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If you have Android 4.0+: You can press the Power button + the Volume Down button at the same time to take a screenshot. It will be saved to your gallery. Note: You need to keep the buttons pressed for around a second for this to work. This is to avoid the screenshot when this combination is accidentally pressed. If you're rooted: you can install an app ...


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Starting with Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich there is finally a possibility to create a screen-shot without 3rd party app or connected computer: Press the following two keys at the same time: Volume-Down + Power Note that it is crucial to press both keys nearly the same time. If your press and hold Volume-Down and afterwards press Power it will not work. ...


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Open the Google Plus app, go to settings and disable "instant-upload". Please note if you enabled it: Each photo you take will be uploaded to Google Plus' staging area but not be shared immediately. It's just for convenience so that you don't have to grab your phone if you want to share some past pictures you took with your mobile. You will be able to to ...


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A Google search shows me a lot of people have this question...looks like it's still an issue. Although one post here says Image Viewer (with animation) v1.0 from Androlib.com helped (I have not tried it).


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If you add a file with the name .nomedia (note the period at the beginning) to the folder, the automatic media scanner will skip that folder in the future. Thus no images from there will appear in the Gallery. You can do this by tethering to your computer or by using one of the several folder-browsing apps in the Play Store (e.g., ES File Explorer, ASTRO).


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On a Samsung Galaxy S II, it's simultaneously pressing the Power+Home button. It's tricky though; 9 out of 10 times I can't get it. Obviously that's specific to that model of phone and not the Android OS. As far as I know, there isn't any native app built-in to the OS for all phones, it's too bad really. This is also applicable for the: Samsung Galaxy ...


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It could be your provider. In the netherlands, t-mobile has an option (or at least had, I don't remember seeing it lately) to scale-down images in their proxy. As all your requests can go trough their "image" proxy at a click of a button (probably something to do with your APN, most likely server side even?)... So it might not even have anything to do with ...


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I'm not sure if it's the same on older systems, but on ICS it appears to save directly to /data/data/com.android.settings/files/wallpaper. I set mine from the browser, pulled that file, then changed it to a .png extension and viola - it was the image I had set. It also appears that this file simply gets overwritten when you change your wallpaper, so I don't ...


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Once rooted, I've liked working with Screenshot (Cyrket link). Set the timer, go to your application and wait; or set it to “Shake” mode, go to your application and shake it. Hard. And files show up in a screenshot folder. Happy day. I mean it. SHAKE IT HARD. Unless there's some trick to shaking and I'm doing it in the wrong direction, this is NOT a ...


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A one line script should do this on a root 'ed handset, be aware that this is for Linux and hard-coded for 800x480 screen resolution and also, if your Android's Linux Kernel has framebuffer support compiled in: #!/bin/sh adb pull /dev/graphics/fb0 fb0 && ffmpeg -vframes 1 -vcodec rawvideo -f rawvideo -pix_fmt rgb565le -s 480x800 -i fb0 -f image2 ...


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The following method also requires root, but may be better and easier if you need the screenshots while writing articles, app reviews or documentation. You do not need complex instructions or the Android SDK, and this works on all rooted devices. Install droid VNC server. Print Screen. Profit!


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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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Sounds like the contents of your SD Card have not been scanned since taking the photos. Try the SDrescan app from Market. This should help in such situations. Alternatively, you can manually un-mount the SD Card (via Menu -> Settings -> Storage -> Unmount SD Card) and re-mount it again. This should trigger the media scanner to refresh the card's ...


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You could try with On{x} a free app by Microsoft before going for Tasker (paid) where you could do it using the "file modified" context on the directory where the images are copied.


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Currently, I've only seen two browsers on the Android platform that display SVG. The Opera Mini browser displays static SVG. It seems to run scripting for a very short period of time, but does not run it continuously. It also does not appear to run SMIL animations. The Fennec (Firefox Mobile) beta browser also displays static SVG, as well as running ...


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You can 'encourage' the phone to rescan the SD card by unmounting and remounting it (Settings > SD & Phone Storage), or by using a little app from the Market called 'SDrescan' (which essentially does the same thing).


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There's currently no way to set a system-wide policy for this. Some apps do support doing things on WiFi only, however. Here's some info on the apps you mentioned: You can go into the browser settings and uncheck Load Images. GMail does not load images unless you view a message and click a button to display them. I believe the Touiteur Twitter client ...


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On the Galaxy Note 2 you can also use the S Pen: Press and hold the button on the S Pen and press it against the screen for a few seconds What happens next is, a screenshot will be taken. Then you will be able to adjust it before either accepting or discarding the screenshot.


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On the Samsung Galaxy Pocket GT-S53001, you can do it without any third party software. Follow these instructions: Go to the screen that you'd like to capture. Press and hold the Home button (center), then right after that, quickly press the Power button. If you wait too much it won't work and you'll just set the phone block. If that is done successfully, ...


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The picture viewer of my HTC Desire work fine for TIFF... Do you try Astro? BeamReader is able to do it, but it's expensive... However, they offer a 10-day free trial.


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I was annoyed by the exact same problem, so I have programmed an app that automatically saves your wallpapers and your live wallpapers too. It makes it easy to revert to a previous wallpaper. It is called Wallpaper Saver and it's free in the Play Store. (It does not require root access.)


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In gmail (on the web) you go to settings -> general. Under there is "My Picture". Excerpt from Gmail Help: Click the gear icon at the top of any Gmail page. Click Mail settings. From the My picture section, click Select a picture. The Upload a picture window appears. Upload a new photo from your computer, or select a photo from Picasa Web ...


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I just ran into this same issue. I think it's because I had a contact for myself in gmail that didn't match the capitalization that the gmail app (or maybe just android) uses for your personal email address (all lower case for me). In any case, here's the steps I took that fixed it for me. I am running Jelly Bean, so it may be a little different for you. ...


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Asssuming you mean Adobe Photoshop Express it is set by default to only show you Camera pictures. You should be able to change a setting to make it look at the rest of your phone's storage. Open Photoshop Express, press Menu (on ICS press the ... in the corner of the screen), select More and then Settings and scroll down to near the bottom where you should ...


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The camera api within android is not written to be able to capture RAW. The camera firmware is at the kernel level and would require a custom kernel that is written with RAW in mind. Some of the post processing is being handled on the phone at the camera firmware level making it nearly impossible to find a way to actually capture RAW images.


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Please feel free to use a folder structure which suits you. It's better if you create a seperate folder for pictures, inside media folder or on the primary folder itself. (where the folders such as DCIM and media are located.) As your title asks, there are no hard and fast methods to transfer data to your phone. Standard file transfer safety measures apply. ...


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I'm afraid there is no real protection possible, for multiple reasons: as you stated, all apps can read everywhere on the SDCard. This does not require any special permission apps with the INTERNET permission are not restricted in using the network in any way -- they even can create their own sockets and implement their own ways of communication while ...


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ES File explorer has the ability to connect to any shared folder using SMB, I’ll recommend you to give a try. If what you want is the possibility to copy files manually from/to your NAS server from/to the phone, this is a perfect solution, it’s free, easy to configure and super easy to use. If what you want is an automatic sync of some phone folders to ...


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I have a NAS that uses standard Windows shares (SMB) and I use the Image Transfer app to push all my new pictures and videos to my server over wireless (it's a paid app but very cheap and in my opinion worth the small fee). Also see this previous question: App to sync photos to a network drive over wifi? which has a few alternatives and where Image Transfer ...


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There is a modified version of Gmail app available over on XDA if you feel like you really need to always show images and are willing to replace the "stock" gmail app. It may require root, not sure. edit here is another thread on a gmail that shows images all the time.



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