How can I stop album art displaying in Android picture gallery?

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How can I stop album art displaying in Android picture gallery?

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I've read several very old suggestions on how to sort this so I'm wondering if there is a more up to date solution. I don't want my album art showing as an album in my picture/photo gallery. Is anyone able to help please? I'm using a Samsung Galaxy and spent aaaaaages on live chat to Samsung but they weren't able to moot a solution. Thank you very much!
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Re: How can I stop album art displaying in Android picture gallery?

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What have you tried so far? Did you try creating the .nomedia in the Artwork folder(s)?
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Re: How can I stop album art displaying in Android picture gallery?

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Thank you for your reply. I have put it in a folder but it may be the wrong one! Where should I put it please? In each album art folder? That'll take so long I may as well delete them all...
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Re: How can I stop album art displaying in Android picture gallery?

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Hi,
FYI it is known issue that Samsung gallery app ignore .nomedia file and still shows media and that some other apps have setting to ignore it enabled by default.

Have you tried Google Photo app?
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Re: How can I stop album art displaying in Android picture gallery?

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Thank you, I will give that a shot. Where do I put the nomedia folder?
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Re: How can I stop album art displaying in Android picture gallery?

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Hi,
it is not folder it is an empty files named ".nomedia" and you can put it in any folder that you want to be ignored by Google Android Media Scanner (at least in apps that respect that).
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Re: How can I stop album art displaying in Android picture gallery?

Post by Andre_H »

Can confirm. Just put a ".nomedia"-file in your "music"-folder, restart your phone, and the cover arts disappear from the image previews of various apps.

Thanks @Peke.
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Re: How can I stop album art displaying in Android picture gallery?

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How do I create a no media file please? Or do I just entitle any file nomedia?
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Re: How can I stop album art displaying in Android picture gallery?

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ellymoo wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 2:12 pm do I just entitle any file nomedia?
You can do that (Use small file as it is usually 0Bytes) but please note that DOT as prefix to nomedia it needs to be exactly named like this ".nomedia"
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Re: How can I stop album art displaying in Android picture gallery?

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Thanks, unfortunately it hasn't worked for me - it doesn't help that when I rename a file .nomedia it promptly disappears and I can't find it in a search!

However, I've now found I can hide folders in Samsung gallery and Google Photos has a default for photos only which is helpful.
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Re: How can I stop album art displaying in Android picture gallery?

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Hi,
Strange, but at least you have solved you issue. Can you please let me know where is the option in Samsung Gallery because it is very common issue for Samsung users?
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Re: How can I stop album art displaying in Android picture gallery?

Post by ellymoo »

The option is for 'hide albums' when you tap the 3 dots on the right hand side, but it's only when you actually view the gallery and you have to select the albums one by one. If you want to select pictures it still shows all the blooming albums.

I am still trying to add a .nomedia file, but I am getting nowhere! :(
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