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Can the Android Jelly Bean camera app be set to take pictures as they appear on screen?

After my most recent Android update, the camera app has changed the way pictures are framed. While they used to be taken as they appear on the screen, they are now stored with "extra space", i.e., as ...
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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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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 ...
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Storing pictures on an external storage media

So, I'm new to Android but I came to the conclusion that on 4.2.2, the Camera app doesn't exist as such and is actually part of the Gallery app package. Now my problem is it isn't possible to change ...
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Camera isn't available - Trusted Face ( Android Lollipop - Nexus 5)

Sometimes I've noticed that the Smart Lock - Trusted Face feature doesn't work, no matter what the lighting or the position of my face relative to the phone. I thought that an "Improve face ...
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How can I take a photograph via voice control with Google Camera or CyangoenMod default camera?

I know that I can use Google Search and say "OK Google, Take a picture" to open the chosen camera app. How can I then take a photo? I tried the obvious "snapshot", "take picture" both with and ...
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Select which Dropbox account to synchronize with when camera upload is on

I installed Dropbox on my rooted Samsung Galaxy SIII that runs Android 4.1.2. I have 2 Dropbox accounts, one personal, one Dropbox account for business. When turning on the camera upload, how can I ...
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Change device name on EXIF file

Recently I've been flashing some ROM s on my Moto X, and I noticed that the EXIF data from photos show my device name as: Phone. How can I change this information on the system so it saves correctly ...
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Prevent Samsung Galaxy S2 camera to change resolution without prompting

I got a Samsung Galaxy SII (S2) with Android 4.1.2 and the built in camera app keeps changing the resolution from 8MP to the lowest, 640 x 480. Why does this happen and is there any way to prevent ...
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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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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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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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Why the music player stop playing music when taking photo?

May I know what is the reason why Android phone's music player will stop playing music when I switch to camera mode? I find it logical if the music player stop playing music when taking a movie but ...
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Activity Camera (in application Camera) is not responding

I am having a strange issue with my Camera app. When I open the application, I received the following message: Activity Camera (in application Camera) is not responding after about 5 seconds. ...
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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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How to take multiple shots with a timer?

In the default camera app of my Samsung Galaxy S3, I can set the timer to take a picture after a delay of up to 10 sec. I can also use the burst mode or the best photo mode to get several shots at ...
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Make android phone as driver-free USB Webcam

I have a video call device which only works with driver-free usb webcams attached. Since I dont have a USB webcam at hand, so I wonder if I can make Android phone (rooted) emulated as a driver-free ...
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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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Show only photos taken in camera app

In the Android 5 camera app, if you browse the photos taken, there appear also photos from Whatsapp, music album covers, etc. Can you make the camera app only display photos taken?
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Change Android's default focal-length

I have Samsung device( GT-S7562) with 5 mp camera . When I updated it into CyanogenMod , I lost its camera quality . It always force me to take pictures with 3 mp . There is now option to change it . ...
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Camera is unable to initialize

This after noon I wanted to take a photo with the camera 8Mpx my Razr i (the large, not the front one) and my phone told me "Camera is Unable to initialize." The front camera works fine however. I ...
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Can't view Location (textual desciption) information in Windows when opening picture taken with Camera app

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I have enabled GPS on my device and have also enabled the GPS tag feature in my Camera application. When a picture is taken, GPS information is attached to the image, and ...
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Using google cam to make horizontal 180-degree fisheye pics

On my Nexus 5, I'd like to use the google camera in panorama mode to make a 180-degree fisheye photo. I want to do this holding my phone in such a way that the lens is looking UPWARDS (towards the ...
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Importing photos finds all image files, not just camera pictures, with windows 7

Importing files with windows7 will detect all phone photo files and not just those under camera/DCIM directory , want to use windows so can change files names same way as when importing from camera, I ...
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Camera Failed Error on Samsung Galaxy S3

Getting error message on Samsung Galaxy S3, running Android 4.3. Have tried rebooting, clearing Data, Cache and Force Stop with no success. Thanks for any help!
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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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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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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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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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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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Taking pictures while recording a video

How can I take pictures while recording a video, similar to the feature introduced in the Galaxy S3 or is that a hardware feature? If the feature is available (e.g., via an app), which handsets and ...
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How to use Sony Xperia Z's burst mode programatically?

I'm trying to trigger the Xperia Z camera in burst mode based on an event and I'm not sure what the best approach is. So far I've tried this: Installed Tasker and setup a Take Photo Action but ...
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Video recording bug fix for CM9 ICS?

I have a Galaxy Mini(GT-S 5570). I recently upgraded it from Gingerbread 2.3.6 to ICS(CM9). Now everything is working fine except for the video recording. The camera takes pictures without any issues ...
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Play recorded video at the recorded FPS

I have a OnePlus One. I am able to record videos at 60 FPS and 120 FPS but the videos are slowed down to 30 FPS when they are being played back because the app assumes that I want to see them in slow ...
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Stock android camera app. How to prevent default settings from taking over

I'm on Android 5 KitKat but I've seen this in Android 4.x as well. The stock camera app has the settings for contrast sharpness brightness etc. I always want the sharpness to be maximum along with ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...