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Google Photos deletes copy and original on device

After a while of trying around, I found a solution. This behavior of the Google Photos app seems to be intended, because it is more an interface for the network service to synchronize images, and less ...
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Change Facebook (and others) photo saving folder

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 ...
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Did Google remove the "backup while on wifi" option from the Photos app?

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 ...
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How do I view Google Camera's motion photos on my Windows PC?

I did some experimenting based on the answer by James Henstridge and came up with a simple PHP script that successfully split every Google Camera's motion photo I threw at it. 2022-01-24 - Code has ...
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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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Galaxy S4 "sound and shot" feature - extract sound

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 ...
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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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How do I view Google Camera's motion photos on my Windows PC?

I haven't seen any software to view them other than on the Google Photos website. I was curious about this so started pulling apart one of the photos from my phone, and here's what I found: The ...
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WhatsApp: How to isolate contacts and photos - Privacy concerns

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 ...
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How does software affect photo quality on different Android devices even though they have the same camera 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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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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How can I text a photo from Google Photos instead of a link?

[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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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. That should be enough. As explained on security.SE: ...
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Change Facebook (and others) photo saving folder

Anyone else looking this in the future and don't know how to use Tasker or find it difficult to understand. Download this app. Go to organizer section. Make a service job to move files as soon they ...
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What is the location of the DCIM folder in the internal storage on a Xiaomi Redmi 4X?

should be storage/sdcard0/DCIM
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Where are edited photos stored?

Photos edited via com.google.android.apps.photos aka Google Photos are stored directly to your Google photos (cloud) storage, that's the reason it doesnt appear over MTP or via file managers. On PC, ...
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Pictures and videos not showing in the gallery

Workaround: In my case, the images with a very long name didn't show up in the Gallery. After I renamed them, they showed up. Update: A rename by adding one more character (in the Total Commander / X-...
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Resize photo before sending it by email?

I recommend taking a screenshot of the image, and cropping it. It should reduce the size a bit without an app.
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Photos sync - where did the files recover to?

From the photos app, you can't recover onto your device. You can only view them , the restore option is a misnomer as it does not really restore to your device: From Google help, where a similar ...
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Android phone automatically deletes photos?

Photos could be removed by a cloud sync/back up application. One example is Google Photos. You may have chosen to remove photos which have already been backed up. You may not see them in the Gallery,...
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Google photos keeps crashing

I was having the same problem every time I oppended the app it crashed and I found that if i oppened it with wifi off it worked just fine so it had something to be with the automatic back up, I went ...
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Force specific folder to be added to Photos?

Delete the .nomedia file to force media scanning ( restart the phone. It is then that media scanner database is re indexed ) and it should appear in Google photos folder list for sync. If you don't ...
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What is the location of the DCIM folder in the internal storage on a Xiaomi Redmi 4X?

It's /storage/emulated/0/Dcim/
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How do I protect my photos from accidental deletion when giving my phone to my kids?

Looking for a gallery app with Trash/Recycle Bin feature I came across Foto Gallery. If you delete a pic using trash icon, the pic is moved into trash (which itself is an album in this app). Within ...
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How do I view Google Camera's motion photos on my Windows PC?

Although the question is for Windows, I think it's appropriate to post my script to play it from command line on Linux here: https://gist.github.com/vi/5de17bb8d4ea91b8c28e79e0bac6c3cb #!/bin/bash ...
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How do I view Google Camera's motion photos on my Windows PC?

There's also Motion-Photo-Viewer. Can either be self hosted or used online to play a single *.MP.jpg (and extract the mp4 through right-click-save-as. You do not need a Web Server, so cloning the ...
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Stop Google Photos from Retaining Deleted Photos

If you are using Google Photo to backup your photos, you should also use it as your "gallery" app on your phone to manage photos. When you delete a photo in the Google Photo app, it will delete it in ...
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What does it mean for a corrupted photo to appear on my album?

I have faced this issue too and in my case i have transferred pictures from another device to my device and Sharing Tool (sharing app) was buggy and it corrupted some files. So make sure if you ...
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