Ipad pet HATE!

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  1. islandman

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    Since changing from Samsung Galaxy to iPad, I have been more than satisified, in fact I am very pleased with all it's features, except one.

    When I upgraded to this latest version, what came with it in Camera, is Time Lapse and it is this that I HATE and has put me off using Camera, in fact because of it, I could easily throw the damn ipad out of the window!.

    Take this scenario. You take your ipad out and along the way,something catches your eye and you take a photo. It might be that you wish to use the video, that to is fine. But if you slide the screen the wrong way and your video is nothing but a photo, in all probability you've got a good record of whatever it was.

    Likewise, if any photo happens to be a video, then this too is acceptable, because you can capture a frame.

    But with this wretched Time Lapse, you can do NEITHER. So apart from those people that actually find a use for it, I'd say the majority will after experimentation, not use it again.

    I cannot see any way of removing the feature, if anyone knows how to, they will have my eternal thanks.

    If it is felt the only way of removing it is to take the operating system back, then I'd willing do that, if I knew how to.
     
  2. J. A.

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    It's not possible to remove or disable Time Lapse, and there's also no possibility to revert to a version before iOS 8.2 or 8.3.
     
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    Thanks for that info. I'm now asking myself what possible use is that feature
     
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    I don't get it. Are you saying the iPad changes camera mode randomly or in a manner that's unpredictable?

    Most people would check what mode the camera app was in before hitting the record/take a photo button. If you don't like the Time Lapse feature, then just don't select it.

    Again, maybe I'm not understanding the problem.
     
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    I think the OP might be taking pictures without always double checking to see what mode the camera is in before taking a picture.
     
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    It's used for making time lapse movies, such as a flower blooming.
     
  7. J. A.

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    A little note:
    When you take a video or use time lapse, the button is red. For photos of any kind (usual, square, pano), the button you press is white:
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    So when you want to take a photo/video next time, make sure the button has the right colour. :)
     
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    Alternatively, there are other camera apps that make it harder to get into time lapse mode accidentally. I like Camera Awesome much better than the standard Apple app.
     
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    How good that post turned out to be and I will answer each comment in turn.

    DHewson, I didn't know that time lapse had been introduced as part of the latest version, so when I flipped from photo thinking I was going to video, it was in fact time lapse, and happened to be a recording of my three yr old grand daughters birthday lunch that I wanted to send to her mother, who is currently serving with HM Armed Forces abroad for six months, and she had missed this special occasion. Had I been aware that this wretched time lapse was a feature, I would have made sure it had not been selected.

    scifan, yes I appreciate that some people might wish to record a flower opening, but my bet is that they are a rare breed.

    J.A. that red/white tip is good, I will remember it, and the red video has a white ring round it. Hopefully this will be seen in daylight.

    and Lanny in St Louis, I will go look for that app and report back.
     
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    PS

    I think the exclamation WOW! comes to mind Larry in St Louis. I have installed your Camera Awesome app and yes, even without leaving my chair, I have taken a shot and am satisfied with the result, but more than that, the pinch to zoom worked a treat. Hopefully tomorrow I will give it a good test. Currently we have a sea mist that prevents visibility.

    Without wishing to run down Apple, if this proves to be the success I hope it will be, I won't bother with the pre-installed camera stuff again.
     

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