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    Default Dark photos in G+ photos app on my Moto X

    Having a weird problem in the G+ Photos app.

    If I open a photo in G+ via another app, like by tapping on a photo widget, the photo displays normally for a moment, then turns considerably darker:

    Dark photos in G+ photos app on my Moto X-2014-03-21-17.16.20.png

    Note that only the photo goes dark. The app's UI displays normally.

    If I navigate back to the top level of G+ Photos, and then navigate back to the same photo from there, it displays normally.

    If I open the G+ Photos app via the launcher, and then navigate to whatever photo, the problem doesn't happen. It only happens when invoking G+ Photos by opening a photo via another app.

    Any ideas?

    Edi 2014-05-22: Solved in today's G+ update.
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    Default Re: Dark photos in G+ photos app on my Moto X

    My dad's moto X does this but the regular gallery doesn't. I just told him to use gallery

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    Default Re: Dark photos in G+ photos app on my Moto X

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketsaucev2 View Post
    My dad's moto X does this but the regular gallery doesn't. I just told him to use gallery
    Same here, regular Moto gallery works fine - but that's not the point

    Thanks anyway!
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    Default Re: Dark photos in G+ photos app on my Moto X

    I have this same issue. It is really annoying. If anyone know of a fix, I'd be extremely happy.
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    Default Re: Dark photos in G+ photos app on my Moto X

    Same here.
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    Same here.

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    My daughter complained about this on her Moto X so I tried it, too. It seems to me it has to do with ambient light and the screen adjusting to the room brightness. As a test, set your brightness off Auto and see if it still does this. I'm not suggesting that this isn't a problem to be addressed, just figuring out what the problem is.
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    Default Re: Dark photos in G+ photos app on my Moto X

    Glad to know I'm not the only one experiencing this.

    Sent from my Moto X
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    Default Re: Dark photos in G+ photos app on my Moto X

    Ditto
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    Default Re: Dark photos in G+ photos app on my Moto X

    I have the same problem here. I switched back to Gallery for just this reason.

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    Default Re: Dark photos in G+ photos app on my Moto X

    Has anyone tried the experiment I proposed above?
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    Default Re: Dark photos in G+ photos app on my Moto X

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottMGS View Post
    Has anyone tried the experiment I proposed above?
    I was going to but since 4.4.2 I do not have the issue anymore

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    Default Re: Dark photos in G+ photos app on my Moto X

    Quote Originally Posted by jdevenberg View Post
    I was going to but since 4.4.2 I do not have the issue anymore
    Interesting. Both my daughter and I have 4.4.2 and it still happens.
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    Default Re: Dark photos in G+ photos app on my Moto X

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottMGS View Post
    Interesting. Both my daughter and I have 4.4.2 and it still happens.
    Very odd. I can't for the life of me get it to do it now.
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    Default Re: Dark photos in G+ photos app on my Moto X

    This happens to me but only when I scroll from the camera app to the photos. Meaning if I open the camera and swip left to view photos they will darken a moment later. If I open photo app from the launcher they do not darken. I'd love to find out if there is a fix.
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    Default Re: Dark photos in G+ photos app on my Moto X

    G+ is a good editor but not the best gallery if you ask me. You should try out Quickpic if you would consider an alternative.

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    Default Re: Dark photos in G+ photos app on my Moto X

    Quote Originally Posted by lgGslateuser View Post
    This happens to me but only when I scroll from the camera app to the photos. Meaning if I open the camera and swip left to view photos they will darken a moment later. If I open photo app from the launcher they do not darken. I'd love to find out if there is a fix.
    I have this problem as well...I found if I hold my finger on the picture it does not darken but once I remove my finger the photo is dark.
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    Default Re: Dark photos in G+ photos app on my Moto X

    +1 for the issue.

    I never edit my pics, so how do I change my stock picture app to the Gallery instead of Photos? When I swipe left from the camera, I'd rather have Gallery come up because for some stupid reason there's no delete option in Photos.
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    Default Re: Dark photos in G+ photos app on my Moto X

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottMGS View Post
    As a test, set your brightness off Auto and see if it still does this. I'm not suggesting that this isn't a problem to be addressed, just figuring out what the problem is.
    Has anyone tried this, yet?
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    Default Re: Dark photos in G+ photos app on my Moto X

    same here, happens when i swipe from camera to view pics. but its very sporadic, some time right away sometimes when i zoom in, some time doesnt at all.
    my screen brightness is set in manual mode at maybe 10%
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    Default Re: Dark photos in G+ photos app on my Moto X

    Quote Originally Posted by sunburned View Post
    ...so how do I change my stock picture app to the Gallery instead of Photos?
    Go to Settings > Apps > Photos and tap "Clear defaults". This will clear Photos from being the default app choice for anything. Next time you swipe in the camera it should ask you which app you want to use to display the pictures.
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    Default Re: Dark photos in G+ photos app on my Moto X

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottMGS View Post
    Has anyone tried this, yet?
    I just tried this. No effect. Picture still dims with auto brightness on or off.

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    Default Re: Dark photos in G+ photos app on my Moto X

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleMike View Post
    Go to Settings > Apps > Photos and tap "Clear defaults". This will clear Photos from being the default app choice for anything. Next time you swipe in the camera it should ask you which app you want to use to display the pictures.
    Yeah, I figured that. But according to my app settings, Photos is not an app installed on my phone... It's not in any of the app lists, I've gone completely through each one.

    I tried Photos again from the camera, and now it's not dimming like it was before. I still don't want to use it because it doesn't have a delete option at all.
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    Default Re: Dark photos in G+ photos app on my Moto X

    Quote Originally Posted by sunburned View Post
    Yeah, I figured that. But according to my app settings, Photos is not an app installed on my phone... It's not in any of the app lists, I've gone completely through each one.

    I tried Photos again from the camera, and now it's not dimming like it was before. I still don't want to use it because it doesn't have a delete option at all.
    In that case it's probably part of Google+. Try doing the same for Google+ and see if that does it.
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    Default Re: Dark photos in G+ photos app on my Moto X

    i noticed this too on mine. when i turned off auto back, it quit doing it. once the photo was backed up (while auto back up was turned on) it quit doing it.
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