Questions tagged [camera]

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Possible to use the same back side camera simultaneously?

I want to know if it's possible to use two cameras at the same side of the device, let's say ultra wide lens and the micro lens at the same time. If yes, I am interested on how and if it's a no why is ...
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Creating a virtual camera that shows an app (override web whatsapp QR code)

I'm trying to override the problem of connecting to web whatsapp on a phone without a camera in order to scan the QR code. It's probably not important but the computer runs linux. My idea: creating a ...
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Camera icon was deleted

So my father managed to delete the camera icon from his app drawer. I searched the app drawer to see if it got hidden in a folder.. I checked his app settings to see if the camera is enabled. His ...
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Is it possible to activate the flash while filming on Snapchat on some phones?

I would like to know if it is possible to activate the flash while filming on snapchat? Or do you have to activate it before you start filming?
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My Galaxy A71 photos aren't being picked up in Google Photos

I've got a relatively new Galaxy A71. With all my previous Android phones, my camera photos automatically got picked up in Google Photos. This phone, for some reason, doesn't work that way; if I want ...
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Samsung's stock camera app, where are Virtual Shot 3D photos stored?

I've got a Samsung S7 and the default camera has a Virtual Shot mode where you walk around an object to take an array of photos as one photo. You can then view it in the default gallery app and turn ...
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Automating android: stop all system/app related interference that prevents 100% reliability?

A team of us at work are trying to use Pixel 4a phones to take pictures every 30sec of a remote process from 6a - 6p each day, uploading the pictures to our AWS storage container. My colleague wrote ...
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spoof android native camera input with video file

I think this would requiring rooting the phone. How can I spoof the native camera on an android? When an app wants to use the camera, I want to replace the native camera input with a photo or video ...
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When I take pictures of text with my android the text is too blurry to read

I have tried this with two separate Android phones. When I take a picture of text, say a letter posted on a window or a serial number on a device, etc., the text is out of focus and too blurry to read ...
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Camera not working in apps Xiaomi Mi Note 10 aka Mi CC9 Pro

The actual camera app on my phone works when I open it but when switching to the front camera it pauses for 10-20 seconds then it switches... but only if I leave it completely still on a desk. If I ...
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How to use phone as camera and microphone for PC via ADB?

There are many previous questions asking about how to use the phone as camera and microphone for PC. For example: Use my Android phone as the camera and microphone for PowerPoint slide recording ...
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Why can't Microsoft teams see my camera's content on my Samsung Galaxy S9?

Microsoft Teams does have access to the camera: But Microsoft Teams doesn't see anything on my camera: Why can't Microsoft teams see my camera's content on my Samsung Galaxy S9? My default camera ...
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How to change the compression and format settings of images taken in 8k+ 64MP on my Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G

The Camera App natively supports 64MP and I have read that my phone (Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G) may be able to go even higher. I'm taking lots of pictures in 64MP and it's great, but I've noticed an ...
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WhatsApp QR scanner seems blurry

My WhatsApp QR scanner is not working when needed for WhatsApp Web. It seems blurry, while my phone's camera is actually perfectly clear. Secondly, I have restarted the phone none worked, same issue ...
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Android - Camera LED broken

I have an LG G5, and my front facing camera LED (notification LED) is broken. Camera apps I have tried now take a long time to initialize and I get 'serious camera error' when I try to use the front ...
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Can any Google Pixel smartphones take 12MP or better photos in 16:9 aspect ratio?

I have been considering buying a Google Pixel 3 or 3 XL Android smartphone to use primarily for photography and phone calls. Google advertises that these phones have 12MP main cameras. That's fewer ...
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Is there a way to access the wide-angle camera in xiaomi redmi 9 from the computer?

I'm currently trying to access the wide angle camera that xiaomi redmi 9 has. My end-goal is to be able to stream frames from the camera in a python script (using openCV). But knowing how to access ...
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Camera not working in any Android App

(OnePlus7 Pro, Android 11, everything updated) Hi, My camera doesn't work in any application (apart from the default camera app). E.g. in WhatsApp, I can't take pictures directly from the app or I can ...
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Android Automotive - Driver's camera

I am taking my first steps into Android Automotive getting familiar with the documentation and would like to know if there is any component that supports the driver's camera? All references I can find ...
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Black screen when opening a random camera app on Galaxy S7 Edge on LineageOS 18.1

Since last week I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge from Samsung's stock firmware to LineageOS 18.1 by using this message of the XDA forum and installed the "full" edition of NicGApps. ...
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Galaxy S10+ - Gallery broken in weird ways - can't see pictures, can't save camera photos and can't take screenshots

I'm having a very strange problem today with my Galaxy S10+. I had an update yesterday evening, and all of today it's been broken in a weird way. This'll be a longish post because I want to be really ...
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USB camera not recognised

I wish to use a USB camera with a Samsung Tab S2 t813. I have the USB Camera Pro app installed, however when I plug in a camera, the app does not register the device. On two other Samsung phones with ...
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Is there a way to record myself while I use an application other than the camera?

I would like to record myself playing music. At first, I could easily open the Android Camera app and record. However, I need that the PDF document containing the sheet music be open on my smartphone ...
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How can I take a picture with the depth camera?

Many phones - such as my Nokia 7.1 - now come with depth cameras and other auxiliary cameras built-in. For example, my Nokia 7.1 has a front & back facing camera as you might expect, but also has ...
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Technique to adjust the camera flash intensity without using Android's Quick Settings panel

I'm looking for a technique that will allow the user to adjust the intensity of the Android device's camera flash when it is used as a flashlight. Many Samsung phones (such as the Samsung Galaxy 6) ...
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Taking photos is slow

I've a few month old Samsung Galaxy A51 (android 10) and it's camera needs couple of seconds (2-4) BEFORE taking any picture, which is just too long when I want to photo children. My past phones were ...
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Can I rotate my camera to landscape mode with broken gyroscope?

A lot of sensors on my machine are destroyed, including the gyroscope and accelerometer, because I am a terrible phone owner. As a result, the camera does not rotate and my steps aren't counted. ...
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How to Use google assistant Offline when taking photos and video?

How to Use google assistant Offline when taking photos and video? I hike and cycle in the winter. Its very difficult to take photos and video with your gloves on. I can use the volume buttons to take ...
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camera and flash in samsung j4 plus

my phone samsung j4 plus is having problem when i turn on camera or flash it is saying "Another app is using the camera" but i checked nothing in background is using these and my flash is ...
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Problem with camera concerning file names und photos app

Short version: How can the camera app be brought to save pictures again with the regular format "IMG_2021....jpg"? On my Nokia 7.2 this is not the case anymore (see picture). Long version / ...
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use selected photo or video as camera

Some applications do not allow you to choose an application such as fake camera to take photos (such as verification app), they only allow you to use the default camera of the smartphone. Is there a ...
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I accidentally deleted the camera app: how to recover it?

Somehow I got into a mode where apps selected were intended for deletion . I did not realize that and the camera app got deleted. I have not made any changes since that happened. What can I do to ...
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Utilizing an old Android as a security camera and saving footage to HDD [closed]

I would like to create a small security camera network utilizing devices I already have, namely Android phones. All phones can have a constant sources of charge, as well as be attached to my wifi ...
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How to create QR contact code from vCard

Just came across a website with a QR code that when I pointed the mobile phone camera towards it (I am using a mobile phone with Android 10), it opened a window with Name, Phone, Email, Website, Title ...
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Can you swap Samsung A7 2018 camera to Samsung A11

I own a Samsung a7 2018 which sadly broke and purchased a Samsung a11. I was wondering if I can replace the rear camera of my Samsung A11 and use the rear camera of Samsung A7 2018 as the replacement, ...
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Motion camera app using video

I just started using Alfred camera which is a security camera app. I noticed in my Samsung note 9 that when I switch from photo to video the quality improves and location changes. Which tells me it is ...
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Fake camera input on Android Phone -Pixel 5

Is it possible to make my phone recognize my screen or a video as the front or back camera input? Especially in apps that use the cam directly? Means, I can use an app (TikTok here as a Duet phone) ...
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How to stream an image into camera source?

This is basically the same question as How to stream an image into camera source trough ADB? I am trying to stream an image into the camera source of an Android device. This should ideally have effect ...
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How to set contrast parameter for Camera1 api?

How to set video recording contrast parameter for Camera api android 4.2.1 and 4.4.2 ? I want to open a command prompt write a line setting the contrast value and then it affects the video recording ...
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Taking pictures/videos from both front and rear camera simultaneously?

There are apps that can do this but they are not exactly Bothie. The app allows the user to first take a picture from rear camera and then from the front camera (but not simultaneously). Nokia first ...
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App to connect camera to gallery image when scanning QR code

Sorry for the not so catchy subject, I don't know how to phrase the question more precisely. My requirement is: I use an app scanning QR codes directly via camera for a specific purpose. Sometimes it ...
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How to use “Automate” Android App to have newly taken photo is saved into DCIM/whatever folder not DCIM/Camera folder?

I've installed "Automate" Android App which I thought that I can use it easily. But it turned out I don't understand at all on how to use it. I've read a simple tutorial on how to create &...
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App can't see wide angle camera in xiaomi redmi note 9

I have Xiaomi Redmi Note 9. With standard Camera app I can make video using wide angle camera (x0.6). But using DJI Mimo, A Better Camera or Filmic pro I can use only my standard camera (x1.0). Can I ...
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How can I use another phone's camera in place of my camera?

Ok, the problem is my camera's protective glass cover has wore down and now some dust has entered, causing the camera's output to become blurred. This is causing me a lot of issues currently, ...
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Hexedit libmmcamera2_isp_modules.so to fix camera daemon crash

I'm trying to get the camera working for the LG G4 (msm8992) in Android 10 (for almost a year now. Can someone help me hexediting the camera blob (system/vendor/lib/libmmcamera2_isp_modules.so). This ...
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Sending video to Android Camera

I'm testing an app that will require users to verify their identity with front facing id, back facing id and a selfie. It's really tedious to do the tests by hand one by one, i'd like to have a few ...
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How to solve the video problem in Zoom Cloud Meeting for Android TV

I have successfully installed the Zoom meeting app for Android TV through Aptoide TV which is connected to Sony Bravio. I've also attached a camera. I joined a Zoom meeting hosted by another account, ...
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Samsung J6+ Camera Issue

So recently I had an issue with my samsung J6+ that it was charging but the "charging" was not storing.. so technically it was not charging.. I took it to a guy and he fixed it.. After that, ...
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Can I Disable Astrophotography Mode?

Is there any way to prevent the Camera app's Night Sight mode from switching to Astrophotography mode when using a tripod? If I shoot anything at night on a tripod it automatically switches to ...
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Can’t move photos to SD card (because of “insufficient storage”) or make camera automatically store them there

My wife has a Samsung Galaxy S9 with Android 10 on it. It has an SD card which has about 11 free GB, and the phone’s internal storage has only 400 free MB or so. I have two questions concerning photos/...

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