When I open Gallery or Google Photos, there are dozens or hundreds of albums and photos that have been automatically pulled from my Music directory, where there are lots of JPEGs that are cover art for MP3 files.

They make it so that it is very hard to find particular photos I've taken with my camera, and in any case it is useless to have them displayed there as I never want to browse music cover art in my Gallery.

I can't find any option to exclude folders, though. How do I make it so the image files in my Music directory are not included in Gallery or Google Photos?

  • @beeshyams, thank you for responding. If I put .nomedia to my music folder, won't that also stop my MP3 files from being seen by music apps? – Questioner Sep 14 '16 at 9:08
  • @beeshyams, the solution for playing music from a folder with a .nomedia file in it is to use a different music player than I am now. I don't want to have to take on specific music player apps in order to handle a problem with image galleries. – Questioner Sep 15 '16 at 4:05
  • @beeshyams, Thanks for your continued interest. I'm using N7 Player. And it's not the best player, but, if I have to choose between the hassle of unwanted images in my gallery and the hassle of using a new music player that I didn't select for it's features but for one obscure file handling issue, I'll go with the devil I know. – Questioner Sep 16 '16 at 0:20

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