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  1. elgrayso's Avatar
    I am looking for a time lapse app that saves its photos to the camera roll (saving done in real time or as it takes them, or within a few minutes of taking them).

    The reason is I have my camera roll set to sync with my Dropbox; this way I can put my iphone on the roof and see the time lapse photos from my desktop computer (by seeing the updated images in the Dropbox "Camera Uploads" folder).
    I have tried many apps so far and none can do this simple task.
    The apps I have tried want to string together a video output and not give you the images themselves. The apps that do take actual sequential photos hide them within that particular app and dropbox cant reach them, or make you export the images after you are finished with the time lapse.

    Half a day (and many app purchases) later, I still have yet to find a time lapse app that does the very basics of taking photos and saving them to the camera roll.
    01-13-2015 11:41 AM
  2. Dorknight's Avatar
    Hyperlapse is the best time lapse app hands down. I even use it for normal video because of how good their image stabilization is. They basically record at 1080p, and record your phones gyroscope data. Then they use that data and render the video to 720p, and move the image around based on the data. So it's like a padding,crop area. It's genius.

    Anyway check it out: Hyperlapse from Instagram by Instagram, Inc.

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    01-13-2015 11:49 AM
  3. elgrayso's Avatar
    but can you set Hyperlapse to save frame-by-frame photos to the camera roll?
    I don't want to render the video, as I mentioned in my question
    01-13-2015 03:48 PM
  4. elgrayso's Avatar
    I just found one called "Security Cam" (super expensive, $10), but it does time lapse and syncs to the dropbox. Dropbox sync is ultimately what I want, but I figured saving to the Camera Roll would be a more common feature so that's why it's in my question title. (I can always sync my Camera Roll with my Dropbox anyways).

    So the good news is that my simple idea is possible on the iPhone.
    The bad news is that "Security Cam" is a rather poor quality app. Very low quality images and no options for standard quality, among other issues.
    01-13-2015 03:58 PM
  5. Dorknight's Avatar
    Hyperlapse lets you save to Camera Roll too. You can control the speed you want. So if you want every frame you can save it as 1x speed. Then edit in your camera roll.

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    01-13-2015 10:49 PM
  6. elgrayso's Avatar
    Thank you for your reply.
    I just tried hyperlapse. Unless I missed something, It seemed to only have a camera roll options when you are finished with the time lapse.
    i need it to save photos to camera roll as it takes them (or within a few minutes). The idea is that I wont have to climb up on the roof to see the latest photo. If I need to manually export photos from the app, I won't be able to monitor the latest photos on my dropbox and I would have to keep climbing up on the roof.

    Basically I need a physical robotic hand that will physically press the button on the iPhone camera to take the picture every minute. Or hire a small child to do that task.
    It's amazing that there isn't an app that does this very basic function :-/
    01-14-2015 10:04 AM
  7. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Have you tried this one? Not sure if it does what you want based on the description.
    Timelapse Camera HD by CATEATER, LLC
    01-14-2015 04:40 PM
  8. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Or maybe this one:
    OSnap! Time-Lapse & Stop Motion Camera by Justin Cegnar

    It's description seems to indicate that it save photos immediately although it doesn't specify if that means the camera roll.
    01-14-2015 04:43 PM
  9. Dorknight's Avatar
    Yeah I would look into Stop Motion apps. That would be perfect

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    01-14-2015 09:38 PM
  10. dileeprajam's Avatar

    I am also looking for exporting the Lapse It frames directly to camera roll. Is there a way to do it? or is there any other app that does this functionality in Iphone?

    02-15-2016 01:43 PM
  11. Jim Jamz's Avatar
    Ugh, my previous msg didn't appear.
    Try iLapse. It does do continuous shots
    01-27-2017 10:11 PM
  12. YonderShore's Avatar
    Hi elgrayso,

    I have same question: Looking for an intervalometer app that takes an iPhone JPEG and then immediately and automatically transfers it (one by one) to the apple photo roll. All these time-lapse apps will only transfer batches of JPEGS to apple photo after the time-lapse photo app quits.

    I would be curious to know if you found a solution?

    I also tried or bought about 10 apps, to no avail.

    ProCamera ($5) was closest, nice app but only transferred JPEG in batches after it finished.

    I couldn't get Security Cam to work with my dropbox, but Security Cam would manually transfer JPEG (had to select it) to apple photo roll (in batches, after it quit).

    iLapse and TimeLapse would transfer JPEG to apple photo roll in batches after exit (not while shooting).

    The following would not transfer individual JPEGS to apple photo roll at all (they export videos only): PicItEasy, OSnap!, Lapse It, Skyflow, iMotion, nor the dang Apple Camera Timelapse
    Last edited by YonderShore; 09-29-2017 at 02:40 AM.
    09-29-2017 02:28 AM

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