Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,812,209 Members 36,634 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

Hide Album Art from Gallery

Tip us?
(Last edited by Anku13; 16th March 2010 at 02:36 AM.)
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 2
Posts: 89
Join Date: May 2009
Default Hide Album Art from Gallery

I hate to see all the images that I have as Album Art for my music showing up in my Gallery.. is there anyway to hide only Album Art images?

I try .noMedia file but that hide my Music too..

any suggestions would be appreciated..

borodin1's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 45
Posts: 1,434
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Minneapolis MN
I'd like to know this too...

Samsung Galaxy Nexus / Stock
BN Nook Color / Stock

THANK ME if I helped you!
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 11
Posts: 319
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Winnipeg
Try embedding the album art inside the audio files.
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 2
Posts: 89
Join Date: May 2009
thats how I have my album art but it still shows up.. when you upload song to G1 SdCard, it extract the album and create different images..
Account currently disabled
Thanks Meter 95
Posts: 2,645
Join Date: Jan 2009
How about "rm -f *.jpg *.png *.gif" within the directory containing audio?
d0nald01's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 15
Posts: 368
Join Date: Sep 2010
having the same problem, any solutions yet?
shadowch31 Old
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: n/a
Create a seperate folder and move all our album art into it then .nomedia it, simple.
rattking's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 35
Posts: 101
Join Date: May 2010
Location: The Cloud

the solution is to rename the file to albumart.jpg
the music player will see the album art and the gallery will ignore it
The Following User Says Thank You to rattking For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
AdrianK Old
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: n/a
Or you could just embed, which would avoid the hassle of keeping external album art images
(Last edited by sam5154; 3rd April 2012 at 11:44 AM.)
sam5154's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 126
Posts: 456
Join Date: Feb 2011
Bringing back an old dead topic to live!!!

I've changes all my albumb arts to .albumart.jpg . so the gallaery did not show them back in Gingerbread.
but after upgrading to ICS all these hidden files are viewable again in the library. even .nomedia does not work.

p.s. I've used Windows mediaplayer to collect album arts and they are all small ,hidden, machine named JPGs.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Increase Your Multitasking Workflow with C-Floating Windows

Technology has put life on the fast track. Lazy, relaxed days have turned into … more

Compile Your Own Kernel From Source with Comprehensive Tutorial

One glance at any developer section of any device forum on XDA and youll find … more

WowWee Mip – Android Accessory Review – XDA Developer TV

The holidays will be here in no time, so why not start thinking about … more

Stream Your Media Files with the New Version of Droid Sync Manager

Android is a Linux-based operating system, but this fact doesn’t put … more