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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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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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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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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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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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Downloaded photos from Samsung Galaxy S7 are corrupted on PC but viewed OK from Android Gallery after the internal storage got full

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge on Android 6.0. I usually take videos and photos and then get a message from the Camera app that I can't use the app anymore since my phone memory/RAM is full. I ...
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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 Camera'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 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....
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LG G6 camera - ways to improve photo quality?

I was under the impression that the photos on the g6 were supposed to be fantastic because it had 2 cameras instead of one (depth or something like that?) but I find that the photos just generally ...
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Why do my photos on LG G6 seem overly compressed?

I've just come back from a nice hiking trip where I took lots of photos that looked good on the LG G6 screen. But looking at them closely, there is very little detail - they've been heavily smoothed....
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