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QuickPic for Android allows for folder hiding (and may be set with a password to unhide) and to exclude folders from showing either in unhide or hide mode. :)
You bought an Android device to separate yourself from Google?
Download a different gallery. Perhaps QuickPic?
Download a different calendar. Perhaps Jorte?
I am confused as to what experience you were looking for.
Quickpic and/or the internal viewer of the file browser Solid Explorer.
Download quickpic, long press on album you want to hide, press three vertical dots in upper right corner, press hide. Enjoy secret nudes when needed.
Check out QuickPic Gallery. It has a private mode.
There's also A+ Gallery Photos & Videos. It can also hide Albums.
Quick Pic has a lot of security features built in. Also it's the only app I've found to load my massive picture collection in seconds. So there's that.
Quickpic has always been my favorite. But it was recently purchased by a company with a bad reputation. People are fleeing the app, and I haven't heard of a decent alternative. I'm currently using Quickpic on my 6p and it works fine so far.
Use Quickpic, it's pretty light, good gif support, you can hide folders, pretty much covers everything for a good gallery app.
Just don't forget to disable background data
You simply need to open it with an app that supports playing GIFs. If the stock gallery app doesn't work for some reason you can download another app - such as QuickPic. Then just open the GIF and choose to open it with QuickPic.
If you have QuickPic you can manually makes folders and put photos in them and make them private. And can be password locked
Another app for putting videos and pics in a vault is AppLock
Try using a different Gallery app, such as QuickPic or set up your phone to use Google Photos. This sounds like a limitation of the Gallery app you're using instead of an Android issue.
So I saw a suggestion that says to use the app "quickpic" as that allows you to exclude folders. I tried it and it works but I don't like the look of it. Since they were bought by cheetah mobile you can expect things to go downhill with ads and other nonsense. I need an option that allows me to "fix" the google photo app or even an xposed module perhaps.
the app left the beta yesterday boy. But nevermind, here's an awesome app. It has 50M downloads!!! you must get it :) quickpic
I would recommend Quickpic let's you create new folders inside of the app and move all images from one folder to another inside the app. Disable the cloud storage tho.
And if you want a good file manager I would recommend ASUS File Manager and try move everything from internal to SD card
Download QuickPic and forget about the sony album. QuickPic is easily the best photo soft for Android, I did that for my Z3.
Not an ideal solution I know. But QuicPic allows you to exclude folders and is a nice gallery app. In fact it lets you just include a single folder if you'd like. Free and ad-free. My go-to gallery app. Owned by CheetahMobile though if that bothers you.
My next choice is LeafPic, which looks even more promising but is still in beta. Can do the things I mentioned before except it doesn't allow you to choose a single folder to include, you have to choose all folder you wish to exclude.
they have a cloud backup service...
On top of this, our CM Cloud function offers speedy back up and restoration for photos - your photos are stored on industry leading Amazon servers to help you preserve all your precious memories securely.
you should be able to log in and all your pics will be restored to the new device. but I wouldn't delete anything from the OPO yet..
most everything else is backed up via your google account. Settings, etc. sms/mms isn't, but there are other apps for that.
See if there is a setting in your Gallery app to gain access to your SD card. I'm guessing that the app is the same one that came with your phone and is programmed to only look at that one folder in particular. If that's the case, then you will most likely need a different app to view those pictures, such as QuickPic or Google Photos.
The G+ Fotos app? Or a Manufacturer Gallery? Do they show up if you use another Gallery app like Quickpic? Can you find them through a file explorer?
If it's through G+ Fotos, maybe they are pictures somehow shared with you through hangouts, g+ or drive?
You will have to give a bit more information, did you install, or update, any new apps recently?
What file formats are they? WebM? I also imagine you are trying to view these with the default Gallery app that comes with the S3/Samsung?
I'd recommend taking a look at an alternative gallery app called QuickPic (one of the most popular in the Play Store) and see if you have any problems view them with that.
Go to Google Play. Search for QuickPic gallery app. When you use this as an alternative, you can long press a picture or album, then hide. It will also hide it system wide in any other gallery app. There is an option to password protect the hidden content.
Or you can just click the link if I posted it correctly! ;-)
You can use QuickPic and the "Google Photos" part of the G+ app to set a full scale/non scrolling wallpaper. Just open the wallpaper in QuickPic, and when setting as the wallpaper from the overflow menu, tap this icon. For some reason it will open the cropper when setting using other gallery apps, but QuickPic doesn't somehow.
Try QuickPic and see if you see the folder on that. I never used G+ Photos so don't know much about it. In QuickPic, there should be another folder 100MEDIA apart from Camera.
Do you have a file explorer like ES File Explorer ?
If yes look for the above mentioned path in the file explorer.
What are you using to view the gifs? Not all apps have the ability to view a .gif properly, although I know that QuickPic does.
Is it greyed out when you have no other gallery app installed? I set QuickPic to default for the simplicity; it allows sharing, deleting, and more both in-app or when browsing from Camera recents.
2013 X got the same gallery apparently. Incredibly it's worse that the previous version. I moved to QuickPic. Very nice.
When you restarted your phone, the reason why you saw images in Google Photos is because it's pulling those images from Google's servers; you're seeing the image backups that were previously uploaded. As such, you're going to need network connection in order to pull up the full-sized images from Google's servers, but the thumbnails are locally stored on your device. Google Photos doesn't show you all the images stored on your device, but rather all the images to be uploaded/already uploaded to the servers.
If you have a need to view the images when not connected to a network, you're going to have to keep the images on your phone (good thinking on your part to make copies from them on your SD card, although pulling them from Google Photos isn't too hard either) and use a different application to view the locally-stored image files, usually a Gallery app, such as QuickPic or the stock Gallery app that came with your phone. At this point, you can simply insert your SD card or copy the pictures from the card onto your phone and you should see them in your Gallery app and since you made a copy of all those pictures before restarting, they should still be in date-taken order when you view them in the Gallery.