Program to allow the new iPod to take pic?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by total90, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    so i have a friend who downloaded a program which allows his iphone 3G to shoot movies.
    so i thought are there any program to make the new ipod take pics?

    thanks

    edit: mine is nano.
     
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    miles01110

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    It already takes pictures if it's a Nano. The other iPods don't have cameras.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i have a nano and as far as i know it only shoots vid, not pics...
     
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  5. macrumors 604

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    iirc, Apple said the reason you don't get still photos is that the quality would not be very good due to the size of the camera. Video is OK, but still needs a better camera.
     
  6. SXR
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    SXR

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    So basically when Apple rolls out new generations of the nano they will include the feature to take pictures. im sure. possibly with an upgraded camera or some other fancy equipment :D

    but im sure there must be some sort of 'jailbreak' to make this possible. is the hardware compatible though?
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    More than expected

    ;) I believe the new iPod Nano only shoots video; one would have to manually extract a still photo from video, and this is entirely possible, if not as simple as it might be. One way to accomplish this would be open the video (once downloaded to iPhoto), in Quicktime, pause at the desired frame, and take a screenshot of the desktop. Then crop out the photo from this screenshot with something like Preview. Something more eloquent might be to open the video within an movie editing program such as iMovie and extract a single frame. I haven't tried this last, but it may be possible.

    Would also like to add that the new iPod Nano (5g version?) has a wonderful camera, particularly given its size. While no substitute for any dedicated video camera, it nevertheless has remarkable resolution and returns a video of practical size when downloaded. Not only that, it is simplicity itself to use, and fully automatic. I was surprised only today in shooting video of some flowers in the garden, thinking it would never focus as close, but more than pleasantly surprised to find the video just as sharp and clear as those of intermediate distance and the horizon. In video alone this is more than the toy I expected, and will serve as a good video camera in need, perhaps even as your first choice for something simple.
     
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    instaxgirl

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    Or you could just screenshot the photo. On a mac hit shift, command, 4 and see what happens.
     
  9. SXR
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    SXR

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    I just feel like everybody uses trheir camera on their phones in stead of pulling out this iPod nano.....

    If i would have a nano , I wouldnt use the camera at all i think. I would use the camera on my iPhone.
     

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