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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.


  1. Thanks for solving this for me!

  2. This is my first time i visit here. I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here! keep up the good work.

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  4. I use go SMS pro. And I am not sure if I am the only one having problem receiving pictures sent to me by my friends. They send me picture and I don't receive them.

  5. Thanks!! Ur advice solved my issue

  6. I'm really disliking the default HTC One M8 gallery app, although the icon is identical to the app on the Galaxy S4/S5, and appears to be the default Android gallery app. However, when opened, it puts everything in groups, either by location, timeline or albums, which is the only grouping I can appreciate. I disable all location services purposely to prevent unwanted geo tagging, big brother spying and data capture that I don't care to share. The location grouping is dumb. The timeline grouping is ok, if you want to view a slideshow of photos in order taken by date.
    It definitely lacks the ability to organize the thumbnails, as could be done in the GS4/GS5, making thumbnails larger or smaller. I hate how this gallery app automatically begins a slideshow when you open any album. I will try out the QuickPic app, but want to mention two more things.
    1) I hate how Go SMS Pro (and I paid for it) will auto-download pictures sent to me, but not let me specify the download folder.
    2) I just want the old style, easy to use Android gallery back.

  7. Thank you! Made what was beginning to be a fruitless search ... not :)