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You'll need root to delete the sound file, but this should be it: Delete /system/media/audio/ui/camera_click.ogg Repercussions? It won't play the sound anymore? :) Alternatively, you could download another camera app that does not produce a camera sound.


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The built-in Camera app on the Galaxy S can use the front facing camera. It's called "Self Shot Mode" and I've used it on mine once or twice, easiest way to grab a quick picture of you and a friend when there's no one else around to take the shot. Open the camera app, press the square symbol at the top-left (the mode button), press Self-Shot, smile at the ...


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More often than not, Digital. Consider: How in the world would the motor for moving a lens fit in a phone case? For that matter, where would the find the room to have variable focal length? Would the manufacturers really put such a battery-drainer in the unit? How much more expensive would it be, too? Should somebody actually come up with a phone with ...


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I couldn't find a way to do it or an app that would do it. There were a couple out there that claimed to have manual focus but basically just did what you described as "assisted auto focus." I found this thread at XDA where some people have been looking through the code to find a way to add the manual focus. From what they found it appears that it is ...


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I've had a little look at this now that Android 4.2 source is out. It turns out that HDR isn't done by the camera app itself, it's a scene mode that needs to be supported by the operating system implementation and/or drivers. The camera app will remove the HDR button if: You're not on API level 17 (Android 4.2) or above, or; ...


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It can if you turn the function on in the settings. In the settings menu there's an option for "GPS", that when checked turns on geotagging: via GSM Arena & CareAce


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Al Everett has suggested that "no Android camera has [optical zoom]", but the 14-Megapixel Altek Leo Android seems to have 3x optical zoom "(not digital like other cellphones)." The Altek Leo won't be available until at least 2011, though.


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Try downloading and using a third-camera app from the market. The restriction is apparently on the stock camera app, not on the hardware (the camera itself). I downloaded Retro Camera, and it is able to take a picture when my Galaxy S is on low battery. That might not be the app you want, so do a search on the market with the keyword "Camera".


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As long as you have GPS switched on on your phone (on a Galaxy S the easiest way to do this is from the buttons that appear when you pull the notification bar down from the top of the screen) and have GPS switched on in the camera, you should see the "satellite receiver" GPS icon appear and start flashing when you open the camera app. As long as you see this ...


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The manufacturer is trying to help you. Walking around taking photos with a tablet makes you look like a twerp, so they try to discourage you by not putting a good quality camera in there. That might be a slightly silly answer, but it's not entirely untrue. Taking photos with your phone is really popular these days, because you always have your phone with ...


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If you have "Tasker" installed, then Create an application context for the camera app Create a task to set system volume down to zero. When you exit the camera app, the system volume is restored to its original state.


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Open the camera app and press the button that looks like a camera with a circular arrow under it. (original picture from this article about ICS on thetechlabs.com)


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I found the setting, and something interesting as well: Settings > Accessibility > Flash notification When I came into the settings it was already unchecked, yet my phone was exhibiting behavior as if it was. I had to check the setting and exit the menus. Then I went back in to uncheck the setting and exited the menus again. This time the setting ...


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I have the same problem here in Brazil. Last year, I bought a Galaxy S, and the photos had that red color in the center. I went to the store and exchanged it for another one, which had the same problem. I went to the store and returned it. I decided for an iPhone 4. Now, I got bored with iPhone 4 and this week I bought another Galaxy S, it has the same ...


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droidVNC Server allows you to view your Android device's screen live on the computer through USB with ADB or over Wifi. You will also need a VNC client on your PC. You can see a video of this in action on the developer's website. This is for rooted devices only. It's my understanding that you need to have a rooted device to get this type of interaction ...


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Alright, I went through the sourcecode and the answer is surprisingly obvious: Yes, this can often be muted by simply using the volume keys while using the app or adjusting the volume of the media audio channel in the preferences. The media volume is used, regardless if the device is in normal, silent or vibrate mode. But it depends on where you bought ...


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I believe this is a "feature" of the new Jelly Bean camera. You probably won't be able to change it without resorting to using another camera app (like Camera Zoom FX) or installing a custom ROM.


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You can do this with your native camera app. But you have to have JB 4.2 (Not 4.1.x). Go to the camera. Tap on the camera icon and pick the item that looks like a small globe with a panorama stretched over it. That's the Photo Sphere mode. Take a picture as usual. Keep your camera steady. You should see a message to align your camera with the blue dot. ...


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The delay is because the Android media scanner process doesn't run constantly. There's an app in the market to force it to run -- http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.addz.mediascanner I haven't used this app personally, but it is highly rated.


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Unfortunately, unless someone (almost certainly the sensor manufacturer in conjunction with the camera manufacturer) has provided methods to get RAW data from the sensor level all the way up through the Android stack, it's going to be somewhere between very difficult and impossible. Even if you did get RAW data, most processing suites probably aren't going ...


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With just the stock Android experience, no. That is, until Ice Cream Sandwich is released. That's not to say that OEMs haven't added their own changes that do allow for launching the camera app without unlocking, or perhaps a clever developer making a change to the lockscreen.


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Every app that wants to make files publicly available to other apps on an Android device has to save to known shared location with read/write permissions to everyone (or at least the apps that need to). This designated location is /mnt/sdcard on Android and this is where the SD card or an internal equivalent (eMMC) is accessible. Reason: If multiple ...


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Go into Settings and there's an option for "Shutter Sound". You can choose between three different sounds and off. I'm assuming you mean the Galaxy S and not the Galaxy Tab. click images for larger variants via DroidBar.net


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You can install the application Tasker and use it to always enable GPS when the camera is launched. Enabling GPS for apps that need it is one of the more common uses of Tasker, but it does so much more than that. Here's an article with information: http://lifehacker.com/5599116/how-to-turn-your-android-phone-into-a-fully+automated-superphone


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I can understand your concern, but I've also never seen a film that specifically covers the camera lens window. I haven't used a Zagg, but other screen films I've purchased in the past included the excess film on the card - if the Zagg included this you could possibly cut your own square or circle to cover the lens window. Otherwise I'd suggest checking your ...


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It seems that that the card write speed is unable to keep pace with HD Video writes on the card. Try using a SD Card with a faster write speed. Also try to use use the same stock SD card in any other mobile with the same HD Video Recording (same bit rate, same resolution) to see if it works there properly. If it fails there too then surely it's a problem ...


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I found a camera mod here that allows disable of geotagging and does it by default. It looks like I either need ADB or root to install it. Edit: The camera mod doesn't work, as far as disabling geotagging. Updated Answer: The Amazon App Store has Camera Advance Lite (and a non-lite for that matter) that has the option to turn off geotagging, which ...


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This requires a rooted phone. There is a good guide here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1103399 If you don't have ADB, get the full Android SDK from here: http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html (it might come in useful multiple times, and all app developers should already have it). Don't trust websites offering ADB alone unless it ...


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There is a fairly new app called Perfectly Clear which allows you to select multiple images and apply corrections to all of them at once in batch. You could also set a preset and apply the enhancements the same way for all images. Fair warning, for the more advanced features they have in-app purchases.


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Try InstaCamera Pro from Google Play Store. It starts very fast and has preferences to start camera and takes photo just by a single touch from home screen of your phone: InstaCamera is the quickest way to take a photo with your phone. There's no long process: just press the widget and it takes a photo, then closes just as quickly. The paid PRO ...



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