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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Getting Pictures out of Go SMS Pro

I'm writing this in hopes that it will help someone else. I have an Android phone (HTC Evo 4G LTE) and I love using Go SMS Pro as my default SMS Text Messaging app.

My girlfriend's daughter recently had a beautiful baby girl and has been sending me lots of great photos via SMS that she takes on her iPhone.  

As they come in I faithfully save each one, but it saves the pictures to: /mnt/sdcard/GOSMS/Downloads

Unfortunately when I connect my phone to my PC and use Google's Picasa to transfer the pictures, it doesn't find them.

Tonight I discovered a very nice (and free) app called QuickPic.  It is far better than the stock Android Gallery app.   It scans your entire phone (and SD card if you have one) and displays all of the pictures on your phone.  I even found pictures I didn't know I had.

After a few minutes I quickly figured out how to use QuickPic to move all photos from the GoSMS Downloads folder to the folder where I have set the Android camera to store its photos (the camera roll if you will) /mnt/sdcard/ext_sd/DCIM/100MEDIA

You also can "copy" pictures from one folder to another, not just move them.  Another feature I really like about QuickPic is that for each picture you can choose details and quickly see where the picture is stored on your phone, the size, the resolution, and the date-time stamp.

I will be using QuickPic instead of the built-in Gallery app from here on.