Questions tagged [photos]

Questions about photos (pictures) on your device. For the Photos app, use its corresponding app-specific tag instead (see tag-wiki/info for details) if it exists.

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Google Photos auto cloud backup immediately after Samsung Camera app takes photo?

I want my Samsung A40 to do a Google Photos cloud backup immediately after Samsung Camera app takes a new photo. The problem: Samsung forces use of Samsung Camera app which use Samsung Gallery for ...
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How to stop photo messages from being diverted into a group conversation?

We have a pair of Samsung Galaxy J3 phones on Virgin Mobile. On one phone, photos received via MMS display within the same conversation normally: as you can see, the cat photo is sent between two "...
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integrate Google Photos with android system

I use ios for long time recently switched to android. my whole photo library in google photos but when i need to upload somewhere i need to download it first to device and proceed to upload its ...
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“No Photos” in OSX with PTP?

I delayed trying to fix this for a few years but now I'm having enough of it: photos on my Android phones do not show up in Image Capture/Lightroom/Photos.app on my OS X machines. File transfer (MTP) ...
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How do I get the Photos app to create an album for my new cat?

I have three cats and my Photos app created an album for each of the first two cats, but after I adopted a third cat, it started putting photos of the new cat in the first two albums. So I kept ...
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Auto upload photos directly from SD card to the cloud

I've an SD card reader attached to my android tablet. During traveling I want to backup my camera photos from the camera's SD card directly into the cloud (e.g. OneDrive) without storing them on the ...
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Use Google Photos from within Camera app on Samsung Galaxy S7

Is it possible to make the default camera app on the Galaxy S7 use Google Photos instead of Samsung Gallery? I like the preinstalled camera app, but pressing the thumbnail icon in the interface will ...
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No images from SD card are shown in PTP mode

I have ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 with latest updates installed (Android 9, 070 firmware version) I try to connect my phone to PC (Arch Linux 64 bit, Cinnamon DE, Nemo file manager, latest updates ...
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How much storage am I using on free Google Photos?

Since I am using unlimited free storage on Google Photos, is there a way that I can check? I know if you use your paid storage, you can check, but is there any way to calculate if you use the free ...
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How can I extract individual frames from images shot in Samsung's Magic Shot mode?

My Samsung Galaxy camera app has a "Shot & More" mode that takes multiple photos, then allows you to use sub-modes for various functions (such as "Best Photo"). The resulting file for "Best Photo" ...
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Need to force update of Google Photos App

How do I force the Google Photos app (android) to UPDATE? It was in the middle of an update and got interrupted. Now it's a CPU hog - keeps prompting to update, but touching the "UPDATE" button just ...
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Unwanted Resizing photos from camera roll on Snapchat to a bigger size

I don't know why Snapchat changes the size of saved photos to a bigger size when it's uploaded from the camera roll. Is there any solution to keep the same size saved on the camera roll before ...
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Albums disappears from gallery

Some time back I was asked by the PHOTOS app to move photos to my account. When I confirmed the same I have found to my dismay that they have been removed from my albums in gallery. Now how do I ...
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Is it possible to share multiple photos directly from a WhatsApp chat to another app?

I would like to share multiple photos: Directly from a WhatsApp chat (e.g. inside "Media" in a WhatsApp group) to another app (e.g. email, Dropbox, etc.) without having to search in my phone's ...
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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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How can I save Facebook photos to somewhere other than DCIM? [duplicate]

I noticed that after saving photos from Facebook they showed up in my Google Photos and that was not what I wanted. So I checked to see where the Facebook photos were saved and they were in the DCIM ...
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I can't permanently delete or download files

Whenever I try to permanently delete a photo in my photo gallery, I get a message saying "Can't delete from device." I've tried deleting files by plugging my phone up to my computer, but the files ...
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How can I prevent unrecoverable photo deletions on Android without a cloud service?

I don't want to set up Google photos to back up to the cloud for privacy reasons. Recently I noticed that with the default Android camera app, and the default Google Photos app, the "Trash" is only ...
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Where does Huawei store “Readjusted Documents”

My P20lite's camera app has a "Document" mode, where photos of documents can be rectified/deskewed/aligned. In the gallery app they are then stored in an album separate from "Camera" (which I ...
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Viewing photos with status bar on

I am looking for an app/method that would allow me to view photos in full screen but with status bar on and without GUI elements of the image viewer itself (i.e. just the photo and and a status bar). ...
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Do no receive photos sent via text message

Recently purchased a new Motorola G6 and put my SIM card in. Everything is fine except now I cannot receive photos sent via text messaging. I have checked the setting, the mobile data etc. All I ...
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Deleted photos reappear after reboot, new photos dissapear

I try to delete all the pictures I have on my SD card. I just select all of them and click the trash icon. When I finish, I see an empty folder, as expected. I make a new photo. And then I reboot my ...
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Change photo display to list mode

I would like to see the list of photos in each gallery album in list mode - meaning I can see the filename of each photo. I've done it accidentally a few times but I can't figure out how to do it ...
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All Android gallery photos blurry

I factory reset my Galaxy j7 to get rid of some cryptomining malware that was taking control of my phone. Most of my files are backed up on the SD card I have installed, including all my photos. Upon ...
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Lost contact photos which I have entered on my contact list on WhatsApp

I have deleted the cache, I have made the permission allowed for everything. But some of my photos are still lost.
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I see incorrect photo when accessing Android via USB

I see incorrect photo when accessing Android via USB. It's different from the one, I see in telephone itself. If I copy this photo to desktop, I get wrong image. If I move photo to desktop, I loose ...
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Android devices using same Google account reported lost. Is there a way to recover contacts, photos and other important data

My friend and I were using the same Gmail to use huawei android devices. I didn't know he was using mine till I erase all data of his phone through security section in manage account settings.as he ...
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I transfered my photos from internal storage to SD and now some photos are mixed up

So my storage was almost full and I didn't think about it when I transfered my photos over to my SD card. But now 150-200 photos are under the same date in the gallery (most of them are from albums, ...
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What does it mean for a corrupted photo to appear on my album?

So I decided to clear out some photo for storage and I pasted by this photo here, but it was corrupted: The photo was actually took yesterday (12/25/18) but today I open to find it like this. I don't ...
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Photo contrast changes right before sharing

I sometimes share pictures from the Gallery app (Samsung), but just before my sharing options come up, I can very clearly see that it increases the contrast (making it look unnatural). I have tried ...
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How to recover deleted photos which are shown as 0 bytes by data recovery softwares?

A relative of mine accidentally deleted the "DCIM/Camera" folder with all her photos, and asked me if it's possible to recover them. I copied the 'userdata' partition (ext4) to a VHD image at once ...
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Why different pictures are loading on boot, and images disappearing, then reappearing on its own?

I am using a non-rooted LG V20, Android Oreo I believe. I am having a problem in which the phone randomly loads different "sets" of pictures - sometimes current photos disappear and older pictures ...
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Photos in DCIM folder visible on phone, not visible via USB

I use a RedMi 3S (Android 6.0.1), non-rooted and fully updated. I have a large number of photographs in my DCIM/Camera folder (in my "Internal Storage"). They're visible via the Gallery app, File ...
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Is there a way (not date) to number photos sequentially.

My regular digital camera assigns numbers sequentially. My Android 8.0 Galaxy S8+, after the date, assigns random numbers to each picture. If copied to a computer the pics all become "created" at the ...
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Is it possible to activate the iris recognition infrared LED and take an IR photo?

Is it possible to turn on the iris recognition infrared LED and take photos using the front camera, that works on the Galaxy S9+? In the YouTube video: "Poco F1 Infrared Camera Hack - How to take ...
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WhatsApp: How to isolate contacts and photos - Privacy concerns

Whatsapp is ubiquitous and is commonly used despite the long scary list of permissions it seeks ( see Help understanding Whatsapp's permissions ) Privacy and security conscious people would like ...
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Why does photos 'edit in' change image app export behavior?

When you open a picture in Pixlr / Snapseed / etc., you are given option of resizing / export the resulting photo. However if I 'share' or use gallery 'edit in', I cannot export in Snapseed, and ...
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What does the Storage Manager setting actually do?

I'm trying to understand what the Storage Manager option in the Storage settings is supposed to do. The text says "Remove photos & videos" and I chose the option "Over 90 days old". So far, it ...
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Stop Google Photos from Retaining Deleted Photos

If I take a photo using my phones stock camera app, and then delete it using the stock gallery app, it doesn't get deleted from Google Photos. How can I change it so that deleting photos on my phone ...
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How to take clickable 360 degree tour to explore the area

I know how to take 360 view photos on android like this one. But I am not getting how can take 360 pictures which will allow me to click on various location in that picture and after clicking on any ...
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Photos missing in both gallery and google photos

This morning i stupidly formatted my SD card (J2 prime lack of storage issue), and after noticed that photos were missing from both my gallery AND google photos, that were taken over the last few ...
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Capture still image from recorded video

I'm using a Motorola Moto g5 with latest Google photos. I try to find a way to select and export still images from my recorded videos. Preferably within Google Photos but could be another app as ...
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Samsung S7 Downloaded Photos are Corrupt on PC but view OK from Android Gallery. Issue started after Android internal storage got all full

So I usually take videos and photos and then get a message from Camera app that I can't use the app anymore since phone memory/ram is full. I usually connect to PC and download and delete from phone ...
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before I factory reset my galany j3

my daughter has locked herself out of her phone. so before I factory reset her galaxy j3 luna. she's is hoping there's a way I could hook up the phone to a cpu and save her pics & other files?
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How do I view google's motion photos on my windows PC?

I can download the JPGs from my DCIM folder in my Pixel 2 and I know that the video is encoded inside the jpg, but I don't know what image viewer I can use to see the motion. I usually use Irfanview, ...
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How to choose which photos/videos made with the phone's camera must be synchronized to cloud?

I just want a subset of the photos/videos I have in my phone to be synchronized with the cloud. For example: Photos/videos of my wife/daughter/family --> OK Photos/videos of places I visit --> OK ...
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How do I protect my photos from accidental deletion when giving my phone to my kids?

My little kids (less than 3 yo) like to view photos on my Samsung A5 cell phone. That's great, and they are allowed to do so. I can even pin the screen to make sure they can't leave the gallery app ...
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Is there a way to add “special effects”, or “background photos” or “sticker” to the system so that the Facebook app can use?

Somebody was able to add the following three cats (on of the app's default photos) inside of the Facebook app to the photo before he posted to Facebook: But I checked on both my Huawei Mate 9 and ...
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Apps can't see my pictures

Apps like Facebook or Tinder or any other can't see my freshly uploaded pictures (via USB cable)... File explorers can see them without any problems... what is going on? I even tried to post them to ...
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What is the location of the DCIM folder in the internal storage on a Xiaomi Redmi 4X?

I would like to make adb pull but I'm not able to locate this folder. I suppose it's in the /data folder but it says Permission denied. Somewhere I read if I try the full path it might work. Thank you....