Photos section in OneDrive for Android should default to only crawling and showing pictures in the Pictures folder not all folders
Photos currently crawls every single picture format found in my entire OneDrive account. For those of us that are syncing all User folders such as Desktop, Documents, Music and Pictures, this Photos section on OneDrive for Android is useless. It crowds up and lists every single "picture" including web design graphics, backgrounds, icons, album art, etc. into the Photos section of the app. Have the photos section only display pictures found in the Pictures folder of OneDrive.
I just got done praising OneDrive for having finally surpassed Google Drive/Photos... But this particular issue is possibly the deal breaker. Is it that difficult to fix?
Steve Edmiston commented
Enough already! I don't want to see every pic on my phone!
Please fix this. A huge problem trying to get through your pictures when it is showing all picture files from all files. The purpose of having separate folders in OneDrive was to keep things separate - not bunch them all together. Just want to see the photos in the photo folder.
WE DON'T WANT TO SEE EVERY PICTURE IN ALL FOLDERS. Seriously. Please make it so it doesn't crawl all folders for picture files it's a mess...
I just switched from a Windows Phone (yes, a late convert). The photo viewer on there got it right, sort of. It had other issues, but it didn't crawl my entire OneDrive.
I just want to get back the option to choose between Pictures folder only, or everything.
Preferably, I would like to select folders individually.
Hey developers: we just want to see the camera roll, not all pictures! That's insane, ALL pictures are shown! Please fix in Android version
Oh dear, please fix this! It renders the Android OneDrive app *useless* for photos. Photos on Windows does have a dropdown in settings to indicate where image files should come from; the options are "PIctures folder only" and "All folders." I don't know if it defaulted to All folders or if I stupidly selected it, but now that I have changed the setting to "Pictures folder only," I'm *STILL* seeing all the random images from my Documents hierarchy. Stop this. Just. Stop. It.
Agree. This is an incredibly ridiculous feature.
There are thousands of images showing up in the photos section on the Android app that I don't even know where they came from or what they're of.
The desktop and online versions work fine. Only photos show up.
Same problem here! Needs to be fix!
ken lierman commented
Also weird that the online photos section acts as you'd expect but the android app shows extra images.
Joshua Geldman commented
Better yet is to show pictures from directories I want to select. It shows me engineering charts I want to back up to One Drive but don't want to see in the Photos directory.
so true - the Foto section works great - but it is utterly useless if your family holiday is disrupted by the pictures you used in your last slide, music art, random downloaded files and a bunch of game icons and images from your games folder which you also sync to documents.
a simple option to either define included or excluded folders would be enough to elevate this to a perfectly fine Foto viewer.
without this it is useless.
i have actually taken to encrypting my download and work folders not for security reasons - there is nothing in there that is security relevant - but just to get rid of this awful non-feature in the android app. of course that causes other issues but i prefer to be able to watch my personal Fotos without having to look for them in a mountain of cr*p