Best way to HIDE/Protect pictures?

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  1. bodean

    bodean Active Member

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    Is there any easy way on the DROID X, that I can hide pictures I take from showing up in the gallery?
     
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    Rename the directory with the pics you want hidden with a . in front.

    EX: Rename hidden to .hidden
     
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    add a file named .nomedia makes them not be scanned.
     
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    what this guy said. however you are going to have to move the "naughty" pics to a new folder with .nomedia in the folder along with the pics...otherwise none of your pics will show up in the gallery.

    i believe the pics are located in DCIM folder on the SD card.
     
  5. pool_shark

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    It's said that the .nomedia can cause problems.

    Renaming the directory is just as simple and creating a new file.
     
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    but wont creating a new folder be seen as well. i have never done this as the .nomedia (copied from another folder) file worked flawlessly for me.
     
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    I use an application called Pandora. It's in the market. Works great for pics and videos.

    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums App
     
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    You don't have to create a new directory, just rename the directory with a . in front. That directory will now be hidden from the gallery. You can only see it if you use a file browser that is set to show hidden files.
    Also, you can put pics anywhere, they do not have to be in DCIM.
    I have a directory named "my pictures", under that I have subdirectories "pets", "wallpaper", "random", etc.
     
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    i use an app called File Copy. You can hide pics and vids with it.
     
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    There's an app if you don't mind the investment called photovault that'll do the trick for you.

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