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Yes you can! In directories that you do not want scanned by the media scanner put a blank file called .nomedia Don't forget the "." Windows may not let you create this file because of the name. Some file explorer apps have an option for creating this file. The app developers should have created this file for you but some forget.


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If you add a file with the name .nomedia (note the period at the beginning) to the folder, the automatic media scanner will skip that folder in the future. Thus no images from there will appear in the Gallery. You can do this by tethering to your computer or by using one of the several folder-browsing apps in the Play Store (e.g., ES File Explorer, ASTRO).


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The delay is because the Android media scanner process doesn't run constantly. There's an app in the market to force it to run -- http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.addz.mediascanner I haven't used this app personally, but it is highly rated.


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A comparable issue happened to me twice. The first time my audio files database was empty after a synchronization that went wrong. The second time my pictures application was never able to load the thumbnails. Each time the solution has been the same: clear the multimedia database. To do so, go in "Settings" -> "Applications" -> "Manage applications". Then ...


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You can 'encourage' the phone to rescan the SD card by unmounting and remounting it (Settings > SD & Phone Storage), or by using a little app from the Market called 'SDrescan' (which essentially does the same thing).


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I've had experience before on the Nexus One, this sort order is the last modified. If you access your SD card from your PC this can sometimes scan your images folder and 'touch' the images with the last modified date then being updated. That's how I've had random sort orders in the past!


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This behaviour is not uncommon, sadly. I use SDrescan to fix it usually. Here are some other questions targeting the same underlying problem: The music player keeps displaying deleted songs. How do I remove them or refresh the library? Picture Gallery Slow & Won't Refresh on HTC G2 w Android 2.3 Gingerbread


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There is no stock option to do this. Here's what I do, and it works pretty good, but isn't perfect. Download Reduce Photo Size from the Play store. When composing an email, click Add Attachment. A choice of locations will pop up. Choose Reduce Photo Size. Then choose either Select Image or Take a Photo. If you click Select Image, then choose Gallery. Once ...


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You can find the source for this app in the Gallery2 package in AOSP. All the code for the photo editor is in src/com/android/gallery3d/filtershow. The saving is handled by tools/ImageSave.java, which has this comment explaining the behaviour (which I've formatted):- In order to support the new edit-save behavior such that user won't see the edited image ...


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You need to have a Picasa account (which is auto-created if you have a Google+ account) and also have Sync Google Photos turned on (which is automatically on if you have Google Sync turned on.) Share your photo with Picasa. Go to Picasa Web Albums at https://picasaweb.google.com/home and find your photo. In the right-hand margin, you'll see Tags and a ...


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Stock Gallery is a system app which can't be disabled if you are not rooted. Titanium Backup Pro can freeze it, but only if it gets root access. Rooting will violate your warranty, but you can always get your warranty back after un-rooting device. There's no way for anyone to catch you after that. In case, you are unable to find an un-rooting method, you ...


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I would use Vignette in the setting it should let you change the naming convention. The pictures end up in your gallery so no need to go searching for them. https://market.android.com/details?id=uk.co.neilandtheresa.NewVignette&hl=en


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After some mucking around, I discovered Google (un-intuitively) changed the way you can share photos in the gallery for email and wifi. You now need to do this Open Gallery > Select Menu button > select "Select Items" > select the share button at the top of screen. All the icons should appear now in the share dialog window.


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It doesn't matter where you put them. A convenient place usually is the (internal or external) SD card, where you simply could create a Photos folder, and extract your photos to. The gallery app simply checks the devices media database, it doesn't check the directories directly. This database gets fed by the so-called Media Scanner, which gets triggered by ...


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You can sync Picasa albums to the web via a setting in the software on your computer. Google gives you a little storage for free. Then on your phone you under Settings->Accounts and Sync, select the Google account and tick Sync Picasa Web Albumns. Next time you open the Gallery app, it will show all the photos that have been uploaded to the web.


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Do I understand that your goal here is to save a single picture for offline viewing? If you access your photo via the stock browser rather than the Picasa app, you can long press on any image to bring up a menu of options including "save image" -- that will download the image to your SD Card. I'm surprised that Picasa doesn't offer a similar option inside ...


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You're right I just played with trying to set a Dropbox image as my wallpaper, and can't believe that there isn't an easier way. Part of the problem seems to be that if you Open a dropbox image, it isn't sent to the Gallery or the system default image viewer (which would let you do things like set as wallpaper) but Dropbox uses its own (HTML?) viewer. There ...


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You can either have new camera app which gives you in required naming convention or use filenamer and rename pictures. Option 1: Camera 360 has this naming convention 2011-12-12-0215-4-20.jpg - https://market.android.com/details?id=vStudio.Android.Camera360 Option 2: Try this re.*(Renamer) which accepts regular expression for rename - ...


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You can use an alternative launcher like Launcher Pro / ADW / Go Launcher etc. All of these have options for hiding apps from the app drawer. Unfortunately, the Gallery app will still appear in SHARE and SEND TO menus in various apps. No way around that. If you would rather certain folders remain invisible to the Gallery app, place a blank file named ...


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Ok, I think this might be helping, but it's an odd fix. . . After reading the answer to another question on this site I tried the following: Settings | Applications | Manage Applications | All | Media Storage | Clear Data rebooted phone opened Gallery app (nothing there, but I should have seen one picture) took a picture (now pictures started appearing in ...


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Use an app like gallery excluder. Alternatively you could do it manually. in the folder that you want to exclude create an empty file and name it .nomedia than you need to delete the media scanner database. Go to: Settings -> Apllications -> All -> Media Storage -> Clear Data Now reboot your phone. It might take a while for your pictures to ...


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My experience of the One X in order to be able to select multiple items in the gallery you need to first give it a task to do. For example, Open Gallery Hit 'Share' in the bottom left, you'll need a service which takes multiple uploads, such as Facebook Then you'll see the 'multi-select' grid with tick boxes next to each image which you can then select. ...


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This trick didn't work for me. So, I did what the system should have done with the .nomedia file present. I moved all of my photos to a hidden folder (with a . before the name) and removed the DCIM folder. Then, I looked for all instances of the .nomedia file (Root Explorer helped) and deleted them. Rebooted the phone. Started Gallery. Waited for 10 minutes. ...


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The tags are stored through the media's content provider. In layman's terms, the content-provider is a way of Android interacting with a database backing store. The location can be found in this directory: /data/data/com.android.providers.media/databases Which is Sqlite3 database that has the following information stored in it, or rather, a combination ...


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You could try JustResizeIt! It's optimized to send many pictures to many emails. You can send entire albums to all your friends. Install the free version, create a widget with many email recipients. Then open your Gallery, choose as many pictures you want, tap on Share and select JustResizeIt!. Wait the pictures to load, then just tap on the widget you ...


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That's not duplicates. If you are the "device owner", /storage/emulated/0/ is your storage area (where your files etc. reside). /storage/emulated/legacy/ is a symbolic link, always pointing to the logged-in user's storage. That is, if you are the device owner, and you are logged in, both locations are identical. If some apps show the contained files as ...


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You find a possible solution in many posts around here -- if you know what to look for, that is... Responsible for files turning up in the gallery etc. is the media-scanner, so you have to keep that one from processing the directories you want to ommit. The usual approach for this is placing a file named .nomedia (note the starting dot) into all directories ...


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Most apps, when they want to choose an image, use an implicit intent, which just says what they want to do, and doesn't specifically name the Gallery app. This means that any app that can perform that action can be started, and if you have more than one, you get the chooser to choose which to launch. This is the normal behaviour. You won't get a chooser if ...



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