The problem is that when using the stock camera app and opening a photo, it does always open Google Photos, even when another gallery app is installed and set as standard. If Google Photos is deactivated/uninstalled, the camera app crashes.
I have an open support ticket about this issue, and it has now been forwarded to another department. I will update this topic as soon as I have further information.
Support gives me things to try out and even do a factory reset. I am not willing to do one because then I have to set everything up again. I am still convinced that this is a simple programming error in the camera app. Or is there anybody in this forum that can use another camera app than Google Photos with the stock camera app?
The one I like the most is the BSG because of the way it takes indoor photos in low light and without flash. It works with the original stock camera without any problems.
The open Camera has one thing that I really like, it allows to print the date, time and location of the shot in a fully customizable way and very easy to enable and disable.
Having said all this with my very little knowledge of photography,
I was going to ask about the same issue. I have disabled Google Photos because I don’t want to share my images with it, and I have another ‘Gallery’ app installed. The stock camera app on the Fairphone 4 doesn’t recognize it and if I click on the ‘recent photo’ icon in the camera it pops up a message saying ‘Google Photos is disabled. Please enable it.’ or words to that effect.
I have found no way to associate the camera with a gallery app other than Google Photos. Poor, and annoying.
Yes. It annoys me when this sort of thing is offered as ‘the solution’. It smacks of ‘we’ve reached the end of the script’ laziness and it can put a LAGRE amount of restorative work on the poor user when it is often not even guaranteed as a solution. I can accept it if there really is no other solution and it has been shown to work, but not as a ‘well, nothing else worked so it’s probably that’ shot-in-the-dark.
If you have to resort to this sort of ‘fix’ in even a modest fraction of cases then something else is very wrong.
I’ve replaced Google Photos on a FP4 running stock FPOS with that solution and it works fine with the FPCamera app.
You won’t get a full gallery, just a working preview and most importantly FPCamera won’t crash anymore. So you’ll still have to use some other gallery app to actually view and manage your photos.
I get an error telling my GcamPhotosPreview was not installed, irrespective if I just deactive the Google Fotos App or uninstall it using adb shell pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.apps.photos. Any idea why or what I an do to install the Calyx apk to get a working preview without Google Fotos?