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Thread: Anyone tackle taking still pictures (not a video frame) from tablet cameras



Permlink Replies: 1 - Last Post: Oct 20, 2016 6:25 AM Last Post By: Eli M
steven chesser

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Anyone tackle taking still pictures (not a video frame) from tablet cameras
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  Posted: Oct 18, 2016 10:42 AM
Been fighting this issue for years.

Everyone seems to make photo taking support via video stream, snag a frame, and save it off.

Since tablets came out, cameras have a still image mode, and video mode.

No one seems to support the still image mode. Which usually takes a MUCH higher resolution than video stream mode.

Mitov is only person i've come across to figure this out, but workings with him fell apart sadly (company i work for... $$ ... stuff like that)

So has anyone in Windows 8 or higher been able to tap into the camera STILL image mode of snapping pictures?

Problem is video stream mode doesn't work well... nor does it seem to work on all tablets. And when it does, on alot of them, you are stuck with 640x480 or lower.

Using Berlin Update 1 ....

Not sure if this API is close to what we need?

https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/CameraCaptureUI-Sample-845a53ac

I've been getting beat up about this for years... We use ImageEN but the camera support is a "toy" for most part.. if it works... great.. if not.. SOL.
Eli M

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Re: Anyone tackle taking still pictures (not a video frame) from tablet cameras
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  Posted: Oct 20, 2016 6:25 AM   in response to: steven chesser in response to: steven chesser
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