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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How to recover photos in my Xperia Z3 Compact if I forgot my password

Hi I am trying to recover my photos saved in my phone but I have forgotten my password (numbers and letters, not a pattern or digit lock screen). I have looked at the locked-out tag wiki. I do not ...
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Gmail pacasa origanils recovery

Any way to recover photos that have been deleted from pacasa Or Google photos? Tried recovery software but get nothing.
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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 do I delete all Google Photos pictures uploaded from a specific device only?

I have a Google Photos account which is constantly being backed up to from 3 devices (i.e. 3 phones back up their photos to the same Google Photos account.) Is there any possible method through which ...
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How to attach/insert multiple images into a single text message

My goal: to send, at my choosing, multiple pictures inside one [MMS] message, so that they arrive as a single text. As you might guess, irrational behavior by my phone does not allow me to choose. I ...
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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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Problems with my Samsung S6 Favorites photos in photo gallery

I have a Samsung Galaxy s6 the edge. I had about 400 or so photos in my favourites folder and saved them into an album as i know favourites don't show up on the smartswitch back up list of photo ...
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Moving photos from phone

I am trying to transfer photos from an android phone to my PC using a USB cord. The PC imports all the photos except the very recent ones taken about 1 month ago. I am wondering if I need to clear ...
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Google Photos with Android and a NAS

I have a huge photo collection - 150k+, and ~5k videos. I use to use the Google Photos folder inside Google Drive as an easy sync point between my NAS and the Cloud. They broke that, because, well, ...
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Android photos are not appearing in gallery, downloads don't work, and “My Files” won't open!

I have been having this problem for a long time, but I always have found a way out of it by deleting some of my photos. But now, when I try to open my photos in the Gallery, they don't appear! I tried ...
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Choosing folder(s) for photos on messenger

So have an Oppo CPH1701, running Android 6.0.1. In my photo gallery, I can organisey photos onto folders, and by default my photos and videos I take with my camera are also automatically sorted into ...
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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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Importing iCloud Live Photos

My iPhone has died and I am now considering a Samsung S20. All my photos are on iCloud. I understand that Samsung assistant will let me transfer data from iCloud. Does this include motion pictures? ...
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Recover Data after Factory Reset [duplicate]

Several alike questions are there on this community which the people generally don't focus on. I would like to draw the attention of people on this thread. I had done an unsecured (without backup) ...
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Stop automatic creation of these screen-shot “photos”

I shoot enough photos that it's valuable to have my USB options set to "Connect as a camera". Every time I plug my Android phone into my Mac, the Photos app starts up and reports that the phone (...
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LG Dynasty Tribute want to put date stamp on photo's?

how can I get my camera on my LGDynasty Tribute to put date stamp on photo's?
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Is there a way to back up photos to Google Drive automatically?

Photos used to be able to be backed up to Google Drive automatically, but Google has changed to backing them to Google Photos. Is there a way (e.g. via 3rd party app) to back up photos to Google Drive ...
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Where is Android photo album assignment stored?

the Android 10 photo viewer / Google Photo app has an option to assign a picture to a photo album. This assignment is stored even if the file is moved. Where is this assignment stored? Is it somehow ...
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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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How can I change the zoom limit of pictures?

When I used an iPhone, I was able to zoom really big into pictures. But on Android, the zoom stops much earlier. For example, if I downloaded a meme from 9Gag, and it had really small texts in the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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