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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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4answers
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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2answers
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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 ...
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Can I turn my Android device into a webcam?

If so, how? Could it be implemented via a USB, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection?
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Why do new photos take so long to show up in the Gallery?

If I take some photos, and then go to the Gallery app, those photos do not always appear immediately. I've tried causing the Gallery to refresh, but the images simply do not appear for more than 15 ...
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How do I disable the 'click' sound on the camera app?

When I take a picture it makes a 'click' sound. As this is default behavior, I would like to turn it off. Is there a setting to do so; or if I find+delete the sound file, will there be repercussions? ...
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How do I turn off the shutter sound for the Android camera? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the 'click' sound on the camera app? If the phone isn't in silent mode, taking a picture using the stock camera application always plays a ...