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A Camera With Ability Of User Defined Dimensions?

by JAROAM / September 27, 2015 6:55 PM PDT

Looking for a camera or cellphone with a camera that has the capability to set dimensions before taking a picture. Does it exist?

As it is right now, I take pictures then pull up an editing program to crop them into specific width and height dimensions so they'll fit into into a website.

It'd be much easier to just take pictures initially with those dimensions set so I don't have to take multiple shots just in case what I need in the crop is actually within those parameters of the pictures.

Thoughts? Thanks!

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re: A Camera With Ability Of User Defined Dimensions?
by MarkatNite / September 28, 2015 7:01 PM PDT

Wouldn't it be easier to just mask off your current camera's LCD display (with some tape) so when you frame a shot, you're sure "what I need in the crop is actually within those parameters of the pictures"?

Then it would just be a matter of running a batch process to crop the captured image (to match the LCD's tape guide) and resize (to the desired resolution). And there's a bunch of software that'll do this already.

Or maybe I'm misunderstanding something.

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I think it's possible
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 28, 2015 8:33 AM PDT

Given we have cameras on Android and iOS (iPhone, iPad, etc.) it is very possible there is a camera app that does this. If there isn't it could be written. I think the call for this is pretty low so you may end up footing the bill for the entire cost of the app.

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