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Dblcam app captures both sides of the story

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Dblcam takes photos from the front and back camera at the same time.

While most apps ask photographers to choose between the front and back camera to take a photo, Dblcam asks “why not both?”

Dblcam, a free iOS app from the company that brought us Prinstagram, takes two photos at the same time—one from the front camera and one from the back. The app then combines the images to make one collaged photo.

While the obvious selfie+scenery photos pop up on Dblcam’s Instagram feed, the majority of images are creative compositions that show two side of a moment in time.

Check out some photos (and captions) from Dblcam's Instagram:

morning jog.
 Same as it ever was.
 Another #dblcam photo expedition with @tamemore. This time to the Salton Sea. Boom.
 From the #dblcam master class. Sky and ground, plus razor scooter!

 iOS users can download Dblcam for free from the App Store.

Comments

Total comments: 17
G Davidson
By G Davidson (Mar 14, 2013)

Having used it more, there is just one glaring omission- it should use the orientation sensor to make photos the right way up. Having an upside down landscape, (as often happens when you take photos horizontally) isn't much fun.

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photorick1974
By photorick1974 (Mar 12, 2013)

Kinda fun, have to play with the app a little bit more. Using it on an iPad 2, so a little awkward. As for having an angry photographer comment, none here. If this type of this ticks you off and makes you want to quit photography, go for it. Leave. It's about exploring different ways of making images. If we all thought that way, we'd still be using glass plates and albumen and blowing ourselves up in covered wagons. And before you ask, yes I started out on film. I hated digital the first time I used Photoshop 3.0, but have grown to love it.

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Puddleglum
By Puddleglum (Mar 12, 2013)

Choose your own angry photographer comment! So many ways to play!

a) This app is a toy
b) Social media is ruining photography
c) Get off my lawn
d) Camera phones are ruining photography
e) This app can't make art
f) Composite images are not photography
g) I hate fun and happiness

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Digitall
By Digitall (Mar 12, 2013)

h) Social media does not enrich the visual education
i) The photographic filters almost equal in all applications, not help the development of knowledge and create something, just do the same as everyone else.
j) What took years, decades to develop the colors and all the work people evolve in photo quality, is summarized nowadays, hallucinogenic shades of colors and exaggerated blur, rivaling a sleepless night.

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erikandmarcie
By erikandmarcie (Mar 12, 2013)

answer=g

(this post was hilarious)

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G Davidson
By G Davidson (Mar 12, 2013)

Hmmm interesting concept.

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SeeRoy
By SeeRoy (Mar 12, 2013)

This is the sort of b0ll0x that makes me feel like giving up photography completely. The "social media" hysteria is dumbing humanity down as fast as anything yet devised.

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Lars Rehm
By Lars Rehm (Mar 12, 2013)

Seriously? Seeing an app like this makes you want to give up photography? Did you say the same thing when you saw your first digital camera?

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bansky
By bansky (Mar 12, 2013)

did it here about two years ago:

http://benjaminlansky.com/Experiment-2

Comment edited 42 seconds after posting
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WilliamJ
By WilliamJ (Mar 12, 2013)

Toy !
(my shortest comment ever)

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kartikk
By kartikk (Mar 12, 2013)

would be interesting if it could do a pano with both front and rear cam at the same time... ta da 360 :)

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image360by180
By image360by180 (Mar 12, 2013)

Double Cam does NOT take two pictures at the same time. It takes a front camera shot then about a second later it takes the back camera shot. While the article got it wrong, this is perhaps even more useful since you have a 1/2 second or so to re-compose the second shot.

And a word of warning to those that want to keep their pictures private. if you let it, this app will auto upload your shots to there site. And the interface makes it's a lot more difficult to delete images than it should be.

Comment edited 2 times, last edit 5 minutes after posting
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Lars Rehm
By Lars Rehm (Mar 12, 2013)

that makes sense, I would have thought the phone's imaging pipeline wouldn't be able to capture two images at the same time.

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CameraLabTester
By CameraLabTester (Mar 12, 2013)

Must remember to put on clothes when using this...

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Tom Z
By Tom Z (Mar 11, 2013)

Meh?

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Digitall
By Digitall (Mar 11, 2013)

I downloaded, used and liked. Funny app, useful for some interesting things...

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alatchin
By alatchin (Mar 11, 2013)

A really good idea!

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Total comments: 17
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