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Is there a way to see the device's screen *live* on PC, through ADB?

screenrecord screenrecord is an internal Android executable that dumps screen to a file, and ffplay from ffmpeg happens to be able to play an H.264 encoded stream from stdin First enable ADB USB ...
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Why do different Android phones with the same camera specs have different picture quality?

The only thing you mention is the resolution. Stating that the cameras have the same specs only because they have the same resolution, is a fallacy at best. It's like saying that two cars should ...
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Use image file as camera

There are 3rd-party "fake camera" apps that will let you to choose an image instead, such as: Image2Camera (free) Fake Camera by New Horizon Apps (free) Fake Camera - donate version by Vaclav Balak (...
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Why do different Android phones with the same camera specs have different picture quality?

Because resolution is probably the least important from all the characteristics of a camera (and it can even go against quality, a larger resolution without an accordingly better sensor might just as ...
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Can I manually focus the camera on my Android phone?

The new API for full control of the camera on android had been added to android version 5. Google added these features like iso ,manual focus and etc in android lollipop. I personally think to use ...
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Saving pix from Google camera to SD card

Unfortunately the Google Camera app does not natively support saving pictures/videos/panoramas to SD Card. I am guessing that this goes with Google's general stance against SD cards in general. If ...
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Why is there :nopm: in some photo file names?

This is not related to AM/PM as the screenshot shows. This issue appears to happen due to Google Hangouts. I have heard from a few Moto G owners that this happens a lot on that device, and can cause ...
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Is there any way to re-render a photosphere?

To recover from a crash during a panorama stitch I did this: Use a file explorer on Android to copy the folder containing the unstitched files from the cache: /storage/emulated/0/Android/data/com....
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Is there any way to re-render a photosphere?

Not a full answer (came here looking for an answer myself), but here are a couple of partial solutions I figured out so far, perhaps someone else can improve upon these. First of all, temporary files ...
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Why does heat problems cause purple tint / pink spots on my camera (HTC One)?

The HTC One's camera has bigger pixels than the regular phone cameras ("Ultrapixels"). When you use your camera in low light, it tries to draw more light from the sensor, so the image looks brighter. ...
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Can I manually focus the camera on my Android phone?

There is a free android app that allows you to manually adjust focus (and more camera technical stuff for photographers) Its called open camera and can be found on playstore. (the one by mark harman)...
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Why the music player stop playing music when taking photo?

This is an old question, but I think that some people might find it useful since I came it across using Google search. The camera app has a permission called TAKE_AUDIO_FOCUS which it is granted by ...
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What does aspect ratio has to do with the megapixels?

The aspect ratio has nothing to do with megapixels. Part of a 4:3 image are removed to get a 16:9 resolution, that is why a 16:9 image has less pixels. The purple rectangle is your 4:3 picture, and ...
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Change aspect ratio of pictures

This guy works great for me on a Samsung 8.4" pro tab: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.valsior.resizer Has a long list of pre-set sizes and a select-your-own-size option, which ...
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Can I login to Whatsapp Web without scanning the QR code?

You can't, you need to scann with Whatsapp, if you scann the QR code with a normal reader, how a website or similar, you only get a plain text. Whatsapp send that text to your own server to enable ...
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Is there a way to take low resolution pictures on Android?

Open Camera has plenty of options for specifying the resolution. Look on the settings menu, then Photo settings. You can set it to 640x480 or even 352x288. You can also set the image quality, ie the ...
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Poor performance of HDR in Nexus 5

More of a photography question than an Android question, I think. Remember that HDR is High Dynamic Range, essentially your camera takes 3 (or more) pictures at different exposures: One normal, one ...
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How to list apps, which have a permission to access the camera?

There are several apps in the Play Store that can list which applications use specific permissions. One that I use is Permission Friendly Apps by androidsoft.org https://play.google.com/store/apps/...
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Disabled my camera app. Can't find it anymore!

Open Settings> Apps> Disabled& find the Camera app. You can enable it there. This is the common way to enable disabled apps on all android phones. Comment if any problem persists.
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How to make stock Camera app silent when shot is taken without preventing phone call ringtone sounds?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo (Android 4.4.2) I was able to solve my problem as follows: C:\> adb shell and then # su # mount -o remount,rw / # cd /system/media/audio/ui/ # mv Shutter.ogg ...
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Why do different Android phones with the same camera specs have different picture quality?

You also need to take into account the pixel size of the sensor, as well as the sensor size, all of which can positive affect image quality of the photo. The processing of the photo is vital as well.
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Why does unlocking bootloader affect camera quality on some devices?

For Sony's specific case, it's because Sony has proprietary technology (X-Reality color management, BIONZ image processor, active noise cancelling techniques) for its stock camera that uses DRM ...
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How to use burst / slow-mo features on Nexus 6p?

This is for Google Camera v3.0 and up: Video Open Google Camera app Swipe from right to left for Video mode. In the top right, touch the icons to turn features on or off: Slow motion: Set slow motion ...
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What does aspect ratio has to do with the megapixels?

Glossary of Digital Photography Terms : Megapixel: A megapixel contains 1,000,000 pixels and is the unit of measure used to describe the size of the sensor in a digital camera. Aspect Ratio: Aspect ...
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Android camera shoots with the same sensor

Camera does not give you the raw data it captures. Before it outputs the format you desire, the data will be processed by a set of algorithm implemented differently by each manufacturers, giving ...
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Camera app can't access sd card anymore after formating it as internal

Meanwhile I found the solution. In the app settings I had to delete the app data and cache. That set the settings back to default which solved the issue.
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How to change photo storage path for LineageOS 16's Camera app?

As of right now it is not possible for you to change the path. Android Pie does not allow apps to write/read SD Card public area and only allows apps to access the application private area. That being ...
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How Do We Set the Default Camera App in Android 11?

I am on Android 11 (Pixel 4a) and was searching to do this and I recalled this question (had posted an answer and deleted, not being correct) . Here's the answer from Android 11 Changelog — Full List ...
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How can I take a picture with the depth camera?

While the Nokia 7.1 has a 'depth' camera. It is unclear if the 5MP camera has been exposed to developers (doubtful) or is part of the overall camera system for image enhancement (more likely). On the ...
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Is there a way to selectively sync photos?

Launch G+ Photos app. Swipe right on the left edge to open up the menu. Go to "On Device". You can select which folders to be synced by tapping on the cloud icon on the right of the folder name. Note:...
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