How to use Moto G camera and change camera settings?

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The specs of Moto G camera may be not so impressive. But the 5MP rear camera in  Moto G can produce quite decent photos and videos. Most of the time, the photo quality is even comparable to that of some high-end smartphones.

Most owners like Moto G’s camera because using Moto G camera is so simple and straightforward.  And changing the settings of Moto G camera is very intuitive as well.

Use Moto G camera

moto g camera touch shootOnce camera is launched, you can touch anywhere on the screen to take photo, as shown in the image left.

To take multiple photos (burst mode), for example, the object is moving, and you want to capture different the object in different locations, you can just touch and hold the screen.

As updated in Android 4.4, Moto G camera also supports drag to focus and exposure. You can drag the green bracket anywhere in the screen. Moto G camera will adjust the focus and exposure of the photo based on this location.

moto g camera zoomTo use the digital zoom (of course there is no optical zoom in smartphones) of Moto G camera, simple drag up or down with one finger (as shown in right). The available digital zoom of  Moto G camera is  between 1X – 4X.

To switch between front and rear camera, touch moto g camera switch front and rear  in the camera screen

To switch to video mode and start recording, touch moto g camera video recording  in the camera screen

moto g camera still shot when recording videoTo stop video recording, touch moto g camera video stop  in the screen.

You can also take a still shot when you are using Moto G camera for video recording. To save a photo, touch anywhere on the screen while recording.

All photos and videos taken can be easily accessed from the Gallery app.

 

 

Moto G camera settings

moto-g-camera-settingsChanging settings of Moto G camera is also a snap. You can get the camera options by swiping the screen right. All  Moto G camera settings are there.

The interface is simple and very intuitive.

The symbols and meanings in Moto G camera settings are listed here for your reference.

moto-g-camera-hdr HDR (High Dynamic Range) is best when used for landscapes or outdoor portraits. HDR mode will not work when Flash is set to On.

 

moto-g-camera-flash Flash – Set flash to On,Off or Auto

 

moto-g-camera-focus Touch on the screen (tap to focus) . In Android 4.4, it is updated to drag to focus and exposure

 

moto-g-camera-slow-motion-video Take a slow motion video

 

moto-g-camera-panorama-photo Take a panorama photo

 

moto-g-camera-geo-tag Tag your photos with a location

 

moto-g-camera-setting-ratio Change the aspect ratio of  the photo to 16:9. The photo will be saved with a 3.8MP resolution. The default is 4:3 and the corresponding resolution is 5MP.

 

moto-g-camera-silence-shutter-soundTurn the shutter tone On or Off

 

moto-g-camera-setting-help  Get help on using the camera. The tips and instructions will be shown on screen if it is tapped.

Updating Moto G camera

Unlike any other Android phones, Motorola puts the camera app in the the Google Play store. So you can update Moto G camera without waiting for the system update.  You can always check whether there is udate by launching Google Play app (then check for update). Of course, you can also set the update as automatic.

Changing Moto G camera resolution

Sometimes, due to the limitation in the Moot G  storage, you may want to use lower resolutions for your photo or videos.

But unfortunately, Motorola does not allow you to change the Moto G camera resolution. You can only change the ratio.

So, the resolution of photos taken from the Moot G’s rear camera is always 5MP (at 4:3, default) or 3.8MP (at 16:9). To change the aspect ratio of Moto G camera, you can swipe  the screen  to right to get the Moto G camera controls. Then tap 16:9.

Of course, you can use third-party camera apps to choose the Moto G camera resolution. For example, Camera360 Ultimate (it is free in Google Play store) allows you to do this easily.

For videos, Moto G camera will always capture the video at HD 720p with 30fps. You simply have no options to change the settings.

Any questions with the camera in your Moto G? Please let us know in the comment box below.

More step-by-step Moto G guides, and  Moto G tips and tricks,  are available at  our most popular Moto G how-to guide page.

Comments

  1. Andrea says

    Hi, good news but how can i change video/photo resolution?
    My Moto G 8gb has only 1gb free and every (little) video is 100/200mb every time.. :-((

    • simonsimon says

      Unfortunately, Moto G does NOT allow you to change the resolution. The photo is always 5MP (at 4:3 ) or 3.8 MP (at 16:9). For photos you can only change the ration (4:3, default, or 16:9) The video is always 720p.

      I will update this page to add such info.

    • simonsimon says

      You can use flash in low light conditions. The photo quality usually is not good under low light conditions, just like other smartphones or point-and-shot cameras.

      To get a HD picture (1280*720), you can take photo as normal, then view the photo in Gallery. Taking a screenshot then will give you the 1280*720 photo.

    • simonsimon says

      Moto G camera has HDR, which usually can give reasonable quality of photos under sunlight, especially when the sun is behind the person.

      Moto G’s camera is excellent for its price. Of course, it may be not as good as that in Sony Xperia Z1 or LG G2.

      • shailesh says

        But i just want to know that the Moto g camera is better than Samsung Core Duos,Micromax Canvas 2,Micromax Canvas HD,Nokia Lumia 520 and Samsung Galaxy Core I8262?
        Because these above phone also have same price list and camera.

        • simonsimon says

          For the phone itself, Moto G probably is far better than the models you mentioned.

          But for camera, it is too subjective.

          I think you can go to the local shop to test Moto G, which is available in many countries now.

  2. C. B. says

    Moto G photos seem to have a lot of in-camera smoothing. Finer details seem to be missing. In lower light, Curtains and carpets take on the texture of paper. Reminds me of an old Sony digital camera I had. I’ve also done lots of Photshop work, ans the Moto G’s pictures look like I applied too much smoothing.

    Can someone look into backing off the smoothing in the next update? More details would be preserved and you can apply smoothing or sharpening after, if you want.

    • simonsimon says

      You can try some third-party camera apps, which usually have more controls, for example, camera360.

      Motorola tried to make Moto G camera settings so simple so that users just press the button to take a nice picture. But it seems it was overdone.

      • C. B. says

        I agree with the overdone part. If the original photo is smoothed to the point of losing detail, you can’t get it back by sharpening. On the other hand, turning down the smoothing factor may result in more grain. And that’s the issue I see in lower light conditions.

        I can’t expect too much from the camera on a $100 phone, so my comments are more a suggestion than a complaint.

  3. Arsh Uberoi says

    Hey! Thanks for all the guidance. But how do we change the default settings for viewing our video? (i.e. Movies/Gallery)

    • simonsimon says

      You can install a third-party player, and the can set it as default player for certain video types.

      Most players also scan the storage automatically, so you can play the supported videos inside the app.

  4. ravi says

    i think use third party camera app so you can change res
    i used camera360 and it can change the res of camera
    open app – setting- advance setting – photo setting – photo size
    where you can change size to 5mp, 4mp, 3mp,2mp and 1mp
    easy :-)

    • simonsimon says

      No, the option is not available. You can use tap to focus which partially eliminates the necessity of the grid lines.

  5. Joanna Aizpuru says

    Hi my camera is not working..when I go to use it it cones up with a message box..camera error..help!

  6. cookie11 says

    My front camera option disapeard on every camera app even the built in camera. I’ve tried restarting my phone and everything.

    • simonsimon says

      You may try to reboot your Moto G to see whether the problem persists.

      If the problem is still there, you can then try to clear cache and clear data for you camera app (settings – apps).

  7. Allwin says

    Hello,

    My problem here is when I click a picture and swipe right to view it I’m able to see the picture in Google photos but not in gallery… I changed the setting initially to photos. So now how do I change the settings back to gallery???

    Please help me on this!

    • simonsimon says

      You can go to settings – apps and locate photos app. Then tap clear defaults.

      If your Moto G was upgraded to kitkat, you can manage default apps under settings. (it may be not available in some regions)

      • Vikas says

        Hi Simon
        Thanks for such a value able informations,
        Regarding changing default program viewer in Camera, you told to clear default for Photo app under setting and apps.
        I am using Moto g with Kitkat4.4.2 but not able to find Photo app or google photo app pls help

        Vikas

        • simonsimon says

          It should be Google+. But you can quickly reset the default apps at settings–App, tap menu key (3 vertical dots). tap reset app preferences.

          You can install any clear /reset defaults app.

          • Vikas says

            Thanks Simon
            I had did the same and it has solved the it but It has reset the defaults for all the applications.
            But how come there is no app in all for Photos

  8. paugl4@aol.com says

    Hi, silly question. Somehow my camera icon switched to video. How do I switch it back to camera?

  9. paugl4@aol.com says

    There are several options none say anything about switching back to the camera mode.
    ?? Am I moss reading one?

  10. Swati says

    At times when I open my camera on my moto g 16gb phone…it shows camera error… why is this so…n how to rectify…this has been number of times within a month of using it.

    • simonsimon says

      You may try to check (Google play) whether there are any updates for the camera.

      You can also try to reboot (restart) your Moto G. If an app keeps crashing, you should reboot you phone.

  11. mustafa says

    How to pause video recording in moto g means i want to pause my recording and continue what i have to do i dint get any optn.

    • simonsimon says

      Motorola does not provide the pause options for video recording in Moto G.

      You can use any video editing tools to combine the multiple videos into one.

      • mustafa says

        k thanx. one more issue that can we clear the data counter, i mean to say i want to clear all data counter to 0

        • simonsimon says

          You can move the photos, then go to Settings–apps–Camera, clear cache and clear data. Please note, this will reset your camera settings.

  12. vinoth says

    when i try to take video the camera stops and it shows and error as “Unfortunately camera has stopped”.Then i need to restart the phone to set to normal and then it works. Even when i play videos taken it shows “video cannot be played”..
    what is the problem and how to fix it?

    • simonsimon says

      The camera issue is very likely due to other apps or insufficient ram. You can install Greenify (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oasisfeng.greenify) to force inactive apps to close. You can use widget to quickly closer all apps in the list. Please follow the instructions of the app.

      For playing videos, if the video was taken with Moto G camera, you should be able to play it. If the video is from other sources, the format may be not support. Anyway, you can always install some third-party video player, e.g., MX Player.

    • simonsimon says

      When recording the video, you have no option to control the audio for the video. It is always recorded.

      If you just need audio, you can use voice recorder for audio recording. If you cannot find the app in your Moto G, you can try to get a free one from play store.

      • sudhakar Kalyanam says

        I want call recorder for my MOTO G. I tried downloading from google play store. downloaded one but not worked at all. I uninstalled it. How can I get call recorder and where from? Pls advise.

  13. praji says

    How to zoom image in Moto g..in my phone only triple tapping on the screen makes the picture zoom. Can any setting be changed so that double tap will let me zoom the picture?

    • simonsimon says

      Pinch to zoom (touch the screen with two fingers and then drag them apart) should always work.

      In my Moto G, double-tap also zooms in.

  14. husain says

    Moto g camera initialization error have done clear cache thing still not working
    Even reset the phone still not work

  15. Mustafa says

    can we customize moto g without any third party launchers, means can we change font, can we minimize the num. of home screens & all & main thing can we keep separate wallpapers for lock screen & main screen ????????????

  16. Maurits Berger says

    When the phone is locked and just in my pocket it takes pictures all the time. This option has probably been added to have easy and rapid access to the camera but it doesn’t work for me. Can the camera option be switched off when phone is locked?

      • Avi says

        No, this is an issue with the Moto G: If you’re using the camera app and press the power button, the phone sleeps, But, you can wake it with just the power button (i.e. you don’t need to swipe to unlock). Try it.

        So, if you last used your phone to take a picture, put the phone in your pocket, the power button can easily be pressed accidentally and you’ll start taking pictures without realizing. (The volume down key takes pictures when it’s pressed). This happens to me often!

  17. kavita says

    How can we set timer in Moto G to auto click????
    I have tried all options & helps also goggled for this information, but i was not successful.
    Is there any solution for it; by any kind of download

  18. Mustafa says

    i want to know that does moto g camera outside glass is scratch resistance as main screen (corning gorilla glass) ?

  19. Shaik Jaffer. U says

    Hey Simon,

    Whenever I take a photo from front Camera, it is coming as a mirror image .. . hope u understand my concern . .please help me out from this. .:(

    • simonsimon says

      Did you check the photo? The screen (view finder) for front camera is designed as mirrored. But the photo taken should be normal.

      If not, you can try to clear cache and clear data for the camera app.

      • Shaik Jaffer. U says

        Hi,

        I checked d photo , it is resulting as mirror image. . . I mean when I take photo of myself it is coming In opposite position. . . if I take from right side position the PIC will look like left side position. . . I cleared d cache also. . please help me , is the any settings that I need to change?

        If I use other Camera app like Camera 360 the photo coming normal .. .

        • simonsimon says

          Unfortunately, Motorola camera app does not give such settings. For existing photos, you can edit by mirroring it again in any photo editing apps.

          So, for selfie, you can use camera360, which is better than the stock camera app.

    • simonsimon says

      You can try to connect the phone to your pc using the USB cable , then check the files from pc. Sometimes, a reboot may help as well.

        • simonsimon says

          Then very likely, the files are corrupted.

          Next time, you may turn on t auto-backup in Google+. You probably should choose WiFi only to avoid mobile data usage.

  20. hinal says

    How to remove an icon when v see photos we have share photo icon after selecting it the icon of the app remains beside it how to remove that icon?? Plzz help

    • simonsimon says

      After you navigate away, it should disappear.

      I’m assume you are talking about gallery app. Did you refer to something else.

  21. Michelle Entwistle says

    Hi
    I have taken videos in portrait position but when I play them back on my computer they are rotated 90 degrees anticlockwise on the screen. Is there any way to rotate them back upright?
    Thanks
    Michelle

  22. Paddy O'Hare says

    Simon,
    Have had my Moto G about a month and used camera to take photos for contacts.Saved about a dozen pics but now when l take image phone not allowing me to save pics to contacts.Above the image in gallery it says Done and will not allow me to crop and save image. Any thoughts many thanks
    Patrick

  23. aditya says

    Hi when the phone is in locked state, we can still take snaps. How to control it or any child locking tools do you suggest? I have tried an applock app for restricting the camera from working. But my kid is intelligent enough to figure out a tweak to it by clicking volume button also we can take snaps even the camera app is locked with locking app. Can you please suggest any solution.

    • simonsimon says

      You cannot disable it in KitKat because it is not a widget.

      But you can install another camera app from Play store (e.g., camera360), then next time, it will ask which camera app to use. To proceed, you need provide unlock the phone.

      Anyway, for parental control, you can try some apps, e.g., kids place.

  24. Karthik.s says

    I am not able to pause in the video camera. Please help. I hav tried in many ways. But not at all working…

    • simonsimon says

      The pause feature is not available in the camera app. You can stop the recording and combine the clips later with a video editing tool.

  25. sudip says

    Can you please help me on how to take photo in HDR Mode? I tried a few times but end up with lots of photos in series,
    please guide me in step by step
    thanks in advance

    • simonsimon says

      You need tap HDR button/icon in the dial in the left side, then take picture as normal in your Moto G.

      You get many photos very likely because you touch and hold the screen. This will make your camera in burst mode and it will take multiple shots.

  26. Brenda jarvie says

    Quite simply my previous phone an Expedia could be set with a ten second delay on the camera which I cannot seem to do with this Motorola mobile I have now .this feature was helpful and allowed me to use my camera on more occasions to get better pictures

    • simonsimon says

      Motorola removed a lot of useful features for camera in Moto G (and Moto X) to make it extremely simple to use for first-time smartphone users.

      But this annoys a lot of users as well.

      Anyway, if you need a timer for your Moto G camera, you have to use third-party camera apps, e.g., camera360.

  27. Ashish Dwivedi says

    I need to know how to change the default app to see the images which captured by camera. Earlier when I capture a picture and do right swipe, show option to choose to see the captured image. I set Google Photo app as a default application. So It is possible to revert back the default app to see images. I already clear data of Camera application but now worked.

    • simonsimon says

      The front camera needs good lighting conditions. It is also slow. So, you need hold it a while so that it can fully adjust to the environment.

  28. Gautam Sharma says

    While swiping right to left on camera screen it asked if i wanted to view pics on gallery or by google photos named some app..by mistake i chose that the pics to always open by that google photo app..i want to view the photos by gallery app..how to change this setting now?..

  29. Teresa Shewell says

    I would love to know how you get your videos to be upright once you transfer them from your phone to your computer they show up sideways, I can’t figure it out Please help! Thanks

    • simonsimon says

      Some video players allow this. In your pc, vlc player can do this easily.

      Most video editors also can extract individual frames.

  30. Gail says

    Silly question but does the video camera only video in slow motion? Is there no regularcspeed option?

    • simonsimon says

      The usable space is about 12gb. You may have some apps and a few other files. You may end up with maximum about 8gb for your photos.

      Each photo is about 1mb. So, you can save a few thousands photos.

      If course, you can always move your photos to pc or cloud storage of your storage is low.

      Please note, videos will take far more space.

  31. Robert Maynard says

    My Moto G has an issue where the camera comes on (still or sometimes video) while the phone is in my pocket and the screen locked. I took 8 pictures of the inside of my pocket plus 2 videos. How is that happening with the phone locked?

    • simonsimon says

      In Moto G (and other Nexus devices), you can take photos without unlock the phone. In the lock screen, if you scroll left, you will get the camera.

      Unfortunately, this feature cannot be disabled, as I know.

  32. Brigid says

    I recorded something in slow motion accidentally and also for some reason, there is no volume. I figured out how to play it at regular speed but still no volume. Any suggestions for getting volume on the recording?

  33. kannanharikumarKannan says

    Is their any default sound recording app in moto g… in my moto g in settings->app->all ,thr is sound recording app bt i cnt find it with my apps.. and i cant record the phone calls too

    • simonsimon says

      You need install third-party voice recorder. The one you saw is for Motorola apps/functions.

      In some regions, recording phone calls may be illegal. You need use some third-party apps to do it. Most of them need rooted moto g.

      • kannanharikumarKannan says

        thanks sir.
        We can connect moto g to system as MEDIA DEVICE(MTP) AND CAMERA (PTP).. i usually connected as media device but when i try to connect as CAMERA (PTP) my phones battery gets down to 1% and it switch off automatically..

          • kannanharikumarKannan says

            Before selecting CAMERA (PTP) my phone was having more than 90% charge.. after selecting it suddenly goes to 1% and gets switch off. Is it a hard ware problem or some thing else or did all have the same problem

          • simonsimon says

            If it just happened once, you should not worry about it. If it always happens, something wrong with the software or hardware. You may try to reboot your Moto G. Of course, you can also ask Motorola to check the phone.

  34. Nelson says

    Hey is it possible to change the default camera to the new one that Google made? I really prefer it to the moto camera. So is there a way?

    • simonsimon says

      Unlike other apps, I don’t think you can set default camera on Moto G. What you can do is to replace the camera in your favorite tray and home screen.

  35. Rose says

    The slow motion doesn’t work on my front facing camera, however it works on the other side. Is that the way the phone is made or should my phone be able to do that?

  36. Rakesh Kumar says

    Hi Simon
    My moto g mobile’s Wifi sometimes shows full signal but it does not connect to internet. It works after I restart the Wifi again. It happens very often and I’m worried if its a problem with hardware. Is there any way to solve this.

    • simonsimon says

      When the Moto G cannot connect to Internet, can other devices that connected to the same router connect to Internet?

      • Rakesh Kumar says

        I tried Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos and it worked well at the time of moto g’s Wifi failed to connect. It shows the signal bar with full strength but its like in idle state. It works only after restarting the wifi.

        • simonsimon says

          You may go to Settings–WiFi. Tap menu key (3 vertical dots), tap advanced. Uncheck “avoid poor connections” and uncheck “WiFi Optimization”.

  37. shasahnk says

    when i click the images by my moto g it creates the reddishness in the picture……..whats that for

  38. nolette says

    once uploaded photos to computer is there an easy way to delete all photos off phone or do I have to do 1 at a time? Thanks

  39. tnk says

    Hey there ! I have an extremely serious and urgent problem with the camera on moto G. The app crashes as soon as I take a photo and also it is stuck in the front camera and the app crashes when I try to shift to the back camera. I have restarted, updated and cleared and rebooted the app and the phone but in vain. What do I do now ? Are there any third party apps to solve this or do I have replace my phone ? Or should I reset my phone ?

    • simonsimon says

      Backup your data, then perform a factory data reset (settings–backup& reset–factory data reset).

      Again, back up your data before resetting because factory reset will erase all your data in Moto G.

  40. Pankaj says

    I am unable to change the aspect ratio in my Moto G ….its set to 16:9, when i tap it, it only goes on wide screen on thats it , is there any problem?

    • simonsimon says

      Moto G camera provides you two aspect ratio 16:9 or 4:3. it seems you get the setting already. Did you find any problems in applying the aspect ratio?

      • Pankaj says

        Yes , i dont get the option to change the aspect ratio, whenever i tap 16:9 it just activates the Wide screen, i dont even get to see the other aspect ratio to set. Other functions i can access in camera like HDR, Flash, Location, Panaroma, Slow motion , but unable to change the aspect ratio at all, is this how it works in all Moto G?

        • simonsimon says

          Moto G camera only have two aspect ratios. When you tap the 16:9, it actually toggle between 16:9 and 4:3.You can differ them from the black area in both sides. When in 16:9 mode, no black area.

          Most camera in smartphones have only these two aspect ratios.

          What missed in Moto G camera is the resolution settings. The camera always shoots in maximum pixels. If you want to use lower resolution, you may try other third party apps, for example, camera 360.

  41. tnk says

    Hello Simon,
    On your suggestion I had reset my phone since my camera app was crashing. But even resetting the phone has not been able to solve the issue.what do I do now ?

  42. Jo says

    Hiya I’m loving my MotoG which i have had since b4 Christmas, replacing my nokia N8. & considering that it has less than 1/2 the resolution I’m still happy with the pics most of the time. the only time i have problems is when photographing something red it always over saturates it! any tips??

    • simonsimon says

      Motorola added the pause button for Moto G camera app in KitKat 4.4.3. Check whether the update is available for you.

      Prior to 4.4.3, there is no pause button. You have to use other camera apps if you need the button.

      • dunxd says

        Now I found it – I had no idea that you could scroll the fly out menu. Maybe worth mentioning it in the article as it really isn’t obvious to everyone. I’ve had this phone for months and thought I knew it inside out….

  43. Mashira Anamika says

    hi. All the pics on my moto g have turned black. when i go to the gallery its all black. how can i fix this i just took grad pics and now i dont have any of them?

    • simonsimon says

      Copy them to pc to check.

      You may also reboot the phone. Sometimes, the issue was just caused by software problems.

      By default, all photos are backed up to your Google + unless you disabled it.

  44. manoj says

    Hi again
    I got 1 to 2 dots on screen when I open my rear camera. Is it normal to have so? Is it called pixelation?

  45. madhuri says

    My motog phone’s camera was giving error as camera error frequently. After restarting phone it starts working. But it happens almost every day or more than one time a day. After installing camera update. It gives error as restart your camera and same issue. I also cleared chach data and all. Please help me.

  46. dunxd says

    Ok – now I got the geo tagging sorted :-) Any idea how to switch back to using Moto Gallery for previews for images. The Photos app takes too long to load.

    • dunxd says

      I found it. Go to settings apps, locate Google+. Click on the app, then in the apps settings page click clear defaults.

      Now go into the Camera in swipe from right edge to left. This will ask you which application to use. Select Gallery and Always and it will use the gallery app from now on.

  47. Amie-Leigh says

    A good camera always has a self timer but I can’t seem to find it on on this phones camera or googles camera?

    • simonsimon says

      You can try many third-party camera apps with timer, for example, camera360.

      Motorola and Google is trying to make it simple and keeps only essential features.

  48. Lori says

    Is there any way to turn off the shutter sound on screenshots? I turned off the shutter sounds in the camera settings but it still sounds on screenshots?

  49. louisa says

    I wondered if there was any way of getting a timer on the camera as this is a very handy tool when using the camera especially when you have no hands free or need a family photo could you tell me if it has this feature, if not I highly recommend it

    • simonsimon says

      The camera app in Moto G does not have a timer. You can install many third-party camera apps with timer, for example, camera360 and line camera.

  50. praveen thota says

    Hiii how can I put a timer for taking snaps in moto g……this is very much disa.ppointing.Help me out.

    • simonsimon says

      There is no timer in the Moto G camera app.

      You can try some third-party camera app that has a timer, for example, camera360.

  51. nitish says

    When I take a photo in flash the photo will turn reddish in color so can you plz tell how to clear these redishnes

    • simonsimon says

      If the lighting condition is ok, you should avoid flash. Most smartphones’ cameras suffer from this issue.

      You can try to edit the photo with some apps, e.g., photos app.

      You can also try some other camera app to see whether you can get better photos.

        • simonsimon says

          I don’t think there are any easy solution. You probably have to rely on photo editing software to improve the photo.

          The flash on most smartphones sucks. Normally, we need avoid to use flash unless the lighting is really bad.

  52. anitha says

    How do I change the video to camera mode? Yesterday I had taken some videos and now I m not able to change to camera mode.

  53. brush4312 says

    I have Moto G with 16GB but when I have checked it from settings >> Storage. It shows the Total space 12.92GB.
    Why?
    please give some idea about that as the app and other resources is showing correct.

    • simonsimon says

      The total space in Moto G means 16GB minus space occupied by system files (OS). The number seems correct. System image size for Moto G is close to 3GB. Motorola also reserve some for future update.

  54. kuldeep chand says

    in my moto g camera one line came in midddle of the picture, how to remove this please tell me, when i click th pic, in that image that line appears i had checked the setting , but didnt get, please help me

    • simonsimon says

      You may check whether the lens cover is dirty.

      If it is clean, and you still get a line in all photos, you probably have to visit local service centre because it could be a hardware issue.

  55. robert says

    My Moto G camera is set at 16:9. It is supposed to be “switchable” to 4:3, but I can’t find the button described in sliding the screen to the riht as mentioned in the online manual…
    Any idea?

  56. gowthami says

    when I am trying to take any picture from my camera of motog, getting a black line in the middle of screen. cleaned the lens also.still appearing

  57. peter says

    The picture images have the date/time of the picture within the file name, there appears no recording of the date/time the picture was taken. This means all photos have the same date, in my case 01-12-2011, not very good for loading into other apps like picassa. Is there a way of enabling a date stamp on the images

    • simonsimon says

      I checked the photos. The taken time is correct. Did you check the details of individual photo in photos or gallery?

  58. shaktikanta biswal says

    when i take a photo by using flash in dark suddenly it changes to red in colour…i dont get clear image…Any sloution for this

  59. Lisa says

    My front view camera has disappeared!!
    Helpppp!!!
    I’m not a selfie obsessive, but Skype convos are proving most difficult!
    Kindest regards,

    Lisa

    • simonsimon says

      What do you mean disappear? In the setting ring, can you switch front/rear?

      You may try Camra360 app to see whether you can switch between the front and rear within that app.

  60. Lisa says

    I quite literally can’t switch between front and rear camera. Not on the screen; not on the settings ring; not on whatsapp; not on viber; nor Skype. Not even the camera360 will download……….

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