How to use the PhotoSync camera?

The PhotoSync camera is available in the Premium version of PhotoSync. With the PhotoSync camera you can take your photos directly from PhotoSync, save them in your photo library or send them directly to one of the targets supported by PhotoSync.

To open the camera, tap the red transfer button in PhotoSync and select PhotoSync Camera from the action menu.

PhotoSync camera in the action menu
PhotoSync camera in the action menu

When you open the camera, PhotoSync always switches to the camera settings so that you can specify the formats in which you take your photos and videos and the targets to which you want to transfer captured photos and videos. Under Local target, you can select whether captured photos and videos should be saved locally in your device's photo library. Under Remote target, you can select one of your configured targets so that the captured photos are transferred directly to it.

Camera settings
Camera settings

In the camera you can choose between front and rear camera, you can select the behavior of the flash, activate the storage of location data and you can also switch back to the camera settings at any time. You can switch between photo mode, live photo mode and video mode by selecting the mode below the camera image. By tapping the magnification factor icon, you can switch between the standard lens and the wide-angle lens on devices with wide-angle lenses. By tapping onto the camera image, you can automatically adjust the exposure for the tapped point. If you place two fingers on the camera image and move them together or apart, you can change the zoom factor of your camera image.

Camera image of the PhotoSync camera
Camera image of the PhotoSync camera

Tap the shutter button to take a photo or start or stop video recording. The status indicator in the lower right corner of the camera shows you if and how many photos are currently being transferred or if a photo transfer has been successfully completed.

PhotoSync camera transfer status
PhotoSync camera transfer status

When you tap the status button, PhotoSync opens a detailed progress of all current transfers.

Detailed transfer progress of the PhotoSync camera
Detailed transfer progress of the PhotoSync camera

After completion of all transfers, the status button shows a corresponding symbol

Successful transfer of images from the PhotoSync camera
Successful transfer of images from the PhotoSync camera

To get directly from your home screen to the PhotoSync camera, you can attach the PhotoSync camera to the icon of the PhotoSync app as a Quick Action. If you long-tap on the PhotoSync icon on your home screen, a selection menu will open, which also contains the Quick Actions. To add the camera as a Quick Action to your PhotoSync icon, please open the PhotoSync settings and select Quick Actions (Homescreen).

PhotoSync settings with the Quick Action option
PhotoSync settings with the Quick Action option

Add a Quick Action for Receive with the + button if not already present, as the PhotoSync camera will be listed among the targets for receiving photos. Tap the Receive Quick Action button to configure it.

Unconfigured Receive Quick Action
Unconfigured Receive Quick Action

Select the Camera target from the available Receive targets.

Available Receive targets
Available Receive targets

The list of Quick Actions should now show you a Receive Quick Action with the selected Camera target.

Camera Receive Quick Action
Camera Receive Quick Action

To test the Quick Action, go to your home screen and find the PhotoSync icon.

PhotoSync icon on the home screen
PhotoSync icon on the home screen

Long tap on the PhotoSync icon to trigger a 3D or Haptic Touch. A menu should open that contains the Receive Quick Action for the PhotoSync camera. Simply select the menu item Receive Camera and PhotoSync will start and immediately switch to the PhotoSync camera.

App menu on the home screen
App menu on the home screen

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