Questions tagged [camera]

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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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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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Is continuous focus a 4.0-only feature?

The http://www.android.com/about/ice-cream-sandwich/ page details that Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" introduced two interesting features for Camera: “continuous focus” and “zero ...
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FFMpeg stream to FFServer from Back Camera

I'm looking for a way to stream my camera video from my Android phone to an FFServer, like I would with FFMpeg from the command line in Linux: ffmpeg -f video4linux2 -i /dev/video0 http://IP:8090/...
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How to get a list of supported camcorder profiles

The resolution of a recorded video is set according to CamcorderProfile which is passed to a MediaRecorder object. The profiles are identified by quality constants: CamcorderProfile.QUALITY_HIGH, ...
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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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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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Galaxy S4 Video Recording: File Size Limit & Frequent Blurring

I'm trying to use Galaxy S4 as a video camera for recording offline usergroups. Apart from whether it's a good idea, it's generally succeeding, but there are some critical problems: Android file ...
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Can the Android Jelly Bean camera app be set to take pictures as they appear on screen?

After my most recent Android update, the camera app has changed the way pictures are framed. While they used to be taken as they appear on the screen, they are now stored with "extra space", i.e., as ...
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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. ...
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Taking the odd photo that is confidential and shouldn't be synced or posted anywhere

I use Google Photos to backup all photos. For my camera app I use OpenCamera. On the occasion I take a picture of something confidential (for work or personal use). What is the easiest/best way to to ...
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Android 7.0 - Torch Will Not Work With Camera

I have a Nexus 5X running Android 7.0. Every few months I have to photograph some meters that are in a dark location. These used to be read manually with a torch but now I have to submit photographs. ...
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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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How can I disable (only) the rear facing camera?

I have a Droid Maxx running Android 4.4, but the rear facing camera has a problem. I tried replacing it once, and it worked for a few minutes, but went bad again. The front facing camera works fine. ...
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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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Make android phone as driver-free USB Webcam

I have a video call device which only works with driver-free usb webcams attached. Since I dont have a USB webcam at hand, so I wonder if I can make Android phone (rooted) emulated as a driver-free ...
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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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Camera keeps crashing on Google Nexus 5 with 6.0 Marshmallow

I have a Google Nexus 5 with Kernel 3.4.0-g2aa165e and build number MRA58N. (Android 6 Marshmallow) Its not rooted or modified. Just recently the camera keeps crashing. I click the camera button and ...
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Mute the autofocus for the camera on samsing galaxy S3 i9305 (4.4.4) for the video mode

I have done the follwoing to silence the camera : Renaming the files in system/media/audio/ui/ Adding this line to system/csc/others.xml <CscFeature_Camera_ShutterSoundMenu>true</...
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Show only photos taken in camera app

In the Android 5 camera app, if you browse the photos taken, there appear also photos from Whatsapp, music album covers, etc. Can you make the camera app only display photos taken?
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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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Storing pictures on an external storage media

So, I'm new to Android but I came to the conclusion that on 4.2.2, the Camera app doesn't exist as such and is actually part of the Gallery app package. Now my problem is it isn't possible to change ...
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How can I take a photograph via voice control with Google Camera or CyangoenMod default camera?

I know that I can use Google Search and say "OK Google, Take a picture" to open the chosen camera app. How can I then take a photo? I tried the obvious "snapshot", "take picture" both with and ...
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Select which Dropbox account to synchronize with when camera upload is on

I installed Dropbox on my rooted Samsung Galaxy SIII that runs Android 4.1.2. I have 2 Dropbox accounts, one personal, one Dropbox account for business. When turning on the camera upload, how can I ...
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Help Needed. Cam/PC link

Hello fellow enthusiasts, I am in need of help and would be very thankful to anyone who can take a few minutes and help me solve this issue. Here is my problem. I would like to open a Youtube channel ...
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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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Change device name on EXIF file

Recently I've been flashing some ROM s on my Moto X, and I noticed that the EXIF data from photos show my device name as: Phone. How can I change this information on the system so it saves correctly ...
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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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Prevent Samsung Galaxy S2 camera to change resolution without prompting

I got a Samsung Galaxy SII (S2) with Android 4.1.2 and the built in camera app keeps changing the resolution from 8MP to the lowest, 640 x 480. Why does this happen and is there any way to prevent ...
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Can I change my ICS phone camera trigger?

I am using Sony Xperia LT18I. It's ICS 4.0.4 and I was wondering about changing the trigger of my phone's camera with the headset key press. If I connect my headset it should find and change it's ...
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How do I record video from both front and back facing cameras at same time?

How do I record video from both the front and back facing cameras at same time?
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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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How can I control the media volume while using the camera?

I just upgraded to a Nexus 4 and have discovered the behaviour of the volume controls has been overridden within the camera app. The volume up button has been remapped to snap the camera shutter. As ...
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No access to the Gallery nor to the camera

I've got a Galaxy Nexus and recently I cannot access my gallery or camera. When I tap both on the Gallery icon or on the camera icon I got this message "No archives available", then the app shuts down....
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Activity Camera (in application Camera) is not responding

I am having a strange issue with my Camera app. When I open the application, I received the following message: Activity Camera (in application Camera) is not responding after about 5 seconds. ...
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Camera switches off randomly with some apps

Samsung Galaxy S II running Android 2.3.3. Layar: camera switches off about a second after loading a layer and stays off. App unusable. Google Goggles: camera switches off and on rapidly in a loop. ...
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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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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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Overlay a live WiFi camera image

I am using a WiFi endoscope camera with an Acer Android tablet, for woodturning hollow forms. The camera points to a cutter on the same structure as the camera so that the camera is always focussed on ...
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How to change default microphone input at Android devices?

I have an android box (not tv box) that doesn't have a built-in camera or mic. I have connected Logitech c920 webcam via an USB port. (The android box: supports OTG port and jack 3,5 but I want to ...
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Is it possible to control refresh rate/frequency of Android phones camera

I recorded a video of my TV screen using my android phone's camera but I was unable to stop the flickering TV screen. I tried different modes and effects in the camera app. On searching for the ...
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Program camera app to take multiple exposures?

I'm trying to create some HDR images by taking photos with multiple exposures. I have the "Kenu Stance" tripod for my Samsung Galaxy S9+, but ultimately, it's hard to keep the camera 100% steady in ...
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How to take panorama of sky with Google Pixel 3?

I'm trying to take a panoramic photo of the sunset, but the only option I see to do this is called "Photo Sphere". When I select this it wants me to start at the dot, which appears to be level with ...
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Any Camera-enabled app will block my Pixel 3 XL camera until reboot

I own a Pixel 3 XL phone (Pie). I am experiencing the following: When I open any camera-enabled app (including Whatsapp and Barcode scanner), the camera subsystem will stop working, the camera-...
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Symbolic link permission denied

I'm trying to create a symbolic link on my Android N phone, so that my photos are accessible from the Pictures folder. I want to be able to sync all my pictures in a single folder using Syncthing. My ...
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Andoird P - How to join mp4 files splitted by the camera

I've done multiples videos larger than 4GB with my Pixel 2XL installed with Android P. The camera as splitted my video in 2 files from continuous shooting. In all cases, the first file is readable but,...
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Is there any solution to the lack of manual focus?

The Huawei P20 pro, and possibly other Huawei devices, seems to lack a manual focus (or perhaps even a good autofocus) in the front camera app. This can be an issue for close-up photos. Is there any ...
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Can I safely power on my Moto G2 LTE without the camera hw module?

I have recently dropped my phone and the flashlight and camera suddenly stopped to work. I suppose this is an hw failure, so I have ordered a new module. Meanwhile I noticed a huge battery drain (-25%)...
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Front-Camera: What does each icon do?

I cannot find information on the front camera settings on the LG G4. In particular, I would like to know what the icon on the leftmost side does (hand holding phone and arrow). See screenshot below ...
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Which process is locking the camera?

There is a problem with my UleFone Armor 2 with Android 7.0 Nougat: After using the camera some times, it stops working due to the inability to connect to the camera. I tried killing the camera ...