Questions tagged [images]

For questions about how Android deals with generic images. Questions about photos will be better served by the "photos" tag.

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Why is pictures getting downloaded in IQOO7 legend automatically

In my IQOO7 legend every day lot of pictures get automatically downloaded. These image files are appearing in .yuetu_unlock directory in internal storage. File names are in the pattern ...
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Editing partition image

My Samsung phone lost its IMEI number. As far as i know it stored in /efs/sec_efs/SVC és !SVC files. These files cannot be edited during running. My idea is that i "dd"-ed the efs partition ...
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What is the difference between Nearby sharing and Bluetooth sharing on Android?

Both can be used to share files, so how they are different?
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Is there a map for filesystem paths to images in Android 11 and/or 12?

I never know which image to build when I am working on kernel modules, gki kernel code, or other vendor code. Is there a map for looking at which files I am touching and then finding out which images ...
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Disabling dm-verity using 9008(edl) mode?

My device blocks fastboot flash command, so I can only flash images using QFIL under 9008(edl) mode. By enabling OEM Unlock in dev settings, Magisk-patched boot image works well. However, when I flash ...
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How can I resize (not crop) an image with Samsung Photo Editor?

How can I resize (not crop) an image with Samsung Photo Editor? I haven't been able to find any option to resize. I use Android 10 with a Samsung Galaxy S9.
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How to extract boot.img from two ".bin" files (TF Flash Image)

I have got a TF Card flash image for my Hisense A6 (HLTE700T) and is trying to extract boot.img from it. However, instead of payload.bin, two bin files are present in the zip file: HLTE700T_TF (folder)...
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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 I copy paste an image into a form field on Chrome for Android?

I tried the following but it doesn't work. How can I copy paste an image into a form field on Chrome for Android without having to download and re-upload the image myself? I use a Google Pixel 6 with ...
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Making a picture identical to another one

Let me start with a goal: There is an old picture of a person taken in a specific location. I would like to take the same picture preserving the same view and the same position of the person on that ...
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Where is Boot flow screen displayed in android

I have came across Boot flow and when there is based on boot state of a device, it shows different colot screen. YELLOW: Warning screen for LOCKED devices with custom root of trust set ORANGE: Warning ...
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Is it possible to put pictures into an album as they're being taken?

My wife uses her S10+ (probably upgriading to an S20 or S21 soon) to take document properties for our work. When it comes time to do the quote, she has to scroll through a billion photos to get to the ...
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Miui's default file explorer's private folder encryption issue

I am no techie and no good with codes either but a good Scriptkidie if u suggest some work around for my serious issue here!! Hi everyone, I am on Android 11 poco x3p, recently I hide some image files ...
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Sent WhatsApp Images do not appear in gallery

For uploading instagram posts the images need to be on my phone, so I tried sending the image on WhatsApp Desktop so I have it on my phone but this doesn't save it in the gallery. What can I do, to ...
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Removing Google Lens

So, Google had its option "Search with Google" till very recently (aka a few mins ago). "Search with Google Lens." Seriously? First of all, the button doesn't even do anything ...
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How do I find the full file path for images saved on the SD card in my Android phone?

I am building a little tool just for my own use. I'm building it as a website since I am acquainted with using HTML, CSS, and JS. I would like to be able to run it directly from my phone as opposed to ...
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Can' find WhatsApp in Private Media folder as well as in Gallery

There are some images in my WhatsApp chat but I can't see them in Files-> Internal Storage -> WhatsApp -> Media Also the Private folder in Media is empty. I can't locate these images in ...
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How to create an exact image of all the internal memory including the "free space"?

My father has done a reset by accident on his smartphone. He has very important data he needs that was deleted. Is there a software/app/way that will copy the internal memory (hard disk) exactly as it ...
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Recovering files after accidental reset [duplicate]

My father has done a reset to factory by accident. We are trying to restore photos, videos and other if possible. It seems that the recovery programs for android are not as good as the pc ones so I ...
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I recovered some encrypted pictures, but I can't decrypt them

My girlfriend lost all the pictures from our holidays. She has a Samsung Galaxy A70. She had an external encrypted SD card on it. I managed to recover the lost pictures, but they are encrypted. Do you ...
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How do I get the actual boot image file from a block device without padding?

I have 9.6mb file that after doing dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/block/mtdblock2 I write to mtdblock2. Before writing I have done a sha1sum on the file. I can use applypatch -c to check both size and sha ...
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Why can't I select some image files on some apps, while the Gallery app can?

I have a Xiaomi device on Android 8.0 Oreo. I was editing some pictures in an application and sometimes the picture that I want to edit doesn't appear on the editing app, but there's in the gallery. ...
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How to delete from device(s) all pictures already deleted in google photo?

I always shoot lots of pictures, and then delete the "bad" ones. I've been deleting them with Google Photo for years, assuming that the deleted files were deleted from the device memory too. ...
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Sharing image makes phone very unstable

I think that Motorola One can be considered a quite powerful phone with its octa-core 2.0 GHz Snapdragon 625 and 3 GB or RAM. It also produces a fairly small images of 4160x3120 pixels and approx. 3-5 ...
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What is the format for an Android ROM?

I downloaded a ROM for a Xiaomi phone to see what's inside. It's a zip file, that has these inside: boot.img META-INF system.new.dat.br vendor.patch.dat ...
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Storage Booster - Disable duplicate image scan

I have a Samsung Galaxy A5 with Android 8.0.0. Occasionally I get a notification that Android found many duplicate images: It says: "Storage-Booster. Duplicate image found. There are 2549 ...
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how can I mount a ab backup file from windows? And would I be able to point an undelete program on it?

I see this Does rooting erase anything? about making an ab backup file. how can I mount an ab backup file from windows? And would I be able to run an undelete program on it or on the image? I see ...
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Copy/paste images from phone to desktop, files are corrupted and huge (2gb+)

I linked my Android phone (v6.0) to my Windows laptop, located the phone's DCIM folder in File Manager and copy/pasted images from my phone onto my laptop's hard drive. Some of the images are ...
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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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How can I delete from my smartphone the images downloaded by Google Chrome from the internet, which I can't find anywhere?

I have a A3 Umidigi smartphone, Android 9. I downloaded the images by Google Chrome (search images engine), and I can't find them in any folder (included Download, Pictures or DCIM), but I can see and ...
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How can I turn OFF Google Lens search, permanently

I really don't like google lens. I've been searching for ways to turn it off. Searching on line usually brings up an answer like this: On your Android phone, you go into your settings/apps and ...
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How to get checksum for the running firmware? [duplicate]

I have seen other questions and answers that say given a new phone shipped from a retailer, it is only possible to verify the integrity of the firmware by comparing checksums. However, I'm not sure ...
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Panorama app better than StreetView

Google's Street View app allows building all-round 360 panoramas, however even with the latest versions, the stiching and exposure quality are really surprisingly poor. Other similar apps have very ...
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What is an effective way to backup data?

I have a ton of stuff. Some of it is very old. One bizarre issue I run into when using android is that I can't copy or even see some of the oldest files when I plug the phone to a computer and open it ...
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How search for similar images in the phone? [duplicate]

I am looking for an equivalent functionality that is available on the desktop Google Search page: upload an image and search for similar ones. Unfortunately once Google recognizes that I am on the ...
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Why applications doesn't show up in "open with" list?

Let's say, if I download image file from mobile browser, opening it leads to the "open with" window where i see all of the installed gallery apps to choose from. however, there are other ...
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How to properly display HDR image on Android with supported display

I have found some documentation (HDR Video Playback) how to display HDV video content on HDR-supported phones. But how to display HDR image (16bit PNG or EXR or create HDR content Bitmap and display) ?...
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Error trying to copy gz userdata file to partition in adb shell

Dealing with limited space I split my userdata image file with this command: dd if=/dev/block/mtd/by-name/userdata | gzip -c | split -b 250m - /mnt/sdcard/userdata.gz. That works fine, but when I ...
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Application Images

So I am creating this website for an app from Google Play and I am currently trying to find where it's storing the image files on my phone. I've tried to search it with FX file explorer and searched ...
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Any way to force Android to treat copied pasted images as new?

I have some art apps that only let you choose images from built-in galleries that display images chronologically. I have hundreds/thousands of images on my tablet (organized in folders), especially ...
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How to fix mount errors when trying to mount the raw image that converted from android sparse image?

I have sparse.img image with the following properties: $ file sparse.img sparse.img: Android sparse image, version: 1.0, Total of 2512896 4096-byte output blocks in 60 input chunks. I want to see ...
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Tagging images/photos for quick searching

I've got a bazillion images that I have no time to scroll for if I need to show something, and I'm considering to give them tags to identify them. For example, I have a photo of a receipt. I want to ...
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What is an easy way to quickly transfer content (text, image, small files) between my galaxy note 10 and windows 10?

Very often I'd like to quickly transfer a bit of text that I have in the clipboard of my pc (windows10) or an image to my phone (galaxy note 10). Is there a way to do this in a convenient way - ...
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Printing photos off of Android phone with "Verifiable dates"?

How does one print photos from an Android phone with a date on it? When the original photo doesn't show a date on the actual image?
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Will clearing image cache delete images from phone? [duplicate]

In my Oppo A3s, in the settings app, there is an option to clear image cach(approx. 900mb). I just want to know, if it will delete the image from the device(or sd card) or not. Thanks.
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Will clearing image cache delete images from gallery?

I have an OPPO A3s where there is an option to clear image cache approx. 900 mb. size. I want to know if clearing it will delete my pictures or not?
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How to stop embarassing images showing on my phone's screen when I try to tweet?

I have downloaded some images of an adult nature onto my phone. My problem is, they show up as preview images whenever I try to compose a new tweet in the official Twitter app. I can't find any ...
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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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OneNote app -> Save images from Notebook to local storage

is there any way in the Android App to save an image from a notebook to local sdcard except for taking a screenshot which in fact gives me a quality loss, especially on detailed high-res pictures? ...
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How to view recovered (deleted earlier) images?

I, sometime ago, formatted my memory card, and few days later I recovered the data in it. I then copied the recovered data to memory card again. However, I am unable to see many photos in my computer. ...
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