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How does Android display image or video even before you start to capture using the camera?

When Android is used to take a photo or capture video, the display continuously displays what a camera can see. Does that mean the CCD/CMOS device is exposed to light continuously? Or is it displayed ...
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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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Why doesn't my Motorola G 5g 2022 camera focus

When I try taking a video, my camera does not focus on the subject. Although it is perfectly fine when taking pictures. Why is this and is it able to be fixed?
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Can 2 apps access camera at the same time, especially in a rooted Android phone?

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy Note. When one app is using a camera in the background, is it possible to use another camera app at the same time? Some people say it depends on how the applications are ...
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What should I try to bring a rear camera back to life?

I have been handed an H801+ Android phone, where the rear (main) camera has stopped working, and I have been trying to fix it without much success. I am looking for ideas as to what to try next. The ...
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Improve barcode scanning on a low resolution camera (3.2MP) without auto focus

I have two phones, one has a 3.2MP camera, and the other has an 8MP camera. I downloaded the 'Barcode Scanner' app on both phones, it works on the 8MP phone but the 3.2MP phone sometimes doesn't pick ...
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How to disable maximum camera brightness on Samsung Galaxy A10s Android 11

In June, I upgraded to Android 11. In Android 10, you could set the screen brightness in the standard Camera app, just like in all other apps. But in Android 11, the camera automatically turns on at ...
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Auto focus not working on Galaxy Nexus

I seem to have lost the auto focus capability on my Nexus. The phone is stock, only one update done (so it's XWKL2). I don't use the camera much, but I think I had auto focus when I first started ...
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Camera on Allview A5 Ready does't have focus

The camera of Allview A5 Ready doesn't have focus, just makes blurry photos on small-medium text. This phone don't have any kind of focus (auto-focus or manual focus). Is there a way to make sharp ...
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Hidden LED lights that are seen only by camera on my 3 Android devices

I accidentally found something hidden on the main screen of my Android devices: 1-4 blinking led lights that cannot be seen with the naked eye, but can be seen using the camera app. The location color ...
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Google Pixel 7/7 Pro : Spontaneous Pictures \ Quick Shutter Mode Experience

I was curious to know about the shutter speed and how quickly one can jump into camera mode from lock screen/from-doing-something to capture those spontaneous moments. Usually what I have noticed on ...
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How to automatically block camera access after closing camera

Ever since Android added the camera and mic access shortcuts and the quick access menu, I've often found myself forgetting to click the 'block camera access' shortcut after I'm done taking a picture ...
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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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com.sec.android.app.camerasaver is using the camera in the background on Android 12

Samsung phone Android 12 One UI core 4.1 Whenever I reboot my phone, the camera indicator shows up in the status bar, there’s no camera-related app open in the foreground and I have not enabled ...
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How to disable autofocus and set focus to infinity?

I almost never take any close up pictures with my Galaxy Nexus (and when I do, it'd be more convenient to manually switch into some kind of macro mode). How do I stop the auto-focus from trying all ...
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Green Android camera notification

Since this morning, the green camera icon on the top right of the status bar appears. When I open this notification, it says "In use by Google". The problem is that I don't have any app ...
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Why is the camera / photo quality of 2021 Moto g stylus 5g is worse than my 2016 samsung s7?

I just upgraded my Samsung s7 to moto g stylus 5g (2021). Moto g stylus 5g 2021 has 4 camera's advertising a 48MP camera - but to my jaw dropping surprise the quality of pictures coming out of this ...
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OpenCamera is configured to record in 60 FPS, however the recorded videos are in 30 FPS. Why?

OpenCamera is configured to record in 60 FPS, however the recorded videos are in 30 FPS. Why? I use a Pixel 6 running Android 12. I don't use slow motion video. I can record videos in 4K 60 FPS with ...
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I recorded a few videos in 4K 30 FPS and 60 FPS on a Pixel 6 but the actual FPS is 29.XX and 59.YY. Why?

I use a Pixel 6 running Android 12. I recorded a few videos in 4K 30 FPS and 60 FPS. Why does Windows Explorer shows a slightly different FPS? VLC agrees with Windows Explorer. I used Google Camera.
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How to use the camera in WSA in apps that don't support front camera?

I've been trying to get an app to work on WSA (Windows Services for Android) but it needs a back camera, the only options I found Googling were either involving root (which is something I prefer to ...
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Samsung Galaxy devices issue: "Server error occurred. Restart Camera"

When using the stock camera app on a Samsung Galaxy S6 phone, I sometimes get the error "Server error occurred. Restart Camera." It's then necessary to close the camera app and restart it. It's a ...
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Laptop webcam works with BlueStacks but not with Nox

I have an MSI laptop with an integrated webcam and I need the camera to function using Nox Player. I've read everywhere that the camera is supposed to work out of the box with Nox. However, it doesn't....
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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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Bluetooth, audio, screenshot, camera stopped working on Lenovo Tab P11 Plus

So this problem started happening 3, 4 days ago. On my Lenovo Tab P11 Plus none of the following functions are working. It has Android 11. Bluetooth The icon is lit/turned on but it is not working. ...
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Take multiple pictures instead of making a video (Samsung Galaxy S10e)

I have a Samsung Galaxy S10e (Android 10) and I can't take pictures 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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Is there any way to stream video from camera when the phone is locked?

I'm using video call on an android phone in order to keep an eye on my grandmother 24/7. The thing is that the light from the screen is troubling her to sleep, but when she locks the phone, the camera ...
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Accessibility: controlling Android and typing via eyes

I have seen a video where a person with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) could type on a screen using their eyes (the software used eye tracking software). But there are also many disabled people ...
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Shortcut to take a picture and automatically add it to a specific Google Photos album?

What I'm looking for is an icon on my home screen that will open my camera app. Then when a picture is taken, it is automatically added to a specific Google photos album. Is this possible?
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how to force turn on flashlight

case 1: while using third party camera app like messenger or snapchat, if i turn on flashlight from the app, the app creates a white frame on screen to light up (front camera). and i can't turn on ...
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Getting correct camera information about Android device

I was using the Droid Hardware Info app for Android and I checked the "camera" tab, and surprisingly for my Redmi Note 10 Pro, it only showed a 12MP. According to the specs, Redmi Note 10 ...
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How does software affect photo quality on different Android devices even though they have the same camera sensor?

Some say that two different Android smartphones with the same sensor have different picture quality because of the software. What do they mean? The software, in this case, is it a camera app or ...
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Does updating binary blobs require re-compilation of android?

This is a high level question about binary blobs. Inside of my ROM is a file called proprietary-files.txt. This seems to track all of the blobs they imported from the upstream ROM to make LineageOS ...
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How can I use adb or other utilities to query the camera list that my rom supports?

I'm using LinageOS with MicroG. Is there a method to get the listing of enabled/supported cameras by the rom/firmware? I am using Android 11.
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write on android camera buffer

I'm trying to set and image/video as the visualization of android camera, i'm using goldfish/ranchu emulated camera, i found out that is possible to write to gbm on camera/fake-pipeline2, since i'm ...
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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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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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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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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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