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Access Android Gallery Online

Posted on 2014-12-26
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I need to be able to access my Android Photo Gallery online, anytime, and without the need to share my photos with the world.  

I know services such as Google and Dropbox offer to back them up, but I have left Dropbox and I am a little nervous about whether Google will keep my images protected.  How easy would it be for me to slip up and miss something that made them public without my knowledge or time to undo it.

Assistance is greatly appreciated.
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Question by:frugalmule
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by:Michael-Best
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I suggest free MAGIX Online Album app
Download from magix-online.com
Link:
http://www.magix-online.com/us/online-album/iphone-android-app.3226.html
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by:KRUNAL TAILOR
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Hi frugalmule,

This is what you are looking.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alensw.PicFolder&hl=en

Thanks & Regards,
Krunal T. Tailor
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by:frugalmule
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Interesting.  I installed that but still can't understand where the pictures go locally, much less online.

It appears that I still have to manually tell it each time I want to save them to an online file storage location.  What I was hoping for is some way to make that automatic and private, so that only I could view those pictures, but so that they would always be available both online, and on my phone.  If I change one, delete one, or add one online, the change should be replicated, and vice versa.

Assistance is still greatly appreciated.
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by:lherrou
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frugalmule,

I think Google Drive will be what you need. You already have a Google account, it's a simple thing to add that in. As far as your concerns about public viewing are concerned... in general, Google Drive is private. You can share a file or folder, but as long as you don't share your main picture folder, you don't have to worry. It's not like Facebook or something (where they are always changing the possible settings, and defaulting to ones that share more rather than less). It's a matter of corporate intent. To be sure, ANY time your personal files are on the web, they become potentially accessible - that's the nature of the world we live in.

Cheers,
LHerrou
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by:frugalmule
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I have actually had google docs pictures show up in images.google.com.  I am just not very trusting of them.  I'm willing to try though.  How can I confirm that pictures I take with my phone camera, are "automatically" in drive.google.com?
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by:lherrou
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Open the Photos app .
Touch the menu button or icon  and select Settings.
Touch Auto Backup and switch the toggle On or Off.

(Your automatically backed up photos are private unless you choose to share them.)

from https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1647509?hl=en
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by:frugalmule
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Got it.  Still having trouble locating them in terms of folder location on the device, as well as the online location?
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by:lherrou
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On the device, look for a folder called DCIM.

On the web...
Go to Google+.
Near the top left corner, place your cursor over the main menu.
Click Photos .
At the top, click the drop-down icon :
Select Auto Backup.

https://support.google.com/plus/answer/4528877?hl=en
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Is there a file manager on the device?  Why doesn't the photo's app indicate this location?
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I don't know what device and service provider you have. Some times the service provider takes that out. My HTC One (M8) has a app named, conveniently enough, File Manager. There are others available through Google Play
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