Hello everyone.

The Mixed Reality Forums here are no longer being used or maintained.

There are a few other places we would like to direct you to for support, both from Microsoft and from the community.

The first way we want to connect with you is our mixed reality developer program, which you can sign up for at https://aka.ms/IWantMR.

For technical questions, please use Stack Overflow, and tag your questions using either hololens or windows-mixed-reality.

If you want to join in discussions, please do so in the HoloDevelopers Slack, which you can join by going to https://aka.ms/holodevelopers, or in our Microsoft Tech Communities forums at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/mixed-reality/ct-p/MicrosoftMixedReality.

And always feel free to hit us up on Twitter @MxdRealityDev.

How can I take a photo or video while an app is running?

I can take photos of persistent static holograms. How can I do this while an app is running? HoloStudio allows this. There is a photo button at the bottom of the Start menu. How do I do it while running an app?

Best Answers


  • Thanks, BotGreet. Your suggestion worked great.

  • Thanks, Pentose. This eliminates the lag between asking Cortana to take the picture and the actual snap. For a changing subject, that makes a big difference.

  • Hello, would anyone know how to improve the quality of the photo capture? It's very low quality at around 0.25MB in size. I've tried to adjust the Live Preview Quality on the HoloLens settings page but no improvement.

Sign In or Register to comment.