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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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Delete constrained 2048px images and upload "high quality" < 16MP photos

I'm attempting to delete my constrained 2048px images off of google photos to make way for the new less than 16MP photos "high quality" version of the photos. My concern is that by deleting the ...
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Does Google Photos allow for "Hidden" albums or photos?

I have not found anywhere in Google Photos to "hide" and album, collection, or specific photo from view under any given context. Is there a setting or workaround that will allow a user to select ...
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Delete original pictures/videos from phone and not have Google Photos automatically delete the online copy

I have Google Photos app enabled to automatically backup all my photos and videos to my Google Photos. My question is, once they are on the drive how can I delete the original from the phone without ...
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Does Google+ to new Photos app "cut & paste," or "copy & paste" archives?

Does the new Photos app duplicate photos from Google+, or does it move them completely over? I pay $1.99/month for my Google Storage and was wondering if current system will delete the copies in "...
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Can I recover photos that were being stored in a corrupt SD sector and then deleted after a phone restart?

I have no idea how this is even possible, but let's start from the beginning. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. I went on a road trip this Memorial Day weekend and took a bunch of photos. The whole weekend ...
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Picasa photos in gallery don't show up in photos app or google+ photos

I have some photos that show up in gallery>picasa, but not in the photos app. I know these photos were downloaded pictures from a previous phone, off a received email I believe. I may or may not have ...
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Archiving old photos to Google Plus (off the phone, but accessible)

I have an EyeFi in my camera. The client on my phone polls it and downloads new photos. My phone automagically backs them up to Google Plus Photos. So from taking a picture, I can access them from any ...
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Google photos displays pixelated images

Today I noticed that pictures (screenshots, pictures, etc) in my phone (LG F60) are displayed awfully. I use google photo. Until yesterday everything was fine but today i noticed that everything in ...
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Google+ is filling up my phone

I was running out of storage space on my phone, mainly due to photos, so I decided to sync all my pictures and "home movies" to Google+ and then delete all the photos/movies from my phone (deleting ...
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Delete large numbers of photos at once without deleting from Google+ backup

I have about 5000 photos on my phone right now, and they are all backed up on Google+. I know I can delete photos without removing them from Google+ by using the Photos app and selecting "On Device." ...
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Sharing photos between two accounts

My wife and I use Google Photos to share pictures between our devices. We like it because it has Auto Backup and automatically syncs pictures between our two phones. To make this work, though, she ...
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Android Photos App Clear Data

I've cleared Data on the Photos app and photos are no longer showing. Any Ideas how to fix this?
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Google Photos Add a Location on Multiple Files

I am using Google Photos for my archieved photos. I have lots of photos from past(When the Photo Location not involved) Now i want to add the location for my Photos to organize them. It is possible ...
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How can I delete backed up Google+ photos off of the phone?

How can I delete backed up Google+ photos off of the phone? I know Flikr has support for this, and I don't think there is a way to do this natively with Google+, so is there a 3rd party app or utility?...
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How to change someone's profile picture in WhatsApp?

I don't like one of my WhatsApp friend's picture (we chat regularly, though the photo disgusts me), so I want to change his profile picture. I did change its source image, but it didn't work on the ...
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Google drive only backup new photos

How can I only backup photo's I make after I turned on automatic backup?
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Deleting photos on Google+ doesn't delete them on local storage on my phone

I'm still getting used to the Auto Backup functionality in the Photos app. I turned this feature on and all my photo's are correctly synced to Google+. When I delete a photo on my phone (Nexus 5) it ...
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Where did all these photos and videos come from?

My phone's memory is so full that it won't let me take or download pictures anymore. Also cannot download almost any app due to low memory. When I look at memory usage, most of it is used for photos ...
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Recover photos and videos from s3 (no sd or root)

Basically someone deleted photos from my dads phone. He doesn't have a sd card and his Galaxy S3 is not rooted. Is there any way to get them back?
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Wrong time of photo on Nexus 4

After I took a photo with my Nexus 4, I clicked "Details" and found out the taken day and time are wrong. Such as, it should be "Feb 25, 2015 6:50PM", but it shows "Feb 26, 2015 12:50:13AM". How ...
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How to transfer photos wirelessly without losing file date and time

I want to quickly wirelessly transfer photos off an Android (Kit Kat) device. The catch: I don't want to lose the file dates/times during the transfer. Specifically, I am not talking about the EXIF ...
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my phone doesn't load any picture i take with the camera

I thought there was some sort of problem with my camera but it works just fine except that it doesn't load the pictures i take with it. I take a picture and when i try to view it it turns out to be a ...
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Change aspect ratio of pictures

How can I simply change the aspect ratio of pictures on Android 4.2.2? Say from 1920x1080 to 1920x1280. Background: On my Samsung Galaxy S4 mini, I can take pictures using the native camera app and ...
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Android picture naming convention

I am using Samsung Galaxy S5 from T-Mobile. I noticed that pictures are named as YYYMMDD_ABCDEF.jpg where the first part represents date and the last purt I suspect represents time in military ...
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Dropbox Camera Upload for Camera FV-5 raw (DNG) photos

On Nexus 5 & Android 5, Camera FV-5 can capture raw photos, stored in DNG format. How can I upload the DNG files automatically to some kind of cloud storage? For example, the "Camera Upload" ...
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Photo and video recovery

I accidentally deleted an entire timeline of photos off of gallery. My phone was set to sync with my Gmail account and Facebook. Where do I find these synced photos and videos through my Gmail or ...
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Sync google+ Albums with Nexus 5

Is there a possibility to sync my google+ photo albums to my Nexus 5? My Galaxy Nexus, with the old gallery app, had the feature to "pin" albums locally to the device. My new Nexus 5, with the new ...
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Blurry images in gallery

Had a nexus 10 for nearly a year now. Before 5.0 came out w/e version I was on, the extra large images that I had imported from my computer to my nexus would properly resolve and keep their quality ...
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How to sync all photos on Android with Amazon Prime Photos?

Here's some background information: I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Android phone. I have an Amazon Prime account. I have some photos stored in folders on my memory card. I have some photos stored in my ...
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will i lose my photos, voice recordings, videos and notes if i reset my samsung galaxy s1

If I reset my Samsung Galaxy S1 to factory reset mode will i lose my photos my voice recordings and my notes? Because i really need those, but its been so long since i've used this phone and i forgot ...
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How can I take a photograph via voice control with Google Camera or CyangoenMod default camera?

I know that I can use Google Search and say "OK Google, Take a picture" to open the chosen camera app. How can I then take a photo? I tried the obvious "snapshot", "take picture" both with and ...
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Photos "self deleted" off Galaxy 3

As I was trying to transfer photos from my galaxy 3 to my mac, one of my albums containing over 1500 pictures deleted itself. I watched the album count slowly decrease. Why did it do this and how do ...
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How did my niece's face end up on my daughter's body after being backed up to Google photos?

We took family pictures with my S3 which came out fine. After checked the backed up photos in Google photo I notice that my niece's face had been transposed onto my daughter so that it looks line my ...
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Help with Photo app / Gallery

I deleted the photo app that actually comes pre-installed on Android and have been just using gallery. Is there any way to download the photo app?
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android/data/com. folders

While searching for .jpg images that seem to be scattered ALL OVER my Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014), I discovered that, when connected to my Win7 PC, I can see .jpg images (my own photos with my unique ...
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Geotagging not working when off the road

i have LG G2 mini phone with anroid 4.4.2. I have a problem with photo geotagging, it works perfectly when a photo is taken in a place which is marked on the map (for example a road) but when you take ...
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Why doesn't Google+ auto upload all my pictures consistently and in the right sequence?

Google+ doesn't upload my photos consistently, and sometimes it uploads them out of order. Why would the app not do its job consistently? There are missing pictures, and then a week later they ...
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How to limit DropBox Camera Upload to only Camera images?

I've used Dropbox and its Camera Upload feature for a while now, both on my old phone (SE R800 I believe), and my newer Samsung S4 Mini. It used to be that only pictures taken with the camera were ...
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Hide photos in the Google+ photos app

I want to back up my photos using the photos app, but I don't want some of them to show up when I open the app on my phone. Is this possible?
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Displaying photos in "years, collections, moments" structure?

Since iOS7 the photos has been organized by time and location and I find it quite handy to find photos, however when I switch to Android it's quite a painful experience to find photos. Is there any ...
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Photo counter reset

I have Android 4.0.4 on my Sony Xperia Ion (LT28at). It never saves photo counter - everytime I empty DCIM/100ANDRO folder, it begins creating photos from DSC_0001.jpg. Is there a way to set this ...
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Download Photosphere images

I have Google Cardboard which works great with Photosphere. I've created a few of my own, but I'd really like to get some spectacular images (e.g. Times Square, Grand Canyon etc) to install on my ...
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Can't send photos from this account - WTH?

I have a Nexus 5 running 4.4.4. I have a Google Apps account that I use for GMail, G+, etc. My wife has a standard GMail account with G+ enabled. We chat back and forth using the Hangouts feature ...
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Deleted .nomedia file but still photos in that folder not visible in gallery

Created an .nomedia file in a folder and it worked. But now I've deleted that file but still photos are not visible in gallery app.How to recover from this? Any help?
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Photos app - can't I copy some photos to a new album?

I have a Nexus 5. I am in the Photos app, looking at the camera roll. I want to move/copy some photos to a new album, so I enter bulk-selection mode. When I select certain photos, the 'Copy to album'...
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Is it possible to make my phone as a remote shutter?

Is it possible to set a android phone to act as a remote shutter that can connect multiple devices (phones and/or camera) via bluetooth to take photos?
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Does android Support RAW image capturing? [duplicate]

I'd like to capture RAW images from my Droid Camera rather than those compressed jpg's, is there anyway to achieve this? EDIT: I saw that it's not possible due to kernel limitation, but, what kind of ...
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Help! I can no longer access photos from my gallery when trying to send a picture

I have a Samsung S4. when I'm trying to attach a photo to an MMS I used to get an option of accessing the photo via galary or Samsung link. Usually I selected gallery. This time I accidentally clicked ...
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How do I get 2 way photo syncing with dropbox?

I have Dropbox auto uploading photos that I take. What I'd like is to have deletions or reorganizations of my photos on the phone to be reflected in Dropbox and also the other way around? How do I ...
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Magnify (zoom) part of image application

I'd like to edit an image to add a "magnifying glass" ring with a magnified region inside, like in the screenshot below. The standard Gallery editing tools can't do that, and I've tried a few other ...
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