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Using an image or video as the cameras live source for all apps

I’ve seen lots of posts about this topic will no conclusive answers except make your own kernel etc. But how would i go about implementing this function into my custom kernel? or does anyone have a ...
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USB Host/UVC Camera: specific camera detected as a unknown vendor / product ID

I have an application that records video from USB cameras mounted on microscopes in remote places in Africa. It is working fine from Android 4 to 12. We have a handful of camera models and the problem ...
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Does the Samsung Camera app support the horizontal/vertical level indicator that Pixel phones have?

When shooting photos on the the Pixel phones you get a super helpful indicator: Can I enable an equivalent level in the Samsung camera app? Note that this is not the same as enabling a Grid in the ...
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Stream photo/video to android as Camera

I am working with WSA (Windows Subsystem for Android) which does support ADB and should support any solution for Android. The problem is I'm trying to set up signal...but it needs to scan a QR code......
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External webcam connected to android phone as main camera in every application?

I would like to use a webcam as main camera on my Android phone. I have found some tutorial, but in them it works only within specific application. I would like to use the external USB webcam as main ...
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Is Instagram app camera record/send data if not taking a photo?

Does anyone know if swiping to the Instagram camera part of the app automatically records or sends any data if no photos or videos are being taken? I see the camera indicator come on, but I don't know ...
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How can I change the shutter speed when taking a picture with my Google Pixel 6?

I use a Google Pixel 6 with Android 12. How can I change the shutter speed when taking a picture?
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How can one adjust the brightness when taking a panorama picture?

I use Google Pixel 6 with Android 12. I don't see where to adjust the brightness when taking a panorama picture. How can one adjust the brightness when taking a panorama picture?
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Cannot select tele/wide/ultrawide camera on Galaxy 10+ after update to One UI 4.0 / Android 12

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ has 3 back (non-selfie side) cameras: telephoto, wide, ultra-wide (Fig. 1). Using the native photo app, throughout all previous available updates since I bought it, one could ...
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Accessibility: camera switches and project activate: when will these be available internationally?

I have a friend with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. As a result of this, muscles do not receive nourishment in a progressively worsening manner, so that the muscles start becoming more and more ...
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Use physical buttons to take picture when camera is open

Is there an app or other way to use the physical buttons on my phone to take a picture when the camera is open? (I see various apps to open the camera using those buttons, but not to take a picture). ...
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Google "My Business" App cannot verify Chrome camera access

I am using Samsung Galaxy S10 (SM-G9730) with Android 11. I am trying to "verify" a Business with the "Google My Business" app. It asks to take a video of something. Then it ...
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Samsung phones - Do their camera lens have a coating?

I have the samsung a32 5g. Do the front and back cameras on these phones have any coating similar to what professional cameras have like "anti glare?" Does alcohol damage these coatings or ...
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Mild mechanical sound when using the camera

I have a Samsung S10e, with android 11. Whenever I use the camera, I hear a very mild sound that appears as if it were produced by an actual mechanical displacement of parts, not coming from the ...
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FORTIFY: pthread_mutex_destroy called on a destroyed mutex

I own the LG G4 (Snapdragon 808 based device). All files reference in my post are shared here. I'm trying to get the camera working in Q, however, I get major issues with the camera daemon crashing. ...
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Open Camera crashes when using Noise Reduction mode

Scenario I am using Open Camera on a Google Pixel 4 XL I have the app configured to use Camera2 API I put the camera into Noise Reduction (NR) mode When I take a photo, the app crashes Workarounds ...
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Camera taking too long to open in Redmi Note 9

I have Redmi Note 9 which is about 1 year old but everything is up to date. Now the problem is that whenever I open the camera a black screen appears and it takes 15 seconds to open it and as I tap ...
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Script to interact with camera and take RAW pictures for astrophotography

On a SAMSUNG Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, I would like to take back to back pictures and store them as RAW format automated by a script (that needs to run for hours). I much prefer to store bit counts by the ...
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Extracting the a system app from stock OTA, then installing it on a custom ROM

I'm using a OnePlus 9 Pro running crDroid v7. The OnePlus 9 Pro is made in conjunction with Hasselblad, they provide a better camera and accompanying app that utilizes the camera to it's full ...
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Lock screen and take a photo by button

I bought a waterproof case when I put my mobile phone in and put it under water, so the water pressure will cause other applications or some settings to switch on the screen and I can not take a photo....
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Why does the picture path look like it runs on an emulator?

My Motorola E5 picture path is /storage/emulated/0/dcim/camera Why is there an emulator on my phone? Picture path is /storage/emulated/0/dcim/camera Tried level 1 and 2 support, but no answer as to ...
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How to disable camera and microphone completely from operative system?

Is there a procedure to disable camera and microphone completely from the operative system, and make these hardware features unavailable to any app or process ? It can be useful for privacy reasons or ...
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Making a picture identical to another one

Let me start with a goal: There is an old picture of a person taken in a specific location. I would like to take the same picture preserving the same view and the same position of the person on that ...
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Is it possible to activate the flash while filming on some devices?

I would like to know if it is possible to turn on the flash while filming on some devices?
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Termux find if microphone or camera is in use by other apps

I want to make a simple script in termux to find out if microphone or camera is in use by other apps. You can suggest me any method , it dont have to be soley based on termux I just somehow want to ...
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How to add a virtual/mock camera device internally/externally to android 11+ and set it as the default camera?

I need a virtual camera to override the system camera on android 11+ phone to stream frames that are sourced from an image file. Basically injecting image into the camera device. I need it to test ...
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How to force use the front camera when the rear camera is not working?

I have Samsung Galaxy J4+ (SM-J415F). When I try the stock Camera app and also more than 10 camera apps from Play Store, all of them crashed. The rear camera is showing null, but the front camera is ...
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How to intercept camera live preview on Android smartphone and substitute it with an image while some application using the camera?

I'm trying to automate routine: link Crono extension in Chrome and Crono app on Android via QR code. But the problem is that Crono app on Android uses camera to scan QR code instead of providing an ...
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Xiaomi 11 Ultra - rear display for vlogging

How I can see myself during video recording on Xiaomi 11 Ultra rear display ? Is there any app which supports it or I have to wait until Xiaomi implements it. I have Chinesse ROM. Ready to do anything ...
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Camera stream rotation on the platform level

In the Quectel SC600Y board, I have a camera sensor (OV4188) that is mounted 90°CCW in relation to the device's default screen orientation, therefore, the stream that is displayed is also rotated 90°...
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Prevent a video uploaded to a server from saving to the internal storage?

I have a web app and its simple HTML that include a input type="file" tag so I can upload videos while taking it to the server through the HTML page on the web app through the browser. The ...
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How to Switch Camera in Google Hangouts on Android 11?

Google Hangouts shows an icon to switch between front and back cameras (or move it from the front to the back) but is there a way to choose between cameras on a phone with a multi-camera setup?
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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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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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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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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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