Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for enthusiasts and power users of the Android operating system. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have an HTC Hero (with the Android 2.1 update). For the longest time, I've wanted to create new albums in the Photos application and can't for the life of me figure out how to do it. It has a bunch of default albums like "My Favroties" "All photos" and such. I just want to create my own albums so I can organize some pictures, like an album of all the pictures of my ridiculously cute niece. Anyone know how to do that? Or can suggest a better photo management application for Android 2.1?

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

It's actually quite simple just hard to figure out.

  1. Install a file manager app (Astro, inKa File Manager)
  2. Using a file manager app navigate to sdcard > media folder
  3. Create a new folder

Place all your photos into that newly created folder. It may take some time but eventually the new photo album will appear inside HTC's Gallery app.

share|improve this answer
No idea how you figured that one out. Would you suggest just using a different application? Or follow these steps and stick with HTC's app? – Chaulky Oct 31 '10 at 19:14
@Chaulky It really depends on how you want to manage your photo albums. If you want to be able to move photos in the album through the app then you can't using HTC's Gallery app. But on the other hand if you don't need to move photos in through the app (or even if you do but not too regularly) then this just saves you having to find another gallery app. – mlevit Oct 31 '10 at 22:16

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.