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Tapping screen to take pix
Yofish4fun
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Its advertised that with the G3 camera, you can tap anywhere on the screen to take a pix. I have tried and tried and it does not work. Is there a setting I'm suppose to set in order to get this feature to work? When I tap it, it sounds like it wants to take a photo but it does not. Plz advise. Thanks

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Re: Tapping screen to take pix
AZSALUKI
Sr. Leader
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yes. open the camera. tap the icon in the top middle of the screen (two arrows around a camera) to activate the front facing camera. then just tap the camera shutter icon (looks like a camera and will be bottom middle of screen if in portrait.......left or right middle of the screen if holding in landscape).

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Re: Tapping screen to take pix
tonysharp
Member

Make sure to NOT have the settings opened when trying to tap to take a picture. If you have the camera settings open the tap will not work.

Re: Tapping screen to take pix
Yofish4fun
Novice

Oh, thank you, its now working. Didn't realize I had to move those settings.

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tonysharp
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No problem, glad I could help out Smiley Happy  Tony Tony

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Yofish4fun
Novice

another question. how do I change the settings on the video in order to send it via MMS?

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vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

Yofish4fun Capturing memories are important! Once you record the video, it will save to your gallery. To send as an MMS, open the gallery and select the video then tap the send mms option on the right side of the screen. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

SheritaH_vzw
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Re: Tapping screen to take pix
Yofish4fun
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VZW rep, guess you did not understand the question I asked about sending a video as a txt msg or MMS. I know to go to the gallery, however I'm not sure what you;re talking about as far as send on the right side of the screen. On my G3, you click the 'select' button on the top of the screen (which looks like a broken L or the less than symbol) select the video, click the word 'share', choose 'Messaging' from the 'share via' popup, then I recv a msg 'attachment size limit exceeded'.  That lets me know the video need to be reduced in size because its to large to send as a txt or MMS. Please advise how do you reduce the size of a video prior to recording in order to send via txt or MMS.  As far as the messaging app, I use the stock app from the phone, not the VZW app. I don't like the VZW app so please again, advise how to fix.

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vzw_customer_support
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Yofish4fun,

I do apologize about that. I have the steps on how you can change the reduce the size of a video before you record it. The way you can do that is to Open your Camera, On the screen you should see a little gear, Tap on the Gear, Then there should be an option of "W10M", then you will have two columns (one for camera one for Video), then you can tap on the different Resolution options. Please keep us posted if you have any further questions or concerns.

KevinR_VZW

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Re: Tapping screen to take pix
Yofish4fun
Novice

Thanks for explaining how to turn the resolution down however I tried all the settings and none of them will allow me to send a video via MMS. So does the stock messaging app not support this? Not cool if it doesn't because I'm always sending videos via MMS. Plz advise.

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Re: Tapping screen to take pix
AZSALUKI
Sr. Leader
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you have two options. first, you can open the sms/mms app and select who you want to send to and then select attachment and choose "record video." this will then let you record in a low enough resolution to send, but can only be done from the messaging app. however, it's not a great option if you want to send a video you had already recorded. the only way i am aware of to do that, is to use a video compression app to drastically shrink the file size of a video (and drastically reduce the quality). it will take a video and let you shrink it to a small enough size to send via mms. there's a few out there. i use "video converter android." it's a bit tricky to learn, but does a great job in letting you trim the video and reduce the quality to a small enough size to send via mms. these high quality videos now are ridiculously large, even if you take it on the camera's lowest resolution.