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How to send .gif files recorded in our device thro some chatting Apps to be specific ( WhatsApp, Hiken)

I found an camera App named Cameringo from Playstore and it has an option to record an small time period of actions and save it in .gif format so i tried and recorded some .gif animations and it was ...
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How to use my Phone as a wifi camera for my TV

I've got a Sony Xperia Z3 phone. I'd like to use the video camera function and live-stream to my TV in another room. So far my best success was using 2 phones with video conferencing and an MHL ...
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How to use burst / slow-mo features on Nexus 6p?

The Nexus 6p is supposed to have some cool features dealing with burst and slow-motion (high frame rate) capture, but all my searches for how to use these features are turning up an explanation that ...
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How do I disable camera autofocus on the Galaxy S5?

I'm trying to take video with my camera on my Galaxy S5, but the shots are almost always out of focus, or the autofocus will kick in randomly and leave the shot blurred. I have tried the stock ...
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Why does unlocking bootloader affect camera quality on some devices?

Sony announced it officially that unlocking bootloader, since it will remove DRM keys, might affect camera quality. For high-end devices running recent software versions, for instance Xperia Z3, ...
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What's this persistent Camera-app notification in Android 6.0?

I've been using my Nexus 5X for about a week now, but this morning was the first time I noticed the following notification: Backstory: I snapped a few photos this morning (w/ default camera app). ...
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Root/tips to make camera app start faster?

I am specifically concerned with the camera app on my new Nexus 6P. The camera starts slow compared to iPhone cam even though the shot quality is great. Is there a way to give the camera app more ...
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Make the photos taken by Android Camera app and Google Camera app smaller when created?

The photos taken by either Android Camera app or Google Camera app are too large when created. Is it possible to change some settings in the two apps to make the photos smaller when created? Thanks.
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Camera keeps crashing on Google Nexus 5 with 6.0 Marshmallow

I have a Google Nexus 5 with Kernel 3.4.0-g2aa165e and build number MRA58N. (Android 6 Marshmallow) Its not rooted or modified. Just recently the camera keeps crashing. I click the camera button and ...
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Camera Firmware not installed on GT-I9515L

TL;DR My Rear Camera doesn't work and the Firmware version for it is null and I think I need to install it manually. How do I do that in a Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9515L with PDA I9515LUBU1BOJ1 and CSC ...
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What does the “no thumbnail” error mean?

I am able to take photos with my tablet, but when I try to view them I get a blank screen with the message "no thumbnail". I never had this problem before. I can see older pictures with no problems ...
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My phone's camera app doesn't work

When I'm trying to take photos, I get the error: The application Camera (process com.android.camera) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again. My phone is a Verzo Kinzo with Android version 2.2. ...
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Programmatic control over USB of Android Camera

Thanks for taking the time to look at this question. I'm trying to build an automated lab imaging solution that integrates with our information system, and am finding webcams too low-res, and SLR ...
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Take a photo in PNG (or other lossless) format

I need to take a collection of photographs using my Samsung Note 4 used as resources for a video game. To give the best experience, it is important that I use a completely lossless format for this. ...
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How to turn off “Shake to wake camera” on Nexus 5?

Ages ago, while running Lollipop, I found a setting to allow activation of the camera whilst locked. All you have to do is shake the phone. I'll give that a try, I thought. After all, I can always ...
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no such ctrl error message from OV5642 camera driver

I am running a third party android application that scans QR code using a camera. When the application connects to the camera I get a device Error message on the minicom terminal OV5642 1-003c: ...
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Why does Nexus 5 only allow up to 0.8 second exposure?

Apparently with Lollipop it's possible to get more control of the camera. For example, it's possible to set the shutter speed. This does work, but only allows 0.8 seconds exposure on my Nexus 5, and ...
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How does one share Samsung camera “Virtual Shot” (3D spin-around) photos?

I recently traveled to Europe and took dozens of beautiful 3D spin-around shots using Samsung built-in camera's "Virtual Shot" mode photos. These look amazing on my phone, but I want to share them ...
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Can the Samsung Galaxy Note II stock camera app be transplanted to a custom firmware?

I've had a Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note II (SPH-L900) for 2½ years. I've always liked the stock Camera app that it came with, and I've missed having it around since I replaced the stock firmware with ...
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Configure apps to store data on external SD?

I have a S5 with Cyanogenmod v12. I've gone through every setting screen I could find but was unable to locate where to tell the default Camera app to store pics/vids on SD instead of internal memory....
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Camera feed over SSH

I have logged in to my Android phone through SSH (installed SSH client in Android and through putty from Windows) on Wifi, and now I need to pipe the camera feed to my computer via SSH. On Debian, I ...
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Use image file as camera

Instead of using the real camera, I would like to simulate the camera input as a static image file. I want it to work with any app, as if it was a camera. To be specific, the Android is inside an ...
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Selfie stick button causes music to play instead of taking photo

I am trying to get a selfie stick to work with a HTC One X running CyanogenMod 7. The selfie stick is button activated with a 3.5mm "headphone" jack. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B010QPQDRC ...
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Why do different Android phones with the same camera specs have different picture quality? [closed]

I was comparing the rear camera quality of two Android phones; The Samsung Galaxy S2 and Lenovo A7000. Both have the same camera specs, A7000: 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash ...
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“Camera Busy” dialog shows on Moto X 2013 when I launch camera app

I have a problem my Moto x 2013 camera says it is busy every time I start the Motorola camera app. Third party apps also have trouble using the camera. My phone is on Android version 5.1 but it has ...
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Why are some of my pictures all black?

I was out on a hike today and took a few pictures. When taking a picture I saw the usual animation where I see snapshot of the picture just taken, and then it slides away from the screen to display ...
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How to tweak camera/screen for Whatsapp web QR scanner

This is NOT a duplicate of Why I can't scan the WhatsApp QR? or Can't scan QR code for WhatsApp web due to camera inverted or tilted on Galaxy Y Duos. I'm using CyanogenMod 11 (snapshot M12) ...
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Using external USB camera with Android-based settop box

I have found many offers for selling settop box-like computers based on Android 4.4. One of them claims to have Skype installed on-board and allows to have Internet calls through TV. For full video ...
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Disable the usage of Camera while Phone is locked

The phone Kyocera KC-S701 has a hardware button to start the camera application. Sometimes the button is pressed by accident while the phone is carried within my pocket. Is there a possibility to ...
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How to stop Nexus 5 camera from overheating?

When I open my Nexus 5's camera application I watch the CPU Temperature quickly rise from a normal 40C to around 62C before the device powers down. Is the device overheating or is the device just ...
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Taking pictures with headphone jack

It's a first generation Moto G running Android 5.0.2 and I'm trying to make this headphone-jack selfie stick work. Tried with both Motorola Camera and Google Camera apps. Both take photos correctly ...
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Wake up android device by microphone or camera

I would like to install a Android tablet on a wall. So I would wake it up by looking in to the camera(distance ~0.5 - 2 meters), by clapping my hands or something similar. Now I'm searching for an ...
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how to use a remote camera (webcam or Windows-usb) as my Android built-in camera(s)

Please read carefully, there are MANY answers to the 'opposite' question from the one I ask here, but I cannot find an answer to the following question: I have an android device with no built-in ...
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Mute the autofocus for the camera on samsing galaxy S3 i9305 (4.4.4) for the video mode

I have done the follwoing to silence the camera : Renaming the files in system/media/audio/ui/ Adding this line to system/csc/others.xml <CscFeature_Camera_ShutterSoundMenu>true</...
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how to fix failed camera in HTC desire HD A9191?

my phone's camera suddenly stopped working it doesn't turn on at all. is there any solution for this problem? i didn't use anything before to fix it. i've asked in the company's website about the ...
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Google Camerca Messing with Notification Settings

Whenever I take a video with Google camera on my OPO with CM12.1, it switches from normal notifications to priority and then turns on phone volume when I have it set on vibrate. Every time I take a ...
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Recording in slow motion seems to be of lower quality than when taking pictures in Samung Galaxy S6

When I turn on slow motion in Camera and start recording, the quality looks a bit off, not blurry though. I'm wondering if that's normal? When I take pictures they look very good but when I use slow ...
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How to force an apk to install?

I have an early build of CM12.1 running on my ZenFone 2 and I'm working on trying to get the ASUS camera app to work with it, however when I try to install the apk, it fails. adb install gives me ...
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Cannot find recorded video that I recorded. How can I dig it out?

Earlier today I used Google Camera to record four videos. I clearly hit the record and stop buttons both time. When I got home only two of those showed up in my gallery. The two longer ones did not. ...
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Using WhatsApp on Web, but camera not working? [closed]

I'd like to use WhatsApp on my web browser but I can't scan the QR code. Opening the scanner on the QR code brings the error "Cannot start camera" Is there any workaround to scanning the WhatsApp web ...
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triggering multiple cameras at the same time

any way to control multiple android cams at the same time?from a PC?or if they are all connected to the same wifi
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CM11 - Cant remove the camera app

I am running CM11(Nightly) on my Galaxy Tab P1000 and I cannot remove the camera app that came with it. I have tried the following command-: adb shell rm -f /system/app/camera2.apk But this has ...
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is it possible to install a different camera unit in the nexus 5?

I am able to take the device apart - and keen to get a better camera. I know it's possible to buy another phone, but I am not pursuing that option.
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Transferring continuous Android camera feed to PC through USB (in a background app/service)

I want to find a way in which I can continuously send the Android camera feed to my PC via USB. The reason for specifying USB, is because of performance requirements, I want it to be as fast as ...
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Replace camera access permission with gallery access permission

I have an app installed on my Android smartphone which has access to my phone's camera to take pictures. Unfortunately the app doesn't allow me to access my phone's gallery through it. Is it possible ...
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Switch cameras in rooted device (between front and back)

My back camera has broken although the front camera is still working. Certain applications, such as WhatsApp web, only let you use the back camera to read the QR code. Is there a way to switch ...
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Cannot upload picture because browser refreshes

When I try to upload a photo to most sites, my low-end phone (an LG Optimus F6) refreshes the page after I select the file, regardless of what browser I use. Chrome at least explicitly tells me that ...
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Dial number with camera/picture

Is there a way so I can quickly take a picture, highlights the number and I click it so it calls the number? Or I click take picture, and call. So it just takes the photo, process it, extract number, ...
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In my android device when I take picture from camera, the image is reverting

I am using ASUS ZENFONE 4 - ASUS T00I, when I open camera and if I take any picture it is showing reverse image when I took image from Front camera how can change that in settings , please suggest me
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RAW camera and Lollipop [duplicate]

One of the selling points of Lollipop was that it will now support shooting in "Raw" mode, so that you can get the raw sensor data and then process it on the computer. I just installed CM12.1 on my ...