Capturing preview image with cwac-camera?

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http://stackoverflow.com – This question may be slightly philosophical in nature, but would it be crazy to just capture a photo from the live preview instead of going through takePhoto? I've found a few examples of how to do so: How to capture preview image frames from Camera Application in Android Programming? and Capture an image from the camera preview. Right now I'm juggling through inconsistent different EXIF rotation behavior on various phones (it looks like you have a FullExifFixup for all Samsung devices, but I'm having different behavior between my S2 and S4) and I'm wondering if it wouldn't just be easier to (HowTos)