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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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Take front/selfie photo if wrong password is input on the lock screen

Operating systems like iOS include the system that when another person tries to unlock your phone without your permission, it takes a photo of that person and warns you. Is it possible to have this on ...
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Copy photos to new Samsung Galaxy S22 and maintain time/date stamps

I just got a new Samsung Galaxy S22 running Android 12. I'm moving the photos from the microSD card in the Samsung Galaxy S10e (of course they removed the SD card slot in the S22) to the S22. I did it ...
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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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When I download an image it doesn't go to my gallery

I'm trying to customise my phone a little better and I want to download some images but when I click download they don't end up in my photos even though they say they have downloaded. I'm pretty sure ...
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How can one adjust the brightness when taking a panorama picture?

I use Google Pixel 6 with Android 12. I don't see where to adjust the brightness when taking a panorama picture. How can one adjust the brightness when taking a panorama picture?
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Why does my Samsung A42 delete photos off my phone at the end of the day?

I recently purchased a Samsung A42 and when I take photos and videos, they are on the Gallery that day, but the next morning they have been removed. They are auto-backed up to Google Photos, but I'm ...
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How to store photos only in SD card

I store some photos on albums that is stored in SD card, however when I take new photos the photos are stored on a new album that has both SD card and camera symbols. I guess it is stored on both ...
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How to choose which gallery app is opened by OpenCamera?

I am using lineage_a3y17lte-userdebug 10 QQ3A, which is LineageOS 17.1 (Android 10), and I've had a problem with taking photos that are automatically saved to external SD-card. That ended up being ...
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Consecutive photos are deleted

I have setup google photos as my gallery app on a Nokia 5.3. Whenever I take consecutive photos, like for instance trying to photograph multiple pages of a book, or just taking multiple pictures in a ...
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Is it possible to activate the flash while filming on some devices?

I would like to know if it is possible to turn on the flash while filming on some devices?
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Nokia 4.2 Data and photos missing

A friend tried to transfer photos from an sd card to a phone, since then all the data and photos on the phone have been inaccessible. We have managed to get somethings back from the sd card but some ...
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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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Is there any way to change screenshot buttons in phones which don't have it in the settings?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Core GT-I8262. Its power button has some issues and I can't take screenshots using the combination of power and home buttons (I can't take screenshots using the combination of ...
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Why does the Google Photo App (not storage of photos) take up 0.92 GB? Samsung S 7

I've 'freed up space' so that the actual photo storage should be entirely empty, yet my phone shows 0.92 gb of storage taken up. As far as I can tell, this has nothing to do with the images on my ...
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Facebook app missing 3D photo button on LG Velvet 5G

I bought the LG Velvet 5G because it has a 5MP depth camera, whuch sounds good for taking 3D photos. All the guides I can find suggest that the 3D photo option should appear in the menu below. But I ...
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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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sftp to lineage

In lineage 17.1 I installed the app SSH server (by Banana Studio, from Play store). When starting and accessing by my PC (smartphone and PC are in WiFi) via sftp -P 2222 myuser@192.168.0.7 I see no ...
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Look at motion pictures without Google Photos

Google Camera can take "motion pictures", pictures in which a quick video is taken with the photo. I'd like to be able to look at them from my phone without using Google Photos. How do I do ...
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Find WhatsApp photo's sender in Gallery

I lost my mobile so I lost all numbers. I really need to find my best friend's number. I have a photo on my hard disk which he had sent me through WhatsApp before. Can I find his number through its ...
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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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Photos made this afternoon disappeared after I rebooted phone - how to recover them?

This morning, since the memory of the internal storage reached its limit, I moved all the pics in the Camera album to the SD card. In the afternoon, I took a couple of pics which if I remember ...
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Photos in DCIM folder messed up - sometimes file explorer frozen

I have a Samsung S8 and I try to access DCIM folder. Once doing so, sometimes the file explorer freezes and sometimes it does not display all the results. Actually I see some old photos on top. If I ...
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What is the PhotoEditorPro greyed out in the Gallery

I am using Android 8.1 in a Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime. If I open a picture in the Gallery, and I hit the three-dot menu at the top right, there are 5 items in the menu. The last item is Open in Photo ...
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Problem with camera concerning file names und photos app

Short version: How can the camera app be brought to save pictures again with the regular format "IMG_2021....jpg"? On my Nokia 7.2 this is not the case anymore (see picture). Long version / ...
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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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Google Photos deletes copy and original on device

I'm facing a very strange issue with the Google Photos app. Every time I copy an image with "copy to folder" (specifically not "move to folder") and then delete either the copy or ...
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Screensavers for 200 tablets - accessed centrally from one computer - Is this possible?

Hi I'm involved in a project to deploy 200 tablets. All devices will be on different networks in various locations around Australia. I would like all devices to access the one set of screen savers and ...
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How to recover lost/deleted images [duplicate]

So basically it went like this: 1.) I plugged my phone to my laptop and transferred all my photos. 2.) After having successfully copied the pictures, I deleted them on my phone via the laptop then ...
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How to easily access and browse 100GB of photos of the local network's NAS?

I don't use Google Photos, iCloud photos or any other (distant) cloud photos storage service. All my 100 GB photos are stored on a hard drive connected on a NAS of my home router (of course, I have ...
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full storage: internal storage counts external images

Android claims storage space is running out. Settings > Storage shows that Photos & videos take up 2 GB. See screenshot: However, I moved almost all camera photos to an external sd card. When ...
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Display full screen screenshot/photo preview?

I am looking for a method that can be used to select screenshots, but when displaying them it does in full screen, so we just slide to see the next one. By "selector" I mean, other app wants ...
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Where is the trash that the stock camera/photos app moves to?

In Android 10, if you take a photo with the stock camera/photos app (which identifies itself as either "Camera" or "Photos" in the app switcher¹) and then view it afterwards, one ...
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How does Photo Caller ID work?

Sometimes someone will call me and their photo will show as the phone rings. In the cases I'm referring to I've never added a photo to the contact---somehow the phone picks up their image over the ...
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Android image copy break original file date and time

I have found that if I have a WhatsApp image that I want to copy into a different folder on my Android device, keeping the original in place, then the date and time changes for the image. So if I go ...
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Certain "core" apps lost access to media files

At some point in time (about a week ago) something happened to my Motorola Moto Z2 Play / Android 8.0 that caused my base apps to not have access to my media files (i.e. audio, photos etc.). Examples: ...
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How to change contact's photo under Android 8.0 [duplicate]

I am trying to change a contact's photo under my Motorola Moto Z2 Play / Android 8.0.0 (Security Patch July 2019): Contacts > 🔍 (find a contact) > 🖉 (edit contact) > 📸 (change photo) > ...
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How to avoid "The file format is not supported." when sending problematic JPGs from WhatsApp upon selection from gallery?

Device description: Hardware: LenovoPad YOGA Table 2-1050L Operating System: Android 5.0.1 Application: WhatsApp both 2.20.189 and 2.20.193.10 (newest from web, unavailable through google play) ...
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Can't delete photos from my LG X Power

Updated with more information -- please see below I have an unrooted LG X Power running Android 6.0.1. I have recently gone through Google Photos (using a desktop web browser) and deleted a bunch of ...
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Samsung Photosphere orientations.txt data

Samsung (and perhaps other vendors) photosphere source files include the photographs and 2 text data files. sessions.meta - contents are self explanatory, labelled metadata info about the sphere. ...
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Private one-way automatic photo upload solution?

I'm looking for something to automatically upload/sync photos from my phone to my PC or server. Anybody knows of something that could fit my use case? ​ My requirements: upload only files older ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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