1. alfunlee's Avatar
    Do you tap the screen with your finger or use the camera button?

    When tapping the phone's screen with your finger does it matter where you tap the screen? For instance if the object I want to take a picture of is in the middle of the screen should I be tapping the middle of the screen or can I tap anywhere else on the screen? Does it matter?

    If using the camera button do you hold the button half way down for a few seconds so the box corners stop blinking then press down on the button completely or do you just press down the button completely from the start? Does it matter?
    09-15-2014 11:21 PM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    09-15-2014 11:35 PM
  3. LockOnTech's Avatar
    Does not matter, whichever you prefer. I prefer the actual camera button.
    09-16-2014 07:46 AM
  4. alfunlee's Avatar
    This link no longer works, I read it when it was working and I think there was some very helpful information in it. I think in the link it explained when taking a picture by tapping on the screen that it said to tap the object you want to take a picture of to focus on the object better. And if you take a picture by using the camera button you want to hold the button down halfway until the corners of the square box stop blinking then put the object that you want to take a picture of in the box and press the button down all the way.

    Here is a great thread about taking pictures by member Muessig:

    What app do you use to take pictures? Are some better than others? I recently updated my phone to Windows 8.1 and I think it changed the default picture taking app from "Nokia Smart Cam" to "Microsoft Camera". There is also "Lumia Camera" too.
    Last edited by Guytronic; 01-10-2015 at 02:29 PM.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-10-2015 01:47 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'm using Lumia Camera as my default.

    I tap on the screen to take pictures. I use a case, and it's difficult to press the camera button whilst keeping the phone steady due to the excess pressure needed to press button with case.

    My link still works. It redirects to this one http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=_I5AaWsG

    Sent from my Nokia Lumia 920 via Tapatalk
    01-10-2015 05:24 PM
  6. alfunlee's Avatar
    Sorry, the link that Laura Knotek does indeed still work.
    01-11-2015 09:39 PM

Similar Threads

  1. How To Use iphone Earphone With Lumia Icon
    By Omar9399 in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-15-2014, 03:34 PM
  2. Microsoft announces Windows 9 event to take place on September 30th
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-15-2014, 03:30 PM
  3. Do you recommend updating my 925 to windows phone 8.1 update 1?
    By oskr23 in forum Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1 (GDR1)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-15-2014, 11:55 AM
  4. Here is how to report dangerous or malicious apps to the Windows Phone Store
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-15-2014, 11:11 AM
  5. Beaver Kickin, a Windows Phone game where you battle aliens and gravity
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-15-2014, 09:00 AM