I use the native camera app and many of my recent pictures either have a large grey area with no information:

large grey area

or noise in the picture made of bits of another picture:


Is this a known problem? It was happening again last night with great frequency, so I restarted the phone and the next picture was fine.

Edit: I have since removed all 752 pictures. I shot a few more, and still had at least one shot with each of the problems presented here. I believe I will try a 3rd-party camera.

  • This might as well be a storage problem. The first pic looks like a partially saved .jpg (the grey area representing the cut off part). The second picture has the correct size but contains foreign image data... Have you checked where pictures go to? Internal or SD card? (the Atrix has 16gb internal and up to 32gb via micro SD). Do you have similar problems with other apps that use the internal storage? Here's the catlog log viewer, can you check your device logs next time you have this problem?
    – ce4
    Jul 24, 2012 at 22:59
  • @ce4 A problem of storage seems likely. I will offload most of the pictures and see whether that helps. Jul 25, 2012 at 18:16

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As it turns out, my SD card was failing. I have since replaced it and all pictures are fine thus far.

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