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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Jurisdictions where camera shutter sound is mandated by law [closed]

I found some claims that it is illegal to disable the shutter sound on phone cameras in some countries. However, I found few reliable references on the matter. Do you know of any laws in your part of ...
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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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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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Why are Photo Sphere and Panorama options not available in Google Camera app in Moto G?

Recently Google launched a new camera app named Google Camera. Looking it's features, I found it has Photo Sphere and Panorama options. But when I installed it on my Moto G device it doesn't have both ...
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Auto focus not working on Galaxy Nexus

I seem to have lost the auto focus capability on my Nexus. The phone is stock, only one update done (so it's XWKL2). I don't use the camera much, but I think I had auto focus when I first started ...
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How do you skip the PIN to go directly to the camera from the lock screen?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.1.2 (standard, not rooted). I previously had an iPhone, and the feature I miss the most is the ability to go directly to the camera from the lock screen ...
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Barcode Scanning with a low res camera (3.2mp)

I have two phones, one has a 3.2mp camera, the other has an 8mp camera. I downloaded the 'Barcode Scanner' app on both phones, it works on the 8mp phone but the 3.2mp phone doesnt pick up any barcodes ...
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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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Is there any way to re-render a photosphere?

I took a photosphere earlier today, and went to the gallery to wait for it to render. While it was rendering, I switched from landscape to portrait and the gallery app crashed. I'm now left with the ...
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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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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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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 to make camera start faster

Everyone knows that start Android camera sometimes is a pain, specially if you wish to take a picture of something that lasts only some seconds. What I want to know is: is there a way or an app that ...
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How to get the camera's auto white balance to work on a Nexus 4

I've been taking pictures with a Nexus 4 for a few days now, and noticed that the colors are off on many pictures. Finally today, I decided to do a Nexus 4 vs. iPhone comparison, with the same scenes, ...
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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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Instagram creates a new “Camera” folder, how do I deal with it?

I'm on Android 2.3.4, Xperia Active. And I have downloaded and installed Instagram. Normally when I take pictures on the stock Camera app, my photos gets sent to sdcard/DCIM/100ANDRO. However, when I ...
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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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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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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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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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Camera light flashes when the phone rings - how do I turn this off?

With Android version 4.3 for my Samsung Galaxy S3 (or perhaps just Verizon's flavor of it) my camera flash has begun to blink very brightly when I am receiving an incoming call. How can I turn this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Crashing video camera in CyanogenMod 7.2

I just updated CyanogenMod 7 to 7.2 on my Nexus One. Now when I go to camera → photo mode it works well, but if I switch to video mode it just crashes. I tried to find an answer on the ...
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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 ...
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Is there an ICS ROM for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 that has camera support?

I'm keen to upgrade my Galaxy Tab 10.1 to Android 4, ICS. My Tab is already rooted and running 3.2. However, it seems most ICS ROMs, for some reason, don't support the camera, which is a deal ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do you disable geotagging for stock camera?

I have stock (i.e. pure Google with no manufacturer customizations) Android 4.3 and I use the built-in camera app. I searched around on the camera app settings but couldn't find any mention of GPS or ...
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Auto-Enhance Multiple Photos In Gallery?

Is there a way to auto-enhance multiple selected photos without picking one by one which supposedly takes more time since it returns me to start of photos list and I have to navigate and find last ...