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Take Pictures via Voice Command on a oneplus 7

I want to take photos automatically if I tell the phone "take picture" or something similar. Can this be done with Apps like Macrodroid or IfTTT? Happy to hear your suggestions.
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Raw photography with smartphone

A few days ago, I bought a Xiaomi Mi 11i phone and I want to take pictures of the night sky with this phone. The main camera of this phone is 108 megapixels, but you probably know that you can not ...
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How do I keep my camera active on Android even when the phone is locked and screen sleeps?

When I play Ingress, Ingress remains active. Even when my screen goes black, if I push the power button, Ingress is still active. I do not need to unlock my phone nor wait for it to "wake up". (The ...
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Change default camera to USB camera

I'd like to know how to change the default camera on Android to a USB camera, I'd like to use my webcam to authenticate QR codes, but with emulator, the camera doesn't start, I can only get video ...
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Camera App disappeared [closed]

My camera app on my Android phone has disappeared. It all started yesterday. Everything had been working fine until then, but all of the sudden, my camera app didn't respond anymore (Can't connect to ...
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Receive IR signals through camera

I want to receive IR signals on my phone. The camera can see IR, but I cannot tell which button I pressed. (yes, I know that's not how it works). No app on the Play Store could help me because they ...
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Laptop Camera works with Bluestacks but not with Nox

So i really need the camera to function using Nox Player, i have an MSI laptop with an integrated webcam. I've read everywhere that camera is supposed to work out of the box with Nox. However, it ...
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Stream photo/video to Android as camera on WSA

I am working with Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) 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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Photo transfer from Android device (no screen) to Android smartphone

I am working on an Android passtime project. I have a camera device that runs on Android 8.1. This camera device doesn't have a Screen. I am trying to identify the best way to transfer photos from the ...
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Camera is not working on my Galaxy TAB

Suddenly, the camera and flashlight are not working on my Galaxy TAB device. Android throws a camera/flashlight is being used by another app issue. I have tried to uninstall the apps one by one and ...
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How does one share Samsung camera "Virtual Shot" (3D spin-around) photos?

I recently traveled to Europe and took dozens of beautiful 3D spin-around shots using Samsung built-in camera's "Virtual Shot" mode photos. These look amazing on my phone, but I want to share them ...
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Why the music player stop playing music when taking photo?

May I know what is the reason why Android phone's music player will stop playing music when I switch to camera mode? I find it logical if the music player stop playing music when taking a movie but ...
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How do I switch cameras for scanning QR code from Website - Lollipop

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime running Lollipop and need to scan a qr code through Chrome. The website allows for me to press the QR code scan option but when I do, the front facing (selfie) ...
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What does the "no thumbnail" error mean?

I am able to take photos with my tablet, but when I try to view them I get a blank screen with the message "no thumbnail". I never had this problem before. I can see older pictures with no problems ...
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How to enable a PIN but allow quick access to camera?

In Android 4.1, when you set the lock screen security to "slide", you can quickly access the camera by sliding left. Is there a way to get a similar sliding mechanism, but at the same time require a ...
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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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Is it possible to use virtual camera on android phone?

Well i know it's possible via Emulators or vm , but my question is about an actual android phone is it possible to do something like manycam on windows ? i've been searching internet for almost two ...
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How much difference does the camera app make for photo's quality?

I have just bought a Moto X Play, which comes with the proprietary Motorola camera app. I am wondering, how much difference does the camera app make for the basic photo quality like: automatic ...
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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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Possible to use another application as default camera application?

Many apps let u use only the default built-in camera app. They not allow you to choose a third party app, such as the app "fake camera". Is there a way to remove/replace the default camera app? Any ...
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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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Turn off Snapchat camera sound in Android

Whenever I take a picture with the front camera on Snapchat on my Xiaomi Mi Max 2, it makes a loud fake camera shutter sound. I have tried putting the phone on mute/do not disturb and having the ...
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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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High Speed Camera?

Since my phone (HTC One M7) can record in 720p at 60 fps, I'm curious if it's possible to record smaller video, like 320x240, at much higher speeds, like 180 fps. Is the 60 fps a hard coded limit?
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Access sensors and camera of Android device from shell

I have logged in to my Android phone through SSH [installed SSH client in Android and through Putty from Windows]. Now I can access all the directories like root, dev, etc, of the phone. Can someone ...
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How to Customize Lock Screen Shortcuts on the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T

I have installed a new camera app that I'd like to use by default. I set it as the default app in the settings, but that didn't make it the target app for the lock screen shortcut or the O gesture.
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Camera app crashing on Nexus i9250 Android 4.2.1

I just bought a i9250 Nexus, and the system proposed to upgrade to newer version 4.2.1 (it is not a rooted phone. It is an unblocked UK phone) I played with the new phone and after a couple of days I ...
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Take someone's picture twice in the same photo

There is an interesting feature in the camera of Samsung Galaxy S phones, called "Add me". Using this, one can take a photo of a person sitting in two postures in the same frame. A normal ...
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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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Take multiple pictures instead of making a video

I've an Samsung Galaxy S10e (Android 10) and I can't take picures fast after each other when I holding down the shutter button. It will always take a video. In the begin, it was well possible to do ...
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Camera isn't available - Trusted Face ( Android Lollipop - Nexus 5)

Sometimes I've noticed that the Smart Lock - Trusted Face feature doesn't work, no matter what the lighting or the position of my face relative to the phone. I thought that an "Improve face matching"...
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How to turn off shutter sound on LG G5?

How to turn off shutter sound on LG G5 with latest official firmware (Android 7)? "Do not disturb" sound mode does not working for shutter sound.
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How to tweak camera/screen for Whatsapp web QR scanner

This is NOT a duplicate of Why I can't scan the WhatsApp QR? or Can't scan QR code for WhatsApp web due to camera inverted or tilted on Galaxy Y Duos. I'm using CyanogenMod 11 (snapshot M12) ...
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Use photo file instead front camera image

Instead of using the real camera, I would like to simulate the camera input as a static image file. I need to use it in one program, where I can't use 3rd party "fake camera apps" because program ...
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What's this persistent Camera-app notification in Android 6.0?

I've been using my Nexus 5X for about a week now, but this morning was the first time I noticed the following notification: Backstory: I snapped a few photos this morning (w/ default camera app). ...
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Cannot find recorded video that I recorded. How can I dig it out?

Earlier today I used Google Camera to record four videos. I clearly hit the record and stop buttons both time. When I got home only two of those showed up in my gallery. The two longer ones did not. ...
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How to turn off "Shake to wake camera" on Nexus 5?

Ages ago, while running Lollipop, I found a setting to allow activation of the camera whilst locked. All you have to do is shake the phone. I'll give that a try, I thought. After all, I can always ...
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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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Make android phone as USB Webcam

I have an Android tablet based on Android Lollipop (5.1.1) and I want to use this device as a webcam via USB. I know some apps could work (e.g. DroidCam or WO WebCam) but they require extra clients ...
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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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How it happens that I can take a picture by voice on Samsung Galaxy s7?

On my Samsung Galaxy S7 I can start camera application and then if I say "take picture" (in Russian) it automatically presses shutter button. Who does this? Camera application itself? Where I can ...
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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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Stock camera app missing and front camera reported as rear camera in XOLO Q1000s

I bought a new XOLO Q1000s recently, and I made sure to test the back camera before buying it. After four or five days, when I tried to use the camera for the first time, it shows only the front ...
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How Do We Set the Default Camera App in Android 11?

In Android 11 Beta 3, Google is blocking the ability for third-party camera apps to handle photo/video requests on behalf of other apps. Interested developers can read the release notes for the ...
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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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