Questions tagged [camera]

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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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Watching feeds from multiple endoscope OTG cameras simultaneously

I bought a 10m cable long Android and PC Endoscope camera with LED light, and I would like to buy more endoscope cameras to watch twin or quad live video on Android tablet. In theory this encoscope ...
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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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Overlay a semi-transparent image on top of the Camera app

I'd like to take a picture in the exact spot as another photo I've take a while back. To help lining up the shot, I wonder if it would be possible to overlay the camera app with a semi-transparent ...
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How to change photo storage path for LineageOS 16's Camera app?

I am running the latest LineageOS 16.0, and have specified SD Card as my photo storage location for the built-in Camera app. When I was using LineageOS 15.1, the app saved photos on my SD card's "...
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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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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 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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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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Camera App disappeared

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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Use image file as camera

Instead of using the real camera, I would like to simulate the camera input as a static image file. I want it to work with any app, as if it was a camera. To be specific, the Android is inside an ...
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How to cancel delay before taking picture on Open Camera app?

I am using Open Camera (latest version), and there is a delay of about ten seconds between pushing the button and the picture being taken. I also noticed that the flash is pulsing during those 10 ...
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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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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 to organize photos from Camera folder in to folders sorted by month names?

For various reasons, I often end up pulling photos of my phones by connecting the USB connection to a computer and extracting what I need. The problem I am facing is that my DCIM/100ANDRO folder is ...
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Camera folder displayed as empty, but contains 20GB data

My Lenovo Moto G5 Plus' internal storage ran full, and now there appears to be a problem with the photos that are saved on its internal storage. The internal DCIM/Camera folder is displayed as empty ...
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How to stop my Music app to crash while opening Camera app?

Hey I just noticed that whenever I open my Camera app the music app running in the background automatically crashes.I have a Realme 3 Android device and it happens Everytime I open the Camera. Please ...
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Stop Motion Video creation using external camera

my son is very interested in Lego stop-motion video creation. There are myriad apps for stop motion capture on the Android platform, but using a device's internal camera isn't too easy, since you can'...
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Can I disable the gallery preview icon in the Galaxy S4's camera app?

The camera on my Galaxy S4 has a box in the top left corner of the screen which shows photos from the Gallery. How do I turn that off? I only want to be looking at the camera screen.
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Are there any way to Capture video stream using Android camera as scanner?

I know , we can write android code to scan bar-code and QR code using normal android phone camera . I interest to know. can I write to scan video stream using Android camera? (I want to know , extract ...
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Where is the camera button in the Google Image Search webpage on my Android?

Device: Samsung Galaxy S3 OS: 4.1.1 I want to do a reverse image search on my S3 phone. When I open up the Google Image Search homepage, the "camera" button is nowhere to be found. So, I cannot ...
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How much space do I need for 1hr of 1080p video?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 edge with 10GB of space free. I'd like record roughly 1hr continuously using the standard camera app. Do you see any problem with this?
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IP WebCam Pro maxes out at 1920x1080 on LG G6

I'm testing out the IP WebCam Pro Android app on my ancient LG G2 and newer LG G6 devices. First, I started out on the older LG G2 device. I was able to set a maximum video resolution of 2560x1440 on ...
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stock camera app missing and front camera reported as rear camera in xolo q1000s

I bought a new xolo q 1000s 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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Turn off snapchat camera sound (android)

The problem is that whenever I take a picture withe the front camera on snapchat on my Xiomi Mi Max 2, is makes a horribly load fake camera shutter sound. I have tried putting the phone on mute/do not ...
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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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Oneplus 6 30fps video jump

I have problem with the onePlus 6. When recording in 60fps there is no problem, but with 30fps the video randomly jumps. Any advise on how to fix this? It is resolution independent and shows itself ...
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How to Download GCam Mod for Huawei Honor 8A?

I've been looking all over the internet for how to install and the mod but can't find anything in English. I have found Hindi tutorials but I don't speak Hindi. So if anybody could help it would be ...
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No camera app found in settings

I recently, factory resetted by android phone and installed my messenger. I tried videi calling my friend but i can't switch from back to front cam, it says "couldn't switch camera". So i tried ...
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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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Why are some of my pictures all black?

I was out on a hike today and took a few pictures. When taking a picture I saw the usual animation where I see snapshot of the picture just taken, and then it slides away from the screen to display ...
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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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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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Photo Sphere on OnePlus 3T, Android 9

My Problem My OnePlus 3T was just upgraded to Andorid 9. I was hoping to find Google's Photo Sphere / 360 feature in the camera, but it's not there. What Have I Tried Installing GCamera - ...
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how to use a remote camera (webcam or Windows-usb) as my Android built-in camera(s)

Please read carefully, there are MANY answers to the 'opposite' question from the one I ask here, but I cannot find an answer to the following question: I have an android device with no built-in ...
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Camera not working, name turned to “off”

Pls I have a serious issue with my camera. It's blurry and the app is displaying its name as "off". I've searched and searched, I have done all: cleaning lens, shut down, restart, etc. In fact I ...
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Google Pixel video camera keeps freezing and audio often doesn't get recorded

I have a Google Pixel running android Pie, and lately I've noticed that when I record video, the video intermittently freezes, and audio also intermittently doesn't get recorded, with an error message ...
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How to choose external SD Card in Storage Access Framework (Open Camera App)

I am using Open Camera, I want to store photos in an extarnal sdcard. The FAQ says: you can enable "Settings/More camera controls/"Use Storage Access Framework", and this should allow you to save ...
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photo upload problems

i click " upload photo" and this message always appears" grant external sd permission to proceed". iI click " take photo" and this message always appears " grant camera permission to proceed".
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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 Live Video from Android to RTMP Server

I'm working on an Android RAT (Remote Administration Tool) project as a course project. I want to add live video stream feature to the RAT. I've searched for different ways and find out three ...
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How to traverse camera from device via adb to my Ubuntu?

What is the best way to traverse web camera? E.g. there is great number of web servers for android with video translations. How to get access to its via adb? Or wi-fi would be a easiest way?
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How to start video record from PC?

is there a way to record a video just like if I would record with a normal camera app but with the difference, that I can observe the image on the PC? I've tried IP webcam and droidcam, but both ...
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How to configure Active button on Samsung Galaxy S6 Active and S7 Active to launch a shortcut

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Active and Galaxy S7 Active both have a discrete Active button that can be configured to launch two apps (one via short-press, the other via long-press). The Android Settings UI ...
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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 import photos from a digital camera using USB OTG?

I have some simple digital camera for my kids with only internal memory. I do have some windows software for it to import the photos. The windows software looks a bit outdated, but it works. When I ...
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Remote control camera?

Can I remote control the camera on one Android phone from another? Just like I can control the camera on a flying drone. Ideally I want to stream the camera from Android1 to Android2 (without ...
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Why camera taking 2 copies at a time?

I'm using Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 with Android Pie. So when I take a shot from default camera it does saving two copies at a time. Same for front camera.
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4k Photos or just video?

I've seen in the updates that 4k 60fps has been added but I cannot find a setting to take 4k photos. The pictures don't look as good as the videos but I don't know if I am doing something wrong.
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Can't access main camera (stuck in wide angle)

My Zenfone 4 Max camera app is stuck on the wide angle camera. The icon on the picture below says it's the main camera, but it's possible to see by the curve on my wall that it's indeed in wide angle. ...