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allenlondon | 08:04 Thu 06th Aug 2020 | Technology
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I want to touch and change my iPad from 2 or 3 feet (operating the camera’s focussing and lock) to take pics of a wound on my leg stump.

I can’t reach it with my fingers without moving my ‘pose’.

Any ideas for a touch sensitive extension thingy?

Ta.

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Can you use a mirror? Prop a mirror against something and then focus the ipad on the reflection of your leg.
08:55 Thu 06th Aug 2020
Might not be the same for your iPad, but when I go into the settings for my iPod touch, there is a timer setting that can delay the photo for up to ten seconds.

Maybe the iPad has a similar set-up?
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Yes, the timer is fine - it’s the spot focus that’s the real problem. You tap the point you want to be focussed, hold it for 5 seconds, then it’s LOCKED so the next pic you take is focus-locked on that point.
Maybe the solution is a friend who can take the picture for you.
As for iPads, sorry, never had one so wouldn't know.
Can you use a mirror? Prop a mirror against something and then focus the ipad on the reflection of your leg.
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Mirror might work. Mrs A has just suggested using her iPad Stylus, so I’ll have a go.
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Yippee. Stylus attached to a long pencil works!

Thanks for the interest.

I take it that the screen reacts to a tiny electric charge from your finger, which is why a long bit of wood wouldn’t work.
Bought an IPad and sold it within the month. Can't help you with the tech side of it. Would using a mirror placed on the floor to reflect the image do it. Take the picture and then zoom in on the image to see the detail.
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Why did you sell your iPad, Alava?

I find them very useful.
Have always had Android tablets.. I thought I would give an IPad a go, I just struggled with it and seen no benefit. My Samsung tab s was a lot quicker to use with a larger screen, therefore I stuck with Android.
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Point taken, Alava. I've been sort of stuck in a Mac groove since the mid-80s, and I'm slowly breaking out of it.

I have with phones - no stupidly priced iPhone for me, I've also gone Samsung - and it's fine. Also, when I bought a Mac Mini (no screen) I bought a Dell monitor, which again is superb.

So maybe the next tablet will not be an iPad - hard to break the habit, but they are getting to be a silly price.
Am I missing something? Could your wife not take the photo?
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Both disabled, and a bit wobbly. Plus Mrs A isn’t always around when I’m stripping my leg dressings. But yes, she does take the pics sometimes.
Sorry about that,allen,hope you get sorted.
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No bother, unsureme. We cope! (The iPad solution turns out to be a pucker iPad stylus, taped to a long pole - works a treat).

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bhg. Apologies for ignoring your Mirror Idea earlier on. Just got round to trying it, and it works fine!

Thanks.

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