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When moving photos from gallery to an album, they aren't deleting off gallery

(Topic created on: 05-04-2021 04:14 AM)
SuZsu
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Galaxy S20 Series
I have a Samsung Galaxy S20 - When selecting to 'move photos from gallery to an album', they aren't deleting or moving off gallery but still remain there. When I had my Galaxy S6 they would move from the gallery into the album. What's happened? 

If this is no longer possible, then what's the difference between 'copy to album' and 'move to album'?

From Distraught Sue
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Joeeye
Big Cheese
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Galaxy S20 Series
Copy to album is exactly that, it makes a copy and places it in the album. Move to album means it deletes the original in the process.
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Kris G
Voyager
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Galaxy S20 Series

how can you move photos from Gallery to anywhere else on the phone, if the Gallery displays all pics from the phone regardless of the folder?
you need to find either the 'Albums' tab or folder, or sort pictures by 'album' (folder? directory? location? bcoz all that would do the same thing) and not by name or date;

for example, when i go to Gallery, the default thing i see is 'Pictures' tab , and all the pictures there seem to be sorted by date, i can't seem to find anything to make it sort by other categories,
but if i go to 'Albums' , i can now see the option 'Sort' ;
odd that Xiaomis gallery allows sorting everywhere, but neither the S20 Ultra nor Xiaomi  can display images location on a map, like Huawei gallery does, screen from P40Pro->Screenshot_20210405_231356_com.huawei.photos.jpg

and yes, Huawei Gallery app uses Google Maps to show pics on the google map 🤫😏😎 despite having no google services, so yea, i just to to Gallery app and in top right corner i have a location icon, i tap on that and i now can see pics on the map, Samsung seem to sort pics by location and show place name under pictures, but if the pic was taken where no city is, it will display some nearest place?

the Gallery on the Samsung is not really user friendly, i go with file explorer, or even better file explorer from Xiaomi (can install it on any other phone) bcoz it has a FTP shortcut in order to access the phone internal storage from any computer on the same WiFi as the phone

Huawei P8, Mate10Pro, P40Pro;
Samsung S20Ultra;
Xiaomi MiNote10;
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ragnabet
Journeyman
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Galaxy S20 Series

I've got exactly the same problem, on my new Samsung Galaxy S20 FE. When I select to 'move photo from gallery to an album', the photo still remains in Gallery. And, worse, when I 'delete' the photo from Gallery, it's being deleted from both locations (gallery and album). The same happens when I select to 'copy photo from gallery to an album'.
My question is: - How do I move a photo from Gallery to an album, so that afterwards, the photo resides in the album only, and not in Gallery ?
best regards, Ragnabet

ragnabet
Journeyman
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Galaxy S20 Series

Nope, on my S20 FE things doesn't work this way ! (see my post some 20 minutes ago !)

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Kris G
Voyager
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Galaxy S20 Series

you can't, gallery displays all pictures that are on your phone, moving a picture does nothing to the gallery;
the 'move to album' is short for 'move the file from any location to an album of my choice'

if the picture is on your phone, it will be in the gallery, gallery is not a folder, therefore can't move anything from, or to gallery.

if you have some pics that your gf shouldn't see, just don't give her your phone.

Huawei P8, Mate10Pro, P40Pro;
Samsung S20Ultra;
Xiaomi MiNote10;
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ragnabet
Journeyman
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Galaxy S20 Series

Thanks, Kris, for your answer and your good advice !
On my 'old' Samsung Galaxy S7, it was, as I remember,
fully possible to actually 'move a photo from Gallery to an Album'.

Additionally, icons for the albums were displayed in a column on the 
left side of the screen, making it easy to just 'drag' photos from the Gallery over to an album and 'drop' it there.

How can this be achieved on my new S20 FE ?

Kris G
Voyager
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Galaxy S20 Series

maybe on the old phone you could choose folders that gallery has access to,
on the S20 series there appears to be no such option;
now i got curious myself an found something like 'secure folder' and this page here-> https://www.samsung.com/us/support/troubleshooting/TSG01001310/

so pretty much what the page says to do, you do reverse in order to hide pictures, other than that there doesn't seem to be any option available;

of course one trick would be to create a 'gallery' folder, and then hide the 'Gallery' app, then you can choose what lands in the 'gallery' folder while the hidden 'Gallery' app shows all pictures;

now if you remove the permissions from the Gallery app, like the 'files and media' you will be prompted to change the settings when you try to launch the Gallery app;

Huawei P8, Mate10Pro, P40Pro;
Samsung S20Ultra;
Xiaomi MiNote10;
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Duchess834
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Galaxy S20 Series

I know exactly what you are saying! I have the newest phone and it does the same!! I preferred the old way. Looked in settings n nothing! Frustrating as then I was able to organize delete my photos easier! 

Duchess834
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Galaxy S20 Series

Omgosh it deletes it from both??!! Great!! Not 😔