Looking for an automated photo taker at your next BBQ?
Want to create a time lapse video of wild life in your backyard?
Need to record an event (triathlon) with periodic, unattended photos?
Care to monitor your home while you are away?
Or, are you a shy model searching for an auto selfie tool?
Then, Photo Snapper may be worth checking out.
Photo Snapper is a powerful, light-weight, ad-free app that programs your Android phone or tablet to take photos at a regular interval.
Photo Snapper, aka Photomatic, AutoPhoto or SafetyCam, comes in two versions. To avoid disappointment (because of variations in Android hardware and software, it will not work on some devices), please buy this paid version only after testing the Free version available at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rudy.android.partysnapfree.
Here's Photo Snapper's resume:
- Light-weight, by design
- Runs with the phone screen off
- Photos show up in the built-in app, Gallery, or in Pictures if viewing via a USB connection
- A host of options, including
* Camera tweaks (resolution, flash, white balance, focus)
* Time interval (min. 15 seconds)
* Option for "warning" ring 2 seconds before snap (with ringtone selection)
* Alert option to help prevent theft (try Reggae Horn)
Did I say "light-weight"? On my phone (Alcatel One Touch Idol 6030A), it ran uninterrupted for over 9 hours during which it took nearly 200 medium-high resolution photos while draining just 15% of the battery (from 100% to 85%).
More details & limitations:
Use the Gallery (built-in app) to view photos. Or, try Quickpic (from Google Play)
Photos will be stored within the Pictures folder of either your SD card (if available) or internal storage
Photo Snapper will not automatically make a time lapse video; use one of the many apps available
Photo Snapper does not offer posting to social media; again, use one of the many apps available