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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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4answers
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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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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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1answer
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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 ...
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5answers
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How to change camera default save location?

When I was using the camera of my Sony Xperia S, the following message popped up. So how do you change the default save location of your camera (as highlighted with red underline)? Note: Yes, my ...
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1answer
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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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3answers
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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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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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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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1answer
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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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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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0answers
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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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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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1answer
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Can a 3rd party app *technically* take better pictures?

I've seen in several forums that some phones have very good cameras and the photos taken are compressed too much and the details are lost. I was wondering whether a 3rd party application (forgetting ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Is there any app that measures the distance using the camera?

I have found tools like Smart Ruler that helps us measuring length using the screen. But for objects bigger than the screen I imagine there are apps that use the camera and focal length to show ...
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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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0answers
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Android 4.4 Kit-Kat, wired headset button as camera shutter

I am using Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 with vanilla Android 4.4.4 OS. I have a single-button wired headset and I want that its button works as a camera shutter. By default when this headset is plugged in: ...
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1answer
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Sophix tablet will not work without an SD card

My Sophix tablet was working without the SD card, but now the camera will not work. I get the following error message: Insert a SD card before using.
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1answer
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How can I save photos that I take with my Android's camera in a lossless format?

How can I save the images captured with my Android's camera in RAW or TIFF format? Are there any apps, ROM/kernel Modifications or other methods that will allow me to accomplish this? Technically I ...
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1answer
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Why is the HDR button missing?

This article mentions a new HDR camera mode that's available in Android 4.2: but my Galaxy Nexus doesn't show that option: Why not?
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1answer
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Can I disable the camera sound in the new ICS camera app (in silent mode)?

Android got a brand new camera app with ICS. The old camera app from previous android versions didn't play a sound when the phone is in silent mode, the new one does. Obviously this can be somewhat ...
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2answers
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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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Camera doesn't work on Nexus 5 running Android L

The camera on the Nexus 5 has stopped working. Coming from a reboot, I can open the camera app, see the camera is working, but as soon as I click to take a picture (or video), the app crashes (tried ...
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With the Android 4.2 camera app, how can I tell if I have a GPS lock?

My Galaxy Nexus has just been updated to v4.2 of Jellybean, Google seem to have totally changed the camera app in this update and there's a few functions that I just can't find. As I'm travelling a ...
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How to enable a PIN but allow quick access to camera?

In Android 4.1, when you set the lock screen security to "slide", you can quickly access the camera by sliding left. Is there a way to get a similar sliding mechanism, but at the same time require a ...
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3answers
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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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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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Record video and send it to server

I want to record a video, and stream it directly to the server while recording (i.e. the video should be saved on the server, not necessarily locally on the Android device). How can this be ...
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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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1answer
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Is continuous focus a 4.0-only feature?

The http://www.android.com/about/ice-cream-sandwich/ page details that Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" introduced two interesting features for Camera: “continuous focus” and “zero ...
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1answer
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How to disable autofocus and set focus to infinity?

I almost never take any close up pictures with my Galaxy Nexus (and when I do, it'd be more convenient to manually switch into some kind of macro mode). How do I stop the auto-focus from trying all ...
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1answer
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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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How to turn off camera click sound on Samsung Galaxy S2? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 through boost mobile. I want to get rid of the camera sounds. I bought Tasker, and set up the profile like I was told. Everything is on or off. But when I exit Tasker at ...
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3answers
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How to use camera without unlocking phone? (Jelly Bean on S3)

I put Jelly Bean on my Verizon Samsung Galaxy SIII using http://www.cyanogenmod.com/blog/cyanogenmod-10-m2. I know that it should be possible for me to use my camera to take pictures quickly (without ...
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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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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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Taking raw photos using Android devices

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. Is there a way in Android or an app that can take raw photos? I.e. have the raw camera data to process in a program like Photoshop. I am using Android 4.2.2.
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Camera not focusing [closed]

I have an a500 tab with hc3.2 rooted and I recently noticed that the camera is not focusing anymore. I can shoot photos at very close distance only, and this affects my ability to read qr tags too if ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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how to turn off camera sound besides lowering the volume on i9220? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the ‘click’ sound on the camera app? How do I turn off the shutter sound for the Android camera? We have a Samsung i9220. How to turn off camera ...
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Camera app on HTC Sensation keeps crashing

I have an HTC Sensation, about two years old. It's running Gingerbread, rooted but not modded or custom-rommed. All of a sudden, the native camera app started crashing - i.e. it opens and immediately ...
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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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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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Recycling old android devices for home security

Has anyone seens any efforts in recycling used devices for home security? I tried (re)searching, but most the top results are apps and or professional security devices. I was browsing a thrift shop ...