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How To Video: Take creative photos with the HTC One
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How To Video: Take creative photos with the HTC One

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The camera on the HTC One is capable of some pretty cool tricks. CNET's Donald Bell highlights some of this smartphone camera's slick features.

-The HTC One is a hot new Android phone and one of the features we like most about it is its camera. It's not about megapixels. It's not about the name brand on the lens. It's about the software. HTC baked in a lot of cool tricks on its camera, and today's how-to, I'm gonna show you some of my favorites. Have you ever seen one of those action shots where a sequence of images are all combined into this one picture? The HTC One makes it really easy to take those on your own. Just open up the camera, point it at the action, hold still, and hold on the snapshot button to take a continuous sequence of pictures. By default, the HTC One will present you with an option to have automatically picked the best shot, but that's not what you want. Instead, hit the back button. Next, tap a little stack of photos at the top of the window then hit the edit button at the bottom. Now, tap retouch from the side menu and select the sequence option from the left. After the HTC One does a little processing, it will give you a composite of what it thinks are the best shots to make up your sequence. By tapping the photos on the bottom, you can take them in or out of the sequence, but when you have it the way you want, tap the done button then tap the little-- three little dots at the top and select save. For another cool trick like this, we're gonna use something HTC calls the Zoe button. To use it, we're gonna set up our shot then tap this button on the left. When we're ready to take our picture, tap the camera shutter button and we'll take a photo along with a short video from before and after the shot was taken. When it's done, tap the photo stack at the top and you'll see the video and a white dot on the timeline that indicates the photo you took. The upshot of these features that you don't have to choose between shooting a photo or a video, you can have both. You can slide around on the timeline and maybe find a few alternative frames from the video that you can export as pictures using the menu button at the top. So there you go. Those are some of my favorite camera tricks on the HTC One. For more how-to's like this, head over to howto.cnet.com where you can also find my how-to and customizing the HTC One's home screen. I'm Donald Bell. Go out and shoot some great photos.

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