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    Quote Originally Posted by garrycol View Post
    Can anyone recommend a basic android photo management app? ....
    I've used QuickPic for years now.
    Of the few various gallery apps I've tried, I think it's the only one that didn't annoy me in some way.
    I can't recall all the settings options, but I vaguely remember setting some.
    But, the caveat here for me is that I don't use my phone for taking photos(I'm a amateur photography geek type). I only really use the phone/photo combo rarely to show pics to friends if they ask to see some.
    So most of my photo usage on the phone is simply 'gallery'.

    For management of photos on the phone(that is my real photos, uploaded from PC to phone) is all done via the PC.

    If I take a photo via the phone, I care not for where it goes or what it does .. it's always a throwaway photo .. as in most likely something for work(wrong product loaded, or whatever other issue). Sometimes I take a quick snapshot of some work done to car either as a record(remembering how it goes back), or just a quick reference shot of some other type. I doubt I've kept any of these photos longer than a few months or so.

    ie. The point made above is that, I'm not entirely sure about your usage of phone/photo environment, but it may be different to how I use it.

    For actual management of files and photos or whatever on the phone, my preference is to use MyPhoneExplorer on the PC(app needs to be active on the phone too). If you've never used MPE, it's a handy bit of software to 'take control' of your Android phone via the PC.
    So file management is similar to using Windows Explorer on the PC, the MPE software is similar to Windows Explorer, where you get a list of all the storage areas on the phone in a LH pane, and list of the files in the main body of the window.
    MPE has many and varied method of connection(Bt/Wifi/USB cable) and that connection speed can determine how fast it operates too.

    As for where photos go when I take themphone is an LG something-or-other, on Android 6.0.1 here)
    it used to store them in a folder called [100ANDRO]. How, who and why??? no idea. But I must have changed something at some point.
    it now stores them in a folder called [Camera].
    Always on a mSD card tho.

    I do remember at some point setting the phone to store photos captured on the SD card, not the phones memory.
    Does the Pixel have an external storage device like a microSD card slot?
    This could be a major factor in how/why some folks seem to have issues, and others don't.
    Cheers,
    Arthur.

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    Thanks Arthur - lots of information there.

    Do you think that QuickPic would meet my basic requirement to manage pics taken by my phone and downloaded etc - I transfer everything from the phone to my laptop every month.

    Cheers

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    Simple gallery for gallery
    A file manager like astro in case you need to create new albums or search files in general
    Send anywhere for transferring files to your computer

    That's what I use. The original Samsung gallery was great (better than simple gallery) but I can't find a version of it that works on my phone. I mainly need to move photos from the main camera gallery to folders (albums) on my SD card, and if simple gallery won't let me create a folder I use astro to create a new folder where I want it and then move a photo there so the gallery recognises it.

    It may sound a but complicated but it really isn't

    Send anywhere is super easy to use, though the ads can be annoying
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    Sorry..

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    I think for you best thing to do is use default gallery but go to settings and turn off 'auto stories.' As for gmail, your contacts get saved here which is great if you lose your phone as your contacts will be saved on your gmail account. The cloud is just online storage you can turn it off in gallery settings. Also, Go into your camera settings and tell it to save to phone (or better to sd card.) You can also use 'my files' app in android to rename, move and find files. You could go there to take control of your files and how and where they are saved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garrycol View Post
    Thanks Arthur - lots of information there.

    Do you think that QuickPic would meet my basic requirement to manage pics taken by my phone and downloaded etc ....
    Yeah, I think so.
    It has the ability to manage images much better than most default gallery apps(that I've seen).

    I'm fairly sure that it will find every image on your device.
    So when you take a photo and it seems to go missing, it should locate it in whatever obscure folder that the image was saved too.
    It's method to move images is very simples!
    Cheers,
    Arthur.

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