Gallery displays all images on device

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by mapexvenus, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. mapexvenus

    mapexvenus Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Oregon
    Ratings:
    +0
    The Gallery displays all images on the device including icons / images used by applications. How do I choose to display only those pictures taken by the camera and specific folders on the device sdcard?
     
  2. markmicallef

    markmicallef Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Add a file called .nomedia to the directory that contains the images you want to hide. If you mount the sdcard and seach for all jpg's, you'll find a lot more, look in those directories that you are not seeing in your Gallery. You''ll find the .nomedia file just copy that and past it into all directories that contain pictures that you do not want displayed in your gallery.

    Hope this helps
     
  3. justbob

    justbob Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Messages:
    253
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    A warning on that .nomedia file. Under certain circumstances, adding a .nomedia file to a directory that already has pictures in it will cause the Media Scanner to delete them.

    Issue 3692 over at code.google.com has the details.
     
  4. markmicallef

    markmicallef Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    I haven't lost any files, and I have a clean looking gallery
     
  5. cLovis_ll

    cLovis_ll Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    Messages:
    240
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    san francisco, ca
    Ratings:
    +0
    get the HidenSeek app in the market. it works on pictures as well as files..
     
  6. Backnblack

    Backnblack Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    11,250
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Ratings:
    +6
    So, if you lose any, You won't complain then right? Just something to think about....
     
  7. M1dnite

    M1dnite Guest

    Ratings:
    +0
    No,
    he may have pictures that he choose no to show up in gallery. I am the same way. I have pictures that I have on my phone that I want, but at the same time when people look at my phone and go into gallery I do not want said picture to show up.
     
  8. MonkeyTime

    MonkeyTime Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    East Troy, WI
    Ratings:
    +0
    We understand that there may be photos or pictures he doesn't want to see or others to see.

    I think what Backnblack was saying is, it's a known problem, don't complain if at sometime, program icons or pictures get deleted.
     
  9. MarkDF

    MarkDF Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    Ok, a little twist on the OP's question. I don't want to hide anything, but I'd like to SORT my pictures. Rather than have a big blob that shows all pictures, I'd like to get a directory structure presented to me that I can move through. Does the built-in Gallery do that or will I need a 3rd party app?
     
  10. markmicallef

    markmicallef Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    No. why, It's because I Backup!
     
Search tags for this page

android gallery show on device only

,

android how to display all images in device

,

displaying date and time when viewing images in android gall

,

how to display images from a .nomedia file on andriod

,

nomedia for pictures

,

nomedia pictures

,

random pictures folder nomedia android bionic

,

what photos does android gallery display