2.1 update 1 gallery doesn't load all pictures

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    Received the OTA 2.1 yesterday. Replaced the Gallary icon and noticed that only about half of my photos are visible. The others are still on the phone's memory card, I can see them on my PC when I mount the phone but they appear as empty boxes in Gallary. I waited an hour hoping it was just a time thing but no more photos appeared. Also noticed that the pinch function is very slow.

    Any ideas how to fix.

    Thanks.
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    Maybe try and reboot, or a battery pull, for atleast 30 seconds.
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    Nope.

    Tried removing battery for a couple of minutes. Same photos load; same don't load.
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    I also tried to delete the photos that did not show in Gallary and replace them with smaller jpegs (the originals were jpegs too but over 5 mbs). Now I can see only 2 out of 21. Can't seem to find a common reason why this is happening.
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    I've noticed the gallery doesn't refresh very quickly (ie. new photos take a minute or two to appear in the "Camera" folder). Also, it doesn't necessarily display the same way every time. If I enter the gallery through my camera app, the organization of photos is different than if I enter through my Gallery shortcut. The sorting slider is visible sometimes, and not at others.

    From a UI standpoint, I'm psyched about the look of the new gallery... but functionally, it leaves a lot to be desired. It's also extremely slow to load thumbnails and such. Step in the right direction, but it needs to be refined quite a bit.

    Zack
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    it took 2 power cycles for my gallery to work (not battery pulls). hope yours get online soon.
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    I tried rebooting but it didn't work. It appears to take the smaller files but there is no consistancy. Is there a size limit per file?
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    I hope I'm not beating a dead horse to death with this but I can't figure why some picture of the copied Jpegs can be seen with Gallery and others, while on the SD card, cannot be viewed.

    I have to believe that others have this same issue.

    Thanks.
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    Might be formatting or partial corruption. Photoshop sometimes has this problem with one marker and other apps open a picture.
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    How can I fix this?
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    The new gallery definitely needs a couple of things.

    1) A refresh button.
    2) The ability to select which folders/Picasa albums to display.

    I've also noticed that if I take a picture with the camera, it sometimes takes a while to show up in the gallery. In fact, I took one yesterday and looked for it this afternoon and it wasn't there. Went back to the Camera app, then back to Gallery again and it was there.

    Strange.
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    I agree.

    The puzzling thing is the ramdomness of those files you can see vs. the ones that come up blank.

    There seems to be no consistant reason why some show and others do not.
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    I was looking at my Gallery, selected a few folders and deleted them. The images are still on the SD card but are 'Hidden'.

    Discovered this after I connected phone to PC and looked at image properties.....
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    I can't change it from being Hidden.
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    I think this has something to do with Photoshop. I resaved the "hidden" images using the computer's basic Paint program and copied these to the Droid. They now show up in the Gallery.
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    I'm having a problem when I open the gallery it's empty and it says "there are no contents to display" reboot and sometimes it fixes it. About 90% of my pics are ones I took with the droid and have not been imported/exported or altered by photoshop.
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    Having same problems. I need to send pics as soon as I take them for my business. This update to the gallery is very annoying.
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    crazy right somtimes the gallery shows up sometimes it dont i tried all tips even removed and rearranged the the folders on the pc no help and i think the 3d effect is why its funky
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    tip/trick

    Having same issues. I take 30 consecutive pictures and go to look at gallery and they are not there under the camera folder.

    HERE"S WHAT FIX'S IT FOR ME, RATHER THAN WAITING FOR IT TO LOAD:

    From the camera app, select menu, then gallery...this takes you to the factory gallery and seems to refresh the gallery and all the pictures I have taken with my camera within the last however many days start to load and are now in the gallery. Yes it's an extra step and a slight pain, but it seems to be an instant sync that you can control. Sometimes, I have to actually select the last picture by tapping the preview window in top right corner of camera app, THEN select gallery.
    Other times, the second I take a picture it shows up in the camera folder in gallery...I think it has to do with taking multiple pictures.

    Hope this helps those waiting for pics to show up in gallery that were taken with factory camera.
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    There is a free app in the market called SDrescan, I use that to load my recent pictures, works well. Not sure if it will help with some of the issues mentioned here though,
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