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g313

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Hello XDA community! Please download Darkroom Gallery:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobato.gallery

If you have any feedback, comments, suggestions or bug reports please use this thread or send feedback directly from the app.

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Google Play Store Link - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobato.gallery

More screenshots on the Play Store link - thanks for your time and I hope you enjoy using the app :)

XDA:DevDB Information
Darkroom Gallery, App for all devices (see above for details)

Contributors
g313

Version Information
Status: Stable
Current Stable Version: 9.4.0
Stable Release Date: 2017-01-28

Created 2016-06-08
Last Updated 2018-03-10
 
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g313

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5.5.0 (31-Dec-2016)
------
Translation - if you would like Darkroom in your language please volunteer and help us translate the app. Simply choose 'Help translate' from the main menu and follow the instructions.

5.4.0 (29-Dec-2016)
------
NEW! GIF playback
NEW! GIF tab to easily find your favourite GIF files
Fixes:
- improved thumbnail generation speed (especially after clear cache)
- album covers not updated correctly after deleting or moving media
- copy/move media to albums with similar names fails
- copying to newly created album asks to recreate it when coming back to app
- many other improvements & fixes

5.3.0 (27-Dec-2016)
------
Find your photos & videos easier
- Reordered bottom bar: media, albums, organise
- 'New items' popup displayed when new media available
Less ads (we have listened to your feedback)
Premium upgrade check menu item
Camera menu item
Fixed blank screen displaying after coming back to app after a while

5.2.0 (23-Dec-2016)
------
NEW! Information & details display for photos & videos, including location and photo EXIF data
Added settings menu to darkroom screen
Fixed photos & videos opened from other apps not displaying
5.2.1 - crash fixes

5.1.0 (16-Dec-2016)
------
NEW! Bottom navigation bar makes finding and organising everything much easier
NEW! Organise grid replaces the feed and makes it even quicker to organise your photos & videos
NEW! Transform tool in image editor & updated image editor
NEW! Support for Android 7.1
- Theme & styling improvements (especially dark theme)
- Made shortcuts & organise folders features free (thank you to those who have supported us so far with a premium upgrade purchase)
5.1.1 - Fixed login/sign-up crash in image editor

5.0.1 (2-Dec-2016)
------
NEW! Album management (create/delete album, copy/move media)
NEW! Full SD Card Support with super-fast SD Card access
NEW! Organiser - copy/move media and organise your albums faster than any other app
NEW! Organiser shortcuts for quick copy/move
NEW! Improved image viewing experience with fling to pan and better zooming
Fixes:
- Album covers not updating
- Share with some apps not working
- Crash playing video on Android 7
- Many other fixes and improvements

4.6.1 (2-Oct-2016)
------
Image Editor
- New! Adjust tool (Brightness, Contrast, Exposure, etc)
- New! Frames, Stickers & Overlays
- New! Adobe Sign In (download extra content)
- Better quality edited images (default save size 15MP)
Improvements:
- Open/Edit with Darkroom working properly with all apps
- Correct dates shown in feed and grid (sorting is based on date taken)
- Faster startup
- Improved preview screen
Fixes:
- show preview screen after editing image from feed
- other crash & bug fixes

4.6.1 (15-Sep-2016)
------
Welcome to 'Darkroom': the new name for the app!
Introducing Feed: a new way to explore your photos & videos!
Bug fixes:
- improved toolbars for the darkroom with better gradients, shadows & button colors
- fixed video thumbs to display with correct aspect ratio & not fill up entire screen
- fixed zoomed images to only scroll to next/prev image if edge is reached
- improved memory usage & crash fixes

4.6.1 (6-Sep-2016)
------
Improvements
- Speed: faster loading of data and much faster opening of darkroom
- Thumbnails: faster thumb generation, thumbs use less space
- Thumb tracking is smoother
- Automatically sync updated media
Fixed:
- active tab/page is not saved in main screen after rotating device
- darkroom image not displayed after coming back to the app
- active image zoom level not saved
- dark room position is not always saved correctly
- crashes associated with deleting or updating media & other crashes

4.6.0
------
- View & edit photos from other apps (set as default gallery)
- Fast scroll / thumb tracking
- Sort by date, group by day, month, year or none
- Automatically sync captured photos/videos, edited photos, screenshots, downloads, etc
Fixed:
- faster startup time
- keep tabs fixed at the top
- darkroom continuous scroll between items
- darkroom display position and media date/time
- delete progress not being displayed
- selection not working properly after rotation
- many more improvements

4.5.0
------
- Preview after edit - you can now easily see your edited images and share them straight away!
- Less ads and no more jumpy ads
4.5.1
- fixed preview share & edit buttons appearing behind system nav bar on some devices
4.5.2
- fixed full screen images sometimes don't load on some devices
- fixed on Android JellyBean system nav bar and toolbar cannot be hidden

4.4.0
------
- Android Marshmallow support with permissions request
- Material design photo editor with brand new features
- Splash Screen
- Removed popup ads
Fixed:
- flashing thumbnails when selecting images
- large images appear rotated if reloaded
- save large images zoom level and pan position
- deletion of large image should maintain current position
- taking photos using Take Photo menu option crashes on some devices
- Many other crash & bug and improvements

4.3.0
------
Images:
- large image loading is now much faster with high quality
- fixed images disappearing and reload after sharing, set as... or editing
- open large image display toolbars by default
- orientation by sensor in settings
Albums:
- redesigned with material design
- show number of photos & videos
Thumbs:
- reduced gap between thumbs
- fixed thumb backgrounds in light theme to use light colours

4.2.0
------
Theme customisation: light or dark
Spacing between thumbnails for a better viewing experience
JellyBean bug fixes

4.1.0
------
Images: High quality and super fast full screen image loading! More details and superior zoom on full screen images.
Adverts: We have listened to your feedback removed many ads! No more banners on top of full screen photos :)
You can now invite your friends to use Quick Gallery from the menu and send feedback directly from the app.
This release also fixes the photo grid not updating when taking or editing a photo, thumbs flashing on startup, better memory management & many other improvements.

4.0.0
------
All new dark themed UI with tabs for easy navigation to all content.
4.0.2 - Crash fixes and stability improvements
 
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g313

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Version 4.2.0 released: Added support for light theme, added some spacing between thumbs to improve visuals, and fixed JellyBean bugs.

Please let me know your feedback.
 

BreckZeBoulay

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Very nice app, may be this one could be replace my old QuickPic 4.5.2.... :good:

Some missings for me :
- In folder view, it would be great to have the delete option by long tap on a folder.
- Different sorts (by date, by name, by taken view).
- An option to see hidden pics/folder.
- An option to have cropped thumbnails (in square) or uncropped thumbnails.

One more thing, we have to close/open the app to refresh the folder view.
 
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Thank you - I hope you enjoy using the app!

Very nice app, may be this one could be replace my old QuickPic 4.5.2.... :good:

Some missings for me :
- In folder view, it would be great to have the delete option by long tap on a folder.
- Different sorts (by date, by name, by taken view).
- An option to see hidden pics/folder.
- An option to have cropped thumbnails (in square) or uncropped thumbnails.

One more thing, we have to close/open the app to refresh the folder view.

This is great feedback, thank you. I will add delete folder and hidden folder option to the next release and option for thumbnails. Sorting will be a bit more work but is nonetheless on my list of things to add to the app now.

I will investigate the album not being refreshed issue as well, the app should be picking up newly added photos but it does not automatically capture newly created empty folders (it will have to monitor a lot of folders otherwise). I think this is calling for a new feature to add the ability to create a new album/folder directly from within the app.
 

Primokorn

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A mix of Gallery and Photo Editor is a great project

A few suggestions for now:
• more Material design for the photo editor
• draw: circles, squares,...
• the app force closes if we block the Notifications access, why?
 

Corvida

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I am looking for any kind of feedback but as some examples:
- What do you generally think about the app?
- Is this an app you would use on a daily basis?
- Would you recommend this app to your friends/family?
- What features would you like to see added to this app?
- What is your favourite / most used feature?
- What annoys you most about the app?
- Any suggestions for improvements / comments / criticisms.
- What are your thoughts on the Play Store listing?
- What do you think about the app icon?
- Does the design appeal to you?
- There is only one banner ad, and the odd interstitial, and a cheap upgrade price. How do you feel about this?
- What languages would you like to see the app localised into (currently support English, German, Spanish & Italian)?

The app is pretty slick. I really like the design and the checkboxes for deleting groups of pics on the fly in time-line view.

I could use this app on a daily basis and recommend it if it could do the following:
- Move images between folders
- Set album view as the default view
- Exclude folders
- Allow access to image options via long press on photo
- Play videos

Additional, but not necessary:
- A dark AMOLED theme (I'm using a 6P)

The things missing are the things that annoy me most about this app and would be my favorite/most used features. Oh and the banner at the top is highly annoying. It blocks the icons at the top when scrolling.

The Play Store listing is fine and so is the app icon.

Hope this helps and congrats on a great start!

Sent from my Nexus 6P using XDA-Developers mobile app
 
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nerotier

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I was this close buying it - nice ui, easy to use, really nice editor. But unfortunately it's so slow. On my G5 it seems to build the data cache everytime i open it after it was exited. But the real dealbreaker is slow opening of pictures. The first takes it's time and then it runs smooth. This app really could replace quickpic but at this moment i'm keeping it to asus gallery. I would love to use your app but with the slow build of pictures ... And don't get me wrong - it's the first app which is close to perfection (for my needs). Really nice work.
If this problem is in any kind a question of settings - please give me a hint, i'll buy it in a second.

kind regards
 
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g313

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A mix of Gallery and Photo Editor is a great project

A few suggestions for now:
• more Material design for the photo editor
• draw: circles, squares,...
• the app force closes if we block the Notifications access, why?

Thank you, the photo editor will be getting an update in a future release which will have material design goodness. Not sure why blocking notifications would force close the app? The app doesn't have any notifications, have tried to reproduce it but unable to.

Awesome photo editor,thanks.
Regarding gallery part, please add option - orientation by sensor...

Hi noted, how important is this feature to you? Currently on my device it works for 3 orientations, just not reverse portrait which is something I never use.

Where is link to download?
@g313
OP Edited to add Playstore Link. I don't think you can add, with current post count.

Updated link at the top of the first post, not sure why it was missing
 

g313

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The app is pretty slick. I really like the design and the checkboxes for deleting groups of pics on the fly in time-line view.

I could use this app on a daily basis and recommend it if it could do the following:
- Move images between folders
- Set album view as the default view
- Exclude folders
- Allow access to image options via long press on photo
- Play videos

Additional, but not necessary:
- A dark AMOLED theme (I'm using a 6P)

The things missing are the things that annoy me most about this app and would be my favorite/most used features. Oh and the banner at the top is highly annoying. It blocks the icons at the top when scrolling.

The Play Store listing is fine and so is the app icon.

Hope this helps and congrats on a great start!

Sent from my Nexus 6P using XDA-Developers mobile app

Thank you for your detailed feedback, in response to the points:
- Move images between folders: coming in the next release :)
- Set album view as the default view: you can already achieve this from the settings, by choosing default content and setting it to albums, you cannot however reorder the tabs, is this something you would like?
- Exclude folders: Coming in a future release.
- Allow access to image options via long press on photo: Tapping on a large photo presents a toolbar from which you can edit, delete, share a photo, or from the menu you can use Set As... or edit externally, etc. Is this what you are referring to or is there some other option that is missing for you?
- Play videos: do you mean play videos directly? At the moment that app launches an intent to play the video using an external video player.

Additional, but not necessary:
- A dark AMOLED theme (I'm using a 6P): Sounds like a great idea, noted!

The banner ad is annoying, but kind of necessary to help support the development, I will be looking at optimising this though, perhaps I will get rid of completely and use an integrated/native ad, which is far less intrusive.

Btw - thanks for going as far as checking the icon and Play Store listing! :good:
 

g313

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I was this close buying it - nice ui, easy to use, really nice editor. But unfortunately it's so slow. On my G5 it seems to build the data cache everytime i open it after it was exited. But the real dealbreaker is slow opening of pictures. The first takes it's time and then it runs smooth. This app really could replace quickpic but at this moment i'm keeping it to asus gallery. I would love to use your app but with the slow build of pictures ... And don't get me wrong - it's the first app which is close to perfection (for my needs). Really nice work.
If this problem is in any kind a question of settings - please give me a hint, i'll buy it in a second.

kind regards

Thanks for wanting to support the app and sorry to hear you're having issues with speed. I'm not sure why the image cache for the thumbnails would be clearing, or not caching - do you have much free space on your device?
The large images do take some time on the initial load, it seems more apparent on some devices, because the app is trying to load the image to the left/right of the image you have requested for the first time (Android ViewPager), I will need to optimise this to prioritise the loading.

Thanks you for your nice comment, please feel free to buy it when you feel its ready, but it would be great if you could keep it installed for now so you can receive the updates :)
 

Daniel-P

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This is my main app for gallery now.
I would like to see polish translation (I can help with this) and like somebody already mentioned integrated video player.
 

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    Hello XDA community! Please download Darkroom Gallery:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobato.gallery

    If you have any feedback, comments, suggestions or bug reports please use this thread or send feedback directly from the app.

    1_6-inch-Nexus-6_screen__1-copy.png


    Google Play Store Link - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobato.gallery

    More screenshots on the Play Store link - thanks for your time and I hope you enjoy using the app :)

    XDA:DevDB Information
    Darkroom Gallery, App for all devices (see above for details)

    Contributors
    g313

    Version Information
    Status: Stable
    Current Stable Version: 9.4.0
    Stable Release Date: 2017-01-28

    Created 2016-06-08
    Last Updated 2018-03-10
    2

    Thank you - I hope you enjoy using the app!

    Very nice app, may be this one could be replace my old QuickPic 4.5.2.... :good:

    Some missings for me :
    - In folder view, it would be great to have the delete option by long tap on a folder.
    - Different sorts (by date, by name, by taken view).
    - An option to see hidden pics/folder.
    - An option to have cropped thumbnails (in square) or uncropped thumbnails.

    One more thing, we have to close/open the app to refresh the folder view.

    This is great feedback, thank you. I will add delete folder and hidden folder option to the next release and option for thumbnails. Sorting will be a bit more work but is nonetheless on my list of things to add to the app now.

    I will investigate the album not being refreshed issue as well, the app should be picking up newly added photos but it does not automatically capture newly created empty folders (it will have to monitor a lot of folders otherwise). I think this is calling for a new feature to add the ability to create a new album/folder directly from within the app.
    2
    Version 4.6.0 released

    Version 4.6.0 has just been released on to the Play Store. This version marks some really significant improvements to previous versions:

    - View & edit photos from other apps (set as default gallery)
    - Fast scroll / thumb tracking
    - Sort by date, group by day, month, year or none
    - Automatically sync captured photos/videos, edited photos, screenshots, downloads, etc
    Fixed:
    - faster startup time
    - keep tabs fixed at the top
    - darkroom continuous scroll between items
    - darkroom display position and media date/time
    - delete progress not being displayed
    - selection not working properly after rotation
    - many more improvements

    Please download / update to the latest version and let me know your feedback. Many more features are coming, so if you have any requests please post on this thread, or send feedback from within the app. I take all feedback into account (e.g. orientation by sensor, and providing sorting/grouping was based on feedback from this thread) :cool:
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    5.5.0 (31-Dec-2016)
    ------
    Translation - if you would like Darkroom in your language please volunteer and help us translate the app. Simply choose 'Help translate' from the main menu and follow the instructions.

    5.4.0 (29-Dec-2016)
    ------
    NEW! GIF playback
    NEW! GIF tab to easily find your favourite GIF files
    Fixes:
    - improved thumbnail generation speed (especially after clear cache)
    - album covers not updated correctly after deleting or moving media
    - copy/move media to albums with similar names fails
    - copying to newly created album asks to recreate it when coming back to app
    - many other improvements & fixes

    5.3.0 (27-Dec-2016)
    ------
    Find your photos & videos easier
    - Reordered bottom bar: media, albums, organise
    - 'New items' popup displayed when new media available
    Less ads (we have listened to your feedback)
    Premium upgrade check menu item
    Camera menu item
    Fixed blank screen displaying after coming back to app after a while

    5.2.0 (23-Dec-2016)
    ------
    NEW! Information & details display for photos & videos, including location and photo EXIF data
    Added settings menu to darkroom screen
    Fixed photos & videos opened from other apps not displaying
    5.2.1 - crash fixes

    5.1.0 (16-Dec-2016)
    ------
    NEW! Bottom navigation bar makes finding and organising everything much easier
    NEW! Organise grid replaces the feed and makes it even quicker to organise your photos & videos
    NEW! Transform tool in image editor & updated image editor
    NEW! Support for Android 7.1
    - Theme & styling improvements (especially dark theme)
    - Made shortcuts & organise folders features free (thank you to those who have supported us so far with a premium upgrade purchase)
    5.1.1 - Fixed login/sign-up crash in image editor

    5.0.1 (2-Dec-2016)
    ------
    NEW! Album management (create/delete album, copy/move media)
    NEW! Full SD Card Support with super-fast SD Card access
    NEW! Organiser - copy/move media and organise your albums faster than any other app
    NEW! Organiser shortcuts for quick copy/move
    NEW! Improved image viewing experience with fling to pan and better zooming
    Fixes:
    - Album covers not updating
    - Share with some apps not working
    - Crash playing video on Android 7
    - Many other fixes and improvements

    4.6.1 (2-Oct-2016)
    ------
    Image Editor
    - New! Adjust tool (Brightness, Contrast, Exposure, etc)
    - New! Frames, Stickers & Overlays
    - New! Adobe Sign In (download extra content)
    - Better quality edited images (default save size 15MP)
    Improvements:
    - Open/Edit with Darkroom working properly with all apps
    - Correct dates shown in feed and grid (sorting is based on date taken)
    - Faster startup
    - Improved preview screen
    Fixes:
    - show preview screen after editing image from feed
    - other crash & bug fixes

    4.6.1 (15-Sep-2016)
    ------
    Welcome to 'Darkroom': the new name for the app!
    Introducing Feed: a new way to explore your photos & videos!
    Bug fixes:
    - improved toolbars for the darkroom with better gradients, shadows & button colors
    - fixed video thumbs to display with correct aspect ratio & not fill up entire screen
    - fixed zoomed images to only scroll to next/prev image if edge is reached
    - improved memory usage & crash fixes

    4.6.1 (6-Sep-2016)
    ------
    Improvements
    - Speed: faster loading of data and much faster opening of darkroom
    - Thumbnails: faster thumb generation, thumbs use less space
    - Thumb tracking is smoother
    - Automatically sync updated media
    Fixed:
    - active tab/page is not saved in main screen after rotating device
    - darkroom image not displayed after coming back to the app
    - active image zoom level not saved
    - dark room position is not always saved correctly
    - crashes associated with deleting or updating media & other crashes

    4.6.0
    ------
    - View & edit photos from other apps (set as default gallery)
    - Fast scroll / thumb tracking
    - Sort by date, group by day, month, year or none
    - Automatically sync captured photos/videos, edited photos, screenshots, downloads, etc
    Fixed:
    - faster startup time
    - keep tabs fixed at the top
    - darkroom continuous scroll between items
    - darkroom display position and media date/time
    - delete progress not being displayed
    - selection not working properly after rotation
    - many more improvements

    4.5.0
    ------
    - Preview after edit - you can now easily see your edited images and share them straight away!
    - Less ads and no more jumpy ads
    4.5.1
    - fixed preview share & edit buttons appearing behind system nav bar on some devices
    4.5.2
    - fixed full screen images sometimes don't load on some devices
    - fixed on Android JellyBean system nav bar and toolbar cannot be hidden

    4.4.0
    ------
    - Android Marshmallow support with permissions request
    - Material design photo editor with brand new features
    - Splash Screen
    - Removed popup ads
    Fixed:
    - flashing thumbnails when selecting images
    - large images appear rotated if reloaded
    - save large images zoom level and pan position
    - deletion of large image should maintain current position
    - taking photos using Take Photo menu option crashes on some devices
    - Many other crash & bug and improvements

    4.3.0
    ------
    Images:
    - large image loading is now much faster with high quality
    - fixed images disappearing and reload after sharing, set as... or editing
    - open large image display toolbars by default
    - orientation by sensor in settings
    Albums:
    - redesigned with material design
    - show number of photos & videos
    Thumbs:
    - reduced gap between thumbs
    - fixed thumb backgrounds in light theme to use light colours

    4.2.0
    ------
    Theme customisation: light or dark
    Spacing between thumbnails for a better viewing experience
    JellyBean bug fixes

    4.1.0
    ------
    Images: High quality and super fast full screen image loading! More details and superior zoom on full screen images.
    Adverts: We have listened to your feedback removed many ads! No more banners on top of full screen photos :)
    You can now invite your friends to use Quick Gallery from the menu and send feedback directly from the app.
    This release also fixes the photo grid not updating when taking or editing a photo, thumbs flashing on startup, better memory management & many other improvements.

    4.0.0
    ------
    All new dark themed UI with tabs for easy navigation to all content.
    4.0.2 - Crash fixes and stability improvements
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    2 ways :
    - exclude folders
    AND
    - show directories with .nomedia file

    I'm a QuickPic user for a long time, I think these 2 functions are very usefull.

    Ok thanks, will prioritise this to implement - so much to do :)