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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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Try deleting the /mnt/sdcard/DCIM/.thumbnails folder and rebooting your phone. You may need to clear data for Media Storage and possibly the Gallery app/anything related as well.


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If you add an empty file called .nomedia to a directory the media scanner will ignore it.


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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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That is not currently possible on the stock camera application, however there is an open ticket with the Android project team to make such an option exposed. http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=10561 Meanwhile you can try some custom camera applications like "Camera Folders" which allows custom file name conventions in addition to folder ...


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You can delete it at picasaweb.google.com. (Click on the album, and then use the 'Actions' dropdown list.)


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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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Go to: Settings -> Accounts and sync Do you see a Flickr account there? If so, either make sure you are using that account with the Gallery or try deleting that account and trying the Gallery again.


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I'm a big fan of QuickPic: it's simple and truly fast :)


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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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.nomedia is on or off, no way to exclude just certain file types. You might want to try including the album art in the music files (it'll still show up in the music player) and then copying them over, rather than adding the art to the folder on your phone.


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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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No. The blogger images showed up because they're hosted in Picasa which is integrated into the Android gallery. But as a workaround you could host your images on Picasa and link to them from your blog.


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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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Not possible at this time. This answer in the Google support forums indicates that it can't be done, but that it will be forwarded on as a feature request.


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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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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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Try clearing the data and cache of the gallery from App Manager of your phone's setting.


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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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Go to Setting-->Applications--->Gallery-->Clear Cache After clearing the cache, open the gallery app, it will automatically regenerate thumbnails.


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Image Shrink Lite is just right for me; there's a paid version with more options.


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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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