[APP] Picture Manager: Rename and Organize your Pictures with EXIF

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What Picture Manager can do for you:

Renaming:
Rename your pictures with different timestamp formats and other EXIF metadata like camera model, manufacturer and many more.
This is useful since 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


Organizing:
Bring more organization into your picture collection by sorting your pictures into dated folders or even named by the location you've taken your pictures.
E.g. If you been on vacation and made a roundtrip, you don't need to remember the city anymore you've taken the pictures. Picture Manager will do that job for you by sorting the pictures
into folders named by the location the pictures were taken.

The organizer also offers a feature to move your images to your external sdcard or even USB Storage.
In the premium version that can be done even automatically.
A useful use case is also to move Videos to another location to prevent Google or Amazon Photos to sync them to the cloud.


Clean up your images collection
Picture Manager offers a duplicate image finder to get rid of duplicate images and restore some space on your phone memory
Also there is an option to find similar images based on PHash and AverageHash.


EXIF Editor
Edit exif metadata directly in Picture Manager, either single images or in batch mode.
Use conditions to only edit EXIF attributes matching them.


Requirements
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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Picture Manager is available in the playstore:




FAQ

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.
 

j to the 4n

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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


Fixes:
  • 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
 

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Additions and updates:
Timestamper format is shown more user friendly now
Added "Month as number" switch to organizer tab. Default now, since that way your folders are properly ordered


Can you maybe consider add a leading zero to the "month as a number" option - as it stands when we get to say Oct it'll appear before May in the list in most file explorers (1 in the 10 for Oct will be before the 5 for May) :good:
 
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Can you maybe consider add a leading zero to the "month as a number" option - as it stands when we get to say Oct it'll appear before May in the list in most file explorers (1 in the 10 for Oct will be before the 5 for May) :good:
Sure will do. My file explorer is doing it properly without.Screenshot_20180502-054944.jpeg

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Uhm...
That's an error on my device? Not supposed to be written "Juni" in there right?...
View attachment 4524304View attachment 4524305View attachment 4524306

No, that is correct.


<string name="format_one">yyyyddMM_HHmmss</string>
<string name="format_two">yyyyMMdd_hhmmssa</string>
<string name="format_three">yyyyMMMdd_HHmmss</string> Three "M" shows the fullname of the month.
<string name="format_four">EEE-MM-dd_yyyy_HHmmss

You can use a custom format and use your own format if you need it.
 
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j to the 4n

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So.... The most common format is purposefully not available...

No, that was not on purpose, definitely not. Very sad, that you tink that.

ddMMyyyy is the standard german time format.
MMddyyyy is used in America.

I could have add endless other formats, but I wanted to keep the list small with some variety, so everyone finds one that suits.
 

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yeah, well, I didn't look that up.
I just used the format that I'm used to when I write down a date myself.
Hehe yeah, that's what i tought and that's why i didn't give a 3 start rating but came to this thread.
Sorry if it sounded a bit rude. I just got surprised by the omnipresent buy premium options. Not like i have anything against the FreeBasic/Premium model, and i do think the 1.99$ is a fair price, but if the basic function is too limited from what you expect that leaves a bad aftertast.
BTT. While i completly undestand the usage of DD-MMM-YYYY on paper work it's not usefull in the computer age anymore. Even in a hierarchical folder structure where you have Year/Month/Day most companies use 01 January 02 February 03 March ... for chronological sorting. Simply because having April, August, December .... would be a PITA. And thats why the World Wide Web Consortium recommends the use of ISO8601.
That's why i recommend the addition of this format to the Basic choices :)
 

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Hehe yeah, that's what i tought and that's why i didn't give a 3 start rating but came to this thread.
Sorry if it sounded a bit rude. I just got surprised by the omnipresent buy premium options. Not like i have anything against the FreeBasic/Premium model, and i do think the 1.99$ is a fair price, but if the basic function is too limited from what you expect that leaves a bad aftertast.
BTT. While i completly undestand the usage of DD-MMM-YYYY on paper work it's not usefull in the computer age anymore. Even in a hierarchical folder structure where you have Year/Month/Day most companies use 01 January 02 February 03 March ... for chronological sorting. Simply because having April, August, December .... would be a PITA. And thats why the World Wide Web Consortium recommends the use of ISO8601.
That's why i recommend the addition of this format to the Basic choices :)

Thanks for that.
Enough of ungrateful guys out there giving bad ratings, and don't even bother you change it, even if you fix the issue.
Lot's of people really don't know how much work goes in such an app...that seems to do just a few little things.
I spent a few months on it to get it to that state.
...and yeah, felt a bit attacked, when you blamed me to remove that standard format on purpose.
Sure I'm happy for every €, especially because the active app installation are below my expecations with below 400..altough it is a unique app in the playstore.
Don't know any other app offering such features..especially with external sd card support.

Check the attachment buddy, it is a prerelease version though, so report bugs if you find some.
 

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It's only been a few weeks since release... it takes some time to get famous. I only installed the app because a friend recommended it when i was ranting about multiple fotos with the same name in different folders.

P.S You sure you uploaded the right apk? Version number isn't changed an the only difference i spotted was a "rate me on the playstore" that pops up every time you start the app.
 

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It's only been a few weeks since release... it takes some time to get famous. I only installed the app because a friend recommended it when i was ranting about multiple fotos with the same name in different folders.

P.S You sure you uploaded the right apk? Version number isn't changed an the only difference i spotted was a "rate me on the playstore" that pops up every time you start the app.

Didnt change the version number, since it is a prerelease.
I didnt added a new format, but edited an existing one.
There should be also now a button to delete logs.
Premium option now offers to select multiple folders for scanning.

..just installed it, definitely the correct one.

The rate me dialog pops up after 2-3 days passed after the initial installation of the app.
That was already present on the initial release of the app.
 

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Now then.... just updated to 1.5.0 via market. Time for Feedback.

  • The [Start] Button is cut off. (see attached Screenshot) Not sure if it's due to german localization, or 18:9 aspect ratio. But that's not how it's supposed to be right? the plan was for the button to be clearly visible.
  • The Banner is quite big.... imho too big... especially because it's fixed and not scrolling. But that's just my opinion.
  • The Mediascanner button does provide feedback when pressed, but only by slightly chaning color, this could be improved by a Popup saying "Rescanning media has started" or something like that. (a Toast message might be cool, notification seems a bit overkill?)
  • The Icon is really beautiful! But it's grey... and the app is mostly red. It's hard to find the App in the drawer because i'm always looking for something red subconsciously.
Screenshot_20180614-230415.jpeg



If you're now wondering why i only point out negative points? Duh. People will find out how great this app is by using it themselves . In no way i think of my opinion as important or right, it's just these thingies that cought my eye while using the app.
 
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    What Picture Manager can do for you:

    Renaming:
    Rename your pictures with different timestamp formats and other EXIF metadata like camera model, manufacturer and many more.
    This is useful since 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


    Organizing:
    Bring more organization into your picture collection by sorting your pictures into dated folders or even named by the location you've taken your pictures.
    E.g. If you been on vacation and made a roundtrip, you don't need to remember the city anymore you've taken the pictures. Picture Manager will do that job for you by sorting the pictures
    into folders named by the location the pictures were taken.

    The organizer also offers a feature to move your images to your external sdcard or even USB Storage.
    In the premium version that can be done even automatically.
    A useful use case is also to move Videos to another location to prevent Google or Amazon Photos to sync them to the cloud.


    Clean up your images collection
    Picture Manager offers a duplicate image finder to get rid of duplicate images and restore some space on your phone memory
    Also there is an option to find similar images based on PHash and AverageHash.


    EXIF Editor
    Edit exif metadata directly in Picture Manager, either single images or in batch mode.
    Use conditions to only edit EXIF attributes matching them.


    Requirements
    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.
    9
    Downloads

    Picture Manager is available in the playstore:




    FAQ

    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.
    4
    Version 1.8.0 released to playstore

    • Ignore folders with .nomedia file
    • Added option to add exif date metadata on pictures not having it
    • Empty folders created by google camera burst/portrait mode will get deleted now
    • Added option to select custom destination paths per folder
    • - Works across sdcards (internal<>external)
    • Fixed tasker plugin always starting the organization task, instead of the renaming task
    • Properly name new images with same EXIF date with an incrementing suffix
    3
    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


    Fixes:
    • 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
    3
    Hehe yeah, that's what i tought and that's why i didn't give a 3 start rating but came to this thread.
    Sorry if it sounded a bit rude. I just got surprised by the omnipresent buy premium options. Not like i have anything against the FreeBasic/Premium model, and i do think the 1.99$ is a fair price, but if the basic function is too limited from what you expect that leaves a bad aftertast.
    BTT. While i completly undestand the usage of DD-MMM-YYYY on paper work it's not usefull in the computer age anymore. Even in a hierarchical folder structure where you have Year/Month/Day most companies use 01 January 02 February 03 March ... for chronological sorting. Simply because having April, August, December .... would be a PITA. And thats why the World Wide Web Consortium recommends the use of ISO8601.
    That's why i recommend the addition of this format to the Basic choices :)

    Thanks for that.
    Enough of ungrateful guys out there giving bad ratings, and don't even bother you change it, even if you fix the issue.
    Lot's of people really don't know how much work goes in such an app...that seems to do just a few little things.
    I spent a few months on it to get it to that state.
    ...and yeah, felt a bit attacked, when you blamed me to remove that standard format on purpose.
    Sure I'm happy for every €, especially because the active app installation are below my expecations with below 400..altough it is a unique app in the playstore.
    Don't know any other app offering such features..especially with external sd card support.

    Check the attachment buddy, it is a prerelease version though, so report bugs if you find some.
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