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How to Change the Filename Prefix (DSC) of Camera Photos

I have a android mobile with 5 MP camera. I use the default camera app to capture photos. All the pictures captured by camera has DSC prefix in their name - DSC_XXXX. I want to remove DSC prefix and ...
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How do I get back to the regular camera?

I hit something by accident and now whenever I use the camera app it's using the front facing camera evey time. How do I switch it back?
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How to specify where my camera saves photos to [duplicate]

I have a Samsung S5830 phone which has Android on it. When I look at: Task Manager -> Summary It appears that my, small, sim card is being filled up with data whilst, my larger, External SD card ...
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Screen-casting/screen-capturing the camera view (appears black)

For demoing an Augmented Reality app, I would like to do a screencast of the Android device's screen (HTC Desire S). The open source project androidscreencast works fine, except for the camera view. ...
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Disable camera completely

I'm writing a program that depends on the camera. I need to test how my program reacts when the camera is not present or disabled. Is there a way to turn it off completely?
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How do I use my front facing camera on my Galaxy S? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My Samsung Galaxy S front-facing camera doesn't work in camera app, Gtalk or Skype — How can I use it? It gives me the options of: single shot, beauty, smile ...
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Connect camera to the Android phone via cable

When travelling I usually bring my camera for pictures and my Android phone for communication. Camera is better than the phone for pictures, since it works faster and has better quality sensor. But ...
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Use android phone with broken screen as WiFi camera

The screen of my android phone is broken and since I couldn't find a replacement screen I thought of using the phone as wifi camera. I've installed IP cam and use the android.screencast to control and ...
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Add me feature of Galaxy S

There is an interesting feature in the camera of Galaxy S phones, called Add me. Using this one can take photo of a person sitting in two postures in the same frame. (A normal photo is taken, the ...
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How do I turn off the power-on sound and camera sound in a Galaxy S II?

I have followed several guides and can't get any of them to work on my Galaxy S II. How do I disable these sounds?!
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Is it possible to use the camera without unlocking first?

Is it possible with Android phones (like with iOS 5) to take photos directly from the lock screen without unlocking first?
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How can I change the naming convention of the stock camera/gallery app?

I just switched from a Droid1 to an HTC Evo 3d, and despite all the positives, one negative is sticking under my nail. On the Motorola Droid, the camera/gallery (I am not sure who is responsible for ...
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How do I take very long exposure photos?

I would like to take some long exposure photos using my Android phone (Moto DROID v1 running Android 2.2.2) of the night sky. I experimented with the settings for the default camera app, and I found ...
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Is there any way to save a raw image from my phone's camera?

I have an Android mobile with a 5MP camera. Is there any way to save raw images (similar to Canon CR2, Nikon NEF, etc.) from my Android device?
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What does the blue 0 mean in the top right hand corner of my camera?

I have a Samsung Galaxy s II and recently a 0 in a white box has appeared in my camera on the right hand corner. Why is this? What does it mean? How do I get rid of it?
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Where can i find the HTC EVO native camera apk?

A while back I put a Gingerbread [Deck] rom on my HTC EVO, and it came with another camera app (apparently the one that ships with the new Nexus S). While it does have some fun little features, I ...
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Not enough time for GPS lock for geo-tagging when taking a photo

I turned on geo-tagging for photos, but the problem is that the GPS locking procedure seems to only start when I open the camera app - but it takes minutes for it to lock on a location and by that ...
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What's the difference between Camera.apk and com.sec.android.app.camera.apk?

I'm trying to install a modified version of the Camera app on my rooted Samsung Galaxy S (Captivate) through copying to /system/app and through installing a zip file via ClockWorkRecovery. It doesn't ...
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How can I increase the brightness of photos on the HTC Wildfire S?

I just moved from a Sony Ericsson C510 to a HTC Wildfire S. Although the Wildfire as a flash and the C510 doesn't, I was able to take pictures in dim rooms better with the C510 than the Wildfire. ...
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Can I disable geotagging and delete prior geotag information in photos?

My phone is a rooted Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S) running a 2.2.1-based ROM. Another question touched on this, but I want to do 2 things Be able to take pictures that are not geotagged. According ...
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Where can I find stock Android apps that are not normally in the Market?

I downloaded a custom ROM for my Samsung Captivate phone that is a variant of 2.2.1. Its version of the Camera allows me to use the power button to take pictures. I decided I want the stock camera ...
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Is Samsung Galaxy S II rear camera Gorilla Glass too?

is Samsung Galaxy S II rear camera Gorilla Glass too? It sticks out a little above the case, so I would like to know if it's durable enough not to need to buy special case which, obviously, makes the ...
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Can the camera options on Samsung Galaxy S be imported to Samsung Galaxy SL?

The Samsung Galaxy S (I9000) and Galaxy SL (I9003) are very similar.. ofcourse, except for a few differences. I use Galaxy SL (I9003). The camera options in Galaxy S seems to have more features than ...
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Camera app that records EXIF

Is there a camera app that records EXIF information? In particular, I would need the following: GPSLatitude GPSLongitude GPSImgDirection SubjectDistance I've checked that all these fields can be ...
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Choppy Droid X2 720p Video Recording

When recording video through the Camera app to my external microSD card, the video starts to become laggy and choppy, which results in the file becoming corrupt. This only seems to happen when I'm ...
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Camera switches off randomly with some apps

Samsung Galaxy S II running Android 2.3.3. Layar: camera switches off about a second after loading a layer and stays off. App unusable. Google Goggles: camera switches off and on rapidly in a loop. ...
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correct image orientation from camera

I took a few pictures with the camera on my Galaxy S, and when I viewed them on the PC (via USB) they all were on their side - obviously the camera has taken them in portrait orientation, but why ...
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Samsung Galaxy S Camera problem

When taking pictures with the Samsung Galaxy S's camera I get a rather large red spot in from the center of the image outwards. I've uploaded an image showing this.
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Is there a way to see the device's screen *live* on PC, through ADB?

I am a vlogger and after getting HTC Desire HD, found out its camera was all I ever needed. However, I usually have to see myself while recording video, to control my facial expressions, and with a ...
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Is there a zoom and timer functionality on Nexus S camera?

If not, is there another app that gives this functionality?
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How can I switch on my laptop's camera from my android device?

I is there an app wherein I can switch on my laptop camera from my andorid phone, and view the camera output on my phone. I am running windows 7 on my laptop.
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An application to identify actors in movies

I swore I read about an application like that. I thought it was Google Goggles but that doesn't seem to do it. Anyone have any idea?
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how do i switch the shutter sound ON on samsung galaxy!

I have gone into my camera settings and selected the shutter sound i want but still no sound when i use the camera, is this a fault, or am i stupidly missing something?
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Does Samsung Galaxy S keep GPS location in camera taken photo metadata?

Does anyone know if Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000's camera taken photos keep information about GPS location from when they were taken? Thank you
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Can you use the screen on a Samsung Galaxy S as camera flash for the front facing camera?

The Samsung Galaxy S doesn't have a camera flash, are there any apps for Samsung Galaxy S to make use of the front camera and screen as a camera flash? For a samsung galaxy s android phone. could ...
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HTC EVO with Evernote App - pictures upside down

I'm trying to use the Evernote app to take a photo and upload it. I create a note, take a picture of a business card. I'm holding the camera sideways, aiming down at the card on the table in front of ...
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What are the technical specs of cameras in Android devices? [closed]

Marketing materials for camera-equipped phones tend to focus on megapixels, flash, and video capability. As anyone with a little experience with digital photography knows, these are not, actually, the ...
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How can I take a photo when battery <20%?

How can I take photo when battery level is less than 20%? My Samsung Galaxy S always says "battery low" and then closes the camera application when I try to. Is there a way to get around this? Or is ...
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On a Nexus S, how do I activate the front facing camera in a Fring video call?

video calling in Fring is working but the video is only showing the rear-facing camera, how do activate the front-facing camera?
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Why doesn't my Samsung Galaxy S Captivate have self shot mode?

I just bought my Samsung Galaxy S (Captivate). My self shot mode is missing from the camera options. How do I get it? What should I do?
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How can I make my photos automatically geo-tagged?

Is there a way I can make photos taken by Camera be automatically and reliably geo-tagged, so that the location is recognised when I upload them to Flickr? I have 'GPS' enabled in the camera, but it ...
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Protector for camera lens window on HTC Desire Z? (protect from scratches)

Given that this phone provides no protection against scratches on the window for the camera lens, unlike for example, the Nokia N82 (great cameraphone which I also own), are there any adhesive ...
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In camera apps, if zoom is digital, how is (auto) focus achieved?

In almost all Android devices, zoom is digital -- there just isn't a mechanism for changing the length of the barrel and gathering more info. So how is focus achieved? If you're not physically ...
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In camera apps, is “zoom” a digital zoom, or an optical zoom?

In some camera apps (native camera app in 2.2, Camera 360), "zoom" zooms in on the image -- filling the entire screen with a closer-in view of what you're shooting. In at least one app (Vignette [see ...
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Can a Dream's camera really zoom from the camera app?

I upgraded my HTC Dream to CM6.1, and the camera app now has a zoom option. Is this a real zoom, or just a digital blow-up of the image? I'm guessing the latter.
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How to use an android phone as a wireless webcam? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I turn my Android device into a webcam? Is it possible? It is possible with nokia symbian phone using an Motvik's app wwigo. I am wondering whether a similar app ...
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Can I manually focus the camera on my Android phone?

Is there any way to manually focus the camera on my Android phone? I know that you can tap on where to focus, but that's just assisted auto focus. What I want is to be able to manually adjust the ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S front-facing camera doesn't work in camera app, Gtalk or Skype — How can I use it?

One of the reasons I brought my Samsung Galaxy S was because it has a front facing camera. However I have found since buying it: Camera app can't use it Gtalk doesn't support video calling on ...
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How to improve camera shooting responsiveness?

Is there a camera application (or other solution) that has quick response time between button press and taking the picture? On HTC Hero, the delay from button press to shutter is painfully long - ...
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Why my photos end up half dark?

Sometimes my motorola milestone camera goes crazy and starts out to take photos half dark. I noticed that it only happens when flash is on. Also, I've seem this happening when the battery is low ...