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modifying environment variable DIRECTORY_DCIM system-wide

Problem: My Meizu MX3 (runs Flyme os 3 based on android 4.2.2) has preset "Camera" in the DIRECTORY_DCIM environment variable. Most of the camera apps respect this setting and they are saving photos ...
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What is the technology used in the phones which reduces blur in the photos even if they are zoomed?

What is the technology used in the phones which reduces blur in the photos even if they are zoomed? In our old mobile phones, our phone camera pictures used to look blurred when the are zoomed. But ...
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Is there a real solution for “can't connect to camera” issue on 4.3?

I upgraded my Galaxy Notes 2 from CyanogenMod 10.1 to 10.2 (= android 4.3). Unfortunately the camera has continous problems - I end up twice a week or so with a cannot connect to camera popup when ...
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Can an intent to open the camera specify a prefix to the names of any photo's taken?

I understand that there are apps that make renaming easy but would it be possible to specify the photo name actually before taking the photo? If so would this also work with an app that allows the ...
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Get the original photos after using PhotoSphere?

Using the new PhotoSphere camera mode to take a 360°×180° panorama, you have a stiched together image. Is it possible to get access to the original photos that were used? I really like the ...
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Video won't record

Sprint LG Optimus G Android 4.1.2 Default camera app Video has stopped recording. When I hit record, all the settings icons disable for about 4 seconds, then it goes back to a Red highlighted ...
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How do I record video from both front and back facing cameras at same time?

How do I record video from both the front and back facing cameras at same time?
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What could cause this drop in photo quality?

The recent photos I've tried to take with my phone look like the one on left compared to older photos that look like the one on the right. I haven't (knowingly) changed any of the phone settings, ...
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How can I take and email a picture (to the same address every time) in as few clicks as possible?

The best I can achieve so far is to use AutoShare (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dngames.autoshareg). I take the photo, share to autoshare, and it's done. It would be great to be ...
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Controlling the camera through phone keys

I am an android novice. My question is : Is there any free app to take pictures or videos using any phone key, like power or volume up/volume down, without touching the screen button? I checked the ...
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Camera light flashes when the phone rings - how do I turn this off?

With Android version 4.3 for my Samsung Galaxy S3 (or perhaps just Verizon's flavor of it) my camera flash has begun to blink very brightly when I am receiving an incoming call. How can I turn this ...
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Generally speaking why do tablets have lower quality cameras than phones?

I've done some comparisons looking at the specs on wikipedia and generally speaking tablets that have come out around the same times phones did, have cameras that are a few megapixels fewer than the ...
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Poor performance of HDR in Nexus 5

I am using Nexus 5. And image taken with HDR is very poor quality. I have updated to 4.4.2, still no improvement. So to make sure I am doing it correct, I installed another app "Best HDR" and ...
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Is there a way to selectively sync photos?

I find the idea that all of my photos, no matter in which folder should automatically be synced to G+ a bit ridiculous. Is there a way to only sync a certain folder/album? I'm mainly interested in ...
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Camera on Galaxy Note 3 is sideways!

I don't know what happens but the camera is sideways. No matter the way I hold the phone, it will always show the image and the resulting photo sideways. If I point to the computer screen right now ...
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Does the 4.4.1 update improve 3rd-party camera apps or are the enhancements just to the stock camera app?

The new minor update to Kit Kat is apparently all about improvements to the camera on the Nexus 5. The official Nexus G+ page says: It improves the camera with faster focusing, especially in low ...
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SIM card removed?

Apparently I'm getting this message after using the phone camera. But not all the time. Then it restarts. What could be the problem? Nexus 4, Android 4.4
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How do I record a video with a file size larger than 4GB on Galaxy S4 exfat SD card?

I've searched quite a bit and called Samsung tech support who didn't have any documentation on this issue. They all say that there isn't a limit on how much video you can record. I want to record ...
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Camera app that can use hardware buttons for making photo

I am searching for either a camera app with hardware button support, or for some other solution that would make it possible to use hardware buttons for making photo (shutter) in a camera app. My ...
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Is there a way I could click photos using the volume button without opening the camera app?

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 on a custom ROM. (Alliance ROM - ICS) Is there a way I could capture photos using the volume button without opening the camera app when the phone is sleeping ...
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What is the difference between Ultra pixel and Mega Pixel camara? [closed]

How we can compare Ultra Pixel and Mega pixel? And what is the difference between these two camara technologies.
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stock camera app missing and front camera reported as rear camera in xolo q1000s

I bought a new xolo q 1000s recently, and I made sure to test the back camera before buying it. After four or five days, when I tried to use the camera for the first time, it shows only the front ...
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How to record More than 4GB Video on exFAT?

I have a Galaxy S4 4G (I9505) with a 32GB external micro-SD card formatted as exFAT. I use this to record some seminars that takes often 0.5-1.0 hour. The video seems to stop after 30-45 minutes based ...
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Photos too large

I have Galaxy Xcover and when I take a photo of 2.3 resolution and try to send it to contact in text message, it says "Photo is too large. Packing up". Is there a way to send a picture that large or ...
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Does Xperia S support HDR?

As the title says, does anyone know if Xperia S supports the HDR feature? HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. It usually refers to the method of capturing images having “greater dynamic range ...
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Rotate reminder in camera

Is there any way to have a Samsung Galaxy S3 remind the user to rotate the device when shooting video or photographs? The user in question keeps promising to start rotating the device when ...
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Samsung Galaxy SII camera blank

The camera in a Samsung Galaxy SII GT-I9100 shows a black screen. Photos cannot be taken either. However, pressing the shutter does seem to activate the flash sometimes. Even the front cam fails! ...
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How do I fix my camera?

I have a Samsung Admire (running Android 2.3) & my camera won't work: it keeps saying cannot connect to camera & it always says multimedia scanning. I'm not sure but I think some pics have ...
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Xperia S, sleep-to-snap not capturing automatically

Xperia S has the sleep-to-snap function: A single key press takes you from sleep to snap in just over a second. But when I press the shutter-button, the phone wakes, goes into camera mode, but ...
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How can I control the media volume while using the camera?

I just upgraded to a Nexus 4 and have discovered the behaviour of the volume controls has been overridden within the camera app. The volume up button has been remapped to snap the camera shutter. As ...
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HTC One Camera photos have “pink background”

I am an active user of Android device, and I purchased a HTC One. In the advertisement they showed that this device has an Ultra Pixels camera, and you can click pictures in the low light with the ...
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USB storage alert whenever camera used

I use Samsung GT P1000. It displays "turn off USB storage before using camera" each time I try to use the camera. It also doesn't see the memory card. I have a done factory reset several times. What I ...
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How do you skip the PIN to go directly to the camera from the lock screen?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.1.2 (standard, not rooted). I previously had an iPhone, and the feature I miss the most is the ability to go directly to the camera from the lock screen ...
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Photos directly to dropbox, discarding local copies automatically

Is there a possibility to take photos directly to dropbox? Currently Dropbox offers the Camera-Upload option, but it doesn't move, but copies files to Dropbox. This still leaves me to delete the ...
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Google's photo sphere functionality for Samsung TouchWiz phone?

My vanilla Android tablet (4.2/4.3) has this very fun feature in the camera app, that allows easily creating StreetView-like 360° composite pictures. My Samsung TouchWiz phone (4.2) does not have ...
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Panarama mode is device support or OS support?

I have doubt on panoramic mode whether it is device support or OS support. Actually I thought it is OS support because in android 4.0 (and later version) panoramic mode is one of the standard camera ...
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When taking pictures with GPS enabled, is the 'has the “GPS searching/locked notification icon” been disabled?

Background: In stock (i.e. pure Google with no manufacturer customizations) Android 4.3 using the built-in camera app, I am using the geotagging feature of the camera app. Description of the ...
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How do you disable geotagging for stock camera?

I have stock (i.e. pure Google with no manufacturer customizations) Android 4.3 and I use the built-in camera app. I searched around on the camera app settings but couldn't find any mention of GPS or ...
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Camera data of Galaxy S3 for tracking

I'm trying to make a camera tracking of a video make by my Samsung Galaxy S3 (I9300), but I can't find info about its focal length, sensor size, etc. so the scene and camera match exactly what was ...
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Viewing photos from my Samsung Galaxy S4 camera on PC

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4, which I'm able to connect via USB to my PC and browse its files with Windows Explorer without using Kies. I have a lot of photos I want to transfer on to my computer, but ...
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Galaxy S4 Video Recording: File Size Limit & Frequent Blurring

I'm trying to use Galaxy S4 as a video camera for recording offline usergroups. Apart from whether it's a good idea, it's generally succeeding, but there are some critical problems: Android file ...
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How to add camera brand or model in exif meta?

In my android mobile there is no camera brand or model in exif meta but rest of the exif tags are ok. how can i fix this? Model :Xstreamer Aiki 5
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Does Samsung Galaxy Ace store location metadata?

Can the Galaxy Ace (the first model) camera store the location data of where photos are taken? I have been told that it isn't sophisticated enough. Is that true? Also, does Kik Messenger remove ...
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How do I stop my screen from flickering when I wave my hand across my camera?

Whenever I wave my hand or finger over my front camera, it causes my screen to flicker off and then back on in 2-3 seconds. It does not matter what app I am using; it always occurs. What could be ...
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Where is the camera button in the Google Image Search webpage on my Android?

Device: Samsung Galaxy S3 OS: 4.1.1 I want to do a reverse image search on my S3 phone. When I open up the Google Image Search homepage, the "camera" button is nowhere to be found. So, I cannot ...
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Way to take Raw Photos using Android?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. Is there a way in Android or an App that can take Raw photos? IE: Have the raw camera data to process in a program like Photoshop. I am using Android 4.2.2.
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Is there any way to shoot a full sphere panorama (horizontal + vertical)?

I've tried a few apps for shooting panoramas on my Android device (Galaxy S4), but I cannot find one that is able to shoot both horizontally and vertically. I would like to be able to capture a whole ...
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Fisheye effect for android camera

How can I get fisheye effect when taking a photo? I got a Galaxy S1.
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No access to the Gallery nor to the camera

I've got a Galaxy Nexus and recently I cannot access my gallery or camera. When I tap both on the Gallery icon or on the camera icon I got this message "No archives available", then the app shuts ...
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How to assign a hardware button to camera

I like the functionality of a hardware camera button. On my Lumia 920 I have a dedicated camera button that I can long-press at any time (in other apps or when the phone is locked) to open the camera ...