July 29, 2014 at 8:01 pm #6031RogerGuest
I have a Samsung tabpro 12.2 and a Samsung Note 3. Both have 64G sd cards where I keep my photos. If I copy my photo file structure between these devices, can I also copy your database files from internal memory between the devices and have all of the tags, albums etc be cloned on the second device?
As part of this question I would also like to know exactly what is stored in the database files and where they are so that I can back them up. I am working with a few thousand photos and could end up putting a lot of work into tags, albums etc and it would be very frustrating to loose all this work.
I really like the program and it is nice to be able to so much organization on my tablet instead of sitting at a desktop.
July 29, 2014 at 10:42 pm #6033Jason SeelyeKeymaster
There isn’t a “supported” way of doing this (we do plan on adding a backup feature) but right now you can do the following (note that this could change in the future). This may or may not work between devices because of different folder structures (you should be ok since you said your folder structures were the same) but it should work on the same device.
1) *** Make sure to unprotect all protected files BEFORE you uninstall F-stop if you ever need to
2) On internal SD card go to “Android/data/” and copy the directory “com.fstop.photo” to another location like “Downloads” or copy to PC to transfer to new device.
3) Install F-Stop on your new/wiped device but do not open it
4) Copy the folder in #2 back to “Android/data/” of the new device
Everything should be transferred.
As for your concern about losing tags, you will not lose tags (or ratings) if you save the metadata to file or sidecar. However, albums, favorites, unsaved tags and unsaved ratings would be lost if you uninstalled F-Stop without backing up the “Android/data/com.fstop.photo” folder.
January 9, 2015 at 5:14 am #6176RosaParticipant
I also want to do this – I’ve got identical photo folder structure on my phone and tablet and I want to sync my f-stop data (mainly albums) between the two. The most useful thing would be to have the album/tag data (presumably this is what is currenly in Android > Data) stored in the cloud somewhere, or at least a location of choice. I can’t seem to copy the data folder as described above, possibly because the device is not rooted. So any advance on the backup situation?
P.S. Thrilled to find a gallery app which actually does (mostly!) what I want!
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