Gallery Clutter

AllGood

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The Gallery scans the memory card then shows every folder. The major problem is there is a folder for every album with just 1 pic (album cover). Is there any way to clean it up so i don't have to scroll though a hundred folders to find the one i want?
 

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put a .nomedia file in the folders you don't want to show up in the gallery

if you do want to see all those, but want them consolidated, i don't know if that's possible...
 

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I just wanted to correct this to say it is a directory called ".nomedia" and you will need to make sure gallery rescans the card after the directory is added. The easiest way I found to do this is open a bunch of other programs, or you can do a force close or a reboot of the phone.

Thank you for letting us know this. This extra clutter has been driving me nuts.
 

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put a .nomedia file in the folders you don't want to show up in the gallery

if you do want to see all those, but want them consolidated, i don't know if that's possible...

The problem with the . idea is this. I have a bunch of albums on the memory card. They are first in a folder for the artist then the album. Each album has a album cover jpg in it. If i move everything to the . folder then the media player won't see the music.
 

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I just wanted to correct this to say it is a directory called ".nomedia" and you will need to make sure gallery rescans the card after the directory is added. The easiest way I found to do this is open a bunch of other programs, or you can do a force close or a reboot of the phone.

Thank you for letting us know this. This extra clutter has been driving me nuts.

i'm going to have to re-correct you and say it is definitely a file called .nomedia

you can probably do both, the app most likely looks for anything with the name ".nomedia"

so for the OP's issue, the easiest way i see to do this, is:
1. create said .nomedia file
2. mount the sd card
3. drop that file into any folder you don't want the gallery app to scan

the only thing i haven't tested is if that will stop the music app from looking for songs...


also, if album art is your only issue with the gallery app, you could embed the album image into the music file itself and then delete the images in the music folders

if you have a lot of music, you can find programs that will automate this for you, or you can use something like mp3tag to do it yourself
 

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Also to clean up just the photo galery. I use something like Astro File Manager or E Strong File Explorer and take all my photos outta the files and put them in my "pictures" folder on my SD card. That way they're all in the same place.
 

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I couldn't create a .nomedia file either directly on my droid or in windows. But I can create a .nomedia directory directly on the droid it that did work. So you are probably correct that either will work.
 

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