I am looking for something like a “user manual” for the gallery app. I have FP Open OS 18.04 and to my understanding, the gallery app is Android standard.
I have learned that I can block the content of a folder by creating a file .nomedia in it
But is there a way to have a structured view? I always take to time to arrrange my images in a (kind of) hierarchical folder structure, like [name of an event] at top level and [year] at next level and so on.
The problem is that gallery tries to display all folders it can find anywhere always on the topmost level, therefore resultiing in numerous folder displays simply named “2018” and “2017” (and older).
When you “walk” my directories like you would on a Windows or Linux desktop, the logic is striking, but when you see many folders with just identical names you have to enter them to find out about them. That is really annoying… Yes, I could rename each and everyone to something like [eventname-year] but that’s a lot of work on 128 GByte…
Yes, I know that there are other apps that do a better job. I could install them, but I cannot get rid of gallery. So when I lend my phone to a friend, he or she is sure to use gallery insted of the better app…
Also on my wishlist would be ways to make folders password protected or just hidden (no real encryption necessary, just an light protection against “accidental” viewing).