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General gallery organisation of network drive (NAS) pics

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bodhi808, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. bodhi808

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    Hi guys,
    Just got my note the other day which is my first android device.
    I've been really impressed with the ease of transferring videos and pics to my smart TV with just one click on video player and gallery.

    The gallery automatically finds my pictures stored on my network drive. Unfortunately, it seems to treat all the pictures on the drive as a single folder. As there are somewhere around 6000 pics on my NAS drive, I can't find the pics I want unless I swipe through the thousands of photos. I can't seem to organise the view by folder within the NAS drive.

    Is there some setting that I'm missing or is this a limitation of the standard gallery?
    If the latter, is there another app which will allow me to browse pics on the NAS by folder and still facilitate the transfer to the tv?

    Many thanks for any help and advice.
     

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    Have you tried changing gallery views?
     
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    Yes I'm having difficulty getting the default gallery to organize my pics by folder. I installed QuickPic which does this nicely but unfortunately I lose the ability to send the output to my TV.

    I'm not sure how the gallery organizes images. I think it must be using meta-data within the images themselves.
     
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    Hi friends
    Is there any setting to exclude some folder in GALLERY?
    I want to maintain some folder hidden from the scan.
    TIA

    Android 4.1.1
     
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    Put the .nomedia file in the folder you want to exclude.

    Remember to clear cache and force stop everything related to Galllery
     
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    I believe there is a limitation/restriction of android that means it doesnt read nested folders, so the op's network storage and my external sd card with a straight copy of my windows 7 photo library appear as one big collection of photos minus any directory struture. I have found the gallery app is capable of recognising the first level of folders within a directory called "pictures" but and folders within those are ignored
    I dont think there is a solution to this android limitation, I've tried many photo gallery apps and they all do the same
    Quickpic has the most versatile sorting options imo
     

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