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How to take a screenshot with an Android device?

Is there a way to take a screenshot of an Android device and save it as an image file?
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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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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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How to view animated GIFs in Android?

Is there a way to view animated GIFs on an Android device? I searched the Market without success.
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Where is the background image saved?

Here's my situation: I had an image from a website which I set as my background inside the browser. I am wondering now where I can find the image in the file system, because I can't find it online ...
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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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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 ...
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1answer
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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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Android SVG and VML support

Can the Android browser view SVG images in web pages? Can it view VML? Do 3rd party browsers (e.g. Opera) have this ability? If the default or 3rd party browsers don't support it, do they plan on ...
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Load images only on wi-fi?

Can I somehow tell my phone to load images in (for example) browsers, gmail, twitter, etc. only when connected through a wi-fi connection? Mobile internet is pretty expensive in my country so I don't ...
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program to resize image?

I'm looking for an image editor that I can use to do a wide array of resizing tasks including canvas size (expand/contract the image canvas), image size (enlarge/shrink the entire image), and ...
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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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1answer
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Why do all my MMSes show up as videos?

Long text messages, photos - all show up as a five second long "video" (still image). Happens with received MMSes and the ones from me that I've sent. Using a galaxy s2. This is really annoying, my ...
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Kindle Android - Refresh a book cover?

I use the Kindle app for Android. I had 'bought' one of the classic titles which they have - War and Peace, which, like many of the classics, had no cover image. They have since updated the title ...
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1answer
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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 its an 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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2answers
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Is there an application which let me crop a picture on my device into the correct size to use as wallpaper

Do you know of software which can crop a photo or an image into the correct size to act as wallpaper ? Now, if I download an image from the net and try to use it as a wallpaper ( long pressing an ...
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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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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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1answer
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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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Is there a RAW (canon) image viewer or gallery hack for android?

I have a samsung galaxy and it has a brilliant screen. I would love to use it to review photos taken on a DSLR while out and about but I haven't managed to find any way to view RAW images in android. ...
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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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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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How can I copy pictures to the Gallery?

I have some pictures in a directory on my phone. How can I make them appear inside the picture Gallery?
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1answer
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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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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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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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1answer
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How can I display image formats not supported by the email app, e.g. TIFF?

As I'm using K-9 Mail for my email app, sometimes I get a tiff attached to the mail, but I cannot watch it. Even Tiff2PDF will fail :(. Any idea how I can get this to work?
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1answer
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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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1answer
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How do I upload multiple pictures at once to Facebook?

Gallery seems to lack the ability to upload to Facebook when multiple pictures are selected. Is there easy way to upload a bunch of photos at once to Facebook or is it something that you have to do ...
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Always Show Images for Emails

Is it possible to configure the built-in mail or Gmail clients to always display images?
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Why am I unable to view pictures sent to me by MMS from an iPhone?

If I receive a picture message from a friend with an iPhone, the MMS message appears with a "Slideshow" attachment. When I try to open the Slideshow, I get a message saying, "Unsupported media type". ...
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1answer
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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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Contact images cropped and downsampled when syncing with google contacts

When Syncing with google contacts the photos I chose for my contacts are cropped to a square, and are downsampled to a very low resolution. Is there a way to sync my phone contacts (without ...
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1answer
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Where can I locate the picture that is currently being used for my lock screen?

I have a picture that I cherish deeply being used as my lock screen. The problem is that the Micro SD card I was using became corrupted at one point and needed to be formatted so the picture was ...
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2answers
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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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1answer
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How to view pictures from Samsung Galaxy Mini on Sony Bravia tv?

Any idea how can I connect my Samsung Galaxy Mini to Sony KDL-22EX320 Bravia tv? I cannot get it to show up as a USB device. The tv manual also mentions the possibility of browsing wifi devices but I ...
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2answers
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Android and Network attached storage server

I am trying to organize my digital archive (pictures and movies). My wife and I store a lot of stuff on our Android phones. Before I buy a NAS device I would love to hear which protocol I should be ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Email multiple pictures in one email

When I take a picture with my android phone I can view it then goto "Share" and it will give me the option to email it to someone through gmail but it will only let me send 1 picture at a time. Is ...
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Images are not being scanned in Kitkat

I have nexus4 with Kitkat 4.4.2. I added .nomedia file in DCIM/Camera folder. After restarting the phone, Gallery didn't show any of the pics from that folder. I removed the .nomedia file from the ...
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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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1answer
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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 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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1answer
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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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1answer
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Is there a way to view the file size of an image without downloading any apps?

Got a new phone (Nexus S) and having some issues with picture messaging. I want to check the size of the picture I took with the camera, but I can't seem to do this. As I don't have a data plan yet, ...
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Why does viewing an .htm file in Android dropbox folder show broken images?

I have an .htm file in a dropbox folder with the following content: <p>this is a <b>test</b> of html</p> <img src="test.png"/> When I view it on my PC, it shows the ...
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What's causing the pictures copied to my HTC Desire to disappear?

I'm currently running CyanogenMod 7.0.3 on my HTC Desire, and pictures copied to the SD card disappear! If I copy an image from my computer to the phone using USB Mass Storage mode, it disappears as ...
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DLNA app that supports output orientation?

On the Samsung Galaxy S2 is a DLNA client / server application called AllShare. This can direct audio, video and images to a DLNA consumer on the network the phone is on. In my case, this happens to ...