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The Samsung Galaxy S doesn't have a camera flash, are there any apps for Samsung Galaxy S to make use of the front camera and screen as a camera flash?

For a samsung galaxy s android phone. could that work? I couldn't find one. it would be useful.

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    As this is a question and answer site, the titles of posts here should be phrased as a question, I've edited yours to change it to a question, and slightly edited your first line to make it clearer. Hope you don't mind.
    – GAThrawn
    Jan 19, 2011 at 11:06

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Even on models that have a built-in flash, using it isn't worth your time. Point flashes almost always make the picture look bad, especially when the camera is a crappy phone camera. I suggest making sure the subject is well-lit instead. That all said, the screen isn't bright enough for a flash. Best case it would provide a little "ambient" lighting in a dark room and you'd have to take the picture up close.

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    ...and would suck your battery dry.
    – ale
    Jan 19, 2011 at 21:08
  • It depends on why you're taking photos; flashes look awful compared to a well setup and lit scene, but they're used in different situations. I've found a flash (on a compact camera or a phone) invaluable for capturing candid moments of friends at parties or in bars, these are situations where you don't have the time or control of the situation to sort out lighting, a flash lets you get a picture now and be able to actually see the subjects instead of a collection of dark blurs. I actually thought this question sounded like a clever way to get round a hardware limitation, I'm interested in it
    – GAThrawn
    Jan 19, 2011 at 22:56
  • @GAThrawn: Sure, but wouldn't you want to use the rear-facing camera in those instances?
    – ale
    Jan 20, 2011 at 14:37

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