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Where are Samsung's "Gallery" app's automatic "tags" stored and how can they be used downstream (i.e. in non-Android photo mgmt / dam software)?

Samsung's "Gallery" does a fantastic job at automatically / on its own assigning "tags" to photos, making it easy to find photos with certain keywords (e.g. "sunset" or &...
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Why can't I import pictures from my moto g6 (Android 9) into Shotwell on Debian Bullseye?

I used to import my phone pictures into Shotwell on a Debian computer by doing something like Plug the phone into a USB connector on my laptop. Set the phone's USB Preferences so that "USE USB ...
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How I can improve the quality of this panorama picture?

I took a panorama picture with my Google Pixel 6 (default camera application + Android 12): If one looks a bit close to it, the image is a low-quality. E.g., zooming-in on the top left corner: How I ...
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Detect Google "stylized" photo?

Google on Pixel phone stylizes some photos. Selection of photos to stylize is arbitrary (happens to some photos when you upload, no user selection to trigger) and what exactly happens in stylizing is ...
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Android app to sort photos as in Lightroom desktop

I am searching for an android app that allows one to rank photos from a particular day or folder, say by giving a mark between 0 and 5, as in the desktop version of Adobe Lightroom. I haven't been ...
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.jpg photos from the external SD card of Galaxy Grand Prime + display "It appears we don't support this file format" after transferring them to my PC

My Galaxy Grand Prime + phone was running out of space so I transferred all my WhatsApp media to my SD card. After some time (a few hours I think), many of these photos and videos became unviewable. I ...
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Transfer EXIF data from Android to Windows

I have taken over 500 photos on my recent journey and I'd love to code a program that allows me to access the GPS location of every photo and, through GMaps API, show me where the photo was taken. ...
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Is there any camera that can autoupload photos to a android device?

We are trying to build multiple Photobooths next to each other, which are equipped with a tablet that has a UI to select and upload certain photos in a folder. Right now we use canon 700d/750d (which ...
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How can I force my 48Mpix Android camera phone to save images at full resolution?

I have a Mi A3 phone camera. This has a 48Mpix sensor, but I am disappointed in the detail captured compared to, for example, a Sony phone with a 12Mpix sensor. Now what I notice from image ...
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Changing the camera ISO , Aperture, Shutter Speed with Android

I have a smartphone with Android 8.0. I need control over : ISO Aperture Shutter speed Could you please suggest the way to go forward? I do not know how to change any of them? I am using an ...
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Check if digital picture was taken today?

We're working on an app that registers the gasoline price at a gas station. We enter that information through digital pictures our clients send us; for example, Bob sent us a picture taken today from ...
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How/where does Google Photos store both Original & Edited photos?

Google Photos has for some time allowed you to edit your photos and also undo the edits. This suggests that the edits are saved in a non-destructive manner. Where and how are these different versions ...
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Is there a simple way to create a time lapse video with Canon Powershot?

I have a Canon PowerShot SX 540 HS. Is there a simple way to create a time lapse video? I'm fine using an Android app for this if required.
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Nikon D5600 : Android mobile cannot connect to camera's wifi (Snapbridge App Problem)

I am able to connect my mobile (Samsung S6 Edge) to the camera (Nikon D5600) via Bluetooth in the Snapbridge app. PROBLEM: When I press the "Remote Photography" or "Download Photos" button, the ...
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How to copy EXIF metadata on Android from one photo to another?

I'm looking for a way to copy some (say date, location, camera) or all EXIF metadata from one image to another image on Android, so I can restore metadata deleted by some photo editing apps. I ...
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Remote photography (using android) on Nikon D5600. Auto mode not available

I successfully connected my Nikon D5600 to my Samsung S8+. Everything's working fine, pictures are being sent from the camera to my phone, the 'live view' from the camera is being displayed in my ...
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12MP Dual Camera vs 24 MP single Camera (for VideoRecording) [closed]

I am newbie in this subject. I've read several articles about Androids' cameras, but cant still make the difference, how much difference is there between single-camera and dual-camera(new generation ...
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Android app that lets you do freehand transform

I nees to use free hand transform tool (take a corner and strech outside canvas) on android. I distinctly remember doing so in the past, with some full blown photo editor app, but cant seem to find it....
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Transfer Panasonic raw files (and videos) to android

I am looking for a way to transfer raw images and video to my android phone from my Panasonic camera. Wirelessly is preferred but using cables should be ok as well. What I'm not really looking for us ...
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Tips for improve photography skills in android phone camera [duplicate]

I am really interested in Photography but i don't have the money to buy a camera right now i already started photography using my android phone camera but i want to improve my photography skills ...
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Android software that shoots a range of at least +/– 5.0 EV for the bracketed set

I'm using a Galaxy S7 Edge phone and the Android app called Camera FV-5 to take bracketed exposures for HDR photography. That software takes a bracketed set of +/- 2.0 EV maximum. I found out that I ...
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Calculate the distance of an object in a photo Android [duplicate]

https://photo.stackexchange.com/a/12437/61513 here is a formula for calculating distance if we know the size of the object. Can I use this method for photos/frames made by Android cameras? And if I ...
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App for aligning with old picture while taking new picture (Samsung Galaxy S7)

I am looking for an app that lets me see an overlay of an old picture while taking a new picture. The old picture should however not be visible in the new picture when it is saved. This should also ...
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How to compress an image to a particular size in jpeg regardless of quality?

Scenario: I have an android app which captures images and sends over to a server. Till now I had been setting 50% quality. But with high end phones with better sensors and resolutions even with that ...
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why do most camera apps use a limited set of shutter speed values instead of a continuous value?

Many third-party applications on iOS (or Android) enable us to manually set the shutter speed, but they often only provide a limited set of shutter speed. For example, a common-used list of predefined ...
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Is there a an Android app. for joining several photographs into a larger flat image?

I want to take some large photographs of objects on the floor by taking several images and stitching them together. I've tried out some panorama apps. but while they automatically stitch the images ...
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How can I create long exposure images with my Ipad or my Android Smartphone?

What is the name of the technique that gives the sensation of rapidly moving objects in a still image? How to reproduce that? Is it possible to reproduce it with a smart-phone camera and an free App? ...
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Do phone cameras expose to the right?

When I take a RAW photo on my Nexus 5x, I got an overexposed photo: Here's the in-camera JPEG for comparison, which is properly exposed: Do smartphone cameras generally expose to the right? I've ...
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What causes these bands in this macro photograph of a LED?

I took these photos of two LEDs: from my Nexus 5 phone. The distance between the lens and the LEDs was lens than 2 cms. The bands only appear when going up this close. Are these a software/image ...
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Are there any cameras running on Android OS with Instagram support? [closed]

I'm planning to buy a camera. Since I currently use a camera phone, as of now sharing is not a problem, but when I switch to a dedicated camera I would prefer one that runs Android OS, and has built-...
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Photo backups via USB Hub + card reader + tablet + external HDD

Yes, it's another question about photo backups during traveling. But it's not a duplicate of this and this because I'm asking about specific way of backuping and will it work or no. I have D750 and ...
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How to transfer from Galaxy 5 to PC without loss of quality? [duplicate]

Photos on my Samsung G5 preview screen look much brighter, so much more vivid and saturated, than on my PC screen after I transfer them. Why? Does it have to do with a different color space? How can I ...
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Is there an app to verify my phone's camera sensor specs?

As we all know, the sensor is the heart of a digital camera and especially so in a mobile phone since most other variables (F-Stop, zoom, ISO, aperture) are for the most part static. There are a log ...
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Is it possible for a phone manufacturer to enable camera raw through a software upgrade?

So, I'm considering getting a new phone - the Galaxy S6 - but, even though Android Lollipop supports it, this phone does not have the ability to shoot in camera RAW. My question boils down to this: ...
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Does getVerticalViewAngle() give actual Camera Angle Field Of View(CAFOV) value?

I am utilizing a built in function named "getVerticalViewAngle()" to get the Vertical View Angle of Android Device Camera. The above function returns "63.8146" degrees as the Vertical Angle. Now if I ...
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Calculate Distance to Object in Android knowing the Size, Focal Length [duplicate]

I'm trying to find the distance to an object with my Android. I know the real size of object, also done some camera calibration with OpenCV to calculate focal length, camera matrix and distortion ...
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Android camera application that allows earbud mic clicker to snap pictures?

Is there an Android application that allows a user to snap pictures by clicking the microphone or volume button(s) located on earbuds? I'd rather use this than touching anything on the smartphone.
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Does the Sony A7 run Android, or if not, is there another way to write applications for it?

I'd like to buy a Sony a7R, probably when its successor arrives this year. I saw apps on the a7 in some video, and I would like to ask what apps are they? Is the Sony a7 running Android? Can you ...
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Android application similar to Apple Aperture / Adobe Lightroom?

I'm looking for an Android photography application for my tablet which will work similar to Apple Aperture. The main features I'm particularly interested in are: The ability to rate photos 1-5 Basic ...
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Is there a way to get image names from DSLR to a tethered tablet?

My implementation would be for high volume photography (sorting/post processing).... If I can get the image name, as the picture is taken, to be sent to a tethered android tablet, I would be able to ...
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Nikon D3200 Android USB control

I have a tablet having Android operating system, and a Nikon D3200 camera. I was wondering if there is any way to connect them together so that I can use the tablet as a remote control. I have already ...
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How to Choose Light mode while using Mobile Camera?

Which mode is best fit to take pictures at dusk using a mobile camera,will auto mode work fine or something else. For your information: I use a moto-e and Nexus 4 as my camera. and i use the default ...
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How do I use the manual exposure setting in the new Google Camera app?

In April 2014, Google revamped its Android camera app. In the settings menu under "Advanced", there is just one option: Manual exposure. It defaults to off, but after turning in it on, I can't find ...
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How to set shutter time on an Android phone?

I am trying to make a LED Pen as shown here. For this I require a camera that allows exposure time of ~20s. I don't own a SLR/DSLR/Digital camera. I have a 5MP camera on my phone. I wanted to ask if ...
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Why doesn't wifi on canon 70D connect to my Android device?

Just this past weekend, I got a Canon 70D, and I was so excited especially because of the wifi functionality. So I got all set up on my camera, and also got the EOS remote from Google Play store. But ...
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Lightroom Import - how to exclude .thumbnails folder

I am importing using Lightroom 4.4.2 from an Android device. The device generates thumbnails of the full size images and saves them in a .thumbnails folder inside the DCIM folder. LR sees this folder ...
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How to move photos from Android phone to Lightroom wireless?

I'm trying to find a good workflow for importing photos shot on an Android phone into Lightroom on a PC. Ideally this would be via wireless sync in some way (Dropbox? Google+ Photos?), but with ...
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Galaxy tab 2 doesn't recognize Canon EOS Rebel T2i

I wanted to connect my EOS Rebel T2i to a Galaxy tab 2 so I can controll it with DSLR controller app, yet it doesn't work. At first I thought, that it could be an issue with the app, but then I ...
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Is it possible to tether a D7000 to a smartphone?

Is it possible to shoot tethered (wired) with D7000 using a smartphone? if yes, which OS, what kind of features and apps are needed?
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How can I copy location info from geotagged phone images to images taken with my other camera around the same time?

So i did quite a big trip recently, and took lots of pictures with my DSLR and occasionally Android phone. Only after coming back did i read about the whole GPX file, tracklog options in Lightroom. ...
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