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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by LilyB, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. LilyB

    LilyB Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi all

    Hoping someone can help - I've used these forums loads of times to solve my issues but never needed to actually post!!

    HTC Desire on Froyo, unlocked phone.

    For a while now the thumbnail gallery has sometimes merged pictures - so on the thumbnail it's actually a combination of more than 1 picture. This hasn't really bothered me until recently because the more pictures I take the worse it's getting, so much so that I can't always tell which picture I'm going to be looking at until I actually select it. In every case the picture views correctly on the screen when I view them one at a time, it's just a problem with the thumbnails.

    I've attempted to clear the gallery cache which made it appear slightly better but not by much.

    I've checked the DCIM / .thumbnails folder but there's just loads of files in there saying file and RAW file and to be honest I don't know what it's all about.

    I've trawled the net and checked the forums but cannot seem to see a solution - does anyone know what I can do in order to solve this? :thinking:

    Many thanks in advance
     



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  2. snowmobile

    snowmobile Android Enthusiast

    I get this a lot when trying to select images for new icons. It's very annoying and I haven't been able to find a solution. As a workaround I view the images using astro instead.
     
  3. flyingace

    flyingace Lurker

    Lilly,

    I noticed this problem on less than 1% of my pictures but you're right, it's annoying. I too deleted my thumbnails and let the system recreate them the next time I went into the directory. This fixed all of the existing errors, but different pictures (well, just one this time) had the same type of problem. So, I tried opening that "mixed thumb" picture...I rotated it left, then back right, then backed out....presto. Fixed. Now I don't know how many of these files you're having trouble with so fixing them individually might be a pain but it gets the job done, and still faster than deleting and recreating them all. This basically forces the system to recreate just that one thumb. Good luck!
     
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  4. LilyB

    LilyB Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for taking the time to reply!

    I'll have a look at this and see if it works!
     
  5. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Go to SD. Delete android/data/com.cooliris.media

    This will force all thumbnails to recreate. It may take a while
     
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