Only show photos from the pictures folder on photos tab on the OneDrive app
At the moment, I have my photos backed up into the pictures folder from my iPhone, and tonnes of textures and pngs since I do game development. Whenever I go to my photos tab in the app it just gets overwhelmed with all these ugly texture maps, instead of my photos. The feature to only show photos from the pictures folder is on the web version, why isn't it on the app??
David Lambert commented
Found the "Pictures folder" filter. Much better.
In Photos in Android, I now have a filter for "Only in Pictures folder". Not yet in iOS
Charles Oppermann commented
My Documents folders have many images in them, and My Music folders have a bunch of Album Art imagines. All of these show up in Photos and "On This Day" notifications.
Andrea Matesi commented
This is not fixed - I have an Oppo Android and the photos tab is still showing *all the OneDrive root folder images* (instead of only the Pictures folder content).
Please fix it now 🙏
Ronald Mitchell commented
I come from a different perspective but the same frustration. When I open the photos tab i get anything and everything that is a pic on OneDrive making it useless. I get music album covers, barcodes, duplicate, treplicate, etc. from from my miltiple photo files that I use for developing, processing and sharing photos.
Personally, I would like to select the folder or folders that show up when i tap the photos tab.
Adam Drew commented
Yes, please! Allow is to control what folders the photos tab shows. I have 10 years of digital photos under my pictures folder and One Drive on Android is where I'd like to go to see them. But the Photos tab is filled with album art, development images, wallpapers, screenshots, and everything else I store.
I support this 1000%. I have 1TB of OneDrive space, and I use it for backing up a lot of media. My Photos tab is absolutely cluttered with stuff that ARE NOT photos or videos I've taken. The Photos tab is completely useless if it can't be used to find your own photos!
For the Android OneDrive apps, please add feature to only show "Photos" or let the user choose what photos/folders to show. I don't need icons and screenshot from various apps and docs that I store in OneDrive showing up my photo feed. Thank you.
Gerard Naughton commented
Yesterday I installed some software on onedrive. So today I have thousands of technical and business images in the Android onedrive Photos screen.
It makes the Android onedrive app nearly unusable for viewing photos.
Over five years on and this basic functionality has still not been fixed. Google Photos is still the app to store your photos in. I've given up on OneDrive developers ever being able to deliver on this. How hard is it to add a setting that says these are the folders I want used for displaying photos. Even the web version of OneDrive allows for the Pictures folder to be selected rather than "All".
Marino Carlos commented
That was the third most requested feature, but it was closed as solved when clearly it isn't.
It's solved on web, but not on phone app. So, let's vote it again...
It's useless as it is right now.
David Lambert commented
So frustrating to have to scroll through thousands of images on my phone instead of just the contents of the 'Pictures' folder in OneDrive. Much easier to just open 'Pictures' folder and browse from there. You might as well remove the 'Photos' tab altogether from the Android app until it is possible to display "Pictures' folder content only or at least select the folder/folders that are displayed.
Cato Larsen commented
Or at least allow us which OneDrive folders should be shown in the Photos view. When using OneDrive to sync the computer as well, even more clutter will show up in the Photos view since it searches all of OneDrive for image files. Every screenshot, logo etc pop up into that feed
Tom Mulligan commented
I agree. I keep a lot of info on my phone and I should not have to see all of that other stuff.
Marek Hempel commented
I have a similar problem. I have thousands of images in my documents folder for work and see them in my photo stream.