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Questions tagged [photos]

Questions about photos on your device, syncing,etc... For the Photos app, use the system-apps tag instead.

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Choose photo albums to backup/upload to Onedrive

On my phone I have three photo albums: Camera Roll, Saved Pictures and Screenshots. The first two get automatically uploaded to Onedrive with the "backup" feature. I'd also like the Screenshots album ...
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Are photos uploaded automatically to OneDrive from my phone full resolution?

There is an option to automatically upload any pictures to OneDrive that you take with your phone (From the Photos hub, select the ellipsis (...), then settings, then turn on Automatically upload to ...
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Download email embedded images automatically

Is there a way to set the email client to always download images in HTML messages? I've looked all over and can not find any such setting.
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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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How to mass delete photos?

I'm trying to free up some space on my phone so I uploaded my photos to OneDrive on my PC. I'd like to delete all my photos from Camera Roll now. Instead of checking each one to be deleted is there a ...
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What does Office Lens give you over and above just photographing the item?

So with my new phone I see that I have Office Lens which appears to be designed for copying or scanning documents, and capturing whiteboards. I've tried it out on a handwritten document. I was hoping ...
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Copy Photos From Phone to Computer and Store By Date

When I was using a digital camera, I used to copy my photos from the camera to my computer. I would store them in my Photos directory, and the transfer process would automatically create a folder for ...
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How to download multiple photos from OneDrive?

I have uploaded many photos to OneDrive from my Lumia 620 phone. I accidentally deleted all my photos from the phone, but thankfully OneDrive has a backup of them. I want to download all of the ...
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Photos not uploading to One Drive

My 8.1 phone has OneDrive turned one and configured to upload photo's Best Quality (Needs Wi-Fi) but nothing is being uploaded and synchronized. What else needs to be conigured or is this feature ...
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Deleted photos are shown in Whatsapp

Each time I want to attach an image in WhatsApp, I see photos that I took some time ago that were deleted. Its like they are cached on the system. They don't appear in the "Photos App" or "File ...
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Auto upload to Onedrive- Best quality with wi-fi?

In settings => applications => photos+camera => Auto upload-Onedrive, I get to choose: Don't upload Good quality (may use data plan) Best quality (needs Wi-Fi) I have a virtually-unlimited data plan,...
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How can I distinguish a local picture and a cloud picture in Photos app?

I'm using Windows 10 10.0.10586.318 and have the option to show pics from cloud and local on a duplicate way. I like to this because I like to delete them from from but keep them on cloud. The ...
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How to cancel photo upload?

I accidentally chose all photos in my phone and told my phone to upload them to OneDrive. Actually I wanted to upload only a few photos because the others are already uploaded, so I tried to cancel ...
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Windows Phone 8's Onedrive auto upload size threshold?

I have yet to find a description of the file size threshold at which WP8 Onedrive requires Wi-Fi. What is this threshold, and how can I change it? I am not opposed to hacking if necessary.
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Is it possible to share multiple photos in a single action?

Is there a way to select a group of photos and share them, with Facebook or email, all at once?
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Restore deleted photos [duplicate]

I have accidently deleted some photos from my Lumia 640, and would like to bring them back. The photos were stored on the microSD card, but I don't have a microSD card reader for my laptop, so I have ...
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How to download save Media from oneNote

I had created a note in my OneNote which has some photos and recorded audios from my Lumia 640 phone. Unfortunately, I have deleted photos from my phone but it is save in OneNote. Now, I want to ...
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How to pin photo album to start in Windows 10 Mobile

Is there any way to pin a photo album to start screen with Windows 10 Mobile. This feature is available with Windows Phone 8.1. Has Microsoft removed this feature or they changed the ways to access it?...
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Sync OneDrive Pictures to Phone

I have my phone backing up my pictures to OneDrive. However, since I'm using Windows 10 Mobile, I've been resetting my phone fairly frequently. When I do this I lose all my pictures on my phone (of ...
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Photo app album sync to Onedrive

I am running build 10549 and have made an album in the photo app. It says that the album is only local. How can I get it to sync to onedrive? Photo backup/upload is on and working.
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Photo viewer without scrolling effect

I'm looking for a photo viewer that skips from one picture to another without the scrolling effect, just like the desktop picture viewer does. Anyone knows an app that does it?
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How do I stop uploading to OneDrive when I post photos on Twitter?

When I share photos using the built in features they wind up on OneDrive. I remember the phone once asking me if that's where I wanted them to go, and I said yes to OneDrive. Now I realize that they ...
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with WP8.1, how to send full size photo as attachment using email?

I am trying to send photos as attachments using email (default app) on my WP 8.1 (Lumia 540). It re-sizes files to ~500 KBs (from 7 MB file). I am actually sending these file for printing and these re-...
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No WhatsApp option in sharing in photos

When I want to share an image/photo from Photos, I can't see WhatsApp in the list of apps. Here's what I'm trying to do: Open the Photos app Select a specific image/photo Select the "share" option ...
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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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Email and Download pictures issues

I have a HTC Trophy phone with Windows 7.5. I am unable to download my pictures from my phone to my computer. Actually when I connect my phone via USB cable it does not show on my PC at all. My PC is ...
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photos on phone and onedrive

When I make pictures by my phone, I can see them clicking Photos icon on phone, and also pictures are synchronized with Camera Roll folder on onedrive. I want to keep pictures on onedrive, but ...
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How to clean space from native Photos app? WM10 and Lumia 640

No photos are present on the device and option to show OneDrive photos is disabled. But the app size is still around 1GB. I cannot uninstall or move it to SD Card. Any ideas?
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Sharing multiple photos in WhatsApp

How to share multiple photo in WhatsApp? I'm using a Lumia 730, and when I select multiple photos then WhatsApp is not in the share list, but if I select only one image then WhatsApp is there.
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SD card photos aren't displayed when attaching photos in WhatsApp/Hike

Microsoft Lumia 535: I have all my photos and videos on the SD card, and they're all in albums in the Photos app. But when I try to attach photos/videos in WhatsApp/Hike, only a few albums get ...
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Files stuck in OneDrive upload queue

Every once in a while images taken with my Lumia 950 fail to upload to OneDrive. When I open the OneDrive app and check the Camera Roll upload queue, there's one or more files with an error message ...
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How can I make the Photos app show the locations for my pictures?

How can I make the Photos app show the locations for my pictures? I took many pictures while on a trip today, and would like to view the photo locations in the default "Photos" app. I have a ...
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How can I automatically backup old pictures to OneDrive?

I know you can backup pictures automatically, and once backup is activated all pics go to OneDrive. But even after waiting a a few days under Wi-Fi old pictures have not been copied to OneDrive: is ...
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Photos automaticaly get deleted in lumia 800

I have a Nokia Lumia 800 . Yesterday i found a problem that the photos taken on yesterday get deleted automatically. I am surprised that it have a free space of 6GB . But i lost all photos taken ...
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How do I delete photos from only the onedrive and not my phone?

When I want to delete a photo or video from one drive, will it delete it from my phone? I just want to free up space and I don't even have my phone linked but somehow all the photos and videos are ...
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How to turn off OneDrive's “Camera roll bonus” or folder auto-generation?

I have two WP devices (Lumia 535 and Lumia 735), on which I'm using OneDrive. For the second phone I have just the "basic" plan of 15 GB, while for first one I have a "Camera Roll bonus" in addition ...
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How do I add a new album, or change existing albums, in Photos on my phone?

I can't seem to find an option to add a new album, or edit the existing "Camera Roll" album (other than to delete it), on my phone. Is this something only available when working with the data on ...
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Why can't I send pictures via MMS?

I want to share a foto with someone via MMS. When I've picked my picture and pressed Send, It takes a minute or so and than, on the place where the picture needs to be: Can't send message. Again. I ...
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Re-Upload Photos From Camera Roll etc. With “Best Quality”-Setting to OneDrive

I used the following photo upload setting since i have my phone (Lumia 925): Photos => settings => auto upload to OneDrive with: "good quality - may use data plan)" But Id like to change it, and ...
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How to cope-up with this security flaw in Windows 10 Mobile?

As we all know, Windows 10 Mobile has new security bug can let anyone bypass the code and access the photos in the gallery even when the phone is locked by following procedure. Switch on the camera ...
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Photos deleted from my phone and one drive are still showing as title on the One Drive phone

My phone was set to back up photos to one drive. I have deleted the photos that I dont want from my phone, and also deleted them from One Drive, but the deleted photos are still showing as the Tile ...
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Deleted photos still using storage?

My phone was running low on storage after a few months of snapping photos using the JPG + RAW option in the Lumia 1020. I used the Windows Phone tool for OS X to backup all the files to my Mac, and ...
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Sending photos on Facebook in private message

Is it possible in Windows Phone (Amber) to send a photo to another person in a private message? I can't seem to figure this one out. Third-party apps are allowed. EDIT: the Facebook app can do this ...
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What is the native resolution for the photos app wallpaper on a Lumia 920?

I'd like to set a static, custom wallpaper in the Photos app but I want to make sure the entire image will be viewable. What's the proper height and width, in pixels, for such an image?
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Photos app crashes when opened

I have a Lumia 640 with Windows 10 Mobile. Lately the Photos app, when clicked to open, just closes immediately. How can I fix this?
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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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Including Author and/or Copyright info in pictures

Is there any way, when taking photos with Windows Phone, to automatically include my name as the author and maybe also a copyright statement into the EXIF information that is embedded in the image? ...
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How to crop/zoom without rotating in Creative Studio?

I use Nokia Creative Studio a lot, to crop and edit photos. However, sometimes when zooming in or out of a photo to frame it, if I don't move my fingers quite right, I end up slightly rotating the ...
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How can I use Image Capture on OS X to import photos off my Lumia 925?

I like the Image Capture app on OS X just because its super simple and I can drag and drop and stuff to the desktop or delete photos off the device. Of course this works with iOS devices, but was ...
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Why there are multiple copies of Photos in Saved Picture in my Windows Phone 8?

There are 5 copies of each photo which are saved in my "Saved Pictures" albulm. Why does this happen ? What is the way to stop this from happening ?