Questions tagged [camera]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 remove camera shortcut on lock screen?

I want to remove the short cut from my phone's lock screen I find it quite annoying and have not found anything in settings or through my own searches. I'd like to get rid of the short-cut in the ...
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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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Can a 3rd party app *technically* take better pictures?

I've seen in several forums that some phones have very good cameras and the photos taken are compressed too much and the details are lost. I was wondering whether a 3rd party application (forgetting ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S7: dark photos with sunlight

I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S7. The camera is really great at night, but at daytime the photos are turning out way too dark. I tried tweaking the settings, also in manual mode but didn't help. ...
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What does aspect ratio has to do with the megapixels?

See this pic, and why 4:3 AR has more MP than 16:9? This is my Moto G4 Plus's default camera app.
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How can I use another phone's camera in place of my camera?

Ok, the problem is my camera's protective glass cover has wore down and now some dust has entered, causing the camera's output to become blurred. This is causing me a lot of issues currently, ...
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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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How do I switch the shutter sound on the Samsung Galaxy?

I have gone into my camera settings and selected the shutter sound I want but still, no sound when I use the camera. Is this a fault, or am I missing something?
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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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Taking pictures/videos from both front and rear camera simultaneously?

There are apps that can do this but they are not exactly Bothie. The app allows the user to first take a picture from rear camera and then from the front camera (but not simultaneously). Nokia first ...
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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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Is there a way to record myself while I use an application other than the camera?

I would like to record myself playing music. At first, I could easily open the Android Camera app and record. However, I need that the PDF document containing the sheet music be open on my smartphone ...
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How can I take a picture with the depth camera?

Many phones - such as my Nokia 7.1 - now come with depth cameras and other auxiliary cameras built-in. For example, my Nokia 7.1 has a front & back facing camera as you might expect, but also has ...
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Can I rotate my camera to landscape mode with broken gyroscope?

A lot of sensors on my machine are destroyed, including the gyroscope and accelerometer, because I am a terrible phone owner. As a result, the camera does not rotate and my steps aren't counted. ...
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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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use selected photo or video as camera

Some applications do not allow you to choose an application such as fake camera to take photos (such as verification app), they only allow you to use the default camera of the smartphone. Is there a ...
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I accidentally deleted the camera app: how to recover it?

Somehow I got into a mode where apps selected were intended for deletion . I did not realize that and the camera app got deleted. I have not made any changes since that happened. What can I do to ...
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Camera zooming by using Bluetooth buttons that act as volume buttons

I have a Huawei P30 Pro and this Bluetooth camera shutter. The shutter had dedicated buttons for zooming. Sadly, the volume buttons on the P30 just act as a shutter (the zooming buttons on the ...
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Utilizing an old Android as a security camera and saving footage to HDD [closed]

I would like to create a small security camera network utilizing devices I already have, namely Android phones. All phones can have a constant sources of charge, as well as be attached to my wifi ...
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How to create QR contact code from vCard

Just came across a website with a QR code that when I pointed the mobile phone camera towards it (I am using a mobile phone with Android 10), it opened a window with Name, Phone, Email, Website, Title ...
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How to stream an image into camera source?

This is basically the same question as How to stream an image into camera source trough ADB? I am trying to stream an image into the camera source of an Android device. This should ideally have effect ...
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HDR option grayed out on Samsung A50 camera

I can not turn on HDR. It is grayed out. I tried all modes front and rear camera and it is always Grayed out and I cant turn It on. I am using a Samsung Galaxy A50 that I recently bought and Samsung ...
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Camera stops recording (but doesn't crash)

(Phone: Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)) Since a few months back, every time I try to record a video with my default camera app or any other third party app, what happens is the following: I start the ...
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How can I change the default camera app (on lockscreen)?

I would like to uninstall the default camera app and instead use the FOSS Open Camera. And I would also like to access the camera from the lockscreen. How can I do this in Android 6?
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App to connect camera to gallery image when scanning QR code

Sorry for the not so catchy subject, I don't know how to phrase the question more precisely. My requirement is: I use an app scanning QR codes directly via camera for a specific purpose. Sometimes it ...
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How to use "Automate" Android App to have newly taken photo is saved into DCIM/whatever folder not DCIM/Camera folder?

I've installed "Automate" Android App which I thought that I can use it easily. But it turned out I don't understand at all on how to use it. I've read a simple tutorial on how to create &...
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App can't see wide angle camera in xiaomi redmi note 9

I have Xiaomi Redmi Note 9. With standard Camera app I can make video using wide angle camera (x0.6). But using DJI Mimo, A Better Camera or Filmic pro I can use only my standard camera (x1.0). Can I ...
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Is there a way to see the device's screen *live* on PC, through ADB? [duplicate]

I am a vlogger and after getting HTC Desire HD, found out its camera was all I ever needed. However, I usually have to see myself while recording video, to control my facial expressions, and with a ...
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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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Hexedit libmmcamera2_isp_modules.so to fix camera daemon crash

I'm trying to get the camera working for the LG G4 (msm8992) in Android 10 (for almost a year now. Can someone help me hexediting the camera blob (system/vendor/lib/libmmcamera2_isp_modules.so). This ...
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Sending video to Android Camera

I'm testing an app that will require users to verify their identity with front facing id, back facing id and a selfie. It's really tedious to do the tests by hand one by one, i'd like to have a few ...
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How can I change the resolution of Iriun 4K Webcam?

I use Iriun 4K Webcam for PC and Mac to use your Android phone's camera as a wireless or USB webcam in Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. It is supposed to support resolutions up to 4K. (Max resolution ...
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Can’t move photos to SD card (because of “insufficient storage”) or make camera automatically store them there

My wife has a Samsung Galaxy S9 with Android 10 on it. It has an SD card which has about 11 free GB, and the phone’s internal storage has only 400 free MB or so. I have two questions concerning photos/...
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Generally speaking why do tablets have lower quality cameras than phones?

I've done some comparisons looking at the specs on wikipedia and generally speaking tablets that have come out around the same times phones did, have cameras that are a few megapixels fewer than the ...
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Turn Android device into a wireless or USB webcam with background removal

There exist several applications such as DroidCam that can turn one's Android device into a wireless or USB webcam. Do any of these applications have a background removal feature (= only shows the ...
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Presenting screen in Teams for Android: Screen goes blank when I move hand near camera

I have Microsoft Teams installed on my Andoid/Samsung tablet. I often share my tablet screen in Teams meetings. When I move my hand near the tablet screen, the screen goes blank (temporarily). Why ...
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The timer of the selfie camera is not independent anymore from the front camera (Android 10)

With the latest Anroid Update to version "10.1.0.227 GPU Turbo" (Phone Honor 20, Model PCT-L29) the timer of the selfie camera is not independent anymore from the front camera. If I set 2 ...
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Why would an app ask for location permission when configuring an IP camera?

Why would this android phone app for this IP camera need location services to be turned on before it gets set up? Surely that's a security risk. If the camera company's database is ever hacked, an ...

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