The BLINK Microsoft App Takes Photos Before a User is Ready

 - Jan 8, 2014
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BLINK is a truly interesting Microsoft app for the Windows Phone 8. Essentially, it’s an app that takes pictures, but what makes it unique is that it captures images before you’ve even pressed the button and instructed it to, as well as afterwards.

This may seem like a strange way to take photos, but the spontaneous photo-capturing gives users more options when choosing the perfect photo, in addition for users to create animated GIFs from the sequence of photos. The app includes simple settings for photo-taking, such as specifications for the scene mode, exposure and white balance.

The still BLINK images and GIFs have a certain candid quality to them, which makes for charming creations to share in the BLINK web gallery or across social media.