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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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Permissions: How to deny an app Intent.ACTION_GET_CONTENT

As the admin of my android device, I'd like to configure the device to return a permission denied error to all apps that request Intent.ACTION_GET_CONTENT by default, unless I explicitly give it ...
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recover/restore deleted photos Android [duplicate]

ten days ago I deleted some photos (also from the trash). Is there even the slightest chance that they can be recovered, even forensically? Or Trim/garbage collection have already done their job? I'm ...
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Do photos survive a factory reset (Android)?

I sold my old Oreo but I'm paranoid. I had about twenty old photos (nothing special) and I deleted them, even from the trash. Then factory reset. I recorded some blank videos and then a factory reset. ...
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Do pictures and videos sent via the Facebook Messenger Android app expire?

I sent a few pictures and videos to a friend via the Facebook Messenger Android app. Do pictures and videos sent via Facebook Messenger Android app expire? I.e., will they disappear or will only a ...
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How can I change a friend's photo on Message+ with my Galaxy S21?

I somehow placed my own picture on message threads from a friend. How can I restore his picture? I have a Galaxy S21 FE 5G.
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Tasker App for Photo and Caption to Note

I would like a Tasker app that allows me to take a photo, provide a text note like a caption, and then stores both the photo and caption in a note app like Keep, Evernote, or Onenote. So far, I have a ...
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adb-sync along with rsync for fastest way to backup gigabytes of media & photos file to HDD disk regularly

I have a 512GB Android phone with 150GB+ 15k+ photos and videos. Step 1. On my Macbook, I used better-adb-sync with a USB cable and debugging enabled to copy a large amount of files from my phone to ...
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How does WhatsApp's Delete For Everyone work for photos?

In WhatsApp, when the sender deletes a photo for everyone from their side, does it permanently deleted from my phone, or are they still there on my phone? If it was there, are they recoverable by the ...
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Auto delete pic/vids from phone when deleted from Google Photos web

You take 10 photos and only one is good. But in Google Photos, all 10 are automatically uploaded. I don't want to maintain two places: my phone and the Google Photos Cloud. How can I make it so that I ...
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Is there a way to automatically share Google Photos of someone in real time?

I take a lot of pictures of one person and this person always wants me to share them. Google Photos is really good at identifying these pictures and so I was wondering if there was a way that Google ...
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Can websites access photos on device if Chrome has access?

If the Google Chrome app on Android has access to media/files/photos, can any website access photos on the device since the permission is granted to chrome, or would the photo picker (before the ...
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Xiaomi Portrait Mode: Where is the original data stored (before depth-of-field effect)?

My Xiaomi 10T Pro has a "Portrait Mode" which blurs the background. When opening such a photo in the Gallery, the phone offers the option to adjust depth-of-field. By default, a medium ...
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After Deleting .thumbdata file all images in sd card are corrupted

I am suffering from media corruption on my SD Card, I have deleted .thumbdata file on my android phone (Samsung J7 Prime) to freeup space on sd card but after deletion all files are corrupted and ...
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Android 13 - What happens to photos in OneDrive/Google Photos that were backed up once you delete a photo from your storage?

I'm on android 13 with the Samsung a32 5g. If I delete a photo on my phone that was synced to OneDrive or Google Photos backup and sync again, will that photo automatically get deleted after 30 days, ...
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Where are original photos in Samsung Gallery stored?

In the Samsung Gallery app, we can edit photos and overwrite the original. Yet, we can somehow revert it. So the app seems to be saving original photos somewhere. 2 questions: Where are they stored? ...
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Add text labels in photos

In Android 11 (Samsung Galaxy A20): When editing a photo using the OOTB Gallery/photo editing functionality, is there a way to add text labels in a photo? Like this (label added in MS Paint):
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Partial/restricted access to photos and videos

Many apps such as Facebook and Instagram simply request access to all "photos and videos". Presumably this is so they can show you their own gallery to choose from when posting them online. ...
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When taking a photosphere picture with a Google Camera app, how can I get a pointer to which photo is missing?

When taking a photosphere picture with a Google Camera app, I sometimes have issues to find which photo(s) are missing to complete the photosphere. How can I get a pointer to which photo is missing?
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Photo's filename weird numbers

I have an android phone. When I tried to connected it to my PC and opened image folder (DCIM/101SHARP), I have found many photos. There is a photo with the name ".trashed-1666704779-DSC_0328.JPG&...
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Transfer pictures via adb, while preserving the ability to pick a better shot later

When I view a picture on my Pixel6, the phone suggests a "Top Shot" and lets me "pick a better shot". I would like to transfer my pictures to a hard drive using adb, while ...
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Can a user recover photos deleted from DCIM/Camera in Android files via USB-linked file move to Windows 10?

Yesterday, I connected my phone to my Windows 10 PC, and transferred all of my camera photos to a new Windows folder via Windows Explorer using the 'Move' function. I have since learned this was a bad ...
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Why is the camera / photo quality of 2021 Moto g stylus 5g is worse than my 2016 samsung s7?

I just upgraded my Samsung s7 to moto g stylus 5g (2021). Moto g stylus 5g 2021 has 4 camera's advertising a 48MP camera - but to my jaw dropping surprise the quality of pictures coming out of this ...
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Where are edited photos stored?

The Camera app stores photos in some DCIM folder, and these can easily be accessed to attach to an email message, or to download to a pc over an USB cable. In the Photos app, I can edit a photo, and ...
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How do I save GPS data when copying photos?

I use OpenCamera to take photos of construction sites. There are checkboxes in the settings: Store location data; Store compass direction; Require location data. All checkboxes are checked. Photos ...
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Need later Samsung-specific posts to get a photo from dropbox to Gallery

Can't believe how hard this is and the lack of recent posts with current menu options. I have a photo modified on the PC, saved in dropbox and cannot set it as my wallpaper on my Samsung S8. Every ...
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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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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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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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Is restoring WhatsApp media (photos) from Google Drive enough, or should I also sync it with Google Photos?

I have a Google Drive backup for my WhatsApp, and I think it also includes media (photos). But my phone is also filled with WhatsApp photos and I want to back it up to Google Photos. Now I am confused ...
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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 [email protected] 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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