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Control your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch cameras with the Camera TimerDC App!◦Start either camera at a specific time.

  • Take as many pictures as you want.
  • Specify the time between the photos from .01 seconds to 24 hours.
  • Take time lapsed or fast action shots.
  • Create a Time Lapse Video from the photos you have taken.
  • Built in optional timer display, sound and time stamp.
  • Only $0.99

The Camera TimerDC iPhone App allows you to control your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch camera. It will let you start your Camera at a specific time. It will allow you to take up to 300 pictures and you may also specify the time between the pictures to be taken. We allow you to set the time between photos from .01 (1/100) of a second to 24 hours. It is the first App to allow this range. Once you have configured the settings, all functions start once you press the camera icon on the lower left hand side of the screen. Be sure to do this before handing the camera to the person taking the pictures or setting on a stand for your Time Lapse sequence. One you have completed taking your photos you may make a Video of them. You may create the Video multiple times varying the time between displaying the shots from between .01 (one tenth of a second) to 10 ( ten seconds). This will allow you to get the effect you want with your Video.

Some practical uses are:

1.You are traveling and you want someone to take a picture for you. All you need to do is set the parameters you wish and hand your iPhone to the person who will take the picture. All they need to do is hold the camera and frame the shot. The photo(s) will start automatically after the pre-set delay. For example you want a picture of you and your SO or family with a nice landmark as the background. Just set the parameters of Camera TimerDC to start in 10 seconds and also to take 3 photos 2 seconds apart. Hand your iPhone to the person who will take the picture and tell them that all they need to do is frame the shot. The Camera TimerDC iPhone App will take a picture every 2 seconds after a delay of 10 seconds. So be sure to wait until all the pictures are taken. All 3 pictures will be saved to the camera roll and you can pick the best one or keep all 3.

2.You want to take some time lapse photos of a flower blooming or the movement of the stars at night. Just set the parameters and place the iPhone in a secure position using one of the many iPhone holders that are available. You may take as many pictures at any interval you want. If it is for an extended period just make sure your iPhone is plugged into a power outlet. For example set the Camera TimerDC parameters to start taking photo in 30 seconds and take a picture every 2 minutes until you take 100 pictures.

3. You want to create Video of your Time Lapse photos.

4.You want to take a family or other photo of a group of people and not be excluded from the picture. Just set the parameters and put the camera in the proper position to frame the shot. Delay the first photo for enough time to get into the picture yourself. Note: On iOS6 make sure to take one test shot before taking multiple photos, since you will need to grant permission for Camera TimerDC to put photos to the camera roll. If you want to take a photo of a moving object. You may set the interval to less than a second, to capture the effect you want. Since each iPhone, iPad, and iPod have different capabilities and software loaded, you should experiment with the interval to get the desired results. You can use the second hand of a watch to test with to start.

You may find other innovative ways to use the Camera TimerDC iPhone App. If you do please let us know at or at

Main Camera Screen

Camera Icon: Starts the Photo taking process, based on your Settings

Settings: Takes you to the Settings screen to input your Settings.

Switch Camera Icon: Allows you to choose which camera you will use if your device has multiple.

Camera Flash Icon: Allows you to choose how the flash bulb will act, if your device has a flash bulb.

Preferences Screen Setting and Effect

Delay before first photo: Sets how many seconds of delay there will be before the Camera will start taking photos. The delay will begin once you press the Camera Icon on the Main Camera Screen.

Number of photos to take: Sets how many photos will be taken. The current maximum is 300.

Delay between photos: Sets how long the duration will be before another photo is taken. If set to 0, the photos will be taken as fast as your iPhone or iPad will allow based on your devices ability. This is great for sequential or action photo sequences. For example, you can capture a car moving down the street or other action shots.

Tip: Be sure to set the number of photos to be taken setting to at least 5. Some iPhones and iPads will not take more than 5 photos and store them on the Camera Roll in a fast sequence since the photo is sent to the Camera Roll to be stored. You should experiment with this setting to see how your particular device operates. Also you should not set a delay for the first photo. This way you can re-press the Camera Icon as soon as the device stops taking photos to start another sequence. If you experiment with this process you should find the ideal setting for your device. Devices older than the iPad 2 and iPhone 4 may not be able to take and store photos in less than a second.

Show Camera Select Button: This will put the Switch Camera Icon on the Main Screen so you may choose which Camera to use, front or rear if your device has a front camera.

Advanced Screen

Enable Timer Display: Allows you to put a countdown on the Main Camera Page to show a countdown before the first photo is taken. This will not effect the picture to be taken. The countdown timer is displayed when the countdown timer is displayed when there are less than 59 seconds remaining on the countdown and automatically hides itself when the countdown reaches 2 seconds to allow you to take the perfect shot.

Timer Position: Lets you position where on the Camera Screen you want the countdown to appear.

Important Tips for creating Time Lapse Videos with Camera TimerDC

Make sure Camera TimerDC has permission to access the Camera Roll.

Go to the main Apple Settings page, find the Camera Timer icon. Turn on both slides (Photos and Camera) under “ALLOW CAMERA TIMER TO ACCESS”.

If you are doing a lot of photos or leaving your iPhone, iPad or any other iOS device that has a camera on for a long time while the photos are being taken, be sure to plug in your device so your battery does not go dead.

Be sure you have created the video you want with the desired “Seconds Between Frames” before you start another Time Lapse sequence. You can go back and forth as many times as you want to create multiple videos, so you can pick the one with the best “Seconds Between Frames” to get the Time Lapse Video effect that you want. But remember once you start another Time Lapse set of photos, you cannot go back to old photos and create another video. Also if you remove the Camera TimerDC App from memory you will not be able to go back and create another video from photos you have already taken.

Camera TimerDC requires free memory to save the pictures to the Camera Roll so a video can be created. If the App closes while taking photos, you may have too many Apps in Memory. Before taking a long sequence of photos, you should take all other Apps out of memory by doing a fast double click of the Home button and removing those Apps.

Be sure to report any issues or problems to, so we may address them and correct the App if needed. Camera TimerDC does some pretty unique things, so we want to get it right.

Thank you for purchasing Camera TimerDC

Frequently Asked Questions:

When I take photos, my photos disappear, where do they go?

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