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How do I switch off loading of pictures in Chrome for Android?

In the Android browser one could switch off loading of images to save bandwith, battery and time when the images were not needed. There seems to be no obvious way to do this under Android 4.4.2 ...
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Is there any Android email client that fully supports offline reading?

I'm using K-9 mail on my Nexus 10 tablet. It is a good client, but it does not fetch images in HTML messages for offline reading. It has a setting for fetch images, which I have set, but I'm not ...
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Galaxy S4 Mini: Why is there no “creation mode.” (problem sending .png images)

I can send .jpeg images but when I download an image it saves as a .png. When I send a MMS it says "media type not supported." I read that the fix to this is going to settings > menu > creation mode ...
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Android images backup to the Cloud

Is there a way to backup all images of my Android, something like Dropbox, but for all images of gallery, not only camera and screenshots? But for monitor other folders, created by other apps too, ...
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Read content of .thumbdata file

I don't know how I managed to delete all my pictures and unfortunately, it took me a few days to find out they where gone. I tried to recover them with DiskDigger, but I didn't have much luck with it ...
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Which VCF field do I use to specify a group in Android? And how do I get the picture via URL?

I'm creating a VCF file on my website. 1) It works nicely with the export, and most data are being imported, but the group is not created or used on Android. I've tried using CATEGORIES and ORG I ...
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Download file, rename right away, including [duplicate]

TL;DR: I need a "Save As" dialogue for downloading files and especially images. On my Android device, when I download a file from within Chrome it is saved to a default location with the filename it ...
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“Save Image” doesn't work

Using Android 4.0.4 on the LG Optiomus P970 I cannot save images from browsers. When using the preinstalled browser (not Chrome on this device) tap-and-hold brings up a context menu including "save ...
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Thumbnail image different to actual image

A similar question has been asked previously, however the answer is not relevant to my problem. I have a number of photos where the thumbnail in the gallery does not match the photo displayed by the ...
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What's the native wallpaper resolution of HTC One? [duplicate]

I don't mean 1080p, but actual unscaled image size so when I set the wallpaper to an image with that size, it won't ask me to crop. It will fit without scaling.
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photo thumbnails can no longer be seen

I took some photos and when I went back to look at them the thumbnails are black and corrupted. how does this happen and can they be repaired?
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Auto alerting on Android upon file copy to phone

I have an PC based app that periodically copies some images to a Samsung Note-II via USB. (The target folder etc. are all configurable) I need the Note-II to automatically display the most recent ...
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How can I download files if there is no SD card?

I have no SD card in my phone. And I would like to know how I can save pictures in a place where I can access them later because I download them on tumblr.
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Adding a 2x Picture Widget on home screen

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. I have a picture that I would like to have as a 2x2 widget. I don't want to set it as background; I want it like the Weather widget.
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Only one thumbnail for all photos

I downloaded the million moments app which basically makes a cool album from the photos you choose. The problem is in the import screen when I choose photos, all the photos just have the thumbnail of ...
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How to save an image displayed in the stock browser without downloading it a second time?

I am trying to save a scanned image from a printer on the local network with the stock Android browser. The browser interface looks something like this: As soon as I click "start scan", the printer ...
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LockScreen Image

I have Samsung Galaxy S2 and I cut 480x800px lockscreen image, but when I try to set her, appear blue frames that can not afford to set her in full screen.How can I set 480 * 800 px image?
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How to sync Google+ Instant Upload with Google Drive?

I'm using Google+ Instant Upload to automatically sync all of the photos I take on my phone over a Wi-Fi connection. I also use Google Drive to backup my documents, music, pictures and videos folders. ...
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Images and videos not readable from SD

first time here and I'm in sort of despair! I recently purchased a 32GB (class 10) memory card for my Samsung Galaxy S2. All went fine, the card was recognized, I could write and read from it, both, ...
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Cant download any pictures/files/movies from the Internet on my Samsung Galaxy S2

Yesterday I downloaded a video online from the Internet on my Samsung Galaxy S2. When it took too long time, I stopped the download and pressed deactivate and force stop. I tried to download the video ...
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How can I protect my photos from Apps?

Camera saves them on SD, so everything can just upload them wherever it wants. I heard of apps that claim to protect photos within them but the only thing they did is making them hidden from the user ...
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Is there a way to hide pictures from being shown in Gallery

How can I hide a jpeg image in Android Gallery? or is there a way to hide a folder of pictures for Gallery only?
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How can I know from boot which img is on (system or recovery)?

From boot, is there a way to know which .img is going to be run? Can I write a script / program that would run from init.rc (e.g. from pre-init), and print the .img (system/recovery)? Where is the ...
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App that optimizes images to set as lockscreen?

How can I resize any image I have to 720 x 1280 resolution to set it as a lockscreen for my Xperia T? I tried Wallpaper Wizardrii but for some reason I cannot get the app to enlarge small pictures to ...
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Scanning receipts for paperless environment

I'm using my Android device to scan receipts for warranty receipts, or for expensive stuffs. I'm uploading the receipts to Google Drive which works well, except that it's a long process to scanning ...
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Best Practice for transferring images to an Android phone?

I switched from iOS to Android, and wish to transfer my pictures. Where on the filesystem should I put the pictures? I first thought /DCIM/camera, but that's the directory for pictures shot with the ...
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How to change facebook profile avatar and cover photo from Android app?

I cannot change my avatar and cover photo from within the Facebook app. I can do that using a browser. Any idea?
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New Nexus 4 - transfer photos and other stuff from old Nexus S

So obviously I can't just "swap the SD card" as neither the old phone nor the new phone have an SD card slot. Similarly I don't really want to copy everything across from the old phone, so I don't ...
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Pictures converting to MMS when they didn't use to

I have a motorola XPRT and it recently updated and now pictures convert to mms and they didn't used to... Any ways to fix this problem?
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How to upload multiple images at once to Google Drive?

I want to upload to Google Drive, all my image files that are within my gallery. At the moment I have to select the images one by one to do so. Long pressing the images and the folders themselves ...
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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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How can I sort, filter and tag files/images in Android ICS 4.0?

A little background Im a bit into graphic design, digital painting etc, and I like to draw on the run, away from my desktop. For drawing, I often need reference materials - some pictures of things I ...
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Looking for an app for “boosting” dark photos [closed]

I've used an app called "color touch" for boosting dark images whilst maintaining the global contrast (similar to PhotoShop). Unfortunately this app doesn't work anymore since I flashed my Galaxy S2 ...
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images blurry in stock browser

How do I disable the automatic zoom-in in stock browser? It makes the images very blurry and eye strain. What I want is small but sharp (which is what opera does)
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How can I edit/remove my pictures in Android -devices on desktop?

I want to remove a bunch of images and it is extremely slow in Android. I want to edit things directly in Desktop, maybe such services with something like Google Picasa (?). In other words, how can I ...
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Why can't my phone find pictures or music files suddenly?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace with its official CyanogenMod nightly build. And suddenly, it doesn't "see" my pictures, videos or music files. They don't show: while selecting a notification/ring tone ...
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Contact Images location

Where are the contact images kept? I have a contact image that is no longer in my gallery but it is one of my contact's avatar. I remember taking the photo and making it the avatar. I've went into ...
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How can I get a random image on my lockscreen?

Could you recommend me a simple solution to set a random image for my lockscreen? I have the stock Samsung launcher, stock ICS rom and I don't want to install any custom launcher. I'm just looking ...
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View WordPress images in Android Gallery

With my Android tablet, the Gallery shows images from an old Blogger blog that I used to use (the blog belongs to my Google account, obviously). I currently have a WordPress blog hosted on my own web ...
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What does “Quick Upload” do?

Using Motorola Atrix with Android 2.3. When long-clicking an image in the Gallery (Galerie in German), among others there’s an option to “Quick Upload” (“Schnelles Hochladen” in German). What does ...
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How to disable automatic picture upload to Google+

I've got Motorola RAZR (XT910) and I decided to install the Google+ app to stay in touch with it. Whenever I take pictures with my phone it would upload those pictures to my Google+ account even ...
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Override WhatsApp contact image with the chosen Contact Image

I dislike how people use full body pictures for their contact images when it's a small image. When I link the accounts in my Android, I chose a picture that looks good and helps me identify them ...
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Picture attachment download keeps using same file name

with my Samusung Galaxy S II Epic 4G (Sprint) every time i go to save an attached picture from a text message the menu pops up with the same file name (everytime!) and a checkbox. i have to remember ...
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How can I easily sort and rate images? [closed]

Is there an effective way to browse through loads of images on an Android tablet and rate and sort them easily? By far the best solution I've found is to use Blue Infinity Photo Album, but while it ...
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What are “.spmo” files in “dcim/spmo” directory on my SD card?

On my SD card, in dcim directory (which is where the images/videos captured with the camera are stored), I also have a subdirectory called dcim/spmo which contains a bunch of files with .spmo ...
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Photoshop: how can I access other directories beside DCIM?

Screenshots apps store their images in different locations. For example: ShootMe uses SD card/ShootMe The native screenshot tool in ICS uses SD card/Pictures/Screenshots etc I am wondering, is the ...
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How do I save images from google search on my Galaxy Ace (Android Version:2.2.1)

When I want to search for an image and I get the image results, I do not see a download option when I select a particular image (although the URL is of a .jpg file) Is there an app for that or some ...
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How to recover files from SD card on HTC Merge?

So today somehow my phone completely reset itself. I went into my local wireless office and they helped me a bit. My phone has lost all of it's contacts and apps (no biggie) but the employee told me ...
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Displaying profile picture in Gmail App

I've got an ICS device, when I send SMS messages, G+ messages or GoogleTalk message my avatar appears beside each email. When I send emails through my GMail account in a browser my profile picture ...
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Picture Gallery Slow & Won't Refresh on HTC G2 w Android 2.3 Gingerbread

I'm having a problem with Picture Gallery not refreshing and loading too slowly on Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread (HTC G2). After I take a picture and then go to add it on foursquare or facebook from ...