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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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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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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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Samsung “sound and shot” on computer

Samsung's Sound and Shot makes pictures with up to 9 seconds of audio, but when I upload the files to my computer the audio is gone !!! I've searched for so long but still haven't found a way to move ...
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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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Bind action to hardware key combination

I know that long-pressing power + volume down hardware buttons for a second or so on any screen takes a screenshot - I was hoping to bind an action to the power + volume up combination (specifically 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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What should I try to bring a rear camera back to life?

I have been handed an H801+ Android phone, where the rear (main) camera has stopped working, and I have been trying to fix it without much success. I am looking for ideas as to what to try next. 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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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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I love Google Camera app on my Samsung Tablet SMT320 but---

I would like to know if there is anyway to stop and resume recording of a video using this app?
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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 ...
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how to use a remote camera (webcam or Windows-usb) as my Android built-in camera(s)

Please read carefully, there are MANY answers to the 'opposite' question from the one I ask here, but I cannot find an answer to the following question: I have an android device with no built-in ...
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how to fix failed camera in HTC desire HD A9191?

my phone's camera suddenly stopped working it doesn't turn on at all. is there any solution for this problem? i didn't use anything before to fix it. i've asked in the company's website about the ...
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Google Camerca Messing with Notification Settings

Whenever I take a video with Google camera on my OPO with CM12.1, it switches from normal notifications to priority and then turns on phone volume when I have it set on vibrate. Every time I take a ...
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Recording in slow motion seems to be of lower quality than when taking pictures in Samung Galaxy S6

When I turn on slow motion in Camera and start recording, the quality looks a bit off, not blurry though. I'm wondering if that's normal? When I take pictures they look very good but when I use slow ...
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CM11 - Camera app keeps crashing on Galaxy P100

I am running cm-11-20150607-NIGHTLY-p1 on my Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 GSM. My camera app keeps crashing when I start video mode. Is there any way I can fix this ? Can someone tell me what was the last ...
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scan in price of reciept; expense manager

In Expense Manager, how do you use the camera to scan a receipt and have it fill in the prices? I think it's possible as it's description claims Camera permission is used to take picture of ...
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Nexus 5 Camera Images Blurry Far Away

Device Info: I have a Nexus 5 running android 5.1.1, latest camera app and everything. Problem: Just recently whenever I take far away images (Further then a few feet) the images are blurry. ...
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Zero shutter lag feature and android 5

Is zsl a default android lollipop feature or it depends on single hw? I tested it using Samsung galaxy tab A and zenphone 2. I would like to know which smartphone features this kind of camera ...
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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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Replace camera access permission with gallery access permission

I have an app installed on my Android smartphone which has access to my phone's camera to take pictures. Unfortunately the app doesn't allow me to access my phone's gallery through it. Is it possible ...
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In my android device when I take picture from camera, the image is reverting

I am using ASUS ZENFONE 4 - ASUS T00I, when I open camera and if I take any picture it is showing reverse image when I took image from Front camera how can change that in settings , please suggest me ...
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/dev/video0 is not shown

When i connect my Android device to Ubuntu, after enabling USB debugging, /dev/video0 or [0-9] is not being generated/shown. If I execute adb devices, my phone is being listed. A week back everything ...
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Is there an app to trigger the camera be using earbud volume control or other device?

Self explanatory, I hope. Need a hands-free trigger for LG droid phone.