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psywzrd

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I am having trouble focusing on the stock camera app, as sometimes I quickly pull out my phone and it takes a while for it to autofocus, while Camera+ does this instantly.

Not sure about an app but you can just set up an action for it in Activator.
 

BumpyFlatline

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Apr 11, 2012
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I am having trouble focusing on the stock camera app, as sometimes I quickly pull out my phone and it takes a while for it to autofocus, while Camera+ does this instantly.

There's a few options. One free option is AnyLockApp. A paid option is LockSliderz but that does a lot more than just replace the camera shortcut. There are a couple other I can't think of right now.
 

IrishVixen

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Jun 20, 2010
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There's a few options. One free option is AnyLockApp. A paid option is LockSliderz but that does a lot more than just replace the camera shortcut. There are a couple other I can't think of right now.

Just a note on AnyLockApp: It installed fine, worked fine, but once used to activate Camera+, it seemed to disable Activator actions attached to my status bar until a respring. Swiping left no longer brought up SBSettings, double tap no longer brought up the MusicControlsPro dropdown, though both still showed as attached to those gestures in Activator.

I didn't try activating any other app with it, nor did I test other Activator actions, and of course, your mileage may vary depending on other tweaks you have installed. But it's not worth the nuisance factor for me as those two tweaks are among my most used--uninstalled, went back to an Activator action to enable Camera+ instead, and everything's back to normal.
 

BumpyFlatline

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Apr 11, 2012
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Just a note on AnyLockApp: It installed fine, worked fine, but once used to activate Camera+, it seemed to disable Activator actions attached to my status bar until a respring. Swiping left no longer brought up SBSettings, double tap no longer brought up the MusicControlsPro dropdown, though both still showed as attached to those gestures in Activator.

I didn't try activating any other app with it, nor did I test other Activator actions, and of course, your mileage may vary depending on other tweaks you have installed. But it's not worth the nuisance factor for me as those two tweaks are among my most used--uninstalled, went back to an Activator action to enable Camera+ instead, and everything's back to normal.

Ahhh sorry bout that. Didn't realize there were issues with AnyLockApp. There are multiple options in Cydia for this though. Have you tried doing some searches to see what you can find, whether in Cydia or on google?
 

Qaanol

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Jun 21, 2010
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Just a note on AnyLockApp: It installed fine, worked fine, but once used to activate Camera+, it seemed to disable Activator actions attached to my status bar until a respring. Swiping left no longer brought up SBSettings, double tap no longer brought up the MusicControlsPro dropdown, though both still showed as attached to those gestures in Activator.

Good observation. I have AnyLockApp set to launch ProCamera, and my only statusbar action is SBSettings, and I see a similar issue. After using ALA, the statusbar action stops workin on the springboard and lockscreen, but still works in apps.

Also, FolderEnhancer folders become shifted upward when open, so half the name is blocked off.
 

BumpyFlatline

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Apr 11, 2012
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You can also try GrabberApp. Not sure if it works on 6.x. You'll have to check the iOS6 compatibility list in the other thread.
 

IrishVixen

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Jun 20, 2010
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Ahhh sorry bout that. Didn't realize there were issues with AnyLockApp. There are multiple options in Cydia for this though. Have you tried doing some searches to see what you can find, whether in Cydia or on google?

Nah, not this time around as it's a low pri for me. I was just hoping it was a quick and dirty solution to a minor nuisance. Other tweaks may work--or it could be an Activator issue, etc. I know MCP is reasonably popular and SBSettings moreso, which made it worth bringing up. But again, I didn't invest time tonight in working out which tweak was at fault; I run so damn much on my phone that anything new that conflicts automatically gets tossed. :D I'd be interested to see if anyone else comes across a similar problem though.
 

BumpyFlatline

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Apr 11, 2012
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Nah, not this time around as it's a low pri for me. I was just hoping it was a quick and dirty solution to a minor nuisance. Other tweaks may work--or it could be an Activator issue, etc. I know MCP is reasonably popular and SBSettings moreso, which made it worth bringing up. But again, I didn't invest time tonight in working out which tweak was at fault; I run so damn much on my phone that anything new that conflicts automatically gets tossed. :D I'd be interested to see if anyone else comes across a similar problem though.

Haha I hear ya. We've all been there. Install, bugs, delete. All in the matter of minutes haha.

But anyways c like I said GrabberApp is the same thing. It was originally designed when Camera+ got really popular so people could use that instead of the stock camera. It will allow you to select any app. I used to use GrabberApp to make Camera+ open from the lockscreen back on iOS5. Matter of fact, I'm gonna install it because I forgot how much better that app is than stock. I've been using the stock camera ever since updating to 6.x.

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Good observation. I have AnyLockApp set to launch ProCamera, and my only statusbar action is SBSettings, and I see a similar issue. After using ALA, the statusbar action stops workin on the springboard and lockscreen, but still works in apps.

Also, FolderEnhancer folders become shifted upward when open, so half the name is blocked off.

Any chance you tried GrabberApp before ALA? Just curious cause I'm thinking of installing it.
 

IrishVixen

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Jun 20, 2010
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I just tried it after uninstalling ALA. Unfortunately GrabberApp crashed to safe mode.

Well, damn. Thanks for trying.

This is one of those things that Apple should just make stock--I do hate having a useless (to me) button on the lockscreen, since I've used Camera+ since its original release over two years ago. Since that'll probably never happen, hopefully one of these tweaks will eventually be updated.
 

BumpyFlatline

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Apr 11, 2012
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I just tried it after uninstalling ALA. Unfortunately GrabberApp crashed to safe mode.

Dammit. Thanks for posting this. Much appreciated.

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Well, damn. Thanks for trying.

This is one of those things that Apple should just make stock--I do hate having a useless (to me) button on the lockscreen, since I've used Camera+ since its original release over two years ago. Since that'll probably never happen, hopefully one of these tweaks will eventually be updated.

Yea I hear you. Hopefully one of these will be updated.
 

sphumi

macrumors newbie
Jan 20, 2013
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There's a few options. One free option is AnyLockApp. A paid option is LockSliderz but that does a lot more than just replace the camera shortcut. There are a couple other I can't think of right now.

How is lockslizers then - since the others seem to be buggy?
 

BumpyFlatline

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Apr 11, 2012
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How is lockslizers then - since the others seem to be buggy?

I own a copy and used to use it on my 3GS. Basically it allows you to have up to 8 different "slide to open" apps. It's hard to explain so I suggest you look at the Cydia description and images. It'll make sense then.
 

BumpyFlatline

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Apr 11, 2012
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I tried it. Looks good! This is pretty much the only way (for now) I'm going to be able to use Camera+ on the lock screen, correct?

See - the main reason why I want Camera+ or ProCamera is that, for some reason, the stock camera always takes blurry pics. It takes a little more to autofocus... have any idea why it is like this? I like ProCam's anti shake feature. Cause even when I ask someone else to take a pic, it's kinda blurry. Not to the point where you can't see anything but they aren't CRISP like they are when I take it with ProCamera.

Yea I hear ya. I also use Camera+. I have an activator action set for hold volume up to open Camera+ anywhere.
 

IrishVixen

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Jun 20, 2010
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LockSliderz isn't the *only* option--as psywizard responded in the very beginning, you CAN set up an activator gesture for the lockscreen; it's basically the easiest method since most of us have Activator installed for another tweak or twelve already. I set mine to open Camera+ with a swipe up from the bottom (lockscreen only) and it's just about as quick as using the button. And AnyLockApp *does* work, it just may interfere with other Activator gestures you use. For me, it interferes with two tweaks that are more important to *me*, but you may have a totally different setup that it doesn't affect.

As far as focusing goes, while I haven't noticed a real difference in that between Camera+ & stock, ProCamera could perhaps be sharpening the images more than the regular app does, or boosting the contrast. Either trick can make an image look a bit more in focus. It might also be the anti-shake, or they really may somehow be doing a better job of focusing. It's hard to tell.
 

globalist

macrumors 6502a
Aug 19, 2009
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I tried it. Looks good! This is pretty much the only way (for now) I'm going to be able to use Camera+ on the lock screen, correct?

See - the main reason why I want Camera+ or ProCamera is that, for some reason, the stock camera always takes blurry pics. It takes a little more to autofocus... have any idea why it is like this? I like ProCam's anti shake feature. Cause even when I ask someone else to take a pic, it's kinda blurry. Not to the point where you can't see anything but they aren't CRISP like they are when I take it with ProCamera.

Not to derail the thread and I agree with you that anti-sheake is a must. BUT, do you know of a camera app that does anti-shake AND HDR? Thanks!
 
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