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post Feb 9 2017, 03:33 PM
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Yes, there are loads, I know. But all I've tried work the same way as the one that comes with the OS (or phone, whichever it is). When I create a new folder/album it copies or moves the images there. I don't want that.

On Windows I use a program called PhoA. Alas it doesn't seem to be developed anymore, there used to a support forum and stuff. It has a lot of features, but the main thing is it leaves my images alone where they are. It doesn't move or copy them. It works strictly with references. So an image can be in a lot of virtual folders but only one copy is on the disk.

So, that's what I'm looking for. An app that can create virtual albums so I still can have the physical image files ordered after date as a want them without getting duplicates.

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post Feb 28 2018, 03:52 AM
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Yeah, but not always the "hot" and most expensive is the best. At least from my experience. In India, they are aware of that very well. Expensive brands like Apple and Samsung are doomed to failure because of companies like Desh Ka Smartphones and Mera Pehla Smartphone. They are the Apple and Samsung of India, so no surprise that those two companies can't make it big. But yeah, I would love to hear your feedback on Motorola. smile.gif
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post Mar 6 2018, 10:39 AM
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At long last I got around to installing the sim card in the new phone and actually check it out. So far I'm impressed. Some things are annoying, but most have to do with that Moto mainly uses native Android apps, like launcher, keyboard, SMS-app. So I guess it's a matter of finding replacements I like better. So far I've only replaced the launcher. Only way to get rid of the searchbar dear google forces on the home screen.

The one really bad thing is that apps and the files they use can be installed on the SD card. That's a bummer for me. I use map apps a lot and the topographical map of Sweden alone is several GB. You are supposed to be able to set the camera to save images on the SD card though.

Moto does some things differently, for instance the usual home button is replaced with their "one button". You can do stuff by swiping over the button. I like it.

The camera seems super. Images look crisp, better than those from my old phone. Haven't downloaded any yet, so it could partly be an effect of built in compensation. Time will tell. It has a pro button that lets me easily set ISO, exposure compensation and other things. Exposure compensation is accurate. On my old phone I could only set it in too big steps. This I can fine tune. There's also Live View, so I can see the effects of my changes directly on screen. Maybe this is all standard things now. I wouldn't know.

All in all I'm satisfied. Think I got myself a good phone for a fraction of the price of other brands. Touch wood. happy.gif
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post Mar 6 2018, 11:36 AM
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The one really bad thing is that apps and the files they use can be installed on the SD card.

Did you mean to say they can't be installed on the SD card? If so I think Android always downloads apps to the phone memory, then you must move them to the SD card manually.

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post Mar 6 2018, 08:00 PM
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Yeah, can't. If I say you can't move them to and run them from the SD card it's maybe more correct.

Battery life is a little disappointing. But that's hard for me to judge. I've used extra large batteries for ages and for this phone I only have the standard one that came with. It comes with a quick charger that lives up to the promises. It's really fast. That's nice - if you are at home. No wall sockets where I use to go.
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post Apr 2 2018, 08:10 PM
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I got around to trying QuickPic. I couldn't get much to work and their tutorial didn't seem to correspond to what I actually had on my phone. No option to tag for instance. Googling found that it was bought up a couple of years ago and since then has been on a slippery slope, people are uninstalling it. Rumor has it the current owners also are known spammers and more.

But, by searching for QuckPic replacements I found this page with two possible options for me.
https://lifehacker.com/5814868/the-best-pho...app-for-android
I'm trying f-stop and it seems to do what I want. The other one, Focus, is neater according to the page's author, but you need to pay to get the tagging option. There's a paid version of f-stop too, but I haven't figured out if it offers anything I need yet. Oh, it has a cool option, password protected folders. I think in this case it really moves the files. Just what I need. I've taken pictures of some rashes I get that comes and goes, to show my doctor. Don't want just anyone to see those! ohmy.gif tongue.gif

So thanks again, thematrix. I wouldn't have found anything without your tip. smile.gif
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post Sep 30 2019, 03:25 PM
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I'm more than content with f-stop. It has everything I could wish for. I use it daily and can really recommend it. My one complaint is that it has no way to add comments to the meta data for an image.

I have a large SD-card and upload images from my real camera to it, so I always have my pictures with me. The way I can create virtual folders and albums and sort and order images any way I want without the app ever copying, moving or touching the picture files in any way is great.

So... now I'm looking for a similar desktop program. Anyone happens to know of one? wub.gif

I blew the dust of an old one I used to love back in the day, PhoA. It was very promissing, but development seized back in 2005. It's still useable, but if a modern program with the same approach exists it would maybe be better. PhoA had some quirks, mainly supporting limited image formats.
https://yktoo.com/en/software/phoa/

I've tried searching, but only find image viewers like Irfan and editors. I'm not interested in editing. It's the unlimited virtual folders, albums/views and the untouched file system I'm after. ninja.gif
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post Oct 1 2019, 10:23 AM
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I've just learnt there are Android emulators, for example https://www.bluestacks.com/ . I'll try that tonight and see how it works. I have my doubts though.
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post Oct 9 2019, 03:17 AM
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BlueStacks was rather cool (but huge!). Turned out file operations were rather cumbersome, need for shared folders and stuff, so I uninstalled it again. But for games I imagine it's fun.
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pandy   Looking for a gallery app for Android   Feb 9 2017, 03:33 PM
thematrix   Maybe you should check out- QuickPic - Photo Galle...   Feb 16 2018, 09:06 AM
pandy   Thanks! Are you sure it doesn't move or co...   Feb 16 2018, 02:34 PM
thematrix   I think it is able to both move and copy. I haven...   Feb 19 2018, 08:22 AM
pandy   I found the webpage where there's more informa...   Feb 20 2018, 05:05 AM
Christian J   the USB connector is loose (hate those micro USB ...   Feb 20 2018, 07:27 AM
pandy   Alas, yes. I use a lot of battery. That's wh...   Feb 20 2018, 08:42 AM
Christian J   Then the micro USB connector gets loose. Is that ...   Feb 21 2018, 06:37 AM
pandy   Already removed the ball. Didn't dare to use a...   Feb 21 2018, 03:27 PM
Christian J   In that case I can only think of getting a wireles...   Feb 20 2018, 08:56 AM
pandy   I don't use that much juice sitting at home te...   Feb 20 2018, 10:27 AM
pandy   Before you ask, no, I don't play Pokemon Go. ...   Feb 20 2018, 10:56 AM
Darin McGrew   I've had phones with user-replaceable batterie...   Feb 21 2018, 01:05 AM
pandy   You probably don't need to charge as often as ...   Feb 21 2018, 05:16 AM
thematrix   I found the webpage where there's more inform...   Feb 26 2018, 03:38 AM
pandy   My impression is they are just not popular here. I...   Feb 26 2018, 04:52 AM
thematrix   Yeah, but not always the "hot" and most ...   Feb 28 2018, 03:52 AM
pandy   At long last I got around to installing the sim ca...   Mar 6 2018, 10:39 AM
Christian J   The one really bad thing is that apps and the fil...   Mar 6 2018, 11:36 AM
pandy   Yeah, can't. If I say you can't move them...   Mar 6 2018, 08:00 PM
pandy   I got around to trying QuickPic. I couldn't ge...   Apr 2 2018, 08:10 PM
pandy   I'm more than content with f-stop. It has ever...   Sep 30 2019, 03:25 PM
pandy   I've just learnt there are Android emulators, ...   Oct 1 2019, 10:23 AM
pandy   BlueStacks was rather cool (but huge!). Turned...   Oct 9 2019, 03:17 AM


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