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[APP] 1. May ◦ Picture Manager 1.1.0 - Timestamp pictures and organize to folders

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What is Picture Manager?
Some manufactures like HTC and Sony (probably some more) save pictures taken with an incremented number in the filename, instead with a timestamp like other manufactures do.

When you factory reset your device, buy a new device or clean flash a custom rom, the camera picture counter gets reset and starts with e.g. IMAG_00001 again.
This can be an issue once you backup your files to a harddrive on your PC, because you will have duplicate filenames, although the pictures are actually different.

Picture Manager solves this problem by renaming your taken pictures with a timestamp format that you can select or even define yourself.
You can either start a batch process before you backup your pictures to your HDD, or automatically let Picture Manager rename your files in the background.

Another nice feature Picture Manager offers is that you can let it organize your taken pictures into folders that are named by the year, month and even day.
That will help you to quickly find your pictures again and brings some organization into you pictures.

You have to be on at least Android 5.0 Lollipop

How does it work
Picture Manager relies on the EXIF Metadata that is stored into each picture. The EXIF Metadata contains a lot of information, the one Picture Manager needs is the date the picture was taken.
With that information Picture Manager can reliably rename and organize your pictures.

Tasker Plugin
Picture Manager comes with a Tasker Action Plugin. That means that you can start a batch process on different events, like time, when usb gets connected etc.

Premium features
If you want to use the custom format, background service or the Tasker plugin you need to upgrade to the premium version.
To upgrade you can use an in app purchase. Or you paypal me and I mail you a premium code. That way google doesn't get 30% of the income.
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29th April 2018, 12:23 PM |#2  
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Picture Manager is available in the playstore:


Q: What about videos?
A: Picture Manager can also handle mp4 recorded videos.

Q: What about other manufactures than HTC and Sony?
A: I just know about those two that use an incremented number in their filename. If you know more, let me know. If your files are already timestamped you can still use the organizer to move your files into timestamped folders.

Q: After using the organizer I have sometimes missing files in my gallery?
A: Use the media scanner built in Picture Manager to make those files visible.

Q: Will the background service drain a lot of battery?
A: Picture Manager makes use of Androids JobSheduler, like Google Photos and Amazon Photos instant upload and is very battery friendly. When checking GSAM stats, it is nearly at the very bottom of the list.
1st May 2018, 05:41 PM |#3  
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Version 1.1.0 available
Additions and updates:
  • Timestamper format is shown more user friendly now
  • Added an info button to the custom format field with some examples.
  • Added "Month as number" switch to organizer tab. Default now, since that way your folders are properly ordered

  • Fixed Picture Manager not working on external sdcards
  • Fixed force close caused by JobShedulder getting triggered by batch organizer
  • Tasker plugin shouldn't need reboot anymore after unlocking premium
16th June 2018, 09:50 PM |#4  
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16. June ◦ Picture Manager 1.6.0
• Fixed force closes when the service runs
• Fixed progress freezing on Android 5.0 when starting a batch process
• Fixed progress freezing when selected folder has no files
• Fixed rating dialog popping up instead of wizard on first start
• Notification with progressbar shows now during a batch process. Can help that the app is not getting killed by the OS
• Added service trigger delay setting
• Added notification setting
• Logs can be opened now with an external viewer.
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