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If you sign up to Google+ you can do this with the Google+ app now. There is an Instant Upload option in the app. This syncs any photos (and videos if you set the option) to an Instant Upload album in Picasa.


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There is a free (as in freedom) application Send Reduced, available at the F-Droid repository of free software. Install F-Droid, install Send Reduced, select your photos, press Share button, select Send Reduced and then select the sharing method. Your photos will be sent reduced in resolution and file size.


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There is no stock option to do this. Here's what I do, and it works pretty good, but isn't perfect. Download Reduce Photo Size from the Play store. When composing an email, click Add Attachment. A choice of locations will pop up. Choose Reduce Photo Size. Then choose either Select Image or Take a Photo. If you click Select Image, then choose Gallery. Once ...


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The Photos app and Google+ app, while deeply connected, are different applications on your phone. The Photos app is designed to replace the old Gallery app by providing more editing and sharing options. Both Photos and Gallery show you pictures stored on your phone and stored on Google's servers under your G+ account. If you're using Photos you can ignore ...


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I have just found the real correct way to combat this problem. There is no actual way you can easily see which photos are "original" quality vs "high". Google provide a slightly hidden feature to convert all your "original" photos to "high". On Google Photo Settings Page @ https://photos.google.com/settings Click Recover Storage button to Compress Original ...


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There is an app for that. PhotoSync (Sync to Picasa) automatically syncs local folder to Picasaweb, so you can select your camera folder. It's free and not so huge as G+ app. You can set your local folder and Picasa folder and sync them on eg. hourly basis.


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Google+ Instant Upload offers a setting to allow uploads only when the charger is connected. Facebook's instant photo upload does not offer such an option. The Gallery is linked to your Google Account and thus to Picasaweb. However, there's no option within the Gallery app to restrict data transfer only when the charger is connected. Carbonite recently ...


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You can do this with your native camera app. But you have to have JB 4.2 (Not 4.1.x). Go to the camera. Tap on the camera icon and pick the item that looks like a small globe with a panorama stretched over it. That's the Photo Sphere mode. Take a picture as usual. Keep your camera steady. You should see a message to align your camera with the blue dot. Tilt ...


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Consider any of the solution mentioned below. Solution 1 Note: Follow the steps for both Internal and external SD Card Go to File manager -> Android -> Data -> com.android.gallery3d. Delete the folder (com.android.gallery3d) in both internal and external SD card. Go to Settings -> Apps / Application manager -> search for Gallery -> open Gallery and ...


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Do you really want to do that? That might lead to you no more being able to see your images in the gallery. But if you want to try: open a file manager of your choice and navigate to the DCIM folder delete the .thumbnails directory create a file named .thumbnails open the file's properties, and set it "read only" Now, as there cannot be two objects with ...


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OK, so I did some testing and have determined that although the wording on the Photos "Settings" screens has changed, it is still possible to back up your photos solely when the phone is connected to WiFi. On the Settings-->Back up & sync screen, enabling "Back up & sync" means "WiFi ONLY" by default. Lower on the Settings screen, in the "Cellular ...


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I had EXACTLY the same problem. I couldn't find a solution else where. The only solution was to use a .nomedia file in the /sdcard/DCIM/Facebook directory and moving the *.jpgs to another folder. I had made a Tasker task referring to a reddit post in /r/tasker. Here is the description and the XML for importing it. You have to create the %destpart and add a ....


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I believe this is now possible if you sign up to Google+. Install the Google+ app. Open it. Then under Menu->Settings there is an Instant Upload option with the following description: "Automatically upload new photos & videos to a private web albumn." There are also a bunch of settings to control it under Instant Upload Settings. When you activate ...


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The default Android external SD file structure You should have a default structure used by Media Scanner to collect data present on your system, that gets stored on a database, allowing it to keep track of all the media content present on the device: Music/ - Media scanner classifies all media found here as user music. Podcasts/ - Media scanner ...


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Reason is your client saves them at that time, and doesn't ask the "server" (your Android device) for the original time stamps. You could try using a SSH server on your Android device. DroidSSHd would be a good choice, for example. To copy your files then you need to start this SSH Server first on your phone, which usually tells you the IP and port used. ...


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When using "Sound & shot" mode with the Samsung Galaxy S4 camera, the audio is stored as a WAV file that is embedded into a metadata tag within the JPEG. Here is how to extract the audio using ExifTool on a computer (not android). ExifTool can run on Unix platforms, Macintosh OS X, and Windows. If you are running linux, it might be available through your ...


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When in the message window, "long press" the image (hold your finger down on the image for a second or two) and a menu should pop up giving you the option to download or save the attachment. When you go to your gallery you'll usually see attachments you've downloaded in a folder called "Downloads" or "Messaging."


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I found I could multi select pics by touching the first one, holding my finger on the screen, and then dragging across the screen to the last one. They all turn to selected as I pass over them. A bit like selecting text with a mouse on a PC!


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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 like photoshop allows you to choose whether you want to maintain the aspect ratio or not. You can choose file type and quality as well when saving.


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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 the green rectangle is the 16:9 picture cropped out of 4:3 by the software. 2 megapixels are just removed from an original photo.


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I did some experimenting based on the post by @jameshenstridge and came up with a simple PHP script that successfully split every google motion photo i threw at it. <?php $src_arg = $argv[1]; $src_dir = realpath(pathinfo($src_arg, PATHINFO_DIRNAME)); echo "Scanning for files...\n"; foreach (glob($src_arg) as $src) { $file = realpath($src)...


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Requisites Download Shelter - an open source app from F-droid or GitHub. Quoting the developer, use cases Run “Big Brother” apps inside the isolated profile so they cannot access your data outside the profile “Freeze” (disable) background-heavy or seldom-used apps when you don’t need them. This is especially true if you use apps from Chinese ...


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This behaviour is not uncommon, sadly. I use SDrescan to fix it usually. Here are some other questions targeting the same underlying problem: The music player keeps displaying deleted songs. How do I remove them or refresh the library? Picture Gallery Slow & Won't Refresh on HTC G2 w Android 2.3 Gingerbread


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There is a fairly new app called Perfectly Clear which allows you to select multiple images and apply corrections to all of them at once in batch. You could also set a preset and apply the enhancements the same way for all images. Fair warning, for the more advanced features they have in-app purchases.


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The camera api within android is not written to be able to capture RAW. The camera firmware is at the kernel level and would require a custom kernel that is written with RAW in mind. Some of the post processing is being handled on the phone at the camera firmware level making it nearly impossible to find a way to actually capture RAW images.


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You say "Tasker doesn't seem a solution". If you already have Tasker installed you can do the following: Create a task with 6 actions that puts the names of the files in the camera folder into an array, then loops through the array moving files one by one depending on the filename extention. Note, in the IF statements, ~ means Matches, and !~ means Doesn't ...


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Image Shrink Lite is just right for me; there's a paid version with more options.


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Assuming you're speaking about the Short Message Service: For sending pictures without text, that's done via a special "signal channel", where exactly 160 bytes fit into a single package (hence the limit of 160 chars). But when you want to include more (more text, multi-media elements like pictures or video, or some other attachments), those "additional data"...


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You should try Audio Manager from Anuj Tenani. You can also save videos, images and audio which were send via any application from the gallery. It's also available on iTunes. --About the app -- The app is cleverly disguised as "Audio Manager" in the App Drawer. Disguises itself as a Audio Manager app which can be used to turn the volumes up and down. but ...


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[Originally posted in the comments section on 11/5/17] After touching the "share" icon, you have to select the Messages app. Then you select the recipient and touch "MMS".


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