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Offline greybeard

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how do I load my camera photos onto my Nexus ?
« on: February 17, 2013, 07:42:50 PM »
I've loaded my pics from my camera into the Nexus Media Importer from my SD card.
They appear in the Importer, but not in my Picasa or Quickpic program.  How do I get them there so I can send them e-mail with my Nexus?  Maybe I'm going about it the wrong way.
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Re: how do I load my camera photos onto my Nexus ?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 08:40:08 PM »
You need to identify the location of your photos on your N7 using a file manager like ES File Explorer (use its search function).  Then you can email them.
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Re: how do I load my camera photos onto my Nexus ?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 10:13:23 PM »
Thanks for the fast response   Bird.   I loaded ES file explorer, see a lot of files, but what do I put in the "file name area" to find my files ?? ?..  There are many files listed, but not "Nexus Media Importer" where the photos currently seem to be ??
where the photos currently seem to be. ??

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Re: how do I load my camera photos onto my Nexus ?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 11:12:53 PM »
Make your search category "All Image Files," and search your entire sdcard. You are looking for specific photo file names, not your app's name.

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Re: how do I load my camera photos onto my Nexus ?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013, 05:25:54 PM »
Thanks' but It's not the catagory of "all image files" that I need, It's what do I put in the top line of
"file name" area to find my pic files that I'm trying to figure out.  ?  ?    (I'm old but I'm trying). Thanks again Bird for your help.





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Re: how do I load my camera photos onto my Nexus ?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2013, 09:42:53 PM »
You don't need to enter anything  in the file name area.  Do the search as directed for all image files.  When the results come back, they'll show the directory paths where the photos are filed.

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Re: how do I load my camera photos onto my Nexus ?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2013, 11:05:31 PM »
If you select the search function in Es File Explorer, leave the file name blank. Select the ellipsis (...) as your path and then press OK. The search will return many results. Scroll through until you find one of the images that you transfered. Long press until a menu pops up. Select "properties. This will display the path that you will need to follow to locate the rest of the images.

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Re: how do I load my camera photos onto my Nexus ?
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2013, 11:18:41 PM »
Just as a note, I believe the default import folder is sdcard/downloads


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Re: how do I load my camera photos onto my Nexus ?
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2013, 09:04:07 AM »
I've loaded my pics from my camera into the Nexus Media Importer from my SD card.
They appear in the Importer, but not in my Picasa or Quickpic program.  How do I get them there so I can send them e-mail with my Nexus?  Maybe I'm going about it the wrong way.
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Did you actually copy the files to your N7 using Nexus Media Importer or did you just see that they show up there?  Your email program won't be able to see the pictures on the SD card, only the Nexus Media Importer can see them.  You need to actually copy the pics from the SD card to  the N7's internal storage before the email program or ES File Explorer will be able to find them.  Ypu do this by selecting the pics you wish to copy to the N7 and clicking on the Save icon.
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Re: how do I load my camera photos onto my Nexus ?
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2013, 06:12:57 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions.  And Strolin, yes I did transfer the photos to the NMImporter.  I see them.
I'll try the suggestions and get back.   Thanks all
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Re: how do I load my camera photos onto my Nexus ?
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2013, 08:55:48 PM »
I still don't think you understood what I said, forgive me if I misunderstand you.  The fact that NMI lets you see the pictures on the SD card does NOT mean they are imported to the N7.  In order to get your pictures on to the N7 you must do an explicit save of the pictures to a folder on your N7.  Until you actually have the pictures on the N7, your email program will not be able to access them.

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Re: how do I load my camera photos onto my Nexus ?
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2013, 09:44:19 PM »
I thought Nexus media Importer is read only. Get a file manager like Es file explorer or Astro plug into the computer usb style and move them to your dcim folder. Play with them while disconnected with the file explorer or with your gallery.

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Re: how do I load my camera photos onto my Nexus ?
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2013, 10:57:55 PM »
NMI is read-only in that you can not use it to write to the external flash memory.  It works fine when you READ the file and WRITE the file to internal storage.

In addition, NMI does absolutely NOTHING that would allow other apps to independently 'see' the files on the external device, it merely provides access to whatever compatible files it "pipes" to the selected destination app.  Piping is when one program sends a file-data stream to be used by another program - and this is what NMI does.

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Re: how do I load my camera photos onto my Nexus ?
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2013, 11:28:20 PM »
. I thought the op was trying to change file names and such.. I still think a file explorer would make life a lot easier to run the ball.

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Re: how do I load my camera photos onto my Nexus ?
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2013, 12:15:52 PM »
. I thought the op was trying to change file names and such.. I still think a file explorer would make life a lot easier to run the ball.

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Yes, the OP will be able to do those things with a File Explorer but not until he gets the photos PHYSICALLY on the N7.  That's what Bigtroutz and I are trying to get across.