How do I get one-way sync for photos

DGalt

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I want to instantly upload photos to Picasa, which I've figured out how to do. However, I do not want photos in Picasa (or, by extension, Google+) to show up in my gallery.

Is there any way to only get sync in one direction (i.e. from my phone to Picasa/Google+) without getting it in the other direction?

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loraque

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Do you just not want them to show up, or do you not want them to be there at all? As a Gallery replacement, Quickpic does not show Picasa albums. It is at least as good, if not better, than the Gallery (I stopped using it only because I DID want to see Picasa albums... it is otherwise better IMO).

That will not stop the photos syncing, but you will not see them in Quickpic. Work-around as opposed to a solution.
 

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Well as far as I understand it they're not really "there," right? It's not like there's an actual duplicate on your phone. But yeah, I don't want them in my gallery. It seems pretty stupid to have duplicates of photos I've taken (i.e. a "camera" album with all my taken pictures and then an "instant upload" folder with all the same pictures)
 

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Although I guess I sorta see the utility...I can delete photos from my phone and still see them.

Are the pictures compressed when uploaded to Picasa does anyone know? Like, would I want to save the originals somewhere
 

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There is a setting in the Gallery to sync Picassa via wifi. I do not know where they go, but I haven't looked. Pretty sure they ARE there, just not in your DCIM folder. The Gallery is setup to automatically show Picasa albums, so if you upload photos to Picasa, I think they will show up automatically so long as you are syncing photos via the accounts&sync option in MENU.

It may matter depending on how you are getting them uploaded from your phone... if you do it in a way other than with accounts & sync, you can probably just turn photo sync off and use whatever method you have going. I am not knowledgeable on that since I want to see them.

Try out Quickpic. I bet ten imaginary dollars you like it better than the Gallery, and it will obfuscate your problem. That might be good enough.
 

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