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Questions tagged [camera]

For questions related to phone's camera and related apps.

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What are those *.nar, *.thm and *.tnl files in my Pictures folder? Can delete them?

See picture below: I saw this file when I browse to my Pictures folder via USB. I can imagine that the file suffixed with _Rich.nar is related with the Rich Capture feature in Lumia Camera 5 and the ...
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Where's Bing Vision in Windows Phone 10?

I know Windows Phone 8.1 moved Bing Vision from being a Cortana feature, to being a Camera Lens. However, I've just upgraded to a Lumia 950 (with Windows Phone 10) and I cannot find Bing Vision ...
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Autofocus does not work when using the camera button

I have a Nokia Lumia 800. When I use the camera button to take a photograph, autofocus does not work. Instead, I tap the subject on the screen for it to focus on it. I expect to have to tap-to-...
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What aspect of a photo is controlled by where I tap on the screen to take it?

Everyone says the Lumia takes lovely pictures, but many of mine are blurry and crappy. I generally take them by pressing the shutter button (why yes I am over 30.) This week I happened to take some by ...
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Change Photo Resolution

Is there a way to change the photo resolution in Windows Phone 8? Specifically I have a Nokia Lumia 920. The 920 takes pictures at 8.7 megapixels with an image size of 3264 x 2448 pixels. For most of ...
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Camera hangs on “Saving” after taking a picture

Whenever I take a picture, the lumia camera (or just the regular camera app) always says "Saving" on the screen and I can't get rid of the text in order to take another picture. The phone does save ...
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Lumia 640XL Storage never finishes to show the app list with size

My Lumia 640XL only has 260MB free on phone. The micro SD 64Gb almost half free. The phone is misbehaving. Some apps shows no memory available, the camera does not display button to take photos, and a ...
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Camera on Lumia 535

I am not able to zoom in the camera. Is the default model like that or has it got to do with something with my device? Is there any solution to that?
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How do you rotate a camera photo?

I just took a picture with the phone's camera, but it's on its side (or upside down) compared to my perspective when I took it. How can I rotate or flip the picture so it's the right side up? ...
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How to disable video compressing when sharing

When sharing video my windows phone automatically compress it. The video quality is much worse then original. Does windows phone allows to turn off compressing video while sharing? Can I force WP to ...
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Lenses won't get added to Windows 10 mobile

The other day, I opened the Camera app on Microsoft Lumia 640 which I have updated to Windows 10 and there were no Lenses pre-installed. So I clicked the link to the Store and installed a few lenses, ...
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Is there a way to shot panoramic photos like iOS on Windows Phone?

I wanted to take some panorama pictures, so I tried the Lumia Panorama App, the best App for this task on Windows Phone (as far as I know). The problem is that it is quite slow and cumbersome to use: ...
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Is there a way to take panoramic pictures on Windows Phone?

I've seen the panoramic photos in iOS 6 and my Nexus S can take panoramic pictures as well. Are there any Windows Phone devices that can do panoramic photos or maybe an app that can stitch multiple ...
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What might be causing my camera to misbehave?

I chose the Lumia 1020 as a handy standby camera when I haven't got my normal photography kit with me; However since updating to 8.1 (Cyan), and later to 8.1. update 1 (Denim), I've noticed that the ...
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Windows Phone 10 with Office365 Business account - can't upload camera pics

I have an Office 365 E3 account and a brand new Windows 10 phone (Lumia 930). Reset the phone to factory settings, reinstalled and added the O365 account. It does appear in OneDrive and I can view the ...
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How do I view and adjust all camera settings at once in Nokia Pro Cam?

I'm using a Nokia 920 with the Amber update. When I installed Pro Cam, I'd seen screenshots where all the different camera settings were visible on the screen at once, and could be edited by moving ...
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Why does the camera use a flash even though I have turned flash off?

I have the flash turned off on my phone: But when I take pictures, it flashes. Even outdoors in broad daylight. Why?
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What is the privacy setting of the OneDrive folder for automatic uploads?

If I enable the Automatically upload to OneDrive ** setting in the **pictures+camera settings, what level of privacy to those images get? Who can see them?
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Is there any way to use the Photosynth app only to take photos, in full resolution?

I have briefly used the new Photosynth app and noticed that the output has a fairly low resolution. I suppose a compromise has been made for the processing power and bandwidth available on a mobile ...
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Camera App Wont Start

I have an issue with my windows phone (Windows Phone 10 / Microsoft branded hardware). The camera software won't start. I hit the camera button from the start menu, and the app begins to load, the ...
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Lumia 920 camera resolution

According to tech scecs, Nokia Lumia 920 have 8.7 MP main camera. Wheh I bought it, photos resolution was 3264×2448 px (7,990,272 px). But after some time I noticed that maximum photos resolution is ...
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HTC 8X Camera sound problem

I recently bought a HTC 8X and see that camera sound setting is not appear in ringtones+sounds settings!!! my phone career is Telstra, I searched in google and understand that my career policy removed ...
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Edit HDR photo format (.nar) on PC?

Are there any applications (Windows or Linux) that support the .nar format that is used by Windows Phones to store HDR images? In particular I am wondering if there are programs that allow to change ...
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Volume Button (Lumia 535)

My device is a Lumia 535. It has a about 5 inch screen. This makes it a bit difficult to take selfies because you have to click the click option to take a picture. Isn't there a feature of clicking a ...
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Is there a way to delay the auto upload of Photos to OneDrive?

Let's say that I took 10 consecutive photos. But I will delete a few bad shots afterwards. But the photos are already being uploaded to OneDrive as its supposed to. Is there a way that to delay the ...
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Lumia Camera started misbehaving. Now not functioning altogether

I am using a Microsoft Lumia 640XL, running Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2. About 3 weeks ago, my Lumia Camera app started taking long to take photos. I would click on the capture icon, and then it would ...
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Phone locks while using camera

I would like to prevent my phone from locking itself while I'm using the camera. I don't see any option in camera settings to prevent or delay locking. Is there any way to accomplish this?
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Lumia 1020 Camera Cover Crack?

In front of me I have a brand new (only used 2 days to install apps and download maps) Nokia Lumia 1020. Now I looked at the cover of the camera lens and it seems to me that there is a ovale/round ...
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Phone takes blurry pictures

I have a Dell Venue Pro (DVP) with a 5 megapixel camera. It is unable to capture pictures without very noticeable blur. Besides building a tripod, what steps can I take to improve my picture-taking ...
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How can I convert the mp4.tnl files?

I have a Lumia 930 and I use Nokia Camera App to take my video. How can I convert the mp4.tnl files?
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Support for monopod

Is monopod (selfie stick) with headphone jack supported in Windows Phone, or are there workarounds? It looks the default camera is not supported. (cannot capture with "volume up" button) (in ...
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Lumia Camera Tap to Take Photo

In the Lumia Camera app, how do I tap the screen once to take a photo? (Without having to hit the Camera/Take photo icon). In the default Windows Phone Camera App there is a setting called Tap to ...
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Procedure to clean internal camera lens

I have an HD7 with considerable dust inside the lens which makes the resulting photos from the camera HORRIBLE. I've tried using an air can to hopefully penetrate what cracks let in the dust and clean ...
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Lumia Camera (it's the default app for me) opens nonstop suddenly

So earlier I spilled some diet cola and some made its way onto my phone screen and case. I dried the soda. That was 7 hours ago. Now suddenly since an hour and a half ago my phone camera app has been ...
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How to watch a Nokia Lumia Live Picture (Living Image) on a (Windows) PC?

I have some nice live pictures/living pictures off my 730 Lumia phone. They seem a bit like the pictures in Harry Potter (if you watched that..) anyway, I like the idea of a picture briefly coming to ...
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Can I (and if so, how do I) change default settings in Nokia Pro Cam

Each time I enter the Nokia Pro Cam all settings (white balance, ISO, shutter speed, ...) are set to "auto". Is there a way that I can change that, so that I can have it to default to, say, daylight ...
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Is there any way to select a “best shot” from a smart sequence following windows phone 8.1 update 1 (denim)

I have a nokia lumia 930 and have a number of "smart sequence" photos that I still need to pick the "best shot" for. My phone upgraded yesterday to "denim" and it seems that the smart sequence ...
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Can I lock my phone while filming?

Last week I bought a waterproof case for my Nokia Lumia 920. When I want to film something underwater, one of the bottom buttons is being pressed, so the app stops and my phone also stops recording. ...
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How to take 38mp photo on Lumia 1020

My Lumia 1020 is not taking pictures of the highest resolution - it's just taking pictures of approximately 5 MP. How do I take a 38mp photo on Lumia 1020?
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“Remove HDR” / convert photo from rich to normal mode

I really like the HDR option of the Windows phone camera app. Therefore I tend to use it almost as default. Sometimes when I later go through the photos I have taken I find some where the HDR mode ...
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Camera automatically comes on

I recently changed my lumia lcd and digitizer because the orginal screen was cracked. Everything works fine so far but the camera keeps coming on automatically. What might be the problem?
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Windows Phone Camera - Pin to Start?

How do I pin the Windows Phone Camera to my Start Menu / Front Screen? I have a Lumia 640 however I don't like the Lumia Camera App due to a limitation and so want a short-cut on the screen. I know ...
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Nokia Lumia 830 camera problem

The camera keeps turning on and taking pictures. Soft reset doesn't make it stop. I'm wondering if the button has become damaged. It launches and takes pictures a lot of them. Changed every setting I ...
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Why can't I get photos/videos off Nokia phone?

I plug my phone into my computer (Ubuntu 14.04), go to Nokia phone and SD card, and move DCIM pictures to computer. Now I have some old photos on my computer, no photos in that directoy on the phone, ...
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Image in Lumia Camera App shows Grid Lumia 1020

I have Lumia 1020. A photo clicked from its camera comes in two resolutions, one of which is High resolution image. It gives option to open that high resolution image in Lumia Camera App. But in my ...
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What Windows Phones support long exposure photography?

Does any Windows Phone support exposures that are: 15 seconds or longer, ideally going to up to a few minutes. But 15 seconds is the minimum I need. Real long exposures, not faked by combining ...
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Share full resolution photos on Twitter, Instagram, etc

Is there any way I can share my full resolution photos on Twitter and other social networks? I recently bought the Nokia Lumia Icon, and it has a 20 MP camera. The original photos are very nice but ...
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Extracting and Using Sensor in Camera Assembly of Nokia Lumia 1020

I am trying to use the awesome camera sensor in the Nokia Lumia 1020 for research purposes. Unfortunately, my screen is broken so the screen is completely black. The 3 keys at the bottom (The back, ...
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Nokia Lumia 1020 Camera

I don't speak English, but I would try to do my best since I can't find a solution to my problem on other forums. This weekend I was using my Nokia Lumia with no problem, but suddenly the camera ...
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Why does Lumia 830 show 8MP in camera settings but reviews says it has 10MP camera?

If I search for Lumia 830 I end up with reviews like that: But if I open settings in Lumia Camera 5 it shows to me just 8MP as the maximum. If I analize the picture file metadata it will say ...