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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by MoodyBlues, Feb 9, 2020.

  1. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
    VIP Member Thread Starter

    (Mods, please move if better suited elsewhere.)

    I've only recently started using Pinterest, at first just via browser, then I installed its app.

    When I download photos using a browser, they're named something logical, like:

    Pinterest_web.png

    But downloading the exact same photo, using the exact same method [selecting 'Download image' from its 3-dot menu], with the app, its names are seemingly random characters, like:

    Pinterest_app.png

    Is there some way around this, some way to get meaningful file names? I mean besides dumping the app?! :D
     

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  2. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    I used to have one for a bit, kind of got off it, one of my ex friends sort of stalking me on that. So that.. I think I downloaded a few of my old app throughout the net though. I kind of remember downloading the image on it first. Ehh... I kind of forgot.
     
  3. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Enthusiast

    You could always rename the photos after you download them.
     
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  4. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
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    Done. :)
     
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  5. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Right, but the information about the photo is on its page. I like to download tons of photos in rapid succession--which works fine as far as naming goes if I'm using a browser, but not the app.

    I'd have to download one pic, go to another app to rename it, keeping its info fresh in my head, then go back and download another, leave to rename it as above...rinse and repeat 500 times. :eek: I'm too old and lazy for all that!
     
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  6. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Um...somewhere in there, is there an answer to my question? :eek:

    ;) :) :D
     
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  7. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    hahahaa :D


    You can try to redownload each image :p yeah yeah... ::: hugs::
     
  8. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
    VIP Member Thread Starter

    And...how exactly would that solve the problem? :thinking:
     
  9. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Enthusiast

    Try getting on with FOSS or Lightning browser and long pressing the image.

    A menu pops up with options.
    One or both browsers might download the image info the way you like.

    I prefer Lightning, but FOSS gives you the option to rename right before you download.

    Both are on F-Droid.
     
    #9 puppykickr, Feb 11, 2020
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2020
  10. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Thanks but...no. :)

    Refer to my OP--or this thread's title--for the reason.
     
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