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How to select which folders are shown in HTC EVO photo gallery


Ask just about any Android user to recommend a third-party gallery app that's better than the stock one preloaded on the HTC EVO 4G, and there's a good chance that you'll end up being one of the 1,000,000+ people to download and install QuickPic. The free gallery app by is well deserving of its self-professed "best picture viewer/gallery/photo album" description because of its incredible speed and wealth of features.

One of my favorite features addresses an annoyance I've had with the stock gallery (and other third-party apps) scanning my entire microSD card and displaying every single file it finds with a photo extension. While the thoroughness is to be commended, I really only want to see the pictures I took with my EVO's camera, not the album art, bitmaps, icons, and other miscellaneous images. And QuickPic lets me do just that.

Here's how you can do it too.


1. Get QuickPic free from the Market and open it on your EVO.

2. Press the Menu button on your phone, then tap Settings.

Evo-quickpic (1) Evo-quickpic (2)

3. To select which folders you want to include, tap the Included Folders button. To select which folders you want to exclude, tap the Excluded Folders button. One technically negates the other, so you really only have to select one of them.

4. Then tap Add and select the folder on your card that you want to include/exclude. You can only select one folder at a time.

Evo-quickpic-gb And that's it!

Now whenever you open QuickPic to check out your photos, you won't have to scroll through the stuff you don't want to see.

To the right is some of what I used to have to look at in my gallery; I don't even know what that "ma" image is and "RockOnNg" is from an unfinished game that someone was making that resulted in hundreds of still frames being dumped onto my card. I could easily delete those two folders, sure, but some of the other things I don't want appearing in the gallery are things that I still want on the card.

Being able to tell the app which folders to access solves this issue and gives me another reason to choose QuickPic over any other gallery app out there.

This app was released a few months ago, I believe, but it was just updated to version 1.1.2 on Friday. It's gotten rave reviews across the board and is one of the only apps on the Market (excluding Angry Birds and other phenomena) that I've seen with its install count showing as between one and five million. Wow.

I'd recommend this app on the include/exclude folder features alone, but its speed, responsiveness, and extra features really push this over the top and right on into the "you're crazy if you don't use this" elite.

Thanks, Sean!

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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