brain."

So these lines show you are a fanboy of Samsung . because you cannot say Note II is the best . It is just best for you . For some Xpera S is the best . For some Apple Iphone 5 is the best .

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 07:37

8. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5618; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Maybe Sammy will improve the camera sleep-to-snap function in a future software update? It certainly seems like a nice function to offer. If QuickShot HD gets traction, that would further empasize interest in the feature.

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 09:29 1

9. roscuthiii (Posts: 1786; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Upskirts anyone???

posted on 24 Nov 2012, 23:35

12. Firedrops (Posts: 215; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


This kind of software have been available since 2010, but they're all under spy or stealth-related names, and they have been free and very stable.

This one gets an article on it just because it charges $3 and doesn't have a sketchy name.

posted on 25 Nov 2012, 14:15

13. I_dig_apps (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Nov 2012)


I've used those apps. And they are as sketchy and useless as there names. This app is way better. Its fast.. and the quality of the photos is simply GREAT! Just bought it after reading this article and the purpose of this app i guess isn't upskirt shots unlike most of those sketchy apps, this one is just for those times when you don't want to miss keeping a moment in life because you were to late to click it.. I vote this up! Its pricey but what the hell, it does what it says and REALLY well!

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